Show #5869 - Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vijay Balse game 1.


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Ann Rusthoven, a housewife from Florence, South Carolina

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer originally from Bombay, India

Jordan Brand, an anesthesiologist from Westchester, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,405)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Be careful with that one, please!)
    $200 22
This Nebraska city of 251,000 was named for a man who died in 1865
    $200 6
Southern matron Sandra Bullock takes a future NFL lineman into her home in this film
    $200 16
"Nobody doesn't like" this food corporation of which Brenda Barnes became CEO in 2005
    $200 11
A great aid in identifying predators, these ostrich body parts are the largest of any land animal's
    $200 15
A fraternity pin is generally worn on this 5-letter part of a jacket
    $200 1
A young deer, or Ms. Hall
    $400 23
In 1950 Omaha became the home of this sport's men's college championship
    $400 7
This 2008 drama features the line Clint Eastwood was born to say: "Get off my lawn!"
    $400 17
Thank you Akio Morita, who didn't take over the family sake biz but co-founded this electronics giant instead
    $400 12
We have Pliny the Elder to thank for the legend about ostriches doing this when frightened, but it's just not true
    $400 2
The small, bloodsucking wingless insect lives in a dog-eat-dog world
    $600 24
Nebraska's state insect is this industrious one
    $600 8
Kid: "You just killed a helicopter with a car"; John McClane: "I was out of bullets" in this 2007 film with a 5-word title
    $600 18
In 1985 this Aussie-born mogul became a U.S. citizen to meet requirements for owning TV stations
    $600 13
The 2 main colors of an adult male ostrich's feathers are these
    $600 3
Stick this point where a river divides into branches in him, he's done
    $800 26
In 1945 the state nickname was changed from "The Tree Planter State" to this
    $800 9
Here's a Rorschach test: Jackie Earle Haley said, "Politicians will... shout 'Save us!' & I'll whisper 'No'" in this film
    $800 19
In 2008 this Texas oilman introduced a plan promoting oil alternatives such as natural gas & wind power
    DD: $1,000 14
In a tradition stretching back millennia, residents of this desert in Botswana use ostrich eggs as water jugs
    $800 28
"All aboard" this length of material at the back of a gown
    $800 4
A flexible, 4-sided weapon having a blunt point
    $1000 25
The name Nebraska comes from an Oto native American word meaning "flat water", referring to this river
    $1000 10
Frozone, Bomb Voyage & Edna Mode were characters in this 2004 animated film
    $1000 20
In 1901 this Hartford-born man financed the creation of U.S. Steel, the first billion-dollar company
    $1000 21
They can't fly, but ostriches still belong to the bird class with this Latin name
    $1000 27
This type of cuff formed from a single band of material sounds perfect for a cooper
    $1000 5
Securely fixed in place, or a law business

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Jordan Vijay Ann
$4,000 $800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jordan Vijay Ann
$7,400 $3,800 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the country that awards each presentation.)
    $400 13
A Slovak state was nominally independent during WWII, but collapsed when this army arrived in April 1945
    $400 17
"You're the one that I want, oo oo oo"
    $400 7
Total number of days in March, April & May
    $400 22
Cervantes is believed to have begun writing this classic in 1597 or 1598 while confined to a Seville jail
    $400 6
The Silver Star
    $400 1
A legal charge that someone is guilty of an offense
    $800 27
Regiomontanus, the 1st scientific student of comets, taught at the Academia Istropolitana, Slovakia's 1st this
    $800 18
"Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony, side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we?"
    $800 8
It's the square root of the square root of 81
    $800 23
He wrote about his imprisonment in Rome in 2 Timothy, saying, "I have fought the good fight...I have kept the faith"
    $800 9
The Fighter against Nazis Medal
    $800 2
As in bratwurst or liverwurst, it's what "wurst" is in English
    $1200 28
In 2007 socialist PM Robert Fico pulled Slovakia's troops out of Iraq; they'd mainly been busy clearing these 2-word items
    $1200 19
"Well I don't know if all that's true, 'cause you got me, and baby I got you"
    $1200 10
It's the branch of math that deals with the relationships between the sides & angles of triangles
    $1200 24
His first story, "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking", was written in prison; "The Gift of the Magi" wasn't
    $1200 14
The Order of Leopold
    $1200 3
A free-swimming stage in the life of a jellyfish, or a snake-coiffed hag of myth
    $1600 29
These people looked down on the Slovaks until around 1910 Karel Kalal insisted the 2 peoples' futures were entwined
    $1600 20
"You don't sing me love songs, you don't bring me flowers anymore"
    $1600 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands in front of a board with numbers.) The highest number that divides evenly into two different numbers is called this, also known as GCF; for 40 & 100, the GCF is 20
    $1600 25
While imprisoned in the Tower of London, this Elizabethan courtier began writing a "History of the World"
    $1600 15
The Military Order of William
    $1600 4
It's South Korea's chief port & second-largest city
    $2000 30
Slovakia was conquered by the Magyars in 907 & this country proceeded to rule it for 1,000 years
    $2000 21
"Love lift us up where we belong, where the eagles cry on a mountain high"
    $2000 12
It's -5 x -5 x -5
    $2000 26
Thomas Paine began part 1 of this work in a French prison, with "I believe in one god, and no more..."
    DD: $2,000 16
King Haakon VII's Freedom Cross
    DD: $3,000 5
A document might be submitted for this, your close attention & scrutiny

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jordan Vijay Ann
$14,400 $14,600 $8,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

1-word name of the committee that sets the spending priorities that the Finance & Appropriation committees carry out

Final scores:

Jordan Vijay Ann
$24,405 $28,801 $8,800
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jordan Vijay Ann
$15,400 $14,600 $9,800
25 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
0 W
10 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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Game tape date: 2009-12-15
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