Show #5050 - Friday, July 21, 2006

Celeste DiNucci game 2.

Contestants

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Steve Bingo, a library assistant originally from Seattle, Washington

Alex Hunnicutt, a computer programmer from Arlington, Texas

Celeste DiNucci, a grad student from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE DAILY SHOW
(Alex: That's a fun show.)
MESOPOTAMIA
YOU, YOUR HEALTH & YOU
THIS WEEK IN GOD
PRODUCE PETE
BACK IN "BLACK"
    $200 1
The April 9, 2005 wedding of these 2 people was the topic of "Bride of Chucky"
    $200 6
Gentler than Hammurabi's, the code of Ur-Nammu demands these, such as 1 mina, for inflicting injury
    $200 26
Swollen lymph nodes called buboes are the main sign of this disease that devastated 14th century Europe
    $200 16
No need to set my alarm--it's Saturday & time for my worship of Somnus, the Roman god of this
    $200 11
Pete's wife refuses to say why she was put in a kabocha shell, the Japanese type of this vegetable
    $200 21
You won't need 21 guesses to name this rhyming type of short, leather-covered club
    $400 2
Our plan to make an enormous superpower with a grudge vs. the U.S. was outlined in "De-Weakening" this country
    $400 7
What some Mesopotamians called the "Nether Sea" we call this gulf
    $400 27
The American Academy of Dermatology told you to wear flip-flops to prevent this; Tinactin, stat!
    $400 17
It's Sunday & time to say a few prayers to Cautha, the sun god of this ancient people of the Italian peninsula
    $400 12
When he wants to reap, Pete always sickles down this cereal, Avena sativa, which he rolls or eats Irish-style
    $400 22
The scientific name of this medium-sized animal is Ursus americanus, if "medium-sized" means weighing up to 600 lbs.
    $600 3
In 2005 the DNC was in the crosshairs when this Vermont man became "Chairman Now"
    $600 8
Utnapishtim, the Mesopotamian version of this Biblical man, is warned of the destruction of Shuruppak
    $600 28
Mere contact on scratched skin of saliva from an animal with this disease, aka hydrophobia, can transmit it
    $600 18
It's Tuesday & it's raining; must be the work of Lei Kung, the thunder god of this religion founded by Lao Tzu
    $600 13
When pickled, Pete especially likes the Tuscan pepper seen here, which is called this in Italy
    $600 23
Theoretically, its gravitational field is so intense that no electromagnetic radiation can escape
    $800 4
A White House man's involvement in the outing of this woman as a CIA agent was presented as "Rove Actually"
    DD: $1,500 9
They settled Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C. & brought in some good ideas, like civilization & writing
    $800 30
These blood-clotting aiders have an average life span of 9 to 14 days; healthy adults have over a trillion of them
    $800 19
It's Wednesday & it's time to light a candle to Ho Musubi No Kami, a fire god of this Japanese religion
    $800 14
Beetles no longer bother Pete's best fruit tree, which grows this treat sometimes called a Persian apple
    $800 24
Ex-LAPD detective Steve Hodel thinks his own father killed Elizabeth Short, nicknamed this
    $1000 5
"Deconstructing Harriet" broke down her Supreme Court nomination (before it broke down)
    $1000 10
Nebuchadnezzar's spending on buildings & war left this empire open to conquest in 539 B.C.
    $1000 29
Wilson's disease, which can be misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, is caused by an excess of this element, Cu
    $1000 20
It's Thursday & I had to work 16 hours today! Guess I'll pray to Nyx, the Greek goddess of this
    $1000 15
Pete pan-fries this Chinese legume that the French call mange-tout--eat it all, pod & all
    $1000 25
Churchill called his case of depression this animal

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

Celeste Alex Steve
$400 $3,900 -$1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Celeste Alex Steve
$2,000 $3,500 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

U.S. CITIES
PICK THE OSCAR WINNER
(Alex: Name the narrator we quote in each clue in...)
FIRST-PERSON NARRATORS
BLAME IT ON THE REIGN
SOUNDS LIKE A SNACK CHIP
ALL ABOUT THE BOOK
    $400 1
President Taft wasn't a Communist, but he was from this city that's home to Reds
    $400 6
"American Beauty":
Kevin Spacey,
Annette Bening,
Chris Cooper
    $400 11
"...Conversing with the Houyhnhnms, and looking upon them with delight, I fell to imitate their gait and gesture"
    $400 12
...of Clovis I, who made this city the Frankish capital in the 6th century
    $400 21
A book's preface, or presenting one person to another for the first time
    $800 2
The Sternwheel Regatta, a 10-day river festival, is held each summer in this West Virginia capital
    $800 7
"Jerry Maguire":
Cuba Gooding, Jr.,
Tom Cruise,
Renee Zellweger
    DD: $3,600 17
"It was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its highest that the lights in his house failed to go on..."
    $800 13
...of this French monarch, who granted the American colonies cash before losing his head in 1793
    $800 22
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents an image of a page of a book.) A "gloss" is a marginal translation or explanation of a difficult term; the same root gives us this word for a list of such terms
    $1200 3
Billy Joel could tell you this "town" near Bethlehem, Penn. has the oldest municipal band in the U.S.
    $1200 8
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre":
Humphrey Bogart,
Tim Holt,
Walter Huston
    $1200 18
"But though I was so terrified by the idea of the seafaring man with one leg, I was far less afraid... than anybody else"
    $1200 14
...of this man, who in 1703 founded what is now Russia's largest port on a Swedish fort site on the Gulf of Finland
    $1200 23
It can also mean a local branch of an organization, such as the American Red Cross
    $1600 4
Once the starting point for Florida's Celestial Railroad, this community has a park named for Burt Reynolds
    $1600 9
"Shampoo":
Warren Beatty,
Goldie Hawn,
Lee Grant
    $1600 19
"I am now faced with the distasteful task of recording a definite drop in Lolita's morals"
    DD: $3,000 15
...of this English monarch, who made a truce with Saladin, ceding him Jerusalem
    $1600 27
It's been said that this painter changed her birth year to 1910 to coincide with the Mexican Revolution
    $1600 24
Often several pages, this customary section of appreciation may name editors, grant agencies, librarians & wives
    $2000 5
This "town" on Martha's Vineyard was named in 1671 for a son of the Duke of York
    $2000 10
"A Beautiful Mind":
Russell Crowe,
Jennifer Connelly,
Ed Harris
    $2000 20
"I'm immortal, more or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire--these things might destroy me"
    $2000 16
...of this Mongol of Xanadu fame, who founded his capital on the site of modern-day Beijing
    $2000 26
Marshalsea is a debtor's prison that figures prominently in this "little" 1857 Dickens classic
    $2000 25
Any randomly chosen book is likely to include this institution's cataloging-in-publication data

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Celeste Alex Steve
$8,600 $12,300 $400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

NYC TICKER-TAPE PARADE HONOREES
Of the 3 men honored August 13, 1969, the one who spent part of July 20th miles from the other 2

Final scores:

Celeste Alex Steve
$7,401 $7,300 $0
2-day champion: $18,001 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Celeste Alex Steve
$7,200 $11,600 $4,000
15 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $22,800

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