Show #5610 - Friday, January 16, 2009

Contestants

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Priscilla Ball, a federal contractor from Montgomery Village, Maryland

Fayaz Kabani, a grad student from Columbia, South Carolina

Meagan Grote, a bookseller from Lakeland, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE LAST SUPPER
FILMS OF THE 1980s
DEATH BY...
(Alex: We'll tell you how.)
LET'S LEARN SOME SEMAPHORE
HISTORIC FIGURES' MADE-UP NICKNAMES
COMPOUND WORDS
    $200 12
Traditionally the Last Supper is thought to have taken place on this day of the week
    $200 11
1987 thriller in which Glenn Close threatened Michael Douglas, "I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan"
    $200 1
By sword,
at Canterbury Cathedral,
December 29, 1170
    $200 22
At least one of us on stage has this name
    $200 13
The Beard that Ate Cuba;
Dictator Emeritus;
Mr. Poison-Proof (that one may or may not be from the CIA)
    $200 6
This character in "The Wizard of Oz" wants some brains to make him happier
    $400 23
According to 3 of the Gospels, this Jewish holiday was being celebrated during the Last Supper
    $400 18
The title of this 1989 comedy refers to Baby Mikey, voiced by Bruce Willis
    $400 2
By plane crash,
near Point Barrow, Alaska,
August 15, 1935
    $400 27
If you need to semaphore for help, these 3 letters here will do just fine
    $400 14
The Royal Austrian/French Connection;
The Ace of Cakes;
Ol' Headless
    $400 7
One of these in the floor of the stage is useful in putting on "Doctor Faustus"
    $600 24
During the meal Jesus predicts that this man will deny knowing him 3 times
    $600 19
"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way" is a line from this 1988 film that mixed live action & animation
    $600 3
By shotgun blast,
July 2, 1961,
in Ketchum, Idaho
    $600 28
This in the clue is much worse than its bite
    $600 15
The Long Marcher;
The Great Leaper;
The Bull in the China Shop
    $600 8
As you can see, Bolivia and Paraguay are the only two South American countries that are this, with no direct access to the ocean
    $800 25
Traditional 2-word name for the chalice used by Jesus during the Last Supper
    $800 20
"Big Business" found this divine comedienne & Lily Tomlin playing 2 sets of mismatched twins, separated at birth
    DD: $1,000 4
By A.L.S.,
June 2, 1941
    $800 29
Listen up, it's the body part semaphored here
    $800 16
The Mustache of Solidarity;
The Intensive Labor Leader;
The Pole of the Electorate
    $800 9
A cinematic device, or a mental return to a past traumatic experience
    $1000 26
Leonardo's "The Last Supper" is painted on the wall of a monastery in this northern Italian city
    $1000 21
Steve Guttenberg & Kim Cattrall are 2 of the recruits in this 1984 comedy
    $1000 5
By strangulation with a scarf or shawl while riding in a car,
September 14, 1927
    $1000 30
Stop, yield, then go one way to this 4-letter term
    $1000 17
Lincoln's Log;
Don't Call Me Harry;
Hannibal the Vice Presidential Non-Cannibal
    $1000 10
The Jeptones feature Murray Pariah on these; he plays the Roland VK-8

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

Meagan Fayaz Priscilla
$1,400 $2,400 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Meagan Fayaz Priscilla
$2,000 $5,000 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

DESCRIBING THE LANDMARK
COLLEGE SPORTS TEAM NICKNAMES
GA$
(Alex: Something that's on everybody's mind these days.)
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES
POETRY IN MOTION
(Alex: In the POETRY category, you have to identify the author.)
WE BLINDED YOU WITH SCIENCE
    $400 1
1,250 feet from sidewalk to roof; completed in 1931; not giant ape-friendly
    $400 6
Troy University & USC
    $400 11
EIA figures say a gallon cost 21.4 cents in this year; the price then "crash"ed & didn't get that high again for 18 years
    $400 26
A noisy spirit, its name is from the German for "to make noise" & "ghost"
    $400 12
"Homeward now went Hiawatha; pleasant was the landscape round him, pleasant was the air above him"
    $400 17
Authorities generally agree that this founding father created such electrical terms as battery & armature
    $800 2
More than 2 million stone blocks of 2 1/2 tons each; Khufu's quarters
    $800 7
San Jose State & Michigan State
    $800 22
A gallon of regular held steady at 27 cents from 1949 through 1952--pretty much this guy's whole second term
    $800 27
This Chinese art of creating harmonious surroundings means "wind water" in Chinese
    DD: $2,000 13
"His house is in the village though; he will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow"
    $800 18
It's the most abundant fossil fuel produced in the United States
    DD: $2,000 3
Roughly 2,080 lbs.; worth about $300 to Pennsylvania in 1752; now damaged but priceless
    $1200 8
Bowling Green & Air Force
    $1200 23
The Iranian Revolution in this year drove a gallon of regular from 63 cents to 86 cents
    $1200 28
This word for a spectacular failure comes from the Italian for "flask"
    $1200 14
"'From the fiends, that plague thee thus!--Why look'st thou so?'--'With my crossbow I shot the albatross'"
    $1200 19
Usually seen daily by most people, it produces 3.83 x 1026 watts of power in the form of light
    $1600 4
Established in 1718; built as a Roman Catholic mission; Santa Anna's comin' to town
    $1600 9
Colgate & Texas Tech
    $1600 24
Let's "party like it's" this year, the last time gas dipped under a buck a gallon
    $1600 29
These super-cool "girls" made famous by Gwen Stefani get their name from a Tokyo district
    $1600 15
"'Forward the light brigade!' Was there a man dismay'd? Not tho' the soldier knew some one had blunder'd"
    $1600 20
"To protect taste" Diet Coke adds some "K" to the mix:
this element
    $2000 5
133-foot minarets; 20,000 worked on it; full of Agra-culture
    $2000 10
Jackson State & Missouri
    $2000 25
Gas topped 2 bucks a gallon for the first time in May of this leap year (it only seems like a lifetime ago)
    $2000 30
Italian for "touched", it's an elaborate keyboard piece designed to demonstrate the player's skill
    $2000 16
"Of stormy mist; so swept her on her way even to the mournful place where Adonais lay"
    $2000 21
From 1947 to 1952 he was chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Meagan Fayaz Priscilla
$10,400 $12,600 $19,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

CULINARY HISTORY
This fruit dessert was created to celebrate Queen Victoria's decades on the British throne

Final scores:

Meagan Fayaz Priscilla
$0 $6,199 $12,799
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $12,799

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Meagan Fayaz Priscilla
$12,400 $12,400 $18,200
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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