Show #5797 - Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Contestants

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Robert Bethune, a middle school science teacher from Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Jen Jacobsen, a wellness coordinator from Grinnell, Iowa

Ben Davis, a law student from Chicago, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,802)

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Jeopardy! Round

SCIENCE & NATURE
RUN, RUN, RUN
MILITARY SLANG
SCULPTURE
BUSINESS BUDDIES
COMMON SIMILES
    $200 2
In June 1991 weightlessness experiments were conducted on about 2,500 jellyfish aboard this
    $200 16
If you want to hit this type of "contained" home run, you probably will need to run really fast
    $200 11
This 2-word term, also a movie title, is slang for Navy Fighter Weapons School
    $200 26
In 1953 sculptor William Zorach created the relief "Man and Work" for this Rochester, Minnesota clinic
    $200 21
S. Duncan Black & this partner filed a patent for a drill in 1914
    $200 1
If you're scared, you might be "shaking like" this botanical item
    $400 3
The ARS, an agency of this U.S. government department, is looking to develop better bio-insecticides
    $400 17
In 1925 N.Y. Journal-American writer Bill Corum first called the Kentucky Derby the "run for" these
    $400 12
"Angels" is slang for this measurement of height, in thousands of feet
    $400 27
This country's 12th century sculptor Unkei is known for his wooden statues carved for Buddhist temples
    $400 22
This maker of optical products borrowed money from his good friend Henry Lomb, but it turned out okay
    $400 7
Adjective found before "as leather" & "as nails"
    $600 4
Despite the fierce appearance of this plated beast, scientists believe it to have been an herbivore
    $600 18
Due to an increase of endorphins in the brain, it's a state of euphoria experienced by exercisers
    DD: $1,300 13
"SAR" stands for this, the effort to extract a downed aircrew in a combat zone
    $600 28
Bartolommeo Ammannati designed this city's Fountain of Neptune & the courtyard of the Pitti Palace
    $600 23
Book publisher Henry Houghton made this guy his partner
    $600 8
This ichthyological simile might apply to someone spending too much time at the bar
    $800 5
Platinum, atomic number 78, is worth more than this other metal, atomic number 79
    $800 19
This 2-word hoops term is an offensive rush to beat the defense to the hoop
    $800 14
A "polliwog" has never crossed this geographic line while aboard ship
    $800 29
An art museum on Madison Avenue is named for this sculptress who created the Titanic Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    $800 24
Postage meter inventor Arthur Pitney merged his company with that of this entrepreneur
    $800 9
Ironically, something incomprehensible is said to be "as clear as" this 3-letter word
    $1000 6
In 2009 a new hominid skeleton dubbed Ardi was aged at 4.4 million years, predating this other "girly" find by 1 mil. years
    $1000 20
In the modern pentathlon, athletes go 3,000 meters in this hyphenated type of running
    $1000 15
A "ROAD" scholar is "retired on" this (coasting until actual retirement)
    $1000 30
This English sculptor made one of his reclining figures for the 1951 Festival of Britain
    $1000 25
A crossword puzzle book started it all for Richard L. Simon & this publishing partner
    $1000 10
(Here's Jimmy.) He is depicting this common simile about a criminal who's been at it a long time & isn't good at not getting caught

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Ben Jen Robert
$1,800 $600 $3,900

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Jen Robert
$4,000 $2,400 $5,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD CAPITALS
LYRICS FROM MUSICALS
THE NEW YORK TIMES 2009 FICTION BESTSELLERS
THE NEWSEUM
(Alex: ...in Washington, with me.)
PAPAL NAMES
"PH"UN WORDS
(Alex: Each correct response will either begin or end with those two letters.)
    $400 2
It's located about 30 miles south of the DMZ
    $400 13
"Beauty school dropout, no graduation day for you"
    $400 1
Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling an autopsy in Kathy Reichs' "206" these body parts
    $400 11
(Alex reports from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.) This is the microphone used for World War II English-language broadcasts by this woman, broadcasts that earned her a treason conviction; many years later, President Ford pardoned her
    $400 18
The constellation between Cancer & Virgo
    $400 6
From the Greek for "shape", it means to transform an image into something else by computer
    $800 3
Until 1918 & the collapse of the dynasty, it was home base for the Hapsburgs
    $800 14
"A boy like that who'd kill your brother, forget that boy & find another, one of your own kind"
    $800 30
Hey, y'all, this CNN legal analyst made the list with her novel "The Eleventh Victim"
    $800 26
(Alex reports from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.) In a sensational 1930s trial, the New York Journal paid for Bruno Hauptmann's defense in exchange for his wife's story; Hauptmann was later executed in this electric chair for the murder of this child
    $800 19
Not guilty
    $800 7
In the scientific classification of animals, it's Chordata for a domesticated dog
    $1200 4
It's the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean, mon
    $1200 15
"Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo. Lucky are we to be having him"
    $1200 29
In "Dead and Gone" by Charlaine Harris, this "True Blood" waitress searches for the killer of a werepanther
    $1200 27
(Alex reports from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.) The Newseum is also home to the studio from which ABC's "This Week" is broadcast, hosted by this former Clinton administration advisor; I'm in his seat
    DD: $1,000 20
From the Latin for "blessed"
    $1200 8
The bar type is one common form of this chart
    $1600 5
This South American capital's original longer name translated to "Saint Mary of the Fair Winds"
    $1600 16
"Once I'm with the Wizard my whole life will change, 'cuz once you're with the Wizard no one thinks you're strange"
    $1600 28
"Homer & Langley" by this author of "Ragtime" details the lives of the reclusive Collyer Brothers
    $1600 25
(Alex reports from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.) After a great deal of debate, newspapers published this man's angry manifesto; it led to his being tracked to Montana & captured in this very cabin
    $1600 21
The winner of a contest
    $1600 9
Now meaning those who are hostile to the arts, in biblical times it was a people subdued by King David
    DD: $7,200 12
On a plane trip to this capital, you'd likely land at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
    $2000 17
"Suddenly Seymour is standing beside me, he don't give me orders, he don't condescend"
    $2000 23
Richard DiLallo & this author teamed to write "Alex Cross's 'Trial"', a novel about the detective's great-uncle
    $2000 24
(Alex reports from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.) A key moment in the Civil Rights era was a sit-in protest after four black students were refused service at an all-white F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in this North Carolina city
    $2000 22
From a Latin word for "doer of good"
    $2000 10
Because the Greek goddess Artemis was associated with the Moon, she was also called this, which means "light one"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Jen Robert
$9,800 $4,400 $12,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

COMPOSERS
In 1928, the 100th anniversary of his death, a $10,000 prize was offered for the completion of his 8th Symphony

Final scores:

Ben Jen Robert
$0 $5 $20,700
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,700

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Jen Robert
$18,000 $4,400 $12,000
25 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
6 R,
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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