Show #4138 - Wednesday, September 4, 2002


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Alba Caraceni, a newswriter and editor from Queens, New York

Merlin DeTardo, an administrative assistant from Cleveland, Ohio

Amy Hummel, a clinical research coordinator from West Norriton, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 24
The USA's first gold medal was earned by Kelly Clark, who won the halfpipe event in this sport
    $200 19
In the 1790s, Robert Carter, like Thomas Jefferson a planter in this state, freed hundreds of his own slaves
    $200 11
World leader in soft drink sales:
    $200 6
Article I, Section 8 says "Congress shall have the power to lay" these; the IRS agrees
    $200 13
With her knowledge of history, Joanie knows forces of this empire captured Karachi in 1839
    $200 1
In a hit by the Buggles, it's what "killed the radio star"
    $400 25
This 16-year-old shocked the figure skating world by winning over Michelle Kwan & Irina Slutskaya
    $400 20
James, brother of this Philadelphian, began publishing Rhode Island's first newspaper in 1732
    $400 12
A health care conglomerate of over 190 companies:
    $400 7
Congress has the right "to Constitutional tribunals inferior to this one"
    $400 14
Joanie remembers the happy days when Karachi was Pakistan's capital, but she likes this current capital too
    $400 2
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew shows some letters on a chalkboard.) In this language introduced in 1887, the alphabet begins "a b c ĉ d"
    $600 26
Ole Bjoerndalen won 4 golds competing in this sport that combines shooting & skiing
    $600 21
This "Pine Tree State" was the first to pass a prohibition law, way back in 1846
    $600 18
Inventor of the traveler's check:
    $600 8
Yo ho ho, Congress can "define and punish" these acts "and felonies committed on the high seas"
    $600 15
Sometimes when it gets too hot, Joanie takes a dip in this sea on which Karachi sits
    $600 3
We often use this Italian term to refer to outdoor dining
    $800 27
Vonetta Flowers competing in this 2-woman sport became the first black American to win Winter Olympics gold
    $800 22
This NYC tavern built in 1719 is where George Washington bid farewell to his war troops
    $800 29
Specialty retailer which includes Banana Republic:
    DD: $1,000 9
Congress can do this, but by the 27th Amendment it can't take effect until after the next election
    $800 16
Joanie really admires this woman who was born in Karachi in 1953 & became Prime Minister in 1988
    $800 4
It's the position you're standing in when you have your hands on your hips
    $1000 28
A judging scandal erupted in figure skating & this Canadian pair got gold 6 days after the event
    $1000 23
This colony's charter was hidden in a large oak tree from 1687 to 1689
    $1000 30
Largest seller of consumer packaged goods, including Marlboro & Miller Beer:
    $1000 10
Article I, Section 8 says Congress can make this, regulate its value & punish people who copy it
    $1000 17
As a lover of natural products, Joanie admires the cotton grown in this ancient river's delta SE of Karachi
    $1000 5
From 1919 to 1991, it was the top decision-making body of the Soviet Union's Communist Party

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

Amy Merlin Alba
$1,600 $2,800 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Merlin Alba
$1,800 $5,200 $8,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Celebrating 50 years on the air.)
    $400 9
In addition to developing industrial uses for peanuts, he developed a new hybrid of cotton
    $400 19
On Christmas Eve, 1951, Hallmark presented its first program, this Menotti opera
    $400 1
Both men and women possess these glands, but only in women do they normally produce milk
    $400 6
"Black Beauty" is a popular variety of this "plant" that goes into ratatouille
    $400 21
He discovered the law of universal gravitation as well as a new way to calculate curves
    $400 14
An animation song
    $800 10
In 1957 he co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference & became its first president
    $800 20
"To be or not to be", it was to be Hallmark's first presentation of a Shakespeare play in 1953
    $800 2
It's the 2-word Latin name for those 2 big muscles you sit on
    $800 7
From the edible part, parsnips & carrots are known as these "crops"
    $800 22
In the 19th century William Clifford jumped on the bandwagon of geometry not based on this Greek
    $800 15
Grossly offensive chickens and turkeys
    $1200 11
In 1946 this African American became director of the U.N. Trusteeship division
    $1200 28
Catherine Zeta-Jones appeared in the 1994 adaptation of this author's "The Return of the Native"
    $1200 3
They're the 2 bones of the forearm
    $1200 8
When transplanting, or flattening, you can "lay it on" with this tool, from the Latin for "ladle"
    $1200 23
George Boole's "Mathematical Analysis of" this allied it with math, not philosophy; maybe he was Vulcan
    $1200 16
A Siamese dead heat
    $1600 12
In 1993 she became the second Black American elected to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction
    $1600 29
One of the highest rated TV movies of the 1990s was this Hallmark presentation seen here

"You can't, Jacob. The children are alive. they need the connection to her."
    $1600 4
This straw-colored fluid which makes up 50 to 60% of the blood is over 90% water
    DD: $2,000 26
Frankincense is extracted from the Boswellia; this gift is from the Commiphora
    $1600 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew demonstrates the problem at the blackboard.) Diophantus gave his name to the Diophantine type of this, whose solution is an integer
    $1600 17
How you might be charged for each cat hum
    $2000 13
An African-born slave, she published her "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" in 1773
    $2000 30
There's plenty to learn from this 1995 presentation seen here, written & produced by August Wilson

"You're always talkin' about your daddy, but you ain't never stopped to look at what his foolishness cost your mama."
    $2000 5
Also called the auditory tube, this tube that's normally closed opens up when you yawn or swallow
    $2000 27
The 3rd petal on this hothouse flower is called the labellum, or lip, & acts as a platform for pollinators
    DD: $2,000 25
Born around 290 B.C., this boy from Syracuse was the original "lever" brother
    $2000 18
The royal seat that was hurled

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Merlin Alba
$11,000 $16,000 $14,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Moving several times, the first was originally P.T. Barnum's Monster Classical and Geological Hippodrome

Final scores:

Amy Merlin Alba
$8,799 $0 $22,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $22,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy Merlin Alba
$11,000 $15,600 $14,400
13 R,
2 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $41,000

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Game tape date: 2002-06-10
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