Show #5680 - Friday, April 24, 2009

Liz Murphy game 2.


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Peter Latouf, a state fair coordinator from Utica, Michigan

Evelyn Chester, a park ranger from Washington, D.C.

Liz Murphy, a foreign service officer originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
In a departure from legal thrillers, he tackled football in "Playing for Pizza"
    $200 10
Double talk railroad term in the title of a 1941 hit song with Tex Beneke on vocals
    $200 12
Sworn in on Air Force One
    $200 19
On "ER" it's not uncommon to hear this 5-letter word just before defibrillator paddles are discharged
    $200 17
At about 17,000 mph, the world's fastest winged vehicle is this one when in orbit
    $200 6
The classic bluegrass song "Dueling Banjos" is featured in this disturbing 1972 film
    $400 2
A newspaper article, "Pastor Tells Eerie Tale of 'Haunted' Boy", partly inspired this 1971 bestseller
    $400 23
This yellow Pokemon character evolves into Raichu
    $400 13
Shot outside the Washington Hilton
    $400 20
Duke Kahanamoku was among those who pioneered the paddle type of this sport
    $400 18
Driving the Thrust SSC, Andy Green broke the land-speed record going 763 mph at Black Rock Desert in this state
    $400 7
In 2009 this comic actor released a banjo album--"Ramblin' Guy" isn't one of the tracks
    DD: $1,000 3
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala subtitled her "East into Upper East" "Plain Tales from New York and" this world capital
    $600 24
Barack Obama picked this Nobel Prize winner as his Energy Secretary
    $600 14
Meets with Yitzhak Rabin & wife; meets with Anwar Sadat & wife
    $600 21
In the 1800s Robert Fulton developed the first steamboat, propelled by one of these
    $600 28
Clocked at 36 mph, one of the world's fastest insects is the Australian this seen here
    $600 8
He penned the lyrics "I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee"
    $800 4
Evan Hunter wrote the popular 87th precinct novels under this pen name
    $800 25
These people who established a dynastic reign over China in the 1600s were descended from the Tungu
    $800 15
Signs the Tennessee Valley Authority act into law
    $800 22
2 main grips for the paddles in this sport are the pen hold & shake hands grips
    $800 29
Olympian John Howard set a 152.2 mph speed record on one of these in 1985--he started by being towed behind a car
    $800 9
This banjo-heavy minstrel show favorite became the South's unofficial anthem during the Civil War
    $1000 5
"Brain", "Coma", and "Contagion" are among his medical thrillers
    $1000 26
To avoid or shun; a bumper sticker says to do it to "obfuscation"
    $1000 16
Signs the U.N. charter in San Francisco
    $1000 27
Go to the Met in NYC & you can see a ceremonial dance paddle called a "rapa" from Rapa Nui, aka this island
    $1000 30
Flying a Westland Lynx turboshaft in 1986, Trevor Egginton set the record for one of these at 249 mph
    $1000 11
Skilled banjo player Uncle Dave Macon was an early star on this popular radio show aka "The WSM Barn Dance"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Liz Evelyn Peter
$5,600 $800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Evelyn Peter
$7,400 $2,800 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the dad.)
(Alex: And the baby mammoth's name is Lyuba, and a National Geographic special will be all about the baby mammoth this Sunday.)
    $400 2
The St. Bernard tunnel connects Switzerland southward down under the Alps to this country
    $400 7
No. 42:
    $400 21
47 B.C.:
(think again)
    $400 16
In superstition, the unfortunate result of breaking a mirror
    $400 1
The name of this arboreal rodent can also mean to hide something away, like money
    $400 22
(Paleontologist Dan Fisher delivers the clue)
Baby mammoth did not eat much solid food until roughly a year old. Lyuba's last meal was probably this, residue of which might actually be found in her intestines
    $800 3
The third-highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga, is shared by Nepal & this nation to its south
    $800 8
No. 94:
"I feel the need--the need for speed!"
    $800 23
40 B.C.:
(don't think again)
    $800 17
The scene where the subway blows Marilyn's skirt up is in this 1955 film
    $800 12
Relating to ships, as in a type of mile
    $800 27
(Paleontologist Dan Fisher delivers the clue)
Mammoths often had a hump on their shoulders, which consisted of this type of tissue, and served as a calorie reserve during harsh winters
    $1200 4
Head south on the causeway linking Malaysia to this island nation that was once a part of it
    $1200 9
No. 51:
"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?'
Well, do ya, punk?"
    $1200 24
Alexandra Feodorovna, a royal
    $1200 18
7 is the international dialing code for Kazakhstan & this big neighbor
    $1200 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the USS John C. Stennis)
Carrier pilots like to have this to get airborne, by increasing lift if it's 10% of takeoff air speed, it reduces takeoff distance by about 20%
    $1200 28
(Paleontologist Dan Fisher delivers the clue)
It's fortunate that Lyuba's body retained at least some of her hair; recent research shows that woolly mammoth's wool can be a better source than bones for sequencing this
    $1600 5
Botswana shares the Kalahari desert with this country directly to its south
    $1600 10
No. 39:
"If you build it, he will come"
    $1600 25
The former Elizabeth Barrett
    $1600 19
Stephen Covey's "The Seven Habits of" these "People" has sold more than 15 million copies since 1989
    DD: $2,000 14
A French term for the skipping of a stone on water gave us this word meaning "Rebound", often used of bullets
    $1600 29
(Paleontologist Dan Fisher delivers the clue)
Lyuba's well preserved body was revealed when this permanently frozen subsoll melted, exposing her small form near the Yuribey River
    DD: $3,000 6
Mexico's southern border is with these two nations
    $2000 11
No. 98:
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner"
    $2000 26
(& don't say John Smith, you'll be sad if you do)
    $2000 20
The 7 lucky gods of this country's folklore include Ebisu, god of fisherman, & Hotei, god of happiness
    $2000 15
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue.) Mica minerals are known for their excellence in this property; see how this one breaks cleanly along planes
    $2000 30
(Paleontologist Dan Fisher delivers the clue)
When Lyuba was transported for testing, researchers were required to wear haz-mat suits as protection from viruses or pathogens from this geologic epoch, marked by a succession of ice ages

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Evelyn Peter
$17,000 $6,200 $10,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Though he reigned for only 2 years, this king has the second-longest role in a single Shakespeare play, speaking 1,164 lines

Final scores:

Liz Evelyn Peter
$20,801 $12,400 $13,200
2-day champion: $45,202 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Liz Evelyn Peter
$16,600 $9,200 $10,000
22 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,800

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Game tape date: 2009-02-17
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