Show #5381 - Monday, January 21, 2008

Contestants

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Jean Doolittle, a tech trainer from Ham Lake, Minnesota

Rob Skolits, a management consultant and actor originally from Flemington, New Jersey

Christa Franklin Ishino, a homemaker and freelance editor from Northville, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC AMOURS
"M"ISCELLANY
TRANSPORTATION
EUROPEANA
(Alex: ...and I'm not.)
2007 BESTSELLERS
WHAT A FAMOUS HORSE RACE!
    $200 1
This dictator's rumored romp with Pompey's wife was even riskier than his fling with Cleopatra
    $200 2
One of Oz' little folks
    $200 7
Roofed cars on a freight train, or a roll of 12 in a dice game
    $200 24
In 1986 local farmers in this country protested the plan to take their land for Europe's first Disneyland
    $200 13
This Robert Ludlum character returned to the list in 2007 with a "Betrayal"
    $200 21
& away they go... This horse who was 1st on TV in 1949 leads early... Its masked jockey seems to be saying "Hi yo" something
    $400 12
When this "great" guy became King of Judea, he banished his first wife, Doris, & married a princess named Mariamne
    $400 3
A Boy Scout wears the ones he's earned on a sash
    $400 8
The name of this vehicle used on grave occasions comes from the Old French for "long rake"
    $400 25
Copernicus was a a crack student at Jagiellonian University in this city in Poland
    $400 14
This Tibetan, a noted big hitter, hit the list with "The Universe In A Single Atom"
    $400 22
At the turn, it's this title horse, of course, of course; his show ran from 1961-66... & he's doing his own trash talking!
    $600 16
For 13 years, Madame de Montespan was the sunshine of this Sun King's life
    $600 4
Prepare meat for grilling using rubs, brines or perhaps a red chile-citrus one of these
    $600 9
During the Cold War, 2 different families escaped over the Berlin Wall using these lighter-than-air vehicles
    $600 26
European city seen here in 1968
    $600 15
Walter Isaacson's biography of this scientist was based on the subject's personal letters
    $600 23
Created by Anna Sewell in 1877, this literary horse shows a full recovery from a broken leg & now leads!
    $800 17
The Earl of Bothwell led the plot to murder this queen's 2nd husband 3 months before becoming hubby number 3
    $800 5
The type of gown named for this creature of legend often has a fishtail skirt or train
    $800 10
From 1985 to 2003, Milwaukee hosted a parade featuring dozens of these wagons from Baraboo
    $800 27
From the name of the peninsula on which they lie, Greece & Albania are considered 2 of these "states"
    DD: $1,000 19
She is the subject of Carl Bernstein's "A Woman In Charge"
    $1000 18
The Duchess of Portsmouth was the least popular mistress of this "Merry Monarch" (& that was quite a contest)
    $1000 6
In 2003 Mahathir bin Mohamad resigned as PM of this Asian country after 22 years in power
    $1000 11
If you're walking your baby back home in London, it won't be in a stroller but in this 4-letter synonym
    $1000 20
"The Lost Files Of" this Carolyn Keene sleuth provide an interactive guide to her cases

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

Christa Rob Jean
$2,000 -$600 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Christa Rob Jean
$5,400 $0 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

OPERA NAMES
WAR OF THE WORLDS
MYTHOLOGICAL WORDS & PHRASES
LAMPS
DEATH
IN VENICE
    $400 1
The title figure of this Puccini opera is Cio-Cio San
    $400 3
Ray guns & speed bikes are no match for the Ewoks' sticks & stones in this film
    $400 11
A very handsome young man is sometimes called this, after the handsome youth loved by Aphrodite
    $400 16
Stormy name for the type of antique lamp seen here
    $400 19
Balinese villagers bury their dead temporarily until they can have a big one of these ceremonies with a pyre
    $400 24
This waterway, roughly 2 miles long, is the main artery that cuts the city in half
    $800 2
This title temptress of an 1875 opera works in a cigarette factory
    $800 5
Lord Dark Helmet is dispatched to steal Planet Druidia's air in this Mel Brooks film
    $800 12
You may have this small but crucial weakness even if you weren't dipped in the River Styx by your mother
    $800 17
Dr. Clanny's lamp of 1813 was designed so these workers wouldn't ignite gases & blow themselves up
    $800 20
In this funeral style named for a type of music, the music is slow on the way to the cemetery, rousing on the way home
    $1200 4
Amneris, Daughter of Pharaoh, has an Ethiopian slave girl-- her
    $1200 7
Fighting breaks out over a spice that's protected by giant worms on the planet Arrakis in this film
    $1200 13
A shrewish woman, or a predatory mythological creature who is part woman, part bird
    $1200 18
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew indicates a lava lamp.) Lava lamps are possible because the liquids have different specific gravities & are immiscible, which means this
    $1200 21
In this religion, martyrs are buried in the clothes they died in; others are shrouded in a white kafan
    $1600 6
Gilda, the daughter of this hunchback, falls in love with the licentious Duke of Mantua, with dire consequences
    $1600 8
In this film, Tom Skerritt & John Hurt are among those killed by the creature in Quadrant QBR 157, 052
    DD: $2,000 14
This adjective meaning volatile or quick-witted comes from the name of a swift messenger god
    DD: $2,000 25
Nils Gustaf Dalen won a Nobel Prize for a lamp that goes on by itself at dusk, 1st used at the Furuholmen one of these
    $1600 22
According to the Antyesti rites of this religion, water & milk are set out, & the bones may be immersed in a river
    $2000 9
Tannheuser & Lohengrin are knights; this title character of another Wagner opera is a "pure fool"
    $2000 10
Roughnecks are going to make the bugs from Klendathu pay after they've destroyed Buenos Aires in film
    $2000 15
The delightful Champs-Elysee in Paris is named for this delightful resting place of the dead in Greek mythology
    $2000 26
French term for the upward-illuminating lamp seen here
    $2000 23
According to this religion's canon law, "apostates, heretics & schismatics" must be denied a religious funeral

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Christa Rob Jean
$8,600 $800 $11,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

SHAKESPEAREAN GEOGRAPHY
This land, named for an Italian, is mentioned just once in a Shakespeare play--in "The Comedy of Errors"

Final scores:

Christa Rob Jean
$17,199 $1 $5,999
2-day champion: $34,798 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Christa Rob Jean
$8,400 $2,400 $11,600
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $22,400

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