Responses for show #5866 - Monday, March 1, 2010

Contestants

Amy Tyszkiewicz, a Ph.D. student in chemical biology from Sayreville, New Jersey

Anne Damon, a box office manager from Medford, Massachusetts

Ben Auer, a law clerk from Savannah, Georgia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $36,810)

Jeopardy! Round responses

MARCH 1
ROLLING STONE'S 20 MOST ANNOYING SONGS
3 OF A KIND
MULTIPLE DIAGNOSES
ATTACK OF THE TAX
JUST HIT "PLAY"
    $200 6
Salem (Mass.)

Ben
    $200 26
(Alex: Yes, with less than a minute.)

the Spice Girls

Ben
    $200 21
cheeses

Amy
    $200 11
a stiff neck

Ben
    $200 16
the income tax

Ben
    $200 1
a player piano

Amy
    $400 7
Wikipedia

Ben
    $400 27
(Anne: What is "I Will Go On"?)

"My Heart Will Go On"

BenAnne
    $400 22
(Ben: What are westerns?)
...
(Alex: Yes. The Quiet Man was not a western.)

John Wayne movies

BenAnne
    $400 12
sweat

Amy
    $400 17
property

Amy
    $400 2
Play-Doh

Anne
    $600 8
the Articles of Confederation

Ben
    $600 28
"Macarena"

Ben
    $1,000 23
(Anne: What are organizations?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; reversed before Double Jeopardy! when the researchers found out that Lyra, Mensa, Draco are the names of organizations as well]

constellations

Anne
    $600 13
anemia

Amy
    $600 18
capital gains

Amy
    $600 3
instant replay

Ben
    $800 9
Puerto Rico

Triple Stumper
    $800 29
(Ben: What is "Beautiful"?)

"You're Beautiful"

BenAmy
    $800 24
Kings of England

Ben
    $800 14
your hearing

Amy
    $800 19
a sales tax

Amy
    $800 4
airplay

Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
Venus

Amy
    $1000 30
"Thong Song"

Ben
    $1000 25
pirates

Triple Stumper
    $1000 15
(Alex: Good, you're very good with these diagnoses. You should consider medicine as a career. But right now, you can relax, because we're taking our first break for these messages.)

strep throat

Amy
    $1000 20
(Alex: You know your taxes. Well done, young lady.)
[Applause for Amy's near-run of the category]

a poll tax

Amy
    $1000 5
play possum

Ben

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

Ben Anne Amy
$3,000 $400 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Anne Amy
$5,000 $1,400 $7,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

20th CENTURY FOX HISTORY
RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHY
HODGE PODGE
GOING TO THE LOO-VRE
COMPLETES THE POETRY LINE
"RR" CROSSING
    $400 6
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Anne
    $400 14
Stalingrad

Anne
    $400 11
the eye

Amy
    $400 10
Napoléon Bonaparte

Triple Stumper
    $400 1
day

Triple Stumper
    $400 17
a surrey

Ben
    $800 7
Mel Brooks

Anne
    $800 18
a steppe

Ben
    $800 22
Louisiana

Amy
    $800 2
a star

Anne
    $800 12
a torrent

Amy
    $2,400 8
Australia

Anne
    $1200 19
(Anne: What is the Urals?)
(Ben: What are the "Cacaucus"?)
(Alex: [Correcting pronunciation] [*], yes.)
[Alex's ruling on Ben's faulty pronunciation was later reversed before the Daily Double at clue 24.]

the Caucasus

BenAnne
Triple Stumper
    $1200 23
(Ben: Who are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?)

the X-Men

BenAmy
    $1200 3
forests (forest accepted)

Anne
    $1200 13
a Derringer

Ben
    $1600 9
Tora! Tora! Tora!

Amy
    $1600 20
Lake Baikal

Ben
    $3,000 24
Tony Blair

Amy
    $1600 4
the human breast

Triple Stumper
    $1600 15
ferrous

Amy
    $2000 26
(Anne: Who is Pancho Villa?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Viva Zapata!

Anne
Triple Stumper
    $2000 21
(Anne: What is Kamchatka?)

Sakhalin

Anne
Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
(Thomas) Hardy

Anne
    $2000 5
(Alex: Guess what? No more poetry!)

Sam McGee

Triple Stumper
    $2000 16
terrine

Anne

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Anne Amy
$6,600 $6,200 $17,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

NOTORIOUS
AnneWho is Lizzie Borden?
$6,000
BenWho is Lizzie Borden?
$5,801
AmyWho is
$3,000
Lizzie Borden

Final scores:

Ben Anne Amy
$12,401 $12,200 $14,200
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $14,200

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ben Anne Amy
$6,600 $4,600 $15,800
16 R,
4 W
11 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $27,000

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