Show #5708 - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ask Alex #19: Contestant.


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Joanna Lees, a clerical worker from Fishers, Indiana

Bryan Cothorn, a math tutor from Baltimore, Maryland

Harris Cohen, a family physician from Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
The bell tower in this city began to tilt after the construction of the first 3 of its 8 stories
    $200 16
The world's 2nd--& now the oldest--revolving restaurant has topped this Jetson-y Seattle landmark since '62
    $200 11
Luxury Tax,
Jail/Just visiting
    $200 1
Certain Dri & Secret are brands of this personal product
    $200 26
Some Joan Miro paintings are on the wall in this Spanish seaport where Miro was born in 1893
    $200 17
In a 1937 Disney film, the wicked queen is miffed when the mirror says the fairest one is this heroine
    $400 7
We'll fly into this city's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport, popularly called Fiumicino
    $400 18
In 1961, La Ronde at the Ala Moana office tower in this state capital became the first revolving restaurant
    $400 12
Areas called
Western Europe,
    $400 2
Amoxicillin & ampicillin are types of these
    $400 27
Oui, oui! Miro created a ceramic wall for the UNESCO building in this city in 1958
    $400 22
A Long Beach, Ca. bathing beauty contest evolved into this pageant that picks the best-looking gal in our cosmos
    $600 8
You can visit this volcano that overlooks the Bay of Naples, reaching the rim of the crater's mouth
    $600 19
For a peachy view of this city, visit the Sun Dial restaurant atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza
    DD: $800 13
    $600 3
Cymbalta & Lexapro are types of these
    $600 28
The huge mural that Miro painted for a hotel in this southwest Ohio city in 1947 is now owned by the city's art museum
    $600 23
In 2008 this Goldie girl (actually, Goldie's daughter) graced the cover of People's Most Beautiful People issue
    $800 9
This northern Italian city at the heart of the Po Basin is known for the Pirelli Building & its Fashion Weeks
    $800 20
See a moving view of Manhattan from the View Restaurant & Lounge at the Marriott Marquis on this square
    $800 14
Good Bye
    $800 4
A 1997 treaty banned this type of land mine, used against people rather than mechanized vehicles
    $800 29
Many of Miro's works have adorned the walls of this Manhattan museum known by a 4-letter acronym
    $800 24
A 2005 "60 Minutes" story said the world's most beautiful woman is Aishwarya Rai, queen of this country's cinema
    $1000 10
Check out the Campanile & the Galleria Degli Uffizi in this Tuscan town
    $1000 21
You'll glide past part of the Living With the Land ride while dining at the Garden Grill in this Disney World park
    $1000 15
Millionaire Estates,
Pay Day!
    $1000 5
The direct opposite, or the term for the rhetorical contrast of "Give me liberty, or give me death"
    $1000 30
Miro's 1949 "Women and Bird in the Moonlight" is on the wall of the "modern" branch of this London gallery
    $1000 25
Her dad (Crown Prince Haakon) called Princess Ingrid of this country the "most beautiful little girl in the world"

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

Harris Bryan Joanna
$2,000 $3,000 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Harris Bryan Joanna
$4,200 $4,200 $7,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 3
As a medical student in this city, Chekhov wrote short stories to help support his family
    $400 21
Devices used by a rider to urge his mount forward
    $400 9
Is there a cake under her hat? No, probably just poofy hair on this regal 18th-century fashion plate
    $400 10
Dehydrated organs suck water from this one, making it shrink & causing those hangover headaches
    $400 19
2009's "New in Town" must have some material that may not be suitable for children, as it got this rating
    $400 26
You've won a brand new White House, & let the fireworks start as your opponent, Thomas Jefferson, is your new V.P.
    $800 5
His "L'Ile mysterieuse" , published in 1874, foresaw the submarine, the aqualung, TV & space travel
    $800 20
Small, slender dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period
    $800 15
She put a little dent in a pillbox hat she wore on January 20, 1961, & suddenly dented pillboxes were all the rage
    $800 11
Yikes! This organ converts alcohol to acetaldehyde, which is 10 to 30 times more toxic than alcohol itself
    $800 22
According to the TV show title, it was Thomas Magnum's profession
    $800 27
You've beaten the Germans in this battle, their last offensive in the west during WWII, & the Ardennes is now yours to keep
    DD: $3,000 6
First & last name of the writer whose uncle became the president of Chile in 1970
    $1200 1
A form of energy associated with the motion of atoms or molecules
    $1200 16
At Colonial Williamsburg, men wear this type of cocked hat whose name tells you it's tacked up on 3 sides
    $1200 12
Sulfites are among the suspected causes of RWH, these headaches; you can get them from burgundy or rioja
    DD: $4,400 23
In November of 2008 shares of its stock dropped to nearly $3, the lowest level in almost 60 years
    $1200 28
You've won a case of sunscreen for your vacation to this kingdom formed by a man who named himself King of al-Hijaz
    $1600 7
"Demian" is a Bildungsroman by this German novelist & poet
    $1600 2
Gallant or chivalrous knights, especially on horseback
    $1600 17
The Smithsonian has a teensy top hat worn by this man, possibly P.T. Barnum's most famous attraction
    $1600 13
Alcohol blocks this growth gland's creation of antidiuretic hormone, so drinkers do a lot of, um, diureting
    $1600 24
In 2006 Nintendo introduced a new sleeker "Lite" version of this handheld game console
    $1600 29
After winning the 3rd Punic War, you deserve a little sack for what you pillage from this city that was near current Tunis
    $2000 8
Iraklion-born Nikos Kazantzakis is best known for this 1946 novel
    $2000 4
Enchanters, such as Gandalf
    $2000 18
In the 1960s, this Texas-based airline had bubbly looking stewardesses in bubble helmets designed by Pucci
    $2000 14
Alcohol causes the stomach to secrete this acid, HCl; drink too much & the body tells the stomach to get rid of it
    $2000 25
In a serious move Sirius Satellite Radio acquired this rival in 2008
    $2000 30
You've won the race to discover this element--now decide whether to call it "fire air" or "dephlogisticated air"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Harris Bryan Joanna
$9,800 $4,200 $11,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Rhyming last names of the 2 men pictured here, who had two very different professions

Final scores:

Harris Bryan Joanna
$8,400 $0 $6,200
2-day champion: $17,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Harris Bryan Joanna
$9,600 $8,600 $14,200
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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Game tape date: 2009-03-03
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