Show #5688 - Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2009 College Championship quarterfinal game 3.

Ask Alex #17: College.

Contestants

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Greg Lichtenstein, a freshman from Vassar College

Elyssa Browning, a junior from St. John's College

Eric Betts, a senior from Emory University

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Jeopardy! Round

LANDMARKS
THE LADY SWINGS
WOULD YOU LIKE FLIES WITH THAT?
FAST FRIENDS
IT'S ELEMENTARY
COMPUTER RHYME TIME
    $200 3
This dam at the Arizona-Nevada border is 726 feet high
    $200 15
Crystl Bustos hit .500 in Beijing swinging one of these
    $200 22
The Hotlix company makes a green lollipop flavored like this fruit--appropriately, with a worm inside
    $200 1
Jonathan is the BFF (biblical fast friend) of this future king
    $200 5
Today most of the "tin" foil that we use is made from this other metal
    $200 9
A sliver from a LaserJet that gets under your skin
    DD: $1,000 11
This recumbent statue on the Giza Plateau is 66 feet high & 240 feet long
    $400 20
Champion lumberjill Nancy Zalewski swings one of these
    $400 27
Crick-ettes (yep, they're made from crickets) come in several tangy flavors, including these breakfast strips & cheese
    $400 2
In "Slumdog Millionaire" Jamal & Salim are musketeers, calling themselves Athos & him
    $400 8
This element that makes up about 25% of the sun's mass was first discovered on the sun in 1868
    $400 10
A parasitic insect on the device that moves the cursor
    $600 12
This Gothic cathedral stands on the eastern end of Paris' Ile de la Cite
    $600 21
Saskatchewan's Hayley Wickenheiser swings this to score
    $600 28
These winged wood-eaters, aka white ants, are fried as a snack in Africa
    $600 4
"SNL" parodied him as calling John McCain "a raging maniac and a dear dear friend"
    $600 16
When rubber is vulcanized, it's treated with heat & this smelly element
    $600 19
One Air Jordan shoe on your audio component
    $800 13
This Madrid art museum was completed under Ferdinand VII in 1819
    $800 25
It's what Elena Dementieva swings
    $800 29
edible.com sells ground beans for this hot beverage that have been regurgitated by weasels, cleaned & roasted
    $800 6
Hector kills Patroclus, this hero's best buddy; mistake
    $800 17
This silvery element often appears as droplets on deposits of cinnabar
    $800 23
A device to digitally copy a landed estate
    $1000 14
Prince Charles was born in this London landmark
    $1000 26
Paula Creamer swings one
    $1000 30
The snack called Amber Insectnside features these stinging arachnids in amber-colored candy
    $1000 7
This co-author also supported Karl Marx financially
    $1000 18
It's no secret--the name of this element that makes up a tiny fraction of the atmosphere is from the Greek for "hidden"
    $1000 24
Temporary memory crushed into a jelly

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

Eric Elyssa Greg
$1,600 $3,800 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$5,400 $5,600 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

NAMES IN THE NEWS
INDIE ROCK
BODIES OF WATER
COMPARATIVE LIT
WHEE! IT'S 1893!
COLLEGES IN OTHER WORDS
    $400 7
In February, 8 months after knee surgery, he was back teeing it up on the PGA Tour
    $400 26
Ben Gibbard is the lead singer of this band that sounds like a ride a hottie should turn down
    $400 21
It's the world's second-largest ocean
    $400 16
Among the writers in this movement, Byron is more highly esteemed than Darley
    $400 1
This artist painted "Tahitian Landscape"
    $400 6
In Philly:
Flattened region on either side of the forehead
    $800 8
In April 2009 this 82-year-old strayed from protocol when she briefly put her arm around Michelle Obama
    $800 27
Kingsizemaybe's song "Dallas" recalls the day of this man's assassination
    $800 22
This most sacred river of India was named for a Hindu goddess
    DD: $3,000 17
Thackeray took a lot of "pride" in this novel; it was his first major work published under his own name
    $800 2
He returned to the White House in 1893 for his second term
    $800 12
An Ivy:
To saute until color changes
    $1200 9
Pilot Sully Sullenberger became a real-life hero after safely landing his plane here
    $1200 28
L.A.'s Silversun Pickups got their name from a store at the corner of Silver Lake Blvd. & this one with a famous "Strip"
    DD: $3,000 23
This river carries more water than the Mississippi, Yangtze & Nile combined
    $1200 18
This fifth Harry Potter novel is the longest
    $1200 3
The U.S. Navy established this rank abbreviated C.P.O.
    $1200 13
Founded in 1701:
A lock company
    $1600 10
Prime Minister of Israel in the 1990s, he resumed the post in 2009
    $1600 29
As a child, Jenny Lewis appeared on "Baywatch"; now she fronts this "Portions For Foxes" band
    $1600 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew points to a map on the monitor.) The Straits of Mackinac separate the Upper & Lower Peninsulas & connect these two Great Lakes
    $1600 19
Of Nobel Prize literature laureates, this documenter of the Gulag has the longest one-word surname
    $1600 4
This wit's play "A Woman of No Importance" premiered
    $1600 14
For cadets:
A fortress or stronghold that commands a city during siege
    $2000 11
Hilda Solis has her work cut out for her as the new Secretary of this Cabinet department
    $2000 30
Think twice before kissing these "hot" Oklahoma indie stars who sang "Do You Realize?"
    $2000 25
Golden Sands is a resort on Bulgaria's east coast along this sea
    $2000 20
Of the Greek tragedy trinity Aeschylus, Sophocles & him, he was the least honored in his time
    $2000 5
The U.S. facilitated the overthrow of this kingdom's monarchy; annexation came later
    $2000 15
A Roman Catholic school:
"The room" in French

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$14,600 $14,400 $20,200

Final Jeopardy! Round

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Since 1974, the official residence of this public servant has been at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue & 34th Street

Final scores:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$15,000 $1 $23,200
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Elyssa Greg
$14,600 $14,400 $15,600
19 R,
0 W
16 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $44,600

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