Show #5056 - Monday, September 11, 2006

First game of Season 23.
Updated "HD-friendly" set.
New title graphics.
Jeopardy! begins broadcasting in HDTV.

Contestants

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Dan Cordova, a sales representative from Santa Ana, California

Lauren Hirs, a market research analyst originally from Plano, Texas

Brad Jeffcoat, a student from Vidalia, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

23
(Alex: In honor of our 23...)
YEARS
NAME THE NFL COACHING LEGEND
STATE INSECTS
____ & ____ BRANDS
WEATHER WORDS
    $200 13
It begins, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want"
    $200 23
Wall Street laid an egg in October of this Roaring '20s year when the stock market crashed
    $200 1
Nicknamed "Papa Bear", he not only coached the Chicago Bears for 40 seasons, he played baseball for the Yankees
    $200 19
In Illinois it's good to be the king, or at least this butterfly, the state insect
    $200 3
You can be a Chunk Spelunker for this ice cream
    $200 8
Traditionally, a dense one of these is compared to "pea soup"
    $400 14
23 different pilgrims tell their stories in this late-14th century classic
    $400 24
Following his resignation in this year, we didn't have Richard Nixon to kick around anymore
    $400 2
He was the first coach to win an NCAA football championship & a Super Bowl
    $400 20
It might want to fly away home to Massachusetts, where it's the state insect
    $400 4
The logo of this brand is seen here
    $400 9
This 6-letter word for a tornado's shape is also a kitchen utensil
    $600 15
Legend says in 490 B.C., Pheidippides ran about 23 miles from this plain to Athens to announce a victory
    $600 25
The U.S. officially entered World War I in April of this year
    $600 5
He & son Dave are the only father & son coaches to coach against each other as head coaches in the NFL
    $600 28
It wasn't until 1983 that Utah finally made this its state insect
    $600 16
It calls itself "pure cane sugar from Hawaii"
    $600 10
In the loose sense, it's any weather vane, but specifically it's one with a rooster on it
    $800 21
The classical form of this language used only 23 letters; J, U & W were added at a later date
    $800 26
The first Summer Olympics broadcast in color were held in Mexico City in this year
    $800 6
The son of this pro football Hall of Famer is a U.S. senator
    $800 29
Alaska's state insect is the "four spot skimmer" this, so keep it away from St. George
    $800 17
This Scottish Whisky traces its roots to Italian distiller Giacomo Justerini
    $800 11
(Jeff Probst reports from Palau.) Luckily, Palau is outside the zone of these storms, whose name comes from a Chinese word that means "great wind"
    $1000 22
This important parallel of latitude is located at 23 degrees, 27 minutes north of the equator
    $1000 27
In this year Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan & Red China established the People's Republic
    $1000 7
He won 3 Super Bowls & now owns a NASCAR racing team
    DD: $2,500 30
It's tough to separate church & state in Connecticut while having this as state insect
    $1000 18
Ray-Ban glasses, developed by this company, were so named because they reduce UV & infrared rays
    $1000 12
The name of this job comes from the Greek for "discussion of celestial phenomena" (stay tuned)

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

Brad Lauren Dan
$4,800 $1,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Lauren Dan
$4,500 $3,800 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

MOTHER RUSSIA
NON-BOND CONNERY
(Alex: You have to give the title of the film.)
DICKENS CHARACTERS
YOU DO THE MATH
MUSIC
CROSSWORD CLUES "F"
    $400 1
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew goes for gold in St. Petersburg, Russia.) Russian craftsmen have recreated the Amber Room here in the Catherine Palace, which had been plundered by these people in 1941
    $400 12
1990:
Sean defects to the U.S. & brings his high-tech sub with him
    $400 11
This "Christmas Carol" clerk's children are Peter, Martha, Belinda, Tiny Tim & 2 who don't have names
    $400 18
The square root of the square root of 16
    $400 26
Contrapuntal is the adjectival form of this, the combination of melodic lines
    $400 6
Trot and terrier preceder
(3)
    $800 2
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew is our girl in Moscow, Russia.) From 1953 to 1961, Lenin shared his tomb with this leader who was then moved to his present resting place in the Kremlin wall
    $800 14
1987:
Sean helps Eliot Ness bag Capone
    $800 13
Drinking beer, kicking dogs & hitting women are hobbies of this man, Fagin's adult accomplice
    $800 19
1 x 2 x 4 x 8 x 10
    $800 27
A Lalo "Symphonie" got this national name because it was composed for virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate
    $800 7
Process that turns grape juice into wine
(12)
    $1200 3
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew rushes back to Palace Square in St. Petersburg.) In 1905 a peaceful demonstration here on Palace Square turned into a massacre known in history as this bloody day of the week
    $1200 15
1989:
Sean helps his archaeologist son search for the Holy Grail
    $1200 23
Paul Dombey styles himself "sole representative" of this firm
    $1200 20
1111 plus 2222 plus 3333, divided by 6
    $1200 28
In 1866 he began teaching at the new Moscow Musical Conservatory now often called by his name
    $1200 8
Slang for a policeman who walks the beat
(8)
    DD: $6,000 4
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from "poetic" Russia.) I'm here in the town originally called Detskoye Selo, which in 1937 was renamed for this great Russian poet
    $1600 16
1996:
Sean shows an elite team of SEALs how to break into Alcatraz to stop a madman
    $1600 24
Nathan Winkle is among the illustrious members of this title club
    $1600 21
100 divided by 4, times 3, divided by 5
    $1600 29
Popular in 18th century opera, the Da Capo Aria had 2 sections & then the singer was supposed to do this
    $1600 9
"Tired" army clothes
(8)
    $2000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shares a photo op on Red Square.) Legend says that Ivan the Terrible lived up to his nickname when he blinded the designers of this cathedral so they could never again build anything as beautiful
    $2000 17
1976:
After returning home from the Crusades, Sean battles the Sheriff of Nottingham
    $2000 25
He marries Dora Spenlow in Chapter 43 & Agnes Wickfield in Chapter 62
    DD: $1,000 22
1/2 plus 1/3 plus 1/10 plus 1/15
    $2000 30
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields claims to be the world's most recorded of these small orchestras
    $2000 10
Tired soldier's leave of absence
(8)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Lauren Dan
$8,300 $15,400 $2,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PLANTS
In tropical Africa it's the main source of calories in the diet; in the U.S. it gives us a pudding

Final scores:

Brad Lauren Dan
$16,600 $16,601 $1
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,601 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brad Lauren Dan
$11,800 $15,400 $8,000
14 R,
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
20 R,
0 W
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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