Show #4209 - Thursday, December 12, 2002


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Heather Ross-Arters, a high school teacher from Ashton, Pennsylvania

Gadi Ben-Yehuda, a university professor from Washington, D.C.

Willie Holmes, a truck loader and bartender from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

'70s MUSIC
(Alex: Now this category came about because David Letterman did the "Top 10 Rejected Jeopardy! Categories" and MOIST THINGS came up No. 1, so just to prove David wrong, we have...)
    $200 6
She introduced Hercule Poirot in her first novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
    $200 1
This jazz-rock group gave us the songs "25 or 6 to 4" & "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
    $200 11
A 1932 federal kidnapping law bears the name of this man whose child was kidnapped in 1932
    $200 21
Also called an articulation, it's the place where 2 or more bones meet
    $200 16
The apathetic "DKDC" means "don't know, don't" this
    $200 13
This 9-letter word for a small piece of paper used for cleansing often follows "moist"
    $400 7
Ungrateful daughters are featured in an 1870 Turgenev story inspired by & named for this Shakespeare play
    $400 2
That's Mick Jagger singing backup on her hit "You're So Vain"
    $400 12
Last name of the Brit whose gift to the U.S. helped create the world's largest museum complex
    $400 22
Of its 22 bones, 8 form the cranium
    $400 17
"SITCOM" indicates "single income, two children, oppressive" one of these payments
    $400 14
In chapter I of Dickens' "Bleak House" this is "everywhere... up the river... down the river... in the eyes & throats..."
    $600 8
Try to un"earth" a copy of "Imperial Woman", this American woman's 1956 novel about the last empress of China
    $600 3
It's the potent potable in the title of the story song, heard here, that topped the charts in 1979
    $600 23
In 1853 this man founded a piano business in NYC with his "Sons" that stayed family owned until 1972
    $600 27
Of 13, 14 or 15, the total number of phalanges, or toe bones, in each human foot
    $600 18
This "Star Wars" catchphrase is signified by "MTFBWY"
    $600 15
This Iberian plant seen here hanging from a tree needs to be in a moist habitat
    $800 9
Tom Clancy continued the adventures of Jack Ryan in the 2000 thriller entitled "The Bear and" this
    $800 4
Eddie Money asked, "Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight" in this 1978 song
    $800 24
A DeLand, Florida college got this present name after a large donation from a famed hatmaker
    $800 26
A "blind spot" is created at the point where this nerve enters the eye
    $800 19
"OOTB" means you should think this way
    $800 29
This moist cake with cream cheese icing is probably the most popular cake named for a garden root veggie
    DD: $600 10
The heroine of her 1923 novel "A Lost Lady" is based on Mrs. Silas Garber, wife of a governor of Nebraska
    $1000 5
His No. 1 hit "I Wish" says, "Sneaking out the back door to hang out with those hoodlum friends of mine"
    $1000 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew writes the series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21.) The series I've begun writing is named for this Italian
    $1000 25
Each day the liver produces about 2 pints of bile, which is then stored here
    $1000 20
To indicate a joke, use "HHOK", "ha ha" this

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Willie Gadi Heather
$800 $0 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Willie Gadi Heather
$3,400 $2,800 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Hey... a theme a-building!)
    $400 1
Introduced in 1886, the diamond setting named for this New York City jewelry store has become a standard for solitaires
    $400 8
The U.S. has leased this important naval base on the island of Cuba since 1903
    $400 14
These floor coverings can be Berber or pile
    $400 3
Now living in the U.S., Reza Pahlavi II is the heir to this country's "Peacock Throne"
    $400 2
As a youngster, Britney Spears appeared on this Ed McMahon-hosted TV show
    $400 17
Since Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in 1941, only this Reds player has exceeded 40 straight games
    $800 24
This seaport & second-largest Belgian city is a world leader in diamond-cutting & industrial diamonds
    $800 9
During WWII the Declaration of Independence was moved to this Kentucky military base for safety
    $800 15
There are solid & cored varieties of these fired clay materials you'll need to wall in you backyard
    $800 13
King David II of this country, who spent decades in exile & in prison, was Robert the Bruce's eldest son
    $800 4
Last name of Bowie persona Ziggy
    DD: $1,800 18
Alphabetically, he's the first player listed in Baseball's Hall of Fame
    DD: $1,000 26
When it was stolen in 1792, the Hope Diamond was part of this country's crown jewels
    $1200 10
This island at the southern tip of South Carolina is a major Marine Corps training base
    $1200 16 says that for a 19th century look, you can add these decorative wood strips to the bottom of a wall
    $1200 25
He returned to the throne in Ethiopia in 1941 after 5 years in exile
    $1200 5
It begins many track & field events
    $1200 19
In 1982 he set a modern record by stealing 130 bases; Hugh Nicol has the all-time record with 138 set in 1887
    $1600 27
The 727-carat Presidente Vargas Diamond bears the name of the head of state of this nation where it was found
    $1600 11
If the space shuttle can't land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it can land at this Calif. air force base
    $1600 22
HQ'd in Scarborough, Ontario, this 'bare" furniture chain sells semifinished wood home furnishings
    $1600 6
Noisy European creature heard here
    $1600 20
This pitcher has won 6 Cy Young Awards: 1 with New York, 2 with Toronto & 3 with Boston
    $2000 12
In 1776 the Spanish founded this military base that overlooks the entrance to San Francisco Bay
    $2000 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew) These interlocking woodworking joints often used to make drawers are known by this "avian" name
    $2000 7
1960 Hugo Award winner for Robert Heinlein
    $2000 21
He said, "Nice guys finish last", & proved it; he took over the Cubs in 1966 & managed them to last place in the NL

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Willie Gadi Heather
$9,000 $6,400 $3,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He's the last person to win the Best Director Oscar for a film in which he also starred

Final scores:

Willie Gadi Heather
$17,000 $393 $3,600
2-day champion: $39,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Willie Gadi Heather
$11,800 $6,400 $4,000
24 R,
7 W
(including 2 DDs)
11 R,
4 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $22,200

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Game tape date: 2002-09-17
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