Show #5560 - Friday, November 7, 2008


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Martin Garnar, a librarian from Denver, Colorado

Lanny Springs, a retiree and high school coach from Ruxton, Maryland

Brian Muth, a headmaster from Napa, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And that's what you have to do.)
    $200 5
"'He is a strange, half-savage creature of the jungle, Miss Porter'"
    $200 19
"H" is for this 1956 song for which Elvis found "a new place to dwell"--at the top of the charts
    $200 1
On Oct. 8, 1871 I didn't see her cow start the fire at her Chicago barn, but I should have put it out early
    $200 22
This hemorrhage of a blood vessel leading to the brain is also known as an apoplexy
    $200 13
In 1875 the first swim across this waterway took about 22 hours; in 1994 it was accomplished in about 7
    $200 3
The chief attendant of the bridegroom
    $400 6
"They reached the carriage-drive at Toad Hall to find, as the badger had anticipated, a shiny new motor-car"
    $400 26
"A" is for this Las Vegas hotel where Elvis & Priscilla were married on May 1, 1967, not by a genie but by a judge
    $400 2
I didn't "aid" the thief by giving him directions to the bank, nor did I do this companion act; I didn't incite him to rob it
    DD: $1,500 23
Also known as dens sapientiae, these can be a pain if they have to come out
    $400 14
This San Antonio Spurs star originally trained to be an Olympic swimmer, but Hurricane Hugo wrecked the pool
    $400 4
Proverbial 3-word term for a dog in relation to our species
    $600 7
"'Thanks, Ollie.' Those were her last words"
    $600 27
"V" is for this 1964 film that used the tagline "Elvis is at the wheel but Ann-Margret drives him wild!"
    $600 16
I was a lookout--I didn't bust open the lock for the "breaking" part or do this crime that goes with it
    $600 24
The NFL recently set a policy for these injuries, from the Latin for "shaking"
    $600 15
The wife of this "Give me liberty or give me death" speechmaker was confined at home due to mental illness
    $600 10
Day-of-the-week term for clothing worn on special occasions
    $800 8
"Adam Trask was born on a farm on the outskirts of a little town which was not far from a big town in Connecticut"
    $800 28
"T" is for this Mississippi town of Elvis' birth which was once called Gum Pond but later renamed for a tree
    $800 17
I did give the guy a crowbar, but I never dreamed he would steal a car & commit this 3-word crime, also a video game
    $800 25
Vegetable term for an ear that's misshapen from repeated blows
    $800 20
Horace Gray was the first Supreme Court Justice to hire 1 of these; he spent more time as Gray's barber than researching
    $800 11
Uno, a 15-inch beagle, took this Westminster Kennel Club top prize in 2008
    $1000 9
"Habit, n. A shackle for the free" & "Prejudice, n. A vagrant opinion without visible means of support"
    $1000 29
"P" is for this manager who sold Elvis' entire music catalog to RCA in 1973 for about $5 million, far below its market value
    $1000 18
I only introduced this British war secretary to Christine Keeler; I had no idea a scandal would ensue & he'd quit
    $1000 30
Antonio Egas Moniz won a 1949 Nobel Prize for introducing this procedure that affects the prefrontal lobes
    $1000 21
Christianity Today said this animated TV dad is more associated with Christianity than the Pope or Mother Teresa
    $1000 12
Brian Epstein was assigned to boot this drummer from the Beatles in 1962

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

Brian Lanny Martin
$1,200 $3,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Lanny Martin
$3,600 $8,600 $4,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
In 1821 Panama broke away from Spain & became a province of this country
    $400 16
    $400 11
Residents of Greensburg, Kansas had about 20 minutes warning before one of these destroyed their town in 2007
    $400 6
When it's just you & this person, be prepared to show a letter of consent or order of custody
    $400 21
This Scottish poet rhymed "purple" with "curple" (meaning "the rump")
    $400 26
Put a letter on your mitten & you become this, love-struck
    $800 2
In October 1520 this Portuguese explorer became the first European to reach Chile & Tierra del Fuego
    $800 17
"Capital of Bavaria"
    $800 12
NOAA forecasts include wind speeds like 25-30 mph "with" these sudden bursts of wind "up to 50"
    $800 7
Though not big enough to get a star on our flag, they're the cabins aboard cruise ships
    $800 22
His "Wealth of Nations" is widely considered the first great work in political economy
    $800 27
After you take a beating, add a letter to it & I'll give you one of these tongue-lashings
    DD: $3,000 3
Shipwrecked English sailors founded a settlement in 1638 in what is now this Central American nation
    $1200 18
    $1200 13
It blew into southern Louisiana Sept. 1, 2008 but fortunately didn't turn out to be Katrina II
    $1200 8
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Machu Picchu in Peru.) Nationals of the European Union, Australia, Canada & the U.S. who visit Peru for less than 90 days aren't required to carry one of these documents unless they're here for business
    $1200 23
In the 1760s he improved upon the Newcomen steam engine by making a separate condenser, his first invention
    $1200 28
Adding a letter to scone turns a baked good into this bracket for candles
    $1600 4
This Indian civilization, probably the first in the Americas, lived in eastern Mexico from about 1200 to 400 B.C.
    $1600 19
"Achieve My Apprehension Where Possible"
    $1600 14
The hot "khamsin" blows about 50 days a year & gets its name from the word for 50 in this language
    $1600 9
City on the south side of the most congested U.S.-Mexico crossing; half the northbound cars wait 90 minutes
    $1600 24
This Scottish reformation leader published his "Faithful Admonition" to Protestants in England in 1554
    $1600 29
Add a letter to ignite & it becomes this brown coal
    $2000 5
In 1990 she defeated Daniel Ortega to become president of Nicaragua
    $2000 20
"Helios' Kingdom"
    DD: $3,000 15
These winds are no longer needed for commerce, but they do make for great windsurfing in Barbados
    $2000 10
A U.S. embassy may provide services through this "section" whose name recalls an ancient Roman office
    $2000 25
After recovering from a nervous breakdown, this Scottish philosopher wrote "A Treatise of Human Nature"
    $2000 30
Haddock is a fish; add a letter & it becomes this large citrus fruit

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Lanny Martin
$12,400 $6,800 $10,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One of the 2 presidents to win the national popular vote 3 times but only be elected president twice

Final scores:

Brian Lanny Martin
$20,700 $5,800 $15,901
2-day champion: $43,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brian Lanny Martin
$12,400 $9,800 $8,200
15 R,
0 W
18 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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Game tape date: 2008-09-24
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