Show #5243 - Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mehrun Etebari game 5.

Contestants

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Dianne Lindsay, a publisher's representative from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Phil Cunneff, a musician and teacher from Baltimore, Maryland

Mehrun Etebari, a grad student from Durham, New Hampshire (whose 4-day cash winnings total $99,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN AUTHORS
BEGINNING & END
STATE SUPERLATIVES
3 LITTLE LETTERS
(Alex: That's all we require.)
CALL OUT THE VOICE SQUAD
YOU'RE UNDER A "REST"
    $200 6
While he was in Spain in 1959, he wrote "The Dangerous Summer", a story about rival bullfighters
    $200 13
Like a door, a Broadway show does these 2 things
    $200 1
A valley at 282 feet below sea level in this state is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
    $200 8
Like banks, many grocery stores now have these for dispensing cash & taking deposits
    $200 26
He was the voice of Mickey Mouse in "Steamboat Willie"
    $200 21
Eastern European capital city of more than 2.2 million
    $400 7
In 1884 she moved to Red Cloud, Nebraska & later fictionalized it as the town of Hanover in "O Pioneers!"
    DD: $3,000 14
In 2006 it began on July 1 in Strasbourg & ended on July 23 in Paris
    $400 2
With 6,640 miles of coast, this state has the longest shoreline
    $400 9
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from the Catalina Island Conservancy.) Rampant use of this 3-letter insecticide lead to a hefty settlement for restorating the population of Catalina's bald eagles
    $400 27
(Hi, I'm Harry Shearer.) Among my many "Simpsons" voices are the subservient Smithers & this man who lives next door to Homer--Howdy, neighbor
    $400 22
Any mountain's summit
    $600 16
(Alex reports from the Mark Twain House.) Mark Twain said that this anti-slavery novelist, his next-door neighbor, liked to sneak up behind people and "fetch a war-whoop that would jump that person out of his clothes"
    $600 15
"From" this to this is an idiom meaning from the start of a meal (or something else) to the end
    $600 3
It pumps more than one million barrels of oil a day, more than any other state
    $600 10
"Day to Day" & "All Things Considered" are among the programs going out to its 26 million listeners
    $600 28
The voice of Daffy Duck (for the first 50 years)
    $600 23
A braced framework for carrying a railroad over a chasm
    $800 18
Under the name Laura Bancroft, he wrote about Twinkle & Chubbins in Nature Fairyland after taking us to Oz
    $800 17
These titles of the 2 paintings seen here represent the beginning & end of Jesus' life
    $800 4
Considered the healthiest state in 2006, it's also home to the Mayo Clinic
    $800 11
Its headquarters compound in Langley, Virginia is named for Former President George Bush
    $800 29
He voiced Puss In Boots in "Shrek 2"
    $800 24
Quickly! (to an Italian)
    $1000 19
William Rose Benet won a Pulitzer for "The Dust Which Is God", & this brother won for "John Brown's Body"
    $1000 20
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew indicates the monitor.) A porkchop plot, named for its shape, is used for planning space missions; the vertical & horizontal axes plot possible dates for these 2 flight events
    $1000 5
Its Boeing manufacturing plant in Everett is the world's largest building by volume
    $1000 12
A TV cable network, or an explosive for bombs
    $1000 30
He provided the voices of both Beavis & Butthead
    $1000 25
The son of Agamemnon, he avenged his father's death by killing his mother Clytemnestra

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

Mehrun Phil Dianne
$7,800 $200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mehrun Phil Dianne
$12,400 $1,400 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

EARLY AMERICA
BEST PICTURE OSCAR-WINNERS IN OTHER WORDS
DOWN MEXICO WAY
TAKE A PILL
TRANSPORTATION
AN E FOR AN I
(Alex: Each correct response will consist of two identical words except for the fact that an "E" will have been replaced by an "I" in one of those words.)
    $400 10
In 1718 this Texas town was founded by Martin de Alarcon & Father Olivares & named for St. Anthony of Padua
    $400 2
1980: "Regular Folks"
    $400 17
In 1986 Mexico scored as the first country to host this international sports competition twice
    $400 16
Going on a cruise? You might pick up this Pfizer product, the "original" or "less drowsy" formula
    $400 26
The bestselling passenger car of all time is this company's Corolla
    $400 1
A Hawaiian wreath becomes an area sheltered from wind
    $800 11
In defending British soldiers on trial for this 1770 event, John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things"
    $800 3
1932: "Magnificent Inn"
    $800 18
This resort city about 200 miles southwest of Mexico City is famous for its cliff divers
    $800 22
Antabuse is designed to make you feel really, really bad after ingesting this
    $800 29
The transport for a 19th century double date might have been a barouche, one of these
    $800 7
A "landing" area is transformed into a serious throat infection
    $1200 12
In 1685 he joined his father in pastorship of the Old North Church, a post he held until his death
    $1200 4
1976: "A Single Colorado Mountain"
    $1200 19
Founded in the 1530s, this capital of Jalisco state is the second-largest in Mexico
    $1200 23
Estramustine is a chemotherapy agent for this glandular cancer in men
    $1200 27
Cabbies in this Eur. city spend 2 years gaining "the knowledge", mental maps needed to get a license
    DD: $4,000 8
"Gentle" becomes "to blend"
    $1600 13
In 1562, in what is now S.C., these French Protestants established a colony named Port Royal
    $1600 5
1954: "Dockside"
    $1600 20
This gritty 1961 Tennessee Williams play unfolds in a seedy Mexican hotel
    $1600 24
Pravastatin aims to block your body's ability to make this
    $1600 28
In "Sixteen Candles", Molly Ringwald says, "I loathe" this method of transport
    $1600 9
One means "severely tested"; the other, "trapped on a branch"
    $2000 14
In "Of Plymouth Plantation", he wrote that there was so much disease "the living were scarce able to bury the dead"
    $2000 6
1966: "One Bloke Year-Round"
    $2000 21
This popular resort island lies north of Cozumel off the coast of the state of Quintana Roo
    $2000 25
This tranquilizer that sounds like a village was introduced in 1955 & became the USA's bestselling drug
    DD: $1,000 30
Since 1899 these stalwart animals used in transport have served as the mascots of the Army Corps of Cadets
    $2000 15
"To replenish" becomes "to knock down"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mehrun Phil Dianne
$27,800 $600 $12,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE BRITISH THEATRE
Richard Attenborough, who was in the original 1952 cast of this play, helped celebrate its performance No. 20,000 in 2000

Final scores:

Mehrun Phil Dianne
$29,000 $1 $22,600
5-day champion: $128,100 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mehrun Phil Dianne
$26,200 $600 $16,600
33 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
5 R,
1 W
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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