Show #5493 - Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Contestants

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Darrin Gershman, a graduate student originally from Coral Springs, Florida

Kathleen Ryan, a business information analyst originally from Scotia, New York

Dorothy Farrell, a researcher originally from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

MERLIN'S INBOX
MOVIE TITLE NAMES
(Alex: You have to identify the film, of course.)
ON THE BEACH IN RIO
BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE
GEMS
"G" WHIZ!
    $200 21
There's a bill in Merlin's inbox from the carpenter for this piece of furniture that seats 50
    $200 1
2007:
George Clooney is the fixer for a law firm
    $200 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Ipanema.) Having fun in Rio? "Blame it on" this style of music developed in & around Ipanema in the '50s; its name means "new trend"
    $200 26
Agrippa says of her, "Royal wench! She made great Caesar lay his sword to bed"
    $200 6
The choicest specimens of these green gems are extracted from the mines at Muzo, Colombia
    $200 11
A male goose you might take a look at
    $400 22
Someone dropped off pictures of this object that Merlin says the rightful king must pull a sword out of
    $400 2
2000:
Julia Roberts becomes a legal assistant & brings down a power company
    $400 17
The parade of Banda de Ipanema in Rio really gets this wild January event going
    $400 27
In the '60s, Laurence Olivier put on blackface to play this Shakespearean hero
    $400 7
The Regent, a famous one of these gems, was once known as the Pitt (in honor of Sir Thomas, not Brad)
    $400 12
It's the liquor you might drink while playing the card game of the same name
    $600 23
Perceval left a note: "Hey, Mer, I'll need help finding" this chalice
    $600 3
1996:
Sports agent Tom Cruise has a moral epiphany
    $600 18
(Jimmy reports from the beach.) Vanity Fair's September 2007 cover was "Viva Brazil", starring this model and the new girls & boys from Ipanema
    $600 28
One of Henry IV's big lines is "Uneasy lies the head that wears" one of these
    $600 8
The Bible tells us "The price of wisdom is above" these gems, July's birthstone
    $600 13
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi gained fame as one of these Indian teachers
    $800 24
Merlin finds a "while you were out" message from this damp lady who will ultimately be his doom
    $800 4
1996:
Liam Neeson fights for Irish free rule
    $800 19
Brazilians call this holiday eve "Reveillon"; that's when small boats are launched to honor the sea goddess Yemanja
    $800 29
Henry Porter's "Two Angry Women of Abingdon" may have influenced this "Merry" Shakespeare play
    $800 9
Isle Royale greenstone, this state's official gem, is found on Isle Royale in Lake Superior
    $800 14
Endocrine or exocrine, for example
    $1000 25
Needing immediate attention are 6 pages of funeral plans for this king, Arthur's father
    $1000 5
2008:
Rich kid Anton Yelchin acts as a psychiatrist to his peers at his new school
    DD: $1,000 20
(Sarah reports from the beach one more time.) On July 7, 2007 400,000 people came here to Copacabana Beach, the South American site for this music event that spotlighted climate change
    $1000 30
"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of" this person
    $1000 10
This October birthstone often has a white background but displays a lot of colors in bright light
    $1000 15
A small cave, perhaps a "Blue" one

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

Dorothy Kathleen Darrin
$1,600 $3,200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dorothy Kathleen Darrin
$4,000 $4,200 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

ARCHITECTURE
I KNOW THAT SONG
NIXON'S CABINET
CLASSIC TOYS
"D" IN SCIENCE
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES
    $400 21
Andrea Palladio's Villa Rotunda near Vicenza, Italy was a major influence on his design for Monticello
    $400 6
"Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if i never get back" in this song
    $400 16
In 1973 William Rogers was replaced in this post by a German import
    $400 11
A Hungarian inventor is famous for this puzzling cube
    $400 1
Children with this genetic disease have 3 No. 21 chromosomes instead of the usual 2
    $400 26
If a Frenchwoman receives a billet-doux, she's gotten one of these
    DD: $2,800 22
He designed the geodesic dome for the United States pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal
    $800 7
Song that starts, "When the night has come / and the land is dark / and the moon is the only light we'll see"
    DD: $4,000 17
Nixon went through 4 of these; the last was William Saxbe
    $800 12
Peter Hodgson Sr. saw the appeal of synthetic rubber that bounced & sold it in a plastic egg under this name
    $800 2
This chemist discovered several elements, including magnesium, & also invented a miner's safety lamp
    $800 27
This rhyming Chinese word for acting in a servile manner literally means "knock one's head"
    $1200 23
The 3 orders of Ancient Greek column were Doric, Ionic & this ornate one named for a city
    $1200 8
In the lyrics of "Where It's At", Beck said, "I got" this setup
    $1200 18
George Shultz didn't work for peanuts as Secretary of the Treasury or as Secretary of this in Nixon's cabinet
    $1200 13
"What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs... Everyone loves" this wonderful toy
    $1200 3
Sharks first inhabited the waters during this period of the Paleozoic era named for an English county
    $1200 28
Meaning "double point", the German doppelpunkt refers to this mark of punctuation
    $1600 24
From the Latin for "gate", it's often an entryway consisting of a roof supported by columns
    $1600 9
"When I dance they call me" this, "and the boys they say que soy buena, they all want me, they can't have me"
    $1600 19
The only Melvin to serve in a cabinet post in the 20th century was this man as Nixon's Secretary of Defense
    $1600 14
For many adults, the scent of this soft Hasbro modeling compound is the smell of childhood
    $1600 4
Named for a German mathematician, it's a process for eliminating or neutralizing a magnetic field
    $1600 29
This other name for the Lord's Prayer comes from the Latin for "Our Father"
    $2000 25
This "ice cold" part of an entablature fits in between the cornice & architrave
    $2000 10
Five For Fighting flew high with this song that says, "I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane"
    $2000 20
As head of this department, Robert Finch had his attention pulled in 3 separate directions
    $2000 15
This doll first came out way back in 1915; Andy soon followed
    $2000 5
The atomic mass unit is also called this, after a 19th century British scientist
    $2000 30
In English, a recorder can make a racket; in French, "recorder" means to do this to a racquet

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dorothy Kathleen Darrin
$19,200 $9,400 $13,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

THE HEISMAN TROPHY
One of the 2 Heisman Trophy winners who share their surnames with U.S. presidents

Final scores:

Dorothy Kathleen Darrin
$27,201 $18,400 $19,201
2-day champion: $52,002 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dorothy Kathleen Darrin
$17,200 $10,400 $10,400
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $38,000

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