Show #5295 - Friday, September 21, 2007

Contestants

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Linda Lipkin, a high school teacher and administrator from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sara Price, a teaching assistant from Davis, California

Donal Coomey, a masonry restoration specialist from Arlington, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
I SAT IN FOR REGIS
NOTES TO FUTURE CONTESTANTS
(Alex: We want to help people who might want to try out for the program, and help you three as well, by, erm, dealing with some common errors we've noticed and experienced over the years on this program. You'll see when we get into it.)
ARACHNIDS
HERE'S SOME ADVICE
FOR WHAT IT'S "WORTH"
    $200 21
A national memorial in this city commemorates the site of the April 19, 1995 bombing that killed 168
    $200 26
This weatherman turned vowel seller got to sit in
    $200 11
The only "S" in the name of this "Flying Nun" is in her first name; her last name is very, very singular
    $200 16
This large, hairy type of spider takes its name from an Italian town
    $200 6
Do it "before you leap"
    $200 1
By 1912 this merchant's company owned more than 500 stores bearing his name across the U.S.
    $400 22
The Philadelphia home where he wrote "The Tell-tale Heart" is now a national historic site
    $400 27
Regis has said, "Gelman is grooming" this "Survivor" guy "for the day I say adios amigos"
    $400 12
The "'S" comes after the 3rd word, not the 2nd, in the title of this Shakespeare play featuring Hermia
    $400 17
At least 2 types of poison are known to be injected by its tail stinger: hemotoxin & neurotoxin
    $400 7
"Home is where" this "is"
    $400 2
In "The Prelude", this poet wrote that at age 10 he "held unconscious intercourse with beauty old as creation"
    $600 23
Fort Necessity, the site of the first battle of this war on July 3, 1754, was designated a nat'l battlefield in 1961
    $600 28
We're offering $600 if you know this ex-TV doc has subbed for Reg--"Deal or No Deal"?
    $600 13
It may have 22 chapters, but this last book of the Bible doesn't have an "S" at the end of its name, so don't add one
    $600 18
Texas cattle fever is one of many diseases transmitted by the bite of this type of bloodsucking arachnid
    $600 8
One of these "sweeps clean"
    $600 3
She's the--sigh--goddess of love seen here
    $800 24
Christiansted National Historic Site on this largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands commemorates its Danish heritage
    $800 29
This CNN newsman did a 360 (or is it more a 180?) when he guest-hosted the show
    $800 14
The title of an 1891 Wilde novel is "The Picture of" his, not "The Portrait of" him
    $800 19
Arachnids are a major class of this phylum that includes insects & crustaceans
    $800 9
"Spare the rod" & you'll do this
    $800 4
The Buffalo Soldiers Monument is on the grounds of this Kansas fort that's near a penitentiary
    $1000 25
Lying in both Tennessee & North Carolina, it has more annual visitors than any other national park
    $1000 30
The 1993 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, this driver of the 24 car has zoomed into Regis' chair a few times
    $1000 15
Please, please, please put the "Y" before the "N" when we ask for this site of your vocal cords
    DD: $1,400 20
The smallest arachnid at .0003 inches in length, its name is synonymous with a tiny amount
    $1000 10
"Virtue is its own" this
    $1000 5
TV inventor Philo

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

Donal Sara Linda
$5,000 $2,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Donal Sara Linda
$3,000 $3,000 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

NIGERIA
STAR WARS
WHICH PRESIDENT'S CABINET
CRUNCHING NUMBERS ROMAN STYLE
(Alex: We'll need a numerical response from you.)
YO, HOLMES!
WORDS IN HISTORY
(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that can be made up of the letters in the word "history" itself.)
    $400 15
As a part of its 19th Century territorial expansions, this nation colonized the Nigerian port of Lagos in 1861
    $400 3
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA.) This early Millennium Falcon model was nixed because it looked like a Space 1999 craft; in the end, it became the first ship seen in "Star Wars" carrying this female character
    $400 8
(Either of 2 presidents):
Secretary of State
Dean Rusk [in the Cabinet]
    $400 9
The notation on a letter or e-mail to note other recipients has this numerical equivalent
    $400 19
This "dogged" Sherlock Holmes novel was published in 1902
    $400 1
A group of 3, musically
    $800 16
Known for his satire, Wole Soyinka became the first Black African winner of this prize for literature in 1986
    $800 4
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA.) Luke's X-Wing from Star Wars gets its name from the arrangement of its double-layered wings, & in the back is an astromech socket for this character
    $800 11
Secretary of Labor
George Shultz,
Attorney General
John Mitchell
    $800 10
In Roman numerals the Minnesota company with brands like Post-it, Scotch & Filtrete gets this big value
    DD: $3,000 20
This oft-quoted 4 word phrase mentioning Holmes' pal never actually appeared in Conan Doyle's writings
    $800 2
A violent public crowd disorder
    $1200 17
Following ethnic clashes in 1966, the Eastern part of Nigeria declared itself the Republic of this in 1967
    $1200 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA.) "Star Wars" costumes include the wedding dress made from an Italian bedspread worn by this actress in "Episode II"
    $1200 27
Secretary of Education William Bennett,
Secretary of State George Shultz
    $1200 23
The last name of Tom, the cowboy seen here, has this value
    $1200 21
It's the great detective's London address
    $1200 12
Hector's home in mythology
    $1600 18
About a third of Nigeria's states, in this heavily Muslim North, follow this Islamic law system
    $1600 6
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA.) Jabba the Hutt has gone through many stages in the creation process. In one, he wore a fez, as he was modeled after this actor from Casablanca
    $1600 24
The Norwegian angel Ms. Ullmann, numerically
    $1600 26
The "Napoleon of Crime", he interrupts a coded communication to Holmes in "The Valley of Fear"
    $1600 13
It means to raise something mechanically, like a flag
    $2000 22
Nigeria's first planned city, it was built in the 1980s & officially dedicated as the nation's new capital in 1991
    $2000 7
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA.) In the real world, this compound is an explosive. In the "Star Wars" world, it was what Han Solo was frozen in
    $2000 28
Secretary of the Interior James R. Garfield,
Secretary of War William Howard Taft
    DD: $1,000 25
The postal abbreviation of the state seen here equals this quantity in Roman numerals
    $2000 14
It's a member of the British Conservative Party, m'lord

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Donal Sara Linda
$3,000 $10,200 -$400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC PURCHASES
The English received this teenager from the Burgundians in 1431 for the sum of 10,000 francs

Final scores:

Donal Sara Linda
$0 $13,700 -$400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $13,700 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Donal Sara Linda
$4,400 $10,200 $3,600
18 R,
8 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
2 W
9 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $18,200

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