Show #5043 - Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Contestants

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Tom Waskom, a lawyer from Richmond, Virginia

Susan Matejko, a legal secretary from Kailua, Hawaii

David Nikithser, a project manager from Hightstown, New Jersey (whose 2-day cash winnings total $44,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

JUST ONE WORD... PLASTICS
HERE'S LOOKING AT "U", KID
YOU TOLKIEN TO ME?
SHOW ME THE MONKEY!
I COULDA BEEN A BARTENDER
MOVIE CATCH PHRASES
    $200 21
Polypropelene containers melt at 320 deg., so they are safe to put in this appliance that uses 140-degree water
    $200 20
This term for any ideal or perfect place comes from the title of Sir Thomas More's opus
    $200 1
Tolkien once wrote, "I am in fact" one of these "in all but size"
    $200 5
You know the drill, it's the colorful monkey species seen here
    $200 13
To vodka, add dry vermouth & a lemon twist to make this; shaken, not stirred, you got it
    $200 3
1992:
"There's no crying in baseball!"
    $400 25
The "V" in PVC, it's energy-efficient because it's made more of salt than petroleum
    $400 22
It comes in radioactive isotopes like 235 & 238
    $400 2
While at Oxford, Tolkien formed a literary group called the Inklings with this man who wrote of Narnia
    $400 6
These large ground-dwelling monkeys native to Africa & Asia have prominent snouts resembling a dog's
    $400 15
Bust out some gin, Benedictine, cherry brandy & club soda & you've got a "sling" named for this island
    $400 4
1982:
"They're here!"
    $600 26
The "bubble" types of this headgear associated with early astronauts were made of GE's Lexan
    $600 24
The lending of money at an exorbitant rate of interest
    $600 14
Tolkien lectured on this king of the Geats, the title character of an Old English epic poem
    $600 7
The pygmy variety of this small South American monkey is seen here
    DD: $800 16
An ounce each of vodka, gin, light rum & tequila highlight this N.Y.-themed drink
    $600 10
1967:
"What we've got here is failure to communicate"
    $800 29
Dow Chemicals says this trademarked polystyrene insulation material isn't used to make cups, as often thought
    $800 27
On the web, it's the U in URL
    $800 19
Tolkien translated an Arthurian work about this knight who matches wits with a "Green Knight"
    $800 8
Name common to the 2 types of primates seen here
    $800 17
If you like light rum, crushed ice, pineapple juice, coconut cream, a cherry & getting caught in the rain, you like this
    $800 11
1950:
"I am big! It's the pictures that got small"
    $1000 30
Used in plastic bags, HDPE & LDPE stand for these two types of "polyethylene"
    $1000 28
Lucknow is the capital city of this most populous state of India
    $1000 23
The title "The Lord of the Rings" refers to this dark lord
    $1000 9
Nasalis larvatus is the scientific name for this type of monkey seen here
    $1000 18
Add a splash of creme de cassis to white wine to make this aperitif; use champagne to make it "royale"
    $1000 12
1927:
"You ain't heard nothin' yet!"

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

David Susan Tom
$2,200 $1,200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Susan Tom
$7,600 $1,200 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

40 YEARS OF THE NEA
(Alex: ...National Endowment for the Arts.)
POP LYRICS
ANCIENT GREECE
I’LL SEE YOU IN COURT!
FILL IN THE OPERATIC BLANK
10-LETTER WORDS
    $400 17
The first NEA grant was awarded to save this Manhattan ballet company
    $400 3
In song Elton John said goodbye to Princess Diana, referring to her as this flower
    $400 8
Thucydides, though from this city, tried to be fair to Sparta in narrating the Peloponnesian War
    $400 1
She argued 6 cases on women's rights before the Supreme Court in the 1970s; now she’s on the court
    $400 23
Rossini:
"William ____"
    $400 12
A child who shares his date of birth with 4 of his siblings
    $800 18
The NEA helped to fund & choose the design for this 1982 memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
    $800 4
This Whitney Houston hit begins, "If I should stay, I would only be in your way, so I'll go"
    $800 13
Theophrastus followed this man's teachings in physics & metaphysics & followed him as the Lyceum's head
    $800 2
In March 1996 the Supreme Court ruled New York & other cities couldn’t change the results of this 1990 event
    $800 24
Wagner:
"The Ring of the _____"
    $800 19
Seen here, this building in Ohio's capital was built by 19th-century convicts
    $1200 27
Guy Noir knows the NEA gave early, critical funding to start this Minnesota Public Radio variety show
    $1200 9
Michael Jackson protested in this hit, "I've seen the bright get duller, I'm not going to spend my life being a color"
    $1200 14
The most economically important tree, a branch from it symbolized the birth of a boy
    $1200 5
From Latin for "to move", one of these, such as a traffic ticket, requires you to pay a fine or appear in court
    $1200 25
Mussorgsky:
"Boris _____"
    DD: $2,800 20
To talk to the Fish-Footman or the Mock Turtle, this is where you have to go
    $1600 28
In 1967 the NEA helped found this organization set up to preserve our country's movie heritage
    $1600 10
In 1990 Paula Abdul observed, "I take 2 steps forward, I take 2 steps back, we come together cuz" of this
    DD: $2,000 15
The modern men's discus weighs 4.4 pounds; the ones found at this site in Greece's Elis Valley weighed up to 9 pounds
    $1600 6
O. Henry, Boss Tweed & Nikolae Ceausescu were all tried & convicted of this crime
    $1600 26
Mozart:
"____ fan tutte"
    $1600 21
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reads as she & Jon play cards.) Jon's keeping his cards under the table; I have mine above the table, which gave us this word meaning "without deceit"
    $2000 30
Actor Gary Sinise co-founded the Steppenwolf Theatre in this city & expanded its repertoire with NEA grants
    $2000 11
Celine Dion hit whose chorus is "'Cause I'm your lady & you are my man, whenever you reach for me, I'll do all that I can"
    $2000 16
The name of this wise lawgiver of around 600 B.C. has come to mean any legislator
    $2000 7
A 1969 case said the phrase "with all" these 2 words from Brown v. Board of Education wasn’t being followed
    $2000 29
Beethoven:
"______"
    $2000 22
When you write a paper, you don't copy directly, but do this, a verb meaning restate or put into other words

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Susan Tom
$7,600 $10,000 $4,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PRO FOOTBALL GEOGRAPHY
Of all the U.S. states with 2 current NFL teams, it’s the only state the Mississippi River touches

Final scores:

David Susan Tom
$5,599 $8,000 $100
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

David Susan Tom
$10,400 $10,800 $6,800
20 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,000

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