Show #5293 - Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Contestants

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Ann Gavaghan, a congressional staffer from Washington, D.C.

Adam Blau, a composer and musician from Los Angeles, California

Joanne Platt, a waitress from Minneapolis, Minnesota (whose 2-day cash winnings total $6,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE SOLAR SYSTEM
AT THE DRUGSTORE
ALSO A PLAYING CARD
A NUDE AWAKENING
"BAD" HABITS
YOU'RE IN DE-NILE
    $200 24
In December 2006 NASA announced that water may have flowed on this planet's surface within the past decade
    $200 2
Its fast-acting formula "gets the red out"
    $200 9
You'll need one of these to change a tire
    $200 1
In 1953 he produced the first issue of Playboy for $10,000
    $200 13
According to one legend, Oman was the home of this "Thousand and One Nights" sailor
    $200 20
This "colorful" branch of the Nile River begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia
    $400 25
In 1980 Hermes, one of these objects, came within 300,000 miles of the Earth
    $400 3
According to its website, "when you need better allergy relief, you need" this histamine blocker
    $400 10
In a famous 1858 speech, S.C. Sen. James Hammond said, "You dare not make war on cotton...Cotton is" this
    $400 4
No butts about it, David Caruso, Jimmy Smits & Dennis Franz turned the other cheek on this cop show
    $400 14
Ben Franklin said "There never was a good war or" one of these
    $400 21
In 1902 construction was completed on the first dam on the Nile, at this southern Egyptian city
    $600 26
On Oct. 10, 1846, 17 days after the discovery of this planet, its largest moon, Triton, was discovered
    $600 6
Ooo...shouldn't have had that fourth bowl of chili...now I need this antacid that "spells relief"
    $600 12
In 2007 102-year-old Elsie McClean became the oldest person ever to achieve one of these on a golf course
    $600 5
Kathleen Turner & Jerry Hall weren't clothes-minded playing Mrs. Robinson in the stage version of this 1967 film
    $600 15
This racquet sport was added to the Olympics in 1992
    $600 22
A center of Egypt's rice trade, this Nile delta city lends its name to an important translating "stone"
    $800 27
These solar discharges consisting of light, heat & cosmic rays may last up to an hour
    $800 11
For a quick tan, pick up one of the self-tanning products sold under this brand whose name means "bath of the sun"
    $800 16
Juice Newton was "Playin' with" her, "knowin' it ain't really smart"
    $800 7
Trying to escape his teen-idol image, this "Partridge Family" star posed nude for Rolling Stone in 1972
    $800 18
One of these critters appears on the state flag of Wisconsin
    $800 29
This ancient Greek historian called Egypt "the gift of the Nile"
    $1000 28
In July 2005 scientists announced the discovery of Eris, a dwarf planet larger than Pluto, in this belt
    $1000 23
Aveno's Balancing Bar contains this "finely milled" product to soothe & cleanse the skin; just don't eat it!
    DD: $1,000 17
40-40 at Wimbledon
    $1000 8
It's the immodest title of the 1912 Marcel Duchamp painting seen here
    $1000 19
Richard the Lionhearted had a favorite one of these minstrels named Blondel
    $1000 30
In this country south of Egypt, the Atbara River joins the Nile as its last tributary

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

Joanne Adam Ann
$1,800 $2,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Joanne Adam Ann
$3,200 $4,400 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE GEORGE H.W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
(Alex: A whole category devoted to that.)
COUNTRY MUSIC STARS ON FILM
(Alex: You have to give us the century in...)
A CENTURY OF REIGN
FAIRIES
CHARACTERS IN LITERATURE
BEFORE & AFTER
    $400 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Bush Library.) I'm in a mock-up of Bush's Air Force One office. The President banned this from the menu of the presidential jet, saying he hadn't liked it since his mother made him eat it
    $400 18
In "Rhinestone" she turned Sly Stallone into a country singer
    $400 7
England's Henry VIII
    $400 23
It's estimated that the amount left by this fairy has grown from 25 cents to around $2 over the past 25 years
    $400 1
This treacherous pirate in "Treasure Island" has a pet parrot named Captain Flint
    $400 9
Kids' story character who says, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling! A-wop-bop-a-loo-mop a-lop-bam-boom!"
    $800 14
(Kelly reports again from the Library.) As a pilot in this branch of the service, Bush was shot down near the island of Chichi Jima on Sept. 2, 1944, and rescued by the crew of the Finback
    $800 19
Hats off to this singer who played the dad & horse rancher in 2006's "Flicka"
    $800 8
Germany's Wilhelm I
    $800 24
She appoints Jiminy Cricket Pinocchio's official conscience
    $800 3
A gray spider named Charlotte brings about a series of miracles to keep this pig from the butcher's knife
    $800 10
A dangerous substance like asbestos that's a Madonna hit in which a "boy with the cold hard cash is...Mr. Right"
    $1200 15
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the Bush Library.) In the mid-1970s, George H.W. Bush served as chief U.S. liaison to this country that had just opened to the West. These bicycles were a gift from that nation
    $1200 20
He was the mean & abusive Doyle Hargraves in "Sling Blade"
    $1200 28
France's Louis XV
    $1200 27
In a famous ballet her dance is preceded by "The Waltz of the Flowers"
    DD: $4,000 4
This ex-CIA agent who's in search of his identity has appeared in 3 novels by Robert Ludlum & 2 by Eric Van Lustbader
    $1200 11
Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch this folk tale play that ends with the death of Sir Thomas More
    $1600 16
(Jon reports again.) The Bush Library has a replica of the office at Camp David where on Feb. 1, 1992, President Bush & this Russian president pledged to end remnants of Cold War hostility
    $1600 21
How do you like him now, now that he made his film debut in 2006 as fading country star Bo Price in "Broken Bridges"
    $1600 29
England's William II
    $1600 26
This fairy in "The Tempest" serves the magician Prospero without "grudge or grumblings"
    $1600 5
Tom Sawyer saw him murder Dr. Robinson in the cemetery & testified against him in court
    $1600 12
Aerosmith song that says, "She had the body of a Venus...imagine my surprise" & is a Disney movie about 2 dogs in love
    DD: $3,500 17
(Kelly reports one last time.) This teakwood gate was presented to George H.W. Bush by the emir of this country in appreciation for helping the country reclaim its freedom
    $2000 22
In a 1969 film he showed some "True Grit" as John Wayne's young sidekick
    $2000 30
Italy's Victor Emmanuel III (45 years of it)
    $2000 25
This fairy of Irish legend has long, streaming hair & fiery red eyes from continual wailing
    $2000 6
This E.L. Doctorow title character joins Dutch Schultz's gang as a 15-year-old in 1930s New York City
    $2000 13
Collaboration between Milan Kundera & Jean-Paul Sartre on a massive treatise about existentialism

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joanne Adam Ann
$8,800 $12,400 $15,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY INVENTIONS
One description of it said its "spokes look like cobwebs; they are after the fashion of those on the newest... bicycles"

Final scores:

Joanne Adam Ann
$300 $2,400 $12,399
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $12,399

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Joanne Adam Ann
$6,000 $12,400 $14,000
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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