Show #4280 - Friday, March 21, 2003

Preempted on most affiliates by coverage of the start of the Iraq War.


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Jim Weir, a high school mathematics teacher from Germantown, Maryland

Rance Craft, an attorney from Austin, Texas

Sara Glidden, a college theater manager from West Roxbury, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,150)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 8
Swipes, a slang term for weak beer, appears in his novel "Bleak House"
    $200 13
As of April 2002, U.S. embassies won't normally issue these, but they'll still help if you lose yours
    $200 19
Among the states, it's Wyoming's rank in population as well as alphabetization
    $200 26
A clothing size for big kids
    $200 6
On May 25, 1992 he was behind the desk as the new permanent host of "The Tonight Show"
    $200 1
Since its name is from the Latin "smaragdus", this precious gem may be called a smaragd
    $400 9
The phrase "flighted to death", meaning "scared to death", is spoken by Mr. Earnshaw in this Bronte novel
    $400 14
Security at U.S. embassies is mainly provided by members of this branch of the armed forces
    $400 20
Devil's Tower is the neck of an ancient one of these
    $400 27
Once nearly hunted to extinction, they're found in Northern Pacific coastal waters
    $400 7
"Adding sight to sound", NBC began regular TV broadcasts on May 30, 1939 at this expo
    $400 2
(Sofia of the Clue Crew presents from a laboratory.) Sublimation is when a solid changes directly into a gas; this is the general term for a liquid becoming a gas
    $600 10
Chapter 1 of "The Scarlet Letter" uses this synonym for an ideal place that was coined by Sir Thomas More in the 1500s
    $600 15
That tight-lipped guy in the shades is the Defense Department's man at the embassy, called by this French term
    $600 21
Carbon County really digs this solid fuel, really
    $600 28
The name of this Eskimo group means "man living in the place where there are big waves"
    $600 16
When it premiered October 11, 1975 George Carlin was its first guest host
    $600 3
It's the provincial capital that's home to the Canadian Football League's Eskimos
    DD: $1,000 11
It's the novel that told us, "Even to understand the word 'doublethink involved the use of doublethink"
    $800 22
The U.S. embassy in Israel remains in this city, despite decades of talk about moving it to the capital, Jerusalem
    $800 23
The first school in Wyoming was founded at this fort in 1852
    $800 29
It's the mascot of the University of Washington's athletic teams
    $800 17
On Noy. 23, 1939 NBC ushered in Thanksgiving with the first TV broadcast of this
    $800 4
It's the real last name of Ricardo Klement, who was forcibly taken in 1960 after he left a bus in Buenos Aires
    $1000 12
The word circumambulate, meaning "to walk around", is used by this narrator in "Moby-Dick"
    $1000 24
Some embassies help out the locals through a mission of USAID, the U.S. Agency for this
    $1000 25
Splitting North America, it actually splits in two itself while running through Wyoming
    $1000 30
This species stays frisky & healthy on a diet of mostly mollusks & sea urchins
    $1000 18
"The Life of Riley", which debuted October 4, 1949, starred this young comic in his first TV series
    $1000 5
This Old Testament prophet had a famous vision of dry bones

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

Sara Rance Jim
$3,400 $600 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Rance Jim
$4,600 $4,400 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: In honor of the 75th Academy Awards televised Oscarcast takes place this Sunday we have...)
    $400 6
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents from Stratford-upon-Avon in England.) The main purpose of the grammar school at Stratford-upon-Avon was the teaching of this language
    $400 19
The process of turning data like pictures into numbers is called this, from a word meaning "finger"
    $400 1
This classic, the Best Picture of 1953, made getting sandy seem sexy
    $400 14
Collectively, they're Donald Duck's 3 nephews
    $400 23
90 cadets were expelled in a 1951 cheating scandal at this academy
    $400 9
Strings were pulled to get him on TV in 1947
    $800 7
The mother of the man who founded this U.S. college in 1636 lived in a house that still stands on High Street
    $800 20
Also called a catalog, it's the hierarchical structure of files used in DOS & Unix
    $800 2
The second African-American actress to win an Oscar, she hosted the ceremony the night Halle Berry won
    $800 15
Jazz instrument on which Miles Dewey Davis III was a legendary virtuoso
    $800 24
His classic song "Your Cheatin' Heart" didn't hit the charts until several weeks after his untimely death
    $800 10
Proverbially in sports, "It's not whether you win or lose, but" this
    $1200 8
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents from Stratford-upon-Avon in England.) This monument was in place by 1623, the year of a historic collection of Shakespeare's work, known by these two words
    DD: $8,000 30
In 1956 John McCarthy coined this term for human-like thought processes in computers
    $1200 3
This comedian holds the record for hosting the most Oscar ceremonies: a whopping 18 of them
    $1200 16
In 1960 he said, "Mr. Nixon dismissed me as... 'another Truman'... I consider him another Dewey"
    $1200 25
It can mean to cheat or swindle somebody or to carve stone with a bevel-bladed tool
    DD: $2,000 11
Its alumni include Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young & Toni Morrison
    $1600 21
In the nearby village of Shottery is the childhood home of this woman, Shakespeare's wife
    $1600 29
Introduced in 1995, it's the Sun Microsystems programming language symbolized here
    $1600 4
This late, great actor's performance in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" made him the Best Actor of '57
    $1600 17
As its name implies, Melvil Dewey's "system" of library organization is based on this number
    $1600 26
In Ovid's "Metamorphoses", this lame fire god breaks up his cheatin' wife's affair with Mars with a bronze net
    $1600 12
Ginsberg's landmark 1956 beat book
    $2000 22
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents from Stratford-upon-Avon in England.) His birthroom shows the 16th century construction technique using twigs & clay or mud known as wattle & this
    $2000 28
Transportation "vehicle" for a set of wires or circuits connecting a computer's various components
    $2000 5
This 1939 classic earned 11 Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture

"The whole parade of what Man's carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting. Fighting for something better"
    $2000 18
U.S. educator & psychologist John Dewey helped develop this philosophic branch associated with William James
    $2000 27
In his "Devil's Dictionary", he defined peace as "a period of cheating between two periods of fighting"
    $2000 13
It's a large seat on top of an elephant

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Rance Jim
$15,800 $10,800 $17,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1996 IGT introduced the first themed slot machine based on a TV show, this one

Final scores:

Sara Rance Jim
$21,800 $1 $3,199
2-day champion: $27,950 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sara Rance Jim
$14,800 $10,800 $10,600
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
16 R,
3 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2002-12-03
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