Show #5188 - Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Contestants

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Scott Weiss, a computer science professor from Walkersville, Maryland

Sheryl Page, a sales representative from Lansing, Michigan

Jennifer Gotcher, a homemaker from Costa Mesa, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $68,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

MYTHOLOGY
WHO'S THE MRS.?
IT HAPPENED IN TEXAS
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!
A DATE WITH DENSITY
"TIME" FOR A CHANGE
    $200 6
In Greek myth Hypnos was the god of sleep; his brother Thanatos was the god of this more permanent state
    $200 1
Mrs. Warren Beatty
    $200 17
Founded as a Franciscan mission in 1718, Mission San Antonio de Valero became better-known in history under this name
    $200 11
From 1927 to 1931 dynamite blasts removed 450,000 tons of rock from this mountain & national memorial
    $200 26
This planet has a greater mean density than any of the others in our solar system
    $200 16
In England, it's often betwen 3 & 5 p.m. & includes finger sandwiches & scones
    $400 7
Not a bad gig: Omacatl was the god of joy, festvity & happiness in the pantheon of these people
    $400 2
Mrs. Keith Urban
    $400 20
On Nov. 25, 1981, she gave birth to twins in Dallas
    $400 12
In 1884 farmers whose alfalfa fields had been flooded dynamited one of these on the Humboldt River
    $400 27
With more than 1,000 people per square mile, this East Coast state has the highest population density in the U.S.
    $400 18
Scott Joplin is a famous performer & composer of this musical style
    $600 8
In the title of an Ayn Rand novel, this mythological figure "Shrugged"
    $600 3
Mrs. David Arquette
    $600 21
He was deposed as Governor of Texas in 1861 because he wouldn't swear allegiance to the Confederacy
    $600 13
In 2000, 5800 separate explosions brought down the Kingdome in this city
    $600 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew demonstrates a scientific instrument.) This device for measuring the density of liquids takes its name from the Greek for "water measure"
    $600 19
A pleasant means of amusement, like a game of cards or a backyard sport; we have a "national" one
    $800 9
Sleipnir was this Norse god's 8-legged stallion
    $800 4
Mrs. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    $800 22
In March 1929 this pilot inaugurated the airmail service between Brownsville, Texas & Mexico
    $800 14
In 1867 this Swedish inventor found kieselguhr, a type of chalky earth, absorbed a lot of nitroglycerine
    $800 29
It's what the M & the V stand for in the equation to calculate density, d = m / v
    $800 24
This adjective means "connected to the sea", like some Canadian provinces
    $1000 10
As a constellation, this mythological princess is chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster
    $1000 5
Mrs. Mike Nichols
    DD: $1,000 23
Uh-oh! In 1878 outlaw Sam Bass was betrayed by one of his own men to this group
    $1000 15
City Hall in this Magic Kingdom City (East) is seen here going down in 1991
    $1000 30
HDLs, considered a good form of cholesterol, are short for high-density these
    $1000 25
For world clock-watchers, it's abbreviated GMT

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

Jennifer Sheryl Scott
$2,600 $3,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Sheryl Scott
$4,000 $4,800 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

DESERTS
TV OF THE FUTURE
LITERARY QUOTES
FISH, BIRD OR MAMMAL
AMERICAN PAINTERS
EL "CID"
    $400 3
The Karakum Desert, which means "black sand" in the Turkmen language, covers about 70% of this country
    $400 26
The 1987 miniseries "Amerika" was set in 1997 with the U.S. taken over by this foe--didn't work out that way
    $400 21
In this 1847 work, Cathy Earnshaw says, "My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath"
    $400 16
The kestrel
    $400 9
The Feb. 13, 1960 Saturday Evening Post contained his cover story "My Adventures as an Illustrator"
    $400 1
Whack someone pulseless with a frying pan & you've committed this crime
    $800 4
The Ordos Desert occupies an area inside the Great Northern Bend of this river in North Central China
    $800 27
Moonbase Alpha was the lunar colony on the 1970s Martin Landau show "Space:" this year
    $800 22
Pope wrote of those who "damn with faint" this, "assent with civil leer"
    $800 17
The serval
    $800 10
In 1905 she & her husband bought a farm at Hoosick Falls, N.Y., where she stayed until her death in 1961
    $800 2
Unexpected or unplanned, like Tyler's title "Tourist"
    $1200 5
The highest temperature ever recorded was 136 degrees F. in 1922 at El Azizia near this Libyan capital in the Sahara
    $1200 28
In a series title, the name of this submarine was followed by "DSV", then by "2032"
    $1200 23
In "The Tempest", Shakespeare wrote, "On" this mammal's "back I do fly after summer merrily"
    $1200 18
The rail
    $1200 11
Ben Shahn came to prominence in the early 1930s with his paintings of the murder trial of these 2 Italian anarchists
    $1200 8
You happened to study "cid" words like this, defined as 2 events occuring at once by chance; that's a funny...
    $1600 6
The Chihuahuan Desert stretches from this river's valley in Southern New Mexico to just north of Mexico City
    $1600 29
(Star Trek) Deep Space 9 guarded one of these subspace bridges, or "tunnels in the sky"
    $1600 24
She wrote, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction"
    $1600 19
The mudskipper
    DD: $2,000 12
He spent much of his later years doing seascaping in Prouts Neck, Maine
    $1600 14
George W. Bush:
"I hear the voices & I read the front page and I know the speculation, but I'm the" this
    DD: $2,000 7
The Empty Quarter, most of which is in this country, is the largest continuous body of sand in the world
    $2000 30
(Hi, I'm Dana Delany, and) I'm glad 2007 hasn't turned out the way it looked in this 1993 miniseries I starred in, with a title out of Faulkner
    $2000 25
In an epic poem, he wrote, "Long is the way And hard that out of hell leads up to light"
    $2000 20
The wanderoo
    $2000 13
John Sloane's "Women's Work" is an example of this "School" of down-to-earth art originally called "The Eight"
    $2000 15
Let's see if knowing this is what "RNA" is short for is in your RNA

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Sheryl Scott
$10,400 $4,000 $24,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTIAL FAMILIES
The last 2 U.S. presidents to have only one child; both served in the 20th century

Final scores:

Jennifer Sheryl Scott
$10,400 $0 $24,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $24,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jennifer Sheryl Scott
$12,400 $6,000 $24,800
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
30 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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