Show #5426 - Monday, March 24, 2008

Contestants

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Sara Boretz, a prospect research coordinator from Upland, California

John Byrne, a student affairs director from Watertown, Massachusetts

Lisa Schumaker, a medical research assistant from Silver Spring, Maryland (whose 2-day cash winnings total $39,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPY DAYS
(Alex: Yes, the television series.)
AT THE PHARMACY
ONE OF THE 7 DEADLY SINS
YOU CAN'T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER
"W"ORDPLAY
    $200 11
Bogota, Bolivar & Boyaca are political divisions of this country
    $200 1
Before he directed Rene Russo in "Ransom", this "Happy Days" actor went to high school with her
    $200 12
Bayer says in 1897 Felix Hoffmann first synthesized this pain reliever used in low doses today to prevent heart attacks
    $200 18
Sounds like a collective name for a group of large cats
    $200 19
In the 19th century, the Van Camp family started getting fat off the combination of pork & these
    $200 6
It was the breakthrough word that Helen Keller first "heard"
    $400 14
(Jon of the Clue Crew indicates a map of the Western Mediterranean on the monitor.) From Vatican City, the world's smallest independent country, travel about 280 miles northwest & you'll reach this second-smallest country at less than 1 square mile in size
    $400 2
Aaaaaaaaaaaay! Call him Dr. Fonz! A big thumbs-up to this actor who got an honorary Ph.D. at Emerson
    $400 13
The tranquilizer diazepam was introduced in 1963 under this brand name
    DD: $1,000 24
Phonetically, it sounds like 2 letters of the alphabet
    $400 20
Heard here are the strains of the U.S. Marines' Drum & this Corps
    $400 7
This 4-letter weather phenomenon is a result of the uneven heating of the Earth's surface
    $600 15
In 2005 Prince Bandar ended 22 years as this country's ambassador to the U.S.
    $600 3
On VH1 he was "45...and Single"; it's probably best you don't call him Chachi if you meet him
    $600 28
Tylenol is an American brand of this pain reliever that's known in England as paracetamol
    $600 25
Van Gogh's was "for life" according to Irving Stone
    $600 21
Schweppes says this product is the perfect accompaniment to gin
    $600 8
An epithalamium is a poem written for one of these occasions, like the one John Masefield wrote for Nov. 20, 1947
    $800 16
If I'm on the Hummingbird Highway headed for Belmopan, I'm in this Central American country
    $800 4
Anson Williams is a cousin of the creator of the Heimlich maneuver & also played this "Happy Days" pal
    $800 29
This vaccine developed by Jonas Salk was tested on almost 2 million children from 1954 to 1955
    $800 26
In the title of a John Osborne play, it's what you "Look Back in"
    $800 22
In words written for the "Pomp and Circumstance" march, Britain is the "land of hope and" this
    $800 9
This important thoroughfare runs from Trinity Church to the East River
    $1000 17
Yerevan, the capital of this republic, lies about 35 miles from Mount Ararat
    $1000 5
Rocker Suzi Quatro was hell-bent for this "Happy Days" recurring character
    $1000 30
"Rally with Sally (Field) for bone health" & ask your doctor about this once-monthly medicine for osteoporosis
    $1000 27
In the movies, Gordon Gekko said it was good
    $1000 23
The decorative pattern seen here is called this "-and-dart"
    $1000 10
In 1961 Newton Minnow described television as a vast this

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

Lisa John Sara
$1,400 $4,600 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa John Sara
$7,000 $6,600 -$200

Double Jeopardy! Round

EXPLORERS
OSCAR-WINNING MOVIE SYNOPSES
LANGUAGES
THE STATE'S JR. SENATOR
(Alex: [After reading first clue] We need the state.)
NONFICTION
BEASTLY EXPRESSIONS
    $400 12
In 1935 Lincoln Ellsworth discovered the Eternity Range on this continent
    $400 1
Brock is looking for diamonds but instead finds a picture of Rose, who is 102 years old; then--a flashback
    $400 2
W szczebrzeszynie, chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie, "...a beetle buzzes in the reeds", is a tongue twister in this language
    $400 26
Barack Obama
    $400 15
In "Ana's Story", this First Daughter tells of a young mother she met through UNICEF who's HIV positive
    $400 11
"To cry" these is to show insincere sorrow
    $800 13
In 1798-99 George Bass & Matthew Flinders proved this current Australian state was an island by sailing around it
    $800 7
Mike & Nick get captured, play Russian roulette; Saigon falls
    $800 3
Mosul is a good place to hear the Northern Kurmanji dialect of this minority language of Iraq
    $800 27
Joe Lieberman
    DD: $1,000 20
"The Nine" in a 2007 book by CNN senior legal analyst Jeffery Toobin refers to the 9 of these
    $800 16
To look guilty but smug is "to look like" this, an expression that mentions 2 pets
    DD: $1,500 14
This Italian explorer in the service of France may have "narrowly" visited the Maryland region in 1524
    $1200 8
Philly detectve investigates Mississippi murder; he & local sheriff get their man
    $1200 4
In the 500s B.C., this replaced Hebrew as the Jews' language; part of the Book of Daniel is written in it
    $1200 28
Tom Harkin
    $1200 21
In this 1937 memoir, Isak Dinesen wrote about life & love on her coffee plantation in Kenya
    $1200 17
This porcine phrase refers to something of undetermined value, as a purchase
    $1600 24
In June 1741 this Dane sailed east from Russia; he later sighted Mount St. Elias on the Alaskan mainland
    $1600 9
C.C. loans out his dwelling to his superiors for their trysts; falls for Fran
    $1600 5
In the 1920s this language of Anatolia switched from the Arabic to the Latin alphabet
    $1600 29
Jim Webb
    $1600 22
This Studs Terkel book is subtitled "People Talk About What They Do All Day & How They Feel About What They Do"
    $1600 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew monkeys around at Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled in Boston.) The animals learn to help by imitating; this idiom, "MSMD", describes their training
    $2000 25
In 1497 this Italian discovered Newfoundland for England; son Sebastian likely sailed with him
    $2000 10
Con-man's mentor is murdered; Henry Gondorff helps to get revenge
    $2000 6
Halloween has its origins in the festival of Samhain, which means "summer's end" in this language
    $2000 30
David Vitter
    $2000 23
This British historian's "A Study of History" was published in 12 volumes from 1934 to 1961
    $2000 19
On "Cheers", Norm said it was this kind of world & "I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa John Sara
$18,900 $17,400 $4,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Coined in 1899, this word suggests that things like rivers & boundaries affect nations' foreign affairs

Final scores:

Lisa John Sara
$2,900 $0 $8,199
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $8,199

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Lisa John Sara
$20,200 $18,400 $4,200
23 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $42,800

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