Show #5409 - Thursday, February 28, 2008

Contestants

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Gwynne Ash, a university professor from Austin, Texas

Reynard Regenstreif-Harms, a student from Missoula, Montana

Jason Dizon, an attorney from Woodside, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

TALL STRUCTURES
TV
WHAT DOESN'T BELONG?
(Alex: ...from the list we will give you.)
COURT-LY
SWEET
"LOW"
    $200 6
This 1,046-foot-tall NYC building was one of the first to use stainless steel over much of the building's surface
    $200 1
It was Ed McMahon's 2-word introduction of the star of "The Tonight Show"
    $200 26
Woodwinds:
French horn,
bassoon,
oboe
    $200 16
In 1867 Congress temporarily reduced the number of justices to 7 so this pres. couldn't appoint new ones
    $200 21
Blackstrap is a variety of this brownish sugar residue that's used in animal feed
    $200 11
Marge, a cow in New Zealand & her offspring, have a gene allowing them to give this kind of milk
    $400 7
The Nauru Tower is not in the island country of Nauru but on Ala Moana Boulevard in this U.S. city
    $400 2
"Barney Miller" took place in the 12th precinct in this city
    $400 27
Balkan countries:
Albania,
Latvia,
Croatia
    $400 17
While working for the ACLU, this jurist won 5 of the 6 landmark cases she argued before the Supreme Court
    $400 22
Traditionally, the dome-shaped Russian cake known as a kulich is served on this holiday
    $400 12
It's the "lion's beer" of Germany
    $600 8
The world's tallest supported structure is a 2,036-foot tower in North Dakota used primarily for this
    $600 3
Fiery nickname of head nurse Margaret Houlihan
    $600 28
U.S. veeps:
Charles Curtis,
Charles Wellman,
Charles Dawes
    $600 18
As a Supreme Court law clerk, this future Chief Justice wrote a 1952 memo arguing the "separate but equal" position
    $600 23
This powdery stuff that's 200 times sweeter than sugar is aka aspartic acid phenylalinine methyl ester
    $600 13
Proverbially, you don't want to be this foundation guy at the bottom on an elaborately carved Indian post
    $800 9
The 360 restaurant in this Toronto structure has "the world's highest wine cellar"--1,150 feet above the street
    $800 4
On this kick-butt series, Keye Luke played the blind Shaolin priest known as Master Po
    $800 29
The Bible:
Moabites,
Luddites,
Ephraimites
    $800 19
Under this Chief Justice, the court found in Griswold v. Connecticut a right to privacy in the penumbra of the Bill of Rights
    $800 24
The treat called this "delight" is made of fruit juice & gelatin, cubed & dusted with sugar
    $800 14
This type of letter gets its name from being stored in the bottom of 2 trays used by compositors
    $1000 10
On July 21, 2007 the Burj Dubai surpassed this nation's Taipei 101 to become the world's tallest building
    $1000 5
In 1966 this sci-fi show premiered with the episode "The Man Trap"
    $1000 30
British prime ministers:
Palmerston,
Chambers,
Gladstone
    DD: $1,000 20
This Chief Justice affirmed the government to be more than a weak confederation in McCulloch v. Maryland
    $1000 25
In the '70s HFCS, high fructose this, began to replace sugar as the primary sweetener in soft drinks
    $1000 15
It's the medical condition aka hypotension

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

Jason Reynard Gwynne
$2,600 $1,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Reynard Gwynne
$2,600 $3,000 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

JAPANESE CULTURE
SAMUEL L. JACKSON
LITERARY CROSSWORD CLUES "S"
GOULASH
MEDICINE MEN & WOMEN
WORD ORIGINS
    $400 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Kyoto, Japan.) Ikebana, the art of flower arranging, originated in early floral offerings of this religion
    $400 1
In the late '80s, Sam was the rehearsal stand-in for this comedy legend on his self-titled sitcom
    $400 13
"A Christmas Carol" curmudgeon
(7)
    $400 24
In Scandinavia, the Yule goat carries an elf bringing gifts; originally it carried this thunder god
    $400 18
In 1968 a federal court found this author & pediatrician guilty of violating the Selective Service Act
    $400 2
This other term for a pastor is derived from the Middle Latin word persona
    $800 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew goes shoe shopping at Tokyo, Japan's Tsukiji Market.) Traditional geta footwear has an ancestor called tageta, which looked like snowshoes & were worn in the watery rice fields called these
    $800 7
Sam proclaimed, "And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee" in this 1994 film
    $800 14
Mlle. de Beauvoir
(6)
    $800 25
Due to the encroaching sea, this North Carolina cape's lighthouse, the USA's tallest, was moved in 1999
    $800 19
In 1659 Italian anatomist Marcello Malpighi discovered that the lungs were made up of these tiny air sacs
    $800 3
The name of this fine, soft leather is the French word for Sweden; Sweden was famous for gloves made of it
    $1200 23
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Shibori Gallery in Kyoto, Japan.) Shibori, a fabric coloring method that goes back hundreds of years, is the Japanese equivalent of this retro American method
    $1200 8
In 1995 Sam's Zeus Carver had a rough day with Bruce Willis in this sequel
    $1200 15
Sweden's most "August" playwright
(10)
    $1200 26
The U.S. hasn't minted real gold coins as legal tender since the administration of this 32nd president
    $1200 20
This German bacteriologist developed a test for syphilis & an inoculation for tetanus
    $1200 4
This word for a blob or lump, perhaps of whipped cream, may come from dolpur, Icelandic for "fat man"
    $1600 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Tokyo, Japan.) In addition to artists & dancers, the government of Japan has designated swordsmiths & sword polishers living national these, an honor introduced in 1955
    $1600 9
As Elijah Price, Sam was the frail antithesis to Bruce Willis in this 2000 flick
    DD: $1,600 16
Rilke wrote them "to Orpheus"
(7)
    $1600 27
Appropriately, the 19th century's "Lady with the Lamp" was born in this Italian city
    DD: $1,000 21
In 1796 he inoculated 8-year-old James Phipps with material from a cowpox pustule from Sarah Nelmes
    $1600 5
Esteban knows this term for someone who loads a ship's cargo comes from the Spanish word estibador
    $2000 30
(Cheryl sits with a geisha in Kyoto, Japan.) A geisha's skills include playing this three-stringed Japanese instrument
    $2000 10
Lucius Best was the secret identity of this ultra-cool "Incredibles" character voiced by Sam
    $2000 17
"Quentin Durward" creator
(5)
    $2000 28
The opinionated comic strip cat Garfield got his name from this cartoonist's opinionated grandfather
    $2000 22
In 1889 Susan la Flesche Picotte, a member of this Nebraska tribe, became the first Native American female doctor
    $2000 6
From the Italian word for bell, it's the 9-letter term for a bell tower like the Venetian one seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Reynard Gwynne
$11,200 $1,400 $12,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE NFL
It's the only NFL team to play its home games out-of-state in a stadium named for another team

Final scores:

Jason Reynard Gwynne
$22,400 $2,773 $22,400
2-day co-champion: $30,200 2nd place: $2,000 New co-champion: $22,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jason Reynard Gwynne
$12,800 $1,400 $12,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
4 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $27,000

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