Show #5579 - Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ben Bishop game 3.

Ask Alex #6: Memory.


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Michele Frankl, a volunteer from Hendersonville, North Carolina

Ian Gould, an actor originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ben Bishop, a student originally from Seattle, Washington (whose 2-day cash winnings total $48,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
In Tennessee Williams' play, streetcars named Desire & Cemetery run on a single track in this southern city
    $200 11
Go figure--sand usually flows through this shapely instrument for measuring time
    $200 26
Rent a streetcar for your birthday party at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in this state's East Haven
    $200 21
He honored his grandfather as he & Angelina Jolie named their boy twin Knox
    $200 16
I'd like a 1970 magnum of this champagne named for a 17th c. monk, please. $892?! I'd like a soda
    $200 1
If a star larger than 3 solar masses completely burns its nuclear fuel, theory says it'll collapse into this
    $400 7
In "The Glass Menagerie", Jim accidentally breaks the horn off this animal, the prize of Laura's collection
    $400 12
The 12th & 13th c. Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere in the Chartres Cathedral is a fine example of this
    $400 27
Rio de Janeiro's streetcars were once pulled by these animals, called asnos or burros
    $400 22
This English rocker rhymingly named his son Zowie (he's now Joey)
    $400 17
Winning $276 million in this 29-state lottery like 8 West Virginians did in 2008 wouldn't be so bad
    $400 2
This constellation represents a youth pouring water from a jar
    $600 8
The Pollitt Plantation in Mississippi is the setting of this Williams work
    $600 13
Aka spun glass, this is used in insulation & boat hulls
    $600 28
Beginning service in 1832, this city's first streetcar ran along Bowery Street
    $600 23
Moxie Crimefighter is the daughter of this taller half of a magical duo
    $600 18
I wish I had a few "A" shares of this stock, BRK-A; in September 2008 they were going for $131,000 a pop
    $600 3
Sagittarius is the archer & Sagitta is, appropriately, one of these with its brightest star at the point
    $800 9
1950 Williams play in which a truck driver has the title body art on his chest
    $800 14
From looking at P.P.G. Place in Pittsburgh, you won't be surprised that the "P.G." stands for this material
    $800 29
The first complete electric streetcar system was installed in this former Confederate capital in 1888
    $800 24
Lark Song Previn is one of this actress' 14 children
    $800 19
I want my kids to get scholarships to this California school near Palo Alto, as undergrad tuition is $36,030 a year
    DD: $1,000 4
Although Castor in Gemini is designated Alpha Geminorum, this star, Beta Geminorum, is actually brighter
    $1000 10
A defrocked priest is one of the characters at a seedy Mexican hotel in this 1961 play
    $1000 15
One of his best-known compositions is the score for the 1982 film "Koyaanisqatsi"
    $1000 30
This passionate Pasternak protagonist suffers a heart attack on a streetcar & dies
    $1000 25
Rachel Griffiths' son Banjo is named for the man who wrote this song of her native Australia
    $1000 20
Gimme gimme gimme one of these items from China; an underglaze copper-red one sold for $10 million in 2006
    $1000 5
The veil one of these in Cygnus is the remnant of a star that may have exploded 50,000 years ago

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

Ben Ian Michele
$2,800 $3,600 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Ian Michele
$6,400 $6,400 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 9
In the first Punic War, Rome conquered this island to the south, making it the first Roman province
    $400 4
In 2004 Ryoko Tani's inside leg technique brought her a second straight gold in this martial art
    $400 12
The median nerve in your arm controls your pollex, better known as this digit
    $400 24
Marzipan, used to cover or decorate cakes, is a paste made from this nut
    $400 1
After the death of Peter the Great, this former consort took up the job of empress & wasn't great
    $400 14
Financially well off
    $800 10
A quarter of a million people crowded into this largest hippodrome to watch the chariot races
    $800 5
This decathlete from Mount Kisco, N.Y. lit up Montreal's Olympic Stadium at the 1976 games
    $800 13
The vagus nerve, from the Latin for "wandering", is the longest of these 12 sets of nerves arising in the brainstem
    $800 25
To make edible flowers & ribbons, sugar can be pulled, spun or this, as in making glass
    $800 2
Fined $100 for voting in an 1873 Rochester election, she said, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty"
    $800 17
The power to affect persons or events
    $1200 11
The Curia was the meeting place of this most powerful political body in the Republic
    $1200 6
This Pittsburgh Penguins great was the captain of Canada's 2002 gold-medal hockey team
    $1200 23
When you're talking about the C8 spinal nerves, the C stands for this
    $1200 26
Good modeling chocolate has a high content of this fatty solid that comes from the seeds of the bean
    $1200 3
This witty woman who helped found the Screen Writers Guild left her estate to Martin Luther King Jr.
    $1200 18
A series of decorative grooves on an architectural column
    $1600 21
He was the first Roman emperor, & his 40-year reign marked the beginning of the Pax Romana
    $1600 7
In both '84 & '88, Greg Louganis doubled up in diving, winning gold in platform & this
    DD: $4,000 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a diagram on the monitor.) Neurons receive impulses with these structures that branch out, giving them this name from the Greek for tree
    $1600 27
This decorative flourish on a cake shares its name with the ornamental band on upholstery
    DD: $2,000 15
After hearing a song by this poetess, the Athenian ruler Solon wanted to "learn it and die"
    $1600 19
Noisemaker seen here
    $2000 22
In 330 A.D. the capital of the Roman Empire moved from Rome to this city much farther east
    $2000 8
On a sweltering July 10, 1924 this Finn set Olympic records in the 1,500 & 5,000 meters
    $2000 30
This cluster of nerves behind the stomach controls vital functions; a punch that penetrates there slows you down
    $2000 28
French for "melting", this pliable sugar mixture is rolled & used as an icing to cover cakes of any shape & size
    $2000 16
Female name given to the fossil found by Donald Johanson in Hadar, Ethiopia in 1974
    $2000 20
Adjective meaning serving no purpose, or more than is required

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Ian Michele
$20,400 $2,400 $16,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Some people in this Asian country named for a European king now want to call it by an indigenous name, Maharlika

Final scores:

Ben Ian Michele
$40,800 $0 $12,300
3-day champion: $88,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Ian Michele
$20,200 $6,400 $16,400
23 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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Game tape date: 2008-10-14
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