Show #6592 - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Contestants

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Bill Hawkins, a hotel concierge from New York, New York

Laurel Schultz, a physical scientist from Durham, North Carolina

Michael Ellis, a law clerk for a federal judge from Hilliard, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

TASTE BUDS
NEWSWORTHY
STUPID ANSWERS
BASEBALL BITS
I NEED A "BREAK"
(Alex: Those five letters will come up in each response.)
LET'S GO TO TAHITI
    $200 21
Roy Allen partnered with Frank Wright to sell this soft drink, hence the A&W brand name
    $200 30
This won't be a popular first name for a while in the eastern U.S., devastated by the hurricane of that name in Oct. 2012
    $200 11
It was established by an act of Congress in 1800 as a reference library for Congress
    $200 1
When this city's MLB team wins a game, the Jolly Roger is raised
    $200 2
You should've seen my spinning headstand in this style that emerged in the '70s
    $200 19
The island of Tahiti consists of the ancient eroded cones of 2 of these, Nui & Iti
    $400 22
Monsieur Grey & Monsieur Poupon developed their mustard in this French city
    $400 15
In March 2011 the U.N. protected Libyan civilians by setting up this aerial exclusion zone
    $400 12
Wes Moore wrote the bestseller "The Other" him: "One Name, Two Fates"
    $400 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows us a diagram of a baseball diamond.) On a scorecard, if a batter hits a double we mark the lines from home plate to second base and write 2B. If we mark the first line and write HBP, it indicates the player reached first base in this way.
    $400 3
In ice hockey, it's when a player with the puck moves in alone on the goalie
    $400 26
It's the official language of Tahiti & of the autonomous region to which it belongs
    $600 23
These 2 junior high buddies split the cost of a $5 correspondence course on ice-cream making from Penn State
    $600 16
This company with "Space" in its name made news with the first commercial vehicle to visit the International Space Station
    $600 13
A top 10 hit by Wang Chung says, "Everybody have fun tonight, everybody" these 2 words "tonight"
    $600 5
240-pound Pablo "Kung Fu Panda" Sandoval hit .500 as this team swept the World Series in 2012
    $600 8
To an actor, this menacing phrase actually expresses hopes for success
    $600 27
Called va'a in the native tongue, a sport using the outrigger variety of this is a major sport in Tahiti
    DD: $2,000 24
M&M's were named for Bruce Murrie & his partner, this candy "M"aker
    $800 17
"There is no place for dictatorship", said this new Egyptian president soothingly as protests swelled in 2012
    $800 14
This university is located in Hyde Park, on the south side of Chicago
    $800 6
In 1971 the Hall of Fame set up a committee to select inductees from these leagues
    $800 9
These days a home's fuse box usually holds these, not fuses; go ahead & reset it, honey!
    $800 28
A Tahitian variety of this ice cream flavoring that's derived from a flower is world famous
    $1000 25
Last names of the 2 gents who started making a sauce for meats in Worcester, England in the early 1800s
    $1000 18
In 2012 the ICC, this body in the Netherlands, returned the first verdict in its 10-year existence (Lubanga: Guilty!)
    $1000 20
It's a sheet or sponge cake spread with jelly & whipped cream & rolled up
    $1000 7
In 2010 a rookie for this team inspired restaurants to create "Strasburgers"
    $1000 10
This proverb involving a breakfast dish means sometimes to create, you have to destroy
    $1000 29
His 1847 novel "Omoo" calls Tahiti "a fairy world, all fresh and blooming from the hand of the creator"

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

Michael Laurel Bill
$3,200 $3,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Laurel Bill
$8,200 $7,000 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS
2-LETTER WORDS
"DE" BEST PEOPLE
ALL-TIME 100 SONGS
(Alex: Then we want Time magazine's top 100 popular songs since its 1923 founding.)
DAUGHTERS IN MYTHOLOGY
(Alex: And finally, a tribute to Wheel of Fortune...)
I'D LIKE TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE... FAST!
    $400 1
In 1959 NYC's Coronet Theatre was renamed to honor this "Iceman Cometh" dramatist
    $400 11
This interjection dates from the 15th century & is used as a greeting in place of "hello"
    $400 6
This Oscar-winning actor played Jack Byrnes, the overprotective father, in all 3 of the Fockers films
    $400 16
Her "Bad Romance" "is an infectiously catchy dance song about all of the... messed-up feelings people have for one another"
    $400 27
Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, was the daughter of this Greek war god
    $400 22
Ex-country on the Balkan peninsula
Y _ _ _ _ L _ _ _ _
    DD: $2,500 2
"Glengarry Glen Ross", about desperate real estate salesmen, won him a Pulitzer
    $800 12
Title of the Peter Gabriel album with the hits "Big Time" & "Sledgehammer"
    $800 7
In 1541 this Spanish explorer & his men reached Arkansas, still looking for gold
    $800 17
"Thanks to... 'Wayne's World', it can be hard to take" this Queen song "seriously"
    $800 26
Not surprisingly, Thrud, the daughter of this Norse god, has a name meaning "strength" or "might"
    $800 24
In 465 BC a group of Persian nobles murdered this ruler
X _ _ X _ _
    $1200 3
He got the title for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" from graffiti scrawled on a mirror in a New York saloon
    $1200 13
Familial word before "Bell" in an alternate name for AT&T
    $1200 8
This director of "The Ten Commandments" was a founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
    $1200 18
"This haunting... hit from Sinead O'Connor's 1990 album... is a case of right song, right singer, right time"
    $1200 20
Trying to win her love, Apollo gave this daughter of King Priam the gift of prophecy
    $1200 28
This type of theatrical entertainment could present twenty or more acts on a single bill
V _ U _ _ V _ _ _ _
    $1600 4
His plays include "True West": his acting credits include "Crimes of the Heart" & "All the Pretty Horses"
    $1600 14
Superman was born into this family on the planet Krypton
    $1600 9
In the 1950s this American heart surgeon pioneered aneurysm repair
    $1600 19
This Bee Gees tune "is an anthem to perseverance... all of a sudden, you're not strolling. You're strutting"
    $1600 23
These 9 daughters of Zeus & Mnemosyne presided over the arts & sciences
    $1600 29
It originates in Qinghai province, about 16,000 feet above sea level
_ _ _ G _ Z _
_ _ V _ _
    $2000 5
In 1954 he revised his 1936 play "The Merchant of Yonkers" as "The Matchmaker"
    $2000 15
This style of art dates from the mid-1960s & uses geometric shapes & brilliant colors
    $2000 10
Most of this French author's 250 short stories, including "Ball of Fat", were written in the 1880s
    DD: $5,000 21
This 1939 tune is "often considered the greatest movie song of all time, but it almost didn't make it into the final cut"
    $2000 25
Hera had the same parents as her brother & husband Zeus: Rhea & this Titan
    $2000 30
As the morning and evening star, this mesoamerican deity was the symbol of death and resurrection
Q _ _ _ Z _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Laurel Bill
$21,800 $22,400 $8,700

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHIC MATH
North America's 3 mainland countries have a total of 91 states & provinces; Mexico has this many states

Final scores:

Michael Laurel Bill
$2,202 $800 $17,400
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $17,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michael Laurel Bill
$20,600 $19,400 $7,000
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $47,000

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