Responses for show #5729 - Thursday, July 2, 2009

Contestants

Nelson Jesudas, an electrical engineer from Chandler, Arizona

Shima Majidi, a copyright attorney from New York, New York

Nina Ginocchio, a school librarian from Park Ridge, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $44,200)

Jeopardy! Round responses

LITERATURE IN THE 1800s
COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUOTES
TASTY AD SLOGANS
I'M FUNEMPLOYED
MEDICAL PREFIXES & SUFFIXES
RHYMELESS WORDS
(Alex: Each correct response does not rhyme with any other word.)
    $200 17
The Red Badge of Courage

Shima
    $200 23
Ohio State

Nina
    $200 1
Folgers

Shima
    $200 16
a fashion stylist

Shima
    $200 6
-ectomy

Nina
    $200 11
a gulf

Nina
    $400 18
[Laughter at Nina's correct response, since she disclosed in her first contestant interview that she had a Pinocchio collection]

Pinocchio

Nina
    $400 24
Knute Rockne

Nina
    $400 2
Subway

Shima
    $400 19
roller coasters

Nina
    $400 7
colo-

Triple Stumper
    $400 12
a kiln

Nina
    $600 26
Hans Christian Andersen

Nelson
    $600 25
Goliath

Shima
    $600 3
Kix

Nina
    $600 20
beer

Nelson
    $600 8
-pathic

Shima
    $600 13
the Fifth

Nina
    $800 27
(Shima: Who is Rumi?)
...
(Alex: Rubaiyat of [*].)

Omar Khayyam

Shima
Triple Stumper
    $800 29
Bobby Bowden

Nelson
    $800 4
Lay's

Nelson
    $800 21
a cruise director

Triple Stumper
    $1,200 9
(Shima: What is...)
(Alex: Say something. No?)
(Shima: No.)

-algia

Shima
    $800 14
a wolf

Nina
    $1000 28
The Turn of the Screw

Shima
    $1000 30
(Nina: [Whispers] I knew it.)
(Alex: All right. $3,800 for Nelson. Who knew that?) Did you know that, Nina? But you didn't ring in.)
(Nina: I didn't know it in time.)
(Alex: Ah.)

Lou Holtz

Triple Stumper
    $1000 5
Hebrew National

Nelson
    $1000 22
(Nina: What is the Smithsonian?)
...
(Alex: It's a magazine that I've been associated with for many years--the [*].)

National Geographic

Nina
Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
blood

Nina
    $1000 15
the cusp

Triple Stumper

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

Nina Shima Nelson
$3,800 $0 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Shima Nelson
$4,200 $1,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

THE STATE'S POSTAL ABBREVIATION
(Alex: Each response is the full name of a U.S. state. Just so you know.)
MARK ANTONY
CRY
HAVOC
(Alex: And, of course, let slip...)
THE "DOG"S
OF WAR
    $400 6
(Nelson: What is Massachusetts?)

Pennsylvania

NinaNelson
    $400 20
(Shima: What is Caesar?)

a god

Shima
Triple Stumper
    $400 12
Love Story

Nina
    $400 17
avalanches

Nelson
    $400 1
"Hound Dog"

Nelson
    $400 9
a shotgun

Nina
    $800 7
Delaware

Nelson
    $800 21
Octavius

Nelson
    $800 13
Field of Dreams

Nelson
    $800 18
a tsunami

Shima
    $800 2
the doghouse

Shima
    $800 24
land mines

Nina
    $1200 8
Kansas

Shima
    $1,500 22
(Alex: [*] is right, yes, with Cleopatra.)
...
(Alex: A minute to go, approximately.)

Egypt

Nelson
    $1200 14
Life Is Beautiful

Nina
    $1200 19
(Alex: No one wants to venture. You had a choice of [*] and Cambridge. The correct response is [*].)

Oxford

Triple Stumper
    $1200 3
(Nina: What is a guard dog?)
(Alex: [Looking to judges] Guard dog? No.)

a watchdog

NinaNelson
    $1200 25
the AK-47

Triple Stumper
    $1600 10
Illinois

Nina
    $1600 15
Marley & Me

Nina
    $1600 26
Hong Kong

Nina
    $1600 4
dogface

Triple Stumper
    $2000 11
Rhode Island

Nina
    $2000 23
Cicero

Nina
    $2000 16
The Notebook

Shima
    $2000 27
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

St. Petersburg

Triple Stumper
    $700 5
[Nelson mouths words.]
(Alex: Nelson?)
(Nelson: I got nothing.)
...
(Alex: We've had some tough Daily Doubles for some reason this week.)

a boondoggle

Nelson

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Shima Nelson
$15,000 $5,600 $8,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

U.S. TRANSPORTATION HISTORY
(Alex: When it first came out, it was a square shape, not the familiar shape we know today.)
ShimaWhat is a stopsign?
$3,001
NelsonWhat isa Stop Sign ?
$3,200
NinaWhat is a fender?
$2,500
a stop sign

Final scores:

Nina Shima Nelson
$12,500 $8,601 $11,800
3-day champion: $56,700 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Nina Shima Nelson
$15,000 $6,800 $9,000
21 R,
2 W
11 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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