Show #4208 - Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Contestants

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Willie Holmes, a truck loader and bartender from Chicago, Illinois

Dianne Scorese, a homemaker from Montvale, New Jersey

Lee Weber, a consultant from Atlanta, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
"MY" SONGS
BODY LANGUAGE
LET'S PLAY CARDS
AUNTIE UP
    $200 21
The meridian of Cape Agulhas, Africa's most southerly point, serves as the boundary between these 2 oceans
    $200 2
Hey, cool! It's the more common name for crisphead lettuce
    $200 7
This theme from "Titanic" anchored itself to the top of the adult contemporary chart for 10 weeks
    $200 12
Smooch or make out
    $200 1
In poker, after shuffling, the dealer deals out the cards beginning with the person here
    $200 22
At the end of "The Wizard of Oz" Dorothy tells this aunt, "I'm so glad to be home again!"
    $400 25
A huge statue called "Christ the Redeemer" overlooks this city from atop Corcovado Mountain
    $400 3
The name of this vegetable & pie ingredient may come from Latin for "root of the barbarians"
    $400 8
(Weird Al delivers the clue.) This parody of a Knack song, which I recorded in a bathroom, was introduced on the Dr. Demento Radio Show
    $400 13
12 inches
    $400 5
In addition to 2 regular decks of 52 cards, the game of Canasta uses 4 of these wild cards
    $400 23
Aunt Chloe is the long-suffering wife of this Harriet Beecher Stowe character
    $600 26
In 1947 Edith Ronne & Jenny Darlington became the first women to winter on this continent
    $600 4
A "pink" variety of this doubles as Arkansas' state fruit & vegetable
    $600 9
1991 hit that contains the lines, "I thought that I heard you laughing, I thought that I heard you sing..."
    $600 14
Seed-bearing spike of corn
    $600 18
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports) The highest hand you can have in Five-card stud is called this
    $600 24
She played the Acid Queen in "Tommy" & Aunty Entity in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"
    $800 27
In 1901 N.Z. annexed these Pacific islands named for a British sea captain; Rarotonga is the largest of the group
    $800 6
The satsuma, a nearly seedless variety of this, is typically canned, & goes great with Chinese chicken salad
    $800 10
It's the Sheryl Crow hit heard here
    $800 15
A branch of an organization or of a river
    $800 19
The suit cards of this fortune telling deck of cards are known as the Minor Arcana
    $800 29
In this 1958 film Rosalind Russell says, "Life is a banquet & most poor suckers are starving to death!"
    $1000 28
1 of the 2 "Great" Australian deserts
    $1000 17
To improve his singing voice, the emperor Nero ate large quantities of this mild onion relative & symbol of Wales
    $1000 11
In the '70s the Eagles & The Emotions each had a No. 1 hit called this
    DD: $200 16
Really cool, fashionable with it
    $1000 20
You play gin with 52 cards but pinochle with this many
    $1000 30
Tom Sawyer's guardian was this relative who was based in part on Mark Twain's mother

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Lee Dianne Willie
-$200 $1,000 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lee Dianne Willie
$1,800 $4,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

NEBUCHADNEZZAR
"CHRISTMAS" MOVIES
WILDLIFE
PARIS MUSEUMS
PEN NAMES
(Alex: And finally, we hope you'll have fun with this...)
PUNS
    $400 26
In 601 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar failed to conquer this country when his army & that of Pharaoh Neco fought to a draw
    $400 12
1989:
starring Chevy Chase
    $400 1
Its vascular system has special valves that allow blood to reach the brain, which is over 6' higher than the heart
    $400 20
French sculpture can be found in the Richelieu wing of this museum that was established in 1793
    $400 4
Otis Criblecoblis was the name he used as a scriptwriter of "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break"
    $400 9
(Sarah of the Clue Clue reports from Seattle) Why am I shopping at Seattle's Pike Place Market? Just for this!
    $800 27
In the 20th century this man "of Arabia" dug up the ruins of Carchemish, a city conquered by Nebuchadnezzar
    $800 17
1954:
with Bing Crosby
    $800 2
This hairy family contains the world's largest spider, a South American species that has a 10-inch leg span
    $800 22
Housed in the cellars of a former abbey, the museum of this potent potable (my favorite) gives tastings
    $800 5
John Lange & Jeffery Hudson are some of the pen names this "Andromeda Strain" author has used
    $800 10
Cabinet minister: "We must take up the tax". Groucho: "You've got to take up the tacks before you can take up" this
    $1200 28
In 587 or 586 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar destroyed this city's temple & palace, & captured many Jewish prisoners
    $1200 18
A 1988 TV movie:
featuring Florence Henderson
    $1200 3
Nobel Prize winner Karl von Frisch deciphered the "dancing" patterns of this insect
    $1200 23
A small museum traces the history of this Paris cathedral
    DD: $1,200 6
A 1984 special Pulitzer Prize citation went to the children's author who used this pen name
    $1200 11
Thomas Hood wrote that Holland "lies so low they're only saved by being" this
    $1600 29
The king had these 3 youths cast into a fiery furnace for refusing to worship a golden image
    $1600 19
1992:
featuring Kermit & Miss Piggy
    $1600 13
This stinging arachnid bears its young live & the mother carries the young on her back until they molt
    $1600 24
Also called the Beaubourg, this center houses a modern art museum
    $1600 7
"I have no mouth, and I must scream" that this science fiction writer has been Jay Solo & Paul Merchant
    $1600 15
To the patient with alternating dreams of being a tepee & a wigwam, the doctor said, "Your problem is you're" this
    DD: $1,000 30
Nebuchadnezzar was followed as king by this man who saw the handwriting on the wall
    $2000 21
1988:
starring Jim Varney
    $2000 14
This deadliest fish in the sea sits like a "rock" at the bottom of the ocean & stings prey via its poisonous spines
    $2000 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from along the bank of the Seine in Paris) The Impressionists are a major draw at this train station-turned-museum that opened in 1986
    $2000 8
Ed McBain & he are credited as the authors of "Candyland"; so he actually wrote it by himself
    $2000 16
Funny in 1600 Dept.: When the king, acting fatherly, says, "Clouds still hang on you", Hamlet says, "I am too much in" this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lee Dianne Willie
-$1,000 $10,400 $14,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NATIONAL FLAGS
Over its 200-plus years, this country has had 28 different flags, a record for any country

Final scores:

Lee Dianne Willie
-$1,000 $10,400 $22,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $22,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lee Dianne Willie
-$1,000 $11,400 $16,200
9 R,
6 W
15 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $26,600

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