Show #5698 - Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Contestants

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Laura DiSilverio, a retired Air Force officer and writer from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Erik Krauss, an educator from South Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Andy Davis, a Chyron operator from South Boston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
VAMPIRES ARE EVERYWHERE
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
20th CENTURY NEWS
THAT'S CRIMINAL!
"ROAD" TEST
    $200 11
The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in this capital of Idaho
    $200 6
This cereal with a spokesvampire provides 25% of your recommended daily riboflavin intake
    $200 26
In Iceland:
This
    $200 1
"A.M. Chicago" was renamed after her in 1985, a year before the show became syndicated across the country
    $200 12
Leaving a Palm Beach County jail in this state, a man attempted a carjacking but got foiled by a gun-totin' chaplain
    $200 17
This bird-brain starred in such cartoons as "Zipping Along", "The Wild Chase", &, of course, "Beep Beep"
    $400 22
Events for athletes confined to these include a shot put & 100-, 200- & 400-meter races
    $400 7
Before getting his own show, Angel was a vampire cursed with having a soul on this TV series
    $400 27
In Bulgaria:
This
    $400 2
This man's 1997 trial in Denver had a closed-circuit TV feed back to Oklahoma City
    $400 13
A 2008 U.K. thief who fell asleep in a child's bed with all his stolen goods was dubbed this fairy tale girl "Burglar"
    $400 18
You're driving in 2 lanes! That makes you one of these highway swine
    $600 23
The volunteer board of directors includes Scott Hamilton & this perfect 10 Romanian gymnast
    $600 8
Count von Count on this TV show suffers from arithmomania
    $600 28
In Latvia:
This
    $600 3
In 1989 Chris Gueffroy became the last person to be shot & killed while trying to cross this structure
    $600 14
In 1999 a bank employee asked a would-be robber for this 2-letter document, which he left at the scene
    $600 19
June 2 is the national day for this ice cream flavor
    $800 24
The Special Olympics oath is "Let me" do this "but if I cannot" do this, "let me be brave in the attempt"
    $800 9
Vampires in her book series originate from an Egyptian queen cursed with a bloodthirsty spirit
    $800 29
In Macedonia:
Albanian & this
    $800 4
In 1989 Craig Thomas took over for Dick Cheney as a representative from this state
    $800 15
An angry Tokyo man asked 2 folks what they were staring at, then robbed 'em; OK, he was dressed like this Milne bear
    $800 20
When a Broadway show is touring, it's said to be this 3-word phrase, also a 1957 novel
    $1000 25
The idea for the Special Olympics grew out of a summer camp for the disabled started by this Kennedy sister
    $1000 10
This film character is African vampire Prince Mamuwalde; "His bite was outta sight"
    $1000 30
In Liechtenstein:
This
    DD: $1,400 5
On Nov. 2, 1983 the U.S. declared that hostilities on this invaded island had ended
    $1000 16
In 2008 a man stole a Z3 from this car company, haltingly drove it 2 blocks & fled; he couldn't drive stick
    $1000 21
"Mad Max" fans know this trendy term for a person who makes frequent business trips

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

Andy Erik Laura
$7,400 $400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Andy Erik Laura
$10,600 $4,000 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ARCHITECTS
THE NEW YORK TIMES THEATER REVIEWS
(Alex: With Frank Rich, of course.)
QUASI-RELATED PAIRS
POSTHUMOUS WORKS
TO "L" WITH SCIENCE
ROAD TEST
    $400 14
Richard Rogers has gained notice with designs for these facilities, like the new area terminal at Madrid's Barajas
    $400 26
(Frank Rich delivers the clue.) In 1982 I said this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is "likely to lurk around Broadway for a long time" & it did, closing 18 years later
    $400 6
Fruit-juice beverage & Ms. Davis of "The Starter Wife"
    $400 21
"Billions and Billions" is a collection of writings by this noted astronomer
    $400 1
A tree branch, or a solar flare seen at the edge of the sun
    $400 8
Traverse the Seward Highway in this state & you'll find some of the best fishing in America
    $800 15
In 1970 Paolo Soleri began building Arcosanti, an experimental town near Prescott in this state
    $800 27
(Frank Rich delivers the clue.) In this 1980s play, playwright Tony Kushner sent a spindly gay character deep into the audience's heart to ask who we are
    $800 7
Quaker colony founder William & a bank employee
    $800 22
This author's book "Daisy-Head Mayzie" was tied in with an animated TV special
    $800 2
Any of a hydrophobic group of organic compounds, including fats & oils
    $800 9
John D. Rockefeller Jr. financed miles & miles of beautiful carriage roads in this state's Acadia National Park
    $1200 18
In 1932 this engineer & dome designer founded the Dymaxion corporation
    $1200 28
(Frank Rich delivers the clue.) Though its heroine is a "cockeyed optimist", the 2008 revival of this WWII-set Rodgers & Hammerstein show makes you think about the costs of war
    DD: $5,000 10
Agricultural buildings for housing livestock, partnered with an aristocrat
    $1200 23
"The Salmon of Doubt" is a comic journey through the galaxy of this Dirk Gently creator
    $1200 3
(Kelly of the Clue Crew activates a light stick.) When you activate a light stick, the chemicals will then react to produce this type of cold light
    $1200 12
The Trail of the Mountain Spirits scenic byway winds past Wild Horse Mesa & Gila Hot Springs in this state
    $1600 19
In 1791 Washington commissioned him to design the District of Columbia, but fired him a year later
    $1600 29
(Frank Rich delivers the clue.) I wrote that Tommy Tune never met a costume he didn't like when he directed the theatrical follies named for this humorist
    $1600 11
Conductor Stokowski & the lower part of the ear
    DD: $5,000 24
Found at the car wreck that killed him, this writer's "The First Man" provides a glimpse of his childhood in Algeria
    $1600 4
Less-invasive surgeries use endoscopes, arthroscopes or these other fiber-optic scopes
    $1600 13
Kipling wrote, "on the road to" this place, "where the flyin' fishes play"
    $2000 20
In 1881 this skyscraper pioneer formed a partnership with Dankmar Adler in Chicago
    $2000 30
(Frank Rich delivers the clue.) In the 1990 production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Kathleen Turner was radiant but the most memorable performance was by Charles Durning as this dying volcano of a patriarch
    $2000 17
Small natural streams & a brownish-gray color
    $2000 25
Max Brod didn't listen to this writer who asked him to destroy "Amerika" & his other stories after his death
    $2000 5
5-letter term for a center of activity, or the position of a gene on a chromosome
    $2000 16
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map of Asia on the monitor.) Much more than fabric traveled on this caravan route that started in Chang'an, China, & ended in modern-day Lebanon

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Andy Erik Laura
$16,600 $16,800 $8,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ENGLISH HISTORY
It was the "they" in the medal issued by Elizabeth I reading, "God breathed and they were scattered"

Final scores:

Andy Erik Laura
$20,000 $17,000 $7,400
2-day champion: $49,799 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Andy Erik Laura
$17,400 $16,800 $8,200
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
2 W
13 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $42,400

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