Show #5129 - Thursday, December 21, 2006

Steve Unite game 4.

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Jane Glass, a high school librarian from Portland, Maine

Max Joel, a green builder from New York, New York

Steve Unite, a writer from Studio City, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $64,404)

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Jeopardy! Round

CHRISTMAS HISTORY
COLLEGE SPORTS TEAM LOGOS
PASS THE POTATOES
FIRE WHEN READY
KA-"POW"!
THE MACY'S PARADE: BEHIND THE SCENES
(Jon of the Clue Crew in front of a float: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. You've watched it, now find out what goes into putting it together.)
    $200 1
Christmas trees originated in Germany; they stood for the garden of Eden & so were hung with this fruit
    $200 6
Catholic and co-ed, this university has a noted law school
    $200 8
We're on this kind of a tight budget, so we're serving the long, skinny potatoes of the same name
    $200 21
The October 1871 fire in this U.S. city burned more than 17,000 buildings & claimed 250 lives
    $200 12
He was the first African-American Secretary of State
    $200 26
(Jon of the Clue Crew stands on a catwalk in a storeroom.) The first Macy's parade in 1924 included live bears--they scared the children, so in 1927 balloon animals debuted, including this silent cartoon cat
    $400 2
Before we kissed under it, ancient Europeans believed this plant held magic powers to bestow life & fertility
    $400 7
A football powerhouse, it's also famous for its archaeology museum
    $400 17
My Chantilly potatoes are richer than I am; they're made with the heavy type of this
    $400 22
This 1969 Vonnegut work takes place in part during the firebombing of Dresden
    $400 13
2-word term for a soft pad used to apply makeup
    $400 27
(Jon walks in front of a parade inflatable.) The Macy's parade did not take place for three years during this decade--since rubber was in short supply, the balloons were donated to the war effort
    $600 3
Dec. 25 may have been chosen to correspond with this empire's Saturnalia rebirth of the sun festival
    $600 9
This university originally opened in Ocala in 1853
    $600 18
I want this dish of thinly sliced potatoes whose name reminds me of Ms. Paquin
    $600 23
The 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in this city left 146 garment workers dead
    $600 14
Electric drills, saws & other equipment, collectively
    $600 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew poses in front of Snoopy.) A new version of Snoopy debuted in 2006--when he first appeared in 1968, he was dressed up as this, the way he often was atop his doghouse
    DD: $600 4
This movement banned Christmas in England & New England in the 1600s, arguing it was a secular holiday
    $800 10
Come out of your shell and name this university where Jim Henson went to school
    $800 19
I get a "rush" when I eat the yellowish potatoes known as Yukon this
    $800 24
491 perished when the Coconut Grove nightclub caught fire in this New England capital city in 1942
    $800 15
A brazen political maneuver to gain advantage, or a period in hockey where one of the other team is in the penalty box
    $800 29
(Kelly reads the clue from inside a house parade float.) Macy's parade floats must fold up to be just eight feet wide and twelve and a half feet high to fit through this tunnel for the trip from New Jersey to Manhattan
    $1000 5
Since the 19th c. the descendants of Henry "Jolly Harry" Livingston have claimed him as the author of this poem
    $1000 11
It was originally a state agricultural college
    $1000 20
We'll duke it out over these potatoes pureed with egg yolks & butter & named for a duke's wife
    $1000 25
A 1967 accident aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal, one of these ships, caused a tragic fire
    $1000 16
Pocahontas' papa
    $1000 30
(Kelly presents the clue from the workshop.) This 1947 movie which used footage of actual floats gave many Americans a love for the Macy's parade

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Steve Max Jane
$5,800 $1,800 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Max Jane
$12,400 $2,000 -$200

Double Jeopardy! Round

NATIONAL PARKS OF THE WORLD
MOVIE JACK POT
"E"-MALE
U.S. CITY HISTORY
A LOST LETTER FROM SHAKESPEARE
VERBS
    $400 26
Covered mostly by an inland icecap, the world's largest national park is located on this island
    $400 1
He was one half of "The Out-Of-Towners" & one half of "The Odd Couple"
    $400 2
Dan Marino, Brett Favre & this Denver Bronco are the only NFL quarterbacks to pass for more than 50,000 yards
    $400 11
Once known as Lake's Crossing, it's the place where many folks have crossed from marriage to divorce
    $400 3
Dear Anne, how art thou? This play doth come along; Mercutio dueleth Tybalt, but the 2 shan't appear in a sequel
    $400 19
To mix a salad or flip a coin
    $800 27
This country's Komodo National Park covers 3 major islands & several smaller ones in the lesser Sunda group
    $800 13
In a 1992 film he tells Tom Cruise, "You can't handle the truth!"
    $800 4
In 1984 he left Paramount Pictures to become chairman & CEO of Disney; he stayed there 20 years
    $800 17
During WWII, this city was the headquarters of the Alaska Defense Command
    $800 8
I included a Norwegian guy in this play & dubbed Osric "a fantastic fop"; the ending is a whit of a bummer
    $800 20
Not spring or fall but this verb can mean either "to spice" or "to make more experienced"
    $1200 28
In November 2004 this mountain & its surrounding area were declared a national park in Turkey
    $1200 14
Si, on the big screen he threw his hat into the ring as "Nacho Libre"
    $1200 5
In 1968 this American biologist formed Zero Population Growth urging families to have no more than 2 children
    $1200 18
This Kentucky city's name dates back to 1775, when settlers on the site heard about the Revolutionary War's 1st battle
    $1200 9
I have a line in this 1604 tragedy: "Loved not wisely but too well"... dost thou think it over the top?
    $1200 23
This type of pad or pillow is also a verb meaning "to absorb shock", as of "the blow"
    $1600 29
Chateau Lake Louise is a famous resort in this Canadian national park
    $1600 15
In 1970 James Earl Jones played Jack Jefferson, a thinly veiled version of this real boxer
    $1600 6
This Democrat served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina for one term, 1999-2005
    DD: $4,000 21
It was officially declared the capital of a kingdom 109 years before it became a state capital
    $1600 10
Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed... dost thou revel in the fairies' names in this play? Methinks 'twill play in Peoria!
    DD: $1,000 24
Career can mean "rush headlong"; change the last letter to get this, which means the same
    $2000 16
Ben Affleck's character in 2002's "The Sum Of All Fears"
    $2000 7
His mother's unsolved murder was the subject of this crime author's 1996 nonfiction work, "My Dark Places"
    $2000 22
This city on the Columbia River traces its origins to a fur-trading post established by a certain John Jacob's men
    $2000 12
Paduan lawyers, sexual identity wackiness, money & deceit... this play doth have it all! Must runneth, ta for now, Bill
    $2000 25
With a short "A", it's the part of a sentence including the verb; with a long "A", a verb meaning "to base upon something"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Max Jane
$21,200 $3,000 $6,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE MIDDLE EAST
By tradition, this nation's president is a Maronite Christian, the P.M. a Sunni & the speaker of the Parliament a Shiite

Final scores:

Steve Max Jane
$22,400 $3,500 $6,000
4-day champion: $86,804 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Max Jane
$21,200 $7,800 $6,600
26 R,
0 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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