Show #5288 - Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Contestants

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Wilson York, a graduate student of history from Atlanta, Georgia

Lucy Prentiss, a technical writer and aerobics instructor from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rick Kent, a paralegal from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS
ELVIS LYRICS
(Alex: You have to give us the title of the song.)
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
1977
STATE MOTTOES
OLD, ODD & OBSCURE WORDS
    $200 1
"True and False", David Mamet's no-nonsense book on this craft, includes a chapter called "Find Your Mark"
    $200 6
"Never let me go. You have made my life complete, and I love you so"
    $200 18
You're the 4 lb., 1 oz. this of my eye (if you're the record this picked by a farmer in 2005)
    $200 13
Pres. Carter signed a treaty on Sept. 7, 1977 that said the U.S. would give up control of this in 1999
    $200 11
Ohio:
"With God, all things are" this
    $200 26
There's no "beating around" this archaic term for a wineshop or tavern
    $400 2
This playwright once said that his Aunt Belle, a Sunday School teacher, was the prototype of Blanche DuBois
    $400 7
"The warden said, 'Hey, buddy, don't you be no square, if you can't find a partner use a wooden chair'"
    $400 19
In 2006 Stephen Clark was out of his gourd when he carved a face in one of these in 24.03 seconds
    $400 14
Egypt was planning a new town to be built near Cairo to be called the Tenth of this holy month
    $400 12
North Dakota:
"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and" this
    $400 27
A thurible is an ornamental container in which this is burned during a religious ceremony
    $600 3
You might desire the rings & garters worn by this "Desire Under the Elms" author; they're in the Yale library
    $600 8
"If you can't come around, at least please telephone"
    $600 20
In length, the smallest living dog is one of this breed, 6 inches from the nose to the tip of the tail
    $600 15
The world lost 2 more Marx Brothers in 1977--Milton, aka Gummo, & Julius, aka this
    $600 23
Virginia:
"Sic semper" this
    $600 28
It really burns me up that "febrific" means having one of these
    $800 4
(Famous playwright Edward Albee delivers the clue.) My play "Fam and Yam" was inspired by a meeting I once had with this playwright for whom life was no "Picnic"
    $800 9
"Ooh, ooh, ooh, I feel my temperature rising, help me, I'm flaming, I must be a hundred and nine"
    $800 21
I'm looking over an 18-leaf this type of plant found in 2002 that I overlooked before
    $800 16
The 91-year-old widow of this British P.M. was selling off his paintings to supplement her $26-a-week pension
    $800 24
Wyoming:
"Equal" these
    $800 29
Wynton Marsalis should know that "tubincinate" means to blow this instrument, his specialty
    $1000 5
Pittsburgh's African American Cultural Center was renamed for this "Piano Lesson" author who was born in Pittsburgh
    DD: $400 10
"No such number, no such zone"
    $1000 22
In 57 min., 51 sec. a N.Y. man took the 1,899 steps in the "Fastest pogo stick jumping up" this Toronto landmark
    $1000 17
In October 1977 terrorists from this U.S. commonwealth took the Statue of Liberty hostage for 9 hours
    $1000 25
Nebraska:
"Equality before the" this
    $1000 30
"Lachrymiform" literally means shaped like this

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

Rick Lucy Wilson
$4,200 -$200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rick Lucy Wilson
$7,800 $400 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

MEDIEVAL EUROPE
OSCAR WINNERS OF YORE
MORE
WHERE AM I?
WHAT SHOULD I "DU"?
LEAVE 'EM LAUGHING
    $400 12
In 602 Saint Augustine established himself in this city as the first Archbishop of the English Church
    $400 2
John Ford directed this "verdant" 1941 winner about a Welsh mining family
    $400 7
"-aceous" is one of these add-ons
    $400 26
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew will stands in front of a building that extends partway over a river.) I'm at the library of this president who says it symbolizes his efforts to build bridges from yesterday to tomorrow
    $400 1
An exact copy of something
    $400 17
It's commonly known as laughing gas
    $800 13
In the 1200s some towns began paving roads with these naturally rounded rocks that are larger than pebbles
    $800 3
Greer Garson survives a Luftwaffe attack & the annual flower show as this title "Mrs."
    $800 8
You can take a vitamin one or read the one that's inserted in your Sunday paper
    $800 27
(Jon of the Clue Crew stands before a giant enclosed water tank.) I'm in the 434-acre research park of this Texas school that's as proud of being a sea, space & land-grant university as it is of its Aggies teams
    $800 22
A down-filled quilt used as a comforter
    $800 18
This term for an object of ridicule sounds like shares bought in a comedy club
    DD: $2,200 14
In the 10th century the Moors built a fortress called Magerit on the site of what became this capital
    $1200 4
Jimmy Stewart as Buttons the Clown upstages Charlton Heston in this 3-ring affair from 1952
    $1200 9
As a noun, it's an addition to a building; as a verb, it's to add land to your country
    $1200 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew tours a warehouse.) Watching the Macy's parade, you may not know the floats are built here in a warehouse in this New Jersey city, also known as Sinatra's hometown
    $1200 23
The member of the United Arab Emirates that fits the category
    $1200 19
In an Ella Wheeler Wilcox poem, they're the 7 words that precede "weep and you weep alone"
    $1600 15
We're in love with the Medieval French literary work called this "of the Rose"
    $1600 5
Alcoholic Ray Milland is reminded that "One's too many and a hundred's not enough" in this film
    DD: $2,200 10
During WWII, the WAAAF was the Women's this Australian Air Force
    $1600 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands before an outdoor display of a whale skeleton.) Holy Cross is a college in Massachusetts; across the country, the name of this University of California campus means "holy cross"
    $1600 24
It's another name for the sea cow
    $1600 20
Named for its call, this Australian bird is also known as a laughing jackass
    $2000 16
This dynasty of Frankish kings ruled France from 751 to 987
    $2000 6
Gregory Peck gets the scoop on anti-semitism in this film adapted by Moss Hart
    $2000 11
Hey, if the toy added into a cereal box is called one of these, where is it in the Saltines of the same name?
    $2000 30
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from among the cacti.) I'm in Arizona at a museum of the life of this desert whose name is allied to that of the nearest Mexican state
    $2000 25
A philosophical system that seeks to explain all phenomena in terms of 2 distinct principles
    $2000 21
"Jolly" name of the 1624 work seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rick Lucy Wilson
$23,000 $3,200 $17,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MILITARY MEN
Books about this American are subtitled "Warrior as Wordsmith" & "The Far Eastern General"

Final scores:

Rick Lucy Wilson
$35,601 $6,400 $35,598
2-day champion: $49,602 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Rick Lucy Wilson
$21,400 $3,200 $18,400
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
4 R,
1 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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