Show #5176 - Monday, February 26, 2007

Contestants

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Marc Spraragen, a graduate student from Los Angeles, California

Chuck Newell, an English teacher from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sri Narayanan, a pediatric resident from Cleveland Heights, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $60,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY LONDON
HERE'S WALDO
FINISH THE REALLY LOOSE RHYME
(Alex: And they are really loose.)
THIS MEANS WAR!
AT THE DRUGSTORE
THET IZN'T SPELED RITE
(Alex: And you have to find the misspelled word in the clue.)
    $200 6
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew has a new review from the zoo--the London Zoo in Regent's Park, London.) At the zoo in Regent's Park this character first discovers his unusual powers when he talks to the snakes
    $200 11
Waldo was the nephew of this nearsighted cartoon character & helped keep him out of trouble
    $200 16
This man doesn't strike me as a guy whose life is fun-filled /
Especially since he lost his job; farewell to Mr....
    $200 26
With 22 enemy planes shot down, Eddie Rickenbacker was the USA's No.1 flying ace during this war
    $200 21
It seems your doctor has prescribed Lunesta; you must have trouble doing this
    $200 1
Moraine,
ordain,
champain
    $400 7
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads from Temple Church in London.) In this novel, Langdon's first London stop in his search for the holy grail is here at Temple Church
    $400 12
Named after the screenwriter of "Midnight Cowboy", the Waldo Salt award is given by this Park City, Utah film fest
    $400 17
He spent 5 months in Vietnam /
Writing about the war /
Made the leap, he was the veep /
We know him as...
    $400 27
"Troilus and Cressida" & "The Iliad" recount the events of this ancient conflict
    $400 22
There's good news from Gillette on aisle 3; there's also Daisy & CustomPlus, all disposable ones of these
    $400 2
Merthful,
pitiful,
deceitful
    $600 8
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the canal in Regent's Park, London.) In this pioneering science fiction novel about an attack on London the protagonist finds Regent's Canal a spongy mass of dark red vegetation
    $600 13
On the quirky TV series "Twin Peaks", a pet bird named Waldo of this talkative species ends up mysteriously dead
    $600 18
Seen here is this lady, not Tom or Dick Smothers /
She's been on our show; it's...
    DD: $2,000 28
The French Revolution inspired a similar one in this Caribbean country in 1791
    $600 23
When it comes to cotton swabs, it's the No. 1 brand; there are even antibacterial ones
    $600 3
Obstreperous,
outragious,
obnoxious
    $800 9
(Kelly of the Clue Crew seeks a clue in Hyde Park, London.) This poet's first wife, Harriet, drowned herself in the Serpentine Lake in early December 1816; by New Years he'd married Mary
    $800 14
In a 1975 film this actor was just great as "The Great Waldo Pepper"
    $800 19
Hey, Machu Picchu /
Incas lived in this country /
Wait, that was haiku
    $800 29
It's the war that took place on the Iberian Peninsula from 1936 to 1939
    $800 24
Named for the "father of antiseptic surgery", it was once available only to doctors & dentists
    $800 4
Abismal,
bisque,
plebiscite
    $1000 10
(Kelly of the Clue Crew is with some blooms in Bloomsbury, London.) In Defoe's tale about this plucky title lass, she visits her secret lover's Bloomsbury home after learning of his illness
    $1000 15
This tough-guy actor's last film role was as Police Commissioner Waldo in 1981's "Ragtime"
    $1000 20
This critter seen here isn't poisonous, heck no! /
Look & you'll see, as plain as can be, your garden variety...
    $1000 30
Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia in 1740 launched the war of this country's succession
    $1000 25
Prilosec & Prevacid are 2 of the medications available for treating GERD, or gastroesophageal this disease
    $1000 5
Fought,
overrought,
besought

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

Sri Chuck Marc
$1,200 $2,400 $4,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sri Chuck Marc
$2,600 $6,000 $8,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

OPERA
BEST PICTURES IN OTHER WORDS
MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS
EDUCATION
THAT'S GONNA COST YOU
AN "ARM" OR A "LEG"
    $400 26
The title libertine of this 1787 Mozart opera seduces women in 17th century Seville
    $400 6
1997:
"Colossal"
    $400 13
In 1814 & 1815 this island 6 miles off Tuscany was a sovereign state ruled by Napoleon
    $400 11
In 1971 the Supreme Court ruled that schools could desegregate by doing this to transport kids to other districts
    $400 21
In 1917 the U.S. ponied up 25 million bucks for these Caribbean islands & bought them from Denmark
    $400 1
4-word term for Gen. McClellan's Union forces that guarded D.C. against invasion across a certain river
    $800 27
The title of this Puccini opera deals with a painter (Marcello), a poet (Rodolfo) & a philosopher (Colline)
    $800 7
1963:
"'It's Not Unusual' Singer"
    $800 14
Mementos of the life & work of Nikos Kazantzakis can be found at the Museum in Iraklion on this largest Greek Island
    $800 12
On June 1, 1987 Father Theodore Hesburgh stepped down as president of this university after 35 years in that capacity
    $800 22
Between 1853 & 1856, commissioners purchased the NYC site for what became this 843-acre location
    $800 2
Assembled in the 1580s, it was commanded by Medina Sidonia
    DD: $2,000 28
The Franco-Prussian war delayed this Verdi opera's premiere: scenery couldn't leave besieged Paris for Cairo
    $1200 8
1950:
"Everything Concerning Adam's Wife"
    $1200 16
Chopin wrote some of his finest mazurkas at Valldemosa Monastery on this largest of Spain's Balearic Islands
    $1200 15
(I'm U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.) Before becoming its own cabinet department, Education was part of this 3-pronged department
    $1200 23
The 1902 Spooner Act authorized the purchase of this strategic zone from Colombia
    $1200 3
He's known for one-man shows like "Mambo Mouth" & for film roles like Chi Chi in "To Wong Foo..."
    DD: $2,300 9
1945:
"Saturday & Sunday Gone Astray"
    $1600 19
This northernmost African nation's Djerba Island was the filming site for Mos Eisley Spaceport in "Star Wars"
    $1600 17
This union founded in 1916 also includes school custodians as well as the people in its name
    $1600 24
This man purchased the site of Providence, Rhode Island from the Narragansett Indians
    $1600 4
In 1913 a major exhibit of modern art was held at NYC's 69th Regiment one of these
    $2000 10
1937:
"A Biography Concerning Alfred Dreyfus' Defender"
    $2000 20
Although French is the official language of this large island, the native tongue of the residents is a dialect of Italian
    $2000 18
In the early 20th c. these traveling groups named for a N.Y. lake went from town to town giving lectures in tents
    $2000 25
The U.S. paid $10 million for the territory south of the Gila River in this 1854 purchase
    $2000 5
Chaps are a type of these protective outer garments

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sri Chuck Marc
$13,000 $12,700 $17,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICANA
In a February 22, 1936 reenactment, retired star pitcher Walter Johnson threw this across the Rappahannock

Final scores:

Sri Chuck Marc
$200 $7,900 $8,799
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,799

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sri Chuck Marc
$13,000 $10,600 $16,600
14 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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