Show #4879 - Thursday, November 24, 2005

Bill MacDonald game 3.

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Wendy Stancer, a database administrator from Walnut Creek, California

Ben Davis, an investment specialist from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Bill MacDonald, an attorney from Bonita Springs, Florida (whose 2-day cash winnings total $23,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

NATIVE AMERICA
EUROPEAN EATS
FOLK ETYMOLOGY
PLAY
THAT FUNKY MUSIC
DWIGHT BOY
    $200 14
A wise Haida Indian saying tells us, "We do not inherit this land from our ancestors, we borrow it from" these
    $200 13
(Jon of the Clue Crew toasts from behind a spread of meats at a dinner table in Gdansk, Poland.) In Polish vocabulary, you may not know "piwo", beer, but you probably know the word the word for this type of sausage
    $200 12
Cater-corner became kitty-corner after people stopped using "cater" to mean this number
    $200 7
Shakespeare:
An Egyptian & a Roman fall in love
    $200 1
This energetic forerunner of funk had "a brand new bag" in 1965
    $200 6
He appointed Earl Warren Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
    $400 15
Native American tribes that call this state home include the Penobscot & the Passamaquoddy
    $400 16
(Kelly of the Clue Crew helps herself to an all-you-can-eat in Stockholm, Sweden.) This classic Swedish spread wouldn't be complete without plates of sill, herring that is often pickled
    $400 17
Formed by folk etymology from an Old French word, it's not a basement but a small holder for salt
    $400 8
Shaw:
A professor turns a guttersnipe into a cultured pearl
    $400 2
"Average" British band that crossed the Atlantic & the color line with funk hits like "Pick Up The Pieces"
    $400 24
Joe Montana's unbelievable 1982 playoff touchdown pass to this receiver is known simply as "The Catch"
    $600 21
Around 900 A.D. the Toltec Indians set up an empire centered in Tula, just north of this current world capital
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew enjoys a stew-like dish in Moscow, Russia.) Poet Yevtushenko said he worked on the principle of this dish: throw beets, carrots, cabbage in--what's important is the taste
    $600 18
This 10-letter word we use for someone ending his bachelorhood is partly from an alteration of guma, "man"
    $600 9
Williams:
A shy girl collects crystal
    $600 3
The man who replaced Aaron Burr as vice president shares his name with this funkmeister
    $600 25
During the 19th c., Yale prof. William Dwight Whitney was one of the foremost experts on this ancient language of India
    $800 22
With close to 650,000, this state leads the U.S. in number of Native Americans, followed by Okla. & Arizona
    $800 29
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew points out some finned edibles in Tallinn, Estonia.) This small fish with the name of a nursery rhyme character is big in Estonia, especially smoked
    $800 19
Our word "cutlet" for a thin slice evolved from the French cotelette, a little one of these body parts
    $800 10
Bolt:
A man of principle defies a king
    $800 4
In 1976 this fruitful band hit No. 1 with "Play That Funky Music (White Boy)"
    $800 26
Early 20th century banker & politician Dwight Whitney Morrow was the father-in-law of this American hero
    $1000 23
John Smith's use of threats & force to get corn for the Jamestown Colony irked this Native American chief
    $1000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew chows down in Gdansk, Poland.) They're a sort of Polish ravioli, & here in Gdansk, they taste just like Matka used to make
    DD: $4,800 20
To get this word for a smelly varmint, we anglicized the French for "feline that eats poultry"
    $1000 11
Eliot:
Becket buys the farm
    $1000 5
The opening of this "Kool" funk classic about an L.A. district is heard here
    $1000 27
In 1889 this U.S. evangelist founded the Chicago Bible Institute that today bears his name

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 17):

Bill Ben Wendy
$5,600 $400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Ben Wendy
$9,400 $2,600 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

RELATIVITY AT 100
(Alex: We want to you to name the subject of each biopic in...)
YOUR LIFE ON THE BIG SCREEN
TENNESSEE FOR YOURSELF
OPERA
FORBES' TOP EXECUTIVE SALARIES
(Alex: ...for 2005.)
"D"-RIGEUR
    $400 8
Einstein's groundbreaking papers appeared in the German journal Annals of this science founded in 1790
    $400 3
1942:
"Pride of the Yankees"
    $400 1
This important 1925 event in Tennessee focused attention on the teaching of evolution
    $400 24
Act I of this "airborne" Wagner work includes a tenor aria about a sailor returning to his sweetheart
    $400 21
Richard Kovacevich will need many stagecoaches for the $53.1 million he withdrew from this bank
    $400 2
Taking its name from a Portuguese word for "simpleton", this critter famously went extinct way back in 1681
    $800 9
You can go to this nearest star system & come back younger than your twin
    $800 4
1974:
"Lenny"
    $800 17
Its location on the historic Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River has made it the "Bluff City"
    $800 27
In 1782 Mozart married Constanze & made Constanze the harem-bound heroine of "The Abduction from" here
    $800 22
This former head of Paramount can spend a lot at Ticketmaster & his Home Shopping Network with his $156 mil. from IAC
    $800 11
Given in Iowa in Jan. 2004, this politician's most memorable quote may have been "Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!"
    $1200 10
This property, the middle letter in the familiar version of Einstein's famous equation, grows with velocity
    $1200 5
1999:
"The Hurricane"
    $1200 18
In a bluegrass standard this "Good Ol'" Tennessee place is "home sweet home to me"
    DD: $2,000 28
In a Richard Strauss opera, the princess sends one of these to her cavalier--hence the title
    $1200 23
Lew Frankfort totes a big handbag for the $86.5 million he earned from this leather accessory co.
    $1200 14
The Innocence Project works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted using this 3-letter type of evidence
    $1600 12
Section I.1 of the June 1905 relativity paper defines the use of these everyday devices within stationary systems
    $1600 6
2005:
"Cinderella Man"
    DD: $4,000 19
Following his 1992 death, this author was returned to his roots at his boyhood home in Henning, Tennessee
    $1600 25
Ray Irani pumped $64.1 million out of this oil company that Armand Hammer turned into a gusher
    $1600 15
Tamerlane had 100,000 people killed & then razed this old city in India in 1398
    $2000 13
The 1905 theory is commonly called this version because it refers only to uniform motion with constant velocity
    $2000 7
1973:
"Papillon"
    $2000 20
In 1991 this former Tennessee governor became President Bush's Secretary of Education
    $2000 26
Larry Ellison needs a database to keep track of the $45.8 mil. he inputted from this company that now owns Peoplesoft
    $2000 16
This lord known for a relationship with Oscar Wilde declared, "I am the love that dare not speak its name"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Ben Wendy
$22,200 $2,200 $7,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC NAMES
In 2005, the 700th anniversary of his execution, his 5-foot sword was displayed in N.Y. as part of a Tartan Day celebration

Final scores:

Bill Ben Wendy
$30,399 $4,399 $9,599
3-day champion: $53,798 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bill Ben Wendy
$17,600 $6,200 $7,000
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
10 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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