Show #4887 - Tuesday, December 6, 2005


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Marianna Johnson, a trademark consultant originally from Marietta, Oklahoma

Charles Bagot, a poker player and dog walker from Chicago, Illinois

Vicky Stanton, a school psychologist from Sherman Oaks, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
In the 1830s this group began its "Great Trek" north from Cape Colony to gain freedom from British rule
    $200 7
Aside from this school's main campus, it has branches in Southhaven & Tupelo
    $200 26
Aztek & Grand Prix
    $200 12
In 2001 a pair of jeans, made in the 1880s & later found in Nevada mud, was bought back by this company for $46,532
    $200 1
Symbolic animals in the KJV include the dragon & this single-horned animal mentioned in Numbers 23:22
    $200 17
A system in which eligible people vote, or the physical piece of paper itself used to record each vote
    $400 22
In 1841 this Scottish missionary established a home base at Kuruman, Bechuanaland
    $400 8
Home to the Wharton School, it was the first institution in the U.S. to be designated a university
    $400 27
Axiom & Rodeo
    $400 13
Gross Me Out Baby One More Time Dept.: This pop singer's chewed gum closed at just over $500 in 2004
    $400 2
The Old Testament talks about the jungle on the Jordan's banks & this animal roaring within
    $400 18
Helper crouched by the side of the net at Wimbledon
    $600 23
In 1888 he gained control of the Kimberley Mine
    $600 9
James Madison was Rector No. 2 of this university; James Monroe was a member of the 1st governing body
    $600 28
325i & Z4 Roadster
    $600 14
In 1999 bidding on this bean-shaped organ began at $25,000 & got to $5.7 million before it was discovered & withdrawn
    $600 3
Samson caught 300 of these sly creatures, put firebrands on their tails & sent them into enemy cornfields
    $600 19
During WWII a barrage series of these was anchored to inhibit low-flying aircraft attacks
    $800 24
On July 26, 1847 Virginian Joseph Roberts became its first president
    $800 10
The teams of this school founded in 1876 are known as the Buffaloes
    $800 29
Forester & Impreza
    $800 15
A 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich closed at $28,000 in '04; oh yes, this religious figure's image was said to be on it
    $800 4
According to Deuteronomy 17:1, if your bullock is blemished you can't use it as this
    $800 20
Those in this profession, like Julie Kent, might do an arabesque penche
    $1000 25
This Mali trading post was rediscovered by Major Gordon Laing in 1826
    DD: $1,000 11
Library holdings at this university include the Constitution of the C.S.A. & the Margaret Mitchell Papers
    $1000 30
TT & A4
    $1000 16
In 2001 the opening bid was $1,000 for a private jet from this company; it closed at a record $4.9 million
    $1000 5
After crossing this, Miriam led a chorus of "The Horse and His Rider Hath He Thrown into the Sea"
    $1000 21
An ancient weapon similar to a catapult used to hurl large stones

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

Vicky Charles Marianna
$2,000 -$800 $4,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vicky Charles Marianna
$6,400 $1,200 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: I'll tell you who is [*], you tell me who I am. I'm the U.S. president.)
    $400 6
This New Englander wrote "Bag of Bones", about a sufferer from writer's block--how would he know?
    $400 11
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Duke University track in Durham, NC.) In the '60s, he changed the high jump when he ditched the old straddle method for the flop now named after him
    $400 17
In 1656 Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens made the first pendulum type of this device
    $400 16
Also called the looper & measuring worm, it's actually the caterpillar of a moth
    $400 26
    $400 1
One of the highlights of "Singin' in the Rain" was Donald O'Connor's dance number "Make 'Em" do this
    $800 7
This veteran crime novelist who wrote "Cuba Libre" says, "Never use a verb other than 'said' to carry a dialogue"
    $800 12
The steeplechase features 35 hurdles, 7 of them followed by these hazards, each 12 feet long
    $800 18
This Dutchman discovered New Zealand in 1642
    $800 22
This liquor, sometimes promoted with a worm in the bottle, is made from the agave cactus
    $800 27
    $800 2
Genesis 37 says that he was Jacob's "son of his old age"
    $1200 8
Raised in Chile, she visits Spain & California in her 2005 retelling of the Zorro story
    $1200 13
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Duke University track in Durham, NC.) This American who won 122 straight 400-meter hurdles worked out the dynamics of hurdling as a college physics major
    DD: $4,200 19
In 1677 this Dutchman described microscopic bodies as "little animals"
    $1200 23
The alligator snapper turtle of the Southern U.S. lures fish by wiggling this organ that looks like a worm
    $1200 28
    $1200 3
In computer animation, it means to transform an image, such as changing a man into a mouse
    $1600 9
She created Bridget Jones for a newspaper column "and it just snowballed from there"
    $1600 14
A 10.8-second 100-meter dash is worth 906 points in this event for men
    $1600 20
This Dutch humanist scholar dedicated his "Praise of Folly" to Sir Thomas More
    $1600 24
This American's poem "The Conqueror Worm" contains the line "It writhes! It writhes!"
    $1600 29
    DD: $1,200 4
In the human body this clear watery fluid acts to remove bacteria from the tissues
    $2000 10
America's Eudora Welty wrote "The Robber Bridegroom" & this Canadian woman wrote "The Robber Bride"
    $2000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Duke University track in Durham, NC.) One of the most important parts of a vault when forward momentum starts to shift is this one where the pole is placed in the box
    $2000 21
Sister Wendy said the skull this Dutchman painted around 1626 seems to address us in some way
    $2000 25
This news correspondent who was killed in WWII once said he wrote from the "worm's eye view"
    $2000 30
    $2000 5
In 1960 the Trieste, this type of deep-sea diving craft, made the deepest dive ever--35,800 feet

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vicky Charles Marianna
$13,400 $4,000 $1,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A famous 1936 speech by this man began, "At long last, I am able to say a few words of my own"

Final scores:

Vicky Charles Marianna
$11,800 $2,401 $1,195
2-day champion: $19,799 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Vicky Charles Marianna
$18,800 $4,000 $1,200
28 R,
7 W
(including 2 DDs)
9 R,
3 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $24,000

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Game tape date: 2005-09-20
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