Show #3859 - Thursday, May 17, 2001

Babu Srinivasan game 2.

Contestants

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Kevin Comer, a history student from St. Petersburg, Florida

Matt Fairley, a media analyst from Arlington, Virginia

Babu Srinivasan, a graduate student and history teacher from Houston, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE NEW YORK TIMES TIMELINE
FIRST NAME'S THE SAME
HOW HEAVENLY!
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
(Alex: It's that time of the year again!)
BOOKS & AUTHORS
SUPER TOUGH ANAGRAMS
    $100 1
The Times put the entire text of this November 20, 1863 speech on its front page
    $100 17
Bradley,
Sharif,
Khayyam
    $100 15
Unlike the corned beef & red flannel varieties, the "heavenly" type of this food is a candy
    $100 6
In 1987 this A's first baseman was named the AL's Rookie of the Year; since then he's hit over 500 home runs
    $100 11
An 1853 fire at his publisher's warehouse burned the remaining stock of his books, including "Moby Dick"
    $100 26
On the "Oklahoma!" soundtrack, you'll hear "I'm Jist A Girl Who Cain't Say" this
    $200 2
First word in the Times scoop headline on April 16, 1912; the second word was "sinks"
    $200 18
Allen,
Hayes,
Harrelson
    $200 22
Wallace Langham appeared in this 1996 film that featured John Travolta's most "angelic" performance
    $200 7
In April 1993 Joe DiMaggio threw out the first pitch in this Miami team's first regular season game ever
    $200 12
Joel Chandler Harris' book of this character's songs & sayings was subtitled "Legends of the Old Plantation"
    $200 27
For Al Hirt it's a note to follow so
    $300 3
In 1993 the New York Times Company bought this city's Globe for deep pocket change, $1.1 billion
    $300 19
Moore,
McCullough,
Dewhurst
    $300 23
This Scottish-born singer's "Angel Touch" dolls aren't "For Your Eyes Only"; anyone can buy them from QVC
    $300 8
Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux won the NL's Cy Young Award in 1992; he won it the next 3 years with this new team
    $300 13
This Mississippian's first novel, "Soldier's Pay", was recommended to a publisher by Sherwood Anderson
    $300 28
An ad for a Russian perfume might read, "Her lips said nyet, but her perfume said" this
    DD: $600 4
The Times won a Pulitzer for its publication of these purloined documents in 1972
    $400 20
Burton,
Robbins,
McGraw
    $400 24
After classes of these were categorized numerically, number "nine" became a synonym for euphoria
    $400 9
At the beginning of 2000, Rickey Henderson had 1,334 career stolen bases, 396 more than this former Cardinal
    $400 14
He wrote the screenplay to the 1983 Disney film "Something Wicked This Way Comes", which was based on his 1962 novel
    $400 29
For me this measure for 12-point type is just fine
    $500 5
In 1851 2 staffers from this New York paper, later merged with the Herald, founded the Times
    $500 21
Smith,
Rogers,
Durant
    $500 25
Shelley Fabares had a No. 1 hit with this song in 1962, long before she co-starred on "Coach"
    $500 10
In 1984 he was president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee & became baseball's 6th commissioner
    $500 16
E.M. Forster's experience as a secretary to an Indian prince was put to good use in this 1924 novel
    $500 30
It is a tropical shrub

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

Babu Matt Kevin
$2,000 $600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Babu Matt Kevin
$2,200 $2,100 $2,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTIAL MOMS
CLASSICAL MUSIC GOES TO THE MOVIES
I SEE TENNESSEE
POPULAR SCIENCE TOP STORIES OF 2000
MMM...PIE
15-LETTER WORDS
    $200 5
"Miss Lillian" Gordy
    $200 13
Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra" was most memorably used in this 1968 film
    $200 18
The willingness of Tennessee's citizens to serve in the military earned the state this nickname
    $200 1
This planet, once wrongly thought to have canals, may have water at its surface after all
    $200 11
It's the 3-word French term that describes pie that's served with ice cream
    $200 26
Myopia
    $400 6
Sara Delano
    $400 14
The piece heard here was frighteningly effective in this 1979 Robert Duvall film
    $400 20
In 1999 Chattanooga celebrated 100 years of putting this beverage into bottles
    $400 2
The U.S. & Florida governments agreed on a $7.8 billion plan to restore water flow to this area
    $400 12
Use the eating variety of this gourd for pies; the jack o' lantern type produces poor pies
    $400 27
This formal ecclesiastical censure deprives a person of membership in a church
    $600 7
Jessie Woodrow
    $600 19
"Rhapsody In Blue" was put to good use in this "geographic" Woody Allen comedy
    DD: $2,600 23
Though born in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 1948, his birth was front page news in the Nashville Tennessean
    $600 3
Oceanic bacteria may convert sunlight to energy with this process, like plants
    $600 15
Finely crush these whole-wheat honey-sweetened crackers, mix with butter & sugar, & you've got a delicious pie crust
    $600 28
A magician who shows his manual dexterity by performing legerdemain or slight of hand
    $800 8
Dorothy Walker
    $800 21
The Samuel Barber piece heard here was evocatively used in this Oliver Stone Oscar winner
    $800 24
The structure seen here was built for the World's Fair held in this city
    $800 4
A 170-room palace found in the rain forest of this country is a trove of Mayan archaeology
    $800 16
Fabric names for pie fillings include French silk & this light & fluffy type, often lemon
    $800 29
One who travels completely around the world
    $1000 9
Phoebe Millard
    $1000 22
The Bach work heard here was featured in this 1975 sci fi classic that starred James Caan
    $1000 25
In 1925 he told a Tennessee court, "I feel that I have been convicted of violating an unjust statute"
    DD: $4,600 10
The fossil of Eosimias suggests a transitional figure between lower & higher members of this order of mammals
    $1000 17
"Colorful" term for a pie made with a layer of dark chocolate custard topped with rum custard & whipped cream
    $1000 30
From German myth, it means "Twilight of the gods"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Babu Matt Kevin
$15,400 $6,500 $5,500
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

THE WORLD OF TRANSPORTATION
The world's highest airport is found in this Asian political region of 472,000 square miles

Final scores:

Babu Matt Kevin
$17,700 $500 $10,500
2-day champion: $29,000 3rd place: Discovery Store Channel Gift Certificate 2nd place: Trip to Rome, courtesy of Priceline.com

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Babu Matt Kevin
$9,600 $6,500 $5,500
19 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W
21 R,
3 W
16 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $21,600

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