Show #4982 - Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bob Mesko game 5.

Contestants

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Melissa Garber, a copy editor from Orlando, Florida

Luis Sandoval, a production scheduler from Los Angeles, California

Bob Mesko, an arts administrator from Denver, Colorado (whose 4-day cash winnings total $48,998)

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Jeopardy! Round

THOU CANST BIBLICALLY QUOTE ME
(Alex: We want you to name the person who speaks the lines.)
THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNER
YOU SAY TOMATO
STATE OF DISASTER
SILK
"ZO" FAR SO GOOD
    $200 1
"The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat"
    $200 18
"Shane",
"Shine",
"Shakespeare in Love"
    $200 7
The traditional remedy if this mammal sprays you is: rub tomato juice into your clothes, let stand 15 minutes & rinse
    $200 26
There have been numerous avalanches in the Cascade Range's Stevens Pass in this state
    $200 16
Silkworms spin their cocoons by moving their heads in this numerical pattern figure skaters make on ice
    $200 2
The Chinese version of this astrological cycle covers 12 years
    $400 12
"My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths"
    $400 19
"Chinatown",
"Chicago",
"Fargo"
    $400 8
Varieties of tomato include beefsteak & these small ones that bear the name of a fruit of the genus Prunus
    $400 27
The first U.S. passenger rail fatalities occurred in this state when the Camden & Amboy train derailed
    $400 17
Before World War II, the biggest use for silk in the U.S. was to manufacture these for women
    $400 3
Title Greek character of a 1946 bestseller
    $600 13
"I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood"
    $600 20
"Roman Holiday",
"American Graffiti",
"The French Connection"
    $600 9
It's believed tomatoes were first eaten & cultivated on this continent before being introduced to Europe
    $600 28
In 1953 Worcester County saw one of the worst tornadoes in the history of this New England state
    $600 22
During World War II, silk was used to make the canopies of these; today they're usually made of nylon
    $600 4
A scientist who studies clams or camels
    DD: $1,200 14
"Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea"
    $800 21
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof",
"The Silence of the Lambs",
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
    $800 10
The Italians call the tomato "pomodoro", meaning "golden" one of these fruits
    $800 29
This U.S. mainland state has more active volcanoes than all other states combined; it's also the most earthquake prone
    $800 24
One silkworm is the larva of the Bombyx mori moth; "mori" comes from Morus multicalus, the scientific name of this tree
    $800 5
In 1902 Alfred Dreyfus attended this author's funeral
    $1000 15
"Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither"
    $1000 23
"Mrs. Miniver",
"Mister Roberts",
"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
    $1000 11
Though nonpoisonous itself, the tomato is a member of this "deadly" plant family
    $1000 30
In 1972 14 towns were flooded when a coal mine's slag-pile dam collapsed in this mountain state
    $1000 25
In the 500s A.D. this Byzantine emperor known for his code sent 2 monks to China to learn the secret of silk
    $1000 6
This prophet & religion founder was born around 630 B.C. in what's now Iran

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

Bob Luis Melissa
$4,400 $400 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Luis Melissa
$7,000 $200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

PLAYWRIGHTS
ORDER IN THE COURTROOM TV
THE NEAREST NATIONAL CAPITAL TO...
SHRIMPING
(Alex: We're gonna need both names in each response in...)
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT ALLITERATION
WEBSTER'S 2005 TOP WORD SEARCHES
(Alex: That is, of course, on Merriam-Webster's Internet web site.)
    $400 16
He wrote "Long Day's Journey into Night" in 1941, but it wasn't performed until 1956, 3 years after his death
    $400 1
James Spader "practice"s for Crane, Poole & Schmidt on this show
    $400 21
...Key West, Florida
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a shrimp boat in Savannah, GA.) The bigger species of shrimp with the larger nippers on the second pair of thoracic legs are called these
    $400 11
Gipper gabber,
crafty Californian,
"Bonzo" bedmate
    $400 2
A 2004 magnitude 9.3 earthquake produced a deadly one of these that had people curious well into 2005
    $800 17
Although he was Irish-born, most of his works after WWII, including "Waiting for Godot", were written in French
    $800 3
In 1963 this Erle Stanley Gardner title character suffered his only loss in a TV case
    DD: $1,200 22
...the Hollywood sign
    $800 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew handles a net on a shrimp boat in Savannah, GA.) An excluder device called a T.E.D. helps this animal, such as the loggerhead, from getting caught in the net
    $800 12
Tool-Timer,
movie-maker,
aviation aficionado,
Texas titan
    $800 5
A spoonful of sugar won't help this, from the Greek for "all people", meaning an epidemic over a wide range
    $1200 18
This "Betrayal" dramatist adapted John Fowles' novel "The French Lieutenant's Woman" for the screen
    $1200 4
This 1990s banjo-strummin' defense lawyer lived in Willow Springs, Georgia
    $1200 23
...Greenland
    $1200 28
Shrimp can be a problem in Asia, as when they burrow they create muddy water that blocks photosynthesis for this crop
    $1200 13
Louisiana lad,
fabulous food,
picture perfect
    $1200 7
Fingers were flying when New York Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed for this
    $1600 19
During most of WWII, this German playwright resided in the U.S.; he left in 1947 & formed the Berliner Ensemble in 1949
    $1600 6
Bailiff Bull Shannon's real first name on this '80s NBC sitcom was Nostradamus
    $1600 24
...the Strait of Gibraltar
    $1600 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew lets a deck hand do the dirty work on a shrimp boat in Savannah, GA.) A technique to cut open shrimp to take out the intestine shares its name with this diurnal insect
    DD: $2,000 14
Perky "prankster",
counterculture commentator,
"Nest" novelist
    $1600 8
There were cardinals but no blue jays at this meeting in 2005 that gave us Benedict
    $2000 20
In 1935 this dramatist stopped "Waiting for Lefty" & in 1937 he married actress Luise Rainer
    $2000 10
West Coast attorney Rosalind Shays got the (elevator) shaft on this NBC drama
    $2000 25
...the continent of Antarctica
    $2000 30
(Kelly of the Clue Crew plays with her food on a shrimp boat in Savannah, GA.) Shrimp typically swim backwards by flexing the tail & these aptly-named appendages on the abdomen
    $2000 15
Melville man,
Claggart clash,
hanged high
    $2000 9
The most looked-up word was this, which means "firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Luis Melissa
$19,000 $3,000 $9,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN POLITICIANS
In 2005 he took his first submarine dive since he left the Navy in 1953, on a new nuclear vessel that's named for him

Final scores:

Bob Luis Melissa
$19,601 $3,000 $200
5-day champion: $68,599 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bob Luis Melissa
$18,600 $2,200 $9,800
22 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
11 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
18 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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