Show #4978 - Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Contestants

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Tom Ricketts, a chemical engineer from Halifax, Massachusetts

Melissa Ahart, a librarian originally from Oswego, New York

Kathy Lisiewicz, a project coordinator from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

MONEY MATTERS
DOCUMENTARIES
GET TO THE POINT
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES
GUMFIGHT
AT THE OK. CHORALE
    $200 30
Hey big spender--set aside a few bucks for the future in one of these, an IRA for short
    $200 15
One of the earliest documentaries was Robert Flaherty's 1922 film about this title Eskimo "of the North"
    $200 4
(Jon of the Clue Crew lurks in the shadows, weapon at the ready...) A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, this was the weapon of choice
    $200 1
German bibliophiles know that a Buchhandlung is this type of retail store
    $200 17
Just like it "sounds", this electric toothbrush from Philips can give you healthier gums
    $200 22
A Tulsa chorale adapted this holiday song, with valkyries for milkmaids & 9 ladies waltzing to Strauss
    $400 14
In 1976 Bank Americard got this new name with an international flavor
    $400 16
The documentary "Hearts of Darkness" recounted the harrowing making of this other movie
    $400 5
A cutting remark, or the point projecting off the end of a hook in an opposite direction
    $400 2
To a Dutchman this clothing accessory is a zakdoek, & is something to sneeze at
    $400 18
You get an award if you tell us this term for a film of bacteria around teeth that the FDA says "begins gum disease"
    $400 23
Nearly 200 Oklahoma singers united in song in 2005 to raise money for the victims of these 2 hurricanes
    $600 13
If a stock symbol has more than 3 letters, like MSFT, this company, it's probably on the NASDAQ, not the NYSE
    $600 27
Subway's Jared Fogle turns up for a cameo in this 2004 Morgan Spurlock film about fast food in America
    $600 6
Surreal thinker of the comics seen here
    $600 3
In Greek this 2-word phrase means "the many"; it refers to the common people
    $600 19
From the Latin for "gums", it's an inflammation of the gums in which they bleed easily
    $600 24
In 2005 the Oklahoma Master Chorale's "Hymns to Theotokos" featured songs dedicated to this biblical woman
    $800 12
Applying for college? Consider going for one of these $4,000 grants, named for a Rhode Island senator in 1980
    $800 28
A 1945 Hitchcock film shares its name with this 2002 documentary about the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition
    $800 7
Davy Crockett said the sight of this man's knife could "give a man of squeamish stomach the colic"
    $800 9
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives an etymology lesson on the monitor.) According to Grimm's Law, the ancient "D" became our "T" sound, and the German sound "Ts", so Latin "duo" became "two" in English & this word in German
    $800 20
Adjective for a tooth that's embedded in the jawbone or soft tissue of the jaw & usually has to be extracted
    $800 25
The Council Oaks Men's Chorale of Tulsa wowed 'em in 2002 with their rendition of "I Feel Pretty" from this musical
    $1000 11
The bonds issued by over 95% of U.S. companies are noninvestment grade, less respectfully called these
    $1000 29
In 1997's "Wild Man Blues", director Barbara Kopple followed this other director & his jazz band around Europe
    $1000 8
The monument seen here is one of these pillars that date back to Egyptian temples
    DD: $1,200 10
"Margaritas ante porcos" means this in Latin, not "Your aunt has had too many margaritas"
    $1000 21
From the Latin for "around the tooth", this type of chronic disease is caused by bacterial infection
    $1000 26
In 2005 the Chorale at St. Joseph Old Cathedral in Oklahoma City sang this kind of "Mass for the Dead" by Mozart

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Kathy Melissa Tom
$2,200 $2,800 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$2,600 $6,600 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE
NBA TEAMS' HOME ARENAS
DURING THE PIERCE ADMINISTRATION
BOOK TITLES
THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED PAGE
WEARABLE VOCABULARY
    $400 7
This capital's Vladislav Hall, in the Bohemian Renaissance style, was once Europe's largest enclosed secular space
    $400 26
Madison Square Garden
    $400 16
This country emerged from isolation & agreed in 1854 to allow the U.S. trading rights to 2 of its ports
    $400 2
As told to Alex Haley:
"The Autobiography of ___"
    $400 21
In 1986 this U.S. attorney & future mayor wrote on "How to Return Ethics to New York"
    $400 1
Wooden beams laid down to secure the rails of a railroad
    $800 8
The audience hall of Lubeck's Rathaus dates from 1754 to 1761, a superb example of this light, ornamental style
    $800 27
The 2 teams that play at the Staples Center
    $800 17
This runaway slave published his autobiography, "My Bondage, My Freedom", in 1855
    $800 3
Milan Kundera:
"The Unbearable ___"
    $800 22
Lambasting Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields defended her use of drugs to treat this ailment of new mothers
    $800 10
To endow a group with the power to do something, like wear part of a 3-piece suit
    DD: $1,200 9
The vault of Rome's Il Jesu, built in the 1500s for this new society, led to fears it would cause echos
    $1200 28
TD BankNorth Garden (or Gahden)
    DD: $1,600 18
This act of 1854 named for 2 future states allowed the new territories to decide the slavery issue themselves
    $1200 4
Henry James:
"The Turn of the ___"
    $1200 23
His July 6, 2003 op-ed doubted Iraq's uranium purchase; 8 days later his wife was outed as a CIA agent
    $1200 11
Saloonkeeper Clarke & political satirist O'Rourke
    $1600 14
Based on the column type, it's a style of classical architecture; the Greeks had 3, Doric, Ionic & Corinthian
    $1600 29
Rose Garden Arena
    $1600 19
This grandson of a founding father arranged an 1853 purchase from Mexico
    $1600 5
William Faulkner:
"Go Down, ___"
    $1600 24
In political & journalistic circles, this op-edder's fame is such that she's simply called MoDo
    $1600 12
For insulting me, you're going to get a "Van Allen" one of these in the chops
    $2000 15
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark.) The Grand Bazaar, one of Tivoli's loveliest buildings, was designed in this exotic style, also known as Moresco
    $2000 30
AT&T (formerly SBC) Center
    $2000 20
This British inventor created a steelmaking process allowing large quantities of steel to be produced cheaply
    $2000 6
Thomas Wolfe:
"You Can't ___"
    $2000 25
His 2005 farewell column said, "Never retire!"; he kept his Sunday magazine language column
    $2000 13
& for insulting my friend, you're going to get a "wind" one of these in the eye

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$7,000 $10,600 $14,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. TERRITORIES
5 of the 7 islands that make up this U.S. territory are of volcanic origin; the other 2 are coral atolls

Final scores:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$1 $10,200 $8,399
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $10,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Kathy Melissa Tom
$6,600 $11,800 $16,000
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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