Show #5588 - Wednesday, December 17, 2008


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Nicole Welch, a tax lawyer from Washington, D.C.

Stevie Benson, a chocolatier from El Centro, California

George Yates, a simulator instructor from Simi Valley, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $31,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jon: The physical legacy of one of our country's greatest minds.)
    $200 1
In August this jumped to 4 cents, the first increase in 26 years
    $200 6
Speed racer Anthony Joseph
    $200 11
    $200 26
A single one of these is actually an unopened flower bud from a thistlelike plant; its leaves & "Heart" are edible
    $200 16
Chapter 33 of this book begins, "Dear Marmee and Beth: I'm going to write you a regular volume, for I've got lots to tell"
    $200 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Monticello in Virginia.) The name of Monticello refers to the home's geographical setting--it's Italian for "little" this
    $400 2
On March 24 this future inductee to the Rock Hall of Fame was inducted into the U.S. Army in Memphis
    $400 7
Boston Red Sox player Jonathan David
    $400 12
    $400 27
It's easy to see why the wood ear type of this is so named
    $400 17
We'll gamble you know that the federal government owns about 84% of this lower 48 state's land
    $400 22
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Monticello in Virginia.) Jefferson had the USA's largest private book collection, 6,000 of which were sold in 1815 to form the nucleus of this
    $600 3
After circling the earth some 1,400 times, this first Soviet satellite disintegrated as it made its return
    $600 8
Baseball pitcher--& quite a hitter--Carsten Charles
    $600 13
    $600 28
If these are too hot, drink milk: casein in milk wipes away capsaicin, the fiery compound that gives them heat
    $600 18
Its co-founder said this company began in "1974, when my friend...& I saw an article in 'Popular Electronics"'
    DD: $1,200 23
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from Monticello in Virginia.) In 1824, this French nobleman came to Monticello for a week-long visit; incidentally, after he left, the wine cellar had to be replenished
    $800 4
He began making a name for himself, becoming, at age 15, the youngest grandmaster in chess to that time
    $800 9
NFL Giant of yore Yelberton Abraham
    $800 14
    $800 29
These veggies, often garnet red, have the highest sugar content of any vegetable, but are very low in calories
    $800 19
See the latest in shank tech at an Ossining visitor's center plaque of confiscated shivs from this prison
    $800 24
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from Monticello in Virginia.) Monticello's famous dome, which we have the privilege of seeing from the inside, was inspired by the ancient Temple of Vesta in this city
    $1000 5
Imre Nagy, a former premier of this country, was executed for his role in a 1956 revolt against Soviet rule
    $1000 10
Giants 1B (& son of a Rams Pro Bowl receiver) Jack Thomas
    $1000 15
    $1000 30
These sprouts, a member of the cabbage family, are one of the few vegetables to have originated in northern Europe
    $1000 20
Old writings from Hamelin say that in 1284 this traveling magician led 130 kids out of town
    $1000 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Monticello in Virginia.) For convenience, Thomas Jefferson built into the sides of the fireplace these small elevators to bring wine up from the cellar--it's not as unintelligent as it sounds

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

George Stevie Nicole
$7,800 $1,200 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

George Stevie Nicole
$11,800 $3,800 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
The largest species of this fish is the bluefin, which may reach a length of 14 feet & weigh 1,600 pounds
    $400 16
He said, "Let's run and we'll have some fun now before I melt away"
    $400 21
The book that started it all, his "The Bourne Identity" was a bestseller in 1980
    $400 11
    $400 6
Australia's least populous state, it consists of the main island & many smaller ones, including King & Flinders
    $400 1
A large ruminant, or to talk idly
    $800 27
Rays & skates have skeletons made of this material, not bone
    $800 17
In the rarely sung intro to this Irving Berlin song, the narrator is in Beverly Hills dreaming "to be up north"
    $800 22
His "The Cardinal of the Kremlin" was the top-selling fiction book of 1988
    $800 12
    $800 7
Java belongs to Indonesia, but Ontong Java Atoll belongs to this island nation with the name of a wise king
    $800 2
A solemn promise, or to promise solemnly
    DD: $2,600 28
Although some species of this in the class Asteroidia have more than 20 arms, 5 is the usual number
    $1200 18
This song's Latin chorus, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo", means "Glory to God in the Highest"
    $1200 23
In 1982 & '83, he had back-to-back bestsellers with "Foundation's Edge" & "The Robots of Dawn"
    $1200 13
    $1200 8
This large island of the W. Pacific may have been named for its resemblance to the coast of a W. African nation
    $1200 3
If you're an atom & you lose or gain an electron, you're one of these
    $1600 29
Barnacles were once classified as mollusks but now are included in this class along with crayfish
    $1600 19
This Brenda Lee perennial failed to chart in 1958 & 1959, but its re-release in 1960 reached No. 14
    $1600 24
Sadly, she passed away in May 1989, shortly before the publication of her memoir "It's Always Something"
    $1600 14
    DD: $5,000 9
Noted for its sea turtles, this volcanic island "rises" northwest of St. Helena in the South Atlantic
    $1600 4
This term meaning "to mark or write quickly" comes from the Greek letter "iota"
    $2000 30
Named for a feline, it's the only seal that feeds extensively on warm-blooded prey such as penguins
    $2000 20
"I'll be home for Christmas, you can plan on me, please have snow and" this "and presents on the tree"
    $2000 25
A lawyer can't stop losing weight after he's cursed in this 1985 Stephen King/Richard Bachman bestseller
    $2000 15
    $2000 10
"Survivor" fans know 3 of this group's 6 inhabited islands contain the word hiva: Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, & Fatu Hiva
    $2000 5
From the German for "bog", it's a lowland covered wholly or partially with water

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

George Stevie Nicole
$25,200 $14,000 $2,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The house in Canada seen here inspired this beloved novel that's celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008

Final scores:

George Stevie Nicole
$22,200 $28,000 $2,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

George Stevie Nicole
$23,800 $18,400 $2,400
34 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
5 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $44,600

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Game tape date: 2008-10-20
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