Show #4623 - Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Ken Jennings game 56.

Contestants

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Larry Bellinger, a journalist from Washington, D.C.

Marielle Poss, a senior production controller from Brooklyn, New York

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 55-day cash winnings total $1,878,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE TOOTH OF THE MATTER
4X4
(Alex: The clues refer to combining two 4-letter words into an 8-letter response.)
DUMB CRIMINALS
(Alex: We want you to name the musical in...)
LYRICS FROM MUSICALS
BYE BYE BIRDIE
WE LOVE YOU CONRAD
    $200 26
What? Him worry?
    $200 21
Take an archaic version of a second person pronoun & add beach grains to make this number
    $200 16
A woman altered the numbers on one of these to win $20; dumb move, it was already a $5,000 winner
    $200 11
"Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun"
    $200 4
Pigs were among the creatures that killed off this bird on Mauritius in the 1600s
    $200 1
In a Joseph Conrad work, Marlow heads into the Congo & finds the "Heart of" this
    $400 27
You'd be smiling like this man if you had helped build another house for Habitat for Humanity
    $400 22
Take being actively engaged & add the physical structure of a person to make a meddlesome person
    $400 17
A vending machine thief had a hard time claiming innocence after paying $400 bail in this currency with Washington on it
    $400 12
"Give 'em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle 'em"
    $400 7
The Puerto Rican plain one is endangered; the passenger one has already passed on
    $400 2
This novel was adapted into the film seen here

"You must let me free the lifeboats."
"Why so you can abandon us?"
"You believe that?"
    $600 28
Even the teeth of this politician seem to have muscles
    $600 23
Take the opposite of front & add someone who has been legally placed under a court's care to make reverse
    $600 18
A Georgia woman was surprised to find they don't take $1 million bills at this chain co-founded by Sam Walton in 1962
    $600 13
"I dreamed I met a Galilean, a most amazing man"
    $600 8
This city's Bishop Museum has a princess' pa'u (skirt) made from feathers of the extinct mamo & 'o'o
    $600 3
The young Conrad apparently attempted suicide, though he claimed the wound came in one of these confrontations
    $800 24
Take a partly ground husk of wheat & add a serving plate to do this, like waving a sword
    $800 19
A counterfeiter found out the hard way they don't take $16 bills in this city, Kansas' most populous
    $800 14
"A lady doesn't wander all over the room and blow on some other guy's dice"
    $800 9
The last known Mariana mallard died in 1981 at this San Diego adventure park
    $800 5
In a 1903 work, this title type of storm hits the Nan-Shan on its way to China
    $1000 25
Take a group & add a large wild cat to make a cluster of nerve cells
    $1000 20
Robert Ligon got 15 months for repacking these as "low fat" when each had 530 calories--as Homer says, Mmm, these
    $1000 15
"That carriage ride--
You walked me home--
You lost a glove--
I lost a comb"
    $1000 10
Like the ostrich, which it resembled, the 10-foot moa of this country defended itself by kicking
    DD: $1,600 6
Joseph Conrad was introduced to English at age 8 when his dad was translating Shakespeare into this language

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

Ken Marielle Larry
$3,200 $2,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Marielle Larry
$7,800 $2,400 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
____ AND ____
small state capitals
LIVIN' IN THE '80s
4-LETTER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
WHAT DO YOU "C"?
    $400 6
16 months before his ride from Charlestown to Lexington, he participated in the Boston Tea Party
    $400 26
Fans of "CI" & "SVU" know they're both spin-offs from this TV drama
    $400 1
This capital was once known as Frank's Ford after Stephen Ford who was killed by Indians nearby in 1780
    $400 11
This brand of artificial sweetener was introduced in a gumball in 1981
    $400 21
It can be steel, conga or bongo
    $400 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew strolls through one of the terminals at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.) It's the large passage along which airport gates are located, like here at O'Hare
    $800 7
During a 6-week cruise in 1776, this American naval commander captured 8 British ships & sank 8 others
    $800 27
James Taylor was just 22 when he first hit the charts in 1970 with this pop classic
    $800 2
The Johnson Victrola Museum in this Delaware capital tells the history of the Victor Talking Machine Company
    $800 12
This "big" movie of 1983 featured Kevin Costner... as a corpse!
    $800 22
It's sounded by the strokes of a clapper
    $800 17
One-word term for the small stall seen here
    $1200 8
In late 1774, he declared, "The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph"
    $1200 28
It's TV Guide's weekly section of praises & putdowns
    $1200 3
Named for a French city, this smallest state capital commands the main pass through the Green Mountains
    $1200 13
In 1984 he threw "The Pass" against the University of Miami to help Boston College win on the final play of the game
    $1200 23
In the South, a "mouth" one of these is a harmonica
    $1200 18
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew points to a diagram.) In geometry, it's a segment that joins two points on a circle
    $1600 9
3 days before his surrender at Yorktown, a storm prevented this British general's escape across the York River
    $1600 29
In 1956 Audrey Hepburn played Natasha Rostov in a nearly 3 1/2 hour film version of this book
    DD: $4,000 4
This capital lies about halfway between the North Dakota & Nebraska borders
    $1600 14
In 1982 he began a 16-year run as Chancellor of West Germany
    $1600 24
The English horn, or cor anglais, is an alto form of this double-reed instrument
    $1600 19
According to the poem inscribed on it, the type of statue seen here
    $2000 10
Not one shot was fired when Ethan Allen & Benedict Arnold seized this New York Fort on May 10, 1775
    $2000 30
This 1985 miniseries focused on 2 families, the Mains & the Hazards, in the years leading up to the Civil War
    $2000 5
The Missouri River lies about 10 miles to the east of this capital, the continental divide about 10 miles west
    $2000 15
In 1986 she published her "Mayflower Madam" memoir
    DD: $6,000 25
When it has circular coiling, call it a helicon
    $2000 20
This luminous constellation has a daughter, Andromeda, placed near her in the heavens

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Marielle Larry
$28,200 $14,000 $1,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1920s TRANSPORTATION
Last name of the Chicago cab fleet operator who started the "Drive-Ur-Self" rental system

Final scores:

Ken Marielle Larry
$28,300 $3,000 $2,400
56-day champion: $1,906,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Marielle Larry
$23,600 $11,600 $1,200
34 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
6 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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