Show #5513 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mark Wales game 4.

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Gabriel Lyon, a technical services representative from Madison, Wisconsin

Cheryl Grothaus, a computer programmer from New York, New York

Mark Wales, a substitute teacher from Amherst, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $81,402)

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Jeopardy! Round

GEOLOGY
PUTTIN' OUT THE WELCOME MATT
FINANCIAL PLANNING
IT'S AN ETHNIC THING
(Alex: You have to give the nationality most associated with each clue we give you.)
O BEFORE E
EXCEPT AFTER SEA
    $200 11
An earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude on this scale releases about 32 times as much energy as a 6.0
    $200 24
This "Friends" star lost the tip of his right middle finger in a childhood accident (It's not LeBlanc)
    $200 21
A type of bank account, or the accumulated simoleons you've put aside
    $200 4
Puzzle & checkers
    $200 1
This watercraft is usually made of aluminum or fiberglass; you don't see many dug-out logs these days
    $200 16
Moses knowses the summer water surface temperature of this 175,000-sq. mile sea averages about 85 degrees
    $400 12
Generations of tourists have uplift & erosion on this "stately" plateau to thank for the Grand Canyon
    $400 25
On June 24, 2005, this Matt, Matt, Matt interviewed Tom Cruise on NBC
    $400 22
With a 529 plan, you can give up to $270,000 to a beneficiary for this purpose
    $400 7
Roulette & wolfhound
    $400 2
Pucker up; it's the holiday item seen here
    $400 17
This sea named for an explorer is the northern part of the Pacific between Siberia & Alaska
    $600 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew gazes at Sugarloaf in Brazil.) Sugarloaf is one huge slab of rock rising 1300 ft. above its base; geologically, it's a granite one of these, from the Greek for "one stone"
    $600 26
12 years after taking a "Day Off", he played Dr. Niko Tatopoulos in 1998's "Godzilla"
    $600 23
These U.S. Government securities whose term is 30 years are risk free, but they also pay the least interest
    $600 8
Rhapsodies & goulash
    $600 3
In this game you hurl metal objects at a spike 30 to 40 feet away & hopefully never yell "fore!"
    DD: $2,000 18
This sea has Georgia on its mind (well, its eastern side, anyway) & Bulgaria on its west
    $800 14
This radioactive isotope is used to date rocks from 100 to 50,000 years old
    $800 27
He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as a cop in "Crash"
    $800 29
Sounds like an auto mishap, but it's a type of IRA whose funds come from another retirement plan
    $800 9
Linen & Republican Army
    $800 5
Double the reed, double the fun; it's the instrument seen here
    $800 19
Delos, a small island of the Cyclades, is in this sea east of Greece
    $1000 15
The explosion of a volcanic cone followed by the cone's collapse creates this bowl-shaped crater
    $1000 28
He played the "Private Ryan" Tom Hanks was trying to save
    $1000 30
Also called a unit trust, it's an entity that invests the money of a pool of people in various securities
    $1000 10
Towel & taffy
    $1000 6
Leaves of this 2-word species yield a juice used in skin lotions
    $1000 20
Seen here is this sea here. See?

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

Mark Cheryl Gabriel
$2,200 $1,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Cheryl Gabriel
$7,400 $2,800 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTS
BIOPICS
BALLET BASICS
STORIED HOTELS
MYTHOLOGY & ART
CROSSWORD CLUES "P"
    $400 2
His presidential library's website credits him with saving 77 lives as a lifeguard in Dixon, Illinois
    $400 9
In 1938 Gary Cooper discovered spaghetti & gunpowder as this adventurer in the East
    $400 14
If the arms are en couronne, they're held in a curve here
    $400 23
The demolition of Finbar's Hotel in this capital inspired 7 Irish authors to write a book of tales set in it
    $400 1
The Frick Collection boasts a firedog topped with a sculpture of this greatest Roman god in all his glory
    $400 18
U.S. Constitutional preface
(8)
    $800 5
This inventive president invented a "mouldboard of least resistance" for a plow
    $800 10
"Alexander" features Christopher Plummer as Aristotle & this actor in the title role
    $800 17
This ordinal ballet position traditionally has both arms extended outward
    $800 24
She often stayed at Brown's Hotel in London, & it's said that it inspired her mystery novel "At Bertram's Hotel"
    $800 3
Gustave Moreau's vaguely erotic painting of Oedipus and this creature poses a riddle of its own
    $800 19
One-ounce liquor glass
(4)
    $1200 6
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads from the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, MI.) One of Ford's biggest foreign crises was the capture of the U.S. ship Mayaguez by this Asian country in 1975
    $1200 11
Marion Cotillard transformed herself into this chanteuse in "La Vie en Rose"
    DD: $200 28
The name of this classic ballet pose is derived from the name of a peninsula
    $1200 25
Tragedy strikes a high school student staying at the Waldorf in this Nebraska woman's 1905 story "Paul's Case"
    $1200 4
Giorgione never finished his painting of this Roman love goddess sleeping, so Titian did it for him
    $1200 20
Arctic bird aka the sea parrot
(6)
    $1600 7
JFK played golf with Bing Crosby during his 1961 Easter vacation at the Kennedy family's home in this Florida town
    $1600 15
2007's "Control" is the story of Ian Curtis, the troubled singer of this U.K. rock band
    $1600 29
The name of this ballet move is from the Old French for "spinning top"
    $1600 26
Hemingway wrote "Across the River and into the Trees" while living in this city's Gritti Palace, & part of the book is set there
    $1600 12
Near nudity, not high heels & swimsuits, is on display in Cranach the Elder's painting of this beauty contest
    $1600 21
Cricket field's central part
(5)
    DD: $3,000 8
Warren Harding chose this future president as his Secretary of Commerce
    $2000 16
In a 1970 film, Mick Jagger played this Robin Hood-like Australian outlaw on the big screen
    $2000 30
This ballet move with a 4-letter name is a jump forward, backward or to the side
    $2000 27
Daphne du Maurier fans love to stay at this Cornwall "Inn" with a Caribbean name; it inspired one of her novels
    $2000 13
A marble statue of Dirce being tied to a wild one of these once stood in the Farnese Palace
    $2000 22
Plants' food-conducting tissue
(6)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Cheryl Gabriel
$15,000 $5,600 $11,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CIVIL WAR HISTORY
Though 1863's Emancipation Proclamation applied only to the Confederacy, this Union state, one of the original 13, ended slavery November 1, 1864

Final scores:

Mark Cheryl Gabriel
$23,601 $1 $800
4-day champion: $105,003 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mark Cheryl Gabriel
$12,800 $5,600 $11,800
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
6 W
15 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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