Show #5663 - Wednesday, April 1, 2009


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Judy Shulman, a school social worker from Goldens Bridge, New York

Daniel Stauss, a federal claims examiner from Seattle, Washington

Heather Menzel, a high school history teacher from South Fork, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And I want you to give me the name of each SUV, or the make.)
(Will Shortz: Clues from "G" through "X"-rated edition with me, puzzle master Will Shortz.)
    $200 6
Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers commemorates the Nile, the Danube, the Plata & this river of India
    $200 16
Him in 2006, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & stopping terrorists in one day of work
    $200 11
In 1973 he said of being Governor of California, "I not only get to read the script, I help write it"
    $200 21
    $200 26
Like young Danny, the hotel chef is sensitive to supernatural forces in this 1977 novel
    $200 1
Let's start off with 30 across... "French auto race"
    $400 7
You can see the rebuilt Ara Pacis, or Altar of this; ironically, it was built in the field of Mars
    $400 17
Her in 2008, for going all historical on us as Abigail Adams in a miniseries
    $400 12
Asked about being a VP, he said he was in a N. Vietnam prison in the dark & fed scraps & he wouldn't want to do that again
    $400 22
Grand Cherokee
    $400 27
Cold Mountain Penitentiary's "colorful" name of the corridor from the cells to the execution room
    $400 2
We'll make 11 down... "Levy at an Exxon or BP station"
    $600 8
This Roman arena was begun by Vespasian around 75 A.D. & dedicated by his son Titus in 80 A.D.
    $600 18
Her in 2007 & 2008, for her reality show "My Life on the D-List"
    $600 13
Regarding this VP, LBJ said all he needed was a gal to answer the phone & a pencil with an eraser
    $600 23
    $600 28
Arnie's 1958 Plymouth Fury goes by this feminine name
    $600 3
61 across is a bit tricky... "Vaudeville brother born Milton"
    $800 9
The Santa Susanna Church in Rome is considered the national church there for this country's Catholics
    $800 19
Her in 2002, for her sitcom role of Rachel Green
    $800 14
After a tour of Latin Amer., this VP regretted not studying Latin enough so he "could converse with those people"
    $800 24
    $800 29
Unlike the film, King's novella was titled this actress "and Shawshank Redemption"; I can see her poster now...
    $800 4
For 39 across, let's see if they get... "Trademarked brand or waterproof fabric"
    DD: $1,000 10
There are 138 of these "National" steps that lead up to the Trinita Dei Monti Church
    $1000 20
Her in 2005, for playing Ray's mom Marie Barone
    $1000 15
After a gathering of Ford, Carter & this president, Bob Dole said, "There they were. See no evil, hear no evil & evil"
    $1000 25
    $1000 30
You'd be plenty wise not to mess with Pennywise the Clown in "Stephen King's" this
    $1000 5
For 47 across, I'll hit them with... "Palate-raising response"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Heather Daniel Judy
$400 $200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Heather Daniel Judy
$1,000 $4,000 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
(Jon of the Clue Crew stands in front of a painting.) Van Eyck filled his Arnolfini portrait with symbolism; both the color green & the woman's pose to exaggerate her stomach are meant to indicate this, though, sadly, she never had any children
    $400 21
"Men In Black"
    $400 26
In the 19th c. king Cetshwayo valiantly fought this European power that ultimately captured him
    $400 16
Beginning reporter
    $400 6
Lombard is a romance language spoken primarily in southern Switzerland & the northern part of this country
    $400 11
In the Pirarucu of the Amazon, only the young have working gills; adults breathe this
    $800 2
In a large painting called "Models", this pointillist included a glimpse of his masterpiece "La Grande Jatte"
    $800 22
"I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"
    $800 27
Zulu warriors carried the isihlangu shield, often white with black or brown marks, made of this animal's hide
    $800 17
1- or 2-word label
for a news story
or this lovely guy
    $800 7
Oromo is a major Cushitic language spoken in the northern parts of Kenya & this nation east of Sudan
    $800 12
The tripod fish uses elongated these to support itself, appearing to stand on the ocean floor
    DD: $2,000 3
This artist put himself in "Las Meninas", painting a large canvas.
He's behind the infante.
    $1200 23
"This Used To Be My Playground"
    $1200 28
In Zulu belief, people's spirits revisit the world as these; a chief's spirit comes back as a mamba
    $1200 18
Short line of copy
above the headline,
or the person seen here
    $1200 8
Spoken by this Indian culture for 13 centuries, Quiche is Guatemala's 2nd-most widely spoken tongue
    DD: $3,000 13
Thao, help me land this one! A 10-foot, 660-pound catfish unique to this longest river of southeast Asia
    $1600 4
Born in 1898, this Belgian painter was influenced by De Chirico & the surrealists
    $1600 24
"(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"--he's a nice Canadian fella, don'tcha know
    $1600 29
Jacob Zuma, head of this South African party, is Zulu, & his supporters wear "100% Zulu boy" t-shirts
    $1600 19
Attention-grabbing item at the end of a news story or the game being played here
    $1600 9
Also called Cape Dutch, it has constitutional recognition as a national language in Namibia
    $1600 14
Halibut & turbot are among the 600 species of these, which have both eyes on one side
    $2000 5
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a painting on the monitor.) In Vermeer's "Artist's Studio", the model has a trumpet, a laurel wreath & a book to record heroic deeds, symbolizing the attributes of this muse of history
    $2000 25
"Stay (I Missed You)"--remember, the woman with the glasses?
    $2000 20
Complete all editorial work on the newspaper & send it to printer, or what Mom is doing here
    $2000 10
The word "llama" is derived from this mother tongue of the Inca
    $2000 15
Ewes guys should know that a Brooklyn bay is named for this fish

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Heather Daniel Judy
$4,200 $12,800 $18,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This word is from the custom of hiding bets in a hat before odds were announced

Final scores:

Heather Daniel Judy
$1,200 $25,500 $11,599
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $25,500 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Heather Daniel Judy
$4,200 $13,800 $16,000
13 R,
5 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2009-01-28
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