Show #4922 - Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Bob Mesko game 2.

Contestants

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Nick Klaiber, a grad student from Holbrook, New York

Wendy Kautz, a stay-at-home mom and online college professor from Helena, Alabama

Bob Mesko, an arts administrator from Denver, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE EUROPEAN PAST
MOTHER GOOSE
AIRLINES CODES
(Alex: ...according to the International Air Transport Association.)
MEDIUMS AT LARGE
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
THE OLD COLLEGE "TRI"
    $200 1
While N. European sailors navigated by stars, Mediterraneans like Columbus relied mainly on this instrument
    $200 17
This "Little" lady fell fast asleep & dreamt she heard her sheep bleating
    $200 16
AA
    $200 14
In the early 1900s, these married Nobel Prize winners investigated the Italian medium Eusapia Palladino
    $200 27
In 1940 this 164-year-old U.S. document was repaired with Scotch tape
    $200 9
This island off the coast of Venezuela is just opposite the mouth of the Orinoco
    $400 2
This 5th emperor built baths with running sea- & sulphur water; he should have used them to put out the fire
    $400 22
"Needles and pins, needles and pins, when a man" does this "his trouble begins"
    $400 18
DL
    $400 15
At its peak, this "Network" endorsed by Dionne Warwick had 1,500 mediums answering phones & giving advice
    $400 24
Playing this Kansas politician in a March 8, 2003 "SNL" sketch, Dan Aykroyd began, "Bill, you ignorant slut"
    $400 10
This young hero of Celtic lore drinks a love potion & falls for his uncle's girl, Isolde
    $600 3
After World War II signs marking the entrance to East Berlin were usually in German & these 3 other languages
    $600 28
She was told to "fly away home, your house is on fire, your children have gone"
    $600 19
CO
    $600 23
She became a celebrity when she predicted a Democrat would be elected president in 1960 & die in office
    $600 8
Reginald Jackson, born in 1946, is nicknamed Mr. October; Thomas Jackson, born in 1824, was nicknamed this
    $600 11
In the "Star Trek" universe, these small handheld scanning devices are standard issue on away missions
    $800 4
In 1323 this current part of the Netherlands gained control of Zeeland
    $800 29
The only tune he could play was "Over The Hills And Far Away", but it "pleased both the girls and the boys"
    $800 20
QF
    $800 25
Called "the Sleeping Prophet", this medium from Kentucky gave thousands of psychic readings while in a trance
    $800 7
Like Charles Rushmore, for whom the mount is named, these 2 men on it passed the bar & were lawyers
    $800 12
Named for Poseidon's son, this largest moon of Neptune strangely has a retrograde orbit
    DD: $1,000 5
July 14, 1789 was the Marquis de Launay's last day as governor of this edifice
    $1000 30
This unfortunate bird was once identified with Sir Robert Walpole, whose ministry was known as the Robinocracy
    $1000 21
LH
    $1000 26
On his TV show "Crossing Over", this clairvoyant man passed on messages from the dead to family members
    $1000 6
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows off the bulb from a common desk lamp.) By using this type of gas, like bromine, around a filament, this type of lamp outlasts the incandescent ones
    $1000 13
An insult comic dog, or the original name of the card game whist

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

Bob Wendy Nick
$1,200 $800 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Wendy Nick
$2,400 $2,600 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ROME
THE SOPRANOS
6 FEET, UNDER
DEADWOOD
DEAF POETRY
IT'S NOT T.V.
(Alex: ...it's HBO. In that last category, by the way, IT'S NOT T.V., each response will be just two letters.)
    $400 1
Site of many a great soccer match, Rome's Sports Palace was originally built for this 1960 event
    $400 26
Kirsten Flagstad was famous for lending her soprano voice to the works of this "Parsifal" composer
    $400 11
Louisiana's legal code is based on a code developed by this 5'6" European, also known as "The Corsican"
    $400 6
Common 6-letter name for the No. 1 wood in golf
    $400 21
After his deafness had set in, British poet Algernon Swinburne wrote criticism of this "Tyger Tyger" poet
    $400 16
Kafka & Camus both contracted this lung disease in the early 1900s
    $800 2
Rome lies on both banks of this river, 15 miles east of the Tyrrhenian Sea
    $800 27
American mezzo-soprano Marylin Horne did the singing for this actress in the 1954 film "Carmen Jones"
    $800 12
By the age of 10, this 2'1" young man had already visited President Polk & the queen of Spain
    $800 7
Mahogany wood is popular in making furniture, as it's strong, won't rot & resists these insects of the order Isoptera
    $800 22
This author of "A Modest Proposal" & several satirical poems was deafened due to Meniere's disease
    $800 17
Give us this wide receiver's initials, & you've got his nickname
    $1200 3
Built during the 1400s, Rome's fabulous Venezia Palace served as this man's headquarters in the '20s & '30s
    DD: $100 28
Born in NYC on Dec. 2, 1923, this soprano made her debut at the Athens Opera at age 17
    $1200 13
At 5'4" tall, he's the shortest president
    $1200 8
Used to build the temple of Jerusalem around 1000 B.C., these trees are also a symbol of Lebanon
    $1200 23
Deaf poet Henry Lawson of this country published "Children of the Bush" in 1902
    $1200 18
Postal abbreviation for the state that's been nicknamed "The Sagebrush State" & "Battle Born State"
    $1600 4
The headliner at the San Silvestro in Rome's Capite Church is the reputed head of this saint; bring it to me!
    $1600 29
Lilli Lehmann won fame as this "hued" type of soprano voice, known for trills, runs & cadenzas
    $1600 14
This "Rape of the Lock" poet was struck with a childhood illness that never allowed him to grow over 4'6"
    $1600 9
The weapons called shinai which are used in the martial art of kendo are primarily made of this
    $1600 24
Deaf poet Ronsard's poem to this season says, "The rose which but this morning did disclose her gown of crimson"
    $1600 19
In 1964 Tanganyika & Zanzibar merged to form the country that now has this 2-letter Internet domain
    $2000 5
Collective numeric name for the Roman features known as the Aventine, the Caelian & 5 others
    $2000 30
In 1850, when P.T. Barnum brought this Swedish soprano to NYC, 20,000 fans surrounded her hotel
    $2000 15
This king of the Franks with a diminutive title was the son of Charles Martel
    $2000 10
The reddish wood of this member of the rose family is used by cabinet makers; the nut, by candy bar makers
    DD: $2,000 25
Deafness didn't stop Joachim du Bellay's 115 poems, styled after this Italian for whom a style of sonnet is named
    $2000 20
First 2 initials of the author of a series of novels about a butler named Jeeves

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Wendy Nick
$13,700 $11,000 $11,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD HISTORY
This person was the reigning monarch of Great Britain when the U.S. national anthem was written

Final scores:

Bob Wendy Nick
$22,801 $1,000 $799
2-day champion: $31,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Bob Wendy Nick
$14,800 $11,000 $12,400
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,200

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