Show #5496 - Monday, June 30, 2008

Contestants

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John Goodreau, a letter carrier from Arleta, California

T.J. Gillespie, an English teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jean Whitcomb, a teller supervisor from Kalamazoo, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

THOSE DARN ETRUSCANS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
THE ONION'S GLOSSARY OF ELECTION TERMS
LITERATURE
ESOTERICA
ABBREV.
    $200 23
To see the Monteleone chariot made by those darn Etruscans, head for this 5th Avenue museum
    $200 6
This school's Buckeyes made the 2007 & 2008 national champ. games--Good--but lost by a combined 79-38--Bad
    $200 16
It's "a contest to see which candidate can answer the fewest questions"
    $200 1
Our copy of this 1865-69 Tolstoy work is 1,444 pages long
    $200 21
This Poe poem has a scholar seeking solace in ancient, esoteric writings, but he's disturbed by a "rapping at my chamber door"
    $200 11
Of concern to typists:
WPM
    $400 24
Let's "sea"--Nethuns was the Etruscan equivalent of this Roman god
    $400 7
Letter formations include the "T" & this one with the running backs in a line behind the quarterback
    $400 17
This type of ballot doesn't "involve... having to get up off the couch & walk to a high school gymnasium"
    $400 2
Many say that Tu Fu was this country's greatest poet
    $400 22
Kukai, also known as Kobo Daishi, brought esoteric Shingon Buddhism to this country
    $400 12
A unit of energy:
kWh
    $600 25
Maecenas, a leading adviser to this first Roman emperor, was descended from Etruscan rulers
    $600 8
Coaches go gray from these plays that the players "hear" at the line of scrimmage rather than in the huddle
    $600 18
This "-ist" is defined as "a better-paid legislator"
    $600 3
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from New York's Central Park.) Central Park's Literary Walk features Robert Burns & this great novelist & countryman, both sculpted by John Steell of Aberdeen
    $600 28
This "Old" publication bases its weather forecasts on esoteric interpretations of natural phenomena
    $600 13
A bus or van, for example:
HOV
    $800 26
Artsy Etruscans enjoyed working with this type of clay whose name is Italian for "baked earth"
    $800 9
The BCS, created to pit the top teams in the nation against each other, stands for this
    $800 19
This is referred to as a "process by which Americans are quadrennially reminded of Iowa's existence"
    $800 4
In Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" , this bawdy wife tells of her 5 husbands & her desire for a sixth
    $800 29
This art of transmuting metals broke up into branches; the esoterics drew away from lab practices
    $800 14
In the military:
NCO
    DD: $1,400 27
The Etruscans mined iron on this island centuries before Napoleon was exiled there
    $1000 10
Ian Johnson's 2-pt. conversion won the '07 Fiesta Bowl for this school, then his on-field wedding proposal won his GF's heart
    $1000 20
This company's voting machine "electronically changes your vote into a vote for Mitt Romney"
    $1000 5
Flaubert led this movement in French literature also called naturalism
    $1000 30
This esoteric tradition of Jewish mysticism involves 10 divine numbers or emanations
    $1000 15
Often seen in classifieds:
EOE

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

Jean T.J. John
$2,200 $2,000 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jean T.J. John
$6,800 $3,000 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THOSE DARN EQUESTRIANS
WHY I HATE YOU
FACE THE MUSIC
AMERICANA
NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE CAPITAL CITIES
GIMME AN "H"
    $400 26
This equestrian event has 2 4-player teams with long-handled mallets (not many horses in the water version)
    $400 11
You never miss one of these basketball shots taken from "beyond the arc"-- & oh, the taunting!
    $400 2
(Jon of the Clue Crew plays notes on a guitar.) In music, it describes a tone raised a half step in pitch, like when I go from here to here
    $400 1
Legend says a Bangor, Maine woman invented these by cutting a collapsed chocolate cake into squares
    $400 16
One of 3 capitals:
Pretoria
    $400 21
This large whale known for its spectacular leaps has been called the "showman of the ocean"
    $800 27
Known as National Hunt Racing in the U.K., this type of race has horses jumping obstacles on a track
    $800 12
You fondly recall your long boyhood friendship with this star who won an Oscar for "Syriana"
    $800 7
Come & get it! It's the instrument heard here
    $800 3
The Alpine Gardens named for this former first lady are centered in Vail, Colorado
    $800 17
Asian country wedged between 2 giants:
Ulaanbataar
    $800 22
A leg of meat,
or to pawn
    $1200 28
Smaller than the Western type, the equestrian item seen here goes by this national term
    $1200 13
You have a steady diet of this dessert, the specialty of NYC's Carnegie Deli, yet you never gain a pound
    $1200 8
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew chimes in about musical notation.) It's the bookkeeping term for the lines above and below the musical staff
    $1200 4
Nevada has a patriotic state motto: "All for our" this
    $1200 18
One of the successor states to Yugoslavia:
Skopje
    $1200 23
A biblical proverb says,"Before honor is" this, the opposite of pride
    $1600 29
The equestrian program as we know it began in the 1912 Olympics with jumping, the 3-day event & this, a French term
    $1600 14
You often impress the chicks with a flawless kazoo rendition of this man's "Jupiter" Symphony from 1788
    $1600 9
It's the large percussion instrument heard here in some music that might sound familiar
    $1600 5
Inspired by the 5 Olympic rings, the Fountain of Rings is in Centennial Olympic Park in this city
    $1600 19
One of the "stans" of Central Asia:
Astana
    DD: $2,000 24
Chinese Moo Shu dishes are typically served with this thick, sweet sauce
    DD: $3,000 30
Ride 'em, equestrian boy! This "stately" horse is the only breed capable of naturally overstriding
    $2000 15
You keep quoting from this French author's "The Myth of Sisyphus" as if you actually understand it
    $2000 10
(Jon of the Clue Crew is down on one knee at Steinway & Sons in New York.) While many European pianos have two pedals, Steinways also have a middle one called by this Italian name, as it sustains the sound of certain keys
    $2000 6
Wyoming county known for its cattle war of 1892
    $2000 20
On the Arabian peninsula:
Sanaa
    $2000 25
In Greek myth, she's the goddess of the hearth

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jean T.J. John
$11,200 $15,800 $15,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PLAYWRIGHTS
On his death in 1950, he left part of his estate to promote a new phonetic alphabet

Final scores:

Jean T.J. John
$200 $399 $30,600
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $30,600

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jean T.J. John
$10,800 $15,400 $14,600
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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