Show #5527 - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Contestants

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Elza Reeves, a bank teller from Louisville, Kentucky

Mike Bindis, a graduate student originally from Garfield Heights, Ohio

Tom Witek, a high school math teacher from Gurnee, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

GRAMMAR
CLOSING WORDS IN THE CINEMA
(Alex: You have to ID the film, of course.)
MY OFF-SHOW WARDROBE
5 PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN IN MY KITCHEN
A LINE
IN THE SAND
    $200 1
In the sentence "It was as if an occult hand had been at work", "occult" is this part of speech
    $200 6
1964:
"Eliza? Where the devil are my slippers?"
    $200 11
I still have this artsy rhyming type of shirt seen here from the time I toured with The Dead back in '73, man
    $200 12
In January 1999 Ted Kennedy & John McCain were sworn in as jurors in this man's trial
    $200 24
This 18th c. line & its extensions westward became the boundary between Northern & Southern states
    $200 19
This bird rearranges its eggs in the sand--hence the belief it's burying its head
    $400 2
As in this clue, ending a sentence with one of these is a practice some don't agree with
    $400 7
1961:
"Fat man, you shoot a great game of pool."
"So do you, Fast Eddie"
    $400 17
I'm kickin' it island-style in these geographically named shorts I sport here
    $400 13
Known as the "White Mouse", New Zealand spy Nancy Wake was the Allies' most decorated woman in this war
    $400 25
The Yamanote Line, this city's busiest train line, carries more than 3.5 million people a day
    $400 20
This fanged, hairy spider of the Southwest desert can live up to 30 years
    $600 3
"As the sun set" is known as a "sentence" this
    $600 8
1979:
"This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. Come on, Cat"
    $600 18
Hey, there, Daddy-O--it's the rhymin' name of the threads I'm stylin' here
    $600 14
On April 9, 2005 England celebrated the happy nuptials of Prince Charles & this woman
    $600 28
In the 1930s Germany built fortifications called the Siegfried Line on the west side of this river
    $600 21
The name of this wild canine now found across the U.S. comes from an Aztec word
    $800 4
As necessary to complete the idea, the last 3 words of "I like men who bake bread" form a restrictive type of this
    $800 9
1975:
"I used to hate the water."
"I can't imagine why"
    $800 26
It's the '70s casual attire I'm in here--I burned all the real pics of me in one
    $800 15
In 1976 Judy Rankin became the first woman to win more than $100,000 in a year playing this pro sport
    $800 29
The Curzon Line, proposed in 1919, became essentially the boundary between Poland & this country in 1945
    DD: $1,000 22
Russian thistle is also called this, since the plant detaches from its base & scatters seeds as it rolls
    $1000 5
It's best to use this type of voice when possible; "Bob ate the pie" is good... "The pie was eaten by Bob", not so much
    $1000 10
1968:
"Boys, let's watch the cigarette butts, shall we? This is my house, not a pigsty"
    $1000 27
I think this '50s fashion seen here looks good on me--hey, who are you to judge?
    $1000 16
Alois is the middle name of this current U.S. governor
    $1000 30
In 1949 Israel & Jordan created the Green Line between them, determining the boundary of this troubled area
    $1000 23
This desert insect was part of Egyptian cosmogony; it was the Sun, & its rolled food was the Earth

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Tom Mike Elza
$2,000 $800 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Mike Elza
$4,000 $800 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH AUTHORS
POP SINGERS
ALL ABOUT ARTISTS
BUSINESS
LAND OF THE DICTATOR
(Alex: Give us the land; we'll tell you the dictator's name.)
_____ OF _____
    $400 1
He made recordings reading from some of his own works, including "Poems and Songs of Middle-earth"
    $400 26
Despite her name, this woman who replaced Kim Hill in the Black Eyed Peas has never been married to Prince Andrew
    $400 13
To honor peace, Jean Verame painted some 4 mi. of Sinai Desert boulders blue; this intl. org. donated the paint
    $400 21
Valero Energy is tops in the U.S. in this fuel-producing activity, with capacity of 3.1 bil. bbl. of oil a day
    $400 3
Robert Mugabe
    $400 8
Date of the next federal holiday after Memorial Day
    $800 2
As a youth, this "War of the Worlds" author studied biology under the great scientist Thomas H. Huxley
    $800 27
The 2008 "American Idol" finale featured a medley of his hits, including "Father Figure"
    $800 17
Damien Hirst decorated a cast of a skull with 8,601 of these gems & sold the darn thing for $100 million
    $800 22
Add 2 letters to the name of a soft drink to get this company that also owns Tropicana & Frito-Lay
    $800 4
Manuel Noriega
    $800 9
This classic from 1939 features a load of Joads, including Ma, Pa & Tom
    $1200 14
His first novel, "Lord of the Flies", was rejected by 21 publishers before Faber & Faber bought the book
    $1200 28
The globe she posed with for the May '08 cover of Vanity Fair was auctioned off for her charity, Raising Malawi
    $1200 18
Pietro Torrigiano is remembered not so much for his art as for breaking this fellow Florentine sculptor's nose
    $1200 23
Seen here is part of the logo of IP, short for International this
    $1200 5
Anastazio Somoza
    $1200 10
This 36-mile-long body of water separates southernmost Spain from the northern coast of Africa
    DD: $3,000 15
She opened a 1938 novel with the line "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again"
    $1600 29
"Vagabond Ways" was a 2000 CD from this singer who'd been the "loyal" girlfriend of Mick Jagger in the '60s
    $1600 19
Jean-Paul Sartre was so moved by this artist's mobiles that he called them "the perceptible symbol of nature"
    $1600 24
Bigger than PETCO, this leash & litter-box retailer also operates "Doggie Day Camps"
    $1600 6
Milton Obote
    $1600 11
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew waves a reflective stick through a projected image.) Even when a projected image appears to be gone, you can still see it when I wave this stick because of this phenomenon in which the light detectors in the eye send signals to the brain
    $2000 16
His short story "Rain" was inspired by a missionary & a prostitute who were passengers aboard his ship on a trip to Samoa
    $2000 30
"I don't wanna be a loser", cried this girl singer in 1964; well, it's her party
    $2000 20
Last name of the artistic American siblings Rembrandt & Raphaelle; it has a nice "ring" to it
    $2000 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a vintage electronics product at Sony Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.) When it was launched in 1979, this Sony product was to have a different name in each country, like the "Soundabout" in the U.S. & the "Stowaway" in England
    $2000 7
Charles Taylor
    DD: $5,200 12
In 1950 Scottish nationalists stole this object from under the coronation chair at Westminster Abbey

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Mike Elza
$8,200 $7,600 $16,400
(lock-tie game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

TENNIS
This Grand Slam stadium is named for a WWI pilot who pioneered the use of machine guns on fighter planes

Final scores:

Tom Mike Elza
$0 $1 $16,400
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Mike Elza
$16,400 $7,600 $16,200
22 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
10 R,
1 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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