Show #5595 - Friday, December 26, 2008

Jim Stevens game 5.

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Mikey Stewart, an economist from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cathy Flanagan, an administrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Jim Stevens, a math teacher from Fairview Park, Ohio (whose 4-day cash winnings total $94,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE CONSTITUTION TODAY
SINGERS' RHYME TIME
NUMERICAL PHRASES
GLASS & GLASSMAKING
"MO" BETTER
FAMOUS RAYS
    $200 9
The courts have wrestled with whether this writ that "shall not be suspended" applies to Guantanamo
    $200 10
Motown legend Stevie's foolish mistakes
    $200 14
He, she & they are this kind of pronoun
    $200 1
Photochromic glass used in eyeglasses does this when exposed to sunlight
    $200 24
God's name of Yahweh was first announced to this man
    $200 6
In 1954 industrial designer Raymond Loewy redesigned the iconic shape of this soft drink's bottle
    $400 11
It's paired with conviction in Article II, Section 4, & unpopular presidents start to hear talk of it
    $400 13
Reggae man Bob's "hogs"
    $400 20
Numerical term for a burglar who specializes in breaking into buildings through upstairs windows
    $400 2
In 1882 Edward Johnson, a partner of this inventor, put the first string of glass lights on a Christmas tree
    $400 25
It's a bike race over muddy terrain
    $400 7
One of the great jazz trios had Oscar Peterson on piano, Ed Thigpen on drums & Ray Brown plucking this
    $600 12
A 2008 ruling affirmed the right "to be confronted with" these--if they're dead, too bad for the prosecution
    $600 17
Blues-rock singer Bonnie's wooden boxes
    $600 21
Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park includes part of the Painted Desert & a stretch of this historic road
    $600 3
To achieve this color of glass, cobalt oxide is added during the manufacturing process
    $600 26
This word was suggested by Marcel Duchamp for art in a 1932 exhibit that included Alexander Calder
    $600 8
He's the highly successful American businessman seen here
    $800 15
An influential 1890 article was titled "the right to" this, now seen as covered (though unnamed) by the Bill of Rights
    $800 18
"U Remind Me" singer's spouting oil wells
    $800 22
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from a sumo training stable in Tokyo, Japan.) Sumo wrestlers spend years to train and develop sumokan, intuitive awareness in the ring that's translated as this numerical term
    $800 4
The largest hand-blown one of these, with 117 hand-blown figures, is in a cathedral in Kentucky
    $800 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew performs an experiment in mechanics.) Drop a matchbox, & it falls over, but open the box, & it stands, because the drawer sliding shut uses the stabilizing power of this, defined as mass times velocity
    $800 29
This actor played "Abe Lincoln in Illinois"; his brother Vincent was Canada's Governor-General
    DD: $1,000 16
In June 2008 the Supreme Court said that this amendment grants an individual, not just a collective, right
    $1000 19
Mr. Collins' vibratos
    $1000 23
Originating in France, it's a numerical term for the journalistic profession
    $1000 5
As a gift to the Kennedy Center, Sweden donated 18 15-foot-long crystal chandeliers made by this company
    $1000 28
Instead of taking over his dad's upholstery business, he went on to become France's greatest comic dramatist
    $1000 30
He's the mystery writer seen here--not looking much like a private eye

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Jim Cathy Mikey
$3,000 $1,200 -$1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Cathy Mikey
$7,000 $4,200 -$200

Double Jeopardy! Round

GERMANIA
1890s CINEMA
THE OLD REALTOR'S ALMANAC
PRESIDENTIAL RUNNERS-UP
(Alex: We'll give you the [*]--you name the winner.)
DOUBLE LETTERS
FAMOUS RAYS
(Alex: But of a different kind, I suspect.)
    $400 24
Enjoy a concert in the Beethovenhalle in this former German capital
    $400 1
In an 1898 film by G.A. Smith, this character enters & leaves a room via the chimney
    $400 11
1960:
Richard Nixon
    $400 3
This Hawaiian dress was adapted from dresses originally distributed by missionaries
    $400 16
Arthur Eddington helped confirm general relativity by showing that this force affects rays of light
    $800 25
Before the Euro, Germany used this official currency with a 2-word name
    $800 9
In "Wonderful Dancing Girls", 2 ballet dancers dance on this, years before Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding"
    $800 15
1952 & 1956:
Adlai Stevenson
    $800 4
A doll that has more realistic body parts than some other dolls is said to be anatomically this
    $800 20
The photos that revealed DNA's shape were taken with these rays; there's a distinct pattern when they go through a helix
    $1200 28
The German title of this 18th Century opera is "Die Zauberflote"
    $1200 7
A film of this president reviewing troops was shot in Pittsburgh on August 28, 1899; he was shot in 1901
    DD: $4,000 26
Let's check the commission chart--a standard 6% of the $500,000 price & half goes to me as seller's agent so I get this sum
    $1200 14
1828:
John Quincy Adams
    $1200 5
This word for excessive & sometimes false praise is also the name of a cape in Washington State
    $1200 17
Particle physics was established with research on these rays from outer space, from the Greek for "universe"
    DD: $6,400 22
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's this German equivalent of a Superman
    $1600 2
1899's "Frank Melville's Trick" one of these circus animals shows the title creature stepping over 2 ponies
    $1600 21
A handy chart shows the sale prices of similar homes in the area, known by this one-syllable term
    $1600 12
1912:
Theodore Roosevelt
    $1600 6
This small colorful pet fish was named for the naturalist who introduced it to English aquariums in the 1800s
    $1600 18
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a diagram on the monitor.) In geometry, it's the 2-letter last name for the ray seen here
    $2000 27
This city on the Main River was where the Holy Roman Emperors were crowned beginning around 1356
    $2000 10
"Casey At The Bat" ends with Casey & his teammates piling onto & pummeling this person at the plate
    $2000 23
There are tips on how to tell when a home's owner is in this first step toward foreclosure
    $2000 13
1928:
Al Smith
    $2000 8
From the Latin for "flesh", it's dead or decaying flesh popular with hyenas & buzzards
    $2000 19
In 2005 NASA pinpointed GRB050709, the "GRB" for this type of burst brighter than a billion suns

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Cathy Mikey
$15,400 $7,400 $12,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC NAMES
A recent biography of this 13th century man is subtitled "From Venice to Xanadu"

Final scores:

Jim Cathy Mikey
$24,401 $12,201 $18,060
5-day champion: $119,001 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jim Cathy Mikey
$15,400 $7,400 $12,400
18 R,
0 W
13 R,
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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