Show #5696 - Monday, May 18, 2009


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Susan Hankins, a project accountant from Downey, California

Elliott Rountree, a high school history and government teacher from Marietta, Georgia

Jean Cui, a student originally from Garden City, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $14,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
One of the only 2 African countries that were independent at the start of World War I
    $200 6
Quidditch & Wizard Chess are 2 games from this book series
    $200 14
French for "soup of the day"
    $200 21
Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park
    $200 10
A reservoir called the Queen's Basin once graced this simple green park, formerly Upper St. James's Park
    $200 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA.) Immortalized in a photo, here is the actual flag raised on this island on February 23, 1945
    $400 2
His 1860s expedition to locate the source of the Nile lost touch with the outside world for 6 years
    $400 27
On this show Chandler invents the card game cups so he can give money to Joey without Joey losing his pride
    $400 15
This French word that means a main course on American menus can refer to an appetizer in France
    $400 22
Stone Mountain State Park
    $400 11
The Garden Tower at the Tower of London was the scene of some bloody goings-on, so now it's known as this
    $400 8
The "hot" landing zone at Hill 881 South near Khe Sanh is depicted in the Gallery of this war
    $600 3
France tenaciously tried to hold onto this African possession despite a bloody war that ended in 1962
    $600 28
Hawkeye plays double cranko, which involves poker & chess, on this TV show
    $600 16
You can order items this way, "by the menu", the opposite of a combo meal
    $600 23
Lake Havasu State Park
    $600 12
Battle Abbey, built on the spot where King Harold died in the Battle of Hastings, isn't in Hastings but in this town
    $600 9
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA.) The HRS-1, named for this Russian, was used in the first helicopter insertion of combat troops on September 20, 1951
    $800 4
Millions died from exploitation & overwork in this large Belgian colony
    $800 29
On this show Lisa claims the game Scrabbleship, a mix of Scrabble & Battleship, makes no sense
    $800 17
An appetizer, literally "apart from the main"
    DD: $2,000 24
Fall River Heritage State Park
    $800 20
Originally built in 1156 & rebuilt in 1420, this inn on Mermaid Street in Rye is one of the oldest & loveliest in England
    $800 13
The heart of the museum is this gallery, slang for a marine from a collar that was once part of the uniform
    $1000 5
In this 1902 novel Joseph Conrad exposed many of the horrors of colonialism in Africa
    $1000 30
This novel by Chris Van Allsburg about a board game was made into a Robin Williams film
    $1000 18
This term for a headwaiter means "master of" (short for its full name meaning "master of the house")
    $1000 25
Fort Frederick State Park
    $1000 26
In 1987 Her Royal Highness Princess Anne was given a new title: the Princess this
    $1000 19
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA.) An aircraft key to Marine history is the AV-8B jump jet, known by this 7-letter name; it can carry Sidewinders & laser-guided bombs

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Jean Elliott Susan
$800 $1,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jean Elliott Susan
$5,200 $1,200 $9,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the play.)
    $400 10
Wealthy Portia, her gentlewoman, Nerissa & religiously conflicted Jessica
    $400 1
Larry Bird,
    $400 3
(I'm Roger Cohen.) In November 2008 I urged the new president-elect to close this place where to date out of 770 detained, only 23 have been charged
    $400 2
Witnesses to the 1431 death of this "Maid of Orleans" feared they had witnessed the martyrdom of a saint
    $400 22
4 observatories spanning 4 continents have joined forces to create a radio one of these to look into space
    $400 21
The word "tuba" comes from the Latin for this other brass wind instrument
    $800 17
Queen of the Amazons Hippolyta & Queen of the Fairies Titania
    $800 5
Babe Ruth,
that's pre-Yankees, guys
    $800 4
(I'm Frank Rich.) I transitioned from theater critic to critic of the Bush Admin., as in my book subtitled "The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to" this 2005 natural disaster
    $800 11
Name associated with a priest martyred on Feb. 14 around 269 A.D.
    DD: $1,200 26
In 2008 this country reached the Moon with its Chandrayaan-1 impact probe
    $1200 18
Those joyful schemers mistress Alice Ford & mistress Margaret Page
    $1200 7
Meadowlark Lemon,
    $1200 6
(I'm Gail Collins.) In 2008 I wrote that Dean Barkley did well in this state's Senate race with a basic platform of "1) Not crazy 2) Not Norm Coleman and 3) Not Al Franken"
    $1200 14
In 1170 King Henry II asked to be rid of this "meddlesome priest"; 4 knights obliged
    $1200 23
This country used its NIGCOMSAT-1 to help provide Internet access to its rural areas
    $1200 24
This composer had 2 tubas designed to his specification for use in the "Ring" cycle
    $1600 19
Beatrice, Hero & her gentlewomen Margaret & Ursula
    $1600 8
Earl Campbell,
    $1600 12
(I'm Charles Blow.) As the Time's visual op-ed columnist I used a U.S. oil production graph showing that McCain's plan to do this, baby, this wouldn't help us much
    $1600 15
When the French Revolution began in 1789, he painted its leaders & martyrs; "The Death of Marat" is an example
    $1600 25
Of the 2 of these, NASA said Opportunity was "looking great", but Spirit had "dirty solar panels"
    $2000 20
The 2 beloveds Julia & Silvia
    $2000 9
Maurice "The Rocket" Richard,
    $2000 13
(I'm Nicholas Kristof.) In 2008 I wrote that Obama's most difficult international test could be this Asian "country with 170 million people and up to 60 nuclear weapons (which) may be collapsing"
    DD: $2,000 16
This man whose feast day is Dec. 26 was the 1st Christian martyr; his story is told in the Acts of the Apostles
    $2000 27
NASA was agog at images of this planet's unique auroral features sent by Cassini in 2008

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jean Elliott Susan
$13,600 $3,200 $14,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NO. 1 HITS OF THE 1970s
In 2008 doctors said that, aptly, this Bee Gees song provides an ideal beat to follow

Final scores:

Jean Elliott Susan
$6,401 $6,300 $27,201
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $27,201

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jean Elliott Susan
$13,600 $5,200 $12,800
22 R,
4 W
6 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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Game tape date: 2009-02-24
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