Show #5521 - Monday, September 15, 2008

2008 Kids Week Reunion game 1.


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Max Johansen, a senior from the University of Miami

Melanie Bruchet, a senior from Bryn Mawr

Nate Austin, a student from Hutchinson Community College

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the current husband for us.)
(Alex: Now in that syllable category, let me give you an example. If you were to take a 1-syllable word, like "are", and add an "A" to it, you would come up with this region. Correct response would be "What is area?" It's--it'll be easier than the explanation, believe me.)
    $200 11
In 1989 the fall of a wall reunited this world capital after 28 years
    $200 16
Katie Holmes
    $200 26
The Joad family sings up a storm (make that a dust storm) in the opera adapted from this Steinbeck novel
    $200 1
Strolling through the National Gallery of Australia in this capital
    $200 21
Add a letter to "rode" & you get this public exhibition of cowboy skills
    $200 6
"Precipitation" term for what you do to get a cab to pick you up
    $400 12
A touching moment for Lewis & Clark was her reunion with her brother Cameahwait
    $400 17
Demi Moore
    $400 27
Fuhgeddaboudit! The Opera Co. of this NYC borough performs in unusual venues, like people's living rooms
    $400 2
Climbing Mount Aconcagua in this Western Hemisphere mountain range
    $400 22
Add a letter to "came" to get this word for a minor acting part played by a prominent performer
    $400 7
Many schnauzers have coats described as looking like this pair of seasonings
    $600 13
In July 2008 in this country, rescued hostage Ingrid Betancourt was reunited with her kids after 6 years apart
    $600 18
Eva Longoria
    $600 28
4 sisters cavort in the March family attic in Act I of the opera based on this 1868 novel
    $600 3
Tracking my stocks on the Hang Seng index of this former Crown colony's stock exchange
    DD: $2,000 23
Add a letter to "crime" & you get this peninsula in southern Ukraine
    $600 8
In the Palauan language, sulang doesn't mean "goodbye"; it's this polite expression
    $800 14
After the Greeks captured the city of Troy, she was reunited with Menelaus
    $800 19
Mariah Carey
    $800 29
The bewitching opera based on this Arthur Miller play is set in Salem
    $800 4
Chopping down trees in Moose Jaw & Saskatoon in this province
    $800 24
Add a letter to "lien" & you get this word for a foreigner
    $800 9
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Lima Cathedral in Lima, Peru.) Here in Lima Cathedral, this ornate panel depicting the nativity scene is carved in this manner, where the sculpture projects from the background but doesn't stand freely
    $1000 15
The Republican Party reunited when the Bull Moose Party evaporated after nominating this man as president
    $1000 20
Heidi Klum
    $1000 30
If you like singing furniture--& who doesn't?--you'll love "L'enfant et les sortileges" by this "Bolero" composer
    $1000 5
Carefully paddling down this Congolese river that lends its name to a deadly virus
    $1000 25
Add a letter to "smile" & you get this figure of speech
    $1000 10
If she sells seashells in the Seychelles, you can bet that she got them from this ocean

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

Nate Melanie Max
$0 $1,600 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nate Melanie Max
$2,600 $6,000 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Unlike some of his other scary stories, "The Pit and the Pendulum" has a happy ending
    $400 1
In 2008 this team won its 17th NBA championship by defeating the Lakers
    $400 6
In the early 1960s her hairdo became fashionable with the ladies of the United States
    $400 12
A family one of these can help--not because you descend from Noah, but because births & deaths were written in it
    $400 21
It's the "R" of CPR
    $400 11
The Metropolitan Museum of Art sells earrings inspired by the shields of these mythological warrior women
    $800 27
Edna Ferber set most of her novel "Giant" in this giant state
    $800 2
In 2008 this horse failed to win the Triple Crown when he finished last in the Belmont Stakes
    $800 7
On Oct. 15, 1860 11-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y. wrote him urging him to grow a beard; he did
    $800 13
If your last name is Adams or Hamilton, you can try to track your ancestors through the DAR, this group
    $800 22
From the Latin for "to speak", this type of performer tries to keep a stiff upper (& lower) lip
    $800 17
The Pythian Games were so-named for this serpent slain by Apollo
    $1200 28
Her 1922 novel "One of Ours" tells the tale of a Nebraska farm boy who dies in WWI (Nebraska is your big clue)
    $1200 3
In 2008 this Spaniard defeated Roger Federer in the longest-ever final at Wimbledon
    $1200 8
When King George VI visited this woman & her husband in 1939, she made news by serving hot dogs
    $1200 14
A govt. database of immigration records dating from 1820 is arranged by these, like Charleston or Tacoma
    $1200 23
Usually the highest academically ranked student in a graduating class
    $1200 18
He disguised himself as a female named Pyrrha, which means "red-haired girl", not "tendon boy"
    $1600 29
Much of "The Beautiful and Damned", his 1922 novel about a self-destructive couple, now seems autobiographical
    $1600 4
In July 2008 he withdrew from the U.S. men's gymnastics Olympic team; his broken hand hadn't healed enough
    $1600 9
Before reaching the Oval Office, this bachelor president served as minister to Russia in the 1830s
    $1600 15
(Jon of the Clue Crew explains two types of charts.) On both a sprawling pedigree chart & a space-saving Ahnentafel, meaning "ancestor table", you can identify ancestors by number; this relative is number 7
    $1600 24
Formerly dementia praecox, this term does not mean a patient has more than one personality
    $1600 19
Maria Shriver created an award for women named for this Roman goddess of wisdom, seen on California's state seal
    DD: $2,000 30
"The soul selects
her own society-
shuts the door",
she wrote in her poem No. 303
    $2000 5
The Royal Report is the official e-newsletter of this hockey team
    DD: $6,600 10
His wife Frances left the White House, returned 4 years later, & may have said, "Look what they've done to the place!"
    $2000 16
Grave robbing is frowned upon; this, transferring inscriptions & artwork with a wax crayon, is fine
    $2000 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew zaps instantly across the room.) I'm simulating this futuristic method of conveying a person from place to place
    $2000 20
Homer called this woman Epicaste; Oedipus could call her his mrs., or just plain "Mom"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nate Melanie Max
$1,400 $11,600 $15,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Created in 1970 & made up of 3 arrows, the universal symbol for this was based on the Mobius strip

Final scores:

Nate Melanie Max
$1 $18,600 $23,201
3rd place: $2,500 2nd place: $5,000 Winner: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nate Melanie Max
$1,400 $12,200 $10,600
16 R,
9 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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Game tape date: 2008-08-12
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