Show #5549 - Thursday, October 23, 2008


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Tom Stetina, a high school math teacher from Millsboro, Delaware

Kathy Lague, a telecommunications consultant from Sudbury, Massachusetts

Mike Maheu, a high school teacher from San Diego, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,242)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength", wrote this Brit in a 1949 novel
    $200 11
On August 16 this "Material Girl" became a real middle-aged girl, reaching the half-century mark
    $200 1
The Bombardier 415 is used in the initial attack on these alliterative menaces, dropping a mix of water & foam
    $200 4
Montague mayhem /
More than 2 Verona guys /
"Wherefore art thou" thee?
    $200 16
You're likely to hear "You are getting very sleepy" from someone practicing this
    $200 23
A way to cook eggs, or to take game or fish illegally
    $400 22
In Act 1 of "The Beggar's Opera" you'll hear, "If with me you'd fondly stray, over" these "and far away"
    $400 12
He celebrated his 30th In style with a birthday bash in NYC with wife Demi & a bunch of their friends
    $400 2
NYC bucket brigades were retired with the use of watertight hoses & of these; the 1st was in 1817 on Frankfort St.
    $400 7
Talk to
yourself much? /
I, Claudius,
killed your dad /
You're not mad,
are you?
    $400 17
Betty Friedan was frequently called "The Mother of" this 1960s & '70s movement
    $400 24
This percussion instrument is also a verb that means to teach by repetition
    $600 28
"There's only one rule... you've got to be kind" is from the works of this sometimes misanthropic author seen here
    $600 13
On January 24 this celebrated U.S. gymnast went from a perfect 10 to the big 4-0
    $600 3
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a firefighting map diagram on the monitor.) Firefighters make a perimeter around a wildfire--much of it by digging; when you hear a fire is 80% this, it doesn't mean it's 80% put out, but 80% of the perimeter is in place
    $600 8
Whisper in my ear /
Betrayed me with Cassio?! /
Oomf! Oomf! Oomf! Oomf! Dead
    $600 18
Anthropophagy, another term for this practice, can really leave your bad taste in my mouth
    $600 25
To sit on eggs, or to worry
    $800 29
In an 18th c. quip, "When a man... is to be hanged in a fortnight, it" does this to "his mind wonderfully"
    $800 14
This ballet star & Carrie's love interest on "Sex and the City" turned 60 in February
    $800 5
What's now just a truck, or ladder truck, was once called this, incorporating an old way to pull down buildings
    $800 9
Gloucester: Ow, my eyes! /
Love you more than she does, Dad! /
A high body count
    DD: $1,600 19
Sometime in the 6th century B.C., Lao Tzu found "the Way" & founded this religion
    $800 26
The last name of golfer Rocco, it means to help settle a dispute
    $1000 30
This teacher wrote that "the very dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth"
    $1000 15
We wonder if he sang "Through the Years" when he celebrated his 70th birthday in August
    $1000 6
Smashing windows is technically called "tactical" this, from the Latin for "wind"
    $1000 10
You control weather /
Are you some kind
of X-Man?! /
Read Miranda rights
    $1000 20
Donald Judd & Robert Morris were important figures of this "scaled-down" art movement that began in the '60s
    $1000 27
This verb means to use another's work without permission or to attack a ship at sea

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Mike Kathy Tom
$2,200 $1,800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Kathy Tom
$1,400 $5,400 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Take each clue in the category in its proper order. It'll help you.)
    $400 1
In September 1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa "discovered" this, though the locals had noticed it before
    $400 20
"Love means never having to say you're sorry"
    $400 7
Moral hazard is the idea that if you have this, whether the auto or health kind, you'll be less careful
    $400 15
11-year-old Frank Epperson first got the idea for this treat after leaving his fruit-flavored soda outside overnight
    $400 2
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
    $400 14
In vitamins, this "-1" is thiamine
    $800 12
In Coloma, California, the statue of James Marshall is pointing to the spot where he discovered this
    $800 23
"It was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost!"
    $800 8
Theodore Levitt coined this term for the integration of markets around the world
    DD: $2,500 16
Rumors that these snacks were named for a physicist are untrue; they're named for a town in Massachusetts
    $800 3
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
    $800 27
It precedes "Pioneers!" in a literary work & "Henry" in the name of a literary man
    $1200 13
In 1986 an ancient boat was found on the shore of this Israeli "sea"; it could be the type Jesus & his disciples took
    $1200 24
"Earth. It was fun while it lasted"
    $1200 9
The core rate of inflation excludes 2 volatile items that were extra volatile in 2008; energy is one, this is the other
    $1200 17
This cake with coconut in its frosting isn't named for a country, but rather a chocolatier
    $1200 4
President Hamid Karzai
    $1200 28
It's the first person nominative singular pronoun
    $1600 22
Tycho Brahe shook up Europe with his 1573 work "De Nova Stella", about finding a new one of these
    $1600 25
"His whole life was a million-to-one shot"
    $1600 10
For July 2008 this figure was 3.0 for South Dakota but 8.5 for Michigan
    $1600 18
This type of mozzarella is named for Asian animals brought to Europe by the Goths
    $1600 5
President Nicolas Sarkozy
    $1600 29
The 19th letter of the alphabet, or a double curve in a road
    $2000 21
On Feb. 28, 1953 this English scientist walked into Cambridge's Eagle Pub & said "We've found the secret of life"
    $2000 26
"Five criminals. One line up. No coincidence"
    $2000 11
Joseph Schumpeter said this system is maintained by the "creative destruction" of innovators & entrepreneurs
    $2000 19
Actually from the French, the name of this beef cut was noted by Samuel Johnson to have been "knighted"
    DD: $2,344 6
President Viktor Yushchenko
    $2000 30
It precedes "Bay" on the Internet & also name the state capital spelled out by all 5 responses

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Kathy Tom
$15,344 $18,300 $14,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This character, created in Europe in the 19th c., has a name that can be translated as "eye of pine"

Final scores:

Mike Kathy Tom
$59 $5,300 $29,353
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $29,353

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike Kathy Tom
$15,000 $16,600 $14,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $45,600

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Game tape date: 2008-08-27
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