Show #4388 - Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Sean Ryan game 1.

(Sarah: The weatherman says there's snow on the way: about 5 clues worth; stay tuned for clues from Squaw Valley on Jeopardy!)


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Sean Ryan, a taxi driver, bartender, and student from State College, Pennsylvania

Cathy Strybel, a physical therapist from Orland Park, Illinois

Jeremy Harmon, a travel accountant originally from Muncie, Indiana (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Former President Nixon, of course.)
(Alex: Each correct response will have 2 "I"s in a row.)
    $200 6
"People have got to know whether or not their president is" one of these; "well I'm not" one of these
    $200 1
"The Pianist"
    $200 12
Its national anthem is called "Deutschlandlied" & is based on a melody by Joseph Haydn
    $200 17
Clusius, a botanist, is credited with growing the first tulips in this country back in the 16th century
    $200 11
One knows Easter falls on this date in 2018, so you might have to watch out for rotten eggs left as a joke
    $200 26
Sport of "Downhill Racer"
    $400 7
This Asian nation is "A great & vital people who should not remain isolated..."
    $400 2
    $400 13
Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed it in one night during the French Revolution
    $400 18
Normally, you should buy & plant your tulip bulbs in this season
    $400 21
One knows Percival liked quests, like this Everest climber whose middle name is Percival
    $400 27
In a circle, 2 of these make up a diameter
    $600 8
"When the president does it, that means that it is not" this
    $600 3
"Blade Runner"
    $600 14
Greenland has the same national anthem ("Der er et Yndigt Land") as this country
    $600 19
This tune featured in the 1929 film "Gold Diggers of Broadway" was famously revived in 1968
    $600 22
One knows in January 2000 1 of the 3 Wilson volleyballs used in this film sold at auction for $18,400
    $600 28
In 79 A.D. it was 1 of the 3 cities burned by Vesuvius
    $800 9
"It's time for the great" this "of Americans to stand up and be counted"
    $800 4
"The Graduate"
    $800 15
This country probably isn't neutral about "Schweizer Psalm", its national anthem
    $800 20
His first volume of poetry was "Tulips and Chimneys"; so in 1923 he was still using some upper case letters
    $800 23
One knows sitars are stringed instruments & these are Greek deities that have the legs of a goat
    $800 29
Dark & meaty, it's used in Oriental dishes
    DD: $600 10
"You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last" of these
    $1000 5
    $1000 16
"La Brabanconne" is the national anthem of this Low Country
    $1000 25
Characterized by "broken" colors, this late-flowering tulip group has the name of a noted artist
    $1000 24
One knows ABC is owned by Disney, CBS by Viacom & NBC by this company
    $1000 30
A nene is this type of goose that leis eggs

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

Jeremy Cathy Sean
$2,600 $1,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeremy Cathy Sean
$3,800 $3,000 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll take you somewhere on...)
(Alex: And finally, an easy-sounding category...)
    $400 1
Kurt Vonnegut called it "Skyscraper National Park"
    $400 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew at a ski resort in Squaw Valley, California) In the international trail marking system, green circle means easy; blue square, tougher & black these, hardest
    $400 11
Maybe you can help those Scotland Yard bozos catch him in 1888; here's a sketch to work with
    $400 22
Office fixture that lent its name to what early Internet users posted their messages on
    $400 2
"Shadow Warriors" from this novelist is a look at our military's special forces
    $400 19
In crosswords a swamp may be a fen or this
    $800 7
Its nicknames include "Home to Walt Disney World" & "Heart of the Sunshine State"
    $800 15
In this sport the short track is an oval, 364 feet in circumference
    $800 12
For your trip to the 1980s, I got you this exclusive-sounding brand of jacket from Aris Industries
    $800 23
Listen up: one of the first commercial items to use transistors was one of these listening devices
    $800 3
This Washington Post veteran attempts to give the inside story on "Bush at War"
    $800 27
It's a crowlike bird, often blue
    DD: $1,800 8
The completion of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in this city in 1932 largely ended the threat of floods from the Mississippi
    $1200 16
(Sarah) Phrase for what snowboarders are now known for well as hoboes
    $1200 13
You're going to the battlefields of World War I -- find a safe one of these but avoid the foot problems named for it
    $1200 24
In 2003 a closed caption said Alan Greenspan was treated "for an enlarged prostitute" instead of this
    $1200 4
The title of Lisa Beamer's memoir, it's her husband Todd's famous phrase aboard Flight 93 on 9/11/01
    $1200 28
It's a section of pineapple skin, an apple seed, a spot on a die or a Dickens character
    $1600 9
New Hampshire's largest city, it was first named Harrytown, then Derryfield; it got its present name in 1810
    DD: $1,000 17
Job of Wayne Maki, Dave Forbes & Tiger Williams, who each made news when charged with criminal assault
    $1600 20
It's set to 383 years ago & you'll swim aboard this; I'm afraid your bunkmate Edward Tilly snores
    $1600 25
A strike was organized in 1870 by these "Knights of the Key"
    $1600 5
Including Lee's surrender, in a current title it was "The Month That Saved America"
    $1600 29
A sailor may be a tar or this, also a mass or a lump
    $2000 10
Connecticut's largest city, its Mountain Grove Cemetery has a life-size statue of Tom Thumb
    $2000 18
(Sarah) This type of turn is named for a mountainous region of Norway
    $2000 21
Let's crank it back 150 million years -- don't get trampled by this long-necked 88' dinosaur, thought the longest ever
    $2000 26
Mark Twain said this slug-making machine could work like 6 men & do everything but drink, swear & go out on strike
    $2000 6
This author of "High Fidelity" has a songbook out in which he discusses his favorite tunes
    $2000 30
No mistake, according to Confucius, "The cautious seldom" do this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeremy Cathy Sean
$7,600 -$200 $13,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Hey, that's another show!)
In 1981 this man's company issued its first syndicated CSI, Customer Satisfaction Index

Final scores:

Jeremy Cathy Sean
$1,799 -$200 $11,599
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $11,599

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jeremy Cathy Sean
$8,800 -$200 $12,800
18 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
5 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $21,400

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Game tape date: 2003-07-30
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