Show #4895 - Friday, December 16, 2005

(Kelly: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays us from bringing you clues about the Postal Service--next on Jeopardy!)

Contestants

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Mark Levin, a retired dentist from Wellington, Florida

Kathy Reiff, a homemaker from Groton, Massachusetts

Maria Kokiasmenos, a law school graduate from Vernon, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
ABBOTT & COSTELLO'S BASEBALL TEAM
(Alex: That famous routine.)
ROAD TO RHODE ISLAND
"C" FOOD
CHICKS RULE!
EMPLOYEE EVALUATIONS
    $200 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew holds up blue envelope with an eagle logo.) Express Mail, which delivers overnight, recalls the name of this service that delivered Lincoln's inaugural address to the West Coast in just 7 days
    $200 16
He's the first baseman
    $200 18
Appropriately, this is Rhode Island's diminuitive nickname
    $200 1
To get this roe, wade in the Caspian Sea & visit a sturgeon
    $200 6
Events during her 64-year-reign included the Opium War in China, the Crimean War & the Anglo-Boer War
    $200 24
"The employee has reached rock bottom & has started to" do this, like a backhoe
    $400 12
You have to send at least 500 pieces first class to get a discount for this type of mail, also called presorted
    $400 17
It's understood that he's the third baseman
    $400 19
Officially, the state is known as "Rhode Island and" these "Plantations"
    $400 2
Cajun popcorn is made from the tails of these crustaceans
    $400 7
In the "My Ex & I Still Get Along" dept., in 1764 she installed one of her old lovers as King of Poland
    $400 25
"If you stand close enough to him, you can hear" this, like the Atlantic or the Indian
    $600 13
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from a post office.) The United States Postal Service has endured for over 200 years, starting with this first postmaster general, who also appeared on the post office's first stamp issue
    $600 23
Don't question me, this is the left fielder
    $600 20
Civil War general Ambrose Burnside held this post in Rhode Island from 1866 to 1869
    $600 3
It's also called silver salmon
    $600 8
Rania has succeeded Noor as this country's queen
    $600 26
"It takes him 2 hours to watch" this CBS Sunday night staple that first aired in 1968
    $800 14
These federal lawmen who protect the mails used to be called special agents
    $800 29
I'm sure you'll tell me this pitcher's name soon
    DD: $1,000 21
The work of this painter born in Rhode Island in 1755 is seen on the one-dollar bill
    $800 4
It's the name for the medium-size clams that come between littleneck & chowder clams
    $800 9
In 1559, filling out an already impressive resume, she became queen consort of France as well as queen of Scotland
    $800 27
"He is depriving a village somewhere of its" this, a Dostoyevsky title
    $1000 15
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows some video of mail trucks.) The United States Post Office has the USA's largest civilian motorized fleet: its workhorses are 140,000 LLVs, short for these vehicles expected to last 24 years each
    $1000 30
Tell me that the name of this shortstop matters to you
    $1000 22
Before the Europeans, a few thousand of these Indians lived on the Rhode Island bay that shares their name
    $1000 5
San Francisco's Italian immigrants are credited with creating this fish stew with tomatoes, wine & spices
    $1000 10
This queen who died in 1504 & this king, her husband, were known as "The Catholic Kings"
    $1000 28
"The wheel is turning, but" this rodent, Cricetus cricetus, "is dead"

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

Maria Kathy Mark
$5,800 $1,800 -$2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Maria Kathy Mark
$7,000 $3,800 -$2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

SHAKESPEARE
THIS MEANS TROUBLE
J.S. BACH & SONS
MR. AND MRS. SMITH
BODIES OF WATER
(Alex: And instead of SHOTPUTS...)
"PUT" SHOTS
    $400 4
One Katherine & one Anne are the only wives who appear in the play named for him
    $400 26
"There's trouble right here in River City" in this popular Meredith Wilson show
    $400 1
Lesser-known son J.G.B. followed Dad as a virtuoso on this instrument & played it at Muhlhausen's Marienkirche
    $400 9
In the early 1900s, Amanda Smith of Mrs. Smith's fame made a name for herself baking these
    $400 12
Marseille & Sete are major ports of the Gulf of Lion, an arm of this sea
    $400 21
The "silly" type of this product was introduced in 1950; don't use it to glaze windows
    $800 5
Holding this dead daughter in his arms, King Lear says, "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low"
    $800 30
This rock legend starred as Walter Hale in "The Trouble with Girls"
    $800 2
Johann Christian, also known as John Christian, moved to this capital city in 1762
    $800 17
An annual festival in Sydney, Australia honors Maria Smith, the originator of this famous apple
    DD: $1,000 13
Ocean tides occur in this river at Limerick, about 70 miles from its mouth at the Atlantic
    $800 22
Translate the Peter Boyle-sung lyric heard here
    $1200 6
These 2 courtiers were hired by King Claudius to spy on Hamlet
    $1200 29
Shirley MacLaine debuted in the 1955 film "The Trouble with Harry", directed by this man
    $1200 3
The music of No. 1 son Wilhelm was balanced between this style of his father & the Rococo style that followed
    $1200 18
A book called "In Sacred Loneliness" documents 33 of the Mrs. Smiths in his life
    $1200 14
The General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge spans the northern outlet of this lake at the Gulf of Venezuela
    $1200 23
A plotted revolt to overthrow a government, executed with speed
    $1600 7
In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", this Amazon declares, "I was with Hercules and Cadmus once"
    $1600 28
This member of Fleetwood Mac had a solo Top 10 hit with "Trouble" in 1981
    $1600 10
J.S. Bach was a master of this type of work & produced "The Art of" it in 1749
    $1600 19
The UPN sitcom "All of Us" is loosely based on this Hollywood couple who also produce the show
    $1600 15
The name of this waterfall on the Brazil-Argentina border is derived from a Guarani word meaning "great water"
    $1600 24
From the Latin for "rotten", it's an adjective referring to foul decay
    $2000 8
Saturninus opens this play saying, "Noble patricians, patrons of my right, defend the justice of my cause with arms"
    $2000 27
This onetime child actor grew up to be the big star of 1986's "Big Trouble in Little China"
    $2000 11
This word follows "St. Matthew" & "St. John" in the titles of J.S. Bach works; fitting for a man who sired 20 children
    DD: $2,000 20
When her husband Clyde died in 1940, she took over his seat as a House Representative from Maine
    $2000 16
The Kerch Strait connects this sea with a large bay to the north called the Sea of Azov
    $2000 25
After Lilliput, Gulliver travels on to this flying island populated by absurd folk

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Maria Kathy Mark
$13,400 $11,200 -$1,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1940s MOVIES
This 1942 film gained greater distinction following a January 1943 meeting of Allied leaders in its title location

Final scores:

Maria Kathy Mark
$4,399 $5,200 -$1,600
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $5,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Maria Kathy Mark
$16,400 $12,200 -$1,600
23 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
15 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $27,000

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