Show #4948 - Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Contestants

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Amit Bose, an attorney from Tucker, Georgia

Melanie Perreault, a college history professor from Salisbury, Maryland

Jimmy Orsag, a journalist from Rochester, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,602)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 16th CENTURY
EIGHTH NOTES
DOUBLE G WHIZ
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
IT'S A MYSTERY!
HUGH DONE IT
    $200 22
Martin Luther translated the Bible into this language
    $200 17
In the eighth inning of a 1927 game against Washington, he blasted his then record 60th home run of the season
    $200 12
Dis music of da Caribbean blends da blues, calypso & rock, mon
    $200 7
The 150th anniversary of this 1849 California event was honored on a 1999 U.S. stamp
    DD: $600 6
The title of this 1939 mystery by Raymond Chandler is a slang term for death
    $200 1
Marilyn Monroe graced his first centerfold back in 1953
    $400 23
She became queen of Scots in 1542 when she was less than a week old
    $400 18
If you don't know it's the eighth planet from the sun, you're all wet
    $400 13
Legally, this type of assault involves serious bodily injury
    $400 8
Home to Theo Kearney, the Raisin King of California, this city grew up around a train station
    $400 25
This detecting couple whom Dashiell Hammett introduced in "The Thin Man" had a dog named Asta
    $400 2
This actor has played the befuddled Bertie Wooster & the curmudgeonly Dr. House
    $600 24
In 1570 this first Russian czar killed thousands in Novgorod; he thought they were conspiring against him
    $600 19
The eighth plague of Egypt in Exodus, they plague some areas of the Earth every 17 years
    $600 14
Apologies to those dining at home now: it's a soft-bodied, legless larva of certain flies
    $600 9
This "royal road" linked missions in California from Sonoma down to San Diego
    $600 26
The V.I. in this hard-boiled detective's name stands for Victoria Iphigenia
    $600 3
He's starred in "Mickey Blue Eyes" as well as "Lair of the White Worm"
    $800 29
In 1559, during Pope Paul IV's reign, the church first published this banned-reading list
    $800 20
In Hinduism, Krishna is considered the eighth earthly incarnation of this preserver god
    $800 15
Slang for "hyped", it also means beaten with a whip as punishment
    $800 10
Spanish for "the bull", it's the site of a former Marine Corps air station near Santa Ana, California
    $800 27
Some editions of this Dickens novel begin, "An ancient English cathedral town..."; others say "tower"--it's a "Mystery"!
    $800 4
In September 2005 this Aussie won an Emmy for hosting the Tony Awards
    $1000 30
In the 1569 Union of Lublin, Zygmunt II united Lithuania & this country
    $1000 21
Born in 1961, this famous woman was the daughter of the Eighth Earl Spencer
    $1000 16
To overwhelm or bewilder, especially while playing a certain Parker Brothers word game
    $1000 11
Nicknamed "Duke", in 1982 he became the first Armenian-American elected governor of a state
    $1000 28
"The Mystery of" her is Poe's sequel to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
    $1000 5
At one time a game-show host, he's known better as a host of "20/20"

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

Jimmy Melanie Amit
$1,400 $3,200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jimmy Melanie Amit
$2,800 $5,800 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE KENNEDY YEARS
SPORTS FRANCHISES ON FILM
(Alex: You have to name the pro sports team for us.)
PHILOSOPHY
RUNNING IN CIRCLES
THE BODY HUMAN
THE "I"s HAVE IT
    $400 24
In October 1962 JFK was photographed in the Oval Office with Soviet leader who were unaware he already knew about this crisis
    $400 1
1942:
At first base, Gary Cooper
    $400 12
The first Greek philosophers are known as pre-this, for the man known for his method
    $400 20
A country in Africa, or the little circle punched out of a punch card
    $400 11
You'll find the incus, the malleus & the tympanic membrane in this body part
    $400 6
This empire spoke a language called Quechua & stretched for more than 2,500 miles
    $800 25
Kennedy included Republicans in his Cabinet: Secy. of the Treasury C. Douglas Dillon & Robert McNamara, Secretary of this
    $800 2
1971:
No. 40
Billy Dee Williams
    $800 13
From the Greek for "pleasure", it's the doctrine that pleasure is the highest good
    DD: $500 21
It's defined as 66 degrees 30 minutes north latitude & all points on it lie 1,624 miles from the North Geographic Pole
    $800 16
If this conical tube connecting mouth & esophagus is damaged, you can't make vowel sounds
    $800 7
This 14-letter word for a society's intellectual elite comes from the Russian
    $1200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads from the JFK Library & Museum in Boston, MA.) One exhibit at the Kennedy Library recreates the Justice Department office of this man, John F. Kennedy's most trusted advisor
    $1200 3
1978:
At QB, Warren Beatty
    $1200 14
Kant published a "Critique of Pure" this in 1781 & Feyerabend published a "Farewell to" it in 1987
    $1200 22
This 2-letter word is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter
    DD: $500 17
Each day this dark purple, ductless 6-letter organ destroys about 200 billion red blood cells on purpose
    $1200 8
On Dec. 28, 1846 it joined the U.S. as the 29th state
    $1600 27
A 1961 Gallup poll named JFK the most admired man; on the female list, Jackie placed second, trailing this woman
    $1600 4
1988:
John Cusack
&
1989:
Ray Liotta
    $1600 15
In "Essay Concerning Human Understanding", he argued that we're born with a blank slate, with no innate ideas
    $1600 23
Virgil & Dante find Ulysses among the evil counselors in the 8th circle of Hell in this first part of "The Divine Comedy"
    $1600 18
It's the pear-shaped, bile-holding sac near the right lobe of the liver
    $1600 9
Ships known as these were used in the Crimean War a few years before the U.S. outfitted the Monitor as one
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads next to a rocking chair in the JFK Library & Museum in Boston, MA.) Because of his bad back, President Kennedy often sat in one of his famous rocking chairs, even when meeting with this future prime minister in 1962
    $2000 5
1996:
No. 85
Cuba Gooding Jr.
    $2000 28
In this work, Nietzsche introduced the concepts of the Ubermensch, or superman, & the will to power
    $2000 29
There are 2 shapes in this name, formed as a NYC repertory company in 1951
    $2000 19
This "master" gland is joined to the hypothalamus
    $2000 10
This forest of the Congo is renowned as the home of the pygmies

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jimmy Melanie Amit
$8,400 $11,600 $11,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORD ORIGINS
This word regarding infidelity came from a certain bird leaving its eggs in other nests to be raised

Final scores:

Jimmy Melanie Amit
$5,198 $399 $5,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $5,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jimmy Melanie Amit
$8,400 $12,600 $11,800
12 R,
2 W
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
17 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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