Show #4598 - Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Ken Jennings game 41.

Contestants

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Laura Gustafson, an information manager from Acton, Massachusetts

Adam Meyer, a college professor from Nashville, Tennessee

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 40-day cash winnings total $1,353,461)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
SHORTWAVE
SMALL TOWN FOLKS
MICRONESIA
A "TINY" CATEGORY
MY NEWT
    $200 16
It was the wolf's reply to Red's comment, "Grandmother, what large eyes you have"
    $200 26
The shortwave band begins at about 1700 these units abbreviated kHz; below that you're in AM territory
    $200 21
This popcorn magnate burst into the world on July 16, 1907 in Brazil, Indiana
    $200 11
The only native mammal in Micronesia is this flying one
    $200 2
Probably the most famous ukulele player to have a top 40 hit, his name came from a Charles Dickens character
    $200 1
My newt, seen here, gets offended when people call it a lizard--it's obviously one of these amphibians
    $400 17
In the 1934 Disney cartoon "The Big Bad Wolf", this trio warns Red about the wolf waiting at Grandma's house
    $400 27
Mainly funded by the CIA, this broadcasting operation began transmitting behind the Iron Curtain in 1949
    $400 22
As a player, this man led tiny Williston, N.D. High to the state basketball championships
    $400 12
In the 1950s Enewetak & this atoll consisted the Pacific proving ground of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
    $400 7
Leon Prober composed this Don Ho standard
    $400 3
When my newt developed this pair of organs, it was ready to start living on land & be called an eft
    $600 18
In the Grimms' version, this character was added to save Red's life after the wolf had devoured her
    $600 28
One book calls this 12-letter word the "arch-enemy of shortwave listeners"; I just call it annoying
    DD: $4,200 23
Last name of Cecile, Yvonne, Annette, Emelie, & Marie, born May 28, 1934 in the village of Callendar, Ontario
    $600 13
The name Micronesia comes from 2 Greek words, micro & nesos, which mean this
    $600 8
1980s Boston Celtics standout Nate
    $600 4
My newt takes pride in how carefully female newts attach these individually to aquatic plants
    $800 19
"Lil' Red Riding Hood" was a No. 2 hit in 1966 for Sam the Sham & this group
    $800 29
This service that broadcasts from Abuja & Lagos has a name reflecting that of the USA's official radio service
    $800 24
This bandleader whose hit is heard here grew up in the small towns of Clarinda, Iowa; Tryon, Neb.; & Grant City, Mo.
    $800 14
In Agana, the capital of this U.S. territory, you can visit Latte Stone Park & see stone pillars from a prehistoric people
    $800 9
This TV show featured younger versions of classic Warner Bros. animated characters
    $800 5
It's no fun for my newt to hug his European cousin named for these bumps attributed to toads
    $1000 20
"Little Red Riding Hood" was first written as "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge" in 1697 by this French fairy tale compiler
    $1000 30
To catch the BBC at 1700 UTC, or Universal Time Coordinated, tune in at this morning hour Pacific Standard time
    $1000 25
From Dublin, Mich. this actor & Verizon spokesman first used a phone when he won a college scholarship
    $1000 15
Most of the Caroline Islands are now a part of this independent country known as FSM for short
    $1000 10
In the Oscar-nominated song, the 3 words that follow "Thumbelina, Thumbelina..."
    $1000 6
My newt wonders why newts aren't a Japanese delicacy like this fish that secretes the same poison

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

Ken Adam Laura
$7,200 $800 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Adam Laura
$16,400 $1,600 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

TALL BUILDINGS
SPORTS GIANTS
HEAPING PORTIONS
LOTS OF SPACE
THE VAST & THE FURIOUS
BIG WORDS
    $400 21
If a chunk of this New England city's Travelers Tower falls on you, we're confident they're insured
    $400 3
In 1946, Elmore Morgenthaler was the first NBA player with this physical distinction
    $400 1
This "male" brand of frozen dinners contains more than 1 pound of food; the XXL line has 1 1/2 pounds
    $400 7
NASA has 134 of these & has no current plan to hire more
    $400 26
The shortest "war" in history, 45 minutes, occured in 1896 between Zanzibar & naval forces of this vast empire
    $400 16
A person who fought against slavery, like John Brown, was termed this 12-letter word
    $800 22
Manhattan's Lever House helped usher in the era of the building style known as a box of this material
    $800 12
Through 2003 this pitcher now with Arizona had 3,871 strikeouts in 3,122 innings
    $800 2
The Overtons named this restaurant for a certain dessert; it's known for its large menu & giant portions
    $800 8
On August 27, 2003 this planet reached its closest point to Earth in nearly 60,000 years
    $800 27
This nation of 200 million has fought small independence movements like those in Aceh & East Timor
    $800 17
This instrument, often attached to an inflatable cuff, is used to measure blood pressure
    $1200 23
You might expect decor by Michelangelo at the over 500-foot towers with this name in Dallas & Detroit
    $1200 13
North-of-the-border star athlete seen here
    $1200 4
A 32-ounce soft drink at 7-Eleven has this trademarked name
    $1200 9
In 1965, Belyayev just had to sit there while his partner Leonov became the first to do this
    $1200 18
This 11-letter word for "sleight of hand" is from the French for "light of hand"
    $1600 24
The Jin Mao Building, China's tallest, is in this commercial center in the east of the country
    $1600 14
Known as "Tooz", he played defensive line for the Raiders & played Tonda in the film "Caveman"
    $1600 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew points to three stacks of different-sized paper cups in a Starbucks in Seattle, Washington.) At Starbucks, tall is only 12 ounces, grande is 16 ounces & this, Italian for 20, is 20 ounces
    $1600 10
In 1945 this "Space Odyssey" author suggested a space-based telecommunication system
    $1600 19
This adjective refers to a 150th anniversary
    $2000 25
This establishment, seen here, isn't in Asia, but in Atlantic City
    $2000 15
(I'm Hall of Famer Dan Hampton.) My Hall of Fame biography mentions this beastly nickname that came from my first name & my fierce attitude
    DD: $1,000 6
This bottle size named for one of the Magi is the equivalent of 16 standard bottles of wine
    $2000 11
Try & come up with this name of the Apollo 15 command module or the shuttle first launched in 1992
    DD: $5,600 20
28-letter term for opposition to the withdrawal of state support, as for the Anglican church

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Adam Laura
$33,600 $8,800 $3,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC MEDIUMS
In the '20s the alleged spirit powers of Margery caused a rift between these 2 men, a magician & a writer

Final scores:

Ken Adam Laura
$27,200 $8,800 $200
41-day champion: $1,380,661 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Adam Laura
$26,400 $8,800 $4,200
40 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
9 R,
0 W
4 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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