Show #4949 - Thursday, March 2, 2006

(Jon: Duty, honor, country: they'll come up in clues from West Point, next on Jeopardy!)

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Jack Deschauer, a public relations professional from Arlington, Virginia

Sharon Desser, a bookkeeper from New York, New York

Amit Bose, an attorney from Tucker, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT
REMEMBERING RICKY NELSON
A CAT-EGORY
SCRAMBLED KEGS
(Alex: Anagrams of beer brands.)
19th CENTURY HISTORY
"WA" THIS WAY
    $200 4
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from West Point, NY.) The name West Point comes from the Academy's location on the west bank of this river about 50 miles north of New York City
    $200 26
One of Ricky's first hits was this song heard here that was also a hit for Fats Domino

"I'm lonely as I can be /
And I've waited for your company..."
    $200 14
We envy the Egyptian mau cat, whose eyes are the gooseberry shade of this color
    $200 2
It's been known to shed a little light:
A/C OR NO
    $200 19
In 1889 this island joined up with Tobago as a single colony
    $200 1
Dismissive insectoid name for an American ethnic group of British non-Catholic ancestry
    $400 11
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from a field at West Point, NY.) This West Point grad went on to become a four-star general, & once declared, "It is as natural for me to be a soldier as it is to breathe"
    $400 27
It's the immensely popular TV show on which Ricky appeared from 1952 to 1966
    $400 15
The first Cornish Rex cat was the offspring of a tortie & a white barn cat in this part of SW England
    $400 3
A prize winner:
BABBLE BIN STUPOR
    $400 20
This "wild" guy was hired as the marshal of Abilene in 1871
    $400 5
If you're "on" this, you're angry & in the mood for confrontation
    DD: $2,000 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is flanked by two students at West Point, NY.) Freshmen at West Point are shown their place by being known as these, from a Roman term for ordinary, uneducated citizens
    $600 28
Gene Pitney wrote this musical greeting that charted for Ricky in 1961

"Passed me by one sunny day /
Flashed those big brown eyes my way /
And ooh, I wanted you forevermore"
    $600 16
Shulamith, a stray discovered in 1981, was the first American curl cat, named for its perky-looking pair of these
    $600 9
Might be Ben Kenobi's favorite:
SIN GENUS
    $600 21
In 1827 Allan Cunningham became the first European to explore this continent's Darling Downs
    $600 6
Aquarius, translated from Latin
    $800 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads in front of a set of wooden doors at West Point, NY.) The United States Military Academy's coat of arms depicts the helmet of this Greek goddess of wisdom & warfare
    $800 29
One of Ricky's identical twin sons who have recorded songs as the pop-rock duo Nelson
    $800 17
A relatively new breed of cat with very short legs bears the name of these little beings introduced in a 1900 book
    $800 10
It's fitting in Japan:
APROPOS
    $800 22
In the 1870s this U.S. political party was split between the Stalwarts & the Half-Breeds
    $800 7
Longfellow's middle name
    $1000 24
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from in front of a military exercise.) A shortage of blue cloth led to uniforms of a different color & to this 3-word term for the corps of cadets
    $1000 30
This song heard here was Rick's last Top 40 hit, in 1972

"But it's all right now /
I've learned my lesson well /
You see, you can't please everyone..."
    $1000 18
The Balinese is basically a long-haired version of this other Asian cat
    $1000 25
It can be upon Tyne or a fresh palace:
NEWT LACES
    $1000 23
During this war, the Allies took Sevastopol on September 9, 1855
    $1000 8
After NATO admitted West Germany in 1955, the USSR & its satellites met & formed this

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Amit Sharon Jack
$4,200 $2,400 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amit Sharon Jack
$5,200 $6,000 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY PAIRS
POT LUCK
ADD A LETTER
(Alex: Each correct response will consist of two words. The words are almost exactly alike but with one letter difference. You [*] to get the second one.)
BEYOND
THE VALLEY
OF THE DOLLS
    $400 6
1813:
"... and Prejudice"
    $400 1
Of insects, beets or berries, the one that's the original source of red cochineal dye used to color British uniforms
    $400 2
Add a "G" to make a prominent member of the wedding into a prominent transportation structure
    $400 3
The first section of this 1958 Leon Uris novel is titled "Beyond Jordan"
    $400 19
Pop hit P.T.A. site for Jeannie C. Riley
    $400 13
This "pack" of fashionable dolls now includes Rock Angelz, who have their own guitars (or should that be guitarz?)
    $800 7
1912:
"...and the Lion"
    $800 18
Chelia and Toubkal are 2 of the peaks in this mountain chain of North Africa
    DD: $800 4
An "E" transforms your puppy into the chief magistrate in the former Republic of Genoa
    $800 12
The influential theologian Elaine Pagels has published "Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of" this doubting Apostle
    $800 20
At 282 feet below sea level, a spot in this valley is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
    $800 27
Kirsten, one the American Girl dolls, is a pioneer who immigrated to Minnesota from this country
    $1200 8
1924:
"...and the Paycock"
    $1200 24
In the Scarecrow's song "If I Only Had a Brain" from "The Wizard of Oz", this U.S. president is mentioned
    $1200 5
Without an "S", it's royal rule; with an "S", it means to quit
    $1200 14
His "Giant" memoir is titled "Over the Edge: Tackling Quarterbacks, Drugs, and a World Beyond Football"
    $1200 21
You'll find Queen Hatshepsut's tomb in this valley
    $1600 9
1598:
"...and Leander"
    $1600 25
He was on the cover of the February 11, 1957 Time magazine with the headline "Brains v. Dollars on T.V."
    $1600 11
Luminous brightness degenerates into loud, empty protests when "B" gets in front
    $1600 15
This American playwright won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, including one for 1920's "Beyond the Horizon"
    $1600 22
The monolith known as "El Capitan" towers over 3,500 feet above this valley
    $2000 10
1978:
"...and Remembrance"
    $2000 26
This poet died with Edward Elliker Williams after his ship capsized during an 1822 storm
    $2000 17
On adding an "R", a word meaning "stop" starts meaning a ridge made by folding
    $2000 16
"Beyond Giving" by this British author of "I, Claudius" contains a poetic tribute to those killed in WWI
    DD: $500 23
Valley near Dusseldorf famous for its human fossils

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amit Sharon Jack
$8,000 $9,500 $4,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

THE VICE PRESIDENCY
In the 20th century, 2 of the 3 men who served less than 1 year as VP before becoming president

Final scores:

Amit Sharon Jack
$1,400 $3,001 $9,200
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $9,200

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Amit Sharon Jack
$6,600 $10,800 $4,600
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
18 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
9 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $22,000

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