Show #5605 - Friday, January 9, 2009

Contestants

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Ellen Gluckman, an early childhood educator from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Jack McPherson, a bookseller from Mount Ida, Arkansas

Kori Tyler, a high school teacher from Cordova, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE MOST POPULOUS NATION
(Alex: We'll give you a choice, of course.)
COURTROOM DRAMAS
FARK.COM HEADLINES
HAIKU TO THE CHIEF
POTENT POTABLES
STUPID WORD ORIGIN ANSWERS
    $200 16
Canada,
New Zealand,
Australia
    $200 11
Alan Shore (James Spader) lived the dream of every lawyer: arguing before the Supreme Court, on this show
    $200 21
This rapper "weds in Atlanta. Family of groom said to be furious. He was only supposed to show people to their seats"
    $200 26
California man /
The Great Communicator /
Bonzo was his pal
    $200 1
It's the liquor in a casino cocktail, & often in a martini
    $200 6
Cool it! The German "eis" gives us this word
    $400 17
Spain,
Ukraine,
Bahrain
    $400 12
Initially, Henry Fonda is the only juror who holds out against a guilty verdict in this 1957 film
    $400 22
He "denounces materialism from balcony of marble, gold-domed building... while wearing giant gold cross"
    $400 27
The country Whigged out /
Stormy inauguration /
He's dead in a month
    $400 2
Of Schumann, Chopin or Verdi, the luxury vodka brand
    $400 7
The Middle French "jaquet" provided this covering
    $600 18
France,
Italy,
Germany
    $600 13
Spencer Tracy played Judge Dan Haywood, sent to Germany, in this 1961 courtroom drama
    $600 23
Jessica's sis, she "collapses & is rushed to Tokyo hospital. Concert goers stay & listen to the rest of the tape"
    $600 28
He preceded Abe /
The Union, not in great shape /
Marriage ain't for him
    DD: $1,000 3
Southern sippers often make the alliterative request for this corn mash whiskey "and branch" (water)
    $600 8
One story says this word of approval comes from the initials of Van Buren's nickname of "Old Kinderhook"
    $800 19
Venezuela,
Uruguay,
Colombia
    $800 14
Lawyer Matthew McConaughey defends Samuel Jackson in this film based on a John Grisham novel
    $800 24
"Russia &" this country "on the brink of war. This had better not interrupt the supply of peanuts & peaches"
    $800 29
Sworn in by his dad /
Quiet outside hid deep pain /
Out before the crash
    $800 4
With brands like Old Overholt, whiskey made from this grain, not corn, was once a favorite of the American sot
    $800 9
Feeling lucky? This 5-letter word comes from the Old English "seofon"
    $1000 20
Turkey,
Iran,
Egypt
    $1000 15
In "...And Justice for All", this star says, "You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order!"
    $1000 25
This politico "may be a contestant on... 'Dancing with the Stars'. He's... practicing the mashed potatoe"
    $1000 30
Shot within 4 months /
Soon, civil service reform /
Guiteau got his gun
    $1000 5
In a SoCo & cola, SoCo is short for this
    $1000 10
The white fruit of the plant Solanum melongema resembled an egg, & this name stuck for the purple fruit too

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

Kori Jack Ellen
$3,400 $1,400 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kori Jack Ellen
$6,800 $3,800 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

3 LITTLE LETTERS
(Alex: And we want just 3-letter words.)
A BIT OF "MIS" INFORMATION
OLD KING
COAL
MERRY OLD SOUL
THE VIKING SHIP MUSEUM
(Jimmy: ...in Roskilde, Denmark. The vessels they used to ravage Europe and make history.)
    $400 6
In 2001 it merged with Time Warner
    $400 1
Term for one of the halves into which the earth is divided
    $400 11
This proverbially wealthy man of ancient times was the last king of Lydia
    $400 16
These Old World finches of the genus Serinus were used in coal mines to detect deadly gas
    $400 18
I heard it through the grapevine that this singer had a hit with "Let's Get It On"
    $400 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Viking Ship Museum In Roskilde, Denmark.) In vessels like these, Vikings may have sailed across the Atlantic to America where they ultimately settled in an area they called this
    $800 7
Yasir Arafat was the head of it from 1969 to 2004
    $800 2
I'm standing under the viscum album, or this, so gimme a kiss!
    $800 12
In 1415 he won the Battle of Agincourt against overwhelming odds
    $800 17
Environmentalists are critical of this method of mining that only removes coal found near the surface
    $800 19
Say it loud--this Sex Machine had "Soul Power" in 1971
    $800 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.) No Viking ship has yet been found with well-preserved sail & rigging; sails are recreated using wool or flax, & ropes are often made with the skin of this tusked mammal
    $1200 8
Russia's Tupolev Tu-144 was the world's first type of this speedy jet
    $1200 3
8-letter term describing a man who married a second wife without divorcing the first
    $1200 13
Born around 1274, this King of Scotland battled the English armies of Edward II
    $1200 28
To get a feel for the miner's life, you can visit the "Big Pit" Coal Mining Museum at Blaenavon in this U.K. country
    DD: $3,000 20
This band took its name from the 3 elements in founder Maurice White's astrological chart
    $1200 25
A "side scan" type of this helps the museum locate old shipwrecks; sound waves are emitted & bounce back with results
    DD: $3,500 9
Headquartered in Atlanta, this agency, established in 1946, grew out of a U.S. anti-malaria program
    $1600 4
Allowable, as in evidence in court
    $1600 14
Italy's King Humbert I is also known by this Italian name
    $1600 29
The most abundant & most widely used type of coal, it's also called "soft coal"
    $1600 21
Was it just my imagination that "Just My Imagination" was a No. 1 hit for this band?
    $1600 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.) It is thought the Vikings preserved the wood on ships, and made it watertight, by painting the wood with this product, procured from pine trees
    $2000 10
In the desert, you can get a real lift from the transport seen here
    $2000 5
Don't turn around, oh oh oh, der this head of a USSR government division's in town, oh oh oh
    $2000 15
The XII Swedish king of this name led & won many battles in the 18th century's "Great Northern War"
    $2000 30
It sounds like an ancient Roman diviner, but miners use this tool to bore into a coal deposit
    $2000 22
You'll be mighty, mighty, just letting it all hang out by naming this "Brick House" band
    $2000 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.) The Sea Stallion is a reconstruction of a ship built of oak from near Glendalough on this island, which suffered its first recorded Viking raids in 795

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kori Jack Ellen
$14,800 $11,700 $15,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ALPHABETS
In the phonetic alphabet used by the U.S. military, it's the only letter that has the same name as a warrior people

Final scores:

Kori Jack Ellen
$800 $16,200 $599
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kori Jack Ellen
$14,800 $9,800 $13,200
20 R,
4 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $37,800

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