Show #5604 - Thursday, January 8, 2009

Contestants

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Erik Townsend, a college student from Dover, New Hampshire

Kori Tyler, a high school teacher from Cordova, Tennessee

Ranjan Ramchandani, a management consultant from Houston, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $37,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

THIS JUST IN
CENTRAL PARK ENTERTAINMENT
19th CENTURY AMERICA
BUTTON IT!
LET'S REMOVE YOUR GALLBLADDER
ALSO A PLANET
    $200 1
Amal Salha was working in a restaurant in Lebanon when she found 26 of these in a single oyster
    $200 16
Carrie & Mr. Big took a romantic carriage ride in Central Park in the "I Heart NY" episode of this show
    $200 11
Formed in 1848, the Free Soil Party, which opposed extending slavery, was transplanted into this party in 1854
    $200 21
Yours may be an innie or an outie
    $200 26
As usual today, it's laparoscopic surgery, so this will be much smaller, though there will be 4 of them
    $200 6
Soil
    $400 2
Calling all stargazers: 2009 is the International Year of this science
    $400 17
Not far from the park's public theater is another public theater--for these string puppets, in the Swedish Cottage
    $400 12
Francis Scott Key penned "The Star-Spangled Banner" after watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in this year
    $400 22
In "Goldfinger" James Bond had 1 of these seats in his car to get rid of any pesky passengers at the push of a button
    $400 27
I'll sever & seal off the duct that takes this fluid from its storage in the gallbladder to the small intestine
    $400 7
A carmaker known for its Astra & Aura
    $600 3
Election news! the town of Rabbit Hash in this "Bluegrass State" elected Lucy Lou, a border Collie, as its new mayor
    $600 18
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from Central Park.) Central Park's official web site notes that this NBC drama series and its spin-offs have featured an alarming number of murders in Central Park
    $600 13
A strike started by workers of this railroad co. paralyzed the U.S. economy in 1894 until broken up by government action
    $600 23
President Ford introduced a new economic program in Oct. 1974 with "win" buttons, standing for "whip" this "now"
    $600 28
I'll make sure this instrument, the surgical version of pincers or tongs, is my lucky pair
    $600 8
A line of ladies' razors
    $800 4
There's still time to sign up for 18th century dance lessons at Gadsby's Tavern Museum in this northern Va. city
    $800 19
This animated 1995 Disney film is set in Virginia, but it premiered in Manhattan, on the Great Lawn of Central Park
    $800 14
Henry Wirz, the commandant of this infamous prison, was executed for war crimes in 1865
    $800 24
On this animated TV show, George & Jane got "button finger" from pushing too many futuristic devices
    $800 29
Risks? bleeding from the cystic one of these carriers of oxygenated blood, I guess,-almost never happens...
    $800 9
Florida town with a park named for Burt Reynolds
    $1000 5
Immerse yourself in the life of the Aztecs in "The Aztec World" exhibit at this city's Field Museum
    $1000 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Central Park.) Central Park is dangerous & menacing in this film, when Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis are attacked by softball players
    DD: $1,200 15
In 1822 he opened the western branch of his American Fur Company in St. Louis
    $1000 25
A type of shirt that symbolizes conformity, as in a 1960 Bob Newhart album title
    $1000 30
The problem is cholecystitis; as the name tells you, it's caused by masses of this, in the form of gallstones
    $1000 10
Defaces

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

Ranjan Kori Erik
$0 $2,400 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ranjan Kori Erik
$3,800 $2,400 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THIS JUSTIN
LITERARY CHARACTERS
GEORGES THE BELGIAN WAFFLER
ABSTRACT ART
IT'S A FACT
SOUNDS LIKE PIG LATIN
    $400 1
The core of Justin Long's career is playing the Mac in this company's computer commercials
    $400 7
"Pride and Prejudice" follows 5 sisters: Jane, Mary, Lydia, Kitty & her
    $400 21
Georges can't decide whether to visit Mons or this Belgian capital, site of the 1958 World's Fair
    $400 16
A Stuart Davis series is named for this handheld utensil used to prepare omelets
    $400 6
It's the capital of Montana
    $400 30
No loud noises around this baked dish whose name comes from the French for "to puff up"
    $800 2
Justin Jeffre teamed up with Jeff Timmons & Nick & Drew Lachey to form this temperature
    $800 8
First name of the Longfellow character Ms. Bellefontaine
    $800 22
Georges reels--which official Belgian region to visit? Wallonia, or this northern one whose people are called Flemings
    $800 17
To see landmark abstract works like O'Keeffe's "Abstraction Blue" head for this NYC museum
    $800 12
In 1959 he gave up his title as Chairman of the People's Republic of China (officially)
    DD: $2,000 28
Due to the type of wine it produces, Silver Oak's punning motto is "Life is a" this, old chum
    $1200 3
Justin Berfield is actually younger than Frankie Muniz, but he played his older brother Reese on this sitcom
    $1200 9
This late author created Navajo detective Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn
    $1200 23
Georges likes the great wall & this man's 200-mile "line" from the Swiss border to a point near the Belgian Frontier
    $1200 18
When Mondrian worked in this style, he kept his lines straight to go even more geometric than its inventors
    $1200 13
You can take an 8,208-foot cable car climb up Collada D'enradort in this Pyrenees nation
    $1200 26
Completes the 2000 Jude Law film title "Love, Honour and..."
    $1600 4
He played a younger version of Elton John in Elton's music video "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
    $1600 10
Last name of the Saul Bellow title character Augie
    $1600 24
For Georges, when it comes to Belgian detectives of literature, it's this Agatha Christie guy or... that's kinda it
    $1600 19
Wassily Kandinsky, a founder of abstract art, left this country when it turned toward socialist realism
    $1600 14
This agricultural scientist also created more than 75 products from pecans
    $1600 27
This type of diplomatic official assigned to an embassy has a briefcase named for the position
    DD: $3,600 5
Justin I was a swineherd before becoming emperor of this empire--and paving the way for his nephew Justinian
    $2000 11
This Sinclair Lewis preacher's final words are "We shall yet make these United States a moral nation!"
    $2000 25
Georges loves the Jay Treaty, but also is into the treaty of this Belgian city that was ratified on Feb. 16, 1815
    $2000 20
Don't adjust your set--"abstract painting", the work seen here, is by Ad Reinhardt of the movement called abstract this
    $2000 15
In 1979 he got an Oscar nomination for playing Buddy Holly
    $2000 29
10-leti'er French word for an official report or dispatch, usually delivered in haste

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ranjan Kori Erik
$14,600 $10,000 -$2,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

MUSICAL THEATRE
It opens with a widow & her son arriving by boat from Singapore to accept a job that pays 20 pounds a month

Final scores:

Ranjan Kori Erik
$9,199 $20,000 -$2,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ranjan Kori Erik
$16,600 $11,200 $1,200
28 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,000

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