Show #5215 - Friday, April 20, 2007

Contestants

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Sandy Yates, a revenue agent from Petaluma, California

Laura Wimberley, a college teaching assistant originally from Wilmington, Delaware

William Lee, a software engineer originally from Vero Beach, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS IN OTHER WORDS
(Alex: You're gonna love it.)
THE SPORTING LIFE
WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS
ILLINOIS, IOWA OR INDIANA
JAVA, THE HUT
EXECUTIVE PERKS
    $200 8
Roy Bean & Kenesaw Mountain Landis
    $200 1
Probably by not hitting into his last name, he won the 1997 Masters by 12 strokes, an all-time best
    $200 16
Although this creature walks on 8 arms, its name is Greek for "8-footed"
    $200 2
The Diamond Lady, the first of this state's riverboat casinos, launched from Bettendorf in 1991
    $200 26
Madrid's Gran Cafe de Gijon serves blanco y negro--coffee with this cool treat, cinnamon flavor
    $200 20
From 1997 to 2001 Tyson Foods paid 84,000 of green to care for this area at the homes of its chairman
    $400 12
Short pithy sayings espousing fundamental truths
    $400 4
In 1999 at Wimbledon, Pete Sampras had 108 of these unreturned serves "up his sleeve"
    $400 17
This 2-word phrase meaning essential food or money needed in order to live comes from the Lord's Prayer in Matthew
    $400 3
In area, it's the smallest mainland state west of the Appalachian Mountains
    $400 27
In the early '60s, many folkies flocked to Cafe Wha?, at MacDougal & Minetta in this Manhattan area
    $400 21
In "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?", Tony Randall's goal is to get the key to this executive sanctum
    $600 13
Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, et al.
    $600 9
This Chargers back rewrote the NFL record book in 2006 with 31 touchdowns & 186 points
    $600 18
This phrase arose from a man who rented horses & gave customers one "pick", the horse nearest the stable door
    $600 5
Rockford is its third-largest city
    DD: $1,000 28
In the early 1700s there were 550 coffeehouses in this city, including Edward Lloyd's
    $600 22
An exec might be kept happy with a membership in one of these, like Winged Foot
    $800 14
Many acts of mourning
    $800 10
(Hi, I'm Keith Olbermann.) This heavyweight boxing champ was adopted by Cus D'Amato, & since my uncle wed Cus' niece, that makes him my cousin
    $800 19
From the Latin for "elbow", it's the forearm bone that...well, forms the elbow
    $800 6
One of the world's largest tractor factories can be found in this state's city of Waterloo
    $800 29
Daddy-o, leave the squares at home on Wednesday--it's open mic night at Sacred Grounds in this city's Haight
    $800 23
A book helping women get ahead is called "Nice Girls Don't Get" this desirably positioned workspace
    $1000 15
Slang term for an illegal lottery run by organized crime
    $1000 11
In baseball it's a brutish swing, or the nickname of Lewis Wilson, who holds the one-season RBI record
    $1000 25
This name for a type of flask invented by James Dewar in 1892 became a trademark
    $1000 7
The city of East Chicago is located there
    $1000 30
After World War II, Paris's Cafe de Flore became awash with tourists hoping to find this man pondering the purpose of being
    $1000 24
The right to buy a certain number of shares of the company you work for for a certain price at a certain time

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

William Laura Sandy
$3,600 $600 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

William Laura Sandy
$7,400 $1,600 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

WILLIAM FAULKNER
HARD STUPID ANSWERS
BRITISH ROYALTY
DISCOVERIES
ATTENTION!
"AT" EASE
    $400 26
Accepting this honor for 1949, Faulkner said any story needs the old truths like love, honor, pity & pride
    $400 21
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & this pink-clad singer sang "Lady Marmalade" at the 2002 Grammys
    $400 2
He called himself "king of Great Britain" after gaining England's throne in 1603--he was already king of Scotland
    $400 13
The tallest living tree, a 378-footer, was discovered in 2006 in this U.S. state; its exact location is secret
    $400 11
Total number
of words
in this clue
    $400 1
A midge is one of these small biting flies
    $800 27
Faulkner worked uncredited on many movies but did get his name on this 1946 adaptation of a Chandler novel
    $800 22
Joe Theismann changed the pronunciation of his name in college while trying to merit one of these
    $800 3
When he was executed on Jan. 30, 1649, the chopping block was so low he had to lie down rather than kneel
    $800 17
Lake Vostok, the size of Lake Ontario, was only discovered in the last 40 years, as it's under 2 1/2 miles of this
    $800 12
Zero
divided by
3.14159
    $800 7
In this casino game, the winner is the one whose cards total closest to a number ending in 9
    $1200 28
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi.) Speaking at the rededication of Faulkner's home, John Grisham said this 1929 book at first baffled him; guess he thought it was signifying nothing
    $1200 23
Mirage crowds love this new Cirque du Soleil show that features re-mastered Beatles tunes
    $1200 4
This mother of King Henry II tried "waltzing" onto the English throne but failed to get herself crowned
    $1200 18
Silicon carbide, used for grinding & cutting, was discovered by a man trying to make artificial these
    $1200 14
Of rock,
paper,
or scissors,
the one that's the lowest-scoring Scrabble word
    $1200 8
A warning or caution, or a formal notice in law
    $1600 29
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi.) "The Town" and "The Mansion" were written here in Rowan Oak, and were the final two pieces of this family's trilogy
    $1600 24
In this director's film, Pres. Bush can be seen saying into a mike, "This is an impressive crowd: the Haves, & the Have-Mores"
    DD: $3,000 5
Isabella of Angouleme was 12 or 13 (perhaps a bit too young) when she wed this king in 1200
    $1600 19
In 1650 Mizar was the first double one of these discovered; today we know it's actually a quadruple
    $1600 15
It's the
10-letter term for the phrase
"never odd
or even"
    $1600 9
A terraced pyramid of the ancient Babylonians
    $2000 30
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi.)On the wall is Faulkner's handwritten plot outline for this 1954 novel set during World War I. Its title is a type of story
    $2000 25
Most of the action in this 2005 movie takes place in Basin City
    $2000 6
This king may have been starved to death by order of Henry IV, but at least he got his own Shakespeare play
    DD: $1,500 20
"Love waves" isn't a Barry White song; they're this type of wave discovered by geophysicist Augustus Love
    $2000 16
(4 x 22)
divided by
(11 x 8)
equals this
    $2000 10
A national capital on the Arabian Peninsula

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

William Laura Sandy
$17,100 $4,800 $18,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

O CANADA
The unusual flag of this Canadian province is seen here

Final scores:

William Laura Sandy
$100 $4,800 $2,800
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $4,800 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

William Laura Sandy
$18,200 $4,800 $17,400
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
1 W
25 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,400

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