Show #5732 - Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ask Alex #23: Name.


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John Hashop, an actor from Astoria, New York

Alyssa McRae, a gift card production designer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joe Webb, an American lit doctoral student from St. Louis, Missouri (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
Like a fisherman, the spider seen here casts a unique web called one of these over its doomed prey
    $200 16
"Lindsay", designed by this "Mean Girls" actress, is a clear pink cream enclosed in a recyclable case made from corn
    $200 26
"S.O.S." doesn't stand for "save our ship"; it was chosen as a distress signal because it's easy to send by this
    $200 6
In 1993 Mandela shared this prize with white South African president F.W. De Klerk
    $200 11
This Japanese company made the Gameboy & the Game Cube
    $200 1
Istanbul inhabitant
    $400 22
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animated diagram of a spider casting a web on the monitor.) To create webs, some spiders release a silk thread in hopes that this aeolian process will help the silk attach to something solid
    $400 17
This "Dreamgirl" has hawked L'Oreal's "Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour"; experience the redundancy!
    $400 27
S.O.S., indeed--it's the nickname of spooky David Berkowitz
    $400 7
Mandela was already 45 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison early in this decade
    $400 12
To make the pants more durable, this company patented the use of rivets on the pocket corners in 1873
    $400 2
They grasp ice cubes or escargots
    $600 23
Spiders don't just use their silk to make webs, they also use them to make these egg enclosures
    $600 18
"Evangeline" is a sheer vibrant coral cream by this ABC show's Ms. Lilly; all the smoke monsters wear it today
    $600 28
It's the "S.O.S." in the president's cabinet
    $600 8
For 18 years of his 27-year imprisonment, Nelson was held in Robben Island Prison near this South African city
    $600 13
Spielberg, Katzenberg & Geffen are the SKG on the bottom of this movie studio's logo
    $600 3
Bambi's bunny buddy
    $800 24
Found in Australia, the spider seen here is named for this saint, whose cross is seen on Scotland's flag
    $800 19
Lip-wise, Kim Raver designed "Cherry Bliss": career-wise, she had 3 really rough days as Audrey Raines on this Fox drama
    $800 29
In sports rankings, "S.O.S." is this measure of the quality of a team's opponents
    $800 9
Recounting his life & his struggles, Nelson's autobiography is titled "Long Walk to" this
    $800 14
No-contract & pay as you go plans are selling points of this cell phone company started by Sir Richard Branson
    $800 4
Any platinum-haired kid
    $1000 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an animated diagram of a spider completing a web on the monitor.) The catching spiral is covered with a sticky substance & stops short of the center of the web, known as this 3-letter word, just like the middle of a wheel
    $1000 20
Sarah Chalke moonlighted from her day job as Dr. Elliot Reid on this medical sitcom to create the lipstick "Sarah"
    DD: $1,100 30
If you fall into deep water without a life jacket, there's no time to send an S.O.S.--it's time to do this "S.O.S."
    $1000 10
Nelson was a leading member of this long-banned political party, the ANC
    $1000 15
The light bulb was one of the first products by this conglomerate that also has financial & media divisions
    $1000 5
Suet synonym

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

Joe Alyssa John
$2,600 $800 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Alyssa John
$5,200 $5,300 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
While working at the International Shoe Company, he met a man named Stanley Kowalski, a name he would later use in a play
    $400 11
Larry David (playing a version of himself) gets into uncomfortably funny situations on this show
    $400 16
Hieronymous Bosch:
"The Garden of Earthly __"
    $400 21
This fowl character was convinced the sky was falling after being hit on the head with an acorn
    $400 30
In a Eugene Field nonsense poem, this trio "sailed off in a wooden shoe"
    $400 6
2-word term for a small gift given at Christmas
    $800 2
One of this Norwegian playwright's early jobs was serving as theatre poet at the National Theatre in Bergen
    $800 12
Bill Paxton juggles 3 wives & 7 kids on this series
    $800 17
Edouard Manet:
"Luncheon on the ___"
    $800 22
This Republican Party slogan from 1928 also mentioned "a car in every backyard"
    $800 29
A character in an Oliver Goldsmith story lends her name to this term for a smug, well-behaved person
    $800 7
A person subjected to general ridicule
    $1200 3
Her 1941 screen adaptation of her 1939 drama "The Little Foxes" received an Oscar nomination
    $1200 13
The Eulogy is the official newsletter of this dearly departed HBO series
    DD: $6,000 18
Henri Rousseau:
"The ___Gypsy"
    $1200 23
There are no water or electric utilities in the town of Chicken in this state, but mail comes by plane twice a week
    $1200 28
In Vanity Fair Rupert Murdoch described this man as "a very political old monk shuffling around in Gucci shoes"
    $1200 8
It became the capital of its country in 1634
    $1600 4
This dramatist's "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" was a reworking of his first play
    $1600 14
This show follows the trials & tribulations of a 2-man digi-folk band from New Zealand
    $1600 19
Francisco Goya:
"The Third of ___, 1808"
    $1600 24
Ben Vereen's role in "Roots"
    DD: $4,000 26
On Oct. 12, 1960 he used a shoe to great effect while giving a speech to the U.N. General Assembly
    $1600 9
Get a "lode" of this rich vein of gold & silver discovered in western Nevada in 1859
    $2000 5
In 1959 she became the first black female playwright to have a drama produced on Broadway
    $2000 15
Based on an Israeli series, this show follows psychoanalyst Paul Weston through his week
    $2000 20
Paul Gauguin:
"The Vision After the Sermon (___ Wrestling with the Angel)"
    $2000 25
It's a series of lunches or dinners that politicians feel compelled to attend
    $2000 27
The deliberate destruction of equipment, it may come from workers throwing wooden shoes into machines
    $2000 10
Collective term for farm animals held as an asset

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Alyssa John
$7,200 $11,700 $10,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This arboreally named area was made famous by a prince in the region noted for impaling enemies on stakes

Final scores:

Joe Alyssa John
$7,200 $20,401 $7,199
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Joe Alyssa John
$11,200 $11,600 $16,200
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
23 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,000

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Game tape date: 2009-03-25
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