Show #5550 - Friday, October 24, 2008

Contestants

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Mandy Walters Whitaker, a stay-at-home mom and musician originally from Aberdeen, Idaho

Mathew Safer, a transportation planner from South Orange, New Jersey

Tom Stetina, a high school math teacher from Millsboro, Delaware (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,353)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE UNITED NATIONS
(Alex: Now, this is United Nations Day, and in this category, all of our clues will be given by the CNN U.N. correspondent Richard Roth.)
GO, KELLY!
THE PILGRIMS
FILL IN THE BOOK TITLE
SHAPE UP
WHAT THE "H"?
    $200 5
(Richard Roth reads from the U.N.) You'll fit right in here at the U.N. if you know either of these 2 languages, the predominant ones used for daily communication & signage
    $200 17
She beat out Justin Guarini to become the first "American Idol"
    $200 11
Prior to settling in America, the Pilgrims sought religious freedom in Leiden, in this country, in 1609
    $200 12
"B.N.W."
by Aldous Huxley
    $200 23
When referring to the shape of the nose, aquiline means hooked like this bird's beak
    $200 1
It's someone held prisoner until certain demands are met
    $400 6
(Richard Roth reads from the U.N. floor.) In February 2003 I reported on this Secretary of State's visit to the U.N. to present evidence of Iraq's failure to disarm
    $400 18
He was the me in 1942's "For Me and My Gal" with Judy Garland
    $400 22
This last surviving signer of the Mayflower Compact died in 1687; wife Priscilla is believed to have preceded him
    $400 13
"T.W.A.T.G."
by John Irving
    $400 24
The popular gem shape seen here is named for this fruit
    $400 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a brainy animation on the monitor.) When cerebral arteries become dilated, it can often lead to this vascular pain also known as cephalalgia
    $600 7
(Richard Roth reads from outside the U.N.) A gift to the U.N. from the USSR, the "Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares" statue gets its title from this prophet
    $600 19
Oscar winner for 1954's "The Country Girl"
    $600 28
This Pawtuxet Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to plant crops is said to have lived in England from 1605 to 1614
    $600 14
"S.O.S."
by Toni Morrison
    $600 25
The appendix is often described by this adjective meaning "worm-shaped"
    $600 3
Hopefully this cozy Kansas state song from around 1873 is about a dwelling on open land, not on a stove
    DD: $1,000 8
(Richard Roth reads from outside the U.N.) In 2008 one of the U.N.'s urgent concerns was getting relief supplies to the Irrawaddy Delta in this country
    $800 20
He was a losing Super Bowl quarterback 4 times
    $800 29
The Mayflower Compact referred to the Pilgrims as "loyal subjects of" this "dread sovereign"
    $800 15
"S.A.L."
by D.H. Lawrence
    $800 26
This 9-letter word for "cross-shaped" comes from the Latin word for "cross"
    $800 4
This old-fashioned word means "until the present time"
    $1000 9
(Richard Roth reads from the U.N. floor.) Appointed by George W. Bush during a congressional recess, this U.S. ambassador to the U.N. stirred up for controversy when he served here in 2005 & 2006
    $1000 21
"Clown" is the 1954 autobiography of this creator of the mournful clown character Weary Willie
    $1000 30
A war with the Indians that broke out in 1675 was named for the Wampanoag leader called King this
    $1000 16
"W., O."
by Sherwood Anderson
    $1000 27
These smallest formed elements in the blood are named for their disklike shape
    $1000 10
Yes, Mr. Sulu, it's the person who steers the ship

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

Tom Mathew Mandy
$1,600 $3,600 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Mathew Mandy
$7,200 $3,600 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

PROJECT RUNWAY
(Alex: If you're familiar with that series on cable, then you'll recognize these other categories.)
MAKE IT WORK!
HOW IS GEORGIA TODAY?
I'M CONCERNED...
ONE DAY YOU'RE "IN", THE NEXT YOU'RE "OUT"
(Alex: In more ways than one...)
AUF WIEDERSEHEN
    $400 2
In the 1920s, her "poor girl" look of simple & comfortable clothes attracted wealthy women tired of corsets
    $400 19
Meryl Streep wonders, "Is there some reason my coffee isn't here? Has she died or something?" in this workplace film
    $400 9
Gori, occupied by Russian troops in 2008, was the birthplace of this Soviet dictator in 1879
    $400 27
This international organization concerned with helping victims of war was founded in Geneva in 1863
    $400 1
A boat made by hollowing out a log
    $400 7
On Aug. 25, 1900 God could have said this philosopher "is dead"
    $800 17
This designer, hailed as the man who brought pants to women, died in 2008
    $800 20
Charlie Sheen hears "Greed... is good" in this film, which came out just after the 1987 stock market crash
    $800 10
Tblisi, the capital, was linked by rail to the Black Sea in 1872 & to this sea in 1883
    DD: $3,000 28
This acronym of a humanitarian organization that fights poverty is a synonym for "concern"
    $800 3
Sushi's on me; it's the colorful name of the food fish Thunnus albacares
    $800 8
This physicist's temperature read extremely cold on any scale on Sept. 16, 1736
    $1200 18
This Italian duo, partners in life & business, use the initials D&G from their last names as the company logo
    $1200 21
Will Farrell tells San Diego to stay classy (among other things) working in this title job
    $1200 11
In the summer of 2008, Georgia tried to discipline this breakaway region & Russia responded with great force
    $1200 29
"Oxfam" is short for the Oxford Committee for this Relief
    $1200 4
This term for a circus or carnival worker is also the title of an Elvis Presley film
    $1200 14
This German novelist's death was not in Venice but in Switzerland on Aug. 12, 1955
    $1600 24
His first women's collection was launched at Bergdorf's before he was a judge on "Project Runway"
    $1600 23
Lily, Jane & Dolly think they've killed their boss at Consolidated Companies in this film
    $1600 12
Georgia's main mountain system is this one, where Europe & Asia converge
    $1600 30
This group, BBBS, concerns itself with helping children reach their potential by matching them with mentors
    $1600 5
Recently legalized, this green aromatic liqueur can be around 70% alcohol
    DD: $3,000 15
The planets may have been in motion, but after Nov. 15, 1630, this German astronomer wasn't
    $2000 25
Her house model was Edie Sedgwick & she started her foray into retail with a store called Betsey Bunki Nini
    $2000 22
It seems the ratio of Stanley nickels to Schrute bucks is the same as unicorns to leprechauns on this sitcom
    $2000 13
Only 40 during the 2008 crisis, this Georgian president worked for a NYC law firm in the '90s
    $2000 26
Founded in 1912, this group concerned with Jewish unity is the Women's Zionist Organization of America
    $2000 6
A long home run, or pull with a politico
    $2000 16
After June 25, 1822 this writer had no more "Tales" to tell & no more E.T.A.s

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Mathew Mandy
$12,000 $14,800 $12,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PEOPLE ON CURRENCY
Though born 4,000 miles from Havana, he adorns the Cuban 3-peso note

Final scores:

Tom Mathew Mandy
$19,600 $25,201 $24,600
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $25,201 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Mathew Mandy
$12,000 $14,600 $9,000
20 R,
4 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
7 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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