Show #5870 - Friday, March 5, 2010

Vijay Balse game 2.

Contestants

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Miriam Carson, a teacher from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

Todd Aiello, an actor and office worker from Chicago, Illinois

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer originally from Bombay, India (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE DIEDS OF MARCH
(Alex: People who bought the farm in that month.)
FEMALE SINGERS
THE LURE OF FISHING
MEN & WOMEN OF LETTERS
(Alex: Many authors are known primarily by their initials. You have to identify them for us.)
WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?
"OID" VEY
    $200 12
He died in Vienna March 26, 1827, during a thunderstorm like the one depicted in his Pastoral Symphony
    $200 3
This "Hollaback Girl" took a cinematic turn, playing Jean Harlow in "The Aviator"
    $200 26
4-letter term for living creatures, such as worms, attached to a hook to entice fish
    $200 7
David Herbert
    $200 19
1st popular in the 1960s, these pants are named for the area below the waistline where they embrace the body
    $200 1
It might be crewel to tell you that the Bayeux Tapestry is an example of this kind of needlework
    $400 13
Death defeated him March 16, 1971, 23 years after Truman did
    $400 17
"The Emancipation of Mimi" & "E=MC2 are albums from this multi-octave gal
    $400 27
An auger is the device used to cut holes for this kind of fishing
    $400 8
Henry Louis
    $400 20
Every woman should have one of these, LBD for short
    $400 2
A humanoid robot
    $600 14
This Scotsman died March 11, 1955, 10 years after he won a Nobel Prize for his 1928 discovery of penicillin
    $600 18
This "lady" took her stage name from a Queen song after she was likened to Freddie Mercury
    $600 28
Possible subjects for an entomologist, or the fishing accessory
seen here.
    $600 9
Phyllis Dorothy
    $600 23
Complete the look of the powder blue tuxedo with a ruffled one of these detachable false shirt fronts
    $600 4
For spreading this disease, food handler Mary Mallon spent the last 23 years of her life in detention
    $800 15
Crispus Attucks, an African American, was one of 5 men killed in this Beantown event March 5, 1770
    $800 21
Last name Kilcher, she restyled herself as a country singer in 2008 with the album "Perfectly Clear"
    $800 29
Often made of cork, it's a float attached to your line to suspend it at a set depth
    DD: $3,000 10
Edward Morgan
    $800 24
Making a comeback for women in 2009, these 5-letter pants, aka genie pants & worn by MC Hammer, were too legit to quit
    $800 5
Take these anabolic lipids only under a doctor's supervision
    $1000 16
This British statesman whose 1917 declaration supported a Jewish homeland died in England March 19, 1930
    $1000 22
With a name like a Wild West outlaw, she set off some alarms with her 2009 country-pop tune "Blue Jeans"
    $1000 30
This synonym for a fisherman is in the title of Izaak Walton's classic 1653 book on the subject
    $1000 11
Howard Phillips
    $1000 25
The name of this Tyrolean get-up is German for "leather trousers"
    $1000 6
Because it carries 2 sets of chromosomes, a zygote is this type of cell

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

Vijay Todd Miriam
$8,000 $1,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$9,000 $4,600 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

OPERA
A "D" IN GEOGRAPHY
(Alex: Next we have a new twist on BEFORE & AFTER. It's called...)
A MOVIE BEFORE, THEN DINNER AFTER
I AM SAM
BEASTLY HOMONYMS
THE TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
(Sarah: The 35th running of one of the USA's most prestigious events.)
    $400 1
In Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Maid of Pskov", this notorious 16th c. czar destroys the city of Novgorod
    $400 14
O'Casey & Yeats were both born in this capital
    $400 4
Brat Pack detention in a 1985 film leads to a meal with 3 slices of toast, turkey, bacon & mayo
    $400 9
Mathew Brady learned about daugerreotypes from this coded inventor
    $400 19
Pulled behind a truck
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, CA.) The Grand Prix was once an F1 event; 2009 is the first time it's part of this series, whose name is derived from a big May race with cars bigger and some say faster than F1
    $800 2
In "Maria Stuarda", this queen signs Mary Stuart's death warrant after being called a bastard
    $800 15
This German city is on the Rhine River about 20 miles north of Cologne
    $800 5
Charlton Heston goes crazy when he finds out a revolutionary new foodstuff is "haricots verts" in French
    $800 10
The government ordered 1,000 pistols from him during the Mexican War
    $800 20
Bread begins as this
    $800 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gets lowered in a racecar at the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, CA.) You or AAA change tires with a mechanical jack; at the Long Beach Grand Prix, they use this more powerful type, from the Greek for "wind", built into the car's body
    DD: $2,000 3
On Feb. 26, 1776 a fire destroyed Milan's Royal Ducal Theatre; this replaced it
    $1200 16
It occupies 18,600 square miles in the West Indies & shares its island home with another nation
    $1200 6
War is afoot in this Marx Brothers classic about the daily changing of broth at a restaurant
    $1200 11
He went to a J.C. Penney management training program; later he opened his own five-&-dime store in Arkansas
    $1200 21
Too sick, can't speak
    $1200 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, CA.) There's no smell of gasoline in the air; the cars run on 100% this 100% biodegradable fuel
    $1600 24
This Gian Carlo Menotti TV opera features a crippled boy, his mother & 3 kings: Kaspar, Melchior & Balthazar
    $1600 17
This Scottish river flows into the North Sea at Aberdeen
    $1600 7
Stephen King's tale of Nebraska young 'uns who go homicidal when a frankfurter is battered & put on a stick
    $1600 12
His diary gives a picture of Restoration London from Jan. 1, 1660 to May 31, 1669
    $1600 22
Trendy hair gel
    $1600 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, CA.) The two basic types of United States auto racing are stock car & this type, named for the exposure of the wheels; with no fenders, drivers are more careful to avoid collisions than in NASCAR
    $2000 25
This Johann Strauss opera has appeared in several English versions, including "Night Birds" & "Rosalinda"
    $2000 18
Once part of the French Protectorate of Somaliland, this nation gained its independence in 1977
    $2000 8
"Larger" than life animated tale from Roald Dahl served as a dessert that sounds like it should be for shoe menders
    DD: $2,000 13
In the 1610s this explorer was made a commandant of New France
    $2000 23
Blood pumper
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, CA.) The area between the track and the pit lane is called this 12-letter zone; it's the action the driver has to do from over 200 to 60 miles per hour, the top speed in the pits

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$17,400 $13,800 $7,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PLAYS
Dialogue from this play: "He didn't say for sure he'd come." "And if he doesn't come?" "We'll come back tomorrow"

Final scores:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$27,601 $27,595 $14,600
2-day champion: $56,402 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$15,200 $15,800 $7,600
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
18 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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