Show #5389 - Thursday, January 31, 2008

Contestants

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Stephen Fineman, a science teacher from Morristown, New Jersey

Chris Dixon, a sales associate from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Melissa Prusi, a marketing writer originally from Negaunee, Michigan (whose 3-day cash winnings total $80,796)

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Jeopardy! Round

MR. X'S OBITUARY
PRO SPORTS HALL OF FAME CITIES
NOVELS' FIRST LINES
NEW IDEAS IN BUSINESS
GO OLD WEST, YOUNG MAN
BEASTLY EXPRESSIONS
    $200 1
Mr. X was born Jul 14, 1923 in Knoxville in this state & attended Johnson Bible College there
    $200 4
Cooperstown, New York
    $200 9
Orwell: "Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night..."
    $200 20
The man behind Learjet was also the inventor of this early tape format that carried 4 pairs of stereo tracks
    $200 26
Fort Bonneville in this "Cowboy State" was "Fort Nonsense" to scoffing trappers
    $200 13
An ambitious person is often described as an "eager" one of these
    $400 2
He was in this military service, first ashore in the recapture of Guam on July 21, 1944
    $400 7
Springfield, Massachusetts
    $400 10
Fitzgerald: "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind..."
    $400 21
This keyboard layout was developed to slow typing down, keeping the keys from jamming
    $400 27
Wells, Fargo & Company opened in this California city in 1852 to offer miners express & banking services
    $400 14
If you're a little eccentric, you likely have one of these in your "bonnet"
    $600 3
It's not great advertising, but his obit names a hospital--Northwestern Memorial in this city
    $600 8
Toronto, Ontario
    $600 16
Tolstoy: "'Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes'"
    DD: $3,000 22
At one of this man's auto plants, scrap wood was turned into charcoal & sold as briquettes
    $600 28
"Cowpuncher" was a term for a cowboy; this "puncher" was a preacher
    $600 15
In the familiar proverb, it's when "the mice will play"
    $800 5
Due to Mr. X's long battle with this, the obit suggests giving to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to continue the fight
    $800 11
Canton, Ohio
    $800 17
Golding: "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down...and began to pick his way toward the lagoon"
    $800 23
(Alex reports from Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.) Surprisingly, the first Sony product wasn't anything hi-tech, & it wasn't a big success either; it was a kitchen item, a cooker for this kind of food
    $800 29
Thomas Moran's artwork helped influence Congress to make this America's first national park
    $800 18
When it comes to a crisis, you shouldn't do this "in midstream"
    $1000 6
The late one spent many years with Ernst & Whinney, this type of firm, before its merger with Arthur Young
    $1000 12
St. Augustine, Florida
    $1000 25
Bronte: "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day"
    $1000 24
The automatic one Josephine Cochran invented was too expensive for home use, but restaurants loved it
    $1000 30
A cowboy who "cut a man down" shot him; if he "cut the dust", he did this
    $1000 19
Don't be afraid to meet a problem head on; just do this, like a matador

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

Melissa Chris Stephen
$1,000 $200 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Chris Stephen
-$200 $0 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

BIT PARTS
20th CENTURY SCIENCE
CANALS
(Alex: You're gonna love this next one...)
GROUCHY MARXISTS
TAKE THE FIFTH
CROSSWORD CLUES "P"
    $400 13
This film based on a "SNL" skit features a cameo by Steven Spielberg as a Cook County assesor clerk
    $400 4
Sivapithecus, once thought to be our ancestor, turned out to be the ancestor of this Sumatran ape
    $400 23
Vessels pass under the Bridge of the Americas as they enter or leave this canal
    $400 7
Not a member of his country's Communist party, he forced the party & his 26th of July movement to merge in 1961
    $400 18
The two U.S. presidents who were fifth cousins
    $400 1
To pillage like a pirate (7)
    DD: $2,000 14
This man whom Nixon called "the most dangerous man in America" had a cameo in Cheech & Chong's "Nice Dreams"
    $800 5
Vincent du Vigneaud synthesized 2 of these: vasopressin & oxytocin
    $800 24
In 1986 the canal named for this woman began providing irrigation to the Great Indian Desert
    $800 8
From the Russian for "majority", this Marxist group opposed WWI as an imperialist conflict
    $800 19
Earth is the fifth-largest planet in size; this planet is fifth out from the sun
    $800 9
Commonplace, or one who travels on foot (10)
    $1200 15
In the film "Maverick", he has a cameo, almost recognizes Mel Gibson & says, "I'm gettin' too old for this..."
    $1200 6
In 1937 Carlo Perrier & Emilio Segre filled in no. 43 on this table, the first entry to be artificially produced
    $1200 25
France's historic Canal du Midi & the Garonne River connect the Mediterranean with this bay on the Atlantic
    DD: $3,000 28
Unhappy with the dictatorial Somozas, these Marxist revolutionaries overthrew them in 1979
    $1200 20
It goes Lexington, Park, Madison, this
    $1200 10
Just fowl, collectively (7)
    $1600 16
Ricky Gervais created this series concerning bit-part actors in England
    $1600 3
John Northrop joined this generation when he found that this digestive enzyme is a protein
    $1600 26
1/3 of Scotland's Caledonian Canal is manmade; the rest consists of 3 connected lakes: Loch Lochy, Loch Oich & this one
    $1600 29
At a 1996 party in Lima honoring this Asian emperor, a Marxist group invaded & took hostages
    $1600 21
It's the southernmost Greek island, & the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean
    $1600 11
Tiny measure of dust (8)
    $2000 17
David Letterman tries to sell Chris Elliott a monkey before Chris' long ocean voyage in this 1994 yukfest
    $2000 2
(I'm astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.) We were just getting used to dark matter being 90% of the universe when in 1998 we were hit with this discovery, which is making the universe expand much faster than anyone had expected
    $2000 27
This European Capital's 4 main city center canals are Prinsengracht, Herengracht, Keizersgracht & Singel
    $2000 22
The Fifth Amendment says that private property shall not "be taken for public use without" this
    $2000 12
Turkish title for officials (5)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Chris Stephen
$1,400 $3,000 $9,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD CAPITALS
This capital city of 113,000 is the closest national capital to the Arctic Circle

Final scores:

Melissa Chris Stephen
$1 $6,000 $6,001
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $6,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Melissa Chris Stephen
$1,400 $6,000 $14,600
6 R,
3 W
14 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
24 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $22,000

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