Show #5640 - Friday, February 27, 2009

Ask Alex #15: Sport.
Champion Update #3: Dan Melia.


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Charles Murphy, a health care and financial services advisor from Westmont, Illinois

Edie Chang, an engineer from Sacramento, California

Leland Graham III, a research specialist and project coordinator from Rock Hill, South Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $48,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: How our ancestors lived back a few thousand years, from the Lejra Archaeological Research Center in Denmark.)
    $200 19
He cut a rug with Cameron Diaz in "The Mask"
    $200 1
    $200 4
"Cow's breakfast" is a slang term for a big straw one of these worn by a farmer
    $200 9
First course, fettuccine & shiitake these in a cream sauce with Madeira wine; then I have a surprise for you
    $200 16
Where you sit at the doctor's office reading ancient magazines
    $200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew hands us down a tale from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) How stones of several tons were moved & lifted with Stone Age technology is the mystery of structures called dolmens, which were built as these
    $400 21
Tina Fey said acting with Alec Baldwin is like this man dancing with a hatrack--he makes the hatrack look good
    $400 2
    $400 7
In a timeworn phrase, something that may never take place won't happen "until the cows" do this
    $400 12
I hope you give an "A" to my salad of these pungent leaves, also called rocket; it's a perfect side dish for you
    $400 17
This feature lets you know someone else is trying to reach you on the phone while you're talking to another
    $400 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports with a modern European from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) Drinking horns show the importance of booze in the Iron Age; until wine spread up from the south, the choices were beer & this honey-based drink
    $600 22
He danced with cartoon mouse Jerry (as in Tom &) in "Anchors Aweigh", the film that established him as a superstar
    $600 3
Bashevis Singer
    $600 8
A flirtatious female is said to be "making" these cow parts "at you"
    $600 13
What's in this 4-letter spread of pureed game, served in your hors d'oeuvre? That's my secret, isn't it?
    $600 18
Female attendants to a queen
    DD: $2,000 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew chops up a fact for us at the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) The Stone Age is divided into three parts, depending on the sophistication of the tools; these antler axes tell us we're in this middle part
    $800 24
She danced with the animated MC Skat Kat in the video to her 1990 no. 1 hit "Opposites Attract"
    $800 5
    $800 10
Of all the world's countries, this one has the most cattle (appropriately, if you think about it...)
    $800 14
This 2-word small, tender round of steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin goes well with postman
    $800 20
Drama in which Estragon & Vladimir idly pass time away hoping for the title character to appear
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew plants information in our minds from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) The Lejre site has recreated a sacrificial bog like those from which many bodies have been recovered, luckily preserved by sphagnan, a component of this plant material
    $1000 25
A lowlight of this Brat Packer's career: singing & dancing with Snow White at the Academy Awards in 1989
    $1000 6
    $1000 11
"The cattle are lowing" in this ever-popular Christmas carol
    $1000 15
Dessert! I'll have the ladyfingers, please, a small type of this "absorbent" cake; oh, you thought I meant...!
    $1000 23
Terry McMillan's bestselling 1992 novel about 4 African-American friends
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew hammers out a clue from the Lejre Archaeological Research Center, Denmark.) Because it's the Iron Age, the village has this, as in a Longfellow poem; it forged everything from axes to knives

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

Leland G. Edie Charles
$1,400 $3,800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$1,800 $4,800 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
The origins of this Shakespeare tragedy go back to Ovid's tale of Pyramus & Thisbe
    $400 26
This actor divorced Demi Moore in 2000; did she ask for the whole 9 yards?
    $400 13
A thrave is 24 sheaves of this grain, whether spring, winter or durum
    $400 11
Often compared to golf balls, this is the largest form of precipitation
    $400 21
Dramatized by an HBO series, this Black Hills South Dakota hamlet boomed & waned with nearby gold mines
    $400 3
Japanese for "exalted gate", it was a title once used for the emperor of Japan
    $800 2
Shakespeare provided the first printed appearance of this word, from the Spanish for "lizard"
    $800 27
He divorced Farrah Fawcett in 1982; did that make him the $3 Million Man?
    $800 17
For dry measurements, it's one eighth of a peck; for liquid, it's .946 liters
    $800 12
The cold phase of the weather-causing phenomenon El Niño is referred to as "La" this
    DD: $7,000 22
This southernmost Florida town, population 25,000, takes its name from Cayo Hueso, or "Bone Island" in Spanish
    $800 4
It's Spanish for "Saturday"
    $1200 8
It's the "earthy" Shakespearean term for the lower-class spectators
    $1200 28
"It's the Pitts" was one headline describing Brad's broken engagement with her in 1997
    $1200 18
In viscosity ratings, the "W" in 10W-40 means 10 is the winter grade rating of this liquid
    $1200 14
Monsoons prevail mainly in this ocean
    $1200 23
"We bathe the world" is the slogan of this West Central Arkansas town
    $1200 5
The easternmost island of the West Indies, its national flag is seen here
    $1600 9
Lysander uses the word "bedroom" while trying to convince Hermia to sleep close to him in this comic play
    $1600 29
Steven Spielberg divorced this actress in '89; was the courtroom a War of the Worlds? (Sorry, pun fatigue [I'm sure])
    $1600 19
In a surveyor's chain, it's a unit of length equal to 7.92 inches; on the web, it's an object connected via hypertext
    $1600 15
Meteorologist Theodore Fujita came up with the F-scale based on wind damage while studying these events
    $1600 24
On May 28, 1934 this fivesome was born in the hamlet of Callander, Ontario
    DD: $2,000 6
In 1988 Congress passed an Indoor Abatement Act to reduce levels of this toxic gas in the home
    $2000 10
"Men are April when they woo, December when they wed", explains Rosalind in this comedy
    $2000 30
In 1999 director James Cameron's marriage to this actress--dare we say--terminated?
    $2000 20
With regard to height, 3 hands equals 1 of these
    $2000 16
Some cyclones turn clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere due to this effect, which has no influence on toilet rotation
    $2000 25
Sherwood Anderson's collection of short stories about life in a small Ohio Town
    $2000 7
This handsome young man loved by Aphrodite was killed by a wild boar

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$16,800 $9,200 $16,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

On Advertising Age's list of the Top 10 Ad Icons of the 20th c., they're the 2 alliterative entries that end in "Man"

Final scores:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$1,199 $9,200 $6,200
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $9,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leland G. Edie Charles
$10,600 $11,200 $15,800
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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Game tape date: 2009-01-20
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