Show #6058 - Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Contestants

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Melissa Nilles, a legislative aide from Kapolei, Hawaii

Erik Lang, a mail room clerk from Nashville, Tennessee

Steve Gratz, a freelance artist from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

IT'S TV, IT'S HBO
THE LAST EMPEROR
(Alex: You name the empire or the country for us.)
PRESIDENTIAL RHYME TIME
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF
TAKE A LETTER
"I"s IN THE PRIZE
    $200 15
Steve Buscemi whoops it up during Prohibition in this 2010 drama
    $200 4
Napoleon III
    $200 20
Barack's Andean pack animals
    $200 23
When Rome burned in 64 A.D., Nero was 35 miles away & couldn't have played this, as it wasn't invented until the 15th c.
    $200 1
Theodore Roosevelt did not use this personal pronoun once during his 1905 inaugural address
    $200 27
The Seattle Times won one in 2010 for its breaking news reporting
    $400 16
In 2010 this war-based miniseries produced by Spielberg & Hanks got 24 Emmy nominations
    $400 5
Puyi, aka Xuantong
    $400 12
George W.'s rumps
    $400 22
This "ground lion" reptile rarely changes its color for camouflage: it's usually signifying its emotional state
    $400 3
This letter has been used as slang for a $10 bill
    DD: $2,400 8
Created in 1949, the peace prize bearing this man's name was renamed the Lenin Prize in 1956
    $600 17
This comedy website has come to HBO with Will Ferrell as an executive producer
    $600 2
Maximilian
    $600 9
Zachary's padded envelopes
    $600 13
By some measures, the largest organism isn't a blue whale, but a 2,385-acre Oregon mushroom, the "humongous" this
    $600 24
This vowel appears most often in the 2-letter postal abbreviations of the 50 states
    $600 30
In 1971 Pope Paul VI created a peace prize named for his predecessor, John this number
    $800 18
In 2007 the Emmy for writing for a drama went to David Chase's "Made in America" episode of this show, & then...
    $800 6
Sultan Mehmed VI
    $800 10
Herbert's strategic military exercises
    $800 14
Some argue there are 46 states, not 50, as Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania & Massachusetts are all these
    $800 25
On a compass this letter is found at 270 degrees
    $800 29
The only Nobel Prize that has 2 names is this "or medicine"
    $1000 19
Mary Lou got a new job in the 1998 finale of this Garry Shandling show--"Jeopardy!" contestant coordinator
    $1000 7
Constantine XI
    $1000 11
James K.'s Ma & Pa
    $1000 21
Some think America was named for Richard Ameryk, one of Cabot's investors, not for this Italian who died in 1512
    $1000 26
An old book says it's pronounced "by closing the lips... and letting the voice issue by the nose"
    $1000 28
The Medal of Honor named for this island was "designed to pay homage to the immigrant experience"

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

Steve Erik Melissa
$1,400 $2,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Erik Melissa
$5,400 $2,000 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

IT'S NOT TV, IT'S "HBO"
(Alex: ...and those letters in quotation marks, so they will come up in that order in each correct response.)
BROADWAY BILLYS
ADVENTUROUS WOMEN
BRITISH ROYAL HOUSE, PLEASE
LITERARY E-MAIL ADDRESSES
SUGAR
(Jimmy: From the Domino sugar refinery in Louisiana--what it has to go through before it can sweeten your tea.)
    $400 24
Would you be mine, could you be mine, won't you be this term from the Old English for "near dweller"
    $400 21
"Mr. Saturday Night" in the movies, in 2004 he starred in a one-man show called "700 Sundays"
    $400 2
In 1900 Canada's Geraldine Moodie became the first female photographer working above this "circle"
    $400 16
Surname of the actor who played Elmer Gantry on film
    $400 6
hogwarts_ headmaster@ harrypotter.edu
    $400 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a container of a viscous brown substance near large equipment inside the Domino Sugar Refinery in New Orleans, LA.) In the refining process, seven different boiling sessions will force 100 pounds of sugar to yield 1.5 pounds of this sticky substance
    $800 25
Jim Gallegos' collection of this toy car brand is estimated to be worth $2 million
    $800 22
In 2003 Patrick Swayze did a 2-week stint as lawyer Billy Flynn in this musical
    $800 1
19th c. Congo traveler Mary Kingsley said this large ape is "the most horrible wild animal I have seen"
    $800 14
A type of wide, triangular necktie knot
    $800 17
aka-smeagol@my-precious.info
    $800 9
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew stands by sugar washing equipment at the Domino Sugar Refinery in New Orleans, LA.) An early process in refining is washing the syrupy mother liquor from the raw sugar in this type of rotating machine
    $1200 26
If your actions are open to public scrutiny, you're "living life in" one of these glass enclosures
    $1200 23
In 2010 this Broadway dancing title tot was played by Liam Redhead (& 3 other boys, on different nights)
    $1200 3
In 1906 explorer Fanny B. Workman claimed to have climbed higher than 23,000 feet in these mountains
    $1200 12
In 1940 this company began making Peppermint Patties in Pennsylvania
    DD: $2,500 18
ageless-wonder@wilde-pictures.com
    $1200 8
In golden syrup, a byproduct of refining, some of the sucrose is broken down into these 2 sugars
    $1600 28
Those darn Etruscans were said to use this chicken part to tell their fortune; wasn't so lucky for the chicken
    $1600 27
"Movin' Out", which moved into the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2002, was based on the songs of this pop star
    $1600 4
Around 1901 archaeologist Gertrude Bell excavated many of the ruins of Iraq & later began this city's Natl. Museum
    $1600 13
Take a "G" away from what you have the next day after too many Pimm's cups the night before to get this royal house
    $1600 19
naval-historian-action-guy@clancy.cia.gov
    $1600 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew looks at large bins of raw sugar at the Domino Sugar Refinery in New Orleans, LA.) Sugar beets can be stored but this plant, grown in Florida & used by Domino Sugar, deteriorates so it has to be quickly turned into raw sugar, then refined
    $2000 5
In the 1840s Ida Pfeiffer of Austria published an account of her trip along this long river to the Black Sea
    $2000 15
Confederate general Jeb lent this surname to light tanks known as the M2, M3 & M5
    $2000 20
diarist@1984ministry-of-truth.gov
    $2000 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew carries a container in the Domino Sugar Refinery in New Orleans, LA.) In large factory vacuum pans, the sugar seed is mixed into the mother liquor to initiate the formation of these structures; the surface regularity reflects its internal atomic symmetry

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Erik Melissa
$24,300 $2,800 $8,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRIES
By area, it's the world's largest country that's named for a river

Final scores:

Steve Erik Melissa
$18,600 $0 $6,800
2-day champion: $30,999 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Erik Melissa
$23,000 $5,200 $8,800
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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