Show #5317 - Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Nick Swezey game 2.


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Aaron Shapiro, a graduate student from Baldwin, New York

Tim Lesle, a freelance journalist from San Francisco, California

Nick Swezey, a publisher from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $32,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

"V" ME
    $200 8
Ben Franklin flew a kite & invented the lightning rod
    $200 3
Lightning McQueen crashes into Radiator Springs in this "racy" 2006 flick
    $200 1
The FBI is part of this cabinet department
    $200 13
Washington, Oregon & Idaho, collectively
    $200 23
Check out the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas in this "Alamo City" (you should probably see that, too)
    $200 18
For the absolut best cosmopolitan, use the Absolute Citron type of this liquor
    $400 9
The Impressionists exhibited their paintings for the first time
    $400 4
Elijah Wood provided the voice for Mumble, a tap-dancing penguin, in this 2006 film
    $400 2
Formerly part of the Treasury Dept., it's the bureau responsible for "booze, chews & uz-ies"
    $400 14
Space is said to be the final one
    $400 24
Lots of history to see in this tiny country that's been independent from Italy since 1929
    $400 19
This large family of snakes is identified by hollow fangs
    $600 10
London experienced its deadly "Great Fire"
    $600 5
Tom Hanks voiced 4 characters in this Christmas film that used motion-capture technology
    $600 28
The "haunted" presidential room formerly used for cabinet meetings in the White House is now known as this
    $600 15
The line that forms the apparent boundary between Earth & sky
    $600 25
The Cass County historical society is in a suburb of this North Dakota city, you betcha; some super ladies live there
    $600 20
In Catholicism, this type of minor sin doesn't deprive you of divine grace
    $800 11
Ferdinand & Isabella of Spain got married & united their kingdoms
    $800 6
In a 2001 film, aliens kidnap Earth's adults & this title boy genius leads the rescue effort
    DD: $2,000 29
The last man to serve as Secretary of this as part of the cabinet was James V. Forrestal in 1947
    $800 16
An alluvial plain of a river
    $800 26
While hobnobbing at this city's film festival, take time out for a hike up its Mont Chevalier
    $800 21
Named after "nothing", the first practical one of these appliances was invented in 1907
    $1000 12
Rodent-borne plague killed off 1/3 of Europe's population
    $1000 7
Elastigirl is living in the suburbs as Helen Parr in this action comedy
    $1000 30
So far, the list of Secretaries of this includes a Heckler, a Schweiker & a Shalala
    $1000 17
In harmony, as an effort
    $1000 27
Tour this city, birthplace of Spanish artist Barolome Murillo, & look for a good barber
    $1000 22
This adjective for a scathing comment or review literally refers to sulfuric acid

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 17):

Nick Tim Aaron
$3,000 $2,400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nick Tim Aaron
$2,600 $3,200 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each of the clues in that category will contain a highlighted word that fits in the middle of the name of a country.)
    $400 18
You can get customized gris-gris bags at the Historic Voodoo Museum on Dumaine Street in this city
    $400 6
He made his debut as Katharine Hepburn's grandson in "A Matter of Gravity" before flying high as Superman
    $400 1
His "A Moveable Feast" calls Fitzgerald's talent as natural as the pattern of the dust on a butterfly's wings
    $400 25
The recording artist now billed simply as this said, "People have so much emotion... toward the word Yoko"
    $400 13
This planet averages about 67 million miles from the sun; Earth's in the 90 millions
    $400 8
Get out your dancing shoes and cut a "rug" in this South American country
    $800 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew maps out the narrow hallway of a museum.) As this society has a long history of publishing maps & sponsoring exploration, it makes sense that maps were the theme of a major 2007 exhibit at its museum, Explorer's Hall
    $800 7
(Hi, I'm Joely Fisher.) In 1995 I made my Broadway debut as Rizzo in this musical; it's the word
    $800 2
Edgar Lee Masters wrote that this "genius from Missouri" had "affection for his fellows, yet... despised them"
    $800 26
She's the world-famous dame seen here
    $800 14
Its moon Ganymede is the largest in the solar system
    $800 9
You've "aced" the category if you know that Albania lies on the Western border of this country
    $1200 20
You can ham it up at a museum in this Virginia Town; it houses a ham cured in 1902
    $1200 23
In 2006, in her first big project since giving birth to twins, she starred on Broadway in "Three Days of Rain"
    $1200 3
T.S. Eliot wrote that this "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" author was "unhampered by any ideas"
    $1200 27
Radiation researcher Edith Quimby worked on this "project" that developed the atomic bomb
    $1200 15
The least dense planet in the solar system, it would actually float if you could find a big enough tub to put it in
    $1200 10
You'll need a lot of "gas" to drive from Androka to Ambilobe in this African island country
    $1600 21
An arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this L.A. museum teaches about bigotry & racism as well as the Holocaust
    $1600 24
(I'm Susan Lucci.) In 1999 I took aim at Broadway, I made my debut as the title sharpshooter in this musical
    DD: $2,000 4
Reviewing "An Ideal Husband", G.B. Shaw said this fellow Irishman "has the property of making his critics dull"
    $1600 28
Smashing Prince of Wales China with a hammer is one scene in "The Diana Chronicles" by this magazine editor
    $1600 16
In 2005 NASA experimented with a low-pressure greenhouse to grow plants on this carbon dioxide-rich planet
    DD: $2,500 11
I'll bet you a "ten" that this tiny country last fought in a war in 1866
    $2000 22
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in this Alabama city contains a vast collection of rockets & space memorabilia
    $2000 30
He made his debut starring opposite Natasha Richardson in "Anna Christie"; they were married soon after
    $2000 5
Byron on this poet: "Strange, the mind, that very fiery particle / Should let itself be snuff'd out by an article"
    $2000 29
Rina Messenger, Miss Universe of 1976, saw service in this country's army
    $2000 17
In 1781 it became the first planet discovered in modern times
    $2000 12
This country might "tug" at your heartstrings with its sad fado songs

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nick Tim Aaron
$13,800 $11,100 $1,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

It's an ellipse with an eccentricity of zero

Final scores:

Nick Tim Aaron
$22,201 $21,100 $1,400
2-day champion: $54,202 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nick Tim Aaron
$13,800 $15,200 $1,400
20 R,
5 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 2 DDs)
9 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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Game tape date: 2007-07-31
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