Show #5872 - Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vijay Balse game 4.

Contestants

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Shelby Sadler, an editor and writer from Rockville, Maryland

Becki Norris, a science and math teacher from Quincy, Massachusetts

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer originally from Bombay, India (whose 3-day cash winnings total $70,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

GOVERNORS
SONG STANDARDS
ALSO AN AIRLINE
WHERE'S RALPH WALDO?
DANCE, I SAY!
ON THE ____
    $200 11
In 1780 he signed on as Massachusetts' first governor
    $200 26
Catchy "Fiddler on the Roof" song that goes, "Daidle, deedle, daidle, digguh, digguh, deedle, daidle, dum"
    $200 6
Like Mom & apple pie
    $200 16
As we all should, Ralph Waldo Emerson remembers this U.S. landmark
    $200 21
In NATO's phonetic alphabet, this dance represents the letter "T"
    $200 1
Abstaining from alcohol
    $400 12
From 1999 to 2007 Bob Taft, great-grandson of President Taft, was the governor of this state
    $400 27
"Pull out the stopper, let's have a whopper, but get me to" this "on time"
    $400 7
11th, 12th, 13th letters
    $400 17
Emerson feels transcendent when he learns parts of this landmark are 35 feet high
    $400 22
It's a vigorous dance of the 1920s & also a seaport in South Carolina
    $400 2
Neutral or undecided, perhaps about the guy who sells the stolen goods
    $600 13
He's the first African-American governor of New York, as well as the first to be legally blind
    $600 28
Frank Sinatra despised this 1966 hit, calling it the worst song he'd ever heard... "Doo-be-doo-be-doo"
    $600 8
"Chaste" ocean on the USA's East Coast
    $600 18
Ralph reminisces at the state reservation at this landmark, where a pal of his lived from 1845 to 1847
    $600 23
The name of this ballroom dance can be used as a verb to mean "to move breezily or casually"
    $600 3
It sounds like riding young sheep, but running from the police is sometimes called being this
    $800 14
In January of 1932 he stepped down as Louisiana governor to assume his duties as a senator
    $800 29
The teller of this song was "Goin' to Lou'siana", but it served as a theme for Forty-niners headin' to California
    DD: $1,400 9
This model was Lincoln's first front-wheel drive car
    $800 19
Emerson is in this city during the festival of San Fermin--man, you better get moving, Ralph
    $800 24
This swing dance is mentioned in "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
    $800 4
Receiving payment from the government, not a pineapple seller
    $1000 15
Before he ran for President, Adlai Stevenson served a term as governor of this state
    $1000 30
This 1917 song's title was borrowed from the last line in "Shine On Harvest Moon"
    $1000 10
Cobalt plane
    $1000 20
Emerson is mystically in four states at once at this 2-word location
    $1000 25
It's a lively French social dance or the ball at which debutantes are presented
    $1000 5
"On the" this word means recovering from ill health

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

Vijay Becki Shelby
$1,600 $1,600 $5,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$2,200 $4,800 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

BOND, ATOMIC BOND
BIG ACTORS, SMALL ROLES
THE BRITISH NOBILITY LADDER
LITERARY LETTER DROP
(Alex: I'll give you an example of a clue in that one. If we said "A poem praising Leonardo", the correct response would be "What is the Da Vinci Ode?"
HE WHO LIVES BY THE SWORD...
...DIES BY THE "S" WORD
    $400 1
Liquid ammonia has a high boiling point because it's held together by the strong bond named for hydrogen, atomic number this
    $400 22
Seth Rogen voiced a mantis & Dustin Hoffman a small red panda in this 2008 movie
    $400 16
At the top, Prince Andrew is the one of York
    $400 5
Jules Verne title trip that's undergone a letter drop & been shortened by 90%
    $400 17
Legend says Attila the Hun wielded the sword of this Roman war god
    $400 6
Ordinarily, this hyphenated type of murder involves the lack of premeditation
    $800 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Hydrogen & oxygen atoms bind tightly together to create water molecules by sharing electrons in this type of bond, from the Latin for "strong together"
    $800 23
Voiced by John Cleese, King Harold of "Shrek" fame was originally one of these small creatures
    $800 18
No. 2:
Boxing fan John Sholto Douglas was one of Queensberry
    $800 12
Dickens parable about the beer in Paris & London
    $800 30
This 8th & 9th c. ruler's supposed sword, Joyeuse, is kept in the Louvre
    $800 7
Of the 1500 species of these arachnids with curved tails & venomous stingers, only 50 are dangerous to humans
    $1200 3
Nitrogen molecules are linked by 2 bonds called this, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter
    $1200 24
Chemicals turn Lily Tomlin into this title "Woman" in a 1981 Joel Schumacher film
    $1200 19
No. 3: His wife is a countess (Don't say count)
    $1200 13
Epic trilogy about Sauron, supreme master of oil derricks
    DD: $1,000 27
In an old poem, Unferth gives this title hero the sword called Hrunting
    $1200 8
From the Latin for "choke" & "throat" comes this word meaning "to impede the respiration of"
    $1600 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) When sodium donates an electron to chlorine, it creates this type of stable bond that holds salt molecules together; the bond shares its name with an order of architecture
    $1600 25
The return of two kidnapped fairies played by Emi and Yumi caused this winged creature to stop destroying Tokyo
    $1600 20
No. 4: It has a silent consonant
    $1600 14
This Flaubert heroine just can't stop making eggs
    $1600 29
William Wallace likely used one of these large swords that shares a name with a type of land mine
    $1600 9
This poisonous substance that has a number in its name comes from a type of nightshade
    $2000 11
Some compounds with nice smells, like benzene, have bonds called this, a term used to describe perfume
    $2000 26
This 1987 film finds Dennis Quaid as a shrunken test pilot mistakenly injected into Martin Short's body
    DD: $2,000 21
No. 5: The first of the 5 alphabetically
    $2000 15
This ghostly Henry James story refers to a vase designed to hold threaded fasteners
    $2000 28
I'll come clean and tell you this English king's sword Curtana had no point and was dubbed the sword of mercy
    $2000 10
It's another Japanese word for hara-kiri

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$18,000 $3,200 $12,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

THE INTERNET
Words regularly censored out of Chinese blogs include minzhu, which means this, from the Greek word for "people"

Final scores:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$11,599 $6,400 $5,200
4-day champion: $82,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$18,200 $3,200 $13,600
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R,
5 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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