Show #5598 - Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ask Alex #10: Friends.


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Shyra Latiolais, a legal secretary from New Orleans, Louisiana

Brian Gohacki, a graduate student from San Francisco, California

Scott Shive, a features editor from Lexington, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $33,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Those two letters, "I-T", will come up in each correct response.)
    $200 9
He composed the music for the ballet "Ghost Town" 4 years before he teamed up with Oscar Hammerstein
    $200 1
It seems like I've seen this Bill Murray-Andie MacDowell film about a zillion times
    $200 17
Heloise hints that this cosmetic tool won't get gunky if you use it on lashes before applying mascara, not after
    $200 3
His widow Martha once gave the O.K. for him to be re-entombed in the U.S. Capitol; a nephew later nixed the idea
    $200 12
This alliterative cut of beef comes from the hindquarters
    $200 22
Proverbially, this "is the soul of wit"
    $400 27
"Flotezart" is the fanciful title of a ballet danced to his flute music
    $400 2
Michael Myers kills his sister on the title occasion of this 1978 horror film
    $400 18
These sewing shears weren't named for a color but for a verb meaning to finish edges with a zigzag pattern
    $400 4
He met with Leonid Brezhnev on the first ever presidential visit to Moscow
    $400 13
In Britain, toad-in-the-hole is this meat item baked in a coating of batter
    $400 23
A native or naturalized member of a state or nation
    $600 28
The ballet called "Viva" this composer features variations on "La Traviata"
    $600 6
Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum save the world from an alien invasion in this 1996 thriller
    $600 19
Football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg had the right "stuff" to invent one of these for tackling practice
    $600 5
By 1905 football had gotten so violent that this U.S. president urged rule changes
    $600 14
"Sufferin"' through this lima bean & corn mixture can be quite an endeavor
    $600 24
A marauding linebacker, or CNN's Wolf
    $800 29
A Twyla Tharp ballet is danced to his Symphony No. 7 in A Major, known as his "Dance Symphony"
    $800 10
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, delivers toys to kids in this Tim Burton film
    $800 20
Musicians use this thingamajig, also known as a pick, to pluck the strings of a lute or a guitar
    DD: $1,200 7
This "Big Bill" married the daughter of a former law partner of Rutherford B. Hayes
    $800 15
In "Shiskabugs" Bugs Bunny is almost turned into this German rabbit stew
    $800 25
A notable one of these read, "Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid but died an old Mann"
    $1000 30
Originally titled "Le Palais de Cristal", "Symphony in C" is danced to music by this "Carmen" composer
    $1000 11
Unlucky things happen at Camp Crystal Lake in this 1980 scarefest
    $1000 21
Some kids call this huge machine a Roley, because that's the name of the one on "Bob the Builder"
    $1000 8
I might worry about hanging around with him--he was nicknamed the "Hangman of Buffalo"
    $1000 16
From Yiddish for "stuffed", this dish is small pieces of whitefish, carp or pike mixed with seasonings
    $1000 26
Nickname of Andrew Jackson's informal "cabinet", which included Martin Van Buren

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

Scott Brian Shyra
$1,600 $200 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Brian Shyra
$3,800 $4,800 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
This slave escapes with her son Harry across the ice floes of a river to reach the Ohio shore safely
    $400 11
An Eagles song begins, "It's another" this mixed drink "starin' slowly 'cross the sky"
    $400 6
Singer Natalie & Wisconsin senator Herb
    $400 16
Balanced Rock is a sandstone mass in the Garden of the Gods in this Western state
    $400 1
In geometry, a plane curve
    $400 21
When visiting the capital, Ajaccio, be sure to see the birthplace of this emperor who was known as "The Corsican"
    $800 27
A miser becomes rich in the Washington Irving story titled him "and Tom Walker"
    $800 12
In "American Pie", "good old boys were drinking" these 2 things
    $800 7
Musician John & world leader Vladimir
    $800 17
Much of the stone of Yellowstone is tuff, formed from the ash or dust of these events
    $800 2
Some species of this birdlike fish secrete a mucus sac around their bodies at night for shelter
    $800 22
With a weak justice system, Corsica became known for this vengeful type of feud with an Italian name
    DD: $3,000 28
Arrius is told that this Jewish slave aboard the Roman ship Astroea is "our best rower"
    $1200 13
A Busta Rhymes song title is "Pass" this French cognac
    $1200 8
Sandra of teenage movies & Chuck of political rap
    $1200 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a carved artwork in Peru.) Hand-carved sculptures of this stone, a translucent variety of gypsum, are a mainstay of Peruvian handicrafts
    $1200 3
Similar grammatical form when dealing with several ideas is called this type of construction
    $1200 23
In 1958 Corsica was occupied by those supporting the insurrection of colonists in this North African country
    $1600 29
Jane Austen's sketch "Elinor and Marianne" developed into this 1811 novel
    $1600 14
Where's the Tabasco? In 1974 Willie Nelson was having this type of "morning"
    $1600 9
Beautiful movie stars Janet & Gong
    $1600 19
Knapping, chipping rock to shape tools, is usually done to this hard type of quartz
    $1600 4
Excessively frugal or stingy
    DD: $2,000 24
The Strait of Bonifacio separates Corsica from this island to the south
    $2000 30
This amateur detective solves the mystery of "The Purloined Letter"
    $2000 15
The Kinks met Lola "in a club where you drink" this & "it tastes just like cherry cola"
    $2000 10
Philosopher George (though not the California city named for him) & Vice President Alben
    $2000 20
Also beginning with C-A, it's the one-word name for the form of calcium carbonate seen here as Iceland's spar
    $2000 5
To measure how far away a star is using this, take 2 measurements, 6 months apart
    $2000 25
In 259 B.C. Corsica was conquered by Rome in the first of these wars against Carthage

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Brian Shyra
$9,000 $19,400 $11,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This advertising icon who debuted in the 1950s is known as Pron-Tito in Spanish-speaking countries

Final scores:

Scott Brian Shyra
$4,500 $16,399 $20,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Scott Brian Shyra
$9,000 $18,400 $11,200
14 R,
2 W
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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Game tape date: 2008-11-04
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