Show #4942 - Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Contestants

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Dom Nguyen, a freelance writer from Redwood City, California

Marah Eakin, a publicist from Brooklyn, New York

Paul Callaway, a software developer from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN AUTHORS
HE WAS IN THAT?
METROPOLITAN SOBRIQUETS
P.T. BARNUM
ORGANIZATIONS
LEADER OF THE "PACK"
    $200 17
His service in the Air Force gave him the background to write about a madcap bombardier in "Catch-22"
    $200 12
In 1961 this future "Jeopardy!" announcer hit the big screen in "Gidget Goes Hawaiian"
    $200 1
"The Windy City",
Illinois
    $200 6
In 1881 this man's International Allied Shows joined with P.T. to promote "The Greatest Show on Earth"
    $200 24
If writing to this board game's association in Greenport, N.Y., send them a double letter (it scores more)
    $200 2
Beer-related term describing the average blue-collar guy
    $400 18
James Thurber shared this middle name with the 22nd & 24th president of the U.S.
    $400 13
Dennis Hopper played the son of Rock Hudson & Elizabeth Taylor in this 1956 classic
    $400 14
"The City of Witches",
Massachusetts
    $400 7
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has one quote attributed to Barnum--this one about gullible people
    $400 25
Horrified at the treatment of horses, Henry Bergh founded the American version of this humane society
    $400 3
Don Hutson, Paul Hornung & Lou Brock (no, not that Lou Brock) are in this team's Hall of Fame
    $600 19
This "Stuart Little" author wrote the "Talk of the Town" column for the New Yorker for several years
    $600 21
This boxing champ played a bartender in "The Hustler", & that's no "Raging Bull"
    $600 15
"The Crescent City",
Louisiana
    $600 9
While publishing The Herald of Freedom in Danbury in this state, Barnum was sued for libel 3 times
    DD: $3,000 26
Founded as the Christian Mission, it changed its name to this in 1878
    $600 4
A brand of quick-drying, plaster-like material to fill small holes in plasterwork
    $800 22
The Snopes family appeared in 6 of his novels, including "The Hamlet", "The Town" & "The Mansion"
    $800 29
Wayne Knight, who played Newman on "Seinfeld", got to interrogate Sharon Stone in this revealing thriller
    $800 16
As in a Navy song, "Crabtown On The Bay",
Maryland
    $800 10
Barnum offered $15,000 to Lavinia Warren & this man to delay their wedding for more publicity; they declined
    $800 27
Tin Can Sailors is the name of a group of sailors who served on these ships that defend warships from attack
    $800 5
A large bushy-tailed rodent, or a person who saves small useless items
    $1000 23
"Dragon's Teeth", one of 11 novels featuring Lanny Budd, won this muckraker the Pulitzer Prize for 1942
    $1000 30
Before "Starsky and Hutch", Paul Michael Glaser played Perchik in this movie musical (Hint: Topol got top billing)
    $1000 20
"The Emerald City",
Washington
    $1000 11
In 1860 this pair originally from SE Asia came out of retirement for a 6-week exhibition at Barnum's American museum
    $1000 28
Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in 1881, it's the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization
    $1000 8
Lupine term for a group of subs operating together in hunting down enemy convoys

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

Paul Marah Dom
$1,200 $3,200 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Marah Dom
$6,400 $5,800 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL THRILLER
"WALK" INTO THE TOP 40
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
FRENCH SAUCES
EARLY MAN
IN THE DICTIONARY
    $400 9
JFK AIRPORT - NEW YORK
0720 HOURS

(Agent Sarah of the JCC phones in.) I was tailed through this borough where JFK International is, but I lost them, & I'm on schedule to meet the man with the package
    $400 11
We're asking about this 1985 hit by Katrina & The Waves & "don't it feel good"?
    $400 26
In addition to being the mother of Catherine of Aragon, this Spanish queen was also mother to Joan the Mad
    $400 18
Veloute, made of stock thickened with a flour & butter roux, is named for this fabric--it's that smooth
    $400 6
An important specimen is coded KNM-ER 1470, KNM for the "National Museums" of this African country where it lived
    $400 1
The OED says the origin of "quaff" is unknown, but it's probably this kind of word imitative of sound
    $800 10
NILE VALLEY, EGYPT
0915 HOURS

(Agent Jimmy of the JCC checks in via camel phone.) I've been set up--Ahmad said he'd bring the package & meet me in this suburb of Cairo, but he never showed
    $800 12
Title command of a No. 1 hit for the 4 Seasons in 1963 & a Top 20 for Grand Funk in 1974
    $800 19
Sauce a la duxelles calls for mushrooms; sauce perigueux, for these ritzier fungi
    $800 7
This type of man, reconstructed here, lived in Europe until about 30,000 years ago
    $800 2
This 5-letter word refers to a joyous or triumphant song & is derived from Paia, a title for Apollo
    $1200 16
NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
1140 HOURS

(Agent Sarah of the JCC puts some information on the grapevine.) I talked to Menzies--the package is headed for the Bay Area's busiest airport with this 3-letter code
    $1200 13
"Holly came from Miami F.L.A., hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A." in this classic
    DD: $4,000 20
A bigarade is a bitter one of these; bigarade sauce is often used on duck
    DD: $1,200 8
Homo erectus reached this island between 1 & 2 million B.C.; Homo Dutch traderensis, in 1596 A.D.
    $1200 3
A Victorian author who rewrote Shakespeare to be less offensive lent his name to this word meaning "to censor"
    $1600 17
SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE
1635 HOURS

(Agent Jon of the JCC practices spycraft with Agent Kelly.) The location of the package is in a code in this English-language newspaper based in France
    $1600 14
"Here comes Johnny" with this Dire Straits tune
    $1600 21
The name of the sauce chaud-froid means this; it's prepared one way but served the other
    $1600 24
6-mil.-year-old Sahelanthropus tchadensis may be the first this, a term covering us & our humanlike ancestors
    $1600 4
From the Latin bullire, "to bubble", comes this cheery adjective meaning "overflowing with enthusiasm"
    $2000 23
ATHENS, GREECE
2130 HOURS

(Agent Cheryl of the JCC checks in.) Yes, I found Nikkos, but I just missed the package--it left last night out of this city, Athens' main port since 1834
    $2000 15
"Put on my blue suede shoes... touched down in the land of the Delta blues" begins this 1991 song
    $2000 27
This British queen who reigned from 1702 to 1714 was the last monarch of the royal House of Stuart
    $2000 22
Also called balsamella, this basic French white sauce is made by adding milk to a roux
    $2000 25
Australopithecus has the foramen magnum, the hole in the skull for this, facing down rather than back as it did earlier
    $2000 5
Though it sounds like a chaste astrological sign, this word now means an ill-tempered woman

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Marah Dom
$5,200 $9,800 $3,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FAMOUS PAINTERS
His twin daughters both married generals, & his portrait of one of his sons-in-law is seen here

Final scores:

Paul Marah Dom
$0 $8,800 $100
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $8,800 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Paul Marah Dom
$8,000 $9,800 $3,800
17 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 2 DDs)
11 R,
1 W
14 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $21,600

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