Show #4633 - Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Ken Jennings game 61.


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Merritt Hamilton Allen, a director of communications originally from Silver City, New Mexico

Adam Villani, an engineer from Long Beach, California

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 60-day cash winnings total $2,031,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Louisiana's lowest point is 8 feet below sea level in this city
    $200 11
He was asked, "Can you spare a dime?"
    $200 22
Red-tailed hawks are mentioned in the journals of these men on their overland transcontinental 19th c. journey
    $200 6
A button warned: this man "in 64 hot-water in 65"
    $200 21
This ex-NRA president:
"Get yer stinkin' paws of my gun, you dirty ape!"
    $200 16
In medieval times this country was known as Cipango
    $400 2
The Wrigley family owns much of this resort island 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles
    $400 12
They "Are Doin' It For Themselves"
    $400 27
It's the variety of red pepper most often used to stuff a green olive
    $400 7
Champions of this governor running for president in 1928 included the New York Yankees
    $400 23
A "V.I.P." celeb:
"Warning--I brake for rock stars, especially Tommy Lee, Kid Rock, Bret Michaels..."
    $400 17
Kick out these door supports & your transoms will fall down
    $600 3
This island, a NYC Borough, is separated from New Jersey by 2 narrow channels: the Kill Van Kull & the Arthur Kill
    $600 13
Unfortunately, she "Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
    $600 28
In May 1987 German pilot Mathias Rust landed his small private plane at this location
    $600 8
In 1921 Harding commuted the sentence of this candidate whose campaign used a bust of him in prison garb
    $600 24
The mom of this theoretical physicist, in 1966:
"My child is a Cambridge doctoral candidate"
    $600 18
(Hi, I'm Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the Press.) In 1985 I supervised a broadcast from Rome featuring a live interview with this man, a first for American television
    $800 4
The western part of this state's panhandle is the high plains, or llano estacado, "staked plains"
    $800 14
He "Was A Rollin' Stone"
    $800 29
The 1999 Smithsonian symposium "Red, White, & American" was on the U.S. history of this beverage
    $800 9
He was called the poor man's candidate in 1896; a campaign button quoted his "Cross of Gold" speech
    $800 25
For this North American member of the family iguanidae seen here:
"Honk if you're corneus"
    $800 19
On the eastern end of I-10 is this city, home to the Gator Bowl
    DD: $1,000 5
This river joins the Columbia near Pasco, Washington, a little more than 1,000 miles from its source in Wyoming
    $1000 15
The Judds asked him to "Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days"
    $1000 30
Record books list the largest of these red objects as the 6,465-carat Eminent Star
    $1000 10
State where the concession speech seen here was made in 2004
    $1000 26
This ex-AOL Time Warner vice chairman & sports team owner:
"I'd rather be sailing"
    $1000 20
This psychoanalyst once wrote, "The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense"

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

Ken Adam Merritt
$3,400 $2,800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Adam Merritt
$9,400 $4,600 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Ivan Kramskoi painted him in 1873 with the author at the height of his powers
    $400 9
    $400 6
Lewis Carroll created this heroine to amuse the daughter of his dean at Christ Church
    $400 16
Moet introduced this "Imperial" line of champagne in 1863 to honor this late emperor
    $400 30
The "gargoyles" on this NYC skyscraper were designed to look like auto radiator caps
    $400 21
If preparations are going poorly, just remember, "bad" this, "good show"
    $800 2
Cirque du Soleil's aerial cube was originated in Russia by members of this famed circus
    $800 12
"Immortal Beloved"
    $800 7
This "parish boy" hero is born in a workhouse & becomes one of Fagin's thieves
    $800 17
The widget in this beer won a Queen's Award for technological advancement in 1991; stout work!
    $800 29
Philo T. Farnsworth was 15 when he designed his first system for this medium
    $800 22
(Sofia of the Clue Crew fires a shotgun out in the hills.) Newton's third law of motion explains why this 6-letter reaction happens after I discharge the gun
    $1200 3
The painting seen here depicts these workers, also the subject of a Russian folk song
    $1200 13
"Born on the Fourth of July"
    $1200 8
He wrote about fictional children Willie Mufferson, Joe Harper, & Sid Sawyer
    $1200 18
This Dutch-born English king introduced gin to England as the "pouring spirit" in the palace at Hampton Court
    DD: $5,000 26
At age 15, after seeing a demo by Santos-Dumont, Raymond Loewy made a toy one of these powered by a rubber band
    $1200 25
Split-face concrete blocks & geo-grid reinforcement are used to build this wall at the edge of a terrace
    $1600 4
In Russian, these nesting dolls are called matryoshka, from a word meaning this person
    $1600 14
"Thirty Seconds over Tokyo"
    $1600 10
This author wrote for The New Yorker while penning books about Fern Arable & Stuart Little
    $1600 19
Cheers to this Babylonian king who codified the use of beer for his people
    $1600 28
Introduced in 1941, Kenneth Parker's Parker 51, one of these, became a status symbol
    $1600 23
A quick verbal reply, or a closed laboratory vessel
    $2000 5
Sergei Prokofiev scored this Eisenstein film about a historic hero on the Neva river
    $2000 15
"A Beautiful Mind"
    DD: $5,000 11
"What is essential is invisible to the eye" is the secret the fox shares with this title character
    $2000 20
Prince Henry the Navigator planted vineyards for this drink named for an archipelago southwest of Portugal
    $2000 27
A painter & two architects designed the 1935 studio 42 model of one of these for Olivetti
    $2000 24
T.S. Eliot wrote, "In a minute there is time for decisions and" these "which a minute will reverse"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Adam Merritt
$25,200 $17,000 $12,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

With only about 425,000 people, it's South America's least populous independent mainland country

Final scores:

Ken Adam Merritt
$34,001 $24,401 $0
61-day champion: $2,065,301 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Adam Merritt
$22,200 $17,000 $8,400
32 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $47,600

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Game tape date: 2004-08-17
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