Show #4960 - Friday, March 17, 2006

Contestants

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James Washick, a professor from Greenville, South Carolina

Lara Beaton, a software tester from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Scott Gardiner, an Army lawyer from Tampa, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
SI's SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE
(Alex: A regular feature in that magazine.)
LITERARY GENRES
RECORD LOSSES IN 2005
SO "LONG"
& THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
(Alex: I don't know what that means.)
    $200 21
It has the largest enrollment of any university in Utah
    $200 1
This tire co. paid Rip Hamilton "to braid his hair in the tread pattern of one of its tires", not blimps
    $200 2
"Pamela" is an epistolary one & may be the first English one
    $200 16
A computer with 98,000 names & SSNs was reported stolen from this oldest campus of the Univ. of Calif.
    $200 11
A unit of distance equal to 220 yards
    $200 26
Varieties of this fish include brown, rainbow & cutthroat
    $400 22
In 1865 this school in Poughkeepsie became the first women's college in the U.S. to have facilities equal to the men's schools
    $400 7
A Little League team in Kentucky is sponsored by this "delightfully tacky yet unrefined" restaurant
    $400 3
A villanella, an Italian song, became a villanelle, a French this
    $400 17
Named for a sport that embodies high society, this Ralph Lauren co. was hacked for 180,000 credit card numbers
    $400 12
This arachnid is also called a harvestman
    $400 27
Baseball's Mr. Hunter might've appreciated this bottom feeder, seen here
    $600 23
In 1937 this Malibu, Calif. university was established by & named for the founder of Western Auto Supply Company
    $600 8
This Miami Heat superstar center's "wife, Shaunie, said their family has outgrown its 18-bedroom home"
    $600 4
The name of this literary form also means "to try"
    $600 18
This company that owns HBO & Turner Broadcasting lost a backup tape with 600,000 names & SSNs
    $600 13
Random House says this is a "chiefly Texas" term for a bottle of beer
    $600 28
Pleuronectidae, one family of this fish, generally has eyes on the right side; another, Bothidae, on the left
    $800 24
This Tulsa, Oklahoma school's athletic teams are called the Golden Eagles, not the Evangelists
    $800 9
"A ski jumping competition in" this country, Land of the Midnight Sun, "rewarded competitors for landing in trees"
    $800 5
The story of Gisli Sursson, or John Jakes' chronicle of the Kent family
    $800 19
Data on 4 million customers were lost by this group formed by a 1998 merger with Travelers
    $800 14
12-letter term for one employed on the wharves of a port
    $800 30
When this fish is "red", it's been smoked; if "red" in slang, it's a misleading clue
    $1000 25
This West Lafayette, Indiana school's Hall of Music has seating for more than 6,000
    $1000 10
"Golfer John Daly has... endorsement deals with" Dunkin' Donuts & this Anna Nicole Smith-endorsed diet aid
    $1000 6
In the 1880s Guy de Maupassant published 300 of these
    $1000 20
A medical group lost 185,000 personal & medical records in this city, the seat of Santa Clara County
    $1000 15
2-word term for the body part highlighted here
    DD: $2,000 29
The name of this type of fish seen here also means an elevated position

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

Scott Lara James
$1,600 $1,200 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Lara James
$3,600 $2,800 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

CANALS
NYPD TV
HIDDEN BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
(Alex: The name of a book of the Bible is hidden in each clue, and the letters will appear in order.)
INDEPENDENCE DAYS
BACK IN 1906
FROM THE LATIN
    $400 1
The city of Balboa is the Pacific terminus of this 51-mile-long canal
    $400 7
Detectives Diane Russell, Jill Kirkendall & Connie McDowell were on the job for this ABC drama
    $400 2
Sending money was the best her friends could do for her
    $400 16
This country celebrates its 1945 independence from Fascism on April 25th
    $400 26
Burned in 1864, this city was placed under martial law following racial tensions in September 1906
    $400 21
You'll often find a statue's feet atop this kind of base whose name is from the Latin for "foot"
    $800 8
While in Milan in the late 15th century, this artist designed locks to join the city's canals
    $800 12
Wojo, Harris, Yemana & Fish were 12th Precinct detectives on this sitcom
    $800 3
Fight the evil mojo by using your good voodoo
    $800 17
Though it was first settled by the French, July 1 marks its partial independence from the U.K.
    $800 27
Now take this question... please! This "King of the One Liners" was born March 16, 1906
    $800 22
Fancy Valentines often feature this delicate fabric whose name comes from the Latin for "to trap or snare"
    $1200 9
In 1825 the Seneca Chief became the first boat to traverse the length of this canal, reaching NYC on Nov. 4
    $1200 13
Max Greevey & Mike Logan were the original 2 N.Y. detectives who investigated crimes in the 1st half of this show
    $1200 4
Top chefs know that Pez rarely makes it onto the menu
    DD: $2,000 18
This Asian island nation gained independence from the U.S. in 1946 but celebrates its 1898 freedom from Spain on June 12
    $1200 28
In September the Platt Amendment was invoked, allowing U.S. intervention in this Caribbean country
    $1200 23
It's from the Latin for "talking to oneself"; an example is heard here

"I'll have grounds more relative than this. The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King"
    $1600 10
With capital of about $40 million set in place, work was begun on this waterway in April 1859
    $1600 14
In 1982 Sharon Gless took over for Meg Foster to partner with Tyne Daily as this title pair
    $1600 5
For hungry sandwich lovers, jam ostensibly makes the peanut butter better
    $1600 19
This North European country marks December 6 for its 1917 independence from Russia
    $1600 29
In 1906 there were 90 of these; nearly two-thirds of them were Republican
    $1600 24
From the Latin for "tail", it's the section of a musical composition that brings it to a close
    DD: $2,000 11
Located at Sault Ste. Marie, the St. Marys Falls Canal connects these 2 Great Lakes
    $2000 15
In the '70s this Taos, N.M. Deputy Marshal was on temporary assignment in Manhattan's 27th Precinct
    $2000 6
From answers to questions; that's "Jeopardy!"
    $2000 20
It was annexed by Indonesia but became independent on May 20, 2002
    $2000 30
The 1906 murder of Grace Brown in New York State inspired Theodore Dreiser to write this novel
    $2000 25
A fun way to get to the top of a mountain is this kind of cable railway whose name is from the Latin for "rope"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Lara James
$9,200 $10,400 $20,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY BOOKS
Chapter I of this book tells us: "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood..."

Final scores:

Scott Lara James
$8,000 $20,400 $20,801
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Scott Lara James
$9,200 $11,600 $22,000
15 R,
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
25 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $42,800

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