Show #5639 - Thursday, February 26, 2009

Contestants

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Dawn Bacak, a stay-at-home mom from Katy, Texas

Bruce Hanson, a graphic artist and musician from Hightstown, New Jersey

Leland Graham III, a research specialist and project coordinator from Rock Hill, South Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT BOOKS
NFL TEAM NICKNAMES
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
SO LONG
GOOD BUY!
CHOW
    $200 1
Book 1 of Livy's 142-book "History of Rome" deals with these 2 sons of Rhea Silvia
    $200 6
The Bucs
    $200 11
For most escaped slaves, the final destination was this country where slavery was illegal
    $200 16
Normally known for its keen sense of smell, one of these dogs holds the Guinness record for longest ears also
    $200 13
In January 2006 a single B-share of this Omahan's Berkshire Hathaway was $2,952; by Oct. 2008 it was $4,650
    $200 21
This layered, flat-noodled Italian favorite is sometimes made with a bechamel sauce instead of tomato
    $400 3
Confucian writing includes the "Shih Ching", "Shu Ching" & this, whose title means "Classic of Changes"
    $400 7
America's Team,
in the '70s
    $400 12
Like their counterparts on real railroads, helpers on the Underground Railroad were called these
    $400 17
These 2 states got their names from the 2 longest rivers in the United States
    $400 27
This shipbuilder led a group that bought the Yankees for $10 million in 1973; in 2008, the team was worth $1 billion
    $400 23
Campbell's classic recipe for green bean casserole calls for one can of this soup
    $600 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a geometric diagram on the monitor.) The complex bridge of fools proof showing that the angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal is the point beyond which only very clever students are said to go in this book by Euclid
    $600 8
The Monsters of the Midway
    DD: $3,000 14
Abolitionist Levi Coffin's house in Fountain City, Ind. was known as this "Station" on the Underground Railroad
    $600 18
Growing to an intimidating 18 feet long, this hooded snake reigns as the world's longest venomous snake
    $600 28
This company's venti cappuccinos must've sold big between Sept. '05 & May '06; its stock went up more than $16 a share
    $600 24
I'm all up for Deli but let's skip this lingual meat, even if it does come with a potato pancake
    $800 4
Macrobius' book set during a banquet shares its title with this December festival, ancient Rome's jolliest
    $800 9
The Fins
    $800 15
Called "Moses" & a former slave herself, she ventured back into the South to help hundreds of slaves escape
    $800 19
Linking Brooklyn & Staten Island, it's the USA's longest suspension bridge
    $800 29
This 4-letter item was about $300 an ounce in Oct. 1998 but eureka! It had tripled a mere 10 years later
    $800 25
At a sushi bar order iwashi to see how many of these fish you can pack away
    $1000 5
Epictetus produced books of these ethical lectures; today the word means furious rants
    $1000 10
The Bolts
    $1000 22
Widely ignored in the North, this 1850 act, abbreviated FSA, outlawed assisting escaped slaves
    $1000 20
This Connecticut daily has been published continuously since 1764, longer than any other U.S. newspaper
    $1000 30
Hope you got in when this Page/Brin search engine went public in '04; by 2007, it was up 510%
    $1000 26
Oui! An hors d'oeuvre of raw cut-up vegetables served with a cold dip goes by this French name

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

Leland G. Bruce Dawn
$7,800 $0 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leland G. Bruce Dawn
$11,200 $3,200 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
DOUBLE TALK
HEADED FOR THE FINNISH LINE
PROVERB VS. PROVERB
THEIR FIRST NOVELS
BACK AT THE CBC
(Alex: Some memories of my days at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.)
    $400 6
In 1506 Pope Julius II chose architect Donato Bramante to design the new Basilica of this church in Rome
    $400 12
Hip hip hooray! It's that tasseled stick or fluffy ball a cheerleader waves in her hand
    $400 11
This Finnish capital is often called "The White City of the North", as it's built largely of the local light-colored granite
    $400 21
I'm supposed to "beware of Greeks bearing gifts"--but if they bring me a gift one of these, I shouldn't look in its mouth...hmmm
    $400 1
"The Pickwick Papers"(1836-1837)
    $400 25
(Alex delivers the clue from back at the CBC.) From the Latin for "hearing", it's a short performance usually given when applying for a job; here's a clip of one of mine from the early 1960s

"And we've got John Livingston sitting somewhere in the Penetanguishene River up to his little rubber dinghy in scum as he watches the fish float down the river."
    $800 7
His drawing of the "Vitruvian Man" represented the body of the human male in perfect proportion
    $800 17
Zurich & Paris were centers of this early 20th C, art movement based on chance & spontaneity
    $800 13
During WWII Finland fought this country in 2 separate wars, the Winter & the Continuation
    $800 22
OK, OK--"he who hesitates is lost"...but aren't I supposed to do this before I leap?
    $800 2
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
(1962)
    $800 28
(Alex delivers the clue from back at the CBC.) Many stars got their early breaks here at the CBC, & some of them came back for a special 1979 film on Louis Riel--Christopher Plummer, Leslie Nielsen and this "Boston Legal" star
    $1200 8
When not painting frescoes, he did odd jobs like making models of saltcellars for the Duke of Urbino
    $1200 18
This sound of firecrackers is also a name for Grandpa, as in the kids' book "My" this "Is A Pirate"
    $1200 14
The markka was taken out of circulation in 2002; Finland now uses this
    $1200 23
If this is "mightier than the sword", then why the heck do "actions speak louder than words"?
    $1200 3
"The Scarlatti Inheritance"
(1971)
    DD: $2,000 9
On Dec. 10, 1513 he wrote to Francesco Vettori that he had "composed a little work on princedoms"
    $1600 19
This Chinese pianist has appeared with the world's great orchestras & has his own Adidas shoe
    $1600 15
Despite centuries of conflict, this language is also an official one of Finland (but only about 5% speak it)
    DD: $5,000 24
Wait a minute--"opposites attract", but these "flock together"? Huh?
    $1600 4
"Buddenbrooks"
(1901)
    $1600 29
(Alex delivers the clue from back at the CBC.) In 1967, the CBC international broadcast center was used by crews from all around the world who were here to report on this World's Fair
    $2000 10
On April 8, 1341 the Roman Senate crowned this sonneteer poet laureate
    $2000 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a picture on the monitor.) Mentioned by Jane Austen, a sunken fence designed to keep out animals but not ruin the view is called this, from the chuckle of surprise on noticing it
    $2000 16
In 1897 the Finnish government awarded this musician a pension; in 1900 he rewarded them with "Finlandia"
    $2000 27
So do I need a bigger kitchen, or not? "Many hands make light work", but "too many cooks spoil" this stuff
    $2000 5
"The Bluest Eye"
(1970)
    $2000 26
(Alex delivers the clue from back at the CBC.) Starting in 1978 on this Canadian comedy TV series, Eugene Levy began spoofing me as a wacky game show host called Alex Trebell

"Good evening, everybody. Welcome to "Half Wits", the game show that's fun and at times extremely trying."

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leland G. Bruce Dawn
$25,400 $13,600 $3,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

18th CENTURY SCIENTISTS
This N. European said his grave-stone should be inscribed Princeps botanicorum, "prince of botanists"

Final scores:

Leland G. Bruce Dawn
$23,400 $1,600 $1
2-day champion: $48,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leland G. Bruce Dawn
$19,200 $13,600 $3,200
25 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
20 R,
3 W
7 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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