Show #5500 - Friday, July 4, 2008

Aaron Schroeder game 1.

Contestants

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Heather Colby, a veterinarian from Mount Vernon, Ohio

Aaron Schroeder, a graduate student originally from Washington, D.C.

Darryl Tahirali, a proposal writer originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 3-day cash winnings total $84,003)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE LIBERTY BELL
(Alex: How appropriate.)
I'LL HAVE SECONDS
NORSE MYTHOLOGY
MAG-NIFICENT
THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
"SAG"
    $200 16
This Pennsylvania city officially owns the bell
    $200 21
In 70 A.D. the second temple was destroyed in this city
    $200 8
Nidhogg, one of these mythical fire-breathers, gnaws at the roots of the cosmic tree
    $200 13
This illustrated mag had a shaky start in 1954 with unpopular coverage of snooty events like yacht races
    $200 2
He succeeded Robert Montgomery as Guild president in 1947 & later went on to even bigger things
    $200 1
Michigan bay that's part of Lake Huron
    DD: $1,600 17
Appropriately, it's the number of times the Liberty Bell is symbolically tapped each year on July 4
    $400 22
The USSR's first man in space program was Vostok, "east"; its second was Voskhod, or this event in the east
    $400 9
This god is known by dozens & dozens of names including Sidfodr, "Father of Victories"
    $400 14
This news magazine was started in 1923 so that "busy men" could stay informed
    $400 3
Of 12,000, 20,000, or 120,000, the one closest to SAG's current U.S. membership
    $400 4
It's the ninth astrological sign
    $600 18
Ironically, the Liberty Bell was rung in February 1761 when this man ascended the throne
    $600 23
The second & last German emperor of this name took the throne in 1888
    $600 10
For Norse gods, the "core" of eternal youth was found in these fruits supplied by the goddess Iduna
    $600 15
Articles in the first edition of this magazine, in 1936, featured ratings of cereal, soap & stockings
    $600 28
In 2008 the SAG Award for a Stunt Ensemble in a Movie went to this Matt Damon Flick
    $600 5
It's purple in a popular Zane Grey title
    $800 19
The bell is 25% tin, 70% this metal
    $800 24
The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms & mentions "a well regulated" one of these
    $800 11
Thurheim, or "Place of Might", is this god's realm in Asgard
    $800 26
Bell, Edison & Pasteur wrote for this mag, founded in 1872, that also devoted early attention to evolution theory
    $800 29
Nominated for an Oscar in 1998, this "Titanic" co-star was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild in 1933
    $800 6
Giant succulent of the American Southwest
    $1000 20
The bell may have cracked in February 1846 while ringing in his 114th birthday
    $1000 25
Hercules' second labor was to slay this snakelike water creature
    $1000 12
This trickster shouldn't have stolen Sif's golden hair; he had to replace it with real gold
    $1000 27
This urbane magazine wrote in its 1925 start that "it is not edited for the old lady in Dubuque"
    $1000 30
SAG shares jurisdiction over TV actors with this sister union
    $1000 7
Teddy Roosevelt's New York mansion

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

Darryl Aaron Heather
$2,200 $1,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Darryl Aaron Heather
$5,600 $4,000 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

SCIENCE
COUNTRY MUSIC
AUTHORS' HOMES
SUE ME!
TRYING TO MAKE ME GO TO RIYADH
I SAID "NO", "NO", "NO"
    $400 1
A whole lot of shakin' goes on in this science that deals almost exclusively with earthquakes
    $400 4
In a 1970s hit, Waylon & Willie urged, "Mammas don't let your babies grow up to be" these
    $400 22
Washington Irving's gracious home Sunnyside overlooks this river
    $400 17
After the success of "Valley of the Dolls", she proved that "Once Is Not Enough"
    $400 12
In the 1940s, Saudi Arabia's revenues in this industry helped fund most of the development of modern Riyadh
    $400 11
His nautical exploits are outlined in Genesis 6-9
    $800 2
Mass number is defined as the number of neutrons & these particles in an atom's nucleus
    $800 5
Daughter Miley duetted with him on the recent hit "Ready, Set, Don't Go"
    $800 23
When the people of Nohant, France refer to "the Chateau", they mean the home of this 19th C. woman
    $800 18
In addition to her CNBC show, she's also hosted her own "Financial Freedom" hour on QVC
    $800 13
To supply Riyadh, in Central Saudi Arabia, the Bowaib Project has 18 of these producing 80,000 cubic meters of water per day
    $800 27
I predict you'll know he wrote his 16th century Prophecies in quatrains
    $1200 3
Like you, dicotyledonous plants have a network of these, but theirs carry food & water
    $1200 6
When he sings "You're My Better Half", he's no doubt referring to Nicole Kidman
    $1200 24
You can visit the home of this poet and buddy of Wordsworth on Lime Street in the village of Nether Stowe
    $1200 19
Stop the insanity! This diet & fitness guru recently made a comeback with a new website & online community
    $1200 14
Riyadh lies on what was one of these fertile desert spots at the confluence of several wadis
    $1200 28
Name shared by twin border cities of the U.S. & Mexico just south of Tucson
    DD: $1,400 9
Pauling found an "alpha" type of this spiral in proteins; Watson & Crick found a "double" one in DNA
    $1600 7
At 16 Taylor Swift shot to fame with a 2006 hit named for this country superstar
    $1600 25
This creator of Willy Wonka wrote in a hut whose decor included bits of his own spine from an operation
    $1600 20
Since its inception in 1982, the foundation named for her has invested $1 billion to find a cure for breast cancer
    $1600 15
Perhaps you could stay at the Holiday Inn Riyadh-Minhal before busing to the Hajj in this city
    $1600 29
Latin legal plea meaning to accept the charges without admitting guilt
    $2000 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew explains a chemical reaction.) A chemical reaction between food coloring & bleach, which contains this chemical, NaClO3, turns the colored liquid into a colorless compound
    $2000 8
Jason Alexander & William Shatner are among the celebrities who appear in his "Celebrity" & "Online" videos
    $2000 26
(Jon of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi.) The woman who lived here in Rowan Oak prior to Faulkner was the basis for the title woman in "A Rose for" her
    $2000 21
Her bestsellers include "The Senator's Wife", "While I Was Gone" & "The Good Mother"
    DD: $4,000 16
He was born in Riyadh in 1957, the 17th of 52 children sired by his construction magnate dad
    $2000 30
A vocabulary or system of words used in a particular discipline

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Darryl Aaron Heather
$17,200 $12,800 $2,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Of the world's 10 largest countries in total area, the 2 whose names start & end with "A" (Algeria is number 11)

Final scores:

Darryl Aaron Heather
$8,799 $25,500 $4,800
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,500 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Darryl Aaron Heather
$14,000 $12,800 $2,600
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
16 R,
3 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $29,400

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