Show #5718 - Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ask Alex #21: Animal.

Contestants

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Marianne Fichtel, an investor relations manager from Brooklyn, New York

Anthony Ambrogi, a college admissions director from Richmond, Virginia

Francois Dominic Laramée, a writer and TV personality from Verdun, Quebec, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

A YEAR ENDING IN '09
MOVIES BY SONGS
POTPOURRI (REALLY)
INTO AFRICA
ANCIENT ROMAN DINING
GOING "PRO"
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with "P-R-O".)
    $200 11
Peary & Henson reach the North Pole
    $200 16
1997:
"My Heart Will Go On"
    $200 26
Yankee Scents of New England makes a red, white & blue potpourri named for this holiday
    $200 2
These 2 oceans meet at South Africa's Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point in Africa
    $200 21
It was the only animal raised purely for consumption; the snout was a particular delicacy
    $200 1
10-letter word for the owner of an establishment
    $400 12
Robert Fulton patents the steamboat
    $400 17
1999:
"Blame Canada"
    $400 27
Eli Whitney probably knew that many potpourris use the fruit of this plant of the genus Gossypium
    $400 3
Stop at the Falls Bridge or the Boiling Pot when you visit this magnificent African waterfall
    $400 22
The Magister Bibendi determined the proportion of water to this in the mixture that was drunk; 2 to 1 was common
    $400 4
Profusely productive, like some authors
    $600 13
The first major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches the Carolinas
    $600 18
1976:
"Gonna Fly Now"
    $600 28
Potpourri is often used to fill these small scented packets with a French name
    $600 8
It's the North African capital considered the center of Coptic Christianity
    $600 23
The finest type of this substance used in almost every dish came from Croatia; the cheapest kind was only for lamps
    $600 5
This gas used primarily as a fuel is also called dimethylmethane
    $800 14
Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
    $800 19
1969:
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
    $800 29
Though they can irritate skin, the red hot fruits of this edible plant, Capsicum annuum, are found in some potpourris
    $800 9
Dakar, the capital of this country, is the westernmost city in continental Africa
    DD: $1,500 24
The equivalent of "soup to nuts" was "ab ovo usque ad mala"--meals began with these & ended with fruit
    $800 6
This Titan was the father of Deucalion
    $1000 15
King Henry VII of England dies
    $1000 20
1983:
"Maniac"
    $1000 30
The Royal Botanic Gardens at this London estate has a research collection of more than 700 types of potpourri
    $1000 10
Aside from the Republic of the Congo, one of the 3 countries once known together as French Equatorial Africa
    $1000 25
A dish called placenta resembled a cheese version of this gooey Greek pastry
    $1000 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of three footprints on the monitor.) An imprint of your foot can determine if you have a normal, high or low arch; a low arch causes the foot to roll inward too much when running, called over- this

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

François Anthony Marianne
$2,000 $6,000 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

François Anthony Marianne
$3,000 $8,100 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

CELEBRATING POE'S BICENTENNIAL
(Alex: 200 years of his birth.)
THE BELLES
THE RAVEN
THE PURLOINED LETTER
THE PREMATURE BURIAL
THE "GOLD" BUG
    $400 1
Sadly, Poe's still-mysterious death happened just 10 days before this event he'd planned with Elmira Shelton
    $400 6
Mary Ann Mobley was Miss Mississippi before winning this national title
    $400 11
One study in this "Last Frontier" state showed that ravens have more than 30 distinct vocalizations
    $400 12
In 2006, brothers Jim & Dean Thomas helped catch a thief selling stolen Civil War letters on this auction website
    $400 13
Among the items found in this boy king's tomb were bows & arrows, toys, games & jewelry
    $400 16
We're rich! Oh, wait... it's only this, iron pyrite
    $800 2
Instead of happy hours, the Poe Museum in Richmond, Va. celebrates Poe with these antonymic events
    $800 7
Louisville belles wear custom-made hats for this equine event on the first Saturday in May
    $800 27
In Norse myth, this god had 2 ravens that flew about the world each day & came back to tell what they had seen
    $800 23
A 1783 letter signed by this general (& future president) was stolen in the 1940s but turned up at a 2006 auction
    $800 14
Peter II, Czar of Russia from 1727 to 1730, died at age 14 in an outbreak of this now-eradicated disease
    $800 19
You earn one of these with 500,000 sold copies of your latest musical single
    $1200 3
Visit Poe's room at the University of Virginia & you'll notice that it has this appropriate number
    DD: $1,600 8
The title of a play & a film written by Robert Harling popularized this 2-word "floral" term for Southern women
    $1200 28
The raven is part of this bird's family, but "as the raven flies" just doesn't sound as good
    $1200 24
Oh, "The Sound and the Fury" when 6 of this novelist's letters were stolen in 2002 (they were later found)
    $1200 15
His son Hamnet died of unknown causes in 1596 at the age of 11
    $1200 20
It's the variety of tall herbs seen here
    $1600 4
Take a tour of St. John's Church Cemetery, where Eliza, this relative of Poe's, is buried, led by an actress portraying her
    $1600 9
Born in N.C. in 1768, this cupcake was the belle of Washington society even after she was first lady
    $1600 29
A raven's not picky, eating rodents, insects, grain & garbage in this kind of diet, from the Latin for "all eating"
    $1600 25
Somehow, this fascist dictator stole Clara Petacci's heart, & hundreds of their love letters are missing
    $1600 17
Both his sons with Catherine of Aragon were Henry, Duke of Cornwall, & both died in infancy
    $1600 21
This cartoonist drew intricate diagrams of impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing
    $2000 5
The Casemate Museum in Fort Monroe, Va. has an exhibit on Poe's military life, including his appt. to this school
    $2000 10
His Southern belle play "The Eccentricities of a Nightingale" is a revision of his more famous "Summer and Smoke"
    DD: $2,500 30
The motto of Raven Beer, based in this appropriate city: "The taste is poetic"
    $2000 26
Stolen letters & blackmail were part of the ill luck leading to this "Earnest" playwright's rack & ruin
    $2000 18
This romantic poet was only 25 when he died in Italy of tuberculosis in 1821
    $2000 22
When FDR took the U.S. economy off this, his budget director asserted, "This is the end of... civilization"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

François Anthony Marianne
$4,600 $13,300 $18,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE
Of the 30 corporations that make up the Dow Jones index, it's the only one that began as an entertainment company

Final scores:

François Anthony Marianne
$100 $300 $10,399
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $10,399

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

François Anthony Marianne
$6,200 $14,800 $18,000
9 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
25 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,000

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