Show #5218 - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Contestants

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Zelda Nash, a civil engineering business owner from Pahoa, Hawaii

Misha Dashevsky, a grocery clerk from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Laura Wimberley, a college teaching assistant originally from Wilmington, Delaware (whose 3-day cash winnings total $23,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

BACK IN THE USSR
TV ROLES
EARS TO YOU!
ELEMENTAL, MY DEAR
FOOD PHRASES
THE NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS
    $200 2
"USSR" is short for this
    $200 11
On "Two and a Half Men" he plays bachelor & ladies' man Charlie Harper
    $200 21
Surely you remember that of all the mammals, it has the largest ears
    $200 16
Atomic number 28; if you don't know 1 lb. of pure this can be drawn into a wire 80 mi. long, you're not worth a plugged one
    $200 1
An old cliche describes a difficult situation as a "fine kettle of" these
    $200 26
Inspired by this "30-Minute" chef, compaines are now using cooking classes as a management team building exercise
    $400 3
The return to Earth for this 1st man in space was jeopardized when his capsule was sent spinning by its braking rocket
    $400 12
(I'm Susan Lucci.) In 1999 I finally won that Emmy for playing this role on "All My Children"
    $400 22
Cervantes & Tennyson both warned that these "have ears"
    $400 17
Listen, this reddish-orange metal first used about 5000 B.C., you'll never take me alive, see?!
    $400 5
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Hoover Museum.) The Hoover Museum celebrates the man who fed millions worldwide; however, it was the G.O.P., not Hoover, who promised one of these in every pot
    $400 27
U.S. Airways is now selling advertising space on these "bags"; let's hope there are no cutout coupons
    $600 4
In 1971 the other shoe dropped on this ex-leader, a year after the publication of his memoirs
    $600 13
This veteran actress played the opinionated Maxine Gray on "Judging Amy"
    $600 23
As a friend of Walt Disney, Roy Williams was the first to put these on a hat
    $600 18
Fly high with this colorless, odorless & tasteless gas, atomic no. 2
    $600 6
The theme song to "The Jeffersons" ends, "we finally got a" this 4-word treat
    $600 28
Recycled paper became billions of dollars for "The Queen of Trash", Zhang Yin, from this country
    $800 9
Gorbachev promoted both perestroika, "restructuring", & "openness", this Russian term
    $800 14
In 1969 Robert Young came out of a 7-year retirement to play this TV doctor
    $800 24
He threatened Gauguin with a razor the same night he cut off part of his own ear
    $800 19
Albertus Magnus is often credited with isolating this element around 1250; it's since been used as a poison
    $800 7
Told the people had no bread, Marie Antoinette allegedly said this (didn't really happen)
    $800 29
This auto company will be the first foreign brand to compete in stock car racing's top series since Jaguar in the '50s
    DD: $1,500 10
Once Lenin's heir apparent, in 1925 he was removed as Commissar of War; by 1929 he was banished from the country
    $1000 15
It's the hilarious title role played by America Ferrera, as pictured here
    $1000 25
In 1731 this man's ear was cut off, later sparking a war between Spain & England
    $1000 20
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from Princeton University.) The hull thruster, a plasma-based propulsion system for space, burns this element that glows in some luxury cars' headlights
    $1000 8
Exodus 3:8 mentions "a land flowing with" these 2 things
    $1000 30
Her book imprint is being closed after the debacle & cancellation of O.J.'s "If I Did It" book

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

Laura Misha Zelda
$2,600 $2,700 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Laura Misha Zelda
$3,400 $3,500 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE HIGH PRIESTESS
THE DEVIL
THE FOOL
THE HERMIT
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
TOURING THE TAROT DECK
    $400 18
Appropriately, Leander's beloved lass, Hero, was a high priestess for this Greek goddess of love
    $400 2
Guns N' Roses aptly covered this Rolling Stones tune for "Interview with the Vampire"
    $400 7
Rumor had it that he started Rome's 64 A.D. fire so he could build his Golden House palace in the ruins
    $400 13
Spending days all alone might help you learn that "hermit" comes from a Greek word for one of these arid regions
    $400 25
It's tops in cards

R _ _ _ L
_ L _ S _
    $400 1
Heavenly bodies are the Star, the Sun & this, card XVIII
    $800 19
Priestesses in this Haitian religion are called "mambos" & can lead ceremonies invoking the dead
    $800 3
Not only did William Peter Blatty write the second sequel to this film, he directed it as well
    $800 8
In the Battle of Germantown in this war, drunk U.S. General Adam Stephen had his men fire on Anthony Wayne's
    $800 14
Take pride in your hermitting choice; St. Celestine left this high-powered job to return to being a hermit & never looked back
    $800 26
Bivalve concretions prefacing hogs

P E _ _ L S
_ E _ O _ E
S _ _ _ E
    $800 9
Card XVI, this tall building can signal ruin, like the bankruptcy of a record store
    $1200 23
Kagura, one of the oldest forms of Japanese theater, had priestesses dancing at this religion's shrines
    DD: $1,000 4
After making a deal with the Devil in this 1968 film, John Cassavetes gets a Broadway role
    $1200 20
One of the 2 wives of Henry VIII who married the man thinking (mistakenly) he'd never execute me for adultery!
    $1200 15
You might want to plant trees, in imitation of this hermit-like 19th c. planter & wanderer born John Chapman
    $1200 27
Fred Hoyle's spaced-out name for how we all ended up here

B _ _
B _ _ _
_ H _ O R _
    $1200 10
This card showing an execution foretells a sacrifice
    DD: $500 24
These priestesses vowed 30 years of service, & if they broke the chastity vow, they were buried alive
    $1600 5
As Satanic lawyer John Milton, Al Pacino tries to corrupt Keanu Reeves in this movie
    $1600 21
In 1519 this Aztec welcomed Cortes with gold, perhaps thinking the explorer was a god; he died in 1520
    $1600 16
Considered by some the first Christian hermit, this saint shares his name with a saintly finder of lost items
    $1600 28
Elgar's exaltation

P _ _ P
_ N _
C _ _ C U _ _ _ _ N C _
    $1600 11
Card VI, it features a pair who stand for attraction or concord
    $2000 30
The priestess Rhea Silvia had these male twins & set them adrift on the Tiber
    $2000 6
Robert De Niro chews the scenery & some eggs as Louis Cyphre (get it?) in this New Orleans-set film
    $2000 22
Around 1911 Tsar Nicholas II had this "mystic" expelled, but Alexandra soon had him returned; worked out well
    $2000 17
Part of each day as a hermit might include this act of penance whose name is from the Latin for "whipping"
    $2000 29
Robert Penn Warren knows they helped with Humpty

A _ _
_ H _
K _ N _ ' _
_ _ N
    $2000 12
The suits in the Minor Arcana are Pentacles, Wands, Swords & this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Laura Misha Zelda
$12,200 $12,200 $15,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS
Starting in 1948 at Cornell, he lectured on books written in his native language, like "Dead Souls" & "Anna Karenina"

Final scores:

Laura Misha Zelda
$12,200 $24,199 $28,100
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,100

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Laura Misha Zelda
$12,200 $12,200 $16,000
14 R,
1 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $40,400

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