Show #5597 - Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jim Stevens game 7.

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Emily Branson, a library assistant from West Lafayette, Indiana

Scott Shive, a features editor from Lexington, Kentucky

Jim Stevens, a math teacher from Fairview Park, Ohio (whose 6-day cash winnings total $140,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

NEWS RADIO
TRAFFIC
WEATHER
SPORTS ON THE 8s
"KAR"
1450 A.M. (MAKE THAT A.D.)
    $200 13
WBZ, based in this New England city, was one of the USA's first commercial radio stations
    $200 8
In 1998, to improve auto traffic in this Asian capital, bikes were forbidden on Xisidong Ave.
    $200 1
In Death Valley it's the heat, not this, as this averages less than 5%
    $200 26
One explanation for this Laker's jersey switch from 8 to 24 was that 24 was his high school number
    $200 19
This unit of the fineness of gold is often spelled differently from the weight unit for gems
    $200 5
As the year 1450 dawned on the Christian calendar, it was year 5210 on this one
    $400 14
Carl Kasell reads the news on this NPR program, the USA's most-heard A.M. news magazine
    $400 9
Ground professional who says things like "Maintain two thousand, heading two two zero, runway 22 right"
    $400 2
North Central China has a climate like Kansas & also gets these choking "storms" in spring
    $400 27
In 2008 this NASCAR driver doubled up on his 8 & took the wheel of the 88 car; his dad could race some, too
    $400 22
A company called Ace is a major maker of these machines--ooh, this one has "Afternoon Delight"
    $400 6
In 1450 King Christian I of Denmark was also declared king of this other Scandinavian nation
    $600 15
The call letters of NYC's 1010 WINS stand for the International News Service of this 1930s newspaper tycoon
    $600 10
Traffic on the Internet can be measured by "sniffing" bunches of data collectively called these
    $600 3
In the upslope type of this visibility killer, air rises enough to cool to its dew point, causing condensation
    $600 28
This legendary no. 8 for the Yankees said, "When you come to a fork in the road...take it"
    $600 23
It follows "go" in the name of a miniature racing car
    $600 16
With English defeats at Caen & Cherbourg, this long war was nearing its end by 1450
    $800 20
The U.S. has ABC news radio; so does this country, where you can listen on 99.9 FM from Tuggeranong
    $800 11
During the filming of "Traffic", this actress' real-life pregnancy was incorporated into her role
    $800 4
The photo seen here captures a devastating 2007 one of these, also the title of a 1997 film
    $800 29
Last name of the QB who wore No. 8 for the Saints; his sons have had more NFL success wearing 18 & 10
    $800 24
In Eastern religion, the total effect of your actions in various existences
    $800 17
In 1450 he teamed up with investor Johann Fust with the intention of printing books
    $1000 21
"As It Happens", produced by this network, campaigns for official status for the beaver
    $1000 12
In 1910 Congress passed the White Slave Traffic Act named for this Illinois representative
    DD: $800 7
Legend says after pitcher Denton Young warmed up against a fence, someone said the fence looked like this had hit it
    $1000 30
Not an '80s British synth-pop group, this "Yaz" who wore No. 8 won the A.L.'s 1967 Triple Crown
    $1000 25
In 1959 this conductor headed the Berlin Philharmonic, Salzburg Festival & Vienna State Opera
    $1000 18
The University of this port city, today Spain's second largest, was founded in 1450

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

Jim Scott Emily
$1,400 $1,400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Scott Emily
$5,400 $3,200 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

MYTHOLOGY & ART
A STUDY IN SCARLETT JOHANSSON
"GREAT" GEOGRAPHY
SEASONS
THE JOY OF TEXT
FRENCH WORDS
    $400 2
At the Uffizi in Florence, you can drink in Caravaggio's painting of this Roman god of wine
    $400 7
In 2004 Scarlett hit the Krusty Krab as the voice of Mindy the mermaid in this title guy's movie
    $400 18
4,406-foot Ben Nevis is the highest point of this, Europe's largest island
    $400 8
Also the title of a 2006 animated film, this term refers to the time when it's legal to hunt or catch game or fish
    $400 22
D.H. Donald's biography of this 19th century president made it onto a list of Bill Clinton's favorite books
    $400 1
The Left Bank of the Seine is the Rive this
    $800 3
In paintings by Velazquez & Veronese, this Roman metalsmith is seen working in his forge
    $800 11
As the face of this French luxury bag co., Scarlett may have had to clobber a few people selling knockoffs
    DD: $4,000 19
Some parts of this natural wonder have been invaded by crown-of-thorns starfish, which feed on polyps
    $800 9
The official 2003 White House Christmas card mentions this "season"
    $800 23
The book "Enola Gay" by Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan-Witts is subtitled "Mission To" this Japanese city
    $800 10
"Windmill" in French; there's a famous red (rouge) one
    DD: $3,400 4
In a painting by Luca Giordano, Perseus turns an angry mob to stone by holding up this
    $1200 12
In 1997 Macaulay Culkin was out of the third entry in this film series, but Scarlett was in, as Molly
    $1200 20
Major peaks in this range include Mount Sterling in North Carolina & Chimney Tops in Tennessee
    $1200 15
In the Atlantic it lasts from June 1 to November 30 & includes tropical storms as well
    $1200 24
Pick up one of the most famous self-help books of all time, Dale Carnegie's "How To Win Friends And" do this
    $1200 27
There's a Cafe du this, "the world", in New Orleans
    $1600 5
A sculpture by Ammanati shows her cozying up to a swan
    $1600 13
Scarlett provided child care for the Xs (Paul Giamatti & Laura Linney) in this 2007 film
    $1600 21
Uranium mined from this Canadian Arctic lake with an animal name was used to make the WWII atomic bombs
    $1600 16
Though it's 3 to 4 weeks before the start of summer, this holiday is often said to begin the summer driving season
    $1600 25
Played by Robin Williams on film, he wrote the bestseller "Gesundheit: Good Health Is A Laughing Matter"
    $1600 28
It's the French word for "apple"; a potato is one "de terre"
    $2000 6
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a painting on the monitor.) In Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus", you can see that Venus is being blown ashore by this West Wind
    $2000 14
Scarlett is the Cristina of this 2008 Woody Allen film in which a love triangle becomes a love square
    $2000 29
Australia's largest desert, it was first crossed in 1875 by Ernest Giles & named for a monarch
    $2000 17
In Britain this alliterative period when debutantes come out includes Royal Ascot & the Henley Regatta
    $2000 26
In books like "The Way of Zen", this man did much to introduce Buddhism to the United States
    $2000 30
French for "umbrella", its name comes in part from the French word for "rain"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Scott Emily
$16,800 $19,600 $7,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

POLITICAL ROCK & ROLL
In 2008 John McCain used this 1958 Top 10 hit by Chuck Berry as an anthem for his presidential bid

Final scores:

Jim Scott Emily
$18,799 $33,601 $400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $33,601 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jim Scott Emily
$14,600 $17,200 $7,400
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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