Show #5718 - Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ask Alex #21: Animal.


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Marianne Fichtel, an investor relations manager from Brooklyn, New York

Anthony Ambrogi, a college admissions director from Richmond, Virginia

Francois Dominic Laramée, a writer and TV personality from Verdun, Quebec, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will begin with "P-R-O".)
    $200 11
Peary & Henson reach the North Pole
    $200 16
"My Heart Will Go On"
    $200 26
Yankee Scents of New England makes a red, white & blue potpourri named for this holiday
    $200 2
These 2 oceans meet at South Africa's Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point in Africa
    $200 21
It was the only animal raised purely for consumption; the snout was a particular delicacy
    $200 1
10-letter word for the owner of an establishment
    $400 12
Robert Fulton patents the steamboat
    $400 17
"Blame Canada"
    $400 27
Eli Whitney probably knew that many potpourris use the fruit of this plant of the genus Gossypium
    $400 3
Stop at the Falls Bridge or the Boiling Pot when you visit this magnificent African waterfall
    $400 22
The Magister Bibendi determined the proportion of water to this in the mixture that was drunk; 2 to 1 was common
    $400 4
Profusely productive, like some authors
    $600 13
The first major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches the Carolinas
    $600 18
"Gonna Fly Now"
    $600 28
Potpourri is often used to fill these small scented packets with a French name
    $600 8
It's the North African capital considered the center of Coptic Christianity
    $600 23
The finest type of this substance used in almost every dish came from Croatia; the cheapest kind was only for lamps
    $600 5
This gas used primarily as a fuel is also called dimethylmethane
    $800 14
Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
    $800 19
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
    $800 29
Though they can irritate skin, the red hot fruits of this edible plant, Capsicum annuum, are found in some potpourris
    $800 9
Dakar, the capital of this country, is the westernmost city in continental Africa
    DD: $1,500 24
The equivalent of "soup to nuts" was "ab ovo usque ad mala"--meals began with these & ended with fruit
    $800 6
This Titan was the father of Deucalion
    $1000 15
King Henry VII of England dies
    $1000 20
    $1000 30
The Royal Botanic Gardens at this London estate has a research collection of more than 700 types of potpourri
    $1000 10
Aside from the Republic of the Congo, one of the 3 countries once known together as French Equatorial Africa
    $1000 25
A dish called placenta resembled a cheese version of this gooey Greek pastry
    $1000 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of three footprints on the monitor.) An imprint of your foot can determine if you have a normal, high or low arch; a low arch causes the foot to roll inward too much when running, called over- this

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

François Anthony Marianne
$2,000 $6,000 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

François Anthony Marianne
$3,000 $8,100 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: 200 years of his birth.)
    $400 1
Sadly, Poe's still-mysterious death happened just 10 days before this event he'd planned with Elmira Shelton
    $400 6
Mary Ann Mobley was Miss Mississippi before winning this national title
    $400 11
One study in this "Last Frontier" state showed that ravens have more than 30 distinct vocalizations
    $400 12
In 2006, brothers Jim & Dean Thomas helped catch a thief selling stolen Civil War letters on this auction website
    $400 13
Among the items found in this boy king's tomb were bows & arrows, toys, games & jewelry
    $400 16
We're rich! Oh, wait... it's only this, iron pyrite
    $800 2
Instead of happy hours, the Poe Museum in Richmond, Va. celebrates Poe with these antonymic events
    $800 7
Louisville belles wear custom-made hats for this equine event on the first Saturday in May
    $800 27
In Norse myth, this god had 2 ravens that flew about the world each day & came back to tell what they had seen
    $800 23
A 1783 letter signed by this general (& future president) was stolen in the 1940s but turned up at a 2006 auction
    $800 14
Peter II, Czar of Russia from 1727 to 1730, died at age 14 in an outbreak of this now-eradicated disease
    $800 19
You earn one of these with 500,000 sold copies of your latest musical single
    $1200 3
Visit Poe's room at the University of Virginia & you'll notice that it has this appropriate number
    DD: $1,600 8
The title of a play & a film written by Robert Harling popularized this 2-word "floral" term for Southern women
    $1200 28
The raven is part of this bird's family, but "as the raven flies" just doesn't sound as good
    $1200 24
Oh, "The Sound and the Fury" when 6 of this novelist's letters were stolen in 2002 (they were later found)
    $1200 15
His son Hamnet died of unknown causes in 1596 at the age of 11
    $1200 20
It's the variety of tall herbs seen here
    $1600 4
Take a tour of St. John's Church Cemetery, where Eliza, this relative of Poe's, is buried, led by an actress portraying her
    $1600 9
Born in N.C. in 1768, this cupcake was the belle of Washington society even after she was first lady
    $1600 29
A raven's not picky, eating rodents, insects, grain & garbage in this kind of diet, from the Latin for "all eating"
    $1600 25
Somehow, this fascist dictator stole Clara Petacci's heart, & hundreds of their love letters are missing
    $1600 17
Both his sons with Catherine of Aragon were Henry, Duke of Cornwall, & both died in infancy
    $1600 21
This cartoonist drew intricate diagrams of impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing
    $2000 5
The Casemate Museum in Fort Monroe, Va. has an exhibit on Poe's military life, including his appt. to this school
    $2000 10
His Southern belle play "The Eccentricities of a Nightingale" is a revision of his more famous "Summer and Smoke"
    DD: $2,500 30
The motto of Raven Beer, based in this appropriate city: "The taste is poetic"
    $2000 26
Stolen letters & blackmail were part of the ill luck leading to this "Earnest" playwright's rack & ruin
    $2000 18
This romantic poet was only 25 when he died in Italy of tuberculosis in 1821
    $2000 22
When FDR took the U.S. economy off this, his budget director asserted, "This is the end of... civilization"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

François Anthony Marianne
$4,600 $13,300 $18,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the 30 corporations that make up the Dow Jones index, it's the only one that began as an entertainment company

Final scores:

François Anthony Marianne
$100 $300 $10,399
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $10,399

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

François Anthony Marianne
$6,200 $14,800 $18,000
9 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
25 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,000

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Game tape date: 2009-03-17
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