Show #5558 - Wednesday, November 5, 2008


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Karthik Balasubramanian, a biomedical engineer from Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

Shelly Mills, an administrative assistant from Kirkland, Washington

David Skaar, a research scientist from Raleigh, North Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $70,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 12
Fur trader James Bridger was the first non-native to visit this saline lake
    $200 1
Bad boys are turned into donkeys
    $200 11
This luxury brand uses its interlocking Gs on some of its schmancy shoes, like the Grease Platform Sandals
    $200 14
The opposite of a go-thither look would be this inviting hyphenated expression
    $200 20
6925 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles:
Hands, feet, cement... what more could you ask for?
    $200 2
A hood who's packing a rod is carrying one of these
    $400 16
The Shatt Al Arab is formed by the confluence of these 2 rivers
    $400 7
The Queen of Hearts wants to chop a little girl's head off
    $400 13
Give the devil her due--the shoes from this company named for Ms. Miuccia are heavenly
    $400 15
It's produced mainly by the corrugator muscle, which lowers & pulls together the eyebrows
    $400 21
2804 Opryland Drive in Nashville:
I'm a little bit country, & I'm a little bit... well, country, also
    $400 3
Ah! An Old French word for "elegant" evolved into this adjective that means "dazzlingly beautiful"
    $600 17
A New Deal agency created in 1933 sought to provide electricity for residents of this river's valley
    $600 8
Talking dishes & a candelabrum in an enchanted castle
    $600 28
A museum in Florence honors this footwear designer whose work is considered art
    $600 25
A sneer is defined by the raising or curling of this
    $600 22
193 Salem St. in Boston:
How to get there? Some say one if by land, 2 if by sea
    $600 4
If I ask you to rustle up some of this slang term for food, don't bring me the insect larva of the same name
    $800 18
This triangular bay of the Atlantic is bounded on the east by France & on the south by Spain
    $800 9
A tiger tries to eat a man-cub
    $800 29
Money can't buy you love, but $1,100 will get you a pair of shoes by this daughter of a Beatle
    $800 26
Blinding light, or a look that could kill if looks could kill
    DD: $4,000 23
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South:
We who are about to gamble salute you
    $800 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from a dog show at Silver Bay Kennel Club.) Dog show judges know a good indicator of structure, temperament & condition is this pattern of movement that can be a walk, trot or gallop
    $1000 19
The island of Olkhon is in the center of this deep Siberian lake
    $1000 10
A young girl joins the Chinese army in place of her ailing father
    $1000 30
In the "Sex and the City" film, Sarah Jessica wore $800 sandals like the one seen here by the house of this Frenchman
    $1000 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a change of face.) A 2008 study finds that a scared face enlarges the visual field to gather more information about a source of fear; that supports this man's 1872 theory that expressions are adaptations
    $1000 24
725 5th Avenue at 56th Street in New York City:
It's y-uge, it's alliterative, you're fired if you don't know it
    $1000 6
From the Old French for "watchtower", it's an attic room that's perfect for a soulful starving artist

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

David Shelly Karthik
$6,200 $400 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Shelly Karthik
$12,800 $2,600 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And in this last category, you will have to come up with a word to fill in the bl--the blank, the appropriate word, and then name two elements whose symbols have formed that word.)
    $400 12
He co-wrote "A Charge to Keep: My Journey to the White House"
    $400 25
Check out his old blue eyes seen here
    $400 6
It sounds a bit redundant, but Delaware's state bird is the blue hen this
    $400 7
On February 6 this Likud Party leader won election as Prime Minister of Israel
    $400 17
This 6-letter breathing affliction begins & ends with a vowel & has no vowels in between
    $400 1
"Physician ____ thyself"
    $800 13
His 1891 essay "The Quintessence of Ibsenism" promoted the realistic dramas of a fellow playwright
    $800 22
Its official state drink is milk, but (woo-hoo!) it also has an official bourbon festival, in Bardstown
    $800 8
This film starring Russell Crowe won the Best Picture Oscar on March 25
    $800 18
Look in the OED & you'll find "brrrr", with a rare 4 Rs: it's this one of the traditional 8 parts of speech
    $800 2
"I only regret that I have but ____ life to lose for my country"
    $1200 14
In 1832 Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin used this masculine pen name for "Indiana"
    $1200 23
That's right: the right one of these became Georgia's state marine mammal in 1985
    $1200 9
This Pennsylvania governor resigned in October to become head of the new office of Homeland Security
    DD: $6,000 19
This Asian city is the only world capital whose name in English has 3 dotted letters in succession
    DD: $5,600 3
"And God said unto Noah... make thee an ____ of gopher wood"
    $1600 15
In 1876 Mary Ann Evans used this masculine pen name for "Daniel Deronda"
    $1600 24
The scuppernong grape is its state fruit; one vine in the Outer Banks is more than 400 years old
    $1600 10
This Vermont senator left the Republican Party, giving control of the Senate to the Democrats
    $1600 20
The 2-syllable "rugged" is made into one syllable when you add these 2 letters to the front; try using an "atlas"
    $1600 4
"A long time ____ in a galaxy far, far away"
    $2000 16
In 1938 Eric Blair used this masculine pen name for "Homage to Catalonia"
    $2000 26
Its state astronomical symbol is the Beehive cluster in the constellation Cancer
    $2000 11
Crown Prince Dipendra of this Asian country slew his father & several other royals
    $2000 21
With a hyphen added, this 6-letter word meaning "to quit" can mean "to join again", as in pro sports
    $2000 5
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so ____"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Shelly Karthik
$24,000 $3,800 $6,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Covering the years 1971-1975, their first greatest hits album was the first ever certified platinum

Final scores:

David Shelly Karthik
$32,000 $7,599 $4,399
3-day champion: $102,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

David Shelly Karthik
$22,400 $3,800 $6,000
29 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
2 W
13 R,
7 W

Combined Coryat: $32,200

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Game tape date: 2008-09-24
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