Show #5817 - Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ryan Chaffee game 3.

Contestants

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Dan Troha, a business system analyst from Cleveland, Ohio

Allison Brown, a law student originally from Louisville, Kentucky

Ryan Chaffee, a tutor from Los Angeles, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $33,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

CURSES
I'LL BE DOGGONE
DAD, GUM IT
DOUGH!
FOR PETE'S SAKE
"CON"SARNIT
    $200 11
The "Cover Curse" of this Time, Inc. magazine is notable for athletes; appear & your career may soon disappear
    $200 25
As a pet, the border type of this may have to learn to relax & stop herding everything in sight
    $200 16
Nicorette is a gum designed to help your dad stop doing this
    $200 1
Some suggest eliminating this coin; the mint spends $134 million a year to produce $80 million worth
    $200 18
In 1682 he came to the throne at the age of 10, along with his weak-minded half-brother, Ivan V
    $200 6
It means to yield or admit, perhaps to a point of argument
    $400 12
The Madden video game cover curse claimed this QB; first he got hurt & we won't even get into the dog thing
    $400 27
Yes, comrade, the Borzoi is also known as the Russian this
    $400 17
Born Frances Gumm, she made her singing debut at age 2 in her dad's theater & then went on to visit Oz
    $400 2
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.) I'm at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing with a replica of the current $2 bill, which has an engraving of this event on the back; limited space on the note meant five guys got left out
    $400 19
The last name of this Peter, a British navy man, is on a Columbia River island & a Washington sound
    $400 7
Let's take a pregnant pause for this 8-letter verb, meaning to construct an image or idea
    $600 13
Curse averted! The Yankees dug up a buried jersey of this rival team out of the concrete of the new stadium in 2008
    $600 28
Appropriately, the mountain pass with this dog's name is in the Alps, between Italy & Switzerland
    $600 23
When a man with this last name offered gum with his dad's soap, it started a chewing gum empire
    $600 3
From the 1970s, some quarters commemorating this featured a Colonial drummer
    $600 20
Last name of the Peter whose hall in Boston was completed in 1742
    $600 8
Exclusive attention to one object, or a game that requires memory skills
    $800 14
A black cat in 1969 & a fan's try for a foul ball (let him be, folks!) have been blamed for this team's woes
    $800 29
This prestigious dog show was first held in New York City in 1877 & showcased 1,201 pooches
    $800 24
Gumby's father has this name, also a Bantu word for "okra"
    $800 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.) Defacement of currency is a criminal offense, punishable by a fine up to this much, also the largest denomination the U.S. now issues
    $800 21
In 1626 this Colonial gov. spent the best 60 Dutch guilders of his life when he bought Manhattan Island
    $800 9
If I'm holding this spiral shell of a gastropod, a fabled trumpet of the Tritons, I get to speak
    $1000 15
Norm Van Lier was so upset this NBA team didn't retire his No. 2, he put a hex on anyone who wore it; lucky it wasn't 23
    $1000 30
For 10 years after his master's death, a dog of this breed waited daily for his return at a Tokyo train station
    $1000 26
This "colorful" gum-chewing girl has a golden ticket that gets her & her dad in to see Willy Wonka
    $1000 5
The dime known as this "Head" was designed by Charles Barber, the Mint's chief engraver from 1879 to 1917
    DD: $500 22
World Book says it, flat out: this man "was the greatest Flemish painter of the 1600s"
    $1000 10
From the Latin for "to run together", it means existing simultaneously or side by side

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

Ryan Allison Dan
$4,600 $2,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Allison Dan
$7,700 $4,000 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

"U" COUNTRIES
GREAT DAMES
WRITERS' MIDDLE NAMES
INDULGE YOURSELF
MUSIC & MUSICIANS
SET THE COMPOUND FRACTURE
(Alex: We have taken compound words and broken them in two. And you have to solve the mystery.)
    $400 1
Kharkov is the second-most populous city in this republic of 46 million
    $400 15
"I've always been a broad, now it's a great honor to be a dame", said this violet-eyed actress in 1999
    $400 10
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet:
St. Vincent
    $400 22
Eat twice as much of this English dessert that features berries & vanilla custard--its name means "a trivial matter"
    $400 6
Most orchestral scores place this group of instruments, which includes the oboe, at the top of the page
    $400 18
An area for playing racquetball & a seagoing vessel
    $800 2
This country's president Museveni, seen as a godsend after leaders like Idi Amin, has been in power since 1986
    $800 16
In 1995 she was "Victor/Victoria" onstage; maybe she could get a knighthood, as well
    $800 11
He wrote "O.T.: A Danish Romance" & lived a fairy tale life:
Christian
    $800 7
Joseph Haydn's brother Michael succeeded Mozart as this city's cathedral organist
    $800 19
Obstructing a defensive player in football & silent film's Mr. Keaton
    $1200 3
Its national team won soccer's World Cup in 1930 & 1950
    $1200 17
This Helen was in 2004's "Raising Helen"; she plays queens pretty well, too
    $1200 12
A poet & a 6-year member of the Irish Senate:
Butler
    $1200 8
Berlioz never intended "The Damnation of" him to be staged, but damned if opera companies don't do it anyway
    $1200 20
The heart of downtown Chicago & an animal's burrow
    $1600 4
Part of the Soviet space mission Project Juno, Helen Sharman was this country's first astronaut
    $1600 28
This actress now portrays James Bond's M; she plays queens pretty well, too
    $1600 13
A Polish-born writer of short stories:
Bashevis
    $1600 24
Mmm... ladyfingers soaked in brandy & espresso! Quite a "pick me up", as the name of this Italian dessert says
    DD: $300 9
The ballet "Pulcinella" has music by this Russian-born composer who dominated early 20th c. ballet music
    $1600 21
To fit together 2 corresponding items & to fight with gloves in a ring
    DD: $300 5
Islam Karimov has been the president of this Central Asian nation since 1991
    $2000 27
Hello, possums! In 2006 her (?) face was on Australian stamps as an "Australian Legend"; so was Barry Humphries'
    $2000 14
"Cross Creek" chronicler:
Kinnan
    $2000 25
The name of this caramel-like mixture is Spanish for "sweet milk"
    $2000 26
Austrian writer Franz Grillparzer was among the few who saw the genius of this fellow Franz' music
    $2000 23
A gymnastics trestle & a drama

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Allison Dan
$17,100 $4,000 $5,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FLAGS
In a policy begun in 2002 as a symbol of the War on Terrorism, U.S. Navy ships fly the 18th c. flag with this 4-word motto

Final scores:

Ryan Allison Dan
$17,100 $6,000 $3,199
3-day champion: $50,300 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ryan Allison Dan
$20,600 $4,000 $5,600
27 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
12 R,
2 W
9 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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