Show #4995 - Friday, May 5, 2006

Contestants

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Karmie Johnson, a registered nurse from Birmingham, Alabama

Dan McLeod, a student from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bob Collins, a restaurant manager from Melbourne, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

IT HAPPENED IN MAY
BASEBALL NICKNAMES
BY THE NUMBERS
BRITISH SPELLING BEE
(Alex: You must spell each correct response the way the Brits do.)
SOUTH DAKOTA
A VISIT TO INTEL CORP.
    $200 1
1707:
The Act of Union joins these 2 countries into the United Kingdom of Great Britain
    $200 14
"Shoeless Joe"
    $200 6
This country, the world's second-leading producer of cars in 2000 with over 10 mil., made only 32,000 of them in 1950
    $200 11
A book-like listing of a business' goods for sale; Sears & Roebuck used to put out a famous one
    $200 19
South Dakotans celebrate this October holiday as Native American Day
    $200 24
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA.) As a semiconductor that can either conduct or resist electricity, this element has become the raw material of computer chips
    $400 2
1931:
This 102-story building is officially dedicated in New York City
    $400 15
"The Iron Horse"
    $400 7
Of the 101 medals the U. S. won at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, 44 were of this kind
    $400 12
Use this farm implement that breaks up soil to plant your leeks
    DD: $2,200 20
Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane are buried in this city's Mount Moriah Cemetery
    $400 26
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA.) The equivalent of wires in a chip's circuitry have been shrunk to 1/1,000th the width of a hair, & are measured in this unit, a millionth of a meter
    $600 3
1869:
Ooh la la! These risque follies open on the wicked continent
    $600 16
"Stan the Man"
    $600 8
Of 4, 7 or 12, the number of nations in the world with a name ending in "stan"
    $600 13
Go to the famous Globe one to see a play by Shakespeare
    $600 21
From 1963 to 1981 this Democrat & presidential candidate served South Dakota in the U.S. Senate
    $600 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA.) Invented in 1947, this device that replaced the vacuum tube can now be a mere 150 atoms thick on a computer chip
    $800 4
1961:
Total length in time of Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 flight; he was famous much longer
    $800 17
A '70s Red Sox catcher:
"Pudge"
    $800 9
The Apollo lunar mission with this number was aborted en route to the Moon in 1970 due to an in-flight explosion
    $800 25
At the pub, it's beer from a keg, not a bottle
    $800 22
The Big Sioux River, which does the falling at Sioux Falls, empties into this river near Sioux City
    $800 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA.) To check for defects or design issues on a chip, Intel uses this type of microscope that beams subatomic particles at its subject
    $1000 5
1776:
Adam Weishaupt forms this "enlightened" Bavarian secret society
    $1000 18
A '90s Rangers, now Tigers, catcher:
"Pudge"
    $1000 10
In this job James K. Hahn made $181,317.79 more a year than his predecessor, Richard Riordan, who took $1
    $1000 30
Good Britons recycle this metal in their soft-drink cans
    $1000 23
The remains of a 3-toed horse & saber-toothed tigers have been found in the fossil beds of this national park
    $1000 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA.) This Intel cofounder's law predicted that chips would double computing power every 1 or 2 years; Intel made that a reality with million-fold jumps in performance

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

Bob Dan Karmie
$2,200 $2,600 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Dan Karmie
$10,600 $1,400 -$400

Double Jeopardy! Round

CAT
O'
NEIN!
TALES
HIT ME
"OUCH"!
    $400 6
Now endangered, these fast felines were once common in India where a Mogal emperor kept a thousand of them as hunting cats
    $400 11
She "lit a lantern... her cow kicked it over, then winked... & said, 'There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight'"
    $400 26
General Von Choltitz, military commander of this European capital, wouldn't follow Hitler's orders to burn it
    $400 16
Pilgrims in this 14th century work are heading to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket
    $400 21
The first song listed in the "Billboard Book of No. 1 Hits" is this "rockin'" Bill Haley song from July 1955
    $400 1
Opossum pocket
    $800 7
Proverbially, to stir up trouble is to put "the cat in among" these urban birds
    $800 12
Hero of a Robert Burns poem, or a Scottish woolen cap
    $800 27
The despotic Walter Ulbricht blocked de-Stalinization as leader of this country
    $800 17
A Winston Groom sequel sees this title man involved in the Iran-Contra affair & the fall of the Berlin Wall
    $800 22
In July 1965 the No. 1 hit in the U.S. was this Rolling Stones classic
    $800 2
There's a finishing one and a Midas one
    $1200 8
Slender Asian variety of feline seen here
    $1200 13
A misleading illusion; specifically, a bright light over marshy ground
    $1200 28
In 1806, when a patron suggested he tickle the ivories for visiting French officers, he stormed out
    $1200 18
Her novel "The Kitchen God's Wife" recounts a mother's struggles to survive in China
    $1200 23
In July of 1975, the musical act seen here topped the U.S. charts
    $1200 3
A certificate exchangeable for cash or merchandise
    $1600 9
America's only natural breed of domestic feline is the large "coon cat" from this New England state
    DD: $4,000 14
Britannica says that in his time, after Shaw & Shakespeare, this dramatist was the most translated & produced
    DD: $4,000 29
In the 1980s, as Vatican Doctrinal Enforcer, the German born with this surname said no to "liberation theology"
    $1600 19
The title character of this Sir Walter Scott novel appears for a joust as a disinherited knight
    $1600 24
In a No. 1 hit from July 1985, he was "findin' it hard to believe we're in heaven"
    $1600 4
Boastful buffoon stock character from commedia dell'arte; will you do the fandango?
    $2000 10
The tiger is Panthera tigris; the lion is Panthera this
    $2000 15
This flower, seen here, gets its name due to its afternoon bloom
    $2000 30
In 1891, a year after losing power, this statesman was elected to the Reichstag but refused to serve
    $2000 20
In this Hesse work, Harry Haller meets a Doppelganger of himself named Hermine
    $2000 25
"Waterfalls" by this female hip-hop trio had the fans flooding into stores in July 1995
    $2000 5
In Ancient Egyptian inscription, this oval figure held the names of royal personages

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Dan Karmie
$13,400 $15,800 $8,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTS
Had he lived in ancient Greece, this president would have been called Odysseus

Final scores:

Bob Dan Karmie
$26,800 $26,801 $9,600
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $26,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Bob Dan Karmie
$11,600 $17,400 $8,400
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,400

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