Show #4209 - Thursday, December 12, 2002

Contestants

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Heather Ross-Arters, a high school teacher from Ashton, Pennsylvania

Gadi Ben-Yehuda, a university professor from Washington, D.C.

Willie Holmes, a truck loader and bartender from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

AUTHORS & THEIR CHARACTERS
'70s MUSIC
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
THE HUMAN BODY
CHAT ROOM LINGO
(Alex: Now this category came about because David Letterman did the "Top 10 Rejected Jeopardy! Categories" and MOIST THINGS came up No. 1, so just to prove David wrong, we have...)
MOIST THINGS
    $200 6
She introduced Hercule Poirot in her first novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
    $200 1
This jazz-rock group gave us the songs "25 or 6 to 4" & "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
    $200 11
A 1932 federal kidnapping law bears the name of this man whose child was kidnapped in 1932
    $200 21
Also called an articulation, it's the place where 2 or more bones meet
    $200 16
The apathetic "DKDC" means "don't know, don't" this
    $200 13
This 9-letter word for a small piece of paper used for cleansing often follows "moist"
    $400 7
Ungrateful daughters are featured in an 1870 Turgenev story inspired by & named for this Shakespeare play
    $400 2
That's Mick Jagger singing backup on her hit "You're So Vain"
    $400 12
Last name of the Brit whose gift to the U.S. helped create the world's largest museum complex
    $400 22
Of its 22 bones, 8 form the cranium
    $400 17
"SITCOM" indicates "single income, two children, oppressive" one of these payments
    $400 14
In chapter I of Dickens' "Bleak House" this is "everywhere...up the river...down the river...in the eyes & throats..."
    $600 8
Try to un"earth" a copy of "Imperial Woman", this American woman's 1956 novel about the last empress of China
    $600 3
It's the potent potable in the title of the story song, heard here, that topped the charts in 1979
    $600 23
In 1853 this man founded a piano business in NYC with his "Sons" that stayed family owned until 1972
    $600 27
Of 13, 14 or 15, the total number of phalanges, or toe bones, in each human foot
    $600 18
This "Star Wars" catchphrase is signified by "MTFBWY"
    $600 15
This Iberian plant seen here hanging from a tree needs to be in a moist habitat
    $800 9
Tom Clancy continued the adventures of Jack Ryan in the 2000 thriller entitled "The Bear and" this
    $800 4
Eddie Money asked, "Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight" in this 1978 song
    $800 24
A DeLand, Florida college got this present name after a large donation from a famed hatmaker
    $800 26
A "blind spot" is created at the point where this nerve enters the eye
    $800 19
"OOTB" means you should think this way
    $800 29
This moist cake with cream cheese icing is probably the most popular cake named for a garden root veggie
    DD: $600 10
The heroine of her 1923 novel "A Lost Lady" is based on Mrs. Silas Garber, wife of a governor of Nebraska
    $1000 5
His No. 1 hit "I Wish" says, "Sneaking out the back door to hang out with those hoodlum friends of mine"
    $1000 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew) The series I've begun writing [1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21] is named for this Italian
    $1000 25
Each day the liver produces about 2 pints of bile, which is then stored here
    $1000 20
To indicate a joke, use "HHOK", "ha ha" this

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Willie Gadi Heather
$800 $0 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Willie Gadi Heather
$3,400 $2,800 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE DIAMOND
BASES LOADED
(Alex: Hey... a theme a-building!)
HEADING FOR HOME
REIGN DELAY
ALL "STAR"s
WE'RE TALKING BASEBALL
    $400 1
Introduced in 1886, the diamond setting named for this New York City jewelry store has become a standard for solitaires
    $400 8
The U.S. has leased this important naval base on the island of Cuba since 1903
    $400 14
These floor coverings can be Berber or pile
    $400 3
Now living in the U.S., Reza Pahlavi II is the heir to this country's "Peacock Throne"
    $400 2
As a youngster, Britney Spears appeared on this Ed McMahon-hosted TV show
    $400 17
Since Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in 1941, only this Reds player has exceeded 40 straight games
    $800 24
This seaport & second-largest Belgian city is a world leader in diamond-cutting & industrial diamonds
    $800 9
During WWII the Declaration of Independence was moved to this Kentucky military base for safety
    $800 15
There are solid & cored varieties of these fired clay materials you'll need to wall in you backyard
    $800 13
King David II of this country, who spent decades in exile & in prison, was Robert the Bruce's eldest son
    $800 4
Last name of Bowie persona Ziggy
    DD: $1,800 18
Alphabetically, he's the first player listed in baseball's hall of fame
    DD: $1,000 26
When it was stolen in 1792, the Hope Diamond was part of this country's crown jewels
    $1200 10
This island at the southern tip of South Carolina is a major Marine Corps training base
    $1200 16
Bobvila.com says that for a 19th century look, you can add these decorative wood strips to the bottom of a wall
    $1200 25
He returned to the throne in Ethiopia in 1941 after 5 years in exile
    $1200 5
It begins many track & field events
    $1200 19
In 1982 he set a modern record by stealing 130 bases; Hugh Nicol has the all-time record with 138 set in 1887
    $1600 27
The 727-carat Presidente Vargas Diamond bears the name of the head of state of this nation where it was found
    $1600 11
If the space shuttle can't land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it can land at this Calif. air force base
    $1600 22
HQ'd in Scarborough, Ontario, this 'bare" furniture chain sells semifinished wood home furnishings
    $1600 6
Noisy European creature heard here
    $1600 20
This pitcher has won 6 Cy Young Awards: 1 with New York, 2 with Toronto & 3 with Boston
    $2000 12
In 1776 the Spanish founded this military base that overlooks the entrance to San Francisco Bay
    $2000 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew) These interlocking woodworking joints often used to make drawers are known by this "avian" name
    $2000 7
1960 Hugo Award winner for Robert Heinlein
    $2000 21
He said, "Nice guys finish last", & proved it; he took over the Cubs in 1966 & managed them to last place in the NL

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Willie Gadi Heather
$9,000 $6,400 $3,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTORS
He's the last person to win the Best Director Oscar for a film in which he also starred

Final scores:

Willie Gadi Heather
$17,000 $393 $3,600
2-day champion: $39,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Willie Gadi Heather
$11,800 $6,400 $4,000
24 R,
7 W
(including 2 DDs)
11 R,
4 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $22,200

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