Show #5443 - Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Contestants

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Jay Sprout, a minister from St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Ann Mulkern, a university professor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chris Zane, a benefits administrator from Westminster, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

THEY ALSO RAN
(Alex: They also ran for president in 2008.)
ROCK & ROLL FRONTMEN
(Alex: You have to identify the group.)
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
RODENTS
"F"OOD
(Alex: Words that sound the same, but mean different things...)
HOMOPHONES
    $200 13
Born in Brooklyn in 1944, he was mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2002
    $200 1
David Lee Roth,
Sammy Hagar,
David Lee Roth
    $200 26
In 2004 this Dutch airlines merged with Air France
    $200 21
Spaniards named these furry rodents for the Chincha Indians
    $200 8
This, food cooked in a central pot on the table, is from the French for "to melt"
    $200 2
A native of Copenhagen, or to stoop to do something
    $400 14
He received a degree from NC State & pushed papers at his own Raleigh law firm
    $400 4
Roger Daltrey
    $400 27
In 1999 Ford snatched up the auto unit of this company for 50 billion kronor
    $400 22
Some of the quills of the Eurasian species can be 12 inches, equal to about half of its body length
    $400 9
It's a Spanish baked custard coated with caramel
    $400 3
To take a quick look, or the top of a mountain
    $600 15
Formerly a U.S. Secretary of Energy & U.N. Ambassador, he's now the Governor of New Mexico
    $600 5
Anthony Kiedis
    DD: $2,200 28
In an $80 billion deal these 2 oil companies joined forces in 1999 in the biggest merger up to that time
    $600 23
These rodents of the Plains received their name because they "bark" like canines
    $600 10
It's the Japanese name for certain species of puffer fish that contain lethal poison but can be eaten as a delicacy
    $600 18
Antagonistic, or an inexpensive lodging place for young people abroad
    $800 16
He played the CIA chief in "No Way Out" & represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate
    $800 6
Trent Reznor
    $800 29
In 2004 FedEx acquired this chain of stores, & you can copy me on that!
    $800 24
Contrary to popular belief, mass drownings by the Norway species of this rodent are not suicidal in nature
    $800 11
The name of these long, flat egg noodles means "little ribbons"
    $800 19
It's a sausage, or the absolute least best
    $1000 17
At age 31, he was Cleveland's mayor
    $1000 7
Adam Levine
    $1000 30
Despite opposition from the 2 founders' families, this company merged with Compaq in 2002
    $1000 25
A S. Am. delicacy, this water-dwelling herbivore was declared a fish by the Vatican so it could be eaten during Lent
    $1000 12
(Jon of the Clue Crew fries something up in the kitchen of the Little Diner in Canutillo, TX.) In Spanish, the name of these fried, tightly rolled tortillas, filled with seasoned beef or chicken, is also the name of the woodwind instrument they resemble
    $1000 20
A dish, or a braid of hair

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

Chris Ann Jay
$3,200 $1,600 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Ann Jay
$6,800 $3,200 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

EARLY AMERICA
ACTRESSES ON TV
SIGNS & SYMBOLS
MARK TWAIN: BOOK LOVER
ROGER!
4-LETTER WORDS
    $400 11
In 1610 the Spanish began building the Palace of the Governors in what is now this Southwest city
    $400 2
On "Fat Actress", she poked fun at herself, playing a version of herself struggling with her weight
    $400 12
The 2 symbols seen on pirate flags & bottles of poison
    $400 22
Writing about this author's "The Deerslayer", Twain called its pathos "funny" & "its love-scenes odious"
    $400 17
In 1982 he co-anchored "NBC Nightly News" with Tom Brokaw, & you could say his name is...
    $400 1
Pronounced one way, it's the top of the head; pronounced another, it's French chopped liver
    $800 27
In 1701 this college was founded in Conn., in part to counter the perceived liberalism of Harvard
    $800 3
We are "desperate" for you to name this actress seen here, who has a master's degree in psychology
    $800 13
Seen here is a computer emoticon used to represent this Beatle
    $800 23
(Alex reads the clue from the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT.) Mark Twain made notations in the books he owned; he wrote, "Can any plausible excuse be furnished for the crime of creating the human race" in this man's "Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle"
    $800 18
The "Roger" to Michael Moore's "Me", in 1990 this GM chairman handed over the job to Robert Stempel
    $800 5
(Kelly of the Clue Crew blows out a match and sticks it in a bottle.) The moisture in the air combines with particles of dust from the smoke to form this; Los Angeles is known for it
    $1200 28
The Molasses Act of 1733 placed high duties on molasses & this potent potable from non-English possessions
    $1200 4
She portrays real-life research medium Allison DuBois
    $1200 14
Baby, you're going to be a star, & we're going to put you next to this symbol on Turkey's flag
    $1200 24
One of Twain's favorite books was the "Diary of" this Englishman; Twain credited it as the model for his book "1601"
    $1200 19
I'll have a side of this 13th century English philosopher & creator of the "Opus Majus"
    $1200 6
It's short for one of the muscles, or a large open space on campus surrounded by buildings
    $1600 29
His 1699 proposal for a permanent French trading post on the Detroit River didn't include a car dealership
    $1600 9
On "Brothers & Sisters", she plays right-wing TV pundit Kitty Walker
    $1600 15
It's what this symbol means on video equipment (& maybe fighter jet control panels, we don't know)
    $1600 25
A copy of the New Testament in Arabic was given to Twain during the cruise that inspired this 1869 travel classic
    $1600 20
He was to fly as lunar module pilot on the first manned Apollo mission but tragically never made it
    $1600 7
From the Welsh, it's a steep, rugged rock, or a rough, broken projecting part of a rock
    $2000 30
In the 1620s this Dutch company founded New Netherland in what later became N.Y., N.J., Delaware & Connecticut
    $2000 10
Like her "Grey's Anatomy" character Izzie Stevens, she used to be a model
    DD: $2,000 16
At her swearing-in, Speaker Pelosi wore this color (also a longtime symbol of power) as a symbol of the Suffragettes
    DD: $1,600 26
"The only poem I have ever carried about with me", said Twain, was this classic, best enjoyed with "a jug of wine"
    $2000 21
The fifth Chief Justice of the United States, he succeeded John Marshall in 1836
    $2000 8
Used in linoleum & paints, linseed oil is made from the seeds of this plant

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Ann Jay
$12,400 $6,400 $10,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CONSUMER PRODUCTS
This product was reintroduced in 1906 with trimethylxanthine as the sole remaining stimulant

Final scores:

Chris Ann Jay
$20,401 $12,500 $12,801
2-day champion: $37,801 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chris Ann Jay
$12,400 $10,000 $8,600
22 R,
4 W
17 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $31,000

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