Show #5580 - Friday, December 5, 2008

Ben Bishop game 4.

Contestants

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Greg Morrison, a Foreign Service officer originally from Silver Spring, Maryland

Lauren Robb, a student originally from Franklin, Wisconsin

Ben Bishop, a student originally from Seattle, Washington (whose 3-day cash winnings total $88,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

STATE OF THE UNION
CELEBRITY RHYME TIME
NORM!
iPOD, YOUTUBE OR WII
ALL ASHORE FOR BIRD LORE
THE ENGLISH TOP 100
(Alex: These are the most common words in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.)
    $200 13
The Jack Daniel's distillery is in Lynchburg in this state
    $200 6
Willis's Snapples and Cran-apples
    $200 18
The dad of this First Gulf War general was a N.J. State Police bigwig & worked the Lindbergh kidnapping case
    $200 23
It was introduced as a way to "put 1,000 songs in your pocket"
    $200 11
Lions don't like to attack ostriches because the big birds do this & can even kill the king of beasts this way
    $200 1
It's No. 1, & no, you don't get a hint
    $400 14
When Jimi Hendrix played "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock, he was strumming in this state
    $400 7
Ashton's meat sellers
    $400 19
A sample of this artist's work is seen here
    $400 24
There are websites devoted to injuries suffered by its users, such as pulled muscles & bloodied hands
    $400 12
This forward from French Lick, Indiana was NBA MVP 3 times in the 1980s
    $400 2
This No. 30 must be obeyed
    $600 15
The Trinity site in this state was the location of the USA's first atomic explosion
    $600 8
Cattrall's rooms for hot, sweaty workouts
    $600 20
In 1981 this "All in the Family" producer co-founded People for the American Way
    $600 25
This has been banned in Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan & Iran
    DD: $1,000 28
This bird term for pro-war politicians was popular in the period leading up to the War of 1812
    $600 3
Self-congratulations, egotists! This word made it all the way to No. 10
    $800 16
The Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport is in this state
    $800 9
Amanda's avenues
    $800 21
Think positively! You'll know this man who wrote the newspaper column "Confident Living"
    $800 26
Its name was reportedly inspired by a line from "2001: A Space Odyssey"
    $800 29
It's the color in the name of New Hampshire's state bird, a finch, & a state flower, a lilac
    $800 4
No. 2, this verb form is a homophone of a letter of the alphabet
    $1000 17
"Where The Columbines Grow" is its official state song
    $1000 10
Lauer's chiropterans
    $1000 22
1968 "The Armies of the Night" won him a Pulitzer & the National Book Award
    $1000 27
Britain's Prince William got one last Christmas & Queen Elizabeth promptly commandeered it
    $1000 30
Like its relative the peacock, the Argus type of this bird has "eyes" in its elaborate tail feathers
    $1000 5
Title of the Beatles song that tells us "life is very short"--5 words: Nos. 27, 53, 87, 11, 43

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

Ben Lauren Greg
$3,400 -$800 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Lauren Greg
$6,800 -$1,000 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

BRASS
STRINGS
WOOD & WIND
"PER"CUSSION
CONDUCTORS
SYMPHONIES ON FILM
    $400 16
In 1989 this son of Jamaican immigrants became Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    $400 21
When this product was introduced in 1972, it was said to have a full "quarter mile" of fun shot out of a can
    $400 25
This author wrote of Fangorn Forest, named for the oldest of the Ents-or was the Ent named for the forest?
    $400 1
A type of fish, or to sit on an elevated platform
    $400 6
The Lone Ranger could tell you this precious metal is the best conductor of electricity among metals
    $400 11
The Philadelphia Orchestra played Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony" for this 1940 Disney film
    $800 17
If you don't know he was made commander of the 2nd Armored Tank Division in April 1941, I'll slap you silly
    DD: $2,000 22
In the 1630s it was a backup bow & arrow part; today it means backup on a sports team
    $800 26
In this Herman Wouk tale, Pug Henry is an advisor to FDR prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor
    $800 2
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Gathering of Nations.) The Colorado nonprofit Hawkquest doesn't just protect hawks; they also help these falcons, whose name means "wandering"
    $800 7
(Jon of the Clue Crew lights up a bulb by touching wires to its terminals.) It's a series of electrical components that form a conducting path
    $800 12
This Russian director's Mexico footage was compiled as "Mexican Symphony" in 1941
    $1200 18
We shall return to this man who graduated from West Point in 1903 with the highest honors in his class
    $1200 23
To make this candy, put a string in a glass of sugar & water that was boiled to a syrup & let stand for a week
    $1200 27
His play "Under Milk Wood", about the inhabitants of a Welsh seaside town, was published posthumously
    $1200 3
Russian for "rebuilding", this term was first used by Gorbachev in the mid-1980s
    $1200 8
Unlike most nonmetals, this element with the symbol B is a workable conductor
    $1200 13
In 1998's "Serengeti Symphony", the title nature reserve in this country is shown with only music & natural sound
    $1600 19
A 10-man, 22-ton "infantry fighting vehicle" named for this general has a 2-man turret & a 25mm cannon
    $1600 24
According to Bud Collins' "Encyclopedia of Modern Tennis", the best of this string material comes from cows
    $1600 28
The line "O wild west wind, thou breath of autumn's being" starts an 1819 ode by this man
    $1600 4
This daughter of Zeus & Demeter made regular trips to Hades
    $1600 9
It's the term for material that conducts at high temperatures & insulates at low temperatures
    $1600 14
This 1922 film seen here was subtitled "A Symphony of Horror"
    DD: $8,000 20
In 1864 Democrats nominated this Union general for president, though he repudiated their platform
    $2000 30
The hope behind String Theory is that it will result in this, sometimes shortened to "T.O.E."
    $2000 29
This Frost poem ends with "And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep"
    $2000 5
11-letter word for the sac containing the heart
    $2000 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew powers a fan by putting one terminal into a beaker of saltwater.) Current that will power the fan is carried by ions rather than free electrons in the saltwater, which is one of these conducting liquids
    $2000 15
The 1934 drama "The Unfinished Symphony" was director Anthony Asquith's tribute to this Austrian composer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Lauren Greg
$18,000 $4,200 $200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
On May 15, 1768 France bought this island from Genoa for 2 million livres

Final scores:

Ben Lauren Greg
$26,000 $7,200 $300
4-day champion: $114,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Lauren Greg
$26,000 $4,000 $200
32 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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