Show #5602 - Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ask Alex #11: Hobby.

Contestants

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Alison Miester, a human resources specialist from Longmont, Colorado

Ranjan Ramchandani, a management consultant from Houston, Texas

Victoria Harkavy, an AmeriCorps service member from Potomac, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

NEVADA
BEATLES LYRICS
(Alex: You have to give us the song title.)
WE'VE GOT ISSUES
MEETING YOUR CAR MAKER
FEEL THE PAINE
"OW"!
    $200 22
Though it's one of the driest states in the U.S., "Nevada" means this-covered
    $200 15
"Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble tres bien ensemble"
    $200 1
A 2006 issue of a magazine called this Spectator included articles on Chardonnay & Southern France's best reds
    $200 3
Let this company's Solara shine into your Matrix
    $200 17
Thomas Paine called monarchy evil & this monarch a "royal brute"
    $200 9
Not a consonant
    $400 23
Wanting to become a state, Nevada telegraphed a 16,543-word copy of this to Lincoln so he could review it
    $400 16
"Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door, who is it for?"
    $400 2
The name of this fashion mag is French for "she"
    $400 27
This carmaker is a Trailblazer in Malibu
    $400 18
Thomas Paine First published "Common Sense" in this appropriate year
    $400 11
A gaucho in Galveston
    DD: $2,600 24
The first live telecast of one of these originated in Nevada on April 22, 1952
    $600 10
"You say yes
I say no
you say stop and
I say go go go"
    $600 4
"An ounce of" this magazine on healthy living "is worth a pound of cure"
    $600 28
Cut through the Crossfire in this company's Sebring
    $600 19
A member of this religious denomination, Tom couldn't support the death penalty, even for the aristocracy
    $600 12
When domesticated, they're called poultry
    $800 26
The pinon has racked up fame as one of Nevada's 2 official state these
    $800 8
"Beep beep mm, beep beep, yeh!"
    $800 5
Hopefully this magazine with editor-in-chief Rosemary Ellis earned its own seal of approval
    $800 30
No one can Eclipse this automaker's Lancer
    $800 20
Paine wrote "The Rights of Man" in support of this foreign upheaval
    $800 13
The superciliary ridge over the eyes
    $1000 25
Just southeast of Las Vegas, it began as a WWII magnesium-supplying town & is now Nevada's 2nd-largest city
    $1000 7
"I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me"
    $1000 6
"The Devil Wears Prada" is said to be a novelized portrait of Anna Wintour, this magazine's editor
    $1000 29
This company's Impreza could very well be your Legacy
    $1000 21
In "The American Crisis, No. 1", Paine scorned "the summer soldier" & this other fair-weather fighter
    $1000 14
Hughes or Stern

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Victoria Ranjan Alison
$4,000 $3,200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Victoria Ranjan Alison
$4,000 $1,800 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD HISTORY
THEY'RE TALKIN' BASEBALL
FILL IN THE BOOK TITLE
SPAM
HOPE YOU STAYED AWAKE IN MATH
10-, 11- & 12-LETTER WORDS
    $400 6
In the 3rd century B.C., during the reign of Shih Huang Ti, at least 1 million slaves were used to build this
    $400 1
An umpire, accused of not seeing if a ball was fair or foul: "On a clear day, I can see" this "& that sucker is 93 mil. miles away"
    $400 25
"T.P.P."
by John Bunyan
    $400 2
The origin of "spam" as a term for unwanted e-mail is disputed; some say it stems from a skit by this comedy group
    $400 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew indicates a right triangle on the monitor.) It's the sum of angles B & C
    $400 15
It's anyone who lives in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin--that part of the U.S.
    $800 7
Columbus was the first European to reach S. America, landing at the mouth of the Orinoco in what's now this country
    $800 3
Garry Maddox, reflecting on hitting a grand slam: "As I remember it, the bases were" this
    $800 24
"B."
by Toni Morrison
    $800 4
In 2007 this company lost a trademark suit against Spam Arrest, a Seattle maker of anti-spam software
    $800 14
75% of 200 plus 200% of 75 equals this
    $800 16
Originally a computer term, it now refers to doing any number of jobs at the same time
    $1200 8
Overthrown by the revolution of 9 Thermidor, he died on the guillotine, ending the Reign of Terror
    $1200 26
Ralph Kiner: "If" this Ol' Perfesser, an ex-Yankee & Met manager, "were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave"
    DD: $3,000 11
"A.T.P.H." by Cormac McCarthy
    $1200 5
One of the first major spam outbreaks was a 1994 "global alert for all" because this man "is coming soon"
    $1200 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew indicates an equation on the monitor.) It's the more familiar way to express this equation
    DD: $1,800 17
It's the more common term for a dactylogram
    $1600 9
In 1935, under U.S. rule, it became a commonwealth with Manuel Quezon as president
    $1600 29
Pitcher Mike Flanagan said, "You're having a bad day when the 5th...rolls around & they drag" this outfield area
    $1600 12
"B.R."
by Evelyn Waugh
    $1600 27
It's the practice of angling for e-mail users' private info using spam as bait
    $1600 21
This trigonometric function is the ratio of an angle's opposite side to its hypotenuse
    $1600 18
Almighty or infinite in power, as god is
    $2000 10
At the Battle of Lewes in 1264, this king & his son Edward were defeated & captured by Simon de Montfort
    $2000 30
Tommy Lasorda, asked in 1981 about contract negotiations for this Mexican lefty pitcher: "He wants Texas back"
    $2000 23
"M.N."
by Kurt Vonnegut
    $2000 28
Spam sent via instant messaging systems is known by this portmanteau term
    $2000 22
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a graph on the monitor.) If a line's slope equals 3, "X" equals 1 and "B" equals 1, then "Y" equals this
    $2000 19
It means next to last

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Victoria Ranjan Alison
$7,600 $15,200 $6,800
(lock-tie game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC STRUCTURES
Pope Sixtus' death in 1590 ended his plan to convert this, still in Rome today, to a wool factory to employ city prostitutes

Final scores:

Victoria Ranjan Alison
$15,200 $15,200 $9,800
2-day co-champion: $40,100 New co-champion: $15,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Victoria Ranjan Alison
$7,600 $16,000 $8,600
16 R,
4 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,200

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