Show #5596 - Monday, December 29, 2008

Jim Stevens game 6.

Contestants

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Laura Mitchell, a technical editor from Cincinnati, Ohio

Ed Rozmiarek, a high school assistant principal from Beverly, Massachusetts

Jim Stevens, a math teacher from Fairview Park, Ohio (whose 5-day cash winnings total $119,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

WHERE AM I?
YOUR 5-CLUE NEWSCAST
A MUSICAL MENU
DO YOU KNOW JACK ABOUT LIT?
CROSSWORD CLUES "L"
MR. & MRS. MALAPROP
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from next to a fighter jet.)
I'm at Nellis Air Force Base, just 8 miles from this city's downtown; in the 1940s, the site was chosen for the vast desert wasteland in the area
    $200 21
Our top story...
in Aug. 2008 the GAO reported this troubled Mideast country could have a $79 billion budget surplus
    $200 1
A meaty leg of turkey, or "The Original Sundae Cone"
    $200 6
In "Patriot Games" this character stops Irish terrorists & joins the CIA
    $200 14
Any new car that breaks down 60 times a day
(5)
    $200 11
"The prostitution rests", Kelly Bundy declared during a trial scene on this long-running show
    $400 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Michigan.)
I'm not at Gerald R. Ford's presidential library in Ann Arbor, but at his museum in this city, Michigan's second largest
    $400 22
In domestic news, this Speaker of the House touted 2008's American Housing Rescue & Foreclosure Prevention Act
    $400 2
General Mills makes this snack with an unusual funnel shape in 6 flavors
    $400 7
In this novel Jack Merridew, a red-haired choir boy, tells Piggy, "You're talking too much!"
    $400 15
A lariat's shorter name
(5)
    $400 12
"I am your density", George tells wife-to-be Lorraine in this 1985 Michael J. Fox film
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Washington, D.C.)
I'm at the National Sustainability Design Expo on this great space, known as America's Common
    $600 23
At the movies, in July 2008 this flick made $158 milIion in its opening weekend;
holy box office!
    DD: $1,000 3
This ConAgra sweet popcorn treat comes in butter toffee & caramel flavors
    $600 8
Ralph Ellison writes in this novel that the one-eyed Brother Jack was "a little bantam rooster of a man"
    $600 18
Entice, perhaps with artificial bait
(4)
    $600 13
This veep said, "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child"
    $800 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a New Mexico amphitheater.) I'm at this New Mexico national park, where every night from April to October 300,000 to 400,000 hungry flying mammals delight the crowds with an amazing bat flight
    $800 24
In business:
the 158-year-old Wall Street firm named for these brothers went belly-up in September 2008
    $800 4
To soak up some of the food, let's quaff this golden Irish lager
    $800 9
Patrick O'Brian wrote this series of novels about British Capt. Jack Aubrey; Russell Crowe played the role on film
    $800 19
"Mother" deposit, in mining
(4)
    $800 16
On "All in the Family", Edith Bunker referred not to V-E Day or V-J Day but this, um, relative
    $1000 30
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from Mississippi.)
I'm at Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home of 32 years in this town in Mississippi
    $1000 25
Now for a look at the weather; expect these dense 12-letter thunderclouds stretching from 6,500' to 30,000'
    $1000 5
This Scandinavian specialty is made with unsalted dried cod soaked for several days in water & potash lye
    $1000 10
Gov. Jack Stanton, the main character in this 1996 Joe Klein book, was loosely based on Bill Clinton
    $1000 20
Accolades one might "rest on"
(7)
    $1000 17
"I'm not going to make a skeptical out of my boxing career", said this skater-turned-felon-turned-pugilist in 2004

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

Jim Ed Laura
$2,200 $2,000 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Ed Laura
$6,600 $1,000 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

BOTANY
"QUO"POURRI
BIRTH, ART, DEATH
AMERICANA
SUSAN B. ANTHONY
SPORTS CAST
    $400 12
The anther of a flower usually has 4 sacs that produce this
    $400 1
When 4
goes into 12,
3 is this
    $400 2
Born Aug. 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh,
"Mao",
died Feb. 22, 1987
    $400 11
The uniform that Harry Truman wore during his military service in this war is in his presidential library
    $400 20
The $1 coin featuring Susan B. Anthony's likeness was first minted in this decade
    $400 15
In 1986, '87 & '88, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire & Walt Weiss won Rookie of the Year playing for this team
    $800 14
Also called ling, this shrub that grows in the moors of Britain is often mentioned in Scottish songs
    $800 7
Did this "the raven, 'nevermore"'
    $800 3
Born 1606 in the Netherlands,
"The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp",
died 1669
    $800 13
If you take a swamp tour in Louisiana, you may see the American type of this, Louisiana's state reptile
    $800 21
Susan was fined for illegally voting in 1872--she cast her ballot for this president who was re-elected
    $800 18
Muhammad Ali regained his title from George Foreman by employing this rhyming ring strategy
    $1200 16
Harison's Yellow is a hybrid of the Persian Yellow & Scotch Briar varieties of this flower
    $1200 8
2-word term for the same old, same old
    $1200 4
Born 1834 in Massachusetts,
"Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Thomas Carlyle",
died 1903
    $1200 23
"There's no place like" this town for the annual Miners & Mushers ball
    $1200 22
14 years after her death, the movement created by Susan won passage of this women's voting amendment
    $1200 26
This 9-time U.S. & 5-time world champion figure skater got her start after seeing her brother play hockey
    $1600 17
This plant has blue flowers; the black candy that uses it comes from the roots & root stems
    $1600 9
Old British game that's the ancestor of horseshoes
    $1600 5
Born 1912 in Wyoming,
"Lavender Mist",
died 1956 in East Hampton, New York
    $1600 28
A mule driver in Uzbekistan sent in 21 cents to help fund National Mule memorial in Muleshoe in this big state
    $1600 27
At the age of 41 she competed in her fifth Olympic Games, the most of any U.S. swimmer
    DD: $1,000 19
The beard species of this symbiotic plant is often confused with Spanish moss
    DD: $1,000 10
1951 epic in which the lions take on the Christians in Rome; lions give 'em a real licking
    $2000 6
Born 1859 in Paris,
"A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
died 1891
    $2000 25
This Iowa city was named for a French Canadian, the first white man to settle permanently in what is now Iowa
    $2000 24
This racer who wrote the memoir "Every Second Counts" used a wind tunnel in training to minimize his drag

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Ed Laura
$14,400 $3,400 $3,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PHRASE ORIGINS
Sails that ran free & fluttered without control caused a ship to stagger like a drunk, giving rise to this phrase

Final scores:

Jim Ed Laura
$21,599 $0 $199
6-day champion: $140,600 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jim Ed Laura
$16,400 $3,400 $4,600
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
6 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $24,400

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