Responses for show #5723 - Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ask Alex #22: Book.

Contestants

Cyn Mayo, a high school librarian from Columbus, Ohio

Alex Fineman, an agent's assistant originally from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania

James Erwin, a writer from Des Moines, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,999)

Jeopardy! Round responses

OPERA CROSSWORD CLUES
SPORTS NET
THE HELOISE WITH YOU
LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN FRANCE
"BOT" OF COURSE
    $200 14
Barber

James
    $200 4
badminton

James
    $200 8
dentures

Cyn
    $200 15
clouds

James
    $200 16
Marseilles

James
    $200 1
a botanist

Cyn
    $400 22
"Cinderella"

Cyn
    $400 6
volleyball

James
    $400 9
the first

Cyn
    $400 21
the Sun

Alex
    $400 17
cheese

James
    $400 2
Botswana

Cyn
    $1,600 23
(Alex: The opera is William Tell.)

an apple

Cyn
    $600 11
table tennis

Alex
    $600 10
keys (on your computer keyboard)

Alex
    $600 26
a B-2

James
    $600 18
Napoléon

James
    $600 3
a bottleneck

Alex
    $800 24
Amahl

Cyn
    $800 12
water polo

Alex
    $800 29
sardines

Alex
    $800 27
fireworks

Cyn
    $800 19
Luxembourg

James
    $800 5
botulism

Alex
    $1000 25
Gotterdammerung

James
    $1000 13
(Cyn: What's jai alai?)
(James: What is lacrosse?)

basketball

JamesCyn
Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
fleas

Alex
    $1000 28
a falcon

Alex
    $1000 20
[No applause for James's run of the category]

a nuclear power

James
    $1000 7
Botticelli

Cyn

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

James Alex Cyn
$0 $3,400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Alex Cyn
$4,600 $6,600 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

AMERICAN POETRY
PARTS OF THE WHOLE
ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS
JOHNNY CASH
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
RING OF "FIRE"
    $400 11
(James: What is a fence?)

a wall

James
Triple Stumper
    $400 16
a castle

James
    $400 21
(Norman) Rockwell

Cyn
    $400 2
(Alex Fineman: What is the [*]?)

Man in Black

Alex
    $400 26
Sacramento

Alex
    $400 4
a fire drill

Cyn
    $800 12
Longfellow

James
    $800 17
a grandfather clock

Alex
    $800 22
Gauguin

Cyn
    $800 3
Stars and Stripes

James
    $800 27
license plates

James
    $800 5
a fire hydrant

Alex
    $1200 13
Archibald MacLeish

James
    $1200 18
a lamp

Triple Stumper
    $1200 23
Paul Cézanne

Triple Stumper
    $1200 6
"A Boy Named Sue"

James
    $1200 28
(Cyn: What's Alcatraz?)

San Quentin

Cyn
Triple Stumper
    $1200 1
a firewall

Alex
    $4,000 14
a raisin

James
    $1600 19
a sewing machine

James
    $1600 24
N.C. Wyeth

Cyn
    $3,000 8
"Jackson"

Alex
    $1600 29
(Timothy) Leary

Alex
    $1600 7
firewalking

Alex
    $2000 15
Sylvia Plath

Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
a figure skate

Alex
    $2000 25
Edward Gorey

James
    $2000 9
The Highwaymen

Triple Stumper
    $2000 30
(James: Who's Cleary?)

Eldridge Cleaver

JamesCyn
    $2000 10
Firearms

James

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Alex Cyn
$17,000 $18,400 $8,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

EXPLORERS
(Alex Trebek: This famous--famous explorer got to where he wanted to go but he wasn't the first.)
...
(Alex Trebek: [*] and his quest to be the first to reach the South Pole. He died.)
CynWho is Amund
$8,799
JamesWho is Peary?
$1,401
AlexWho is Sir Edmund Hillary
$15,601
Robert Scott

Final scores:

James Alex Cyn
$15,599 $2,799 $1
2-day champion: $22,598 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

James Alex Cyn
$14,600 $17,000 $7,800
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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