Show #6455 - Friday, October 12, 2012

Stephanie Jass game 5.

Contestants

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Jennifer Hughs, a bookstore manager from New York, New York

Matt Bibb, an administrative assistant from North Hollywood, California

Stephanie Jass, a history professor from Milan, Michigan (whose 4-day cash winnings total $90,170)

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Jeopardy! Round

BUFFETT TALKS BUSINESS
(Alex: We're talking about Warren Buffett, of course.)
GEOG. DICT. ABBREV.
(Alex: Geographic dictionary abbreviations.)
A POSITION OF IMPORTANCE
ODD NAMINGS
NORTH AMERICAN LANGUAGES
A HOT LATIN NUMBER
    $200 19
(Warren Buffett delivers the clue.) I believe in productive assets that will keep delivering output in 100 years; people will still buy products from companies like this soft drink maker of which Berkshire Hathaway owns 8.8%
    $200 16
N.H.S. stands for a "national" this type of "site" in the national park system
    $200 10
Cal Ripken, Jr. had another consecutive game streak--13 straight All-Star Game starts at this position
    $200 4
It's an imprecise 2-word name for a meteor that's burning up in the atmosphere
    $200 1
When traveling to a certain part of the U.S., you might be called a "malihini", meaning tourist in this language
    DD: $3,000 20
(Warren Buffett delivers the clue.) If you understand a particular industry, put more capital into the companies you believe in; don't bother with this strategy of putting eggs in different baskets
    $400 17
A.F.B. stands for one of these military installations
    $400 12
Wayne Gretzky & Wilt Chamberlain both played this position, though in different sports
    $400 5
Found in Snickers, it's actually a legume; you eat the seed that's in a pod
    $400 2
About 4 million Canadians are unilingual speakers of this language
    $600 21
(Warren Buffett delivers the clue.) This is the worst investment you can have, because it's worth less over time; but keep some on hand so you can sleep at night
    $600 18
"est." (little e) stands for estimated; "Est." (big E) is this country
    $600 13
Georges Vezina (of trophy fame) & Briana Scurry both played this position, though in different sports
    $600 6
It's really a low-pitched oboe & what it has to do with Britain, no one is sure
    $600 3
As you might expect, Yucatec is a Mayan language spoken in Belize & Mexico on this peninsula
    $600 24
It's the new 30: quadraginta
    $800 22
(Warren Buffett delivers the clue.) Stay away from this, the use of borrowed funds for speculation; you can't go broke if you don't owe anybody money
    $800 26
Res. can stand for a reservation or this type of body of water
    $800 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew illustrates a football play on the monitor.) In a 4-3 defense, a linebacker can drift back in coverage, enabling players like Troy Polamalu at the strong type of this position, to blitz the quarterback
    $800 7
The head of this second-largest North American bird of prey is covered with white feathers, not just skin
    $800 9
Nunavut means "our land" in the language of these people
    $800 28
I'm sorry, Dave: duo milia et unum
    $1000 23
(Warren Buffett delivers the clue.) If you're a passive investor, you're fine with this type of fund that gets its name because it tracks an aggregation, such as the S&P 500
    $1000 27
Pk. is park; to get an abbreviation for a scenic road, add these 2 letters
    $1000 15
In major league baseball, when the ball is put in play only this player may be in foul territory
    $1000 8
Even the OED is stumped as to how this pancreatic delicacy got its name
    $1000 11
Nahuatl, Mexico's second-most widely spoken language, is also known by the name of this pre-Columbian people
    $1000 25
You're accountable for your actions now: duodeviginti

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

Stephanie Matt Jennifer
$5,000 $2,200 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Stephanie Matt Jennifer
$6,600 $5,800 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

COMPLETELY BASSLESS
RUMORS
MEASURING DEVICES
THE EDICT OF NANCY
PREHISTORIC TIMES
THE LAST "DROP"
    $400 8
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek's left hand was all the bass Jim Morrison needed backing him up in this band
    $400 6
A saying attributed to Henry Ward Beecher is that "rumor has winged feet like" this Roman god
    $400 21
A lactometer measures the specific gravity of this liquid
    $400 11
She was the chair of the California Democratic Party, 1981-1983
    $400 26
The procoptodon, a 450-pound one of these, jumped all over Australia during the Pleistocene Epoch
    $400 1
A saline lacrimal secretion
    $800 9
This group, Jack on guitar & Meg on drums, broke up in 2011
    $800 7
George Eliot wrote that gossip is this "that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it"
    $800 22
A creepmeter doesn't measure how weird your date is but the movement of these cracks between quakes
    $800 12
One of the mysteries featuring her is "The Halloween Hoax"`
    $800 27
These early humans of Europe are the first known to bury their dead & may have placed flowers on their graves
    $800 2
To stand within the overhang of a building to hear something you shouldn't
    $1200 10
Patrick Carney & Dan Auerbach make up this blues-rock duo whose name is even musical
    $1200 16
This Stephen Crane story says, "The army awakened, and began to tremble with eagerness at the noise of rumors"
    $1200 23
The device seen here is used to take a reading of this
    $1200 13
She's the voice of Nelson, Ralph Wiggum & Bart Simpson
    $1200 28
The iguanadon was named because these body parts resembled those of an iguana
    $1200 3
Goody goody! It's this kind of candy made from corn syrup & gelatin
    $1600 19
The name of this guitarist precedes "Blues Explosion" in a bassless '90s trio
    DD: $2,000 17
This mischievous Shakespeare character says, "I jest to Oberon... and sometime lurk I in a gossip's bowl"
    $1600 24
In 1450 Italian architect Leon Alberti invented the first mechanical one of these to measure wind speed
    $1600 14
She lived with Sid Vicious in the Chelsea Hotel & died there
    DD: $1,000 29
During the Chalcolithic period, 4,000-6,000 years ago, this metal became the first used for tools & weapons
    $1600 4
Let me set the stage for you; it's the rear curtain of a stage setting
    $2000 20
This triple-talk band makes do with drums, guitar & the vocals of Karen O
    $2000 18
"If you haven't got anything nice to say... come sit next to me" was a motto of this daughter of Teddy Roosevelt
    $2000 25
The hair type of this instrument uses human hair to measure relative humidity
    $2000 15
In "Oliver Twist", Nancy is his girlfriend
    $2000 5
To describe a moment of utter silence, these four words follow "You could have..."

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Stephanie Matt Jennifer
$14,400 $8,200 $6,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

OSCAR NOMINEES
One of his first Oscar nominations was for Best Actor; none of his 22 other Oscar nominations was for acting

Final scores:

Stephanie Matt Jennifer
$8,800 $1 $4,399
5-day champion: $98,970 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Stephanie Matt Jennifer
$15,000 $5,600 $6,600
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $27,200

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