Show #5134 - Thursday, December 28, 2006

Contestants

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Jared Thompson, an actuarial analyst originally from Eureka, Illinois

Carol Pal, a graduate student from San Francisco, California

Lisa McClain, a history professor and Director of Gender Studies from Boise, Idaho (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY FACES
ACTUAL MLB BROADCAST QUOTES
NUMERAL-OLOGY
BIBLICAL RHYME TIME
WORLD CURRENCY
WORD ORIGINS
    $200 26
The life of this man has not been greatly exaggerated
    $200 12
"Boros is not with the team...because he's attending his daughter's funeral. Oh, wait, it's her" this, another big day
    $200 7
In order to deliver mail more efficiently, the USPS added this many new digits to existing ZIP codes in 1983
    $200 21
Long-suffering man's dressing gowns
    $200 1
The name of this Maltese currency comes from the Latin libra, meaning "pound"
    $200 5
This kind of dummy often displays women's clothes, though its name comes from the Dutch for "little man"
    $400 27
People went ape after his groundbreaking 1859 publication
    $400 16
At then-Royals Stadium, in Kansas City: "The sky is so clear today, you can see all the way to" this state
    $400 8
In fluid measurements, 1 pint equals this many cups
    $400 22
First woman's minor annoyances
    $400 2
The lat, equivalent to 100 santims, is the currency of--yep, you guessed it--this country
    DD: $2,000 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew helps with an image on a monitor.) The pair of Greek letters seen here inspired this eight-letter English word that's a cornerstone of the English language
    $600 28
This American seen here might have left the light on for you
    $600 17
"Rich Folkers is throwing up in" this warmup area
    $600 9
When scoring in bowling, if you make 3 strikes in your first 3 rolls, this is the number that goes in the first box
    $600 23
Naomi's daughter-in-law's tanning rooms
    $600 3
This S. American country's currency is the real thing; the real was also once used in Portugal
    $600 14
This musical instrument's name may be influenced by "hurly-burly", a Scots word meaning "uproar".
    $800 29
19th century man of steel, seen here
    $800 18
"Well, it looks like" this mid-season "balloting is over, especially in the National & American leagues"
    $800 10
Any solution with a pH less than this number is acidic; if it's more, it's alkaline
    $800 24
Precious stones belonging to Noah's oldest son
    $800 4
In 1964, a country on this continent abandoned the pound & introduced the leone
    $800 15
This type of tower is usually seen in Asia, but its name comes from a Portuguese word for "temple"
    $1000 30
They're the famous
Librettist and composer duo, seen here
    $1000 19
"If" this all-time hit king "brings the Reds in, they ought to bronze him & put him in cement"
    $1000 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents.)
When I hold up all the fingers on one hand, the v-shape here is thought to be the origin of a V representing this.
    $1000 25
Gospel writer's quirks of fate
    $1000 6
This Angolan currency introduced in 1977 was named for a river, not a late December holiday
    $1000 20
The name of this almond paste confection is derived in part from an Italian word for "candy box"

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

Lisa Carol Jared
$600 $4,400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa Carol Jared
$3,400 $5,400 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

FARGO
MILLER'S CROSSING
THE LADYKILLERS
BLOOD SIMPLE
THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE
THE COEN BROTHERS
    $400 19
Fargo, North Dakota was named for a partner in this stagecoach express line
    $400 30
He wrote the script for the 1961 film "The Misfits"
    $400 11
In 1841, crowds gathered on NYC docks to get the (not good) news of the fate of this author's Little Nell
    $400 1
In 1920, King Alexander of Greece, bitten by a monkey, died of septicemia, also called by this 2-word name
    $400 14
Trim off "man" from a word for humanity & you get this 4-letter adjective meaning considerate or gentle
    $400 6
The Coens were nominated for a 2000 screenwriting Oscar for this film that starred George Clooney
    DD: $3,600 20
With this state's Moorhead, Fargo forms a metro area of about 180,000
    $800 29
Country legend who wrote & sang "King of the Road"
    DD: $5,000 12
He wrote, "The fish had moved away. It swallowed the woman's limb without chewing"
    $800 2
A type of high-tech TV screen shares its name with this straw-colored fluid of the blood
    $800 15
Chop "man" from a term for a band's lead singer & get this word for a place where 2 air masses meet
    $800 7
Joel Coen is married to this actress who starred in "Fargo", don'tcha know
    $1200 23
Also known as a plains buffalo, it's the logo & nickname of North Dakota State's athletic teams
    $1200 28
In a letter to Anais Nin, he wrote, "Was all this so wonderful only because it was brief and stolen?"
    $1200 13
This author's character Lennie is stroking the hair of Curley's wife when things go wrong
    $1200 3
The inherited absence of the blood-clotting agent known as factor VIII leads to this disease
    $1200 16
Snip "man" from a term for a junior or senior in college & get this term for something of high social rank
    $1200 8
This 1987 comedy starred Nicolas Cage & Holly Hunter as baby snatchers
    $1600 24
This home run slugger's museum has his 1961 Hickok Pro Athlete of the Year Award & a replica of his Yankee locker
    $1600 26
In 2000, Georgia's governor appointed this man to fill the seat of deceased U.S. senator Paul Coverdell
    $1600 21
In his "An American Tragedy", Clyde muses that Roberta "could not swim-- could not swim-- could not swim"
    $1600 4
Much of this organ's blood comes from the hepatic artery
    $1600 17
Take "man" away from a term for a type of nighttime secruity guard & you get this type of timepiece
    $1600 9
This 1998 effort had Jeff Bridges mistaken for a millionaire of the same name
    $2000 25
This railroad, the NP, built a line that reached Fargo in 1872 & as far as Bismarck a year later
    $2000 27
He changed the world of comic books with "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" & "Sin City"
    $2000 22
Winifred Utley is clubbed dead in "A Season in Purgatory" by this Vanity Fair murder journalist
    $2000 5
O- is the universal donor blood type & we're "positive" that this blood type is the "universal recipient"
    $2000 18
Bite away "man" from a fancy word for someone fond of his food & get this word for edibles like squash or melons
    $2000 10
An early writing effort from Ethan & Joel was 1985's "Crimewave", penned for this man who directed "Spider-Man"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa Carol Jared
$10,200 $400 $20,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE 1970s
G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt & Egil Krogh were nicknamed this because they "plugged leaks"

Final scores:

Lisa Carol Jared
$19,200 $800 $20,500
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,500

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lisa Carol Jared
$10,200 $7,400 $20,600
10 R,
0 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
26 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $38,200

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