Show #5893 - Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Contestants

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Conor Collins, a student and volunteer from Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Karla Ruksys, an administrative assistant from Mount Ephraim, New Jersey

Brandon Hathaway, a mechanical engineer from Augusta, Georgia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $25,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

2-WORD SCIENCE RESPONSES
DO TELL THE HOTEL
RUPERT MURDOCH, OWNER OF A LOT OF STUFF
POLITICAL LINGO
MYTHTER & MYTHUS
(Alex: You have to give us the mythical figure who completes the pairing we will give you as the clue.)
BEASTLY EXPRESSIONS
    $200 11
When an aircraft achieves this speed based on an Austrian's name, you'll hear a boom
    $200 26
This 1956 Elvis Presley hit was inspired by someone's suicide note that said, "I walk a lonely street"
    $200 6
This Murdoch-owned news channel says it's "fair & balanced"
    $200 1
2-word term for a long-shot candidate for nomination, like James Polk in 1844
    $200 16
Paris & her
    $200 21
You don't have to be at the beach to be "happy as" one of these "at high tide"
    $400 12
-273 Celsius
    $400 27
Twin boys residing in a swank Boston hotel made Mr. Moseby's life a challenge on this Disney Channel TV show
    $400 7
Rupe paid $5.6 bil. & said how now, Dow Jones, a deal that included this business paper founded in the 1880s
    $400 2
Calling someone who favors talk over military action this bird dates from the Cuban Missile Crisis
    $400 17
Him & Penelope
    $400 22
If you have the biggest or best part of something, you have this animal's "share"
    $600 13
Abbreviated MN, it's what a working compass needle is always pointing to in our hemisphere
    $600 28
It's the 1932 film in which Greta Garbo uttered the immortal line "I want to be alone"
    $600 8
"Here comes" this Rupe-owned U.K. tabloid, known for its Page 3 girls & their contributions to the day's news
    $600 3
In 1932 FDR said, "I pledge myself to" one of these "for the American people"
    $600 18
Cupid & her
    $600 23
A proverb says, "You can't make a silk purse out of" this
    $800 14
This type of fossil fuel is primarily methane
    $800 29
This 1981 John Irving novel was made into a 1984 film starring Beau Bridges
    $800 9
Murdoch's News Corp. is a partner in this channel known for its "Explorer" & "Dog Whisperer" shows
    $800 4
An 1868 definition of this term: "men traveling with little luggage and less character" to profit from the situation
    $800 19
Pyramus & her
    DD: $1,000 24
This term for the most sultry part of summer come from the Latin "dies caniculares"
    $1000 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows two glasses of water, one with ice.) Condensation won't necessarily appear on a glass filled with water, but with ice added, a glass reaches this point, & the condensation forms
    $1000 30
Episodes of this British sitcom included "The Hotel Inspectors" & "Basil the Rat"
    $1000 10
We wonder if Rupe discontinued his Facebook account when he bought this social network site for $580 million in 2005
    $1000 5
Spiro Agnew spoke of "nattering" these "of negativism"
    $1000 20
Him & Galatea
    $1000 25
Evoking images of jumping reptiles, it's one of little orphan Annie's favorite interjections

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

Brandon Karla Conor
$4,200 $2,000 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Karla Conor
$5,600 $6,400 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

DRAWN-OUT DRAMAS
LETTERS IN TOMATOES
(Alex: Now I know you all think there are seeds in tomatoes, but there are [*] and each correct response will be a word that can be formed from the eight letters in "tomatoes".)
SPY VS. SPY
WHAT, ME WORRY?
THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
MAD MAGAZINE
    $400 11
In the 15th century this alliterative type of play dealing with Jesus' crucifixion could take 3 days to complete
    $400 16
The old section of Riga is surrounded by one of these trenches
    $400 3
This spy was executed at what's now 66th & 3rd in New York City
    $400 25
Yes, I should've worn long pants to ski--but my purple legs aren't symptoms of this cold-induced tissue damage
    $400 26
urbandictionary.com informs us that an "idiot box" is actually one of these electronic devices
    $400 1
He's "Mad"'s mascot, seen here behind the magazine's longtime publisher Bill Gaines
    $800 12
Britannica says, "among his most-celebrated long plays is 'Anna Christie"'
    $800 17
For the Olympics it's "Citius, altius , fortius"
    $800 4
Portrayed on film in 2007's "Breach", Robert Hanssen was a mole within this organization
    $800 24
Yes, I'm doing this a lot, but it's just a mosquito bite; no way I have atopic dermatitis
    $800 30
This 1843 character says, "every idiot... with 'Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding"
    $800 2
Mad is under the corporate control of this comic book company that isn't based in Washington
    $1200 13
With over 20,000 performances, the longest-running show in London's West End is this Agatha Christie play
    $1200 18
It's the bane of a chimneysweep
    $1200 5
"Ashenden" is an account of his years as a World War I spy by this author of "Of Human Bondage"
    $1200 23
Sure, my skull's been growing & my jaw's protruding a tad--I doubt I have acromegaly, a disorder of this gland
    $1200 29
"The Complete Idiot's Guide to" this year addresses Mayans' predictions & their long count calendar
    $1200 8
This composer sued Mad & lost over "Louella Schwartz Describes Her Malady", spoofing his "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody"
    $1600 14
Debuting in 1937, "The Lost Colony" by Pulitzer winner Paul Green has been playing in Manteo in this state for 73 years
    $1600 19
Skal!, for example
    $1600 6
In exchange for Russian spy Rudolf Abel, this U.S. pilot was released by the Soviets in 1962
    $1600 22
So my ankles are sore & swollen--doesn't mean I have this painful arthritic buildup of uric acid in my joints
    $1600 28
In "Love and Death" Berdykov is one of these & is seen attending a convention of them from all over Russia
    $1600 9
Manipulate the page so that "A" meets "B" & enjoy this Mad feature traditionally on the back cover
    $2000 15
This work is made of 2 lengthy plays: "Millennium Approaches" won a Pulitzer & Tony; "Perestroika" only won a Tony
    DD: $5,200 20
Struck mightily, in the Bible
    DD: $4,000 7
This playwright was slain under mysterious circumstances possibly related to spying for Elizabeth I
    $2000 21
So the drain in my shower is always clogged, so what? It doesn't mean I'm developing this, androgenetic alopecia
    $2000 27
At the end of this man's "The Idiot", Prince Myshkin goes back to his doctor in Switzerland after failing at love
    $2000 10
In 1987 legendary cartoonist Don Martin left Mad & jumped to this rival magazine

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Karla Conor
$10,400 $26,000 $4,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CELEBRITY NAMES
This Oscar winner who had his own WB sitcom took his last name as a tribute to an earlier comic & sitcom star

Final scores:

Brandon Karla Conor
$10,400 $30,000 $8,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $30,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brandon Karla Conor
$10,400 $23,800 $9,200
16 R,
3 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
18 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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