Show #5241 - Monday, May 28, 2007

Mehrun Etebari game 3.

Contestants

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Grace Tighe, an air traffic controller from Roanoke, Virginia

David Turley, a project manager from Durham, Connecticut

Mehrun Etebari, a grad student from Durham, New Hampshire (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

DC COMICS
ANIMALS IN LITERATURE
WORLDWIDE WEAPONRY
(Alex: You have to name the country from which each weapon originated.)
CHESS NUTS
GEMSTONES
WORDS INTRODUCED IN THE 20th CENTURY
    $200 26
An umbrella that turned into a flamethrower was one weapon employed by this nemesis of Batman
    $200 6
This knight errant's steed in Rocinante, a draft horse originally belonging to his neighbor
    $200 11
The Panzer
    $200 16
Careful! In tournament play, once you do this, you have to move the piece
    $200 17
(Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a gemstone.) The product of a living organism, it's the birthstone for the month of June
    $200 1
1965: 9-letter term for a short garment that shows off a woman's legs
    $400 27
"Mr. Flexibility" could have been another name for this popular DC star who premiered in 1941
    $400 7
He lost his shoes & new jacket when Mr. McGregor chased him out of the vegetable garden
    $400 12
The MiG
    DD: $2,000 18
It's the playing unit that's most often sacrificed in a gambit
    $400 22
The Mohs scale is used to judge this quality of gems; a diamond rates a 10
    $400 2
1947: A 2-word transport for aliens
    $600 28
This colorful DC Comic superhero has been fighting crime since his first appearance in 1941
    $600 8
Representing Leon Trotsky, Snowball, a pig in this novel, is exiled by the ruthless Napoleon
    $600 13
The Beretta
    $600 19
In the Looking-Glass world, this author used chess pieces to represent members of royalty
    $600 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a gem.) This term is used for red varieties of the gem corundum
    $600 3
1972: A TV program divided into several different parts & broadcast over a short period of time
    $800 29
It's the civilian name of the DC Comics sidekick & crimefighter seen here
    $800 9
In C.S. Lewis' "The Last Battle", this lion destroyed evil-ridden Narnia & guided the faithful to the next world
    $800 14
The Long March Missile
    $800 20
The 2 main "mates" that end a chess game; one's a win, the other a draw
    $800 24
The 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever discovered, was unearthed in what's now this country in 1905
    $800 4
c. 1983: A youthful metropolitan white-collar worker
    $1000 30
How's a "bayou" tell us the name of this slimy half-human DC character
    $1000 10
This ursine character was discovered by Mr. & Mrs. Brown in London
    $1000 15
The Uzi
    $1000 21
A Grandmaster should plan a "grand" this, the first phase of a chess game
    $1000 25
(Cheryl of the Clue Crews shows off her stone.) It's one of the only natural gemstones to show play of color, the flashing of different colors within the same stone
    $1000 5
1957: An adjective meaning "mind-revealing", used of certain substances

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

Mehrun David Grace
$6,600 $1,000 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mehrun David Grace
$12,600 $2,000 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

D.C. COMICS
(Alex: But not any reference this time to comic books.)
AMERICAN WOMEN
DESTINATION: MARS
TOGO A GO-GO
HOW GREAT THOU ART
A LIFE OF "ESE"
    $400 11
One of his "politically incorrect" musings: "airline security in America remains a faith-based initiative"
    $400 16
She wrote her "Battle Hymn" during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861
    $400 21
The largest of these on Mars is Hellas Planitia, more than 1,300 miles wide and 3.78 miles deep
    $400 4
A leading cash crop in Togo is the Robusta type of this: fill your cup to the brim!
    $400 26
He's the cabaret hopper whose work is seen here
    $400 1
A type of real dog or fictional falcon
    $800 12
This American humorist said, "I am not a member of any organized party--I am a Democrat"
    DD: $5,000 17
This democrat was elected to the House of Representatives from New York's 9th Congressional District in 1978
    $800 22
In 1895 astronomer Percival Lowell argued that the straight lines on Mars' surface were these
    $800 5
Togo's official language is this European one
    $800 27
No Dutch boy was used by this Dutchman in the 1654 piece seen here
    $800 2
Ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a Bishop
    $1200 13
One of his "rants": "Hillary Clinton hears... 'I'm sorry' more frequently than Pauly Shore on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'"
    $1200 18
After vehemently opposing WWI, this Hull House founder was kicked out of the DAR
    $1200 23
Strangely, in 1984, an ancient meteorite thought to be from Mars was found on this continent
    $1200 6
World Book says people in South Togo wear this loose garment only 1 letter different from the nation's name
    $1200 28
I'll scream with delight if you identify this man's Madonna seen here
    $1200 3
Internal combustion engine patented in Germany in 1892
    DD: $2,200 14
A T-shirt promoting these 2 fake news stars as 2008 running mates promised "truthiness and justice for all"
    $1600 19
"Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!" is a 1998 book by this author of "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe"
    $1600 24
At over 15.5 miles high, the Martian mountain known as Olympus Mons is the largest of these in our solar system
    $1600 7
As the leader of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe holds this political title, like his father before him
    $1600 29
Painted around the turn of the 16th Century the angel's head seen here was painted by this angelic master
    $1600 9
The plural of a demonstrative pronoun
    $2000 15
This comic's line "Would you buy a used car from this man?" was a reference to Nixon's shifty appearance
    $2000 20
She and Lucretia Mott organized the first women's rights convention in 1848
    $2000 25
Using a U.S. Navy telescope in 1877, Asaph Hall discovered the 2 moons of Mars & named them this
    $2000 8
About 50% of the Togolese practice native African religions; next is this faith at about 30%
    $2000 30
Works like the 1498 self-portrait seen here made him one of the most influential artists of the Reformation
    $2000 10
It's the element whose symbol is the postal abbreviation for the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mehrun David Grace
$19,800 $15,800 $2,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

FAMOUS NAMES
One of his early engineering projects was an iron bridge over the Garonne River at Bordeaux in 1858

Final scores:

Mehrun David Grace
$32,800 $27,500 $4,000
3-day champion: $61,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mehrun David Grace
$18,200 $11,600 $4,200
30 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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