Show #5353 - Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Contestants

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Martha Rothman, a retired stockbroker from Barnegat, New Jersey

Sean Smith, a law student from Austin, Texas

Leslie Rochlen, a professional organizer from Bridgeport, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,750)

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Jeopardy! Round

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS HERE WE COME
WHEEL OF WOMEN
THIS IS YOUR LIFE, ABE LINCOLN!
TONY
THE TIGER
THEY'RE "GR"EAT!
    $200 13
KCK's Fairfax auto plant manufactures the Chevy Malibu & the Saturn Aura for this auto company
    $200 12
Famous intern

_ _ _ I C _
_ E W I _ _ K Y
    $200 9
In 1870 Congress granted her an annual pension of $3,000; call her sugar-mama or simply your wife, here's...
    $200 3
For the past 8 years, the Tony Awards ceremony has been held at this nearly 6,000-seat hall
    $200 11
Tony the Tiger is the gr-r-reat spokescat for this company's Frosted Flakes
    $200 1
2-word title of this guy, who we hope doesn't make a house call for a very long time
    $400 14
The Kansas 400 at KCK's Kansas Speedway is part of this auto racing organization's Nextel Cup
    $400 16
Medical reformer

_ L O _ _ _ _ E
_ I G _ _ I N G _ _ E
    $400 10
You said of this general, "I can't spare this man--he fights"; he sure seems to be enjoying the green room, it's...
    $400 4
Don't cry for Mandy Patinkin; he won a 1980 Tony Award for this musical
    $400 23
On the South China tiger these are spaced far apart, & on each individual tiger they're unique, like fingerprints
    $400 2
Thin oatmeal cereal in water; please, sir, may I have some more?
    $600 15
KCK's sister cities are Linz, Austria; Karlovac, Croatia & Uruapan in this country's state of Michoacan
    $600 17
Barely an equestrian

_ A D _
G O _ _ _ _
    $600 18
In 1860 he got 12 electoral votes but you got the job; feel free to debate...
    $600 5
Ian McKellen won a Tony in 1981 for playing this rival of Mozart in "Amadeus"
    $600 24
Tiger is the second rank in this organization for young boys
    $600 6
It's the mythological creature of earth and sky seen here
    $800 21
The Wall Street Journal reports that KCK is undergoing this, also a type of medieval festival held there each fall
    $800 25
Had an axe to grind

_ _ Z Z _ _
B _ _ _ _ N
    $800 19
You said if this general "is not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a while"; say hello to...
    DD: $1,800 28
The front of the Tony Award depicts these ancient twin symbols of theatre
    $800 27
The largest population of wild tigers is found in this Asian country on about 30 wildlife reserves
    $800 7
A small cavern often used for meditation or as a shrine
    $1000 22
Kansas City is the county seat of this county, commonly referred to as "the Dotte" by its residents
    $1000 26
Philanthropist, art patron & collector

_ _ G G _
G _ G G _ _ _ _ _ _
    $1000 20
Sec. of War for Franklin Pierce, some called him Mr. President (though certainly not you!); say hello to...
    $1000 29
She's the dynamic actress/producer for whom the Tony Awards were named
    $1000 30
Tigers are the largest cats, & this tiger named for a Russian region is the largest tiger
    $1000 8
Famous work designed by this German is seen here

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

Leslie Sean Martha
$1,000 $2,400 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Sean Martha
$1,400 $8,000 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

BIOLOGY
FILMS OF THE '90s
OPERA
DEAR JOHN
CROSSWORD CLUES "F"
(Sarah: Where people with paralysis turn for day-to-day help with the tasks of living:...)
HELPING HANDS MONKEYS
    $400 26
In humans, this sex chromosome is present only in males
    $400 16
The title of this film is what a guard shouts as he leads Sean Penn to be executed
    $400 2
Rodolfo burns his poems to keep the stove going in act I of this Puccini work
    $400 3
After Barry Goldwater retired in 1987, this man took over his Senate seat
    $400 1
Quill
(7)
    $400 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads as a monkey assists its master at Helping Hands in Boston, MA.) Monkeys are suited to work because they are smart & nimble, & their hands have this feature that lets them pick up objects easily
    $800 27
Gustatory receptors are special cells that give you your sense of this
    $800 17
Bubba tells this Tom Hanks character about fried shrimp, shrimp gumbo & boiled shrimp, among others
    $800 4
Handel's "Berenice, Queen of Egypt" took a hiatus from the stage from the first part of this century to 1985
    $800 10
From the '20s to the '60s, Sean O'Feeney directed Hollywood Westerns under this name
    $800 8
Alexander Hamilton could sing, "It's my party"
(10)
    $800 21
A non-profit since 1979, Helping Hands used to teach monkeys to play these 12-inch objects; now they play CDs instead
    $1200 28
In plants, they're reproductive structures; in humans, light-sensitive structures along with the rods
    $1200 18
(Hi, I'm Rob Morrow.) I played the real-life character Dick Goodwin, who exposes hanky-panky on the TV program "Twenty-One" in this film
    DD: $400 5
Poignant, given Pagliaccio's profession, the line "Ridi Pagliaccio" means do this, Pagliaccio
    $1200 11
"Speak for yourself" if you know he was the last surviving signer of the Mayflower Compact
    $1200 9
Flora's counterpart
(5)
    $1200 22
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads from Helping Hands in Boston, MA as a monkey gets some water from a fridge.) The wide variety of tasks the monkeys learn makes life much easier for those with mobility impairments, such as this condition of paralysis of all four limbs
    $1600 29
The hypothalamus at the base of the brain controls the release of hormones by this "master gland"
    $1600 19
We had to mention this movie in which Ashley Judd turns being framed for murder to her advantage
    $1600 6
This Paisiello opera about a Spaniard was "snipped" out of the repertoire by Rossini's more popular version
    DD: $1,400 12
This 17th century poet believed that studying until midnight each night is what first injured his eyes
    $1600 14
Matisse's "wild" art movement
(7)
    $1600 23
Early on, Helping Hands got important help from the VA, what's now this cabinet department
    $2000 30
One of the subdivisions of biology is this science dealing with the naming & classification of organisms
    $2000 25
As second-rate singer Sadie in "Georgia", she does an excruciating version of a Van Morrison song
    $2000 7
It's the "mirthful" opera house that premiered "Carmen", or the French term for the type of opera "Carmen" is
    $2000 13
A conservative society is named for this U.S. Army captain killed by communist Chinese forces 10 days after WWII ended
    $2000 15
Atomically speaking, it's No. 100
(7)
    $2000 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew helps with monkey training at Helping Hands in Boston, MA.) The monkeys learn via positive reinforcement, part of "operant conditioning", a term coined by this American behaviorist

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Sean Martha
$4,200 $16,400 $17,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY PERSONALITIES
In 1921 he got a patent for a diving suit that allowed one to quickly discard the suit & escape to the surface

Final scores:

Leslie Sean Martha
$6,400 $8,405 $32,801
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $32,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leslie Sean Martha
$4,200 $16,800 $16,200
8 R,
2 W
22 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,200

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