Show #5543 - Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Contestants

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Meredith Robbins, a library media specialist from New York, New York

Kevin Finn, a university lecturer from Miami, Florida

Todd Covert, a bookkeeper from Valley Glen, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $58,402)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE G-8
AT THE MOVIES
NOVEL QUOTES
STOCK IT TO ME!
LESSER-KNOWN NAMES
ENDS IN "SS"
    $200 6
In 1792 its king was overthrown & it became a republic
    $200 1
This "Star Wars" movie, "Episode III", leads up to where the original movie began
    $200 11
1897:
"There are such beings as vampires; some of us have evidence that they exist"
    $200 21
This bank's symbol is WFC & I hear its wagon is a-comin' down the street
    $200 26
Fredric J. Baur designed the tube-shaped container for these potato chips & in 2008 his ashes were buried in one
    $200 16
In 1985, at age 22, Garry Kasparov became the youngest world champion of this
    $400 7
Hit the water at this country's Lesser Slave Lake, Williston Lake or Wollaston Lake
    $400 2
Callie Khouri won an Oscar for her screenplay of this 1991 film with Geena & Susan on the lam
    $400 12
1968:
"'Hello, Dave' said HAL... 'Have you found the trouble?'"
    $400 22
Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without M, for this
    $400 27
Frank Galluccio slashed this notorious man on the cheek in a brawl, hence the nickname "Scarface"
    $400 17
After boarding school, Jane Eyre takes on this title at Thornfield Hall
    $600 8
Its 4 major islands form a curve that extends for about 1,500 miles
    $600 3
Richard Dreyfuss & Ron Howard are 1962 high school grads cruising around town in this 1973 film
    $600 13
1961:
"Major Major never sees anyone in his office while he's in his office"
    $600 23
This cereal company, K? It's grrreat!
    $600 28
Sisters Patty Smith Hill & Mildred J. Hill co-wrote "Good Morning To You", which became the melody for this song
    $600 18
Superstitious sailors have long believed that killing this large seabird brings bad luck
    $800 9
In 1990 this country named a new capital city
    $800 4
The "Legend of the Deep" in this 2007 film is a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish myth
    $800 14
1982:
"Then I hear my name. Shug saying Celie. Miss Celie"
    $800 24
ETH is this furniture company that shockingly moved from Vermont to Connecticut in 1973
    $800 29
Astronomer Fred Hoyle coined the name of this theory, though he meant it derisively
    $800 19
Bahia & fescue are types of this
    DD: $500 10
It was the last country to officially join the G-8, doing so in 1997
    $1000 5
This actor played movie character Tom Baxter, who steps out of the film "The Purple Rose of Cairo"
    $1000 15
1902:
"He said he would shoot me unless I gave him the ivory and cleared out of the country"
    $1000 25
With the symbol HAL, it constructs oil wells, among other things...
    $1000 30
British lexicographer James Murray was the first editor of this reference work
    $1000 20
One of these painful tooth infections definitely does not make the heart grow fonder

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

Todd Kevin Meredith
$3,600 $1,200 $100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Todd Kevin Meredith
$7,400 $3,600 $2,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE "G"-8
(Alex: ...once again, but the correct responses will be 8-letter words that begin with the letter "G".)
CATS & DOGS
WHATCHA EATIN'?
GEOLOGY
THEY BLEW US OUT OF THE WATER
SORRY, SPORTS FANS
(Alex: You have to name the big-four professional league in which each city does not have a team.)
    $400 20
It's a list of defined terms in a special subject at the end of a book
    $400 1
Named for a place in County Wicklow, the Glen of Imaal terrier is one of the most lovable breeds from this country
    $400 10
A bagel with "schmear"--this dairy product developed in 1872
    $400 4
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows off a space rock sitting next to a picture of a city-sized crater at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.) The first crater on Earth identified as being made by this was made by a 60,000-ton one; here's a 300-pound chip of it
    $400 13
Marcus Agrippa's triremes proved too much for this couple's naval forces at Actium in 31 B.C.
    $400 12
Los Angeles
    $800 21
2008 job title for Ted Strickland, Tim Pawlenty & Bill Richardson
    $800 2
I'll drink to this terrier that has a vodka & Kahlua cocktail in its name
    $800 19
This dish, steak dipped in batter before cooking; it doesn't contain the poultry that's in its name
    $800 5
This continent has turned almost 360 degrees over the past 200 million years & in 50 mil. years more will hit Asia
    $800 14
In 413 B.C. a Corinth/Syracuse fleet defeated this city's navy, & so left all the Greeks vulnerable
    $800 15
Houston
    $1200 22
A rooster of a fighting breed, like the University of South Carolina's mascot
    $1200 3
A Lilac Point Burmese has lilac markings, while the Siamese, called this point, is named for a tasty shade of brown
    $1200 25
A handful of Lamberts, a heart-shaped red variety of this pitted fruit
    DD: $2,000 8
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a sample at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.) Like the stuff that makes the Statue of Liberty green, the mineral malachite is a carbonate of this metal
    $1200 28
At the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, a European alliance crushed this empire's navy under Ali Pasha
    DD: $3,000 16
St. Louis
    $1600 23
This is necrosis of soft tissue caused by obstructed circulation
    $1600 6
A blue-black-tongued dog, or the food it eats
    $1600 26
Crottin de Chavignol, one of these French-named cheeses made with goat's milk
    $1600 9
Rocks exposed to the atmosphere go through this process, something you might do to "the storm"
    $1600 29
In the Battle of Lissa in 1866, it was the Austrians vs. the Italians in the largest ever battle of these metallic rammers
    $1600 17
Cleveland
    $2000 24
This adjective means "pertaining to the throat"; it can describe a type of cry
    $2000 7
This breed loves to be pampered, perhaps because it was once an imperial Chinese pet
    $2000 27
This Middle Eastern dish served in a pita, made with fava beans instead of the usual chickpeas
    $2000 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew points to an Atlantic Ocean ridge on a giant globe at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.) Though basically a 10,000-mile mountain chain, what's called the Mid-Atlantic this is usually only visible when it peaks out at islands like the Azores
    $2000 30
Admiral Horatio Nelson ensured his heroic status by defeating Napoleon's navy in the 1798 Battle of this river
    $2000 18
Tampa Bay

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Todd Kevin Meredith
$16,800 $8,800 $15,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MUSICALS
Profession of the title character of "Little Johnny Jones", featuring the song "The Yankee Doodle Boy"

Final scores:

Todd Kevin Meredith
$2,199 $800 $5,700
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $5,700

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Todd Kevin Meredith
$14,200 $8,800 $16,200
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
11 R,
1 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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