Show #5410 - Friday, February 29, 2008

Contestants

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Ashok Rau, a law student from Los Angeles, California

Gwynne Ash, a university professor from Austin, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,400)

Jason Dizon, an attorney from Woodside, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $30,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

SOUTH AMERICAN ANIMALS
TRADING PLACES
BELGIUM, BELARUS OR BELIZE
STATE LICENSE PLATES
RATED "R"
FOR SAX AND VIOLINS
    $200 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru.) The endangered pacarana is in this mammal order; its ancestors were the largest that ever lived, reaching the size of a small rhinoceros
    $200 7
Near 2 major rivers, this Missouri city was founded as a fur trading post by Pierre Laclede in 1763
    $200 23
The largest in area
    $200 13
This state first put an orange on its plates in 1997; today it features 2 oranges
    $200 1
It's a form of a lottery in which people buy a chance to win a prize
    $200 18
Charlie Daniels reported a fiddle of gold was bet against a soul when "The Devil Went Down To" this state
    $400 12
Also called tigre americano, it's unique among big cats in using its canine teeth to pierce the skull of prey
    $400 8
Frankfurt's Rossmarkt was a site for this type of animal "trading", also a term for hard bargaining
    $400 24
The farthest south
    $400 14
In 1998 this Midwest state began issuing its plates with the slogan "Birthplace of aviation"
    $400 3
I'll flip through this trademarked term for a small desktop file containing cards for phone numbers
    $400 19
Naturally, Sidney Sax played violin on this Beatles hit with "all the lonely people"
    $600 28
The unique whitish rings around the eyes are why South America's only bear has this name
    $600 9
Located on this continent, the Kanem-Bornu Empire lasted a thousand years by being a center of trade
    $600 25
The most populous
    $600 15
This state tree/flower lies smack dab in the center of Mississippi's license plates
    $600 4
One of these jobs can be grain or grim; don't fear it!
    $600 20
In 1977 Phil Woods was smooth as silk playing a sax solo on this man's "Just The Way You Are"
    $800 29
This creature with a snout extending over its lip has been mistaken for a small type of hippo
    $800 10
This city's Grand Bazaar was built in 1461 by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
    $800 26
It's landlocked
    $800 16
The Space Shuttle, a cowboy on horseback & oil wells are among the features on its state license plates
    DD: $1,000 5
It's a French term dating from the 1820s for a skilled storyteller
    $800 21
A young David Bowie took sax lessons from Ronnie Ross, who played on this man's hit "Walk On The Wild Side"
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru.) The soft, lustrous fleece of this animal was once reserved for nobility; coats made of it later had a vogue as a status symbol in North America
    $1000 11
From its founding in 1898 until 1919, this exchange was known as the Chicago Butter & Egg Board
    $1000 27
It's part of the British Commonwealth of Nations
    $1000 17
It's the species of cactus appearing on Arizona's state license plate
    $1000 6
A sharp return to an insult, or a quick fencing thrust after parrying a lunge
    $1000 22
Boyd Tinsley rocks the violin (& yes, he makes that possible) in this "Ants Marching" jam band

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

Jason Gwynne Ashok
$1,600 $0 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Gwynne Ashok
$2,200 $2,600 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

17th CENTURY FRANCE
HEDY LAMARR-VELOUS
WHERE YA FROM, TERPSICHOREAN?
(Alex: Name the country of birth in that one.)
WHAT'S THAT ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD?
SHAKESPEAREAN ROUND-UP
5-LETTER WORDS
    $400 1
In the 17th century, Andre le Notre was the chief designer of the gardens of this palace
    $400 26
Hedy was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler to a banker & his wife in this neighbor of Germany in 1914
    $400 21
Rudolf Nureyev
    $400 16
geekculture.com sells beanies with actual working ones of these (you can even get 2 or 3 of them on one hat!)
    $400 6
According to Shakespeare, this quality "is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven"
    $400 11
This creature is gripping a bunch of stuff on the back of the U.S. dollar bill
    $800 2
This religious & political figure created the Academie Francaise in 1635, & it's still around today
    $800 27
In a 1941 film, Hedy starred with Lana Turner & Judy Garland as 3 young women who join these fabled broadway "Follies"
    $800 22
Margot Fonteyn
    $800 17
As "Sons of the Desert", Laurel & Hardy were known for wearing these, even more than their bowlers
    $800 7
This character's last line is "Then fall, Caesar"
    $800 12
In golf, if you gouge out this clump of grass during a swing, it's proper etiquette to replace it
    $1200 3
Ironically, he collapsed on stage in 1673 while performing in his play "The Imaginary Invalid"
    $1200 28
A fervent anti-Nazi Hedy sold war bonds during WWII & entertained U.S. enlisted men at this "Canteen"
    $1200 23
Uday Shankar
    $1200 18
Those feathers on the top of this critter's head are called a crest
    $1200 8
In the poem about her "and Adonis", Shakespeare wrote, "Her lips are conquerors, his lips obey"
    $1200 13
It was a geek tragedy when you were 2 hours late to the festival of this Japanese type of animation
    $1600 4
Assassinated in 1610 by a religious zealot, King Henry IV was the first French king of this royal house
    $1600 29
In 1938 Hedy made her American film debut with Charles Boyer in this film bearing the name of an African capital
    $1600 24
Carla Fracci
    $1600 19
Having this on the top of his helmet certainly made a Roman soldier ready for a this "with death"
    DD: $1,500 9
They're the first 2 women to speak in "Romeo and Juliet"; Juliet doesn't show up until Scene 3
    $1600 14
A university crewing boat
    $2000 5
In an effort to unite France under a Catholic banner, King Louis XIV revoked this edict in 1685
    $2000 30
In 1949 Hedy played Delilah to this actor's Samson in Cecil B. DeMille's epic version of this Biblical story
    $2000 25
Angel Corella
    $2000 20
Often seen hanging around sharks, the remora comes equipped with one of these on the top of its head
    $2000 10
Duke Senior is banished to the Forest of Arden by his brother in this "amenable" play
    DD: $2,000 15
& then there's this color also known as aniline purple

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Gwynne Ashok
$9,900 $10,200 $2,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NAME'S ALMOST THE SAME
This 900-mile Eastern European mountain range shares most of its name with a ship famous for its April 1912 actions

Final scores:

Jason Gwynne Ashok
$19,700 $500 $100
3-day champion: $49,900 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jason Gwynne Ashok
$11,400 $12,200 $2,400
16 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $26,000

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