Show #5203 - Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Contestants

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Chris Possinger, a mechanical engineer from Boston, Massachusetts

Rita Schwab-Parcel, a clinical information support specialist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Brian Robin, a public relations executive from Lancaster, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

AROUND THE USA
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ALMANAC LISTINGS
POLITICAL LINGO
PAGE BURNERS
COMMON BONDS
SLIPPERY AS AN "EEL"
    $200 1
The Kona region of this island is famous for its coffee
    $200 12
"Stripped of title in 1967 because he refused to serve in the Vietnam War. Career record 56-5 with 37 KOs"
    $200 6
In the mid-1800s Samuel Ward was the "King of" this, soliciting legislative support for his causes
    $200 17
The Koran was burned to protest the Taliban's 2001 destruction of giant statues of this teacher
    $200 11
Butter,
Carving,
Steak
    $200 26
When sailing properly, you're on an "even" one of these
    $400 2
Each summer, this South Dakota city reenacts the trial of Jack McCall for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok
    $400 13
"Baseball OF. 'Hammerin' Hank'...
Career span 1954-76"
    $400 7
Meaning "of whom", it's the Latin term for the minimum number of Congress members needed to transact business
    $400 18
After the British burned down the Library of Congress in 1814, it was restocked with this man's collection
    $400 22
Panama,
Porkpie,
Pillbox
    $400 27
In the Bessemer process, pig iron is converted into this
    $600 3
(Sarah of the clue crew reading off the clue in front of a sports stadium.)
This city has the NFL's only publicly owned team, and no one may own more than 200,000 shares to avoid individual control
    $600 14
"'Mean Joe'...
Selected for Pro Bowl 10 times. Played on four Super Bowl champions"
    $600 8
"Inside" this road, literally Interstate 495, is a reference to Washington political culture
    $600 19
For 3 days in 1992 nationalists supporting this country burned Bosnian books
    $600 23
Reel,
Hora,
Habanera
    $600 28
Acrobatic feat in which you propel yourself sideways onto your hands & then back onto your feet
    DD: $1,000 4
It's the largest of the Florida Keys
    $800 15
"First black man to win... Australian Open... and Wimbledon singles titles"
    $800 9
(Cheryl of the clue crew giving the clue from inside the State Capitol building in Lincoln, NE.)
I'm in the nation's only 1-house state legislature known by this 1-word term. Nebraskans chose it by popular vote in the 1930s
    $800 20
The Book of Revelation inspired a group to burn R.E.M. CDs & books about this title Wizard of Hogwarts
    $800 24
Shirts,
TV remote controls,
Telephones
    $800 29
These short films of current events played in movie houses in the '40s
    $1000 5
One of the people who helped make Yosemite a national park was this designer of Central Park
    $1000 16
"Soccer player...
(She) debuted with national team against China on 8-3-87 as its youngest player ever, at age 15"
    $1000 10
A legislator trading his vote for reciprocal support on a future vote is doing this, like in a lumberjack game
    $1000 21
Burned & banned, this 1939 novel was particularly unwelcome in California's agricultural communities
    $1000 25
Ritz,
Club,
Goldfish
    $1000 30
This adjective means polite & refined

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

Brian Rita Chris
$3,600 $1,000 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Rita Chris
$4,600 $4,600 $9,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 1600s
FROM THE FRENCH
FOLLOW THE LEADER TO THE CAPITAL
(Alex: We'll give you the leader's name, you identify the capital city of his or her country.)
BEWITCHED
ANDORRA
DARWIN
    $400 14
In 1666 he wrote in his diary about sparks falling on him in a boat on the Thames during the Great Fire
    $400 9
This word for an old style of revue comes from the French for "comical", not "imitative of comic Milton"
    $400 1
Wen Jiabao
    $400 6
To prepare for the "Bewitched" film, Nicole Kidman had to learn to twitch this like Elizabeth Montgomery
    $400 26
Mare de Deu de Meritxell, a national festival honoring her, is celebrated each September 8
    $400 19
This 1859 book was a "natural selection" for readers; the first edition sold out in one day
    $800 15
On Nov. 9, 1630 a ferry began service between this city & Charlestown
    $800 10
French gave us this word for a set of tuned bells in a tower
    $800 2
Lech Kaczynski
    $800 7
In the film, this actor is upset when he realizes that Darrin was replaced on the TV series "and no one noticed!"
    $800 27
lonelyplanet.com says Andorra has the finest inexpensive skiing & snowboarding in this mountain range
    $800 20
Darwin spent just 17 days ashore in these islands in 1835, but his studies there still reverberate today
    $1200 16
In 1697 this "Robinson Crusoe" author wrote "An Essay Upon Projects", in which he recommended an income tax
    $1200 11
If you're practicing enfleurage, you're engaged in making this liquid
    $1200 3
Kostas Karamanlis
    $1200 8
Wish I could do the same: In the film, Nicole Kidman turns one of these fortune-telling cards into a Signature Visa
    $1200 28
Andorrans date their independence to 803 A.D., when this "Emperor of the Romans" drove out the Moors
    $1200 21
Though he later became an agnostic, in his youth Darwin followed the traditions of this church
    DD: $2,200 17
In 1631 the mother of Louis XIII, Marie de Medici, was forced into exile for plotting against this prime minister
    $1600 12
Camping in this type of narrow gorge, from the French for "violent rush", may expose you to a rush of water
    $1600 4
Angela Merkel
    $1600 24
When she played Endora on the TV series, this actress often called Darrin "Durwood" or "Darwin"
    $1600 29
Traveling shoppers know Andorra is like one big airport store, as it's this type of zone
    $1600 22
Darwin & his wife were these close blood relatives, as Darwin's mother & his wife's father were siblings
    $2000 18
On Dec, 19, 1642 4 of this Dutch navigator's men were killed by Maoris at what was later named Massacre Bay
    $2000 13
"Mayonnaise" may come from the Spanish city of Mahon; this term for food with onions is from a French city name
    DD: $5,000 5
Pervez Musharraf
    $2000 25
One reviewer said Steve Carrell was "channeling Paul Lynde" to play this avuncular role in the film
    $2000 30
All official Andorran documents are printed in this language of northeastern Spain
    $2000 23
Darwin's paternal grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, declined an offer to become private physician to this 18th C. king

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Rita Chris
$8,400 $19,000 $17,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS
Some claim the 1932 "suicide" of this star's husband Paul Bern was murder; she died 5 years later, at age 26

Final scores:

Brian Rita Chris
$16,400 $37,000 $14,500
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $37,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brian Rita Chris
$7,800 $19,000 $14,400
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $41,200

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