Show #5668 - Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Contestants

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Melissa Hunter, an electrical engineer from Austin, Texas

Jeff Mangum, a rental car manager from Louisville, Kentucky

Becky Anderson, a retired software specialist originally from Morganton, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

THERE ONCE WAS THIS MAN FROM...
THIS WILL SLAY YOU
IT'S A COUNTRY THING
(Alex: We need to know what nationality precedes the items we will give you in the clue.)
NAME THAT MAMMAL
MODERN TECHNOLOGY
WORDS FROM PLACES
    $200 21
...Ohio / With a walk on the Moon in his bio / He went to Purdue / Took 1 small step, too / An American hero, no lie-o
    $200 26
A poisoned one of these is the traditional hunting weapon of the Kalahari's Gwikwe people
    $200 1
Hat dance &
jumping bean
    $200 6
Has webbed feet; lays eggs
    $200 13
Sealy makes these with "advanced memory foam technology"
    $200 11
This type of formal clothing for men is named for a town in New York
    $400 22
...Paree / Blind in an accident at 3 / Thanks very much / He made reading by touch / Helping millions of people to "see"
    $400 27
This woodsman's tool is said to "fall" when a worker is fired
    $400 2
Measles &
potato salad
    $400 7
Sega's Sonic is one
    $400 14
In 2008 Michael Phelps & NASA teamed to reduce drag on these & created "the world's fastest" one
    $400 12
The paper for this type of envelope was originally made from hemp of a certain Philippine city
    $600 23
...Old Greece / Socrates' student, at least / Here's the chronology / Wrote an "Apology"/ Now the clue, it will cease
    $600 28
18th C. gunmaker Robert Wogdon made the finest flintlock pistols designed for these affairs of honor
    $600 3
Channel &
saddle
    $600 8
Adult males are called silverbacks
    $600 15
The February 2008 decision to abandon HD DVD technology gave a market victory to this rival video format
    $600 18
This type of resort is named for the Belgian town famous for mineral springs
    $800 24
...Kentucky / Who moved to Texas, quite plucky / Created a knife / Then lost his life/ The Alamo turned out unlucky
    DD: $2,000 29
This word for a small dagger is an Italian diminutive
    $800 4
Elephant &
ocean
    $800 9
1 of the 2 whose names end in "beest"
    $800 16
Los Alamos now has the fastest computer; it was designed using technology from this Sony gaming system
    $800 19
This word for the last & completely destructive battle comes from the place the battle is supposed to happen
    $1000 25
...New York / A gov. firm against pork / He's the winner, he's prez / The Chicago Trib says / But he lost & he felt like a dork
    $1000 30
(Alex reports from a swordsmith shop in Tokyo, Japan.) The sword maker must be careful to get the proper amount of this element in his steel to ensure proper hardness; too much of it, however, & the sword becomes brittle
    $1000 5
Bacon &
whiskey
    $1000 10
Marsupial that comes in a Virginia type
    $1000 17
ASIMO, one of these, differentiates multiple voices using 8 microphones & Hark software
    $1000 20
This color, a brilliant purplish pink, is named for a northern Italian city

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

Becky Jeff Melissa
-$200 $2,400 $5,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Becky Jeff Melissa
$2,000 $6,200 $9,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

18th CENTURY AMERICA
PRO CHEERLEADER SQUADS
PALINDROMIC YEARS
POETS' MONOGRAMS
THE NEW YORK TIMES: TRAVEL
"MEN" AT WORK
    $400 26
It was small, but had a big heart: it was the 1st Amer. colony to prohibit the importation of slaves, in June 1774
    $400 16
In the NFC West:
The Gold Rush
    $400 21
Mitt Romney wins an election to become a governor
    $400 7
How do we love her?:
EBB
    $400 6
With its economy ailing, in 2008 this country offered $559 packages including air & 3 nights at a Reykjavik hotel
    $400 1
Rediscovered c. 1900, the work of this Austrian monk was thought irrelevant to evolutionary theory
    $800 27
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the Capitol Building in Williamsburg, VA.) In April of 1781, this general, an American traitor, helped British forces seize Williamsburg & raise the English flag over the capitol
    $800 17
In the AFC East:
The Flight Crew
    $800 22
The Soviet Union dissolves
    $800 8
Nokomis knows him:
HWL
    $800 12
A "36 Hours" column showcased this city, with Molly Brown's Victorian Mansion & the mile high flea market
    $800 2
This journalist said no one "has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses"
    $1200 28
Yum! Chocolate manufacturing in the American colonies began in 1765 in what is now this state, in Dorchester
    DD: $1,000 18
In the NBA's Central Division:
The Automotion
    $1200 23
Tombstone has a famous gunfight
    $1200 9
She wove "The Harp Weaver":
ESM (or ESVM)
    $1200 13
At nytimes.com you can see a slide show of some of the hot spots to visit in this largest city in the UAE
    $1200 3
This composer of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" won 2 Pulitzers for his work
    $1600 29
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from Monitcello, Virginia.) Until the early 1790s, this was Monticello's main cash crop, the cultivation of which Jefferson called "productive of infinite wretchedness"
    $1600 19
In California's capital:
The Royal Court Dancers
    $1600 24
Though having financial problems & shunned, Rembrandt still receives several important commissions
    $1600 10
He spoon-fed us "Spoon River":
ELM
    DD: $2,600 14
For a weekend getaway, The Frugal Traveler recommends this city of "O'Keefe, folk art & Frito pies"
    $1600 4
This physician saw the benefit of a group practice after visiting the Mayo Clinic; he later started a clinic in Kansas
    $2000 30
As a teenager, he wrote essays for a New England newspaper under the female pen name "Silence Dogood"
    $2000 20
A midwestern N.L. team:
Team Fredbird
    $2000 25
Spanish missionaries relocate Mission San Carlos Borromeo to Carmel, California
    $2000 11
Prominent Pre-Raphaelite:
DGR
    $2000 15
For a cheaper stay on this Caribbean island nytimes.com says head to Pointe du Bout instead of Fort-de-France
    $2000 5
Yee-haw! He's the musician seen here, fiddlin' around

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Becky Jeff Melissa
$9,200 $13,200 $17,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FILM QUOTES
From a 1942 movie, No. 2 on Guinness' top 10 film quotes is a line that mentions this liquor

Final scores:

Becky Jeff Melissa
$17,401 $20,000 $8,399
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Becky Jeff Melissa
$9,200 $12,200 $16,400
14 R,
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $37,800

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