Show #5963 - Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Contestants

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Chris Dungan, a minister from West Linn, Oregon

Victoria Rduch, a substitute Spanish teacher from San Antonio, Texas

Van Lane, an ATM support technician from Denver, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

ANNUAL EVENTS
RAD PSEUDONYMS
JACK
THE QUEEN
KING KONG
"ACE"
    $200 1
Every year since 1992, the World Invitational Hula Festival has been held in this state capital
    $200 11
In the 1950s Ernesto Guevara de la Serna began going by this name
    $200 16
He was twice jailed in the 1990s for assisting the suicides of terminally ill patients
    $200 17
Queen Elizabeth II has this many children
    $200 19
At the end of the original version, King Kong's dreams come crashing down to earth at this NYC landmark
    $200 6
The final frontier for Kirk & the crew
    $400 2
This city's 4th of July celebration includes fireworks & music on the Charles, near the Longfellow Bridge
    $400 12
During WWII a Vietnamese leader born Nguyen Sinh Cung began using this name meaning "bringer of light"
    $400 20
This Jack & his 3 brothers founded one of the "Big Five" Hollywood studios in 1923
    $400 18
After Elizabeth became queen, her first regional tours included a controversial visit to this smallest U.K. country
    $400 22
The next feature he directed after "The Return of the King" was a new version of "King Kong"
    $400 7
Home hearth
    $600 3
This city's annual Three Rivers Regatta features live concerts & the National Dragon Boat Championships
    $600 13
Have a cocktail & tell us this pseudonym adopted by Russian revolutionary Vyacheslev Skryabin
    $600 28
It's a mild, smooth cow's-milk cheese named for a town on California's central coast
    $600 21
During WWII, Elizabeth & her sister were evacuated to this castle where their grandfather George V is buried
    $600 23
Until he was ape-napped, King Kong was the undisputed king of this "bony" isle
    $600 8
It can mean to hug or to take up a cause eagerly
    $800 4
An annual Michigan event is the Labor Day walk over this bridge between the Upper & Lower Peninsulas
    $800 14
Pseudonym of labor activist & magazine namesake Mary Harris Jones
    $800 29
Fox-hunting dog breed named for a 19th century British clergyman
    $800 26
When Elizabeth was born, her parents were the Duke & Duchess of this Northern English city
    $800 24
In its last line the 1933 film stressed that "it wasn't the airplanes, it was" this that "killed the beast"
    $800 9
A runner's rate, or a popular brand of salsa
    $1000 5
An annual festival in Caraquet, New Brunswick celebrates the culture of these French settlers
    $1000 15
Lev Bronshtein is thought to have taken this pseudonym from one of his jailers, probably without axing
    $1000 30
This raspy-voiced DJ & "Midnight Special" host was a fixture of American radio in the 1960s & '70s
    DD: $2,000 27
To marry Elizabeth, Prince Philip had to renounce claims to this southern European country's crown
    $1000 25
In the 1976 version she spoke the lines "Oh, come on, Kong, forget about me. This thing's just never going to work"
    $1000 10
A porch adjoining a building, like where Mummy often served tea

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

Van Victoria Chris
$1,400 $1,400 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Van Victoria Chris
$2,200 $5,800 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

ASTRONOMICAL!
TV SIDEKICKS
(Alex: You have to identify the character each one is usually paired with.)
TEX-ARCANA
BORN ON THE 14th OF JULY
LITERARY TITLE PAIRS
NUMBER WORD PLAY
    $400 20
Barney Fife
    $400 2
Big Bend National Park is on a Big Bend of this river in western Texas
    $400 12
In 1912 this folk music legend had his 1st chance to say "This land is your land" (which he did not do, as he was a newborn)
    $400 7
About Sgt. Croft's platoon:
"The ____ and the Dead"
    $400 1
Carl Sagan knew that this number is the first to contain a "B" when spelled out
    $800 21
Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman
    $800 3
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is in this Texas city
    $800 13
Last name of Ferdinand II, born in 1610 & the 5th Grand Duke of Tuscany, where his family name carried a lot of weight
    $800 8
An autobiographical 1913 novel:
"____ and Lovers"
    DD: $4,000 27
Alphabetically, it's the first Roman numeral
    $1200 17
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an astronomical animation on the monitor.) In January, the red star appears to be in front of a group of stars, while in July, it appears to be in front of a different group; the term for that apparent shift caused by change in the observer's position is this
    $1200 22
Kato
    DD: $4,000 4
This Texas port was named for a Roman Catholic feast day celebrating the body of the Savior
    $1200 14
We're sure there were plenty of "Cries and Whispers" when this Swedish film director was born in 1918
    $1200 9
A Dickens tale:
"____ and Son"
    $1200 26
This multiple of 10 is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order
    $1600 18
This is a star with a sudden increase in brightness; the super this can be 100 times as luminous as the regular one
    $1600 23
Chester Goode
    $1600 5
Cattleman C.W. Merchant apparently named this Texas city after a Kansas cattle town
    $1600 15
On July 14, 1938 Abbie Hoffman was in short pants when this future "Chicago 7" leader made the scene as the "Cincinnati 1"
    $1600 10
Made into a Ralph Fiennes/Cate Blanchett film:
"____ and Lucinda"
    $1600 25
When spelled out this number has as many letters as its value
    $2000 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an astronomical animation on the monitor.) The perigee is the point of the Moon's orbit at which it's nearest to the Earth; similarly, this term is the point at which the orbiting object is closest to the Sun
    $2000 24
Ken Hutchinson
    $2000 6
First called Isla Blanca, it was later renamed for a priest
    $2000 16
"Rock-solid" writer of fictionalized biographies who had a "Lust for Life" on July 14, 1903
    $2000 11
A struggle to write:
"The ____ ____ & the Butterfly"
    $2000 28
This number, one of the first 20, uses only one vowel (4 times!)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Van Victoria Chris
$11,400 $13,000 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC LASTS
In the "thanks a lot, fellas" department, Mongolia was the last country to join this group--August 9, 1945

Final scores:

Van Victoria Chris
$22,511 $18,000 $10,200
2-day champion: $45,011 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Van Victoria Chris
$10,200 $10,200 $5,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
8 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $25,600

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