Show #5678 - Wednesday, April 22, 2009


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Wright Polak, a tea salesman from Yonkers, New York

Melanie Baker-Streevy, a United Methodist pastor from Parma, Michigan

Stefanie Tomko, a software project manager from Bellevue, Washington (whose 2-day cash winnings total $41,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: American Heritage Dictionary...)
    $200 9
This religion was created by a man who wrote Westerns, horror & science fiction stories
    $200 1
    $200 6
How shocking! A unit of electrical current is named for this Andre
    $200 26
Try to remember a day in September of this year
    $200 21
Developed to treat sunburn, this cream got its name after a customer said it knocks eczema out
    $200 16
Before climactic
    $400 10
Druze, originally a sect of this branch of Islam, hide their beliefs by pretending to practice other religions
    $400 2
    $400 7
The scientific unit of sound intensity named for this man has one less "L" than his surname
    $400 27
It's the year of the futile effort headlined here
    $400 22
Style that got its name from 1925's Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs
    $400 17
Before sufferable
    $600 11
Lamaism is another name for this religion in which the ruler chief monk is the Dalai Lama
    $600 3
"Shakespeare in Love"
    $600 8
She may have said, "Why don't you come up and see my life jacket sometime?" when she wore the one named for her
    DD: $2,000 28
The high hopes of this year are indicated here
    $600 23
Philosopher Willard van Orman Quine said that this philosopher's "predicament is the human predicament"
    $600 18
Before louse
    $800 12
Organizations for this religion include the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel & the Covenant of the Goddess
    $800 4
"Dead Man Walking"
    $800 14
A shirtless male stripper in collar & cuffs would love these chairs named for an 18th C. cabinetmaker
    $800 24
This kind of material has superconductivity, which means it has no electrical resistance at very low temperatures
    $800 19
Before tonal
    $1000 13
This religion founded in 1863 in Iran teaches the worth of all religions & the equality of the sexes
    $1000 5
"Walk the Line"
    $1000 15
To prudishly edit vulgar bits out of a written work is called this, after a guy named Thomas who did it to Shakespeare
    $1000 25
This acronym refers to a family with a single income, 2 children & an oppressive mortgage
    $1000 20
Before ready (Ethelred knew this one)

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

Stefanie Melanie Wright
$1,800 $800 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Stefanie Melanie Wright
$1,600 $1,000 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Sarah: ...the life & lore of one of Belgium's most picturesque cities.)
    $400 6
The beloved "Pride and Prejudice"
    $400 1
Richie Aprile,
Big Pussy
    $400 26
He doubled his salary & received tenure after giving the Doge of Venice a telescope for naval operations
    $400 16
Cheerios &
Betty Crocker products
    $400 11
They're decorative objects from the past like furniture, glass & ceramics that people collect
    $400 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads from Bruges.) The sounds may give you a clue to this 1-word name of the central tower in Bruges' Market Square; it's 366 steps to the top, so I'll listen from down here
    $800 7
The thriller "Patriot Games"
    $800 2
Dr, Kerry Weaver,
Dr. Elizabeth Corday,
Dr. Abby Lockhart
    $800 27
William Herschel used a Newtonian telescope to discover this planet & its moons Oberon & Titania
    $800 17
    $800 12
It's a tightly wound bandage, used to stop severe bleeding
    $800 22
Tradition says as punishment for killing a noble, Bruges must forever keep these long-necked birds in its canals
    $1200 8
As well as "The Road to Oz", "Queen Zixi of Ix"
    $1200 3
Horatio Caine,
Alexx Woods,
Frank Tripp
    $1200 28
To minimize the effects of human light, Keck, the world's largest optical telescope, is located on this dormant volcano
    $1200 18
Scotch tape
    $1200 13
A special aura; Betty Friedan's was a "Feminine" one
    $1200 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads from Bruges, Belgium.) Come to Belgium for the work of the painters known as the Primitives of this culture & language; Van Eyck is among those represented in Bruges' museums
    $1600 9
The novel "The Prince of Tides" & the screenplay thereof
    $1600 4
Jack Donaghy,
Kenneth the Page,
Tracy Jordan
    $1600 29
This Corning glass used for cooking was cast to make the 200-inch telescope lens for Mount Palomar
    $1600 19
Dutch Boy paints
    $1600 14
We assume you know it's French for a nickname or assumed name
    $1600 24
Bruges is the starting point for one of Belgium's premier sporting events, a 164-mile race of these
    $2000 10
"Ottsy i Deti", aka "Fathers and Sons"
    $2000 5
Jonas Grumby,
Roy Hinkley,
Ginger Grant
    DD: $3,000 30
This type of telescope was developed when a Bell Labs engineer tried to find the source of short-wave interference
    $2000 20
Hi-C &
Minute Maid juices
    $2000 15
Maputo is the capital & largest city of this country
    DD: $5,000 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads from Bruges.) The heroes in this statue were a butcher & a weaver who led a struggle against the wealthy merchants who dominated these Medieval trade associations

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Stefanie Melanie Wright
$13,400 $18,000 $7,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Besides Carter, 1 of 2 20th century presidents to live at least 30 years past the day he entered office

Final scores:

Stefanie Melanie Wright
$17,600 $26,900 $4,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $26,900 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Stefanie Melanie Wright
$10,400 $19,000 $7,200
13 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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Game tape date: 2009-02-17
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