Show #5544 - Thursday, October 16, 2008

Contestants

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Steven Jones, an attorney from Rocheport, Missouri

Amanda Glaser, a productivity engineer from Albany, New York

Meredith Robbins, a library media specialist from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
ROLLING STONE'S 100 GREATEST GUITAR SONGS
AN AVERAGE CATEGORY
RECENTLY DISCOVERED ANCIENT ROMANS
A RATION OF FASHION
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
    $200 21
Yitzhak Rabin was this country's first native-born prime minister
    $200 26
No. 1 on the list is his "Johnny B. Goode"
    $200 4
On average, one of these has 30,000 quills
    $200 16
This guy, a strong coffee prepared by forcing steam under pressure through ground beans, was quite lively
    $200 1
One book said this '80s NBC cop show "started a fashion trend for those into the macho/grubby look"
    $200 9
On Oct. 28, 1492 this captain was in the Bay of Bariay off Cuba & not near the Asian mainland
    $400 22
From 1380 to 1918 Iceland was ruled by this country
    $400 27
At No. 2 is this colorful classic from Jimi Hendrix
    $400 7
You're anything but average if you've got a 4.0 GPA, short for this
    $400 17
Downing a plate of brisket & ribs, he lived up to his adjectival name, from the Latin for "flesh eating"
    $400 2
It seems to be the hardest word for this garment seen here
    $400 10
In 674 King Charles II made this captain the lt. governor of Jamaica: raise a glass of his rum to that
    $600 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew points to a map of Southeast Asia on the monitor.) Malaysia consists of two regions--West Malaysia, on the Malay Peninsula, & East Malaysia, which occupies the northern part of this large island
    $600 28
"Put another dime in the jukebox, baby" for this song, No. 89
    $600 8
World Book says the average number of these creatures in one sq. mile equals the number of people on Earth
    $600 18
He got enjoyment through imagined participation in the experience of others, as in a "thrill"
    $600 3
This Philippine first lady had 1,060 pairs of shoes
    $600 11
The "news" is that a Virginia city bears the name of this captain who brought over the Jamestown colonists
    $800 24
More than half of this country is covered by the Alps & the Jura mounitains
    $800 29
No. 64 is this song by Lynyrd Skynyrd that Rolling Stone calls "the ultimate Southern-rock anthem"
    $800 14
The average surface temperature on this planet is more than 860 degrees F.
    $800 19
This nut of the cashew family contains an edible, greenish kernel; alas, I knew him... a fellow of infinite cashews
    $800 5
Associated with a duke, it's a wide, triangular knot for tying a four-in-hand necktie
    DD: $1,000 12
In 1610 he set sail on his ship the Discovery; a strait & bay would later be named for him
    $1000 25
Honoring the country's liberator, "La Dessalinienne" is this country's national anthem
    $1000 30
One of the newer songs is his 2006 hit "Gravity"
    $1000 15
Marquette, Michigan averages 2.35 inches of precipitation in this month known proverbially for showers
    $1000 20
He was 'living in" this 8-letter state of being completely forgotten or unknown
    $1000 6
You'll never see photos of me in these wide, MC Hammer "jump" pants; can't touch this!
    $1000 13
In the 1770s he & his crew became the first Europeans known to have visited Hawaii--didn't end well, though

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

Meredith Amanda Steven
$2,800 $2,800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith Amanda Steven
$4,000 $6,800 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ART
POTPOURRI
COMPLETE THE HUGO AWARD-WINNING TITLE
FLOWERS
DOUBLE TALK
O CAPTAIN, MY POP CULTURE CAPTAIN
    $400 16
Manet didn't exhibit with this group but his sister-in-law Berthe Morisot did
    $400 20
While Agnus Dei refers to Christ, it actually means "lamb of" this
    $400 26
1960:
"_____ Troopers" by Robert Heinlein
    $400 8
The name of this flower goes back to the Turkish for "turban", from the shape of the opened flower
    $400 1
Wile E. Coyote could tell you it's what the Road Runner says
    $400 6
He earned his commission as a kids' show host on CBS from 1955 to 1985
    $800 17
Meyer portrayed the dignity of these people, from the French for "country", as seen here
    $800 21
Would Cary with this last name have seemed as suave if he'd gained fame as Archibald Leach?
    $800 27
1970:
'The Left Hand of _____" by Ursula K. Le Guin
    $800 9
The lady's slipper is the official flower of this Canadian island province
    $800 2
In one of their biggest hits, the Osmonds compared the ups & downs of love to this object
    $800 7
Love has kept this pop singing duo together since their 1975 wedding
    DD: $3,000 18
Robert Motherwell painted over 100 versions of "Elegy to" this "Republic" that Picasso mourned too
    $1200 23
It's the syllable used for the third tone of any major diatonic scale
    $1200 28
1974:
"_____ With Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke
    DD: $1,000 10
Though it means "lily", the fleur-de-lis is a variety of this flower
    $1200 3
Let's hit the dance floor for this dance performed to the music heard here
    $1200 13
Daniel J. Travanti tried to be "careful out there" as Captain Furillo on this show
    $1600 19
Bocklin's "Isle of the Dead" exemplifies this "ism" that used external objects to represent ideas & emotions
    $1600 24
The moon has a Sea of Tranquility & a Sea of this, a synonym of tranquility
    $1600 29
1968:
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must _____ " by Harlan Ellison
    $1600 11
The victim of a 1947 murder in L.A. had this flower in her nickname
    $1600 4
The official vegetable of Washington State is a sweet onion that shares its name with this valley & city
    $1600 14
Every little breeze whispered Dom Deluise when he played Captain Chaos in this 1981 Burt Reynolds car race flick
    $2000 22
A visit to the Alhambra led this 20th c. Dutch artist to optical oddities like water that flows up as well as down
    $2000 25
This word that means bravery or valor comes from the Latin for "heart"
    $2000 30
1961:
"A ____ for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller Jr.
    $2000 12
From the name of a German naturalist, they're the cut flowers seen here, also known as Veldt daisies
    $2000 5
James Michener called this French Polynesian island with its fabled blue lagoon "the most beautiful in the world"
    $2000 15
"You will always remember this as the day that you almost caught" this captain, seen in a trilogy of films

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith Amanda Steven
$20,000 $8,000 $6,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HISTORY
(Alex: How appropriate.)
Due to the large numbers of men away from home, it was the first year a majority of states counted absentee votes

Final scores:

Meredith Amanda Steven
$18,000 $3,000 $3,400
2-day champion: $23,700 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Meredith Amanda Steven
$19,200 $9,000 $6,400
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,600

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