Show #5516 - Monday, September 8, 2008

First game of Season 25.
New title graphics.
New theme music and new "Think!" music.
Jeopardy! Round dollar values no longer "pop in".

Contestants

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Kurt Davies, a waiter from Carrboro, North Carolina

Greg Lindsay, a freelance journalist from Brooklyn, New York

Emily Thorsley, an administrative assistant from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

ZOOLOGY
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
RHYME TRAP
(Alex: Each correct response will rhyme with "trap".)
25
YEARS
A LOOK BACK WITH JEOPARDY!
    $200 6
In the Amazon one species of this flying mammal hangs out (literally) in a tent that it makes out of a big leaf
    $200 11
On Nov. 1, 2007, after a 12-year run in the Bronx, this Yankees manager became the manager of the Dodgers
    $200 1
A beret
    $200 21
At age 25, he won the Raymond Orteig prize of $25,000 for the first solo flight between New York & Paris
    $200 16
A House of Representatives vote of 323-89 helped make Hawaii the 50th state in this year
    $200 26
We made our debut in September of 1984, & so did this spare heir seen here
    $400 7
Until adulthood this "paternal" spiderlike arachnid molts, a process that takes about 20 minutes
    $400 12
In the 1960s only 3 men exceeded 50 home runs in a season: Maris & Mantle in 1961 & this S.F. Giant in 1965
    $400 2
Sugar maples contain it
    $400 22
From 1937 to 1949, he successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title a record 25 times
    $400 17
Gerald Ford moved out of the White House in this year
    $400 27
1989 saw our first college tournament, & in this country, student protests that began the Velvet Revolution
    $600 8
Many fish use camouflage as protection, like the sargassum fish, which has evolved to resemble this
    $600 13
This current Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher has led the major leagues in strikeouts 9 times
    $600 3
Proverbial place "of luxury"
    $600 23
Chapter 25 of this biblical book begins, "Then again Abraham took a wife. and her name was Keturah"
    $600 18
There was no ice-scape for more than 1,500 in April of this year when the Titanic sank
    $600 28
For our tenth anniversary, there was no joy in Mudville as he declared the World Series canceled due to a labor dispute
    $800 9
The hair of this Arctic ruminant may reach a length of 4 feet
    $800 14
This Seattle Mariner's 2004 batting average of .372 is the highest of the 21st century
    $800 4
Ann Miller's dance specialty
    $800 24
In 1919 this beverage company was sold to Atlanta banker Ernest Woodruff for $25 million
    $800 19
Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August" has also been published as "August" this fateful year
    $800 29
Things unveiled in 1999 included my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame & this London structure
    DD: $1,000 10
The collared species of this rodent known for its migrations has dark fur except in the winter, when it's totally white
    $1000 15
This reliever with an intimidating fastball & mustache entered Cooperstown in 2008
    $1000 5
A globe is a round one
    $1000 25
It averages a height of 25 feet for its length of more than 1,500 miles
    $1000 20
Mary Lou Retton won Olympic gymnastic gold in Los Angeles in this year
    $1000 30
In 2004, we put out a 20th anniversary book, & after handing sovereignty back to Iraq's government, he started his memoirs

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

Emily Greg Kurt
$3,000 $2,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Emily Greg Kurt
$6,400 $6,600 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
REEL LIFE
(Alex: I'll give you the clue, you have to identity the character we're referring to, or the person.)
ONGOING MILITARY CONFLICTS
EXPRESS YOURSELF
AT THE DRUGSTORE
PEEKABOO, "ICU"!
(Alex: Those 3 letters will come up in that order.)
    $400 26
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from Duke of Gloucester St. in Colonial Williamsburg.) I'm on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg, which this U.S. president called "the most historic avenue in all America" when he visited in 1934
    $400 7
2004:
Jamie Foxx as this musical marvel
    $400 1
This country vs.
Chechen rebels
    $400 6
Thoreau said, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different" this
    $400 16
Containing "1/4 moisturizing lotion", this brand of cleansing bars "won't dry your face like soap can"
    $400 21
Our judges estimate the degree of this 10-letter word meaning "trouble" to be 2.5
    $800 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew indicates piece of women's apparel.) 18th century women didn't mind looking hippy; they extended their skirts with panniers, known in English as these
    $800 8
1988:
Sigourney Weaver as this battlesome zoologist
    $800 2
This country vs.
rebel groups in Darfur
    $800 12
A "sop to" this mythic canine is a conciliatory bribe; so you'd better bring 3
    $800 17
Metamucil, a product designed to add this to the diet, also helps lower cholesterol
    $800 22
Sink your teeth into this word or its synonym premolar
    $1200 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew tends bar in Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, VA.) Williamsburg's Raleigh Tavern is the place where, in 1776, students from William & Mary met to form this Greek letter society, an emblem of high achievement
    $1200 9
2002:
Salma Hayek as this Mexican artist
    $1200 3
This Asian country vs.
Tamil separatists
    $1200 13
Philip Roth titled his 1973 work this, synonymous with the U.S. concept of a mythical magnum opus
    $1200 18
Originally making honey & candles, this brand now focuses on "Earth friendly, natural personal care" products
    $1200 23
Here we go 'round the mulberry family for this tree, vine & shrub genus
    $1600 29
(Kelly and Jon of the Clue Crew are both a bit stuck in Williamsburg, VA.) In Colonial times, pig stealers were exposed to public derision at the pillory & those, a term that reminds us of Wall Street
    $1600 10
1952:
Marlon Brando as this south-of-the-border soldier
    DD: $1,700 4
This South American country vs.
the ELN, AUC & FARC
    $1600 14
In "The Second Coming", Yeats wrote that this "cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world"
    $1600 19
Good news for allergy sufferers: like Claritin, this rival brand from McNeil is now available over-the-counter
    $1600 24
On Jan. 28, 2008 Ed Schafer was sworn in as the 29th head of this cabinet department
    DD: $6,000 30
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reads from inside the Capitol Building in Williamsburg, VA.) Founded in Jamestown in 1619, this group that met here in Williamsburg's capitol in the 1700s was the first representative legislative body in America
    $2000 11
1994:
Jennifer Jason Leigh as this Round Table wit
    $2000 5
This country vs.
Lashkar-e-Taiba & other Kashmiri separatists
    $2000 15
Adam Smith wrote of one of these hard-to-see body parts when describing laissez-faire
    $2000 20
This compound used in combination with chondroitin may ease arthritis pain & stimulate new cartilage growth
    $2000 25
From the Latin for "visible", it means obvious & easily seen

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Emily Greg Kurt
$19,200 $12,200 $9,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE VATICAN
(Alex: Broad subject, but small place.)
A statue of this man is being erected inside the Vatican's walls near where he was locked up in 1633

Final scores:

Emily Greg Kurt
$13,700 $20,200 $14,001
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Emily Greg Kurt
$19,200 $8,200 $9,400
25 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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