Show #5619 - Thursday, January 29, 2009

Contestants

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Cynthia Astle, a journalist from Dallas, Texas

Brian Lee, a graduate student from Tempe, Arizona

Jack Feerick, a freelance writer from Churchville, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $48,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY
THE PLAYER'S PRO TEAM
AMERICAN EDUCATION
IT HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR
EXODUS
STAGE "RIGHT"
    $200 16
Dante begins his journey on this day, the anniversary of the crucifixion
    $200 26
Magic Johnson
    $200 11
From 1869 to 1939 education was administered by this cabinet department that manages national parks
    $200 20
The first week of August honors these circus performers & is appropriately followed by Smile Week
    $200 1
Exodus 12 has instructions for this holiday; please respond with one question, not 4
    $200 6
Profession of Pinter, Shaw & Beckett
    $400 17
Dante journeys through Hell to the rim of Purgatory with the guidance of this Roman epic poet
    $400 27
John Elway
    $400 12
It can be a school of higher education for girls, or a school for training priests, ministers or rabbis
    DD: $800 21
Among other things, this month is Cherry Month & Creative Romance Month
    $400 2
In 1:22 he says, "Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river"
    $400 7
It's the symbol seen here, more gigantic than usual
    $600 18
"Purgatory" & "Paradise" contain 33 of these poem subdivisions; "Inferno" has 34
    $600 28
Ted Williams
    $600 13
The NMSA is the "National" this type of "Association" for young adolescents
    $600 23
Knoxville's Boomsday festival celebrating this Sept. holiday has one of the USA's largest fireworks displays
    $600 3
14: 16 says, "And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea" --this one
    $600 8
"Let It Snow" begins, "Oh the weather outside is" this
    $800 19
Capocchio & Griffolino of Arezzo are damned to Hell for being falsifiers of metal using this process
    $800 29
Isiah Thomas
    $800 14
In August 1995 Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet at this South Carolina military college
    $800 24
By presidential proclamation, October 9 is set aside to honor this Viking & all Americans of Nordic heritage
    $800 4
In chapter 4 Moses casts a rod to the ground, & it turns into this
    $800 9
Adjective meaning animated, vivacious or lively
    $1000 22
Paging Mr. Magus, this magician who offered to purchase the power of transmitting the Holy Spirit
    $1000 30
Kirby Puckett
    $1000 15
In 1838 this Massachusetts educator founded the biweekly Common School Journal for teachers
    $1000 25
On this November holiday created in 1937 by Al Capp in "Li'l Abner", unmarried women pursue bachelors
    $1000 5
Chapter 20 has the 10 Commandments; these 2 are each 4 words long in the King James Version
    $1000 10
This U.S. government scholarship program named for a senator began in 1946

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

Jack Brian Cynthia
$3,400 $4,600 -$1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jack Brian Cynthia
$4,600 $5,800 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
CLASSIC TV DRAMA EPISODES
URBAN PLANNING
PICK THE PRIME NUMBER
RAISE THE FLAG
THIS MEANS "WAR"
    $400 6
The statue was based on this giant Greek statue destroyed by an earthquake around 225 B.C.
    $400 1
1964:
"Ponderosa Matador"
    $400 22
By order of the king, this innovation came to the streets of Paris in 1184
    $400 11
2, 4, 6
    $400 16
At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the team from this island used a modified Olympic flag as its national banner
    $400 21
An example of the wavering cry of this type of bird is heard here
    $800 7
It's the decade the Statue of Liberty was dedicated & opened in New York harbor
    $800 2
1997:
"Welcome To The Hellmouth"
    $800 23
Hippodamus of Miletus advocated this basic pattern of crisscrossing streets forming squares
    $800 12
9, 13, 15
    $800 17
The only common first name to appear on a national flag is this one on the flag of Saudi Arabia
    $800 27
Lech Kaczynski used the mayoralty of this city as a political springboard
    $1200 8
This French engineer was consulted to design the statue's skeleton & make it sound structurally
    $1200 3
2004:
"Viva Las Vegas"
    $1200 24
Also preceding "glasses" & "knot", it's the type of accessory "flat" that may be encouraged to increase density
    $1200 13
21, 23, 27
    $1200 18
This nation's maritime self-defense force, successor to the imperial navy, uses the flag seen here
    $1200 28
Have some cherry pie & name this group
    $1600 9
A poem on the statue reads "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to" do this
    $1600 4
1981:
"Alexis' Secret"
    $1600 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a plot design, and green space appears along the road curves.) In suburban planning, additional green space created by curved streets & houses with varying setbacks is called this 4-letter word, also a small, sheltered bay
    $1600 14
39, 49, 59
    DD: $1,000 19
Both the flag & the coat of arms of this Eastern Canadian province bear the Cross of St. Andrew
    DD: $1,000 29
This phrase is derived from Oliver Cromwell's request to be painted as he was, including blemishes
    $2000 10
The statue was designed by this French sculptor & took 10 years to build
    $2000 5
1989:
"How To Survive In Vietnam"
    $2000 26
STC, like the one in Hoboken, is short for this commission that aims to keep the city green, leafy & cool
    $2000 15
81, 85, 89
    $2000 20
This European principality added a crown to its flag in 1936 to differentiate it from the identical flag of Haiti
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a piece of materiel.) The energetic materials center at New Mexico tech is testing shape charges, a type of this that's formed for maximum impact

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jack Brian Cynthia
$13,600 $11,600 $2,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE GRAMMYS
In 2002 the soundtrack to this George Clooney film won album of the year, only the third to do so

Final scores:

Jack Brian Cynthia
$23,201 $18,798 $2,400
2-day champion: $71,801 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jack Brian Cynthia
$15,000 $12,200 $2,200
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
10 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $29,400

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