Show #5186 - Monday, March 12, 2007

Contestants

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Jennifer Gotcher, a homemaker from Costa Mesa, California

Will Porter, a librarian from Newton, New Jersey

Ted Kenniston, a logistics manager from Cincinnati, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

SCIENCE
NO. 1 ALBUMS OF THE '90s
COUNTRIES ON THE DOLLAR
IT'LL BE A COLD DAY IN HELENA
APOCALYPSE SOON?
THE "N" TIMES
    $200 22
This type of rain forms when nitrogen oxides & sulfur dioxide react within growing droplets
    $200 8
25 years after breaking up, this band had a No. 1 album late in 1995
    $200 1
Our neighbor
    $200 17
Of 25,000, 250,000 or 500,000, the approximate population of Helena, Montana
    $200 13
Millenarianism is the belief that the world will end as described in this book of the Bible
    $200 3
2-word term for a gathering of reporters held by a government official to release important information
    $400 23
(Jon of the Clue Crew points to two diagrams of the Earth's tilt on the monitor.) Because of the tilt of the Earth's axis both in summer & winter, solar panels in the United States facing this direction receive the most sun
    $400 11
In 1998 the Dave Matthews Band sank this movie's soundtrack from the No. 1 spot it had held for 16 weeks
    $400 2
The sultan of this island nation has about 30 billion of his country's dollars
    $400 18
Helena sprang up after 1864, when this was found in Last Chance Gulch; the gulch is now the main street of Helena
    $400 14
Shoemaker-Levy 9, one of these, hit Jupiter in 1994, giving us an idea of what might happen to Earth
    $400 4
This adjective was inspired by a mythological youth who constantly stared at his own reflection
    $600 24
This branch of study is for the birds... actually, it's of the birds
    $600 12
This band's 1993 "In Utero" album vowed, "Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle"
    $600 9
Spend dollars there in Brisbane or Borroloola
    DD: $3,400 19
Helena is the seat of a county named for these 2 men who passed through the area in 1805
    $600 15
"Testament" & "On the Beach" are films that deal with this type of apocalyptic scenario
    $600 5
In 37 A.D. noted husband-poisoner Agrippina gave birth to this future Roman emperor
    $800 25
In 1633 the Church condemned him to house arrest for astronomical heresy
    $800 20
One track off their 1994 album "Monster" was "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
    $800 10
This Caribbean island nation's dollar has the currency code BBD
    $800 29
Royal "city" nickname of
Helena... &
Buffalo... &
Seattle... &
Cincinnati...
    $800 27
Kalki, the 10th & last avatar of this Hindu god, is to ride a white horse, wield a blazing sword & wreak havoc
    $800 6
Campbell University & Appalachian State University are both found in this state
    $1000 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reading points to a fly's eye on the monitor.) An insect's compound eye can detect 300 flashes of light per second compared to a human's 50, using thousands of tiny lenses known as these, as in a diamond
    $1000 21
With tracks like "Sabotage" & "B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak", a 1994 album by this rap group went to No. 1
    $1000 16
Bet you 10 of its dollars it used to be called South West Africa
    $1000 30
10 miles west of Helena is this 2-word geographic feature, the crestline of the Rockies
    $1000 28
In this Michael Crichton novel, a Scoop VII satellite returns to Earth with a deadly virus
    $1000 7
9-letter word for the newbie at the nunnery

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

Ted Will Jennifer
$1,600 $1,200 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ted Will Jennifer
$5,600 $1,000 $9,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ART & MUSIC
(Alex: Next, we want you to name the actor in...)
OSCAR-WINNING ROLES
EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY
SOUNDS LIKE A GAME
SPEAK OF THE DICKENS!
(Alex: And finally, each correct response will be two animals in...)
RHYMING ANIMAL PAIRS
    $400 15
The last name of this 20th century Swiss artist is pronounced like a material for pottery
    $400 23
1962:
Atticus Finch
    $400 4
Anderson Cooper, a Mississippian's son, started writing "Dispatches from the Edge" while covering this 2005 disaster
    $400 1
This river carries about half of China's ocean trade; steamers can travel 680 miles inland to Wuhan
    $400 8
Some of the men in this novel assume the Alias "Jacques"; Monsieur DeFarge calls himself Jacques Four
    $400 10
Our national symbol & a floppy-eared canine
    $800 16
This artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center has been called the greatest trumpeter of his generation
    $800 24
1982:
Mahatma Gandhi
    $800 7
(I'm Harry Smith.) Important news stories I've covered include the events & ceremonies of this president's funeral in 2004
    $800 2
From the Greek for "one tone", it's a synonym for "blandness"
    $800 9
Dances, & cake, & mince-pies, & plenty of beer--why, it's party time with the Fezziwigs in this short novel
    $800 11
Swine & creatures that grow from tadpoles
    $1200 20
Handel's "Messiah" is one of these compositions, with vocal soloists but no stage action
    $1200 25
1951:
Blanche DuBois
    $1200 17
Neil Davis was one of the few journalists to film & report directly on the Fall of Saigon in this year
    $1200 3
From the Latin for "chessboard", this British office is charged with the receiving & disbursal of revenues
    $1200 28
This character in "Oliver Twist" is "as roystering and swaggering a young gentleman as ever stood four feet six"
    DD: $2,000 12
A creature of the order cetacea & a small game bird
    $1600 21
As heard here, this great Austrian song composer was one of several who tackled "Ave Maria"
    $1600 26
1948:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
    $1600 18
Later killed by Japanese gunfire, in 1943 he released "Here is Your War", a collection of his articles from the front lines
    DD: $2,000 5
Meaning "bordering on impropriety", this 6-letter French word ends with an accent aigu
    $1600 29
"Night is generally my time for walking", begins Dickens' novel about this title store
    $1600 13
Domesticated draft bovine & Francis Marion's "swamp" moniker
    $2000 22
From 1664, "Woman Holding a Balance" typifies the cool serenity of this Dutch contemporary of Rembrandt
    $2000 27
1956:
Paul Gauguin
    $2000 19
(I'm Soledad O'Brien of CNN.) One of my toughest assignments was reporting on the aftermath of the tsunami from Phuket, a resort island in this country
    $2000 6
This colorful waterway flows east, forming the Texas-Oklahoma border before shooting south through Arkansas
    $2000 30
Chapter 1 of this novel is "The Dawn"; Dickens was writing Chapter 22, "The Dawn Again", on the day he died
    $2000 14
An aquatic mammal & a bird whose name is also a shade of blue

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ted Will Jennifer
$20,000 $2,600 $21,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORD ORIGINS
Named for a Mediterranean country, this style of typography is based on a Renaissance script

Final scores:

Ted Will Jennifer
$34,799 $5,200 $40,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $40,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ted Will Jennifer
$20,000 $2,600 $17,800
22 R,
2 W
9 R,
3 W
24 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $40,400

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