Responses for show #5984 - Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kara Spak game 1.

Contestants

Kara Spak, a newspaper reporter from Chicago, Illinois

DJ Schepker, a Ph.D. student in business from Lenexa, Kansas

Russ Porter, a water systems engineer from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,001)

Jeopardy! Round responses

MODERN FICTION
NO. 1 "LOVE" SONGS
FADS
2-WORD SCIENCE TERMS
ALCOHOLICS EPONYMOUS
STARTS & ENDS WITH "T"
    $200 26
Sophie's Choice

Kara
    $200 16
(DJ: What is "Love Potion No. 9"?)

"The Power Of Love"

DJKara
    $200 21
a Snuggie

DJ
    $200 1
a space station

DJ
    $200 10
(Russ: What is rum?)
(Kara: What is bourbon?)
(DJ: What is whiskey?)

gin

RussDJKara
Triple Stumper
    $200 15
a tablet

Kara
    $400 7
"Love Will Keep Us Together"

Russ
    $400 22
jeans

Russ
    $400 2
an optical illusion

Russ
    $400 11
Johnnie Walker

DJ
    $400 17
a tenement

Kara
    $600 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Memoirs of a Geisha

Triple Stumper
    $600 6
"Love Child"

Kara
    $600 23
(Alex: Minute to go.)

a dance marathon

Kara
    $600 3
[Kara pauses after saying "static" and completes the response just after Alex says "no".]

static electricity

Kara
    $600 12
Jim Beam

DJ
    $600 18
a trinket

Kara
    $800 28
(Russ: Who is Tom Clancy?)

John le Carré

Russ
Triple Stumper
    $800 5
"Love Train"

Kara
    $800 24
Bratz

Kara
    $800 8
summer solstice

Russ
    $800 13
Jack Daniels

DJ
    $800 19
a torrent

Russ
    $1000 27
The Lovely Bones

Kara
    $1000 4
[Kara pauses after saying "The Love" and then completes the response.]
(Alex: You have a tendency, I've observed in just two responses, of giving abbreviated responses. Be careful, Kara.)

"The Love You Save May Be Your Own"

Kara
    $1000 25
Tamagotchi

DJ
    $1,600 9
the Southern Cross

Russ
    $1000 14
Captain Morgan

DJ
    $1000 20
the tangent

Russ

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Russ DJ Kara
$3,000 $1,000 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Russ DJ Kara
$4,400 $3,800 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

ONE HOT TOWN
MYTHOLOGICAL MASHUPS
MNEMONICS
REBEL YELL
EYES WITHOUT A FACE
BILLY IDLE
    $400 2
Nevada

Kara
    $400 26
the Minotaur

Kara
    $400 1
the Great Lakes

Kara
    $400 16
India

DJ
    $400 25
Bette Davis

Kara
    $400 11
Billy Martin

Russ
    $800 3
Massachusetts

DJ
    $800 27
the sphinx

Kara
    $800 12
the planets

DJ
    $800 17
Chechnya

DJ
    $800 22
(Vanessa) Williams

Kara
    $800 7
Billy the Kid

Russ
    $1200 4
Phoenix

Russ
    $1200 28
(Kara: What is a minotaur?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds]

a centaur

RussKara
    $1200 13
(Russ: What is [*], family, genus, species?)
(Alex: Didn't need all of them.)

order

Russ
    $3,000 18
(DJ: What is Honduras?)
(Alex: No. Sandinistas in [*].)

Nicaragua

DJ
    $1200 21
Audrey Hepburn

DJ
    $1200 8
Billy Graham

Russ
    $1600 5
Palm Springs

DJ
    $1600 14
(Alex: That would be [*], starting with 50, 100...)

Roman numerals

Triple Stumper
    $1600 19
Chiapas

Kara
    $1600 23
(DJ: Who is De Niro?)
...
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

(Sylvester) Stallone

DJKara
    $1600 9
Billy Carter

Russ
    $2000 6
New Hampshire

Kara
    $2000 15
the Seven Wonders of the World

Kara
    $2000 20
(Russ: What is the Shay rebellion?)

Nathaniel Bacon

Russ
Triple Stumper
    $2000 24
Renée Zellweger

Kara
    $2000 10
Billy Mitchell

Russ

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Russ DJ Kara
$12,000 $4,800 $18,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

POETRY
DJWhat is the midnight ride of Paul Revere?
$1,500
RussWhat is Paul Revere's Ride?
$7,000
KaraWhat is the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
$6,001
"Paul Revere's Ride"

Final scores:

Russ DJ Kara
$19,000 $6,300 $24,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $24,001

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Russ DJ Kara
$11,400 $7,800 $18,000
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,200

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