Show #5182 - Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Contestants

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Martin Budak, a project manager from Portland, Oregon

Courtney Smotherman, a student from Maumee, Ohio

Eileen Loechel, an operations manager from River Forest, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

1840
CELEBRITY TROUBLES
WHICH U.S. CABINET DEPARTMENT?
BUSINESS PEOPLE
RAISE THE FLAG
LOWER THE "BOOM"
    $200 21
Captain Charles Wilkes spots what will become Wilkes Land, a part of this continent
    $200 6
When asked on TV about charges over illegal stock tip-offs, she responded, "I just want to focus on my salad"
    $200 11
The Federal Railroad Administration
    $200 26
In 1901 James Dole founded a company in Hawaii to process this
    $200 16
Seen here is the new flag of the post-Taliban Islamic Republic of this
    $200 1
Sickle-shaped weapon of the Australian Aborigines
    $400 22
The second-deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 317 as it destroys this state's city of Natchez
    $400 7
This lead singer of Hole first got in trouble when she stole a Kiss T-shirt as a youngster
    $400 12
The Federal Bureau of Prisons
    $400 27
In 2006 he pledged 85% of his shares in Berkshire Hathaway to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    $400 17
Once dominated by numerous city-states, this nation was unified around 1870
    $400 2
Enormously popular in the 1890s, this song heard here takes its name from the first line of its lyrics
    $600 23
This big Whig is elected president of the U.S. in November; he enjoyed the job for a short time
    $600 8
A video of her stealing clothing from Neiman Marcus was ruled inadmissable at her trial
    $600 13
The U.S. Mission to the United Nations
    $600 28
In 1982 this auto executive was tapped to head up a private-sector effort to restore the Statue of Liberty
    $600 18
Tree's company for this Middle Eastern nation's flag
    $600 3
Slang term for a large portable music player
    $800 24
Sir Charles Barry lays the cornerstone for these "Houses" in London
    $800 9
By 1970, this former Harvard professor & '60s psychedelic guru was on the run & living as a fugitive in Algeria
    $800 14
The Bureau of Land Management
    $800 29
He started his company in 1984, building & selling computers out of his dorm at the University of Texas
    $800 19
The current flag of this former British Crown colony is seen here
    $800 4
In 2006 the Census Bureau noted that these people started turning 60 at a rate of 8,000 a day
    $1000 25
Britain issues this "dark" postage, the world's first stamp
    $1000 10
This German tennis star was sentenced to 2 years probation for his failure to pay millions of euros in taxes
    DD: $200 15
Citizenship & Immigration Services
    $1000 30
Ty Warner worked for Dakin before starting his own company & introducing this line of small plush toys in 1993
    $1000 20
Two-word name of the U.S. Pacific territory whose flag is seen here
    $1000 5
Bob Geldof headed up this band of rock & roll rodents

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

Eileen Courtney Martin
$1,800 $2,400 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eileen Courtney Martin
$2,800 $4,800 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

LITERATURE OF THE 19-OUGHTS
AT THE MOVIES
SPANISH PLACE NAMES IN THE U.S.
IT'S ALL ACADEMIC
QUASI-RELATED PAIRS
(Alex: And in this one, I'll give you an example of the kind of clue you might see: "The actor who played Scott Evil and a gemstone color." And that would be "Who are Seth and Emerald Green?" All right?)
CONSUMER REPORTS
(Sarah: How they put everything from strollers to SUVs to the test, so you don't have to.)
    $400 21
Throughout the decade, he cranked out sequels like "Ozma of Oz"
    $400 16
Buddy Love was the suave alter ego of this title "professor" played by Jerry Lewis
    $400 6
A state capital:
"Holy Faith"
    $400 1
Paul Rudolph, longtime head of Yale's School of this, designed the building that houses it
    $400 26
"JFK" director & the deciphering rock found near Rashid, Egypt
    $400 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew enlightens us from the Consumer Reports photography lab in Yonkers, NY.) To judge digital prints, Consumer Reports simulates the bluish color temperature of daylight with a setting of 5000 K, the "K" standing for this
    $800 22
Also in the title, it's the last word of the Joseph Conrad tale about the mysterious Mr. Kurtz
    $800 17
Diane Keaton succumbs to a mysterious murderer in this morbid 1977 study of the singles-bar scene
    $800 7
A state:
"Flowery"
    $800 2
She left her D.C. job & boss Clarence Thomas to teach at the U. of Oklahoma but returned to do some testifying
    $800 27
A 21st century British P.M. & a U.S. female speed-skating gold medalist
    DD: $2,000 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew strolls through the Consumer Reports stroller testing lab in Yonkers, NY.) At Consumer Reports, strollers take 50,000 bumpy rolls to test durability; then plastic gets checked for this weakness in material resulting from stress, from the French for "tire"
    $1200 23
Date in 1900 on which Thomas Hardy wrote, "The land's sharp features seemed to be / The century's corpse"
    $1200 18
Don Johnson & a talking pooch were the stars of this 1975 film based on a Harlan Ellison story
    $1200 8
A border city:
"The Passage"
    $1200 3
In 1902 this Princeton professor became the first layman president of the school; he'd later go into politics
    $1200 28
Famed director of "Sweeney Todd" on Broadway & Haitian capital
    $1200 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is a (child safety) gate crasher at Consumer Reports in Yonkers, NY.) Child safety gates get both the dynamic test & this opposite type with a six letter name that uses 100 pounds of horizontal force for 10 seconds
    DD: $2,000 24
1903 Irish literary works included Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen" & this poet's "In the Seven Woods"
    $1600 19
In a tour-de-force performance, he played 8 different roles in 1949's "Kind Hearts and Coronets"
    $1600 9
A California city:
"The Cats"
    $1600 4
This 3-named woman who wrote 2005's "Missing Mom" has found time to teach at Princeton since 1978
    $1600 29
Highest Alpine peak & the Robert Mondavi white wine you might drink there
    $1600 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew stands in Consumer Reports' anachoic chamber in Yonkers, NY.) Measurements at 416 points test speakers with this type of noise, a wide band signal; its name comes from being halfway between red & white noise
    $2000 25
Frank Norris titled his 1901 novel about a railroad that's strangling farmers after this marine mollusk
    $2000 20
This director of 1931's "Frankenstein" was the subject of the film "Gods and Monsters"
    $2000 10
A western state:
"Snow Covered"
    $2000 5
In 1954 Cambridge appointed this children's author as a professor of Medieval & Renaissance literature
    $2000 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew winds up the category on KP duty at the dishwasher at Consumer Reports in Yonkers, NY.) The government gives a star for this type of efficiency; Consumer Reports washes dirtier loads, so you know when they rate a machine efficient, it can also perform

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eileen Courtney Martin
$7,600 $10,400 $16,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ISLANDS
Part of the 4th-most populous country, it's the world's most populous single island with about 120 million people

Final scores:

Eileen Courtney Martin
$7,000 $4,800 $20,801
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eileen Courtney Martin
$8,000 $10,400 $15,400
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
18 R,
2 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $33,800

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