Show #5475 - Friday, May 30, 2008

Contestants

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Susan Keller, an English teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Winter Mead, a high school drama teacher from Oakland, California

Alison Becker, a researcher from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC NICKNAMES
HOW TOUCHING!
3-LETTER ABBREV.
ROCK
PAPERS
SOUSA'S
    $200 12
The actions he took on November 24, 1963 earned him the nickname "The Assassin's Assassin"
    $200 10
It's the usual name for the kind of zoo where you can stroke--& sometimes even feed--young animals
    $200 1
"Show your card & save" when you belong to this organization that provides maps & roadside service
    $200 4
After he bit the head off a bat during a 1982 concert, a series of rabies shots followed
    $200 24
Woodward & Bernstein were working for this newspaper in August 1972
    $200 17
Sousa was instrumental in the design of the sousaphone, a bass one of these with an upright bell
    $400 19
During this decades-long war, Sweden's King Gustavus Adolphus became known as the "Lion of the North"
    $400 11
Literally French for "touched", this expression indicates a hit in fencing
    $400 2
Elwood Edwards says, "You've got mail!" for the company known by these 3 letters
    $400 5
The concert theatrics of this band included Pete Townshend smashing his guitar to bits
    $400 25
In 1889 Charles Dow & Edward Jones founded this business daily
    $400 18
In 1987 the U.S. flagged this Sousa tune as its official march
    $600 20
A children's book pachyderm, or the nickname of Indian Mogul Emperor Zahir Un-Din Muhammad
    $600 13
When Sir Walter Scott wrote, "Have I not licked the black stone of that ancient castle?" he meant this fabled object
    $600 3
(Jon of he Clue Crew delivers the clue from White Sands NASA Test Facility in New Mexico.) Used to test propellants & explosives, NASA's White Sands High Energy Blast Facility can withstand blasts of 500 pounds of trinitrotoluene, also known by this 3-letter term
    $600 6
In 2007 she won an Oscar for "I Need To Wake Up", a song she wrote for "An Inconvenient Truth"
    $600 26
Look into it & you'll see this Philly paper's name is spelled with an "I", the one in Cincinnati, with an "E"
    $600 21
In 1880 John Philip Sousa became the leader of this military band
    $800 22
The 7th Century's Constantine V Copronymus, monarch of this Eastern empire, was known as "The Ill-Odored"
    $800 14
It's been reported that the Elle Macpherson figure in this London museum was attracting gropers
    $800 8
Readouts on digital watches & calculators use this 3-letter technology invented by James Fergason
    $800 7
This Canadian rocker wrote for Loverboy before making hits on his own like "Cuts Like A Knife"
    $800 27
Legend says Strom Thurmond outlived the reporters who wrote his obit for The State, a paper in this state
    $800 29
Sousa's great-grandniece,
soprano Renee,
appeared at this
L.A. landmark
in "The Magic Of Sousa"
    $1000 23
"Juana the Mad" was the queen of these 2 united Spanish kingdoms
    DD: $1,000 15
It's good luck to touch a bronze statue of a turtle named Testudo at this East Coast school
    $1000 16
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" & "Masterpiece Theater" are found here
    $1000 9
This Grateful Dead leader was named after "Show Boat" composer Jerome Kern
    $1000 28
This city's newspapers include The Globe & The Christian Science Monitor
    $1000 30
This Sousa march was used as the theme to "Monty Python's Flying Circus"

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

Alison Winter Susan
$1,800 $1,600 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Winter Susan
$6,000 $2,400 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY LIT
NAME THAT ACTOR
(Alex: I'll give you the lines, you [*].)
CHEMISTRY
CAPTURE THE FLAG
"P" COUNTRY
THE HOMOPHONICS GAME
    $400 3
In Chapter 1 of this sequel, a mirror "becomes all soft like gauze", allowing entrance to another world
    $400 2
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
Aren't you?"
    $400 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Jeopardy! lab.) The juice from blackberries can make ordinary construction paper into this "testing" type of scientific paper
    $400 16
In 1984 Egypt replaced the hawk on its flag with this other bird of prey
    $400 11
In the late 18th century it was divided among Prussia, Russia & Austria
    $400 20
A howitzer that fires a list of all the saints acknowledged by the Church
    $800 7
This Bronte sister published her novel "Agnes Grey" under the pseudonym Acton Bell
    $800 4
"You're gonna need a bigger boat"
    $800 25
Good news! Ilya Prigogine showed that the second law of this doesn't doom the universe to a slow "heat death"
    $800 17
Afghanistan's flag has a mosque in a wreath made of stalks of this grain
    $800 12
King Afonso I's 57-year reign from 1128-85 was an important factor in this country's independence from a larger neighbor
    $800 21
This bench-mounted clamp holds a bad habit
    $1200 8
His "Ode to the West Wind" was "chiefly written in a wood that skirts the Arno, near Florence"
    $1200 1
"Fasten your seatbelts.
It's going to be a bumpy night"
    $1200 28
A free radical is an atom or molecule that has an unpaired one of these
    $1200 19
A tapering flag that ends in 2 points is named for its resemblance to this bird's "tail"
    $1200 13
It's the 3-word name for the eastern half of the island of New Guinea
    $1200 22
Donkey noises while cooking meat in liquid in a covered pot
    $1600 9
Appropriately, this Russian playwright wrote an 1892 story called "After the Theater"
    $1600 5
"Cinderella story.
Outta nowhere. A former groundskeeper, now about to become the Masters champion..."
    $1600 29
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Jeopardy! lab.) Putting dry ice in water shows a solid transforming directly into a gas, a process called this
    $1600 26
A flagpole is also called a staff or this nautical term
    DD: $2,000 14
Its national unit of currency is the balboa
    $1600 23
A Siamese dead heat
    $2000 10
Bored Lady Constantine finds passion with an astronomer in--where else?--Wessex in his "Two on a Tower"
    $2000 6
"I'm the ghost with the most, babe"
    $2000 30
Bromine & chlorine are in a group of elements better known by this name, from the Greek for "salt-forming"
    DD: $2,500 27
This word for the upper-left part of a flag is a place name on maps of China & Ohio
    $2000 15
This nation has a city named for one of its first presidents, Manuel Luis Quezon
    $2000 24
To elevate mantas

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Winter Susan
$11,600 $13,300 $5,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WWII
FDR liked to rest near water, but because of fears after Pearl Harbor, this inland place was created for him

Final scores:

Alison Winter Susan
$1 $3,300 $8,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alison Winter Susan
$13,600 $12,800 $6,800
21 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
10 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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