Show #5640 - Friday, February 27, 2009

Ask Alex #15: Sport.
Champion Update #3: Dan Melia.

Contestants

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Charles Murphy, a health care and financial services advisor from Westmont, Illinois

Edie Chang, an engineer from Sacramento, California

Leland Graham III, a research specialist and project coordinator from Rock Hill, South Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $48,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

DANCING STARS
BIBLICAL NAME'S THE SAME
MOO
CANNIBAL CUISINE
WE'RE ALL "WAITING"
EUROPE, AGES AGO
(Jimmy: How our ancestors lived back a few thousand years, from the Lejra Archaeological Research Center in Denmark.)
    $200 19
He cut a rug with Cameron Diaz in "The Mask"
    $200 1
Benchley,
Boyle,
O'Toole
    $200 4
"Cow's breakfast" is a slang term for a big straw one of these worn by a farmer
    $200 9
First course, fettuccine & shiitake these in a cream sauce with Madeira wine; then I have a surprise for you
    $200 16
Where you sit at the doctor's office reading ancient magazines
    $200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew hands us down a tale from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) How stones of several tons were moved and lifted with Stone Age technology is the mystery of structures called dolmens, which were built as these
    $400 21
Tina Fey said acting with Alec Baldwin is like this man dancing with a hatrack--he makes the hatrack look good
    $400 2
Judd,
Campbell,
Watts
    $400 7
In a timeworn phrase, something that may never take place won't happen "until the cows" do this
    $400 12
I hope you give an "A" to my salad of these pungent leaves, also called rocket; it's a perfect side dish for you
    $400 17
This feature lets you know someone else is trying to reach you on the phone while you're talking to another
    $400 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports with a modern European from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) Drinking horns show the importance of booze in the Iron Age; until wine spread up from the south, the choices were beer and this honey-based drink
    $600 22
He danced with cartoon mouse Jerry (as in Tom &) in "Anchors Aweigh", the film that established him as a superstar
    $600 3
Pitman,
Mizrahi,
Bashevis Singer
    $600 8
A flirtatious female is said to be "making" these cow parts "at you"
    $600 13
What's in this 4-letter spread of pureed game, served in your hors d'oeuvre? That's my secret, isn't it?
    $600 18
Female attendants to a queen
    DD: $2,000 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew chops up a fact for us at the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) The Stone Age is divided into three parts, depending on the sophistication of the tools; these antler axes tell us we're in this middle part
    $800 24
She danced with the animated MC Skat Kat in the video to her 1990 no. 1 hit "Opposites Attract"
    $800 5
Leakey,
McCarthy,
Matalin
    $800 10
Of all the world's countries, this one has the most cattle (appropriately, if you think about it...)
    $800 14
This 2-word small, tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin goes well with postman
    $800 20
Drama in which Estragon & Vladimir idly pass time away hoping for the title character to appear
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew plants information in our minds from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) The Lejre site has recreated a sacrificial bog like those from which many bodies have been recovered, luckily preserved by sphagnan, a component of this plant material
    $1000 25
A lowlight of this Brat Packer's career: singing & dancing with Snow White at the Academy Awards in 1989
    $1000 6
Silver,
Grey,
McCrea
    $1000 11
"The cattle are lowing" in this ever-popular Christmas carol
    $1000 15
Dessert! I'll have the ladyfingers, please, a small type of this "absorbent" cake; oh, you thought I meant...!
    $1000 23
Terry McMillan's bestselling 1992 novel about 4 African-American friends
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew hammers out a clue from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) Because it's the Iron Age, the village has this, as in a Longfellow poem; it forged everything from axes to knives

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

Leland G. Edie Charles
$1,400 $3,800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$1,800 $4,800 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

SHAKESPEARE-POURRI
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
THE TEMPEST
HAMLET
MUCH "ADO" ABOUT NOTHING
    $400 1
The origins of this Shakespeare tragedy go back to Ovid's tale of Pyramus & Thisbe
    $400 26
This actor divorced Demi Moore in 2000; did she ask for the whole 9 yards?
    $400 13
A thrave is 24 sheaves of this grain, whether spring, winter or durum
    $400 11
Often compared to golf balls, this is the largest form of precipitation
    $400 21
Dramatized by an HBO series, this Black Hills South Dakota hamlet boomed & waned with nearby gold mines
    $400 3
Japanese for "exalted gate", it was a title once used for the emperor of Japan
    $800 2
Shakespeare provided the first printed appearance of this word, from the Spanish for "lizard"
    $800 27
He divorced Farrah Fawcett in 1982; did that make him the $3 Million Man?
    $800 17
For dry measurements, it's one eighth of a peck; for liquid, it's .946 liters
    $800 12
The cold phase of the weather-causing phenomenon El Niño is referred to as "La" this
    DD: $7,000 22
This southernmost Florida town, population 25,000, takes its name from Cayo Hueso, or "Bone Island" in Spanish
    $800 4
It's Spanish for "Saturday"
    $1200 8
It's the "earthy" Shakespearean term for the lower-class spectators
    $1200 28
"It's the Pitts" was one headline describing Brad's broken engagement with her in 1997
    $1200 18
In viscosity ratings, the "W" in 10W-40 means 10 is the winter grade rating of this liquid
    $1200 14
Monsoons prevail mainly in this ocean
    $1200 23
"We bathe the world" is the slogan of this West Central Arkansas town
    $1200 5
The easternmost island of the West Indies, its national flag is seen here
    $1600 9
Lysander uses the word "bedroom" while trying to convince Hermia to sleep close to him in this comic play
    $1600 29
Steven Spielberg divorced this actress in '89; was the courtroom a War of the Worlds? (Sorry, pun fatigue [I'm sure])
    $1600 19
In a surveyor's chain, it's a unit of length equal to 7.92 inches; on the web, it's an object connected via hypertext
    $1600 15
Meteorologist Theodore Fujita came up with the F-scale based on wind damage while studying these events
    $1600 24
On May 28, 1934 this fivesome was born in the hamlet of Callander, Ontario
    DD: $2,000 6
In 1988 Congress passed an Indoor Abatement Act to reduce levels of this toxic gas in the home
    $2000 10
"Men are April when they woo, December when they wed", explains Rosalind in this comedy
    $2000 30
In 1999 director James Cameron's marriage to this actress--dare we say--terminated?
    $2000 20
With regard to height, 3 hands equals 1 of these
    $2000 16
Some cyclones turn clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere due to this effect, which has no influence on toilet rotation
    $2000 25
Sherwood Anderson's collection of short stories about life in a small Ohio Town
    $2000 7
This handsome young man loved by Aphrodite was killed by a wild boar

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$16,800 $9,200 $16,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

ADVERTISING ICONS
On Advertising Age's list of the Top 10 Ad Icons of the 20th c., they're the 2 alliterative entries that end in "Man"

Final scores:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$1,199 $9,200 $6,200
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $9,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$10,600 $11,200 $15,800
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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