Show #5796 - Monday, November 23, 2009

Contestants

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Patrick Pence, a GIS coordinator from Tallahassee, Florida

Cathy Sorge, an archivist from Silver Spring, Maryland

Ben Davis, a law student from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

SNL CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!
(Alex: A tribute, and we use some of their categories, don't we?)
STATES THAT END IN HAMPSHIRE
WHAT COLOR IS GREEN?
CURRENT BLACK PRESIDENTS
SOUNDS THAT KITTIES MAKE
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE WORD THAT RHYMES WITH STAR
    $200 2
As he did in "Anchorman", Will Ferrell sports this facial feature in the "SNL" "Jeopardy!" skits
    $200 16
The Franklin Pierce Law Center & Christa McAuliffe Planetarium can be found in this capital of New Hampshire
    $200 1
God did make these, & some of them are Granny Smiths
    $200 26
Africa's oldest democracy, this nation headed by Pres. Ian Khama is mainly made up of the Tswana people
    $200 11
This sound made by lions can carry 5 miles
    $200 21
Proverbial food storage container where your "hand is caught" when busted for taking a bribe
    $400 4
Darrell Hammond played this Scottish actor who... Nope, I can't say anything else; just name him
    $400 17
New Hampshire is bounded to the north by this Canadian province, the country's largest in area
    $400 3
Lincoln Green is also called this green, where you might see it were it not for the trees
    $400 27
Taking over from his assassinated father in 2001, Joseph Kabila is the president of this country abbreviated D.R.C.
    $400 12
This sound of aggression from a domestic cat is also produced by vipers
    $400 22
A 1-pound tin of premium sevruga this can go for more than $2,000
    $600 6
Norm MacDonald played this "Smokey and the Bandit" star who had a slight problem IDing Pat Morita's ancestry
    $600 18
Chartered in 1769, this Ivy League school is N.H.'s oldest & ranks among the 10 oldest U.S. colleges
    $600 5
This old song says, "Alas, my love, you do me wrong, to cast me off discourteously"
    $600 28
Troubles with neighboring Somalia & Eritrea surely occupy President Girma Woldegiorgis of this country
    $600 13
In "The Maltese Falcon", Dashiell Hammett wrote, "'That will be excellent,' Gutman" did this
    $600 23
Django Reinhardt was a master of this instrument
    $800 7
Ben Stiller played this star of "The Firm" on a show where one category was "FOODS THAT END IN 'AMBURGER'"
    $800 19
New Hampshire's Squam Lakes provided the title location for this 1981 Fonda & Hepburn film
    $800 9
This American political party that formed in 1874 favored an increase in paper currency
    DD: $600 29
President Laurent Gbagbo heads this country that goes by its French name most of the time
    $800 14
This threatening sound can also mean "to become tangled"
    $800 24
The incarnation of a god in Hindu myth, or an Internet graphical image representing a person
    $1000 8
Kristen Wiig played this "Today" co-host, who, like so many of our players, brought Chardonnay on stage
    $1000 20
Also the name of a "United" city in England, this city lies along the banks of the Merrimack River
    $1000 10
This play says, "Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster"
    $1000 30
President Amadou Toure has led this Saharan nation with a 4-letter name since 2002
    $1000 15
Starting around 1922, this phrase meant something excellent or desirable
    $1000 25
This animal's scientific name is Panthera onca

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

Ben Cathy Patrick
$1,000 $0 $6,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Cathy Patrick
$6,000 $600 $9,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORDS OF LOVE
NEEDY NO. 1 HITMAKERS
FRUIT
ENDS WITH 3 VOWELS
DON'T BE A PAIN
A JOURNEY THROUGH ISRAEL
(Alex: Reliving history thousands of years old or just a few decades old.)
    $400 27
He concludes "The Divine Comedy" with "The love that moves the sun and the other stars"
    $400 1
1964:
"I Want To Hold Your Hand"
    $400 16
The name of this fruit, genus Prunus, can precede picker, pie & Coke
    $400 4
Hawaiian feast
    $400 11
This drug marketed as Advil & Nuprin reduces pain by inhibiting chemicals that cause inflammation
    $400 21
(Alex reports from the Western Wall in Jerusalem.) In Jewish circles, the Wailing Wall became known as the Western Wall after this 1967 war & the reunification of Jerusalem
    $800 28
Marlowe rhymed, "Where both deliberate, the love is slight; who ever loved, that loved not at" this?
    $800 2
1987:
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
    $800 17
More than 50 medications are affected by the juice of this citrus fruit; its enzymes break down the meds
    $800 7
Pierre's "farewell"
    $800 12
To control pain, some patients try this technique in which they monitor their body functions & try to alter them
    $800 22
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is in a boat.) You can ride in a boat reminiscent of Jesus' time on this sea, beside which he preached and performed miracles like the one of the loaves & fishes
    $1200 23
In "Prometheus Unbound", he wrote, "All love is sweet, given or returned. Common as light is love"
    $1200 3
1956:
"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You"
    $1200 18
This fuzzy fruit is also a slang term meaning inform against or betray
    $1200 8
Dresser
    $1200 13
Trigger point injections are used to treat this muscle contraction, from the Latin for "convulsion"
    $1200 25
(Alex places a stone on a grave at Mount Zion Cemetery in Jerusalem.) Here in the Mount Zion Cemetery, one of the prominent graves is that of this man, a Krakow factory owner, who, in World War II, saved the lives of over 1,000 Jews
    DD: $3,000 24
Virgil's "omnia vincit amor" is translated as this
    $1600 5
1984:
"I Want To Know What Love Is"
    $1600 19
The liqueur creme de cassis is made with the black type of this fruit
    $1600 9
Emmy-winning actor Bridges
    $1600 14
Pain registers in one area of the outer portion of the cerebrum called the cerebral this
    DD: $300 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Isreal.) This ruined fortress atop a mesa is where thousands of Israeli soldiers have taken an oath swearing that it shall not fall again
    $2000 29
"In her first passion woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love", he wrote in "Don Juan"
    $2000 6
1970:
"I Want You Back"
    $2000 20
Fraise is French for this fruit
    $2000 10
Environment or setting
    $2000 15
There are several types of these nerve cells: some respond to temperature, some to pressure & some to pain
    $2000 30
(Alex floats in the Dead Sea.) Floating in the Dead Sea is easy; now what keeps me buoyant? The water is nine times saltier than seawater, & it has a very high this, which is mass per unit of volume

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Cathy Patrick
$20,800 $6,600 $15,500

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

ODD TITLES
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Mikado", not Milne, gave us this hyphenated title for a pompous functionary

Final scores:

Ben Cathy Patrick
$31,001 $0 $13,500
2-day champion: $51,802 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Cathy Patrick
$21,000 $6,600 $14,400
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
9 R,
1 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $42,000

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