Show #6274 - Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jason Keller game 5.

Contestants

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Isaac Patterson, a grocer from Seattle, Washington

Niall Prendergast, a medical student originally from Norwich, Vermont

Jason Keller, a tutor from Highland Park, New Jersey (whose 4-day cash winnings total $94,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

A MATTER OF SOME GRAVITY
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
BEWARE OF GOD
GEORGE STRAIT TO NO. 1
"CUS" WORDS
PARDON MY FRENCH
    $200 1
British scientist Henry Cavendish made the first reliable measurement of gravity late in this century
    $200 4
Romaine & leaf, aka loose-leaf, are types of this salad starter
    $200 12
Bacchus gave this king the "golden touch"--but after that worked out horrifically, the king decided to worship Pan
    $200 26
"All My Ex's Live" here
    $200 11
It's what fills a cream puff
    $200 16
This military force is still used today when France has problems overseas
    $400 2
NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab puts astronauts in a simulation of this condition that's experienced during space flight
    $400 7
The fuzz-free baby type of this fruit named for a New Zealand bird is eaten whole, as one would eat a grape
    $400 17
Thrym, king of the frost giants, stole the hammer of this god & buried it 8 miles deep in the earth; bad idea
    $400 27
"You Can't Make" this organ "Love Somebody"
    $400 13
What you are in legally if you're held until your trial
    $400 22
This hot dog topping of minced pickles takes its name from the Old French for "remainder"
    $600 3
The Sun's gravity is said to perturb, or affect, this path of the Moon relative to the Earth
    $600 8
The name of this so-called artichoke isn't from a city in Israel but from girasole, Italian for "sunflower"
    $600 18
Venus' boy, this god, said, "Your arrows may strike all things else, Apollo, but mine shall strike you"... & they did
    $600 28
One of these "I Can't Put Out"
    $600 14
You're "on" this if your birthday separates 2 signs of the zodiac
    $600 23
The name of these "Grand" mountains near Jackson Hole comes from the French
    DD: $1,000 5
Building on the work of Galileo and Kepler, he published the first quantitative theory of gravitation in 1687
    $800 9
What we call this is actually the netted melon or muskmelon
    $800 20
This sometimes destructive Hindu deity cut off one of Brahma's heads & dropped it in Uttar Pradesh
    $800 29
"Am I" this, "Baby" this or this "Clear Sky"; (3 No. 1 hits with the same word!)
    $800 15
If you'd give your eye teeth for something, these are the teeth you'd give
    $800 24
This tennis term may come from the French l'oeuf, meaning "egg", like a goose egg
    $1000 6
There's "gravity" in this term for the point in an object that, if supported, puts the whole object in equilibrium
    $1000 10
Prickly but edible, they're one letter different from the name of cities in Arizona & Mexico
    $1000 21
Prometheus should have bewared of Zeus, who in Greek myth had a vulture eat this organ each day
    $1000 30
"Let's Fall" this way "Together"
    $1000 19
One of the ceremonial titles of the king of Saudi Arabia is this keeper "of the two holy mosques"
    $1000 25
The European Space Agency launches its Ariane rockets from this South American territory

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

Jason Niall Isaac
$3,000 $1,800 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Niall Isaac
$6,600 $4,400 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

IN BRITAIN'S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
6-LETTER TV SHOWS
FLEECE NAVIDAD
A WHALE OF A BOOK
2-LETTER WORDS
TRY STATE AREA
    $400 1
Magic has been banned by Uther Pendragon in the Syfy series about this title youthful wizard
    $400 21
This site that started as AuctionWeb has more than 5,000 "ugly Christmas sweaters" on the auction block
    $400 8
Jodi Picoult's first novel is titled "Songs of" this whale
    $400 3
To be fired from a job is "to get" this bladed tool
    $400 2
663,267 total square miles, a little bigger than Iran
    $800 13
This Fox show transitions between our universe & one in which the World Trade Center still stands
    $800 22
QVC sold out of a Christmas sweater that had reindeer whose noses lit up using this technology with hair-thin filaments
    $800 17
Ethan Hawley, descendant of whaling captains, is the protagonist of this author's "The Winter of Our Discontent"
    $800 4
In a game of tag, this player attempts to catch other players
    $800 9
1,545 total square miles, a little smaller than Miami-Dade county
    DD: $4,000 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a painting on the monitor.) It looks like the painter initially included himself but then changed his mind; that shy artist was Branwell, the brother of these literary siblings, in their only group portrait
    $1200 14
One episode in the last season of this show was titled "The Bar Manager, the Shrink, His Wife & Her Lover"
    $1200 23
In Killington in this state, My Ugly Christmas Sweater Inc. makes tacky holiday sweaters as ironic fashion statements
    $1200 18
"Humphrey the Lost Whale" is the true tale of a whale trapped in the Sacramento River after venturing into this bay
    $1200 5
Slang for the featured product at Papa John's & Domino's
    $1200 10
It's the smallest on the West Coast, with 71,300 total square miles
    $1600 27
Please, sir, I want someone to name this author & statesman seen here eight years before his execution
    $1600 15
The sanguine opening to this Showtime series shows the title character killing a mosquito
    $1600 24
Knit a virtual heinous wool sweater at a site whose motto is "We love holiday sweaters. We hate" these creatures
    $1600 19
It's the native country of Witi Ihimaera, author of "The Whale Rider"
    $1600 6
Archaic second-person pronoun found before "gods" in a mild expletive
    $1600 11
Land area 43,562 square miles, about 2,000 less than a century ago
    $2000 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a painting on the monitor.) Holding a compass with his plans for the west end of St. Paul's Cathedral, this man was 79 when his portrait was painted in 1711
    $2000 16
The title character from this animated FX show works for the International Secret Intelligence Service
    $2000 25
In England, pullover sweaters are called these, as in the website cheesychristmas these.com
    $2000 20
The hero stows away on a whaler in Poe's "Narrative of A. Gordon Pym, of" this Massachusetts island
    $2000 7
The second-largest city in Sierra Leone, or an Indian fig tree under which Buddha once sat
    DD: $2,000 12
59,425 total square miles, today the biggest of the original 13

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Niall Isaac
$22,200 $16,000 -$1,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

ISLANDS
1 of the 2 islands with a population exceeding 100 million; each one is part of an Asian country

Final scores:

Jason Niall Isaac
$32,200 $22,201 -$1,000
5-day champion: $127,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jason Niall Isaac
$24,000 $13,200 -$1,000
26 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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