Show #5545 - Friday, October 17, 2008

Contestants

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Steffa Burke, a payroll administrator from Allentown, Pennsylvania

David Weiss, a professor from Billings, Montana

Meredith Robbins, a library media specialist from New York, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $23,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

HARRISON FORD
INDIANA
JONES
AND THE KINGDOM
OF THE CRYSTAL
SKULL
    $200 11
Ford tries to clear his name while avoiding capture by Tommy Lee Jones in this film based on a TV series
    $200 12
This port city on Lake Michigan was founded by U.S. Steel & can produce 7 million tons of steel a year
    $200 1
The "Father of the American Navy", he was once charged with murder after flogging a sailor to death
    $200 6
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor that a certain piece of jewelry journeys in this author's trilogy
    $200 21
This Kraft drink is 5 calories per serving, sugar free & comes in flavors like White Grape & Raspberry Ice
    $200 26
The skull seen here belongs to this creature, Ursus maritimus
    $400 14
As this character, Ford says, "Hokey religions & ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid"
    $400 13
This lasagna-loving cartoon character created by Jim Davis was "born" in Indiana in 1978
    $400 2
John was the real first name of this locomotive engineer celebrated in ballad & song
    $400 7
Sir Thomas Malory placed this castle in Winchester, at least for one brief shining moment
    $400 22
A 1936 fire in this city destroyed the prefabricated Crystal Palace
    $400 27
The eye sockets on the top of this animal's skull are there so that its eyes will be above the water line when the body is afloat
    $600 15
L.A. cop Harrison Ford terminates replicants in this futuristic cyberpunk film
    $600 18
Indiana's state motto is "The Crossroads of" this
    $600 3
He co-founded the Masters golf tournament
    $600 8
"The Last Battle" is the 1956 finale to "The Chronicles of" this kingdom
    $600 23
Time Warner Cable gives crystal apples as awards to those who excel in this profession
    $600 28
This dinosaur rotated the joint between its head & neck, then opened its jaw sideways to get to foliage
    $800 16
Ford played Philly cop John Book, who goes into hiding with the Amish, in this 1985 film
    DD: $400 19
U.S. Vice Presidents from Indiana include Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall & this later 20th
century man
    $800 4
It's the social justice magazine named after a female labor leader of the 19th century
    $800 9
"The King and I" was derived from Margaret Landon's 1944 book her "and the King of Siam"
    $800 24
This magazine founded by Andy Warhol is dubbed the "Crystal Ball of Pop"
    $800 29
Seen here is the skull of the puff type of this venomous reptile
    $1000 17
Harrison played this CIA analyst in "Clear and Present Danger" & "Patriot Games"
    $1000 20
This Indiana city takes its name from a significant turn in the St. Joseph River
    $1000 5
One of England's first great architects, he designed Covent Garden in the 1630s
    $1000 10
Rudolf Elphberg is about to be crowned king of Ruritania but instead becomes "The Prisoner of" this title place
    $1000 25
"Doping" is manipulation of the crystals of these, a class of solids found in transistors
    $1000 30
(Jon of the Clue Crew points to an anatomical diagram on the monitor.) Allowing molding of the head during birth, soft spots on a baby's skull, also known as these, are surrounded by bones that fuse & harden by 18 months

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

Meredith David Steffa
$2,600 $3,000 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith David Steffa
$5,000 $2,800 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

GREAT BRITS
THE TROPHY CASE
WARS BY BATTLES
ADVERTISING WITH MAD MEN
(Alex: And you can catch the season finale of this award-winning series Mad Men, Sunday, October 26th at 10 PM on AMC.)
GEMS & JEWELS
TRIPLE DOUBLE-LETTER WORDS
    $400 6
Mary's little sister, she succeeded William on the British throne in 1702
    $400 9
Named for a director of athletics of the New York City Downtown Athletic Club, it was won for the first time by Jay Berwanger in 1935
    $400 20
Leyte Gulf,
Kursk
    $400 13
(I'm Jon Hamm.) One of Don Draper's best pitches came when he said this company's slide projector is a time machine for our lives' sweet moments
    $400 26
It's a nacreous concretion formed around a foreign body, like a grain of sand
    $400 1
In the U.S. House of Representatives, these include Agriculture, Judiciary & Ways & Means
    $800 7
He's the actor seen here who in 1975 put down his bowler and picked up a top hat and a knighthood
    $800 10
Pass the milk! The guy seen here tops the 150-pound Borg-Warner Trophy given to the winner of this annual event
    $800 21
Inchon,
Pusan
    $800 14
(I'm Christina Hendricks.) On the Season 2 premiere, office manager Joan had a new boyfriend & the office had this new machine that revolutionized clerical work in the 1960s
    DD: $1,000 27
The name of this gemstone comes from the Spanish pieda de ijada, "hip stone"; it was thought to cure kidney diseases
    $800 2
This river receives the waters of more than 100 tributaries, including the Des Moines & Arkansas Rivers
    $1200 8
He penned "Cakes and Ale", a 1930 satire of British life
    $1200 18
Ahoy! This coveted trophy seen here is the oldest active trophy in international sport
    $1200 22
Passchendaele,
Somme
    $1200 15
(I'm Vincent Kartheiser.) Pete Campbell beat out an "O Little Town of" this steel company idea with his own that called the company "The Backbone of America"
    $1200 28
Chrome & iron are what give this, red corundum, its color
    $1200 3
This is the person who records the accounts & transactions of a business
    $1600 11
One of the 2 prime ministers of Great Britain during World War I
    $1600 19
Whoop-de-do! The championship trophy seen here was named for this late NBA commissioner
    DD: $2,000 23
Balaklava,
Inkerman
    $1600 16
(I'm Elisabeth Moss.) In the Season 1 finale, Peggy Olson gave birth to a son & became a copywriter with this acne treatment as her first account
    $1600 29
It's actually the hard, colorful calcareous skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps
    $1600 4
This adverb describes how an act that had a favorable outcome was performed
    $2000 12
In the 17th century this British empirical philosopher opined, "No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience"
    $2000 25
Seen here in 1950, it's the oldest pro-league trophy in North America & gets to be taken home by each member of the winning team
    $2000 24
Amphipolis,
Syracuse
    $2000 17
(Jon Hamm reads the last clue.) In the 1st episode of "Mad Men", Don Draper won over the clients with a campaign about the "toasted" goodness of this product
    $2000 30
For their resemblance to plant foliage, inclusions that cloud this green gem are called jardin
    $2000 5
The person to whom you are sending a letter

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith David Steffa
$9,000 $10,600 $6,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ORGANIZATIONS
The co-founder of this respected organization refused to appear on the cover of Time magazine, even with his back turned

Final scores:

Meredith David Steffa
$5,000 $3,199 $200
3-day champion: $28,700 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Meredith David Steffa
$9,000 $12,000 $8,200
16 R,
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,200

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