Show #4668 - Wednesday, December 15, 2004


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Maureen McKay, a systems engineer from Potomac Falls, Virginia

Ethan de Seife, a graduate student from Madison, Wisconsin

Joel Kahn, a physician from Irvine, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 13
In December 1995 Aleksander Kwasniewski became president of this country
    $200 8
The monstrous Nazgul fight against the elves & the hobbits in this film series
    $200 1
"That Damned Cowboy" was some "Rough Rider"
    $200 3
In 1792 the NYSE was established when businessmen came to an agreement under a buttonwood tree on this street
    $200 21
This 200-year-old Washington, D.C. building has 35 bathrooms
    $200 26
It's the U.S. territory whose flag is seen here
    $400 14
In 1947 this Spanish dictator received the right via referendum to hold office for life & to name his successor
    $400 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Brooklyn Bridge.) In 1998 after terrorizing New York, this movie monster is finally brought down on the Brooklyn Bridge
    $400 2
Get over "The Hump" & name this "Happy Warrior"
    $400 4
This informal term for someone who recruits personnel for a company sounds like a skull collector
    $400 22
In Perrault's version, she climbs into bed with the wolf, who's disguised as her grandmother
    $400 27
The flag of this country combines parts of the old flags of Zanzibar & Tanganyika
    $600 15
This Riviera city has a museum devoted to the works of artist Henri Matisse, who spent his last years there
    $600 10
Robert Englund played this monster for the first time in 1984
    $600 5
This "White Knight" was also "Nixon's Nixon"
    $600 16
In 1933 this man's mercantile agency merged with one run by competitor Robert Dun
    $600 23
Elvis Presley had a hit in 1956 with this song penned by Carl Perkins
    $600 28
He's the explorer who used the flag seen here in honor of his royal patrons
    $800 19
This principality nestled between Austria & Switzerland has no army; it was abolished in 1868
    $800 11
In "Monsters, Inc." he provided the voice for Mike, a one-eyed green monster
    $800 6
This "Spendthrift of Albany" had some "Rocky" times
    $800 18
In 1988 this company sponsored one of the largest cat shows in the U.S., with 814 entries
    $800 24
In the '90s this popular brand of Liebfraumilch tried using a bottle of the color found in its name
    $800 29
The 11 stripes on this African country's flag symbolize the 11 signers of its declaration of independence
    $1000 20
This seaport is Germany's second-largest city
    $1000 12
In 1941 Lon Chaney, Jr. as Larry Talbot turned into this title monster
    $1000 7
In the early 1800s he was "The Napoleon of the West" & "The Great American Rascal"
    $1000 17
In 1913 W.A. Heilig & this man opened a furniture store in Goldsboro, North Carolina
    $1000 25
In 1520 he was born on the Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor
    DD: $1,000 30
This South Atlantic island group's flag is seen here

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

Joel Ethan Maureen
$3,000 $0 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Joel Ethan Maureen
$6,200 $0 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 23
This musical instrument is the prized possession of Gunter Grass' dwarfish hero Oskar
    $400 7
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Majestic Theatre.) I'm on the Broadway set of this ever-popular musical, whose first act ends with a resounding crash
    $400 6
Last name of the husband & wife with an atomic weight of 247
    $400 1
From the Greek for "wandering about to find pasture", it's a member of an itinerant people
    $400 16
The first entry in Reader's Digest's "Who's Who in the Bible" is this older brother of Moses
    $400 17
Flagstaff, Arizona grew up around a flagpole erected to celebrate this event in 1876
    $800 24
Sadly, this final act of Goethe's infatuated hero young Werther was widely imitated by young romantic readers
    $800 8
(Hi, I'm John Tartaglia. And I'm Rod. And I'm Princeton.) And we're here on the set of the 2004 Tony-award winner for best musical of this title street
    $800 12
He predicted the periodic law, but probably never envisioned element 101 being named for him
    $800 2
Describing something self-evident or easy, this term literally means "without cerebellum"
    $800 18
Today's special is this son of Noah, who found his dad unclothed & tipsy in Genesis 9:22
    $800 19
In the 1890s you could take a 2-day ride from Flagstaff to its south rim
    $1200 25
The title vessel of a 1494 poem by Sebastian Brant & of the painting of the same period by Hieronymus Bosch
    $1200 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew hovers over the stage of the Gershwin Theatre.) Gregory Maguire's novel about the early years of the witches of Oz inspired this award-winning Broadway musical
    $1200 13
This physicist born in Ulm, Bavaria just made it into the top 100 elements by a hair; he's No. 99
    $1200 3
Maori receptions in New Zealand often involve "hongi", the ceremonial pressing together of these
    $1200 28
In Genesis 29:11 "Jacob kissed" this formerly infertile mother of Joseph "and wept"
    $1200 20
This fabled highway built in the 1920s made Flagstaff a popular tourist stop
    DD: $2,000 26
The Peter Weiss play known by this 2-word title is "performed by the inmates of the asylum of Charenton"
    $1600 10
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew stands on stage with giraffes at the New Amsterdam Theatre.) She was the first woman to win a Tony for best director of a musical when she won in 1998 for "The Lion King"
    $1600 14
Johan Gadolin wonders will you still need him, will you still feed him now that's he's element number this
    $1600 4
He's the comedian best known for playing Father Guido Sarducci
    DD: $200 29
Out of the whirlwind, God tells him to "Gird up thy loins now like a man" in Chapter 40 of his book
    $1600 21
In the 1850s, Army expeditions near Flagstaff included one led by E. F. Beale using this unique form of animal transport
    $2000 27
The original title of this author's "Magister Ludi" means "The Glass Bead Game"
    $2000 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the St. James Theatre.) In "The Producers," Zero Mostel played this man on film; Nathan Lane & Brad Oscar have played him here on Broadway
    $2000 15
There is just the value of this clue, no prize, for knowing this man for whom element 102 was named
    $2000 5
In Longfellow's tale, the grandmother who raised Hiawatha
    $2000 22
Pluto was first observed in 1930 at this Flagstaff landmark that opened in 1894

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joel Ethan Maureen
$15,600 $7,200 $3,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1943 he sent the famous message "Eleven alive native knows posit and reefs Nauru Island"

Final scores:

Joel Ethan Maureen
$15,200 $2 $600
2-day champion: $34,200 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Joel Ethan Maureen
$15,800 $8,200 $5,600
21 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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Game tape date: 2004-09-13
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