Show #5531 - Monday, September 29, 2008

Contestants

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Wes Pierce, a financial planner from Anaheim Hills, California

Kit Carlson, an Episcopal priest from East Lansing, Michigan

Brian Levinson, a writer from Queens, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $72,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

TURNING 25
(Alex: Just like Jeopardy!)
BROADWAY DEBUTS
MONTHS THAT END WITH "BER", TREBEK
FUN WITH OPERA
STUPID ANSWERS
MOUNT VERNON
(Jimmy: Where George Washington, the Father of our Country, lived and died.)
    $200 26
Featuring games like Super Mario Bros., this video game system marks 25 years in 2008
    $200 1
Sierra Boggess played Christine in "Phantom" in Vegas before she swam onto B'way as this fish-tailed Disney heroine
    $200 6
It's the Northern Hemisphere's seasonal equivalent to the Southern Hemisphere's June
    $200 21
Dr. Gregg tries to kiss his anesthetist in "Gallantry", an opera inspired by this kind of daytime drama
    $200 16
Geraldine Brooks' book about an illuminated Jewish volume is called "People of the" this
    $200 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew indicates a pair of wall hangings at Mount Vernon, VA.) As a symbol of liberty, Washington displayed the key to this political prison, a gift from Lafayette, who had ordered its demolition
    $400 27
This foreign capital's Disneyland turns 25 in 2008
    $400 2
A theatre employee knows that this 1-named singer made his B'way debut in "Chicago" in 2006
    $400 7
The 2 that have just 30 days
    $400 22
To play Sportin' Life in "Porgy and Bess", study the performance of this Rat Packer who played him in the 1959 film
    $400 17
This magazine has been a popular source of science & technology news since its inception in 1872
    $400 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads the clue from the dining room, Mount Vernon, VA.) It was here in the dining room that Charles Thomson, secretary of the Congress, told Washington he had been unanimously elected president in this year
    $600 28
Call the tabloids! This sister of Paris Hilton celebrates her 25th birthday in 2008
    $600 3
Life is far from crummy for Max Crumm, who won the role of Danny Zuko in the revival on a reality TV show
    $600 8
Boston & Pittsburgh played the first-ever World Series game on the 1st of this, 1903
    $600 23
Composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco went "Wilde" & turned this Oscar Wilde play into a 1962 opera
    $600 18
The government admin. was created in 1971 to ensure occupational health & safety standards
    DD: $500 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew indicates a door frame at Mount Vernon, VA.) The detail-oriented Washington even chose Mount Vernon's moldings, which depicted tools to symbolize farming & this type of leaf for national strength
    $800 4
Dance: Ten;
Looks: Ten--
Mario Lopez kicked up his heels in this hit revival in 2008
    $800 9
The Dutch celebrate the Feast of Sinterklaas on the 6th of this
    $800 24
"Merry Wives" make mischief in the Verdi opera named for this fat Shakespearean funster
    $800 19
The title of the national anthem of Laos, "Pheng Xat Lao", means this in English
    $800 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew sits atop a horse cart.) Mount Vernon is named for a naval officer under whom George Washington's half-brother served; it was originally called Little Hunting Creek this, a type of farming estate
    $1000 5
Time flies: in 2007 this "Leave It To Beaver" star turned 59 & played Wilbur Turnblad in "Hairspray"
    $1000 10
Black Thursday, 1929 was the 24th day of this
    $1000 25
Fun abounds as a valet prepares for his own wedding in this 1786 Mozart opera
    $1000 20
Masi Oka plays a character with this first name on the TV show "Heroes"
    $1000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from outside a circular barn at Mount Vernon, VA.) Washington designed a barn in which horses ran in a circle to stamp on wheat as part of this process

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

Brian Kit Wes
$400 $2,100 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Kit Wes
$3,200 $4,300 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT GREEK WRITERS
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE 2008 OLYMPICS
SAY CHEESE!
MICROSCOPY
SMART ANSWERS
CAPITAL RIVERS
(Alex: We want you to name the river that flows through each capital city.)
    $400 3
In his History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that history does this... does this
    $400 1
This nickname for one of the main venues evokes a Chinese soup
    $400 16
American types of this cheese include Vermont & Texas Longhorn
    $400 18
A variety of this plague carrier is seen here
    $400 10
Both Cervantes & Ben Franklin wrote, "A word to" these people "is enough"
    $400 27
Paris
    $800 4
"Poetics" by this founder of the Lyceum has been called the single most influential work in all of literary criticism
    $800 2
Well-known on multiple continents, he was the flag-bearer of the host country
    $800 17
Edam is made in a ball; this other Dutch cheese is made in wheels with a waxed red or yellow rind
    $800 20
Half of the original you seen here
    $800 12
It's what the "I" stands for in the CIA (the one headed by General Michael V. Hayden)
    $800 28
Baghdad
    $1200 5
The playwright Menander wrote, "Marriage, if one will face the truth, is... a necessary" this
    $1200 6
A popular side trip was to the Beijing Zoo to see these animals, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
    $1200 19
This traditional cheese is believed to have been developed by shepherds in the mountains outside Athens
    $1200 21
It's a fertilizing element for ragweed
    $1200 13
In a Jay McInerney book title, these 2 words precede "Big City"
    $1200 29
Rome
    $1600 7
He argued in "The Republic" that the state had 3 parts: the rulers, the soldiers & the workers
    $1600 8
A journalist for ITN was detained & manhandled for covering a "pro-" this region protest held early in the Olympics
    $1600 24
Danbo, a cheese originally from this country, is also known as King Christian IX when made with caraway seeds
    $1600 22
The single use weapon of this insect is seen here
    DD: $1,600 14
A gem with this cut resembles 2 truncated pyramids set base to base
    $1600 30
Vientiane
    DD: $2,000 9
The tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner" came from a drinking song about this lyric poet
    $2000 11
The Olympic torch relay passed though this province, epicenter of a 7.9 earthquake in May
    $2000 25
This Swiss cheese that dates back to the 12th century is named for a valley in the canton of Fribourg
    $2000 23
Common nosy agent of infection seen here working on your cells
    $2000 15
This adjective that means "cunning" probably comes from the name of a "tamed" insectivore
    $2000 26
Bratislava

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Kit Wes
$7,600 $7,100 $7,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY AMERICA
Experts say Glenn McDuffie is the mystery man in the classic Eisenstaedt photo taken in this year

Final scores:

Brian Kit Wes
$799 $14,100 $14,201
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,201

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Brian Kit Wes
$11,200 $7,200 $7,200
24 R,
8 W
(including 2 DDs)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $25,600

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