Show #4677 - Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Aaron Thompson game 4.


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Dan Suzman, a college student originally from Chevy Chase, Maryland

Laurie Genevro Cole, an adjunct professor and town council member from Vienna, Virginia

Aaron Thompson, an executive assistant from Washington, D.C. (whose 3-day cash winnings total $57,899)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the film.)
    $200 1
Before crashing on Feb. 20, 1965, Ranger 8 sent back 7,137 photos of this, the last one, we guess, an extreme close-up
    $200 10
1989: Christian & Winona Ryder plot to kill their high school classmates
    $200 17
When completed in 1923, this Ann Arbor school's Yost Field House was the first field house on a college campus
    $200 26
Its airport, named for 2 of its past mayors, is the world's busiest passenger airport
    $200 16
It's the classic pansy greeting card from this company that (ahem) now sends actual flowers, too
    $200 2
Term used about a baseball team that's hot until the end of May then collapses
    $400 3
It was consecrated in 1065; William the Conqueror was crowned in it in 1066
    $400 12
1988: Christian & Jeff Bridges try to start up an independent automaker
    $400 18
From 1953 to 1991 the University of Leipzig was named for this co-founder of scientific socialism
    $400 27
Of the 10 most populous U.S. cities, this Michigan city has the highest percentage of African-Americans
    $400 22
I sent back "The Cooler" & got "Something's Gotta Give" from this service founded in 1997
    $400 7
If you have a grudge against Clinton, you bear Bill this feeling
    $600 4
On April 3, 1865 Union general Godfrey Weitzel accepted the surrender of this city
    $600 13
1986: Christian & Sean Connery solve a mysterious murder at a medieval monastery
    $600 19
The athletic teams of Brown are known by this nickname; the ones at Berkeley are "golden"
    $600 28
With 126,000 daily copies, this city's La Opinion is the USA's top-selling non-English newspaper
    $600 23
Hey! In California you're only supposed to get one of these calls to the courthouse every 12 months
    $600 8
A person who dresses & behaves like a member of the opposite sex
    $800 5
This future college town in New Hampshire was settled in 1765 & probably named for the British Royal House
    $800 14
2001: Christian & Kevin Costner dress like Elvis to rob a casino
    DD: $1,500 20
Noah Webster was a co-founder of this Mass. college that administers the Folger Shakespeare Library
    $800 29
About 600 miles from the mouth of the river, this Tennessee city of 650,000 is the largest on the Mississippi
    $800 24
In the U.S. 4 bil. solicitations go out a year asking customers to acquire these & 99.5% get no response
    $800 9
No one would apply this term for a drab or unattractive woman to actress Seymour
    $1000 6
A 1665 work by this Dutch artist shows his common-law wife, Hendrickje, as "Juno"
    $1000 15
1996: Christian & Samantha Mathis try to prevent John Travolta from stealing nuclear missiles
    $1000 21
In 1893 the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf, Dumb & Blind became this
    $1000 30
Home to the Air Force Academy, this city has the highest elevation of any city that's home to a U.S. service academy
    $1000 25
The letter with the 2-dollar Gollum stamp & 80-cent Frodo stamp must be from my friend in this country
    $1000 11
Woo her with an expensive Chateau Petrus & a fine gigot d'agneau

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

Aaron Laurie Dan
$2,000 $600 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Laurie Dan
$4,500 $2,000 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Correct responses will consist of a two-letter sequence.)
    $400 8
The 1st commission of Andrew Motion, appointed in 1999, was to compose a little ditty for this prince's wedding
    $400 14
"Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!"
    $400 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands next to a portrait at the Eisenhower Center in Abilene, KS.) A Civil War buff who lived in retirement at Gettysburg, Ike painted a portrait of this man
    $400 1
An heir: March 14, 1958 in Monte Carlo
    $400 6
From the Latin for "root", this vegetable is commonly cut into a rose shape for hors d'oeuvres
    $400 22
You auto know these 2 letters: a movie rating suitable for all ages & the 1931 Fritz Lang classic film
    $800 10
Robert Bridges had it "Falling on the city brown... hushing, the latest traffic of the drowsy town"
    $800 17
    $800 25
As commander of this alliance, 1950-52, Ike was hampered by the depleted condition of European armies
    $800 2
A librettist: Nov. 18, 1836 in London
    $800 7
The Rome Beauty type of this keeps well in controlled atmosphere storage
    $800 23
It's all right: Cirque du Soleil's show at Vegas' Bellagio since 1998 & the last initial of Kafka's Joseph
    $1200 11
In 1843, 36 years after he "wandered lonely as a cloud", he sauntered into the post
    $1200 18
"I'm not a magician, Spock; just an old country doctor"
    $1200 3
Actress seen here, Nov. 30, 1982 in Calgary
    $1200 9
Because of its crystals, the name of the garnet is related to that of this many-seeded fruit
    $1200 24
A medical professional: a letter you learn "The 3" of in school & the chess symbol for the knight
    DD: $4,000 12
Edward is the actual first name of this poet in the post from 1984 to 1998
    $1600 19
"Mmmmmmmmmm... Unprocessed fish sticks"
    DD: $2,300 4
A warrior ruler: July 11, 1274 in Ayrshire
    $1600 15
Coir, named from the Tamil for "cord", is a rope fiber made from the husks of these palm fruits
    $1600 26
This person can put you away for life: a contraction of should or would & a major blood group
    $2000 13
John Masefield got the job with lines like "All I ask is" one of these "and a star to steer her by"
    $2000 20
"Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun... it's too risky... ya get a sense of it and then you look away"
    $2000 5
A pharmaceutical magnate: May 15, 1886 in St. Louis
    $2000 16
Sir Robert Peel helped get these grain regulations in England repealed
    $2000 27
The Roman numeral for 5 & the chemical symbol for tungsten (remember its other name!)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Laurie Dan
$9,400 $9,600 $13,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Doesn't sound too tough, does it?)
Differing by one letter, the 2 words that mean job & time away from the job

Final scores:

Aaron Laurie Dan
$9,400 $19,000 $17,999
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Aaron Laurie Dan
$13,200 $9,600 $11,400
18 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
12 R,
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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Game tape date: 2004-11-02
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