Show #6124 - Thursday, April 7, 2011

Christopher Short game 5.


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Helen Hostetter, a homemaker from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Mickey McLaurin, a research and grants administrator from Oxford, Mississippi

Christopher Short, a pub trivia editor from Crawfordsville, Indiana (whose 4-day cash winnings total $65,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You'll join Kelly and me in that part of the world.)
(Alex: You have to identify the film.)
(Alex: We'll give you some famous initials. You identify the entity for us.)
    $200 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Galapagos in Ecuador.) With its fragile ecosystem in danger from events like a 2001 oil tanker wreck, the Galapagos turned to energy sources like this; 3 turbines for it were installed in 2007
    $200 2
Jasmine, a princess
    $200 19
In the 1950s Paul Revere's ride was depicted on signs for this state's I-90 turnpike
    $200 12
    $200 11
Della Falls on this British Columbia island is named for the wife of Joe Drinkwater, who discovered it in 1899
    $200 1
From 1934 to 1938 it was "home" to gangster Al Capone
    $400 25
(Alex Trebek gives the clue from Galapagos in Ecuador.) From June to November here in the Galapagos, the south equatorial current encourages the rich growth of this, the collective name for nonmotile marine organisms
    $400 3
Mr. Smee, a first mate
    $400 20
Starting in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the Inter-American Highway is a 3,400-mile section of this network of highways
    $400 13
    $400 17
This natl. park's Ribbon Falls is also known as "Virgin's Tears", while its Silver Strand Falls is "Widow's Tears"
    $400 7
This American Indian empire had a 365-day solar calendar that consisted of 18 months of 20 days plus 5 extra days
    $600 26
With their fins a Chinese delicacy, these are in danger in the Galapagos, upsetting the ecological balance
    $600 4
Mike Wazowski, friend to James P. "Sully" Sullivan
    $600 21
First used in 1821, this Old West trail connected Missouri with New Mexico
    $600 14
    $600 18
Waihilau Falls in this island's Waimanu Valley has a single drop of almost a half mile
    $600 8
In the Bible this husband of Ruth was the great grandfather of King David
    $800 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Galapagos in Ecuador.) As Darwin's finches remove parasites from the tortoises, two of the best-known creatures of the Galapagos display this mutually helpful arrangement, from the Greek for "living together"
    $800 5
Stromboli, a puppet-show proprietor
    $800 22
This road was named for the Roman official who began its construction in 312 B.C.
    $800 15
    DD: $1,000 29
France's tallest waterfall, Gavarnie Falls, is fed by a Spanish lake in this mountain range
    $800 9
The title of this 1969 Alfred Hitchcock film comes from the code name of a French spy ring
    $1000 28
(Alex Trebek gives the clue from Galapagos in Ecuador.) The flightless cormorant is native to & found only in the Galapagos Islands; it is said to be this to the islands; it's from the Greek "endemos", which means native
    $1000 6
Timothy Q. Mouse, friend of the title character
    $1000 23
This San Francisco waterfront road runs from the Giants' Stadium to Pier 39
    $1000 16
    $1000 30
At 3,110 feet, Tugela Falls in this country's Kwazulu-Natal province is the world's second highest
    $1000 10
An area called Nagorno-Karabakh has long been a source of dispute between this country & its neighbor Armenia

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Christopher Mickey Helen
$1,000 $3,800 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Christopher Mickey Helen
$5,400 $3,400 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each response will be two words--exactly the same, except one will be missing the letter U.)
    $400 1
Nubuck is a type of this; you might see a Harley owner wearing a nubuck jacket
    $400 8
Leaving no heir, she was the last Tudor monarch
    $400 16
This brand that is synonymous with cowboy hats also makes cowboy boots
    $400 21
A 747 running over the 26 bones, including 14 phalanges, in this body part
    $400 26
On Nov. 27, 2000 this man who conceded early in 1996 wrote "Why Gore Should Concede"
    $400 3
It's a British unit of currency; knock "U" out & you get a small body of water
    $800 2
The 7,000-year-old sculpture Adonis of Zschernitz, discovered in 2003, is made of this earthy stuff
    $800 9
Leaving no heir, she was the last Stuart monarch
    $800 17
This word precedes "-back" in the name of a type of pumps
    $800 22
A 105-mph fastball to this 8-letter lower end of the backbone that may fuse with the sacrum
    $800 27
In November of 2010 Nicholas Kristof advocated this economic practice, such as lending a small sum to buy a rickshaw
    $800 4
Something that discharges water; without the "U", it's a small stain
    $1200 13
If you were publishing a codex 2,000 years ago, you could go with vellum or this coarser sheepskin material
    $1200 10
In 978 he became "The Martyr"; don't confuse him with "The Confessor"
    $1200 18
This brand's top-sider has been an American favorite since 1935
    $1200 23
The Incredible Hulk clapping you on the deltoid muscle that covers this joint
    $1200 28
"Fight the Philistines" was Anthony Lewis' 1990 column defending federal funding of this aesthetic body
    $1200 5
This person is an originator; take out "U" & you get how "absence makes the heart grow"
    $1600 14
Meaning "made up of layers", this type of flooring can impersonate wood or stone at a lower cost
    $1600 11
She is the most recent who was not the child of a monarch
    $1600 19
There are slip-ons, slippers & these backless shoes whose name tells you how they slip on
    $1600 24
A sledgehammer to this insulin-producing organ; the duodenum loops around it & both hate being hit by a sledgehammer
    $1600 6
A parasitic insect; remove the "U" to find a word meaning "to suffer defeat"
    DD: $2,000 15
In the 1930s Marvin Camras developed modern sound recording using this material before turning to tape
    $2000 12
The IV of his name, in 1830 he became the oldest to ascend the throne
    $2000 20
This brand says its Shape-Ups line can increase muscle activity
    $2000 25
A bowling ball to this 3-pound reddish brown filtering organ that consists of 4 lobes
    $2000 29
In a 1976 piece this former prime minister of her country stated simply, "We Dispossessed No Arabs"
    DD: $2,000 7
It can mean strong influence; knock out the "U" & you've blocked the flow of blood

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Christopher Mickey Helen
$13,400 $11,800 $7,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Frost remarked that this is what gets "lost in translation"

Final scores:

Christopher Mickey Helen
$2,400 $1,598 $2
5-day champion: $68,399 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Christopher Mickey Helen
$15,200 $11,800 $7,800
24 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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Game tape date: 2010-12-01
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