Show #5723 - Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ask Alex #22: Book.

Contestants

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Cyn Mayo, a high school librarian from Columbus, Ohio

Alex Fineman, an agent's assistant originally from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania

James Erwin, a writer from Des Moines, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

OPERA CROSSWORD CLUES
SPORTS NET
THE HELOISE WITH YOU
LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN FRANCE
"BOT" OF COURSE
    $200 14
Title tonsorial job "of Seville"
(6)
    $200 4
In tournament play, the birdie used in this sport must be made of duck or goose feathers
    $200 8
Nursing home folks should get their names etched in these dental prostheses so they don't get mixed up with others'
    $200 15
Altocumulus & nimbostratus are middle types of these; is it weird I always see nuns when I look at them?
    $200 16
You can spell this port, France's second-largest city, with or without an "S" at the end
    $200 1
A plant biologist
    $400 22
Fairy tale that inspired "La Cenerentola"
(10)
    $400 6
Karch Kiraly is the only person to win Olympic gold medals in both the indoor & beach versions of this sport
    $400 9
A traditional gift for this number wedding anniversary is paper; Heloise's "New Revised" gift is a clock
    $400 21
Its radius is approximately 109 times that of Earth & it's really hard to miss
    $400 17
De Gaulle said "Only peril" can unify the French: "One can't impose unity... on a country that has 265 kinds of" this
    $400 2
In 1885 Britain established this nation as a protectorate
    DD: $1,600 23
Prop placed on little Jimmy Tell's head
(5)
    $600 11
This sport's official rules state that the top of its net must be 15.25 cm (about 6 inches) above the playing surface
    $600 10
Take these off & clean their undersides individually (that open parens/9 is always especially grungy)
    $600 26
It's seen here in a photo but is not meant to be seen on radar--that would defeat the purpose
    $600 18
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Mont St. Michel in France.) In 1811, this French emperor turned Mont Saint Michel's monastery into a prison; you can see why it'd be tough to escape
    $600 3
A narrowing of traffic flow leading to congestion
    $800 24
Menotti lad visited by Melchior
(5)
    $800 12
This sport originated in the lakes & rivers of mid-19th century England & used an inflated rubber ball called a pulu
    $800 29
Don't discard the liquid that comes in a tin of these members of the herring family; it's "kitty champagne"!
    $800 27
For these, sodium compounds produce yellow; strontium, red; & copper & barium, blue & green; Oooooh! Aaaaah!
    $800 19
It borders France between Germany & Belgium
    $800 5
Found in improperly sterilized food, the most deadly toxin known causes this type of poisoning
    $1000 25
"Twilight of the Gods", in German
(15)
    $1000 13
The nets used in this sport are 18 inches in diameter with a sleeve 15-18 inches long
    $1000 30
Wash your dog with certain green soaps to avoid seeing these pests' "circus"
    $1000 28
One species of this bird is the American kestrel; pop culture ones include Atlanta & Maltese
    $1000 20
With the 1960 test of Gerboise Bleue, France became the fourth of these, joining the U.S., U.S.S.R. & U.K.
    $1000 7
He included some of the Medicis in his renaissance masterpiece painting "The Adoration of the Magi"

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

James Alex Cyn
$0 $3,400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Alex Cyn
$4,600 $6,600 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN POETRY
PARTS OF THE WHOLE
ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS
JOHNNY CASH
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
RING OF "FIRE"
    $400 11
A Robert Frost poem begins, "Something there is that doesn't love" this structure
    $400 16
Keep,
battlement,
turret,
bailey
    $400 21
This Saturday Evening Post artist also did illustrations for editions of "Tom Sawyer" & "Huckleberry Finn"
    $400 2
"Man in White" was Johnny Cash's 1986 novel about St. Paul of Tarsus; this was the title of his 1975 autobiography
    $400 26
Folsom Prison is about 20 miles from this state capital on Highway 50; don't pick up any hitchhikers!
    $400 4
A safety exercise to rehearse evacuating a building in the event of an emergency
    $800 12
A familiar poem by him begins, "Under the spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands"
    $800 17
Plinth,
face,
hands,
pendulum
    $800 22
This artist's 1890s journal "Noa Noa", or "Fragrance", was a study of Tahitian culture & its myths
    $800 3
In 1950 Johnny joined the Air Force & published poetry in this military newspaper
    $800 27
Now a cliche about prison life, these automobile identifiers have been manufactured at Folsom since 1947
    $800 5
An emergency water connection on a street
    $1200 13
He wrote "Memorial Rain" for his brother Kenneth MacLeish, a pilot whose plane was shot down during WWI
    $1200 18
Base,
neck,
socket,
harp
    $1200 23
Picasso's 1907 work "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" was inspired by this artist's series of nudes called "Bathers"
    $1200 6
Johnny's biggest hit was this novelty song written by Shel Silverstein
    $1200 28
Opened in 1880, Folsom is now the second-oldest California prison, behind only this one
    $1200 1
A security system designed to prevent unwelcome hacking on your computer
    DD: $4,000 14
In "Harlem", Langston Hughes asked, "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like" this "in the sun?"
    $1600 19
Needle plate,
spool pin,
bobbin winder
    $1600 24
This father of Andrew Wyeth once illustrated maps for the National Geographic Society
    DD: $3,000 8
Johnny reached No. 2 on the Country charts with this hit that shares its name with a southern capital
    $1600 29
This '60s radical psychologist & LSD advocate was imprisoned at Folsom for a time in a cell next to Charles Manson
    $1600 7
When this is done as a religious ceremony, as in India, it's frowned on to accompany it with "Oh! Ow! Ooh!!"
    $2000 15
In 1982, nearly 20 years after her untimely death, her "Collected Poems" won a Pulitzer Prize
    $2000 20
Tongue,
lace,
blade,
toe pick
    $2000 25
In "The Gashlycrumb Tinies", this macabre American artist knocked off 26 kids in picturesque ways
    $2000 9
In 1985 Johnny hit the road with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson as this group
    $2000 30
This African-American radical turned preacher wrote "Soul on Ice" while imprisoned at Folsom
    $2000 10
They're the "F" in ATF

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Alex Cyn
$17,000 $18,400 $8,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

EXPLORERS
On March 29, 1912 he wrote, "We are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far... I do not think I can write more"

Final scores:

James Alex Cyn
$15,599 $2,799 $1
2-day champion: $22,598 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Alex Cyn
$14,600 $17,000 $7,800
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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