Show #6463 - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Keith Whitener game 1.

Contestants

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Deepa Zavatsky, an attorney from Princeton, New Jersey

Keith Whitener, a research chemist originally from Charlotte, North Carolina

Betsy Chisolm, a volunteer storyteller from Greeley, Colorado (whose 2-day cash winnings total $25,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE RUM DIARIES
GREAT IDEAS
BEASTLY COLLECTIVES
TV THEME SONG HITS
(Alex: You have to identify the TV show.)
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
WHICH WORD IS MIZPELED?
    $200 21
Day 1:
I wish I were still this "sweet" perennial grass, but I seem to have another destiny
    $200 1
Visually impaired Samuel Genensky came up with the idea of putting a circle or a triangle on these doors
    $200 13
Knot is the collective term for these amphibians that are not exactly the same as frogs
    $200 3
1962:
"The Ballad Of Jed Clampett" from this show
    $200 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map of the U.S. on the monitor.) In 1976, America was split straight down the middle; Jimmy Carter dominated the blue East, but the red West was solid for this man
    $200 8
You must be cognizant of misspellings in a catagory like this, otherwise you might be embarrassed
    $400 22
Day 14:
I enjoy life in the balmy air of this capital of Puerto Rico
    $400 2
The idea for the EU began in 1950 with the Schuman Plan that the coal & steel industries of France & this nation be joined
    $400 14
As well as a cast of thousands, you can have a cast of these birds of prey, like the kestrel or the peregrine
    $400 4
1995:
"I'll Be There For You"
    $400 9
It was a fallacy to believe that Jim's harassment of that badger was a singular occurrance
    $600 23
Day 24:
After distillation, I am clear & clean & am told I will gain color from aging in this customary wood
    $600 5
In the 1920s Otto Rohwedder saw the popularity of toasters & invented this device to make toasting easier
    $600 15
A group of rhinos is called this, like an unexpected meeting between two automobiles
    $600 18
1993:
"Bad Boys"
    $600 10
"You requested a vaporizer in your room?" asked the concierge. "Certainly. We can accommadate you"
    $800 24
Day 78:
I am bottled at the Bacardi factory; this mammal's image on the label is freaking me out
    $800 6
In 1879 Samuel Dodd, this wealthy man's lawyer, came up with the idea of business trusts
    $800 16
This term for a group of camels sounds like a single-file train of them stretched out across the desert
    $800 19
1976:
"Making Our Dreams Come True"
    $800 11
The governor's use of improper grammer showed a heinous disregard for knowledge & decorum
    $1000 25
Day 100:
While being mixed into a zombie, I had a great talk with this rum buddy named for a Welsh buccaneer
    DD: $500 7
In 1971 3 guys at this company first put a computer CPU on a chip
    $1000 17
A group of owls is known as this, like the Canadian legislature
    $1000 20
1981:
"Believe It Or Not"
    $1000 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map of the U.S. on the monitor.) The North & South were clearly divided in 1888, when Republican Benjamin Harrison lost the popular vote but edged out this incumbent in the Electoral College
    $1000 12
Filling out the questionnaire, the lieutenent felt nauseous; a bee had stung him in the laboratory

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Betsy Keith Deepa
-$200 $2,900 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Betsy Keith Deepa
$3,400 $4,500 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE FORMER EASTERN BLOC
COMMUNICATION
WHAT THE DICKENS!
THE 2012 OLYMPICS
THE GUNFIGHT AT...
THE "OK" CORRAL
(Alex: And each correct response in that category will begin with the letters "O-K".)
    $400 12
In August 2008 the U.S. reached an agreement to base this type of system in Poland; the Russians weren't happy
    $400 18
One of the first recorded uses of the homing type of this creature delivered Olympic results to Athenians
    $400 1
He says, "Merry Christmas! ...What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough"
    $400 11
Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius of this country is the first double-amputee Olympian
    $400 2
This plant used in Southern cooking is used in Asia to make pain-relieving poultices
    $800 13
From the monument seen here, you can tell why this Romanian city was once called "Little Paris"
    $800 19
In 1943 Galvin Manufacturing created this rhyming handheld device
    $800 3
Characters in this novel include Blathers, Brittles, Brownlow & Bumble
    $800 17
This swimmer beat Michael Phelps in the 400-meter individual medley to take the USA's first 2012 Olympic gold medal
    $800 7
In "The Grapes of Wrath", "the owners knew they were soft and" these people "strong"
    $1200 14
Many former East Germans are still said to suffer from Mauer im Kopf, this type of structure "in the head"
    $1200 28
Heliographs go back to ancient Greek soldiers who polished these to a mirror shine & used them to send messages
    DD: $2,000 4
This novel set in London & Paris was first published serially in 1859
    $1200 20
This "Flying Squirrel", a member of U.S. gymnastics' "Fab Five", won gold in individual all-around
    $1200 25
The 1881 "4 Dead in 5 Seconds" gunfight in this West Texas town took place at Keating's Saloon, not Rosa's Cantina
    $1200 8
It began in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage of Bavaria's crown prince
    DD: $2,000 15
This present-day country used to be part of a larger nation & kept the old flag seen here
    $1600 27
In 1843 Alexander Bain got a patent for the first of these machines that would scan a 2-dimensional surface
    $1600 5
The Christian name of the main guy in this novel is Philip & his family name is Pirrip
    $1600 21
He'd lost in the Wimbledon final, but this Scot thrilled the crowd by winning Olympic tennis gold
    $1600 24
There was real-life "Gunsmoke" in this Kansas city when Frank Loving shot down Levi Richardson in 1879
    $1600 9
In the wild this shy mammal lives only in the forests of the Congo
    $2000 16
Nagycenk in this country has an alley of lime trees more than 1 1/2 miles long
    $2000 26
Hieroglyphics & cuneiform are these symbols, images that stand for words or ideas
    $2000 6
Little Nell, but not the proverbial cat, dies in this 1840-41 work
    $2000 22
Though being legally blind seems like it makes this sport hard to do, Im Dong-Hyun set the Games' first world record
    $2000 23
Frank Loving finally got his in an 1882 gunfight with John Allen in Trinidad, Colorado, along this trail
    $2000 10
It's drained by the St. Mary's & Suwannee Rivers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Betsy Keith Deepa
$17,800 $12,500 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE ELEMENTS
This element was discovered extraterrestrially in 1868; it took 27 more years until someone isolated it on Earth

Final scores:

Betsy Keith Deepa
$9,000 $25,000 $7,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Betsy Keith Deepa
$19,000 $13,000 $8,600
21 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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