Show #5762 - Tuesday, October 6, 2009


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Nirav Shah, an attorney from Brooklyn, New York

Nicole Labruto, a surf school manager from Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey

Ben Flaccus, a political consultant from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to identify the state through which the river primarily passes.)
(Alex: ...which will be anagrams of handbag makers--each correct response.)
    $200 12
Bogue Falaya,
Bayou Lafourche
    $200 5
This guy seemingly kicked half of the Lone Star State in the face playing TV's Cordell Walker
    $200 1
A song:
"O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of bleep..."
    $200 7
As far as political contributions go, this "comfy" cash is not regulated by federal law
    $200 26
Its name is synonymous with French luxury:
    $200 21
You take these "off" to praise someone, but keep something "under" one to keep a secret
    $400 13
Clearwater River,
Snake River
    $400 14
He flexed his muscles from Brussels in the 1994 film "Street Fighter": wham, bam, thank you...
    $400 2
The Miranda warning:
"Anything you say can & will be used against you in a bleep bleep bleep"
    $400 8
John Kerry served on this type of vessel, which became a verb meaning to attack a candidate's credibility
    $400 27
We've got her purses in the bag:
    $400 22
If you've surprised someone who's unprepared, you've caught him this way
    $600 16
Rahway River,
Passaic River
    $600 15
In 1998 we got caught in "Rush Hour" with this Hong Kong-born star
    $600 3
"We shall bleep on the beaches... we shall bleep in the fields & in the streets, we shall bleep in the hills"
    $600 9
Money set aside for a campaign is said to be kept in one of these "bellicose" containers
    $600 28
Take direction with their shoes & bags:
    $600 23
A clothing store mannequin probably inspired this 2-word phrase for a pompous person
    $800 17
Manatee River,
Kissimmee river
    $800 19
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar exchanged sky hooks for left hooks taking on this martial arts master in "Game of Death"
    $800 4
"When in the course of bleep events, it becomes necessary for one people..."
    $800 10
Usually begun by the people, a ballot this, from the Latin for "begin", is yea-or-nayed by all a state's voters
    $800 29
His company is in New York:
    $800 24
This phrase means a situation has been reversed; in the 19th c. that switch was easier: there weren't right & left ones
    $1000 18
Kennebunk River,
Penobscot River
    $1000 20
A weary Daniel Larusso hears, "Get him a body bag!" but delivers the match-winning kick in this 1984 film
    $1000 6
"From the fiends, that plague thee thus!--why look'st thou so?"--"With my bleep I shot the albatross"
    DD: $1,500 11
A family got mad at John McCain's use of this, their last name; their ancestors refused to brand cattle
    $1000 30
He designed for Perry Ellis before designing under his own name:
    $1000 25
Napoleon has been credited with coining the phrase "an iron hand in" one of these

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

Ben Nicole Nirav
$800 $1,200 $1,700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Nicole Nirav
$5,000 $4,000 $2,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a museum exhibit at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA.) After reading a 1975 Popular Electronics article about the first PC, the Altair 8800, Paul Allen & Bill Gates adapted this fundamental programming language for it
    $400 5
"Actin' funny, but I don't know why, 'scuse me while I kiss the sky"
    $400 11
    $400 26
Abraham shows up in chapter 17 of this biblical book
    $400 16
He was the first U.S. president born after the country won its independence
    $400 1
This tile game takes its name from the Chinese for "sparrows"
    $800 22
(Sarah of the Clue Crew uses her fingers to move some virtual documents around on a large tabletop flat screen monitor.) Technology that allows a computer to recognize the position & motion of my hands brought Microsoft its 10,000th one of these from the government in 2009
    $800 7
"Ohh, but ain't that America for you & me, ain't that America something to see"
    $800 12
    $800 27
His nephew, who escaped Sodom with a salty wife
    $800 17
Of a bird, a lizard or a fish, it's what a sand martin is
    $800 2
This adventurous cartoon boy had a pal named Hadji & a dog named Bandit
    DD: $2,000 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presses her palm to a scanner plate at a museum exhibit at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA.) Futuristic research going on here on the Microsoft campus includes unlocking doors with this method, based on your physical characteristics, from the Greek for "life" & "measure"
    $1200 8
"Hey where did we go, days when the rains came Down in the hollow playin' a new game"
    $1200 13
    $1200 28
After this wife's death, Abraham married Keturah
    $1200 18
This Dickens title character tries to make his fortune in the United States
    $1200 3
In the Bible he's a son of Saul & a close friend of David
    $1600 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a museum exhibit at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA.) Microsoft Research, the company's cutting-edge branch, is developing software using FR, short for this
    $1600 9
"Look at the stars look how they shine for you & everything you do, yeah, they were all..."
    $1600 14
    $1600 29
His son by the handmaid Hagar, considered the father of the Arabs
    $1600 19
This island northeast of Venezuela was taken by France in 1635
    $1600 4
Although the flower seen here is a type of Narcissus, it is popularly called this
    $2000 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew plays with a mouse on a computer at a museum exhibit at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA.) One of the reasons Windows sold a million copies a month in the '90s was the GUI, short for this, which let users communicate with the computer via symbols & icons
    $2000 10
"Hey, hey mama said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove"
    $2000 15
    DD: $1,800 30
Muslims believe that Abraham helped build this building in Mecca thousands of years ago
    $2000 20
The patron saint of France, St. Martin of this city was famous for his charity & kindness
    $2000 6
Sounding like the basement torture room, it's the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Nicole Nirav
$13,800 $10,200 $13,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One critic called Peter Martin's book about him "the best biography of the greatest biographer in the English language"

Final scores:

Ben Nicole Nirav
$999 $6,200 $20,500
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,500

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Nicole Nirav
$13,800 $11,200 $14,800
16 R,
1 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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Game tape date: 2009-08-11
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