Show #5255 - Friday, June 15, 2007

Contestants

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Angel Gomez, an attorney from Los Angeles, California

Alex Hovan, a graduate student from Champaign, Illinois

Jared Cohen, a private equity analyst from Narberth, Pennsylvania (whose 2-day cash winnings total $26,223)

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Jeopardy! Round

GEOLOGY
FILM & TV SPACESHIPS
WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD?
"B" WRITERS
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
THE POSSESSIVE CASE
    $200 5
Any recognizable prehistoric remains of plants or animals buried in the earth; it's from the Latin for "dug up"
    $200 1
The Robinson family traveled aboard the Jupiter II, trying to find a way back to Earth on this show
    $200 9
Whether firm, soft or silken, this soy product is an excellent source of protein
    $200 15
This English minister made some real "Pilgrim's Progress" in the 1670s and 1680s
    $200 12
Those who raised $200,000 for W's re-election were called these, like players on the baseball team he once owned
    $200 26
13, to the guy who makes your bread
    $400 6
Abraham Werner & his followers in the 18th c. were called Neptunists; they believed that all rocks were formed here
    $400 2
The Atlantia & the Pacifica were 2 of the other Battlestars on this TV show bearing another spaceship's name
    $400 10
Being very high in this (for a fruit) has given avocados the nickname "butter pear"
    $400 16
This Scottish playwright's initials stood for James Matthew
    $400 17
In 1955 Congress raised this from 75 cents to $1; today you get more than that from the tooth fairy
    $400 27
It doesn't hold athletic equipment but, proverbially, the remains of those who have perished at sea
    $600 7
In the 5th century B.C., Empedocles argued that everything that exists can be reduced to these 4 elements
    $600 3
In "Star Trek III" Christopher Lloyd as a villain from this race commanded a spaceship called the Bird of Prey
    $600 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew bakes up the next clue from the Boudin Bakery in San Francisco, CA.) San Francisco's sourdough bread gets its unique flavor from a combination of wild yeast & Lactobasillus, one of these, which thrive in the foggy climate
    $600 18
This author of "Humboldt's Gift" received the gift of a Guggenheim fellowship
    $600 23
This color paper is a publication that sets forth the government's position on a particular issue
    $600 28
According to a Jan & Dean song, it's "no place to play"
    $800 21
In the 1830s Louis Agassiz proved that these moved, bringing with them the rocks & boulders that covered Europe
    $800 4
The Discovery is the spaceship sent to investigate a mysterious monolith's signal in this film
    $800 13
A Burger King whopper contains 1,020 milligrams of this chemical element--& it's worth every milligram
    $800 19
This author of "Erewhon" went "The Way of All Flesh" in 1903
    $800 24
Sandburg wrote that this representative form of govt. "is a dream. Nothing happens unless first a dream"
    $800 29
This historic San Francisco waterfront is famed for its dungeness crab
    $1000 22
According to plate tectonics theory, there are many plates, each consisting of the crust & the upper part of this
    $1000 8
In this 1979 film, the mining ship Nostromo lands on a distant planet to investigate a suspected S.O.S.
    $1000 14
This ingredient makes a Caesar salad especially likely to come, see & conquer you with Salmonella
    DD: $1,200 20
In 1928 he moved to Paris & met fellow Irish writer James Joyce, with whom he formed a lasting friendship
    $1000 25
In Chicago Joe Rostenkowski was boss of the 32nd of these political divisions
    $1000 30
This association of British insurance underwriters began in 1688

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

Jared Alex Angel
$2,800 $2,800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jared Alex Angel
$5,200 $2,600 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 10 LARGEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
(Alex: We're talking about area here.)
THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
GROUPS
COMPETITORS TO NASA
WORLD WAR II
"V" FOR VICTORY
(Alex: "V" will be for each correct response in the category.)
    $400 6
The one that borders no other countries
    $400 1
The Eurovision Song Contest grew out of the San Remo Song Festival, a competition in this country
    $400 26
Baptism, penance holy eucharist, confirmation, holy orders, matrimony, anointing of the sick
    $400 19
This state's spaceport risks encroaching on the habitat of the Mojave Desert tortoise
    $400 14
"Yank" was the weekly magazine produced by this branch of our Armed Services
    $400 11
Biologist Max DelBruck shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for his work on the genetics of these microscopic parasites
    $800 7
The one that spans 11 time zones
    $800 2
This pop group was on the fast track to fame after winning the contest in 1974 with the song "Waterloo"
    $800 27
Boreas, Zephyrus, Notus, Eurus
    $800 20
Baikonur hopes to send people around the moon by 2009 for make benefit glorious nation of this, where it's located
    $800 15
The German panzerschreck, like the American bazooka, was designed as an anti-this vehicle weapon
    $800 12
Leapin' lizards! It's the athletic activity seen here
    $1200 8
The third largest
    $1200 3
More famous for songs like "Rocket Man", this songwriting duo wrote one of the songs for the U.K. effort in 1969
    $1200 28
Corinthian, Composite, Tuscan, Doric, Ionic
    $1200 21
Esrange Space Center is located near Kiruna, way north of the Arctic Circle in this European country
    $1200 16
Boris III brought this Balkan country into WWII
    $1200 13
With French troops advancing on Germany in 1792, Beethoven moved to this neighboring capital city
    $1600 9
The 2 that are in the British Commonwealth & north of the Equator
    DD: $2,500 4
Though she's from Quebec, she won the contest in 1988 for Switzerland with "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi"
    DD: $3,599 29
Infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, the Justice, the Pantaloon, second childishness
    $1600 22
This country might not run the Port of New York, but it will be home to the Ras Al-Khaimah Spaceport
    $1600 17
This heavy German offensive that began on December 16, 1944 took the Americans by surprise
    $1600 24
In 1997 Jules Feiffer left this newspaper after more than 40 years of cartooning there
    $2000 10
The only one in Africa
    $2000 5
They must have been "walking on sunshine" when they won in 1997 for the U.K. with "Love Shine A Light"
    $2000 30
Up, down, strange, charm, bottom, top
    $2000 23
Take a boat down the Strait of Johor before you catch a space flight near Changi Airport in this city-state
    $2000 18
On January 22, 1944 the Allies began storming this Italian beach
    $2000 25
Believed by many to be a forgery, Paul's Epistle to the Laodiceans is found only in some editions of this Latin Bible

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jared Alex Angel
$1 $11,100 $8,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICANA
The original one of these on Mass.'s Little Brewster Island was built in 1716; automation didn't come until 1998

Final scores:

Jared Alex Angel
$0 $18,100 $16,800
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,100 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jared Alex Angel
$3,600 $11,400 $8,800
14 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
7 W

Combined Coryat: $23,800

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