Show #4902 - Tuesday, December 27, 2005


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Sharon Dorsey, a mail carrier from Reading, Pennsylvania

Rex Babiera, a learning consultant from Chicago, Illinois

Peter Rubin, a journalist from Brooklyn, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $27,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
A voltaic cellphone would use a type of this invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800
    $200 12
In 2005 the press dubbed this couple "Tomkat"
    $200 2
In Europe:
    $200 1
The Doh-Doh Island Playset comes with kooky tiki characters, a plastic volcano &, of course, cans of this compound
    $200 17
The Postal Service says not to mail meat from this animal to soldiers in Iraq
    $200 7
A single brief appearance by a famous actor in a movie
    $400 27
As Chief Justice he wrote the decision in Marbury v. Madison
    $400 13
Despite a 24-karat diamond ring, this celebutante called off her engagement to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis
    $400 3
In South America:
    $400 22
In 1987 Mr. Potato Head gave up this accessory & became the spokespud for the Great American Smokeout
    $400 18
Peewee, large or jumbo, they should be refrigerated big end up & away from foods with odors
    $400 8
A large Spanish sailing ship of the 17th & 18th centuries
    $600 28
He must have had a cow when Parliament gave him a grant of 10,000 pounds for his smallpox vaccination
    $600 14
After a whirlwind romance, country star Kenny Chesney wed this actress, who filed for an annulment after 4 months
    $600 4
In Asia:
    $600 23
This "Toy Story" action figure has a special vehicle that he can drive "on any type of planet" (does NASA know about this?)
    $600 19
These seeds are crushed to a paste & mixed with sugar, verjuice & white wine by the people of Dijon
    $600 9
A dark underground prison cell in a castle
    $800 29
In 1803 this erotic author was incarcerated for the last time in the Charenton Asylum
    $800 15
In July 2005 Sandra Bullock wed this outlaw from "Monster Garage"
    $800 5
In Europe:
    $800 24
In 2005 collectors of this doll snapped up the Carolina Herrera bride version for a mere $139.95
    $800 20
This corn oil brand was first sold in 1911 in a can with a drawing of a corn cob forming the body of an Indian girl
    $800 10
A Louisianan descended from the early French settlers, or the language he speaks
    DD: $1,200 30
The Earl of this began shipping some of the marble work from the Parthenon back to England
    $1000 16
This actress won the 2005 Ladies' No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em tourney after tutoring by boyfriend & poker great Phil Laak
    $1000 6
In Africa:
    $1000 25
Hey, I'm no dummy! I've read Edgar Bergen's classic book "How to Become" one of these
    $1000 21
When these beans are white, they're often called cannellini beans
    $1000 11
A big blowhard who was the ancient Greek god of winds

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

Peter Rex Sharon
$1,400 $2,800 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Rex Sharon
$5,800 $1,000 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
The storming of the Winter Palace in 1917 was immortalized in Eisenstein's film "October", or "Ten Days that" did this
    $400 9
Glenn Close was dazzling as Norma Desmond in this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical
    $400 6
The frequency of -cular endings, as in "circular", may explain how the President & others say this word
    $400 20
He's Huck Finn's African-American raftmate
    $400 15
It follows Genesis
    $400 1
This computer company chairman gave the keynote address at the "CEO Summit 2004" held in Redmond, Washington
    $800 27
The Winter Palace decor features these winged, lionlike mythical beasts found on 1 of the Romanov coats of arms
    $800 10
Hey, in 2005 big spenders could see Christina Applegate in the Broadway revival of this show
    $800 7
The word "grammar" somehow evolved into this word used of many starlets
    $800 23
Henry James' Isabel Archer gets some European culture, so her story can be called "The Portrait of" this
    $800 16
River that flowed fourth from Eden
    $800 2
Richard Fairbank has been credited over $50 million a year as the CEO of this financial co.; what's in your wallet?
    $1200 28
In 1917 Russia's provisional govt. met in the Winter Palace's Malachite Room after this parliament was dissolved
    $1200 11
Mary Cohan revised the music & lyrics for this 1960s musical about her father
    $1200 8
One of the longest words using no letter more than once, this adverb means "equally well with both hands"
    $1200 21
This Capote woman is introduced wearing pearls; "It's tacky to wear diamonds before you're forty"
    $1200 17
Witch place
    $1200 3
As CEO, Harold S. Geneen led this communications company abbreviated ITT in acquiring 350 companies
    $1600 29
In 1881 the "Czar Liberator", the II czar of this name, asked to be taken to the palace to die after being fatally wounded
    DD: $2,000 12
An 1847 play, "The String of Pearls, or the Fiend of Fleet Street" inspired this Broadway smash
    $1600 13
By a roundabout route, this item seen here gave us this word for a place to shop
    $1600 22
Jocasta has 2 sons (or are they grandsons?), Eteocles & Polynices, with this man
    $1600 18
    $1600 4
Thomas J. Watson led this computer company to great heights as its CEO by telling his employees to "Think"
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.) Because it was descended to bless the Neva River, the staircase got this name of the river of Jesus' baptism
    $2000 14
With songs like "Tropical Hot Flash" & "My Thighs", this show is a big hit with women from coast to coast
    DD: $3,400 25
In legend, the Golem, a sort of robot, was created in this city where the word "robot" was later coined
    $2000 24
Johann & Gotthold are 2 of the Buddenbrooks, the title family in a novel by this German author
    $2000 19
John the Baptist's mom
    $2000 5
After he assumed command of GE in 1981, its stock rose a dizzying 5000% in 20 years

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Rex Sharon
$11,400 $13,000 $3,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In the 18th century he wrote, "I have only to move my eyes up or down... to see distinctly far or near"

Final scores:

Peter Rex Sharon
$19,600 $22,900 $6,200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $22,900 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Peter Rex Sharon
$11,400 $14,200 $6,200
21 R,
4 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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Game tape date: 2005-10-18
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