Show #4851 - Monday, October 17, 2005

Contestants

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Paul Tavianini, an office assistant from Burbank, California

Stuart Nadler, a writer from Brooklyn, New York

Melissa Prepster, a teacher from Kyle, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,395)

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Jeopardy! Round

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
SPEED
A WALK IN THE CLOUDS
CONSTANTINE
THE MATE Rx
KEANU REEVES
(Alex: There's a theme there.)
    $200 1
Idaho's license plates logically carry the slogan "Famous" these
    $200 16
A 1972 experiment set this more precisely at 186,282 miles per second
    $200 11
In cloud names, "nimbus" means this, so get out your umbrella
    $200 26
In 321 Constantine declared this to be the official day of rest & worship
    $200 21
On this TV show President Bartlet got betaseron injections from his wife for his MS
    $200 6
In 1995 Keanu was chosen one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by this magazine
    $400 2
In the 1860s this precious metal was discovered at Owyhee, & today Idaho leads the U.S. in its production
    $400 17
Of 500, 1,000 or 10,000 mph, the approximate speed of a spot on the equator while the Earth spins
    $400 12
It's the 2-word "agricultural" term for the causing of precipitation by humans
    $400 27
Sufferin' succotash! This pope reportedly cured Constantine of leprosy & converted him to Christianity
    $400 22
A "Brief History" of this physicist includes the fact that he married his nurse after leaving his wife in 1990
    $400 7
On Jan. 31, 2005 Keanu was recognized with a star on the Walk of Fame on this street
    $600 3
The Idaho section of U.S. Highway 12 bears the name of these 2 men who passed through the area in the early 1800s
    $600 18
In 1965 Gordon Moore famously predicted that these would double in processing speed every 18 months
    $600 13
From the type of cloud it indicates, a horizontal line is this type of "symbol" (sounds like a big house or car)
    $600 28
Constantine's mother, St. Helena, is most famous for supposedly discovering this holy relic
    $600 23
In the "Iliad" this goddess anoints herself with "ambrosial sweet" olive oil to seduce her husband Zeus
    $600 8
Keanu maintains his passport & citizenship from this country
    $800 4
Idaho's Kamiah Valley is rich in the heritage & legends of this "nosy" Native American tribe
    $800 19
The 2nd-largest living bird, this flightless Australian can run at nearly 30 mph; faster than you!
    $800 14
Found in Southeast Asia, the clouded type of this large cat is named for the cloud-shaped patterns on its coat
    $800 29
In 330, Constantine moved the capital of the Empire from Rome to this ancient Greek city, which he renamed Constantinople
    $800 24
After this Sioux chief tried to take his sick wife for help in 1877, he was killed by soldiers
    $800 9
Keanu's first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in this language
    DD: $800 5
Calling itself the birthplace of television, Rigby, Idaho was the boyhood home of this technology pioneer
    $1000 20
Any object said to be traveling at hypersonic velocity has a speed over 5 on this scale named for an Austrian
    $1000 15
The 2 galaxies closest to the Milky Way are the "clouds" named for this Portuguese explorer
    $1000 30
Now Iznik, Turkey, this city hosted an important Christian council called by Constantine in 325
    $1000 25
It was once rumored that this president's wife "Flossie" poisoned him in order to avoid corruption charges
    $1000 10
Keanu's first professional theater work was in this c.1610 play about the rightful Duke of Milan

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

Melissa Stuart Paul
$1,800 $2,400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Stuart Paul
$5,800 $2,000 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 19th CENTURY
QUOTABLE SPORTS
WRITER'S HOMES
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
A COLONEL OF KNOWLEDGE
WHAT THE "ELL"?
    $400 6
In 1830 the French captured this city, Casbah & all, & made it the military HQ for their colonial empire in N. Africa
    $400 1
Houston Rocket Steve Francis said of this teammate, "He's just like me, except he's 7'6" & Chinese"
    $400 23
He pondered weak & weary over many a curious volume at 230 N. Amity Street in Baltimore
    $400 17
In 1985 scientist Neri Vela became the first Mexican to venture here
    $400 16
In 1935 on the big screen, she was "The Little Colonel"
    $400 11
Used to relieve faintness, they're made up of ammonium carbonate & some fragrant scent
    $800 7
In 1812 the Earl of Selkirk established the Red River Colony in this Canadian province to begin settling the West
    $800 2
Asked if he'd earned a Clemson U. degree in this state, NBAer Elden Campbell said, "No, but they gave me one anyway"
    $800 24
Last name of the literary sisters who wrote their novels at the parsonage in Haworth, now a museum to them
    $800 18
Mexican star Alma Delfina is in the cast of "Te Amare en Silencio", the first original telenovela from this network
    $800 22
The Las Vegas Hilton was the setting for this Elvis manager's memorial service
    $800 12
FD&C Green No. 8 is one of the ingredients listed in this famous shampoo introduced in 1946
    $1200 8
In 1873 these 2 cities united with Obuda & Margaret Island to form the capital of Hungary
    $1200 3
Asked about this West Central Florida NFL team's execution, then-coach John McKay said, "I'm for it"
    $1200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew strolls in Washington Square, New York.) As a boy he lived right here in the area & later wrote "Washington Square", whose heroine prefers it to any other habitation
    $1200 19
Known as J.C., this boxing champion won titles in 3 weight divisions & more than 100 pro fights
    $1200 28
In 1874 this colonel led a "scientific" expedition into the Black Hills where he said it found gold
    $1200 13
Each Labor Day weekend, this Colorado village popular with skiers hosts its annual film festival
    $1600 9
Pow! Kaboom! Russian explosive shells destroyed this empire's ships in Crimea in 1853
    $1600 4
In '91 Vin Scully said, "Andre Dawson has a bruised knee & is listed as" this 3-word term... "aren't we all?"
    $1600 27
He spent summer holidays from 1907 to 1914 remembering things past at a seaside resort in Normandy
    DD: $1,000 20
This beloved film comedian got his name from a nightclub heckler who once yelled, "In the cantina you talk big!"
    $1600 29
He's the musical man in the title of the following
    $1600 14
He was Archbishop of New York from 1939 until his death in 1967
    DD: $1,000 10
In 1825 patriots crossed the Rio de la Plata from Argentina to fight for this country's freedom from Brazil
    $2000 5
Asked how he was putting in 1991 compared with '82, when he won the Masters, this "Walrus" said, "More"
    $2000 25
This Norwegian wrote his play "An Enemy of the People" while living in Rome
    $2000 21
Seen here, in 1988 he was President of Mexico; 10 years later he was living in exile in Ireland
    $2000 30
After Jim Bowie fell ill, this colonel took command at the Alamo
    $2000 15
In 2002 he published "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Stuart Paul
$11,200 $0 $14,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

EUROPE
Of nations entirely within Europe, it was the largest in area in 1571 & 1771, not on the map in 1871, & No. 6 in 1971

Final scores:

Melissa Stuart Paul
$22,311 $0 $14,800
2-day champion: $41,706 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Melissa Stuart Paul
$13,000 $0 $15,800
18 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
7 R,
5 W
18 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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