Show #4139 - Thursday, September 5, 2002

Myron Meyer sets a new single-day cash winnings record of $50,000.


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Myron Meyer, a scheduling coordinator from Owatonna, Minnesota

Mary Sue Hoban, a marketing and strategy consultant from Belmont, Massachusetts

Alba Caraceni, a newswriter and editor from Queens, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
Kaolin, a pure type of this potter's material, is formed when feldspar decomposes
    $200 1
"Untamed Equines"
    $200 16
November 19 is Prince Rainier day in this principality
    $200 6
In "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", the factory is staffed by these pygmies
    $200 26
The original "Drew Carey Show" theme song was "Moon Over Parma", a suburb of this city
    $200 11
This synonym for "interred" is what the Dogs did to the Bones, 119-30
    $400 22
Of basalt, schist & obsidian, the one not an igneous rock
    $400 2
"Cheap Nightclub Babes"
    $400 17
This nationalist & nonviolent leader's October 2 birthday is a revered holiday in India
    $400 7
He illustrated Else Minarik's "Little Bear" books as well as his own "Where the Wild Things Are"
    $400 27
Long a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, it shares its name with a suburb of Washington, D.C.
    $400 12
"Tool" term for the way the Mallets beat the Pegs, 49-8
    $600 23
Also called white mica, its name sounds like an inhabitant of the Russian capital
    $600 3
"Remove Yourself From The Water Vapor Mass That Belongs To Me"
    $600 18
Liberation Day in Cuba, January 1, celebrates independence from this country in 1899
    $600 8
This fairy tale was published in 1697 under the French title "La belle au bois dormant"
    $600 28
Whitefish Bay, on Lake Michigan, is a suburb of this Wisconsin city
    $600 13
Meaning "equalized" or "made flat & even", it's what the Rollers did to the Driveways, 31-5
    DD: $5,000 24
When scratched against a surface, hematite leaves this color streak
    $800 4
"Leapin' Knave Lightburst"
    $800 19
This French holiday falls on July 14
    $800 9
In 1939 she published "The World Is Round" about a child named Rose... is a rose... is a rose...
    $800 29
As in an album title, a lotta rap came "Straight Outta" this L.A. suburb
    $800 14
This type of varnishing is what the Restorers did to the Cabinets, 11-2
    $1000 25
You may be "board" to know that this natural abrasive is second only to diamonds in hardness
    $1000 5
"Load Bearing Animal"
    $1000 20
Iran's Revolution Day, February 11, celebrates his 1979 overthrow
    $1000 10
Popular books by this author include "Ramona the Pest" & "The Mouse and the Motorcycle"
    $1000 30
In 1814 steam ferry service made these NYC "Heights" the world's first commuter suburb
    $1000 15
From the Latin for "dust", it's what the Jackhammers did to the Boulders, 16-0

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

Alba Mary Sue Myron
$1,800 -$800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alba Mary Sue Myron
$3,200 $0 $11,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

[Alex reads the category title--and all the clues--in a Bogart voice]
    $400 1
Nice, Cannes & St. Tropez are in this French resort area
    $400 17
The war began during Thomas Gage's tenure as the last British governor of this colony
    $400 12
A pessimist says we're in the worst universe & we're all doomed; this antonymic person believes just the opposite
    $400 3
Department store merchant James Cash...
    $400 8
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"
    $400 26
This country's states of Chiapas & Tabasco are connected to Oaxaca & Veracruz by the Isthmus of Tehuantepec
    $800 2
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from FBI Headquarters in Washington.) Known as this, the grooves cut into the barrel help investigators match a bullet to a gun
    $800 18
John Glover & his marines, using borrowed boats rowed troops across this river on Christmas, 1776
    $800 22
Pantheists say the universe & this are identical; by definition, atheists don't believe in it at all
    $800 4
Financier John Pierpont...
    $800 13
"Nobody gets the best of Fred C. Dobbs!"
    $800 27
This isthmus was explored by Columbus in 1502 & crossed by Balboa in September 1513
    $1200 9
Many icebergs are birthed in this sea between Victoria Land & Marie Byrd Land
    $1200 19
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds some lamps.) On the night of April 18, 1775, in Boston's Old North Church, it's what Robert Newman signalled like this
    $1200 23
From the Greek for "pleasure", this -ism puts pleasure at the top of the to-do list
    $1200 5
Behaviorist Burrhus Frederic...
    DD: $13,000 14
"It'll be you at the tiller and me at the engine, just like it was from the start"
    DD: $11,600 28
Africa & Asia are joined by this isthmus that separates the Red Sea & the Mediterranean Sea
    $1600 10
Italian river that made Caesar cross
    $1600 20
James Armistead, a slave who served as a spy for this Frenchman, took his name after the war
    $1600 24
Pythagoras taught that there's a dualism between the body & this
    $1600 6
Humorist Sidney Joseph...
    $1600 15
"I don't lose arguments aboard my ship"
    $1600 29
At about 40 miles in width, the Isthmus of Kra in southwest Thailand lies on this peninsula's narrowest part
    $2000 11
A large circular one made of stained glass sits above the west facade of Reims Cathedral
    $2000 21
Ebenezer Denny wrote a famous description of the British surrender in October 1781 at this battle site
    $2000 25
Empiricism says you gain knowledge through this & creative idealism says there's nothing beyond one's own
    $2000 7
Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis...
    $2000 16
"One Rocco more or less isn't worth dying for"
    $2000 30
To travel from this country's mainland to Sevastapol in the Crimea, traverse the Isthmus of Perekop

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alba Mary Sue Myron
-$2,000 $2,000 $39,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

After a demonstration of this, the April 8, 1927 New York Times said, "Commercial use in doubt"

Final scores:

Alba Mary Sue Myron
-$2,000 $1 $50,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $50,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alba Mary Sue Myron
$9,600 $2,000 $23,000
16 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
4 W
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $34,600

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Game tape date: 2002-06-10
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