Show #5820 - Friday, December 25, 2009

Stephen Weingarten game 2.

Contestants

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Susan Holmes-Garrity, an ESL high school teacher from Collingswood, New Jersey

Michael Boucher, a research analyst from Sacramento, California

Stephen Weingarten, a paraeducator from Portland, Oregon (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

SHIRLEY MacLAINE
THE APARTMENT
TERMS OF ENGINEERMENT
COCOA CHANNEL
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
"SWEET" CHARITY
    $200 6
Born in 1934, Shirley MacLaine was named after this film star born in 1928
    $200 11
I was "in good hands" with this insurance company but I let my theft coverage lapse; guess I won't be replacing that TV
    $200 1
A New Deal agency for major government engineering projects was the PWA, this "Administration"
    $200 21
There are Fruity & Cocoa varieties of this cereal pitched by the Flintstones
    $200 26
Tajikistan rocks! We just looked off one of these on the Vakhsh River; it's 300 meters tall & makes 3/4 of the country's power
    $200 16
Traditional Chinese sauce that combines sugar & vinegar; you like pork?
    $400 7
He's Shirley's famous brother, 3 years her junior
    $400 12
Oh no! I have 100 new roach roommates! Good thing I have this brand of insecticide that "kills bugs dead"
    $400 2
Nature's own one of these substances is synovial fluid, which reduces friction in our joints
    $400 22
Nestle sells a hot cocoa mix featuring mini these to put on top
    $400 27
Had fun going to the top of this 630' monument, tallest in the U.S.; we looked east & saw the Mississippi River & Illinois
    $400 17
I always listen to this rock anthem after "Free Bird"
    $600 8
Shirley was great friends with the fabled Rat Pack & starred with them in this 1960 caper film
    $600 13
Thank goodness my satellite dish from this U.S. company recently sold by Rupert Murdoch is back working; I was lost without it
    $600 3
The Khurais Project in this country's desert involves piping millions of barrels of water to pump up the oil
    $600 23
Unsweetened cocoa powder is often sprinkled on these fungus-named chocolates
    $600 28
We'll always have the Hassan II mosque in this West African country; it has the world's tallest minaret!
    $600 18
Slang for the most effective place to hit a ball on a tennis racket
    $800 9
When William Peter Blatty was writing this horror novel in the early '70s, he based the mother on Shirley, a close friend
    $800 14
The flapper, lift arm & ballcock assembly of this very necessary fixture are all fine--why won't it work?!
    $800 4
16th c. scientist William Gilbert is called the father of this type of engineering; a device he invented detected charge
    $800 24
This African "coast" country is the world's No. 1 producer of cocoa
    $800 29
Wish you weren't here! Our raft is nearing the drop of this tallest Venezuelan cataract! See you next fall!
    $800 19
Per the Bard in "Romeo and Juliet", it's what parting is
    $1000 10
In 1970 Shirley replaced Elizabeth Taylor in "Two Mules for Sister Sara" opposite this action star
    $1000 15
The super's cousin parked his Xterra from this company in my space again--at least it's smaller than his old Armada
    $1000 5
Georgia Tech's School of Aeronautics, founded in 1930, is now called the School of this engineering
    $1000 25
In the chocolate-making process, high pressure is used to remove this fatty substance used in cosmetics
    $1000 30
Toured the Burj in this U.A.E. city. They say it's the tallest tower in the world; looked over ledge & lost my lunch
    DD: $1,000 20
Villanova's Mendel Medal depicts the school's seal encircled by a wreath of these

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

Stephen Michael Susan
$2,400 $3,400 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Stephen Michael Susan
$4,400 $5,400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTS AT REST
TV TITLE REFERENCES
XMAS NEWS & NOTES
LITERARY SEVENS
LET'S VISIT AN AQUARIUM
CROSSWORD CLUES "A"
    $400 26
At the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois
    $400 16
Type of old crime that the Philadelphia Homicide Squad endeavors to finally solve
    $400 3
If you hear "Wassail" at a Christmas party, it's an Old Norse salutation wishing you good this
    $400 1
Lawrence of Arabia's wartime memoirs, published in 1926, were called "Seven Pillars of" this
    $400 6
The Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota is located on the waterfront of this Great Lake
    $400 11
Beaded calculator
(6)
    $800 27
At his Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California
    $800 17
Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette), who has dreams & visions of dead people
    $800 4
This character from an 1843 story "bore a little crutch, and had his limbs supported by an iron frame!"
    $800 2
Aeschylus recounted a tale of legendary heroes making war in "Seven Against" this city
    $800 7
Popular exhibits at the Waikiki Aquarium include the Hawaiian monk seals, coral farms & these "giant" bivalves
    $800 12
Go upward
(6)
    $1200 28
The 2 who are buried at the First Unitarian Church in Quincy, Massachusetts
    $1200 18
Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who communicates with earthbound spirits
    $1200 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from outside a display window in New York.) In 1998, Macy's introduced holiday window displays honoring this classic film; now you'll see them appropriately in the windows facing 34th Street
    DD: $1,500 5
After returning to Denmark, she finished the "Seven Gothic tales" she had been working on in Africa
    $1200 8
Nearly 2 million people each year visit the aquarium in this California city, located where else but on Cannery Row
    $1200 13
Heart-y artery
(5)
    $1600 29
At the Washington, D.C. National Cathedral
    $1600 19
The Oceanside Wellness Center, at which Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery works
    $1600 24
Weighing upwards of 25 pounds, a Toulouse is the traditional one of these eaten at Christmas
    $1600 21
A 1964 film was based on the novel "Seven Days in" this month, about an army coup attempt in the United States
    $1600 9
In the no bone zone of the Florida Aquarium, kids can crawl in supersized shells of this "solitary" crab
    $1600 14
Charitable donations
(4)
    $2000 30
The first of 2 presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery
    $2000 20
The "Buy More" Nerd Herd employee Mr. Bartowski
    DD: $2,000 25
13-year-old Jimmy Boyd had a hit in the '50s with this tune, decried by Boston's Roman Catholic Archdiocese
    $2000 22
This author's novel "QB VII" takes its title from the London courtroom where a libel trial takes place
    $2000 10
Watch out for anacondas & piranhas at the Shedd Aquarium exhibit called this river "Rising"
    $2000 15
Sharp accent?
(5)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Stephen Michael Susan
$12,500 $6,200 $11,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CLASSICAL MUSIC
A chorus in this 1741 work says, "King of kings and Lord of lords and He shall reign forever and ever"

Final scores:

Stephen Michael Susan
$24,700 $200 $13,201
2-day champion: $47,900 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Stephen Michael Susan
$14,000 $6,200 $12,800
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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