Show #5603 - Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Contestants

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Rick Meneskie, a coal miner and outreach worker from Coal Center, Pennsylvania

Ranjan Ramchandani, a management consultant from Houston, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,200)

Victoria Harkavy, an AmeriCorps service member from Potomac, Maryland (whose 2-day cash winnings total $40,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

SORE LOSERS
INVENTIVE MINDS
YOUR HOME AQUARIUM
SHAKING UP SHAKESPEARE
NAME THAT CONFLICT'S CENTURY
A PHRASE OF TURN
    $200 22
After losing a Ca. governor's race, he angrily told reporters they wouldn't have him "to kick around any more"
    $200 16
Elisha Graves Otis invented the safety hoist, which we call this
    $200 11
If these green organisms are taking over, try introducing a fish called the Siamese them-eater
    $200 1
Jerry Lee Lewis did Shakespeare! in 1968's "Catch My Soul", a rock musical based on "Othello", he played this villain
    $200 6
The French & Indian War
    $200 17
It precedes "And Shout" in an Isley Brothers tune
    $400 23
After losing a 2007 supporting actor Oscar to Alan Arkin, this "Dreamgirls" guy stormed out; he must've felt "raw"
    $400 18
In the 18th century Oliver Evans invented the high-pressure type of this engine
    $400 12
Characins, which include the tetras, have an extra one of these on their backs
    DD: $1,000 2
In the 1970s, when she was in her 70s, Dame Judith Anderson took on this male role; she'd previously played his mom
    $400 7
The Battle of Waterloo
    $400 27
My grandpappy would do this to a yarn; it also precedes "out" or "one's wheels"
    $600 24
Cameras caught Faith Hill shouting "What?" after this American Idol beat her as top female vocalist at the 2006 CMA awards
    $600 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from a bicycle garage.) This artist & inventor is credited with developing the idea of the chain & cog in the 15th century; it took another 400 years for that idea to be applied to bike design
    $600 13
In the tank these edifices are resin instead of stone; my aquarium has a replica of Warwick
    $600 3
A scheming couple plot to take over a burger joint in the 2001 film "Scotland, Pa.", inspired by this tragedy
    $600 8
The English Civil War that brought Cromwell to power
    $600 28
From the Latin for "roll", it means to move in a curving orbit; your mom thinks "the world" does it "around you"
    $800 25
After losing at this, grandmaster Aron Nimzovich once jumped on a table & shouted, "Why must I lose to this idiot?"
    $800 20
We just checked ours & found a message that Gordon Matthews, who pioneered this in the '70s, died in 2002
    $800 14
The Java type is one of the few of these spore-bearing plants used in aquariums
    $800 4
Coach Benedick & Professor Beatrice face off in "About Face", a college-set musical update of this comedy
    $800 9
The Spanish conquest of Mexico
    $800 29
To change one's loyalties, perhaps "from a Communist country", like Baryshnikov did
    $1000 26
One second from defeat in the 2008 Super Bowl, this losing head coach threw a hissy fit & stalked off the field
    $1000 21
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew takes a sip, gets wet.) S.S. Adams was not just a prankster, but a businessman & got a patent on this item that has small hidden holes to create its effect
    $1000 15
This striking fish needs to be with others its own size; contrary to its heavenly name, it'll eat the smaller ones
    $1000 5
Set in Harlem & featuring characters named Vy & Lady Liv, the musical "Play On!" is a revamp of this comedy
    $1000 10
The Wars of the Roses
    $1000 30
Meaning to cause to turn on an axis, it's time to do this to "the farm crops"

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

Victoria Ranjan Rick
$3,000 $2,600 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Victoria Ranjan Rick
$7,400 $7,000 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

SORE WINNERS
WOMEN'S TUITION
WHO LIVES WHERE
ALL THINGS OPERA
AMERICAN ISLANDS
CROSSWORD CLUES "F"
    $400 6
After a marathon 1996 U.S. Open match, this American ace needed an I.V. drip
    $400 11
This college in Maryland doesn't have Fighting Irish on the gridiron, but their Gators are tough in field hockey
    $400 22
Residents of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk are called these; yum!
    $400 14
On Nov. 23, 1903 this tenor made his U.S. debut playing the Duke in "Rigoletto" at the Metropolitan Opera
    $400 24
Cha-ching!
This resort lies on Absecon Island on the southeast coast of New Jersey
    $400 1
Happiness or bliss,
to Keri Russell?
(8)
    $800 7
He had four surgeries on his knees, but he still led his team to Super Bowl victory
    $800 12
At $35,700 a year, a Bryn Mawr student should at least know that "Bryn Mawr" is this language
    $800 23
Calling residents of Nome, Alaska Nomers is a misnomer; this is the correct word
    $800 16
Adelheid Wette, Engelbert Humperdinck's sister, wrote the libretto for this 1893 opera of a fairy tale pair
    $800 25
In the 1870s Father Damien arrived at the leper colony on this, which has been called the most Hawaiian isle
    $800 2
A lie
(9)
    $1200 8
Sutures in this Red Sox pitcher's ankle gave way and turned his white sock red, but he still beat the Yanks in 2004
    $1200 13
Like the University of this state, Stephens College for Women is in Columbia, but Stephens is older
    $1200 20
A resident of L.A., it's also a word preceding "Heights" in the name of an L.A. neighborhood
    $1200 17
This Finn's only opera, "The Maiden in the Tower", had a libretto in Swedish
    DD: $5,000 26
Destroyed in a 1906 earthquake, the first lighthouse on the West Coast was located on this island
    $1200 3
Eggs-acting
Russian goldsmith
(7)
    $1600 9
Hobbled by a bad hamstring & bum knee, he homered to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series & limped around the bases
    $1600 15
Hillary Clinton became a Democrat while attending this Massachusetts school
    $1600 21
Pomponian is a word for people from this city in England, not for those from the same-named place in New Hampshire
    $1600 18
The role Placido Domingo has played more than any other is Cavaradossi in this Puccini opera
    $1600 27
Gay Head, on this island off Cape Cod, has been renamed Aquinnah
    DD: $2,800 4
Dangerously attractive woman
(5, 6)
    $2000 10
After limping off with a knee injury, he came back to inspire the New York Knicks to victory in the 1970 NBA Finals
    $2000 29
A Virginia college founded in honor of Daisy Williams is called "Sweet" this
    $2000 28
Just as "Shavian" refers to the works of Shaw, this is the term for a person from Moose Jaw
    $2000 19
In Act II of this Verdi opera, a band of Gypsies sings the "Anvil Chorus", one of opera's most familiar numbers
    $2000 30
Otter & Walrus are 2 islets of this Alaskan group that is known for its fur seals
    $2000 5
In physics, splitting the nucleus
(7)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Victoria Ranjan Rick
$5,400 $21,800 $10,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

INDEPENDENCE DAYS
Poland's Independence Day commemorates this month & day in 1918

Final scores:

Victoria Ranjan Rick
$0 $21,800 $10,900
3rd place: $1,000 2-day champion: $37,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Victoria Ranjan Rick
$5,400 $20,000 $7,000
15 R,
2 W
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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