Show #4976 - Monday, April 10, 2006


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John Dickas, a congressional staffer originally from Portland, Oregon

Van Tarpley, a seminary student from La Mesa, California

William Lee, a software engineer from South San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: MARCO!) (Audience: POLO!) (Alex: Thank you very much!)
    $200 1
Sikhism is a fusion of 2 other religions, Islamic Sufism & the Bhakti form of this religion
    $200 3
Forest Whitaker & Clint Eastwood both won awards in 1988 for bringing this "flighty" jazzman to life
    $200 4
1 rover explored Mars' Bonneville Crater, named for a lake that once filled much of this state's NW corner
    $200 22
She's the fictional woman famous for her "Nursery Rhymes"
    $200 17
The personal identification badge worn by many convention-goers
    $200 8
Marco Polo was born in 1254 in this Italian city where his father Niccolo worked as a merchant
    $400 2
After cremation Sikh ashes are preferably scattered in one of the 7 sacred ones of these, like the Yamuna
    $400 27
In 2004 he became the first to win the Palme d'Or for a documentary since Jacques Cousteau in 1956
    $400 5
This NASA "Lab" based in Pasadena designed the rovers used on Mars
    $400 23
Hey, Daddy-O, this "avian" coiffure was very popular in the 1950s
    $400 18
The principal character in opposition to a novel's hero
    $400 9
Some argued that Polo never went to China; he did omit mentioning this landmark some measure at 4,000 miles long
    $600 7
The Sikh Guru Nanak taught the singleness & unity of God, whom he represented by this mystic syllable
    $600 28
People were talking when Coppola won for this 1974 Gene Hackman movie where he listens to a murder plot
    $600 6
To cushion their landing, the Mars rovers had a covering of these safety devices, also found in autos
    $600 24
This 2-word term refers to a politician who has recently lost an election & is soon to leave office
    $600 19
A language of the Philippines & a people who speak it
    $600 10
In "Description of the World", Polo notes the then-startling use of this as fuel; he called it "black stones"
    $800 15
The Sikh religion is centered in this northwest Indian state whose main cities include Ludhiana & Jalandhar
    $800 29
Co-Palme d'Or winners in 1980 were "All That Jazz" by Bob Fosse & "Kagemusha" by this man
    DD: $600 13
Some of the rover mission's payload was supplied by the NBI, an institute named for this Danish physicist
    $800 25
Stechschritt in German, this style of army marching has been used since the time of Frederick the Great
    $800 20
To become foul or stale through not flowing or moving
    $800 11
On his deathbed Polo is famously said to have stated, "I did not tell" this much "of what I saw"
    $1000 16
At this "colorful" shrine, Sikhs bathe in the Amrita Saras--the pool of immortality--for purification
    $1000 30
The first festival in 1946 screened "The Lost Weekend" directed by this man
    $1000 14
Each Mars rover is more than 17 times as heavy as this Pathfinder rover that landed on Mars in 1997
    $1000 26
The down of this large sea duck, Somateria mollissima, is used as warm filling in jackets, pillows & quilts
    $1000 21
It's the 2-dimentional figure seen here
    $1000 12
In the 1270s the Polo family hit this city to pick up oil from the Holy Sepulchre to bring to Asia

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

William Van John
$1,400 $4,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

William Van John
$2,600 $9,000 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll deal with clues from the Alabama Institute for...)
    $400 1
Picture that... Anthro 2050 is an introduction to the hieroglyphs of this American Indian people of Guatemala
    $400 23
He wrote the 2005 memoir "Dean & Me (A Love Story)"
    $400 2
The Supreme Court in Clinton v. Jones declared a "___ing president" is not immune from lawsuits
    $400 20
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind.) The Silent Warrior deaf football team uses a bass drum in place of this 4-letter word that signals the snap
    $400 15
A Shavian isn't a clean-shaven man; it's a devotee of this bearded playwright
    $400 3
A verdant one of "The few, the proud..."
    $800 8
English 115b takes us to the 1390s in a study of this "most famous work of English literature before Shakespeare"
    $800 24
In 2005 this actress was very supportive in her roles in "Capote" & "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"
    $800 11
"Chopsocko U.S. bow for Sony's fantasy" wrote Daily Variety of "___ing Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
    $800 21
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind.) On the campus named for this remarkable woman, a statue is signing the word for blind while reading the word for deaf
    $800 16
Type of poetry that's the literal translation of the French term "vers libre"
    $800 4
A larger firing lever on a gun
    $1200 9
I look forward to Comparitive Lit 153, a course dedicated to this author, & to re-reading his "Humboldt's Gift"
    $1200 25
This "monetary" rapper says the guy who shot him 9 times was like a basketball player with fancy moves who can't finish
    DD: $5,000 12
In "The Federalist" Alexander Hamilton said that "___ing armies" threaten domestic liberty
    $1200 26
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind.) Students at Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind have talking computers & these note-taking writers named for a famous Frenchman
    $1200 17
It's the 5-syllable adjective for a novel, such as "Clarissa", that's written in the form of letters
    $1200 5
A long defensive ditch near the Marne
    $1600 10
Phys. 287a, "Intro. to" this recent theory, delves into "perturbative formulation of... eleven-dimensional supergravity"
    $1600 29
In 1993 this E Street Band drummer became the bandleader on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
    $1600 13
The Gospel according to Mark has a leper ___ing as he beseeches Jesus to make him clean
    $1600 27
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind.) Blind students learn hands-on about animals with help from this science, which is Greek for "arrangement of skin"
    DD: $5,800 18
Edmund Spenser coined the term prothalamion for a poem that celebrates the impending one of these events
    $1600 6
An over-excited hidden sharpshooter
    $2000 22
Government 90pk examines the philosophy of this man; I already have my copy of "Leviathan"
    $2000 30
Ernest was the real first name of this bandleader & mambo king who died in 2000
    $2000 14
In 1986 Amsterdam passed a law about abandoned premises to address the longtime issue of ___ing
    $2000 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind.) This youthful soul gospel group was formed at what's now Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind in 1939 & original members still perform together in the 21st century
    $2000 19
Popular in Victorian England, the stories known as "penny" these were just as sensational as dime novels
    $2000 7
A general-purpose vehicle on an almost vertical slope

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

William Van John
$17,200 $16,200 $9,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Opened in 2002 in Lower Manhattan, a memorial to this 1845-1849 tragedy used Kilkenny limestone

Final scores:

William Van John
$32,500 $32,400 $18,400
2-day champion: $62,500 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

William Van John
$13,000 $16,400 $14,200
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,600

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Game tape date: 2006-03-10
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