Show #5573 - Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ask Alex #5: Most money.

Contestants

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Erin Haramoto, a lab instructor from Sunderland, Massachusetts

Durant Gipson, a recent grad from Houston, Texas

Nathaniel Barnes, a composer and bartender from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

NORDIC TRACK
TV TITLE TWOSOMES
DEAR JOHN
HOW CAN WE MISS YOU IF YOU NEVER LEAVE?
I'M SO "SHR"
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
(Kelly: [*] in Upton, New York. They tell the five boroughs which of the four seasons to expect each day.)
    $200 1
The Grand Hotel in Stockholm is famous for its traditional one of these buffets
    $200 21
Eric McCormack &
Debra Messing
    $200 16
He was the first pope to make an official visit to a synagogue or a mosque
    $200 11
Pines, firs & spruces stay a certain color all year, as they are this type of tree
    $200 3
Any woody, perennial bushy plant
    $200 26
(Kelly and Sarah of the Clue Crew hold a deflated weather balloon; Kelly reads the clue.) Weather balloons are released twice a day at the National Weather Service; they can rise up to 100,000 feet, where a decrease in this will make the 6-foot balloon expand to 20 feet in diameter
    $400 2
In a 1946 book, this title girl of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren "Goes On Board"; 1948 found her "In The South Seas"
    $400 22
Jenna Elfman &
Thomas Gibson,
a yoga instructor
& a lawyer
    $400 17
In a popular children's song, "his name is my name too"
    $400 12
This colonial observed, "Fish and visitors stink after three days"
    $400 7
Barataria Bay is a longtime center of this industry in Louisiana
    $400 27
(Sarah indicates a weather map on a monitor.) Colors on the screen reflect different echo intensities; steps are taken so this precipitation, balls of ice more than 1/5 inch in diameter, don't skew rain estimates
    $600 4
In its native language, Lydveldid Island is the official name of this country independent since 1944
    $600 23
Dylan & Cole Sprouse, living the Suite Life on the Disney Channel
    $600 18
In 1614 this colonist & adventurer made the first English maps of New England
    $600 13
This catastrophe that killed millions had recurrences in 1361, 1369, 1374, 1390 & 1400
    $600 8
The Malaysian variety of this insectivore is seen here
    $600 28
(Sarah holds a weather balloon transmitter.) Pre-transmitters, scientists went up in weather balloons themselves; the AMS, this society, gives the Meisinger Award in memory of one killed by lightning
    $800 5
In 1965 UNICEF won this honor bestowed by a committee elected by the Norwegian parliament
    $800 24
Paul Michael Glaser & David Soul as a couple of police detectives
    $800 19
In the '90s this future attorney general teamed with Larry Craig & 2 others as "The Singing Senators"
    $800 14
This element's isotope 235 has a half-life of about 700 million years
    $800 9
This relic sits in an urn in a chapel in Turin
    $800 29
(Sarah indicates another monitor.) Watching Doppler the National Weather Service is fascinating--the expanding ring of blue is millions of these mammals that emerge in Texas only to tangle with a huge storm
    $1000 6
In 1957 this Danish physicist famous for his model of the atom won the first Atoms for Peace award
    $1000 25
Sharon Gless & Tyne Daly as a couple of police detectives
    $1000 20
A barracks at West Point bears the name of this graduate who led the American Expeditionary Force during WWI
    $1000 15
Though this world leader left his country on Jan. 16, 1979, he did not abdicate; Sadat would later grant him asylum
    DD: $2,800 10
Last name shared by the founder & the chairman of the Special Olympics
    $1000 30
(Kelly reads the clue.) Many tornadoes develop from a special kind of thunderstorm called this, with a deep rotating updraft

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

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$1,200 -$200 $6,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$2,400 $1,200 $9,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

NORDIC TRACKS
SUBTITLES
FREEBIES
PAINTED LADIES
LET'S GET IN SHAPE
SOME GOOD "PR"
    $400 16
"I do, I do, I do, I do, I do" know this Swedish band hit No. 15 in 1976 with that song; I won't repeat the title, though
    $400 1
Sewell:
"The Autobiography of a Horse"
    $400 21
Providing access to government files, 1966's FOIA stands for this act
    $400 11
Sister Wendy calls "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", his depiction of prostitutes, a "masterpiece of the ugly"
    $400 26
One example of this solid has 4 triangular faces & a square base
    $400 6
Each morning, Catholic monks dutifully perform their matins, which are these
    $800 17
This Icelandic pop star & ex-Sugarcube sang "It's Oh So Quiet" in 1995
    $800 12
Haley:
"The Saga of an American Family"
    $800 22
In FDR's "4 Freedoms" speech, one of the 2 things that one should be free from
    $800 2
Sadly, the young girl in this colorfully named painting died just months after the picture's completion
    $800 27
The name of this solid comes from a Greek word meaning "ball"
    $800 7
A claimant to a throne; in the 18th century James Edward was "the old" one
    $1200 18
Sweaters that open in the front, or this band from Malmo that hit Billboard in 1996 with "Lovefool"
    $1200 13
Shakespeare:
"What You Will"
    $1200 23
After the 2008 Chengdu quake, another of these was allowed to qualifying Chinese, exempting them from a 1979 policy
    $1200 3
In "The Daughter of Herodias", she's carrying the head of John the Baptist on a platter
    $1200 28
President's Park South, just south of the White House, is also called this for its shape, a flattened hoop
    $1200 8
Springtime, in Paris
    $1600 19
A 3-letter exclamation of surprise, or the band from Norway that hit No. 1 with "Take On Me" in 1985
    $1600 14
Hardy:
"A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented"
    $1600 24
Seen here is this patriotic lass, the first P.O.W./M.I.A. rescued during Operation Iraqi Freedom
    $1600 4
Two women share a cup of tea in this woman's 1880 painting seen here
    DD: $5,000 29
The Star of David, consisting of 2 equilateral triangles, forms this plane figure in its interior
    $1600 9
One of the earliest flowering spring shrubs, the fuchsia is a member of this "first" family of plants
    $2000 20
OK , we cheated; this band isn't Danish, but drummer Lars Ulrich, who played on "Enter Sandman", is
    $2000 15
Wallace:
"A Tale of the Christ"
    $2000 25
Walt Whitman supported the political party known as "Free-" this, which opposed slavery's expansion
    DD: $3,000 5
This lovely Vermeer painting is sometimes referred to as the Dutch "Mona Lisa"
    $2000 10
The longtime personal guard of the Roman emperors, they were disbanded by Constantine in 312

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$15,800 $1,600 $25,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

FOOD BRANDS
In 1954 Swift chose this word that means "a chubby person" as its new brand's name to convey plumpness & tenderness

Final scores:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$25,800 $0 $18,700
3-day champion: $57,300 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nathaniel Durant Erin
$14,800 $1,600 $20,000
20 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
6 R,
2 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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