Show #5623 - Wednesday, February 4, 2009


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Gail Flemmons, a history teacher from Clinton, Mississippi

Louis Irizarry, a sales rep from Palmetto Bay, Florida

Chris Norlin, a compliance coordinator originally from Escondido, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 25
Okay, we've been savin' / His poem, "The Raven" / But to go even deeper / Check out "The Sleeper"
    $200 8
"The Immaculate Collection"
    $200 15
In Esperanto "no man is an" insulo, this
    $200 6
For eligible vets, the VA offers guaranteed ones of these with competitive rates & little or no down payment
    $200 21
Joseph Hopkins Twichell, this man's "Tramp Abroad" traveling companion, conducted his funeral service
    $200 1
A great fuss about something trivial is "a tempest in" this, like chip's mother
    $400 27
Our New Year's are fine / 'Cause he wrote "Auld Lang Syne" / His pen was hot, man / He's the national poet of Scotland
    $400 11
"Forty Licks" (2002) & "Hot Rocks: 1964-1971"
    $400 16
It began in 1986 as a 20-person Summer Solstice Fest at S.F.'s Baker Beach; in 2008, 49,599 went, but to a different place
    $400 7
20,000 veterans of this war marched on Washington in 1932 demanding a war bonus that had been promised them
    $400 22
The Archbishop of Canterbury who presided over this royal's 2002 service was the ninth in her long life
    $400 2
If we could find him, a soldier who's gone AWOL could tell us that AWOL stands for this
    $600 28
Blind by 1652 / 22 years of life remained / Still much for him to do / Like pen "Paradise Regained"
    $600 12
"Greatest Hits: Straight Up!" (2007)
    $600 17
Don't take "four score & seven years" to tell us it equals this many total years
    $600 9
In 1988 this president created the cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs
    $600 23
In April 2005 Joseph Ratzinger officiated at this man's funeral
    $600 3
In a song he wrote during WWII Frank Loesser popularized the phrase, "Praise the lord and pass" this
    $800 29
Remember your classes / His "Bells and Pomegranates" collection / Includes "Pippa Passes"
    $800 13
"My Generation: The Very Best of..." (1996)
    $800 18
This composer's Nibelungs stopped working Feb. 13, 1883
    $800 10
The U.S. government expanded veterans' medical benefits following this conflict that ended in 1975
    $800 24
This Arizona senator's sendoff in 1998 was presided over by Rev. Carlozzi & Rabbi Plotkin
    DD: $1,000 4
From "Casey at the Bat", when there's a letdown or disappointment "There is no joy in" this place
    $1000 30
A 19th c. shut-in / We really don't mean to butt in / Her "A Route of Evanescence" / Would've thrilled Donald Pleasence
    $1000 14
"All the Hits: From Surf City to Drag City" (2004)
    $1000 19
"Dynam" is a combining form meaning this 5-letter word that can precede drill, broker or brake
    $1000 20
The G.I. Bill is officially the SRA, this group's "Readjustment Act"
    $1000 26
Ralph Abernathy conducted his friend Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral service at this church
    $1000 5
The future is inevitable, at least according to this phrase translated from the Latin "iacta alea est"

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

Chris Louis Gail
$1,200 $2,800 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Louis Gail
$400 $3,800 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 12
In the 1910s O'Neill lived in this region of lower Manhattan where many an artist has found his "voice"
    $400 11
He played a trucker whose sidekick was an orangutan named Clyde in "Every Which Way But Loose"
    $400 1
Set out like Hemingway on a fishing trip due south from Key West & you eventually reach this nation
    $400 6
O3, aka this, can be detected many miles downwind from urban centers & can harm forest vegetation
    $400 26
This mansion is the official residence of the mayor of New York City
    $400 21
Any edible, aromatic vegetable substance added to food for flavor
    $800 13
O'Neill was furious when this 18-year-old daughter of his married 54-year-old Charlie Chaplin
    $800 17
This cartoon ape lives at Mr. Peebles' pet store--he won't stay sold
    $800 2
Brush up on your kana & kanji if you head due west out of L.A. because you'll need them in this nation you reach
    $800 7
This term can refer to a decisive "event" or to an area that drains to a common waterway
    $800 27
Tired of camping in tents at his San Simeon ranch, he told architect Julia Morgan "to build a little something"
    $800 22
A move in baseball that results in an out for you, but advances any runner on base
    $1200 14
In 1929 O'Neill's play "Strange" this was banned in Boston, so it played in nearby Quincy instead
    $1200 18
Rod Serling co-wrote the screenplay for this 1968 classic--you damned dirty ape!
    DD: $1,800 3
Head due east from Washington, D.C. or New York City & you'll first hit this Southern European country
    $1200 8
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) During rainstorms, forest floors can hold as much as five times their weight in water; the trees' roots hold the saturated soil in place, controlling this
    $1200 28
An official residence of Queen Elizabeth, it's the largest occupied castle in the world
    $1200 23
From the Latin for "in my view", it's guidance offered to another
    $1600 15
As a young man O'Neill was fast friends with this reporter & Communist Labor Party co-founder
    $1600 19
Alisa Berk played Kala, the primate mother, in this 1984 film subtitled "The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"
    $1600 4
Attu island in the Aleutians is only 560 miles due east of this Russian peninsula
    $1600 9
In rain forests epiphytes, AKA air plants, grow both in the understory & in this top forest layer
    $1600 29
This chateau just outside of Paris was built in 1623 as a hunting lodge for Louis XIII
    $1600 24
To lure or lead on by exciting hope or desire
    DD: $1,400 16
This epic O'Neill work is based partly on the "Oresteia" of Aeschylus
    $2000 20
He's the wise shaman baboon in "The Lion King"
    $2000 5
The closest nation to the contiguous U.S. that it doesn't border is this archipelagic country
    $2000 10
Most endangered species become that way because of the loss of this, Latin for "it dwells"
    $2000 30
This 70-room palazzo in Newport, Rhode Island was the Vanderbilts' summer cottage
    $2000 25
Governor of a province who rules as the representative of his sovereign

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Louis Gail
$4,800 $13,000 $16,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

On Oct. 14, 1947 in the Mojave Desert the first of these sounds was made by man; it was the byproduct of another first

Final scores:

Chris Louis Gail
$2,799 $25,000 $26,001
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $26,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chris Louis Gail
$4,800 $13,000 $16,200
10 R,
3 W
16 R,
3 W
24 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2008-11-19
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