Show #5876 - Monday, March 15, 2010

First show consolation prizes appeared in lectern score displays at the conclusion of the game.

Contestants

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Nick Gorski, a journalist from Charlottesville, Virginia

Rachel Pildis, a software developer from Oak Park, Illinois

Robert Knecht Schmidt, a patent agent from Cleveland, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

STORY PROBLEMS
A PIECE OF HISTORY
LINENS & THINGS
MOVIES' ALTERNATE ENDINGS
HYBRIDS
(Alex: You have to give us the two things that make up the one.)
JIM RHYME
    $200 1
The problem in this 1902 story is for Sherlock to find the beast (or man) that's been killing folks on the Devonshire moors
    $200 16
The Huntington Library has some jewels--a manuscript of "The Canterbury Tales" (c. 1410) & one of his Bibles (c. 1455)
    $200 6
A flat piece of absorbent material on which you wipe your feet before entering a house
    $200 18
This Spielberg film featured a longer ending in which Richard Dreyfuss explores the mother ship
    $200 27
Grapple
    $200 11
The outward projection of a hat
    $400 2
In this story Bilbo & the dwarves have to get a pile of treasure out from under a dragon
    $400 17
Hebrew university has his archives--digitized, too, so you can see his notes on relativity in his hand
    $400 7
This basic type of sheet has elastic edges tailored to grip a mattress; can somebodv help me fold it?
    $400 22
A blood-craving Audrey II "branches" out & takes over NYC in Frank Oz' ending that never was to this film
    $400 28
Stagflation
    $400 12
Filled with gloom, like a certain reaper
    $600 3
Sydney Carton solves the problem of saving Charles Darnay's neck (literally) in this work
    $600 23
Apollo astronauts collected 841 pounds of these (most are stored at Johnson space center)
    $600 8
From the Greek for heavy fabric, it's the type of thick wall covering seen here
    $600 19
An alternate ending for this movie has Will Smith alive & a reunion of vampire lovers
    DD: $1,200 29
Pixel
    $600 13
Dainty & refined partner of proper
    $800 4
In this 1980 Ludlum thriller, an amnesiac is faced with the problem of reconstructing his past while dodging killers
    $800 24
A 17-ton piece of its hull was recovered from its wreckage site, 450 miles off the coast of Newfoundland
    $800 9
Named for an 18th century London draper, it's a small, lacy, ornamental cloth
    $800 20
Dante got shot while minding the convenience store in the original end of this Kevin Smith comedy
    $800 25
Tangelo
    $800 14
A sudden, capricious desire or act
    $1000 5
Porfiry's problem in this story is to get Raskolnikov to confess
    $1000 26
The oldest artifact in D.C.'s Newseum is a 3,200-year-old Sumerian brick that spread the news using this writing system
    $1000 10
It's not something false, it's a decorative covering for a pillow
    $1000 21
The original script for this Jamie Foxx film set in Saudi Arabia had his FBI team getting blown up
    $1000 30
Cyborg
    $1000 15
What one does during natation

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

Robert Rachel Nick
$2,200 $4,000 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Rachel Nick
$5,800 $4,200 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

STORY PROBLEMS
ATHLETES' COUNTRIES OF BIRTH
CLASSICAL TV THEMES
KENTUCKY IS JUST DUCKY
FROM THE DUTCH
(Jimmy: Safety, service and security...)
THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL
    $400 2
12 hens each lay a half dozen eggs, but 2 get broken; then a hen lays one more, leaving this many unbroken eggs
    $400 7
The 18th c. fanfare heard here is the theme for this PBS show that's brought class & drama to American TV
    $400 12
Until 1792 Kentucky was a part of this state
    $400 1
From the Dutch for "to cross", it's a pleasure trip taken aboard ship
    $400 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento, CA.) Though they've ridden Harleys & Kawasakis, the CHP has been riding motorcycles made by this Munich-based company since the 1990s
    $800 3
If a lepidopterist spots 4 butterflies, each with 3 black spots & 5 yellow spots, he spots this many spots
    $800 8
The evening newscast by Chet Huntley & this partner used Beethoven's 9th for its theme
    $800 13
Reflecting the state nickname, the International Museum for this genre of music is in Owensboro
    $800 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento, CA.) The Breathalyzer will test to see if I'm over this blood alcohol content; its enactment as the limit in all 50 states has saved many lives
    $1200 4
The "Jeopardy!" writers drank 72 beers after work yesterday: 20 in the 1st round, 26 in the 2nd & this many at last call
    $1200 9
Appropriately, the series titled this director "Presents" used a funeral march by Gounod as its theme
    $1200 14
This racetrack is home to the Kentucky Derby
    $1600 5
A widget costs 64 cents & you pay with a dollar; you get 4 coins in change, these
    DD: $2,000 10
In 1829, though he didn't know it, he composed the theme music for "The Lone Ranger"
    $1600 15
The first of these restaurants was opened by Colonel Harland Sanders in Corbin, Kentucky
    $1600 22
A medical charlatan, it's from a longer Dutch word meaning one who applies a phony cure-all ointment
    DD: $4,000 6
A scout troop hikes 3 miles due north, 4 miles due east & straight back this far to their starting point
    $2000 21
Eric Lindros,
Eric Gagne
    $2000 11
The overture to Reznicek's "Donna Diana" introduced this TV mountie "of the Yukon"
    $2000 16
Not Calhoun but this John C. from Kentucky was U.S. VP from 1857 to 1861 & then Sec. of War for the Confederacy
    $2000 20
This term for a leave of absence granted to a member of the military is from a Dutch word for "permission"
    $2000 19
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento, CA.) Named for a slain nine-year-old girl, these alerts issued by the CHP are an attempt to galvanize a community into looking for a missing child

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Rachel Nick
$5,400 $9,800 $14,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

RELIGION
In 1875 she wrote, "Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe"

Final scores:

Robert Rachel Nick
$5,400 $12,000 $9,999
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $12,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Robert Rachel Nick
$6,800 $9,800 $12,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $29,400

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