Show #5871 - Monday, March 8, 2010

Vijay Balse game 3.


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Karen Hoffman, a library page from McHenry, Illinois

Kirby Nelson, a foreign service officer originally from Eatonville, Washington

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer originally from Bombay, India (whose 2-day cash winnings total $56,402)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 5
In 1877 American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Deimos & Phobos, 2 tiny moons of this planet
    $200 1
As part of the "Million Dollar Quartet", Elvis jammed with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & this "Man in Black"
    $200 11
Whether one of these is called Denver or Western, it's made with green pepper, onion & ham
    $200 21
    $200 26
A rigid container designed for a Homburg or a porkpie
    $200 16
You'll see the Roman numeral for 40 in this, which separates a car's wheels
    $400 6
Around 1820 it was demonstrated that this element was effective in treating goiter
    $400 2
Elvis had a No. 16 country hit with "Always On My Mind" in 1973; almost 10 years later, this redhead took it to No. 1
    $400 12
Checkerberry is also called mountain this, the beverage it's often boiled to make
    $400 22
    $400 27
Alforja in Spanish, it hangs on the side of a cowboy's horse
    $400 17
The legal end to a marriage containing 501
    DD: $1,000 7
He was teaching at the University of Lille when he began his studies of fermentation
    $600 3
After the King's 1977 passing, this "Okie from Muskogee" had a hit with "From Graceland To The Promised Land"
    $600 13
1 of the 2 U.S. cities that are aliases for strip steak
    $600 23
    $600 28
A small trunk named for its placement at the end of a bed
    $600 18
This word for an add-on at the start of a word ends with the Roman numeral 9
    $800 8
Developed in the 1860s & '70s, this first synthetic plastic would soon be used to make toiletries, dentures & film
    $800 4
The King's 1970 hit "Kentucky Rain" was co-written by this country star who hit No. 1 with "I Love A Rainy Night"
    $800 14
Bean threads are also called cellophane or glass these
    $800 24
    $800 29
A French word for a small briefcase that bears the name of an embassy official
    $800 19
An old term for the South containing 11
    $1000 10
The first skeletons of this early human were discovered in a French cave in 1868
    $1000 9
In 1969 the King released a version of "Gentle On My Mind", for which this singer had won a 1967 country Grammy
    $1000 15
(Kelly of the clue shows a potted herb.) Talk about international flare, when it's in the garden, it's called Chinese parsley; when the leaves are used, it's Spanish cilantro; & the seeds used in cooking are called this from Middle English
    $1000 25
    $1000 30
Sing a song about one of these, a sailor's bag for small articles
    $1000 20
An internal organ containing 4

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

Vijay Kirby Karen
$2,400 $2,800 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Kirby Karen
$4,600 $4,400 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 7
Playing the lusty Greek peasant Zorba earned him an Oscar nomination
    $400 1
According to legend, fish would forget to swim when Xi Shi, one of the "Four Great Beauties" of this country, walked by
    $400 5
Much of Peter Schneider's book "The Wall Jumper" takes place in the western section of this city
    $400 16
In February 2002 Jeffrey Skilling, CEO of this company, implied whistleblower Sherron Watkins was a liar
    $400 21
An expert in EVAs, or extra-vehicular activities, Sherwood Spring exited one of these to perform an EVA in 1985
    $400 26
To begin, Zorba wants to teach you these 2 Greek letters, the beginning & the ending
    $800 8
He received an Oscar nomination for playing the all-powerful Henry II in "The Lion in Winter"
    $800 2
She's seen here getting swept off her feet by Paris
    $800 6
Nicholas Meyer's "The West End Horror" takes this Victorian detective into the theatrical world
    $800 17
Non-aggression between these 2 countries ended in Dec. 1940 when Operation Barbarossa was okayed by Hitler
    $800 22
Yakov Springer, a weightlifting coach, was one of 10 men murdered on September 6, 1972 in this city
    $800 27
OK, clearly we're not communicating in Greek, so let me try "Milas Anglika?", which means "Do you" do this
    $1200 9
She wasn't even nominated for "West Side Story", though she did get a nomination that year for "Splendor in the Grass"
    $1200 3
Beautiful Lady Caroline Lamb, wife of a future British P.M., had an affair with this lord famous as both a poet & a rake
    $1200 13
In 1953 a reviewer called this late Nobel-winning author's Augie March "a West-Side-Chicago Tom Jones"
    $1200 18
In Jan. 2008 this former Olympic golden girl was sentenced to 6 months for lying about steroids & check fraud
    $1200 23
In 1605 Thomas Winter was caught up in a plot to blow up Parliament with this more famous guy
    DD: $5,000 28
Zorba imparts the beauty of the Greek language, but some lessons are tricky, like the one teaching that "ne" means this
    $1600 10
The screenplay to "My Fair Lady", based on Shaw's play & on a musical by him & Loewe, earned him an Oscar nomination
    $1600 4
In II Samuel David spies on this hottie while she's bathing
    $1600 14
This Bret Easton Ellis novel set on L.A.'s West Side has as an epigraph "There's a feeling I get when I look to the west"
    $1600 19
In January 1898 the Parisian newspaper L'Aurore printed his letter accusing military & civilian authorities of lies
    $1600 24
Bernard Fall wrote "Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of" this place lost by the French to the Viet Minh
    $1600 29
Even Zorba needs a break, so give me pente, meaning I need a recess this many minutes long
    $2000 11
Paul Scofield was nominated for best actor (& won) for playing him in "A Man for All Seasons"
    DD: $2,000 12
A courtesan of Athens is said to have been the model for Praxiteles' statue of this Greek goddess
    $2000 15
Pearl Cleage, who used to work for mayor Maynard Jackson, set "Baby Brother's Blues" in this city's West End
    $2000 20
On Jan, 26, 2006 he told Oprah that "demons" had led him to invent events in his autobiography
    $2000 25
Lloyd Bentsen, Robert Rubin & Lawrence Summers all held this cabinet position
    $2000 30
The phrase "Ti ora ine", which means this, may help you at Cretan casinos; you must remember clocks are hard to find there

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Kirby Karen
$20,800 $13,600 $10,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

If you want to visit this country, you can fly into Sunan International Airport or... or not visit this country

Final scores:

Vijay Kirby Karen
$14,399 $6,399 $1,000
3-day champion: $70,801 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vijay Kirby Karen
$25,400 $13,600 $10,000
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
2 W
13 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $49,000

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Game tape date: 2009-12-15
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