Show #5818 - Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ryan Chaffee game 4.

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Matt Green, a systems engineer from Indialantic, Florida

Abby Collins, a news researcher from New York, New York

Ryan Chaffee, a tutor from Los Angeles, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $50,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS: LUKE REPORTING
MOVIES BY QUOTE
A RICH STEW
BALLET
2009 HEADLINES IN THE CITY'S NEWSPAPER
"B" FORE "N" AFTER
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with a "B" and end with an "N".)
    $200 6
Breaking news--this Caesar has spread panic with his decree that "all the world should be taxed"
    $200 1
Captain Oveur:
"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" & "Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?"
    $200 24
This company's Centurion Card has a $5,000 initiation fee & annual membership is $2,500
    $200 16
This ballet concludes with Pat Garrett leading pioneers, marching west
    $200 21
From its Times-Picayune:
"Basin Street sampler benefits Louis Armstrong... Jazz Camp"
    $200 11
A legume, maybe a green one
    $400 7
Joseph's current whereabouts are unknown; he went "out of the city of Nazareth", "up from" this region
    $400 2
A band manager:
"The Boston gig has been canceled... I wouldn't worry about it, though, it's not a big college town"
    $400 27
Since 1898 Mrs. Hunt's Agency has provided staff including this, the manservant to the gentleman of the house
    $400 17
Twyla Tharp used the music of this group for the ballet "Deuce Coupe"
    $400 22
From its Sun-Times:
"Former Blagojevich fund-raiser gets 37 months in prison"
    $400 12
A prohibition
    $600 8
Eyewitnesses confirm the babe was "lying in" this--we'll be uploading video to our website soon
    $600 3
Hans Gruber, reading a message:
"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho"
    $600 28
If there's ever a "Gilligan's Island" feature film, we hope the theme song will change 1 letter & upgrade Mr. Howell to this
    $600 18
Facing the evil Kastchei, Prince Ivan summons this title creature with a red feather
    $600 23
From its Herald:
"Broward teachers are losing hope as layoffs loom"
    $600 13
Ship's officer who summons the crew with a whistle
    $800 9
We've got expert analysis of the heavenly host's words "and on Earth" this & "good will toward men"
    $800 4
Crash:
"Man, that ball got out of here in a hurry... anything that travels that far ought to have a... stewardess on it"
    $800 29
In 2009 Gordon Brown created a 50% one of these in Britain; still better than the '70s, when there was an 83% one
    $800 19
Jerome Robbins choreographed a ballet to these Bach "Variations"
    $800 25
From its Morning News:
"arrest warrant for Plano man in sucker punch attack"
    $800 14
Maine college that was Nat Hawthorne's alma mater
    DD: $1,000 10
From Jerusalem, also called "the city of" this king, Luke signing off
    $1000 5
Jack:
"I eat breakfast 300 yards from 4,000 Cubans who are trained to kill me"
    $1000 30
Generally it's the well-off who use this as a verb, meaning "to pass the time (in a certain place) from June to September"
    $1000 20
A maiden is chosen for a sacrifice, the title act of this 1913 ballet
    $1000 26
From this northwestern city's Times:
"Stone tools turned up at Snohomish County site"
    $1000 15
Seaside Sussex town where the pinball wizard played

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

Ryan Abby Matt
$1,400 $2,000 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Abby Matt
$6,400 $3,400 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK
TOP O' THE CHARTS
BEVERAGES
HEADLESS & SHOULDERS
LEGAL MATTERS
BEFORE & AFTER
    $400 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from New York with a bell ringer.) A familiar sight on New York City streets is the holiday appeal of this organization that each year provides 3 million meals and 900,000 nights of lodging to those in need
    $400 3
"SexyBack" by this former member of 'N Sync spent 7 weeks at the top spot in 2006
    $400 2
The names of both aqua vitae & eau de vie literally mean water of this
    $400 16
It is believed that 2 different men known as this saint were martyred on Feb. 14 by beheading
    $400 21
During the 1870s a new method of teaching law, the case method, was developed at this Cambridge, Mass. university
    $400 1
Classic candy bar that's a female Supreme Court justice
    $800 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a festive shopping display in New York.) During the holiday season, more than a quarter of a million people visit Santaland at this famous store on Herald Square
    $800 4
This subtitle of a 1993 Meat Loaf chart-topper follows "I'd Do Anything For Love..."
    $800 15
Gunpowder is a green China type of this beverage
    $800 17
"Teach" your kids that on Nov. 22, 1718 this pirate took 25 wounds before someone said, "Heads up!"
    $800 22
This form of homicide is the unlawful killing of a human being, committed without malice
    $800 9
Woody Allen romantic comedy about a student who patrols the corridors of a school
    $1200 14
Since 1933 this hall has dazzled NYC with its Christmas Spectacular, featuring precision choreography & a living nativity
    $1200 5
His Grammy-winning "Gold Digger" featured Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx
    $1200 28
The portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn seen here was bought by a distiller of this & put on bottles of it
    DD: $2,000 18
In myth, the winged horse Pegasus sprang from this female monster's beheaded body
    $1200 23
"Lacy's Law" in Colorado cracks down on impersonating one of these, & on having red & blue lights on your car
    $1200 10
This president made a "clean sweep" of the White House from 1929 to 1933 (including the carpets)
    $1600 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew rides up an escalator at a toy store in New York.) Part of many New York City holiday memories, this store opened in Manhattan in 1870, calling itself a toy bazaar & has been a wonderland for kids at Christmastime ever since
    $1600 6
In 1986 he topped the charts with "Glory Of Love" as a solo artist & "The Next Time I Fall" in a duet with Amy Grant
    $1600 29
This fitness water, from the makers of Gatorade, may "drive" you to drink--more water
    $1600 19
On Feb. 12, 1554 this teen & her husband topped out; hope those 9 days were worth it
    DD: $1,400 24
(I'm legal analyst Nancy Grace.) From the Latin for "twisted", it's the branch of civil law dealing with injuries to one's body, property, business, reputation or privacy
    $1600 11
John Donne poem that's "rolling, rolling, rolling on the river"
    $2000 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gets a whiff of a holiday treat sold at a hot dog vendor's sidewalk stand in New York.) The aroma reminds me of one of the most popular holiday songs; written in 1946, it's simply called "The Christmas Song", but is better known by this first line
    $2000 8
In 1998 this "nude" Toronto-based group reached No. 1 for 1 week with "One Week"
    $2000 30
In 1928 Thomas Hargreaves Geddes & Eugene Desnoes began brewing this lager in Jamaica
    $2000 20
On Feb. 13, 1542 she became the second of Henry VIII's wives to lose her head over the man (literally)
    $2000 25
Contractors can have a mechanic's type of this placed against a property, assuring that they'll get paid for their work
    $2000 12
Ingredient in the witches' potion in "Macbeth" that's a body part of a 1990s House speaker

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Abby Matt
$20,800 $9,800 $21,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

-ISMS
This term for an economic system first appeared in English in Thackeray's "The Newcomes", about the rise of a family

Final scores:

Ryan Abby Matt
$41,600 $800 $1,599
4-day champion: $91,900 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ryan Abby Matt
$20,800 $9,800 $21,000
25 R,
2 W
11 R,
0 W
22 R
(including 3 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $51,600

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