Show #5633 - Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ask Alex #14: Movie.


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Tanya Hayes, an auction house manager from New York, New York

Kathy Gillespie Hennelly, a business technology teacher from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Dan Smith, a student from Chicago, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $54,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And just like the regular elements, all of these will end in "-ium".)
    $200 10
Samuel Barber's "Antony and Cleopatra" was commissioned for the 1966 opening of this company's new opera house
    $200 26
This Dodger won the Cy Young Award in 1963, 1965 & 1966, then retired from baseball
    $200 5
A privately owned apartment gains its strength from this element
    $200 3
Continent between 35 & 85 degrees west longitude
    $200 2
It's the state immediately to the east of North Dakota
    $200 1
Rains made a mess of this 1969 concert, but didn't dampen the spirits at Max Yasgur's place
    $400 15
Sounds hot: a biblical opera based on the book of Daniel is called "The Burning Fiery" this
    $400 27
In 2008 Cliff Lee won the A.L. Cy Young for this team, just like C.C. Sabathia did the year before
    $400 6
A decorative fish dwelling is often made from this
    $400 4
Guy who thought the Iran-Contra scheme was a "neat idea"
    $400 11
It's the country immediately to the east of Haiti
    $400 22
The picture seen here represents this idiom, meaning a source of unpredictable problem
    $600 16
Gertrude S., a character in "The Mother of Us All", is really this Gertrude S. who wrote the opera's libretto
    $600 28
In 1969 the "Miracle Mets" won the World Series & this star pitcher, "Tom Terrific", won the Cy Young Award
    $600 7
Most high-quality lecterns are made from this element
    $600 19
Annual Austin, Texas music festival
    $600 12
It's the country immediately to the west of Egypt
    $600 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew is at ILM.) Referred to in Ghostbusters as a Class-5 full-roaming vapor, Slimer, now here at Industrial Light & Magic was an homage to this late SNL actor
    $800 17
When Mozart's "Il Re Pastore" premiered, it starred Tommaso Consoli, one of these surgically altered singers
    $800 29
He won 7 Cy Young awards, more than any other pitcher, & he did it with 4 teams: the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees & Astros
    $800 8
Ingesting this element produces a mental disorder or a state of great excitement
    $800 20
Bob & Doug McKenzie could tell you this 3-word term for Canada, eh
    $800 13
It's the province immediately to the west of Alberta
    $800 24
The sliminess of this vegetable seen here in cross-section is what helps it to thicken soups & stews
    $1000 18
Critics were carried away when Dwayne Croft played Nick Carraway in the 1999 opera based on this novel
    $1000 30
With a 31-6 record in 1968, this Detroit Tiger is the only Cy Young Award winner with more than 30 wins
    DD: $1,000 9
Homeostatis is a state of this element
    $1000 21
"Dense" term for the former Confederacy & its once-consistent support of the Democratic Party
    $1000 14
It's the state immediately to the west of South Australia
    $1000 25
Seen here are the fruiting bodies of the slime type of this

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

Dan Kathy Tanya
-$400 $2,400 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Kathy Tanya
$1,400 $2,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
This wit penned the line "I can resist everything except temptation"
    $400 6
Cannibal & the Headhunters were one of 5 opening acts when these guys headlined Shea Stadium in August 1965
    $400 7
The Asian tiger variety of this insect is invading the U.S. & transmits dengue fever, encephalitis & dog heartworm
    $400 9
Mary I
    $400 26
Today's special is this classic: roast beef on a crusty roll, au jus for dunking
    $400 16
Ammunition pellets like gold dot or hot-cor
    $800 2
Novel in which you'd find "Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't, you feel mighty free..."
    $800 12
As one of Buffalo Bill's opening acts, she shot a cigarette out of the hand of Kaiser Wilhelm II
    $800 8
Sarah Palin could tell you it's 3 times as heavy as caribou & its name is from an Algonquian word
    $800 10
Charles I
    $800 27
How about this one with chicken or turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato on 3 slices of toast
    $800 17
In journalism, when a reporter gets her name on a story, it's called this
    $1200 3
He wrote in "Remembrance of Things Past", "The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic"
    $1200 13
This guy's last time as an opening act was at a 1974 NYC show; Anne Murray insisted on headlining & got badly broooced
    $1200 21
When disturbed, this slow-moving 3-toed mammal lashes out with a sound from which it gets its S. Am. name, the Ai
    $1200 11
George V
    $1200 28
Direct from Cleveland, a Polish boy is one of these Polish sausages on a bun topped with BBQ sauce & coleslaw
    $1200 18
This subfamily of mammals also includes buffaloes, bison & kudus
    DD: $1,600 4
This fictional character says the Houyhnhnms "live under the government of reason"
    $1600 14
On a 1967 tour, Jimi Hendrix was the opening act for this "Prefab Four"--wonder what the parents thought
    $1600 22
The bay, pink, brown & white are the most popular commercial varieties of this animal
    $1600 24
    DD: $2,000 29
The name of this hot pressed sandwich made with a variety of fillings is Italian for "little bread"
    $1600 19
Dr. John B. Watson originated this school of psychology, influencing B.F. Skinner
    $2000 5
A WWI poem by Canadian John McCrae ends, "we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in" these "Fields"
    $2000 15
Comic Pat Henry (ne Scarnato) was this singer's longtime opening act & died in Las Vegas 1 day after a gig with him
    $2000 23
Typically used for mating combat, the horns of the desert species of this animal can weigh 30 pounds
    $2000 25
    $2000 30
A chopped olive salad tops the layers of meat & cheese in this specialty sandwich of New Orleans
    $2000 20
It's a musical note equal in length to 2 whole notes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Kathy Tanya
$12,600 $3,800 $7,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The first known use of this word is a 1763 entry in John Adams' diary describing a club meeting in a friend's attic

Final scores:

Dan Kathy Tanya
$15,200 $7,600 $500
3-day champion: $69,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dan Kathy Tanya
$13,200 $3,800 $7,000
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
3 W
13 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $24,000

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Game tape date: 2008-12-03
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