Show #4582 - Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Ken Jennings game 25.

Contestants

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Jenny Miller, a legislative assistant from Arlington, Virginia

Tom Aquino, a lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 24-day cash winnings total $774,960)

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Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL NICKNAMES
BALLPARK FIGURES
WEDDINGS
(Alex: We want you to identify the work in...)
NOVEL QUOTES
THREE CHEERS!
GIVE ME AN "A"!
    $200 6
"The Surveyor President"
    $200 21
In 2004 he published "My Prison Without Bars"
    $200 11
It's the job of the lad seen here
    $200 1
(1937)
"'It's me, Bilbo Baggins, companion of Thorin!'"
    $200 26
It's the breakfast cereal pitched by the animated elves Snap, Crackle & Pop
    $200 16
Wow! In 2002 a "supercolony" of billions of these was discovered stretching across several countries in Europe
    $400 7
"The Illinois Baboon" &
"The Martyr President"
    $400 22
With the Yankees from 1923 to 1939, his No. 4 was the first number retired in either league
    $400 12
In 2002 a hot pink frock worn by Robin Durr won the DeKuyper Contest for the worst of these
    $400 2
(1719)
"I made him know his name should be Friday, which was the day I saved his life"
    $400 27
The 3 U.K. countries that make up the island of Great Britain
    $400 17
Robert Frost wondered "How many" of these "fell on Newton's head before he took the hint!"
    $600 8
"Red Fox" &
"The Scribe of the Revolution"
    $600 23
Baseball's "Mr. October", he generated headlines for his cantankerous personality & his athletic prowess
    $600 13
The traditional conclusion of the pre-vow line "If anyone can show just cause why they may not be joined together..."
    $600 3
(1945)
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"
    $600 28
The 4-legged Omaha made the record books in 1935 with this 3-feat
    $600 18
In 2004 an Arctic Beauty wild hair contest became part of the famous Fur Rendezvous in this U.S. city
    $800 9
(Sofia of the Clue Crew stands next to a bust of President Hoover at the Hoover Dam Visitor Center.) Herbert Hoover, for whom the dam is named, was known as "The Great" this, his prepolitics profession
    $800 24
Famous nickname of Leon Goslin, who played in all 19 World Series games with the Washington Senators
    $800 14
A Navy wedding features an arch of swords; an Army wedding, an arch of these heavy cavalry swords
    $800 4
(1932)
"Over the main entrance the words, Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre"
    $800 29
Since the 1979 incident at this location, no new nuclear reactors have been ordered in the U.S.
    $800 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Cape Cod, MA.) In 1986, this vessel, named either for a chipmunk or Woods Hole scientist Alan Vine, reached the Titanic
    DD: $1,000 10
"The Schoolmaster in Politics"
    $1000 25
Sadly, this lefty pitcher who coined the Mets' battle cry "You gotta believe" died in 2004
    $1000 15
It's the festive-sounding name for one who officiates at a wedding
    $1000 5
(1972)
"Rabbits need dignity and above all the will to accept their fate"
    $1000 30
Mythical monstrosity manifested here
    $1000 20
The name Zog is not as much in vogue as it once was, when King Zog I ruled this European country

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Ken Tom Jenny
$3,200 $200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Tom Jenny
$10,000 $400 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

RUBY
THE EMERALD ISLE
PEARLS OF WISDOM
CORAL REEF LIFE
"DIAMOND"s IN THE ROUGH
WHAT A GEM!
    $400 6
In newspapers, Jack Ruby was invariably described as an "operator" of these joints
    $400 1
It's the only Irish city with a population above 500,000
    $400 16
An artist:
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes"
    $400 26
Just off Australia, it's the largest chain of coral reefs in the world
    $400 11
Dangerous American pit viper
    $400 21
The largest deposits of this fossil tree resin are found in the sands along the shores of the Baltic Sea
    $800 7
On Feb. 29, 2004 she won an Oscar for playing a woman named Ruby
    $800 2
It's the one-word term for the traditional 6 counties known as Northern Ireland
    $800 17
A Founding Father:
"There never was a good war or a bad peace"
    $800 27
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the USA's first underwater park, is just off the coast of this Florida key
    $800 12
Honolulu high spot
    $800 22
This December birthstone is the state gem of Arizona & New Mexico
    $1200 8
She was married to Al Jolson when she starred in those classic 1930s Busby Berkeley musicals
    $1200 3
This U.S. president visited his family's ancestral village of Ballyporeen in 1984
    DD: $5,000 18
A 17th century writer:
"Angling can be said to be so like the mathematics, that it can never be fully learnt"
    $1200 28
A species of these well-armed creatures known as the crown-of-thorns feasts on coral reefs
    $1200 13
Carol Channing's Broadway ballad from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
    $1200 23
Cornflower blue is the most prized color of this gem
    $1600 9
Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar wrote this classic song about "eight little letters which simply mean I love you"
    $1600 4
This Irish port city on the River Suir is world famous for its crystal
    $1600 19
A playwright:
"We are all born mad. Some remain so."
    $1600 30
This coral reef dweller seen here can be vicious & has been known to attack underwater divers
    $1600 14
Arkansassy state park near Murfreesboro
    $1600 24
Mexico is known for its water & fire varieties of this gem
    $2000 10
In a 1999 TV movie, she played Bessie, of the centenarian Delany sisters
    DD: $2,000 5
At about 230 miles, it's not only the longest river in Ireland, it's the longest in the British Isles
    $2000 20
A philosopher:
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
    $2000 29
It's a ring-shaped coral island surrounding a lagoon, like Bikini or Eniwetok
    $2000 15
This lavish-living turn-of-the-century financier rose from a job as a bellhop
    $2000 25
In 1750 a Parisian jeweler found that heat turns this sherry-colored Brazilian gem pink

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Tom Jenny
$22,000 $400 $0
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC ENGLISHMEN
Ironically, he might have saved himself from death in 1779 if he had known how to swim

Final scores:

Ken Tom Jenny
$14,000 $400 $0
25-day champion: $788,960 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Tom Jenny
$22,000 $400 $7,000
32 R,
5 W
5 R,
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $29,400

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