Show #4908 - Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Tom Kavanaugh game 5.

Contestants

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Andy Gefen, a financial consultant from Bethesda, Maryland

Jim Burkhard, an automotive engineer from Chili, New York

Tom Kavanaugh, a writer from St. Louis, Missouri (whose 4-day cash winnings total $85,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

MYTHING IN ACTION
A SHORT HISTORY OF VEGAS
YOU CAN QUOTE ME
WHERE'S THE "FIRE"?
SEXY STUFF
PRAWNOGRAPHY
    $200 7
"Don't hate" her because the maiden Psyche was just too this, or so the myth says
    $200 17
1985:
The national finals in this 5-letter cowboy competition are held in Vegas for the first time
    $200 5
In a quote attributed to Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher, it's where "nice guys finish"
    $200 1
They're also known as lightning bugs
    $200 2
A queen ant of one species coats these with a pheromone that stops other ants from destroying them
    $200 23
The word "prawn" is used loosely for a large one of these shellfish
    $400 13
This man who taught music to Hercules shares his name with a character in "Peanuts"
    $400 21
1967:
This magical duo make their Las Vegas debut at the Tropicana
    $400 6
In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "The only thing we have to fear is" this
    $400 8
Where you'll find a hearth
    $400 3
"Warm" 4-letter word for a period of sexual receptiveness
    $400 24
The Muppet known as Pepe the Prawn did commercials for a restaurant chain named for this "Long" character
    $600 14
This Greek god put a curse on Cassandra after she spurned him; she should have seen that coming
    $600 22
1969:
His 57-show engagement at the International Hotel breaks existing Vegas attendance records
    $600 9
This Surrealist once quipped that "The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad"
    $600 10
Deadly double that rained down on Gomorrah
    $600 4
In 1873 this U.S. president signed a bill banning anything obscene, lewd or lascivious from the mails
    $600 28
Like many insects, prawns also feature pairs of these long, thin sensory organs on their heads
    $800 15
Also the name of a Tennessee city, this ancient capital was a center of worship of Ptah, father of the Egyptian gods
    $800 25
1968:
This double-named place opens as the first major "family-friendly" casino
    $800 19
He once said, "You have deliberately tasted two whole worms and you can leave Oxford by the next town drain"
    $800 11
Resort & national seashore east of NYC
    $800 16
Muskrat love includes the formation of these monogamous "bonds" for the duration of breeding season
    $800 29
Prawns go through as many as 11 different metamorphoses during this stage of immaturity
    $1000 18
This creature whose name means "round eye" may be inspired by workers with concentric circle forehead tattoos
    $1000 26
1967:
Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel attempts a jump over this casino's fountains
    $1000 20
It's the year Martin Luther King declared at the Lincoln Memorial, "I have a dream"
    $1000 12
Stravinsky ballet from 1910
    $1000 27
Vajrayana is another name for this type of Buddhism that's associated with sexuality
    DD: $1,500 30
From the Latin for "having a shell", it's the subphylum to which all prawns belong

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

Tom Jim Andy
$2,400 $1,800 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Jim Andy
$5,800 $1,600 $700

Double Jeopardy! Round

EARLY AMERICA
ONE-WOMAN SHOWS
"U" HAD TO BE THERE
ABBOTS & COSTELLOS
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
HOMOPHONES
    $400 2
In 1608 Captain John Smith was elected council president of this settlement
    $400 23
In 2000 she returned to Broadway to again "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
    $400 7
It was admitted to the Union in 1896 under the condition it ban polygamy
    $400 1
This eclectic British rocker's 1989 hit "Veronica" was co-written with Paul McCartney
    $400 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the JFK Library and Museum wearing a metal ring.) Hemingway wore this ring for luck; it's made with shrapnel from the injuries he suffered during this war
    $400 13
German denial that's a homophone of an English number
    $800 3
In 1676 New Jersey was divided in 2, the western part controlled by members of this "friendly" religious group
    $800 24
Lorna Luft's "Songs My Mother Taught Me" is a tribute to this late entertainer
    $800 8
In 1801 Ireland became part of this
    $800 16
The Cluny Museum in this world capital was once the town residence of the Abbots of Cluny
    $800 20
Descendants of Hemingway's beloved 6-toed cat abound in his home on Whitehead Street in this Florida city
    $800 14
Spanish article that's a homophone of an English letter
    $1200 4
In 1673 these 2 French explorers left the Lake Michigan area & traveled as far south as the Arkansas River
    $1200 25
In 2002 this "Golden Girl" kicked off her shoes & cozied up to the stage for "Just Between Friends"
    $1200 9
In 1997 Rwanda & this republic led by Yoweri Museveni helped Zaire unseat Mobutu Sese Seko
    $1200 17
When Lucky Luciano was deported in 1946, this closest aide of his took control of his crime syndicate
    $1200 28
The first section of this Hemingway book is appropriately called "Bimini"
    DD: $3,400 15
A Scottish Highlander, or a wind that might blow him down
    $1600 5
In 1626 this Dutchman arrived in New York Harbor aboard the ship Sea-Mew & settled on Manhattan
    $1600 26
Julie Harris made Emily Dickinson come alive in this show, also Dickinson's nickname
    $1600 10
In 1713 the Treaty ending the War of Spanish Succession was signed in this city in what is now the Netherlands
    DD: $3,000 18
This founder of the Abbey of Clairvaux is not to be confused with the saint who founded Alpine hospices
    $1600 29
A letter of introduction from this "Winesburg, Ohio" author helped Hemingway meet the literary lights of Europe
    $1600 21
It can be a small particle of something or any cleverly comical fellow
    $2000 6
This planter had a great year in 1614: he married Pocahontas & exported the first cargo of tobacco to England
    $2000 27
Broadway didn't enjoy her company too much in 2005; "The Blonde in the Thunderbird" closed after 8 performances
    $2000 11
With a population of more than 2 million, its capital, Tashkent, is the largest city in Central Asia
    $2000 19
Head Abbots of the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet are given this title, once second to the Dalai Lama in authority
    $2000 30
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the JFK Library & Museum holding a composition book.) I'm holding Ernest Hemingway's first draft of this novel; you can see that his working title for it was "Fiesta"
    $2000 22
A homophone of a tennis term, it rumbles along the low end in pop songs

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Jim Andy
$17,000 $3,200 $3,500
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NEWER WORDS & PHRASES
The Academie Francaise has officially translated it as "toile d'araignee mondiale"

Final scores:

Tom Jim Andy
$9,000 $100 $599
5-day champion: $94,201 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Tom Jim Andy
$19,000 $3,200 $5,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
5 W
8 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,200

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