Show #5865 - Friday, February 26, 2010


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Kori Tyler, a high school history teacher from Cordova, Tennessee

Ashok Bhaskar, a college student originally from Malvern, Pennsylvania

Ben Auer, a law clerk from Savannah, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,202)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Now, each correct response will have the letter U around the middle of the word.)
    $200 21
April 11, 1951:
Truman relieves this man of his commands in the Far East
    $200 1
Beach Boys Brian, Carl & Dennis
    $200 26
In 2009 Miep Gies, who, with her husband, hid this girl & her family during WWII, celebrated her 100th birthday
    $200 8
This Central American country is "a shortcut with its own national anthem"
    $200 16
In "Crystal Skull" Indiana Jones gets stuck in this, which can't really pull you under to your death
    $200 3
To kidnap
    $400 22
Sept. 26, 1971:
This man meets with President Nixon, the first meeting of a Japanese emperor & a U.S. president
    $400 2
Actor Samuel L. & country singer Alan
    $400 27
This comedian celebrated his 100th birthday in 2003; his widow Dolores blew out 100 candles in 2009
    $400 10
The official language of this country is "English (kind of)" & crime-wise, there are "rising incidents of monslaughter"
    $400 17
If you're "in" this, like Little Jack Horner, there's no place you can go
    $400 15
This type of government is mentioned in the Pledge of Allegiance
    $600 23
May 6, 1981:
She wins a competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    $600 5
Pitcher Randy & actor Dwayne
    $600 28
In 1995 this matriarch died in Hyannis Port at the age of 104
    $600 12
This country represents 25% of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young & it boasts "a warm, cold people"
    $600 18
To deal with this clothing problem, try rubbing a pencil lead on the teeth
    $600 4
Headaches & nausea may accompany this injury to the brain, often caused by a jarring blow to the head
    $800 24
May 24, 1941:
HMS Hood is sunk by this German battleship;
May 27, 1941:
This German battleship is torpedoed & sunk
    $800 6
Actress Brooke & writer Alice
    $800 29
In December 2002 this senator celebrated his 100th birthday with a party on Capitol Hill
    $800 13
"Nearly 15 feet wide", this nation's been "preventing Argentina from enjoying the Pacific Ocean since 1818"
    $800 19
Running this on a stuck jar lid may help: the metal lid will expand while the glass jar won't
    $800 9
It can mean ability, the powers of the mind, or a school's teaching staff
    $1000 25
January 10, 1931:
The Prince of Wales meets this American woman; they get married some 6 years later
    $1000 7
Singer Rita & "Valley Girl" director Martha
    $1000 30
New York socialite & philanthropist Brooke, whose husband Vincent was an heir to this family's fortune, died in 2007 at 105
    $1000 14
It "came under control of its lemur population in 1965, when the... prosimians gained a majority... in the national senate"
    DD: $2,000 20
A frustrated driver stuck in snow does this 3-word phrase; it means to expend effort with no result
    $1000 11
This device is used in an internal-combustion engine to produce an explosive mixture of vaporized fuel & air

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

Ben Ashok Kori
$5,800 $1,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Ashok Kori
$8,200 $200 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
Time magazine's 1939 review of this novel was titled "Oakies"
    $400 15
Voters "Let The Sunshine In" on this Broadway show, which won for Best Musical Revival
    $400 24
This science & math titan moved to 35 St. Martin's Street in London in 1710, 44 years after his "Annus Mirabilis"
    $400 12
People from this land were barred from immigrating to the U.S. in 1882; in 1943, as a WWII ally, it got a quota of 105
    $400 4
Passerines are perching types of these animals
    $400 20
Exoteric, meaning "simple" or "commonplace", is the opposite of this word, one letter different
    $800 23
It was the nickname of the sadistic Sergeant James R. Judson in "From Here to Eternity"
    $800 18
Yes sir--this British composer's adaptation of "Billy Elliot" won 10 Tonys, including Best Musical
    $800 25
His Key West home at 907 Whitehead Street is now a museum
    $800 13
Pilgrimage to this city is run on a quota system; 3,000 people a year from the Gaza Strip get to go
    $800 5
The "colossal" type of this creature is the largest invertebrate & has the largest eyes of any animal
    $1200 16
As this 1943 Ayn Rand novel begins, Howard Roark has just been expelled from the Stanton Institute of Technology
    $1200 19
Liza Minnelli beat out this funnyman's show "You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush"
    DD: $5,000 26
In 1935 he bought a house at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey
    $1200 6
A leech is a segmented type of this creature
    $1200 1
By definition, ungulates are mammals with these
    $1600 21
The title of this Ayckbourn trilogy, winner for Best Revival, refers to events of 1066
    $1600 14
The house where he & his wife lived from 1882 to 1901 is at 21 Ulitsa Lva Tolstogo in Moscow
    $1600 11
Impossibly high grain production quotas led to the deaths of around 7 million in this then-SSR in 1932-33
    DD: $2,200 8
Also known as St. Hubert's hound, this dog's more familiar name comes from its purebred ancestry
    $1600 2
"Agitprop" combines agitation & this, especially in the cause of Communism
    $2000 17
Geoffrey Rush won a Tony for his work in the revival of this French absurdist's "Exit the King"
    $2000 10
Son Christopher inherited this noted conservative's elegant co-op at 778 Park Avenue in 2008
    $2000 9
A dispute dating to 1947 concerns Europe's quotas & tariffs on this fruit, which Latin America says are discriminatory
    $2000 7
The sable type of this fast African animal has a black coat & long, curved horns
    $2000 3
Vaccine also means "pertaining to or derived from" these animals

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Ashok Kori
$15,000 $400 $12,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Begun in 1174, it was finally stabilized in May 2008, after more than 700 years of slow movement

Final scores:

Ben Ashok Kori
$25,608 $666 $22,800
2-day champion: $36,810 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Ashok Kori
$17,000 $2,600 $9,000
22 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $28,600

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Game tape date: 2009-12-08
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