Show #5538 - Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Erik Nelson game 5.

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Jim Davis, a college music and humanities instructor from Freeport, Illinois

Kate Cell, a communications consultant from Shutesbury, Massachusetts

Erik Nelson, a graduate student from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 4-day cash winnings total $94,404)

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Jeopardy! Round

AT THE MUSEE D'ORSAY
THE 2008 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FORTUNATE 50
(Alex: The top 50 earners in sports.)
ON THE MENU
THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTION COVERAGE
"M"-BRACE ME
HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED?
    $200 8
The museum's got a "Starry Night" that he painted in Arles in 1888, not the more famous one done in Saint Remy in 1889
    $200 9
No. 1, $127.9 mil.:
He's made "close to $800 million in total earnings on and off the course over his 13-year career"
    $200 4
A McDonald's pork patty:
The McThis
    $200 1
The Nov. 10, 1960 front page noted this first about President-elect JFK's background
    $200 21
Funnel-shaped amplifying device that's an essential cheerleader accessory
    $200 26
This test used on pregnant women is also called a sonogram
    $400 12
You can see his mother (aka "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1")
    $400 10
No. 5, with nearly $35.5 million:
This Laker, fresh off his first MVP award
    $400 5
At Red Lobster:
Parrot Bay Jumbo Coconut this
    $400 2
The report on the 1992 returns included a "jubilant bear hug" between these 2 men
    $400 22
Where your name is if it's up in lights in front of a theater
    $400 27
Consumer Reports' braking test measures how fast a car goes from this to this--the reverse of its acceleration test
    $600 13
He painted dreamy landscapes like the one seen here
    $600 17
No. 7:
If this Yankee 3B plays out his contract, "he'll have earned $445 million in base salary alone"
    $600 6
At Taco Bell:
7-layer or chili cheese this
    $600 3
On Nov. 3, 2004 the Times headlined, "With echoes of 2000 vote," this state's "count is at issue"
    $600 23
From the French, it's a group of wild animals on exhibit
    $600 28
140 is scary high on the Stanford-Binet version of this test
    $800 14
The museum has several of this man's sculptures, including a dancer looking at the bottom of her foot
    $800 18
No. 32, $18 mil.:
This Patriots QB, dater of supermodels & winner of Super Bowls
    $800 7
An Outback appetizer:
Bloomin' this
    DD: $1,000 15
"Forecasts upset", read the front page in this year; at least the Times knew who defeats whom
    $800 24
Emerson wrote that "art is a jealous" one of these
    $800 29
The Hardy-Rand-Rittler test checks for this optical defect mostly observed in men
    $1000 20
We conclude our tour of the musee with one of the highlights--this Impressionist's "Jeunes filles au piano"
    $1000 19
No. 11, $27.2 mil.:
Driving in circles is a wealthy pursuit for this NASCAR driver of the 88
    $1000 11
At Le Grand Vefour:
Les ravioles de this liver preparation a l'emulsion de creme truffee
    $1000 16
On Nov. 5, 1924 page one said this man "wins, 357 to Davis's 136"; what will it say on Nov. 5, 2008?
    $1000 25
It's the African-derived percussion instrument heard here
    $1000 30
Abbreviated NTBT, this 1963 treaty was signed by the U.S., the USSR & the U.K.

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

Erik Kate Jim
$600 $2,000 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Kate Jim
$3,600 $5,800 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

SMALL STATE CAPITALS
BROADWAY SHOWS BY ROLES
LET'S MAKE WASHI
ATLANTIS
FLOWERS
"A" PLUS
    $400 1
This capital on the Kentucky River was named after Stephen Frank, an early pioneer
    $400 9
Riff,
Nibbles,
Officer Krupke
    $400 21
Washi, Japanese hand-molded paper, is made mainly from kozo, this tree that's also a favorite of silkworms
    $400 16
2 years after "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes", he published "The Maracot Deep", a tale of lost Atlanteans
    $400 15
In the 1630s, a craze developed in Holland for this flower, with many investors paying huge sums for individual bulbs
    $400 6
An EMT rides in one of these vehicles
    $800 2
It was laid out in 1858, & its growth was stimulated by the discovery the following year of the nearby Comstock Lode
    $800 10
Inga,
Frau Blucher,
Igor
    $800 25
The Fukui region is a washi center & made some of Japan's first paper this, issued in 1661
    $800 17
A Charles Berlitz book calls Atlantis "the eighth" this & wonders if a nuclear war was its demise
    $800 20
The scientific name of this orange flower with black-spotted petals is Lilium tigrinum
    $800 7
Biceps banner often worn as a memorial
    $1200 3
This small capital lies about 10 miles east of the Continental Divide & about midway between Butte & Great Falls
    $1200 11
The French Taunter,
Tim the Enchanter,
Concorde
    $1200 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Kyoto, Japan.) Before bark is turned into paper, it must be cropped, stripped, bleached & boiled in this caustic solution also known as sodium hydroxide
    $1200 19
In his book "The Return of Tarzan", the jungle man stumbles upon Opar, the city of gold left over from Atlantis
    $1200 24
Monkshoods are pollinated only by these
    $1200 8
Cajun sausage often found in gumbo
    DD: $3,000 4
This city became a state capital in 1826, the same year the president for which it was named died
    $1600 14
Professor Callahan,
Elle Woods
    $1600 29
The best washi is traditionally made during this season when the water runs purer
    $1600 22
She called Atlantis "the isles of the blessed", & a chapter in "Atlas Shrugged" is entitled "Atlantis"
    $1600 26
In the names of flowers, this 4-letter word that means "plant" or "root" follows bladder, St. John's & slipper
    $1600 12
From the Latin for "to make like", it's the process of an immigrant group adopting the ways of a new land
    $2000 5
It's the seat of Kennebec County
    $2000 18
Squeaky Fromme,
Lee Harvey Oswald,
Leon Czolgosz
    $2000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Kyoto, Japan.) The Westernizing period known as this emperor's restoration created greater demand for paper, but also a shift away from traditional washi
    $2000 23
This "Necronomicon" creator wrote of a submarine's discovery of Atlantis in "The Temple"
    DD: $2,500 27
You might "remember" that this flower, also called a scorpion plant, is a symbol of friendship & true love
    $2000 13
Home sweet home for the Norse deities

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Kate Jim
$15,200 $8,500 $15,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

EPIC MOVIES
An actress named Martha Scott played Charlton Heston's mother in both of these epics

Final scores:

Erik Kate Jim
$30,400 $7,500 $30,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $30,401

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Erik Kate Jim
$15,200 $11,000 $18,200
18 R,
2 W
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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