Show #5033 - Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Contestants

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Sidney Tison, a veterinarian from Suwanee, Georgia

Cait Murphy, an editor originally from Cos Cob, Connecticut

Mark Edelson, a software developer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $24,199)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll name a country. You have to tell us what country is...)
ON ITS EASTERN BORDER
ROCK LEGENDS
FAMILIAR PHRASES
WHO WANTS TO BE A LEGIONNAIRE?
(Alex: The French Foreign Legion, of course.)
50-50
ASK THE AUDIENCE
(Alex: We won't ask this audience, however.)
    $200 1
Haiti
    $200 16
This leader of The Miracles co-wrote "The Tears Of A Clown" with Henry Cosby & Stevie Wonder
    $200 26
"Born with" one of these "in one's mouth" is a reference to a high-end christening gift
    $200 17
Technically, it's the only country in the world that you can't be from to enlist in the French Foreign Legion
    $200 2
It's the only letter of the alphabet not used in the names of the 50 states
    $200 11
Audiences were transfixed by an episode of her TV show in which she revealed she had lost 67 lbs. on a liquid diet
    $400 3
Cambodia
    $400 22
His solo in Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" has been called the greatest guitar solo ever
    $400 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a one-room schoolhouse in Old World Wisconsin.) If you want to make a fresh start of things, you need this 2-word expression, like students not too long ago
    $400 18
Louis Philippe formed the Foreign Legion in 1831 in support of the conquest of this North African nation
    $400 7
In Genesis 6, it's described as being 50 cubits wide
    $400 12
Practice, practice, practice & you too can get to this 2,804-seat NYC venue at 57th & 7th
    $600 4
Brunei
    $600 23
This "brotherly" blue-eyed soul act returned to the Top 10 in 1974 with "Rock And Roll Heaven"
    $600 28
The expression "Banned in" this city came from that city's enthusiastic censorship of books in the 1920s
    $600 19
During this 1870s war, the Legion attempted to lift the siege of Paris by breaking through the German lines
    $600 8
Up to 50 yards of cloth may be used in one of these headdresses worn by Sikhs & Muslim men
    $600 13
On Easter Sunday 1939, she sang before an audience of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial
    $800 5
Lesotho
    $800 24
He was as famous for his "duckwalk" as for the songs "Johnny B. Goode" & "Maybellene"
    $800 29
The area to the side of a stage gives us this 2-word phrase for performing without preparation
    $800 20
Life in the Legion was portrayed most notably by this 1924 Percival Wren novel that's been made into a film many times
    $800 9
In exchange for more than 1,000 POWs, this country received about $50 million from the U.S. in December 1962
    $800 14
When this Stravinsky work premiered in Paris in 1913, the audience went nuts & began a riot
    $1000 6
Honduras
    $1000 25
This group made its Top 40 debut in 1968 with "Suzie Q"
    $1000 30
Shakespeare's Cleopatra used this expression for her youth, "When I was green in judgment"
    DD: $600 21
While most Legion units are based in mainland France, 1 unit is based in Calvi on this Mediterranean Island
    $1000 10
In some versions, this Hellenic hellhound has as many as 50 heads
    $1000 15
The Audience Research Institute was founded by this famous pollster in 1939 in Princeton, N.J.

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

Mark Cait Sidney
$3,400 $400 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Cait Sidney
$4,600 $200 -$400

Double Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH POETS & POETRY
MOVIE CRITTERS
(Alex: You have to identify what kind of an animal each one is.)
FLOWERS
PULLING RANK
FAMOUS AMERICANS' HOMES
GIVE ME AN "E"
    $400 6
Encyclopedia Britannica calls his "The Hunting of the Snark" "nonsense literature of the highest order"
    $400 1
1972:
"Sounder"
    $400 21
Give your garden solar power with richly colored varieties of this, like the type called the giant single
    $400 11
In Boy Scouting, rise 5 ranks from Tenderfoot & you're one of these
    $400 26
This humorist's California ranch house has a stuffed calf given by his friends so he'd lasso it, not them
    $400 16
In college it's any optional course that a student chooses to take
    $800 7
Sir Calidore pursues the Blatant Beast in Book VI of this Spenser work
    $800 2
1994:
Timon
    $800 22
The showy torch lily seen here is also called the red-hot this fireplace instrument
    $800 12
In 1893 the U.S. got a new diplomatic rank: Thomas Bayard, our first official one of these, was off to Great Britain
    $800 27
This frontiersman died in 1820 at his family's limestone mansion near Defiance, Missouri
    $800 17
Medically speaking it's the obstruction of a blood vessel by a moving blood clot or air bubble
    $1200 8
After he gave up writing novels, he published his "Wessex Poems" in 1898
    $1200 3
1983:
"Phar Lap"
    $1200 23
When made from the ilima flower, these garlands were traditionally associated with royalty
    $1200 13
Pepsi's Harvey Russell was the first black exec to reach this high rank (though not highest) in a Fortune 500 co.
    $1200 28
Born a slave around 1818, he bought a home in Washington, D.C. in 1877 & expanded it to 21 rooms
    $1200 18
This word from Greek describes a person who has discriminating taste for fine foods & wine, like myself
    $1600 9
She described her 1840s poem "A Vision of Poets" as "philosophical, allegorical, anything but popular"
    $1600 4
1997:
Mr. Bigglesworth
    $1600 24
Several species of goldenrod with white flowers are, reasonably enough, called by this other precious name
    DD: $1,500 14
It's the rank of the character singing here

"I know the kings of England and I quote the fights historical /
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical"
    $1600 29
New England's Inn on Covered Bridge Green was once this artist's home, & it would fit into his work
    $1600 19
This language was introduced in the 1887 book "Lingvo Internacia"
    $2000 10
He wrote his poem "To the Cuckoo" in an orchard in Grasmere
    $2000 5
2001:
Hedwig & Errol
    $2000 25
Seen here, this flower known by its genus name is popular as a climbing plant
    $2000 15
In Catholic ministry, priest is right below bishop & this rank is right below priest
    DD: $2,100 30
If he could have gone home again, it might have been to his mother's Asheville, N.C. boarding house, now a landmark
    $2000 20
Oui! It's the 10-letter French word Americans sometimes use for a writing desk

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Cait Sidney
$8,200 $4,400 $6,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD EVENTS
In 2003, 120 years after it made headlines, a book on this was subtitled "The Day the World Exploded"

Final scores:

Mark Cait Sidney
$2,799 $8,400 $13,400
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $13,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mark Cait Sidney
$8,200 $5,800 $7,400
14 R,
5 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
8 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $21,400

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