Show #5948 - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Paul Kursky game 6.

Contestants

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Joey Genereux, a biochemist from San Diego, California

Sharyle Doherty, a Canadian program executive from Davie, Florida

Paul Kursky, a copywriter from San Francisco, California (whose 5-day cash winnings total $109,411)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY TALES
ALEX MEETS AUTO-TUNE
(Alex: You have to identify the song I am performing with technological help.)
BREAD
MATTEL-ICA
GREAT "B"-GINNINGS
IT'S IN ARGENTINA
    $200 7
Dickens:
"A Tale of ____ ____"
    $200 1
"And the child takes the nurse, the child takes the nurse, hi-ho, the derry-o, the child takes the nurse"
    $200 23
This Middle Eastern flatbread is also called pocket bread
    $200 21
The Splittin' Image & the Peeping Bomb were among the models in this "fiery" Mattel toy car line introduced in 1968
    $200 12
4-letter word for a soothing salve
    $200 3
The tomb of Jose de San Martin, who liberated Argentina from Spain, is in a cathedral in this capital
    $400 8
Fitzgerald:
"Tales of the ____ Age"
    $400 2
"I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee / I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see"
    $400 24
Boudin uses this tangy bread associated with San Francisco to make a bread bowl for soup
    $400 22
Mattel now makes this classic boxing game in which the Red Rocker & Blue Bomber try to knock each other's blocks off
    $400 13
Jean Schlumberger designed a gold & diamond one of these for Gary Cooper to give his wife
    $400 17
Cerro Mercedario & Cerro Nacimiento are Argentine peaks in this chain
    $600 9
Shakespeare:
"The ____ Tale"
    $600 4
"In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, with a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me"
    $600 25
It's the French name for a long, narrow loaf of French bread
    DD: $1,000 28
Can you identify this classic Mattel fortune-telling toy with an internal die that answers queries? Signs point to yes!
    $600 14
The publication The Hill also lists the 50 most this; No. 1 for 2009 was hunky New Mexico representative Martin Heinrich
    $600 18
Fossil tracks of Limayichnus major, a type of this, can be seen near El Chocon, Argentina
    $800 10
Cooper:
"The ____ Tales"
    $800 5
"When Israel was in Egypt land / Let my people go / Oppressed so hard they could not stand / Let my people go"
    $800 26
This unleavened bread is eaten (but not always enjoyed) during Passover
    $800 29
"Let's play house" & "Please change my dress" were 2 of the 11 phrases said by this talkative doll introduced in 1959
    $800 15
4-letter word for something beneficial or lucky
    $800 19
Discovered in 1520, this large island Argentina shares with Chile has a name that means "land of fire"
    $1000 11
Hawthorne:
"____-____ Tales"
    $1000 6
"...The pipes, the pipes are calling from glen to glen, & down the mountain side"
    $1000 27
"Sea biscuit" is another name for the unleavened bread called "hard" this; sounds delish
    $1000 30
Back in the '60s, you needed a Thingmaker to cook up the insect toys with this alliterative 2-word name
    $1000 16
Richard II of England was known as "Richard of" this great French wine-growing region
    $1000 20
At its widest point more than 120 miles across, this Argentine "rio" isn't a river at all, but an estuary

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

Paul Sharyle Joey
$1,800 -$200 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Sharyle Joey
$4,600 $1,400 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTIAL MIDDLE INITIALS
(Alex: We'll give you the initial. You tell us what name it stands for.)
THAT FILM'S A DISASTER
IT'S ALL SCIENCEY & STUFF
BUSINESSWOMEN
UNIQUE WORLD ARCHITECTURE
IT'S IN ARGENTINA
(Alex: That's the same category we had earlier, only this time each correct response will be a word that you can make of the letters in the word "Argentina".)
    $400 2
F.
    $400 6
Instead of curing cancer, a virus has been created, leaving Will Smith to fend for himself in NYC
    $400 3
In 1992 scientists found these at the edge not of a pond but of the universe, from primordial fluctuations
    $400 1
Denver's Linda Alvarado is the first woman to use her own capital to buy into a MLB team, this one
    $400 9
An 80-foot-high aquarium pillar is in the lobby of the Domaquare Building in this German capital
    $400 14
Monica Lewinsky was one at the White House
    $800 8
M.
    $800 7
Keanu Reeves plays Klaatu, not Gort the robot
    DD: $2,000 4
This element accounts for about 47% of the Earth's crust
    $800 13
Carol Meyrowitz got that skirt for half what you paid; she runs TJX including this store with T, J & X in its name
    $800 21
Based on the home of a Russian fairy tale character, the cabin here weighs 13 tons & is near this city, formerly Leningrad
    $800 15
A subspecies of this type of large cat lives on the island of Sumatra
    $1200 28
G.
    $1200 10
Pierce Brosnan knows this title mountain town is going to have a whole lava trouble
    $1200 5
(Kelly of the Clue Crew drops a sugar cube into each of two glasses of water.) Sugar cubes dissolve faster in hot water than in cold, because when water is heated, these move faster & further apart, making room for more sugar ones
    $1200 18
Carol Bartz made a deal for Microsoft to power the searches on this engine, where she's CEO
    $1200 22
Niteroi's Museum of Contemporary Art overlooks Guanabara Bay in this country
    $1200 16
Any very large person, like pitcher Ed Halicki
    DD: $1,800 29
E.
    $1600 11
Dennis Quaid tries to warn the world about abrupt global warming
    $1600 26
This 6-letter itchy skin condition comes from the Greek for "to boil"
    $1600 19
In 2009 this former CEO of eBay announced a run for governor of California
    $1600 24
The 350-foot-tall Baiterek Tower, also known as the "Large Lollipop", can take a licking in Astana in this country
    $1600 17
A large structure for open-air sports or other entertainments
    $2000 12
Terranaut Aaron Eckhart has to nuke the center of the Earth
    $2000 27
5 of the brightest stars in this constellation form a large, irregular "W"; the honoree might have liked a "C"
    $2000 20
This founder of a cosmetics & fragrance empire was born Josephine Esther Mentzer around 1908
    $2000 25
Opened in 2004, the $300-million Stata Center at M.I.T. was designed by this L.A.-based architect
    $2000 23
Light-sensitive membrane on the back of your eye

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Sharyle Joey
$11,000 $2,000 $16,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC DATES
The signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919 took place exactly 5 years after the related death of this man

Final scores:

Paul Sharyle Joey
$1 $2,000 $22,200
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $22,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paul Sharyle Joey
$11,000 $3,800 $17,800
18 R,
3 W
8 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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