Show #5257 - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Contestants

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Jesse Berry, a tax analyst from Little Rock, Arkansas

Susan Otto, a teacher from Waukesha, Wisconsin

Kai-Ning Jan, a pediatrician from Culver City, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY MOUNTAINS
HEATHERS
WHERE YA FROM, CONGRESSMAN?
(Alex: We want the state.)
PLANE CRAZY
AGES AGO
"HO" POURRI
    $200 4
In one of his fables, a bee of Mt. Hymettus asks Jupiter for its sting to be fatal
    $200 16
Her marriage to Paul McCartney was less than fab, as the 2 split in 2006
    $200 20
Erstwhile presidential candidate Al Gore
    $200 22
He began mass-producing business jets in 1964 &, later, 8-track stereo tape players for cars
    $200 9
When Sumerians used these in war, they had 4 wheels & were drawn by big-eared equines called onagers
    $200 1
This goodhearted pachyderm did a favor for a bird by sitting on her egg in a nest in a tree for 51 days
    $400 5
The action of this novel concerns a quest to defeat the dragon Smaug in his lair in Erebor, the lonely mountain
    $400 17
Wed to members of
Bon Jovi & Motley Crue,
she could always say she was with the band
    $400 27
John Quincy Adams after the presidency
    $400 23
In 1958 this firm introduced the 1st commercial U.S. jet, the 707; in the '60s, it built the 1st stage of the
Saturn V rocket
    $400 10
From 1275 to 1292, Marco Polo worked for the Yuan Dynasty under this emperor
    $400 2
Formed in 2001, it's a presidential cabinet department
    $600 6
In German, this title peak of a Thomas Mann work is known as "Der Zauberberg"
    $600 18
Heather O'Rourke memorably announced, "They're here" in this 1982 thriller
    $600 28
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
    $600 24
On August 6, 1945 this B-29 airplane became the first to drop an atomic bomb in warfare
    $600 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Luxor, Egypt.) Ramses the Great lived to be 96, had 200 wives and concubines, and one tomb held at least 20 of these, including, Mery-Atum
    $600 3
Air & heir,
for example
    DD: $600 7
In a Hemingway tale, Harry gets gangrene; before he dies, has a vision of flying in a plane toward this mountain
    $800 19
Heather Tom (not Heather Thomas) played Victoria Newman on this long-running CBS soap opera
    $800 29
Dick Cheney
    $800 25
In 1912 this Dutch plane builder set up a plant near Berlin; later, his fighter planes were flown by the Red Baron
    $800 12
The 1571 Battle of Lepanto was the last major naval battle between ships powered by these
    $800 14
Medical adjective for an alternative kind of treatment that covers the body, mind & spirit of the patient
    $1000 8
In his "Five Weeks in a Balloon", the title conveyance anchors itself to Mount Longwek, the trembling mountain
    $1000 21
Heather Thomas (not Heather Tom) buddied up with stunt man/bounty hunter Lee Majors on this "80s series
    $1000 30
2006 House Majority Leader John Boehner
    $1000 26
This B-17 flying fortress of WWII was named for a southern city & Margaret Polk, the girlfriend of the pilot
    $1000 13
In 538 B.C. Cyrus the Great put an end to the "captivity" of the Jews in this realm
    $1000 15
Errol Flynn was born in this Tasmanian capital in 1909

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

Kai-Ning Susan Jesse
$1,000 $2,200 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kai-Ning Susan Jesse
$1,600 $3,400 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

MODERN SCIENTISTS
AFI'S 100 YEARS 100 MOVIES
(Alex: And tomorrow night you can see what they have named the greatest movie of all time. By the way, there are 400 films on the ballot.)
FASHION HISTORY
SHORT PAPAL
OH, CANADA
13-LETTER WORDS
    $400 12
Using a blender & radioactive "tags", Alfred Hershey found that this, not protein, was the genetic material of life
    $400 4
This actor is in an impressive 9 films on the ballot; his daughter is in 3
    $400 1
Now a piece of fabric covering a tear, in the 1700s it was a piece of fabric stuck on a lady's face as an adornment
    $400 7
The first pope with this name lasted 4 years; No. II, only one; we're presently on XVI & wish him well
    $400 3
Canada's first full-scale one of these controversial power plants opened on Lake Huron in 1967
    $400 18
The female offspring of one of your own children
    DD: $2,000 13
On March 16, 1961 NASA dedicated its space flight center to this man on the 35th anniversary of a major feat of his
    $800 5
One of the 2 years, both more than 5 decades ago, represented on the AFI ballot with 11 films each
    $800 2
Yes, "deer", in the '50s Pat Boone was famous for wearing these pale oxfords
    $800 8
Severinus waited 18 months for consecration by Heraclius, this emperor in Constantinople, then died in 3 mo.
    $800 24
Toronto's CN Tower opened in this year in which Canada also hosted the Summer Olympics
    $800 19
The dietary practice of not eating meat or meat products
    $1200 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab) Princeton experimented with a tokamak, the first promising fusion reactor technology, conceived by this Soviet scientist who fought for disarmament
    $1200 6
This 1958 film named for an affliction is the only movie on the ballot that starts with the letter "V"
    $1200 9
V wasn't a lucky number for this pope of 685 (a few months' run), but XXIII lasted from 1958 to 1963
    DD: $1,200 25
"Scarlet Riders" is a collection of pulp tales about this Canadian group
    $1200 21
Adjective describing any organism that eats its own kind
    $1600 15
After WWII, scientist Samuel Goudsmit & team located this German atomic weapons project leader
    $1600 16
This Lew Wallace "tale of the Christ" is the only title on the ballot twice; Charlton Heston was in one
    $1600 10
Yo, this pope III had a "Rocky" one-year reign from 884 to 885
    $1600 26
Most of the province of British Columbia is in this time zone
    $1600 22
A doctor who specializes in the elderly
    $2000 17
After a 1980s legal battle, Robert Gallo & Luc Montagnier agreed to share credit for the isolation of this virus
    $2000 20
Big news--besides Tom Hanks' "Big", these are 2 of the 3 movies on the ballot with "big" in the title
    $2000 11
The V pope of this name came in like a lion in 903 (but went out like a lamb by 904)
    $2000 27
Martin, not Brian, is the real first name of this man who was Canada's PM from 1984 to 1993
    $2000 23
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew stands in front of a board with numbers.) The string of values seen here is increasing this way, from the Latin for "to declare"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kai-Ning Susan Jesse
-$4,400 $9,800 $20,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC NAMES
This man's return to the U.S. in 1824, 47 years after his first trip here, added splendor to James Monroe's presidential term

Final scores:

Kai-Ning Susan Jesse
-$4,400 $9,800 $20,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kai-Ning Susan Jesse
-$2,400 $9,800 $20,200
8 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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