Show #5053 - Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Celeste DiNucci game 5.

Contestants

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Theresa Kenny, a musician from Stony Point, New York

Matthew Mitchell, a literacy tutor from Richland, Washington

Celeste DiNucci, a grad student from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (whose 4-day cash winnings total $60,402)

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Jeopardy! Round

INSECTS
I'VE ZINE THE MOVIE
TREE POTPOURRI
MAKE $$$ IN YOUR SPARE TIME!
LANDING ZONES OF NORMANDY
EDIBLE HOMOPHONES
    $200 12
When placed on its back, the click family of this insect jumps into the air to right itself, making a click sound
    $200 1
Sydney Schanberg's magazine article "The Death & Life of Dith Pran" lived on to become this film
    $200 20
Dendrochronologists study the climate of the past mainly by examining these in trees
    $200 26
Get hit in a "sensitive area", preferably by a toddler; send the tape to this Tom Bergeron show to win $100,000
    $200 2
A branch of the Sioux Indian tribe
    $200 3
To leave one's home & roots is to "pull up" these
    $400 13
A familiar sight on summer evenings east of the Rockies is the Photinus pyralis, a species of this
    DD: $1,000 8
The Life article that became this film described the bisexual bank robber as having the "good looks of an Al Pacino"
    $400 21
This symbol of Maine stands tall & green on the state's flag
    $400 30
Numismatics, man! In 2005 one of these dating from 1792 sold for $437,000--that's 43.7 million times its face value
    $400 4
The Bear River runs through this state into a lake
    $400 17
I must have offended people to get this kind of reception when I arrived at the cookoff
    $600 14
Some species of thrips are the only known animals that can reproduce by both bearing live young & doing this
    $600 9
Annie Proulx said she was driving while she wrote most of the article that became this Wyoming-set film
    $600 22
Acer saccharum is the sugar type of this tree
    $600 29
Think hard & pick up this honor, worth 114,935 kronor in 1923 & 10 million in 2005
    $600 5
Bug, Glove or Coast
    $600 18
Before the police could arrest him for his crimes with sheep, he "took it on" this
    $800 15
Just like chickens, insects have this 4-letter pouch where food is stored & partially digested
    $800 10
This Cameron Crowe film was a fictionalized account of his adventures writing for Rolling Stone
    $800 23
From his birthplace, Elvis may have known that Nyssa is the botanical name for this tree
    $800 28
Go halfsies in the lottery with Donna Goeppert, from Bethlehem in this state; in 2005 she won $1 million 2 different times
    $800 6
Hellenically, Hera
    $800 19
Produced by mating
    $1000 16
A long-horned grasshopper gets this name from the love call produced by rubbing its two front wings together
    $1000 11
A GQ article became this film where Piper Perabo learned that beautiful women plus booze equals money
    $1000 24
This Aussie song mentions "a jolly swagman" "under the shade of a coolibah tree"
    $1000 27
If you see "Whitey" Bulger, ex-accomplice of "Rifleman" Flemmi, call this federal agency for a $1 million reward
    $1000 7
This weapon is aflame in Genesis 3:24
    $1000 25
It's noted for its huge antlers

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

Celeste Matthew Theresa
$1,000 $4,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Celeste Matthew Theresa
$3,400 $6,600 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

PHYSICS
THE GRAMMYS 2006
EXTREMELY BAD HISTORICAL POETRY
WORLD LEADERS
THEY PICKED UP THE CHEKHOV
OLD, ODD & OBSCURE WORDS
    $400 1
All moving particles have waves associated with them, as light waves are with these particles of light
    $400 26
She deserves a little respect, picking up her 17th Grammy for her rendition of "A House Is Not A Home"
    $400 19
Da da da dada something something "want mealier" / This tiny president was "The Sage of Montpelier"
    $400 6
He transformed his country into the first Communist state in the Western Hemisphere
    $400 16
This playwright adapted several Chekhov stories for his play "The Good Doctor" (Hint: Marsha Mason was in it)
    $400 11
"Skirl" is the shrill sound made by this musical instrument of the Highlands
    $800 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew indicates a series of sinusoids on the monitor.) When a wave is canceled out by an equal & opposite wave, the result is "complete destructive" this, like what messes up radio transmissions
    $800 20
Roses are red / Violets are blue / This "House of Mirth" author / Was born in 1862
    $800 7
In April 1969 he left the world stage & retired to his home at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
    DD: $7,000 17
In 1997 Amy Irving, Lili Taylor & Jeanne Tripplehorn were a triple threat in this play
    $800 12
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew speaks from a library.) In "Robinson Crusoe" the name of this amphibian means "a loop to hold a sword"; today, it's the name of this type of fastener
    $1200 3
This color precedes "body" in the name of an object that absorbs all radiant energy falling on it
    $1200 21
In days of old, this knight was bold, in the 17th c. scene / On muddy ground, his cloak was found / Like his head in 1618
    $1200 8
This Caribbean leader's famous nickname was appropriate--he graduated from medical school in 1934
    $1200 18
In 1966 this ex-wife of Laurence Olivier appeared on Broadway for the last time, as John Gielgud's wife in "Ivanov"
    $1200 13
An ichnite or ichnolite is a fossilized one of these, perhaps from a sasquatch?
    $1600 4
(Jon of the Clue Crew indicates a balance on a monitor.) With the torque pushing the bar clockwise equal to the torque pushing it counterclockwise, the bar is in the rotational type of this
    DD: $3,000 22
In 1492 / He sailed the ocean blue / He'd later lead the first fleet to reach India from Europe (Yep, that's bad poetry)
    $1600 9
This future king of Sweden received bricks, a trowel & a real yoke with 2 pails for his 5th birthday in 1951
    $1600 24
George C. Scott & Julie Christie shared the stage in this play in '73 with a very avuncular Nicol Williamson
    $1600 14
It's probably been a while since you've seen a typewriter; remember this 6-letter term for the roller?
    $2000 5
A measure of energy that can't be converted into work, it's causing the universe to run down into bleak nothingness
    $2000 27
With Nicole Kidman to cheer him on, he won for Male Country Vocal Performance, his first Grammy ever
    $2000 23
Half brother of Sir Austen / Took appeasement to the hilt / He was the sittin' / PM of Britain / & no, his name was not Wilt
    $2000 10
(Linda Park of Star Trek fame reads the clue.) I was born in Korea in 1978, the year before this dictator (no relation) was removed from power
    $2000 25
A 2006 staging of this Chekhov classic was fruitful for leading lady Annette Bening
    $2000 15
An explanatory comment, or in old manuscripts, a chapter heading or initial letter written in red

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Celeste Matthew Theresa
$15,600 $19,600 $5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AFRICAN CAPITALS
To get the name of its country, add 2 letters to the end of this world capital city

Final scores:

Celeste Matthew Theresa
$23,199 $7,999 $1
5-day champion: $83,601 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Celeste Matthew Theresa
$9,400 $19,200 $5,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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