Show #4993 - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Contestants

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Robbi Rogers, a respiratory therapist from Corsicana, Texas

Luke Walker, an oncologist originally from Lawton, Oklahoma

Laura Brown, a psychologist from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS OF 2006
1984 TV DEBUTS
BODY PART-THING
(Alex: Each response will be in that format--a body part and a thing.)
VOLCANOES
SODA
FOUNTAINS
    $200 1
There was gold in the hills of this host city as the Times noted the start of the Winter Olympics there on Feb. 10
    $200 13
Not only "Jeopardy!" but this game show based on a letters-&-words board game debuted in 1984
    $200 2
A recorder has 8, a fife 6
    $200 11
Eruptions in 512 were so violent that Theodoric the Goth of Italy suspended taxes for those living on its slopes
    $200 18
Don't worry--Cricket Cola isn't flavored with crickets but with this "colorful" tea
    $200 19
The Bethesda Fountain overlooks the lake in this New York City park
    $400 5
On Feb. 13, the Times reported Dick Cheney shot a man hunting, the first shooting by a sitting veep since this man
    $400 14
The Huxtables began their 8-year dominance of the Nielsen ratings on this sitcom
    $400 3
(Kelly of the Clue Crew opens a large reference book.) This feature you'll find in some dictionaries helps you get quickly to the letter you want
    $400 12
Lassen Peak in the southernmost part of this range was believed extinct until it erupted on May 30, 1914
    $400 21
In November 2003 the Jones Soda Company introduced an unusual soda flavored with this bird & gravy
    $400 20
It's said that Goethe's granddaughter posed for the statue that tops this capital city's Austria Fountain
    $600 6
"G.O.P. UNREST OVER PORTS" read a headline when this emirate's control of some U.S. ports was opposed by Congress in March
    $600 28
Penelope was the real first name of this title Soleil Moon Frye character who had her own show in 1984
    $600 4
This forward section of a rocket or guided missile contains the payload
    $600 15
This volcano on the southeast slope of Mauna Loa has had a hotel on its rim since 1866
    $600 22
This "paternal" brand of root beer has been a family favorite since 1937
    $600 23
King Matyas Corvinus & his beloved Ilonka adorn the Matyas Fountain at this Hungarian city's Royal Palace
    $800 7
Riots in this Ugandan capital city were reported in the Times on Feb. 26 following presidential elections there
    $800 29
Fred Dryer was on the beat in 1984 tracking down bad guys as this title LAPD homicide detective
    $800 9
Raymond Moley was part of the group of smarties called this who advised FDR
    $800 16
Figurative name of the volcanic belt that nearly encircles the Pacific Ocean
    $800 26
A famous 1967 ad campaign told folks that this was actually "the Uncola"
    DD: $2,000 24
Unveiled in 2004, the Hyde Park Fountain that memorializes her is a deceptively simple-looking oval granite ring
    $1000 8
"A DRAMA STRAIGHT FROM THE TABLOIDS" blared the Times in a story on her appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in March
    $1000 30
A probationary angel & an ex-cop helped people solve problems on this Michael Landon starrer
    $1000 10
It's what the "AR" stands for in "START I", a strategic treaty signed by Bush & Gorbachev
    $1000 17
This Philippine volcano's 1991 eruption was one of the largest of the 20th century
    $1000 27
With "twice the caffeine", it calls itself "The Espresso of Colas"
    $1000 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads from Tivoli in Copenhagen, Denmark.) The famous bubble fountain here at Tivoli was co-designed by this Danish physicist who won a 1922 Nobel Prize

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Laura Luke Robbi
$3,000 $1,800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Laura Luke Robbi
$4,400 $8,600 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN PLACES
THE BRIT PIC
LITERARY THRILLERS
HERBS & SPICES
BIG-SCREEN ARTISTS
(Alex: You have to name the artist portrayed.)
2-LETTER WORDS
    $400 16
This capital, population 280,000, is one half of the "Twin Cities"
    $400 11
She is the British baroness seen here as she looked in the 1980s
    $400 1
This wartime thriller about a German sub inspired a classic 1981 foreign movie
    $400 26
In the 1600s mustard makers in this French city organized a guild to control the quality of their product
    $400 6
1965:
Charlton Heston
    $400 19
This & behold: it means "see" & is frequently used in Biblical expressions
    $800 17
The Golden North Salmon Derby is one of the annual events celebrated in this state capital
    $800 12
She's the widow at Windsor seen here in 1897
    $800 2
A young lawyer defends a black Vietnam hero who murdered white rapists in this first John Grisham legal thriller
    $800 27
This spice is also known as black sugar & sweetroot
    $800 7
1956:
Kirk Douglas
    $800 20
You can call your pop this, used in Italian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin
    $1200 18
Montana's largest city, it was founded in 1882 & named for a president of the Northern Pacific Railway
    $1200 13
Early 19th-century bestselling author depicted here
    $1200 3
2005's "Marker" is the 25th medical thriller from this bestselling physician/author
    $1200 28
Also known as Jamaica pepper, it sounds like a hodgepodge of other flavorings
    $1200 8
2001:
John Leguizamo (in a musical)
    $1200 21
It's the first-person singular present indicative of be
    DD: $2,400 24
Named for an Army chaplain, this city near Phoenix boasts more than 300 sunny days per year
    $1600 14
15th-century plucky Plantagenet plotter pictured here
    DD: $3,000 4
(Sarah of the Clue Crew strolls through Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia.) A 1981 thriller by this author opens with the discovery of 3 faceless corpses here in the title setting, Moscow's Gorky Park
    $1600 29
This red-hot, pungent powder made from various tropical chiles originated in French Guiana
    $1600 9
2000:
Ed Harris
    $1600 22
The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, it's also a math term
    $2000 25
In 1802 a French chemist built gunpowder mills near this Delaware city; they became DuPont, now based there
    $2000 15
This general & war hero slowed down long enough to be captured (on film) around 1945
    $2000 5
FBI agent Alex Cross tangles with villains known as the Wolf & the Weasel in his "London Bridges"
    $2000 30
Plants producing this spice in England came from a crocus bulb smuggled from the Holy Land in the 14th century
    $2000 10
1996:
Anthony Hopkins
    $2000 23
A small hawk, or a moon of Jupiter

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Laura Luke Robbi
$7,600 $9,000 $22,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PEOPLE IN SPACE
In 2005, as the shuttle Discovery prepared for landing, NASA played a Dexys Midnight Runners song in her honor

Final scores:

Laura Luke Robbi
$1 $2,000 $20,800
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,800

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Laura Luke Robbi
$7,600 $7,800 $23,800
12 R,
3 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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