Show #5872 - Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vijay Balse game 4.


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Shelby Sadler, an editor and writer from Rockville, Maryland

Becki Norris, a science and math teacher from Quincy, Massachusetts

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer originally from Bombay, India (whose 3-day cash winnings total $70,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

ON THE ____
    $200 11
In 1780 he signed on as Massachusetts' first governor
    $200 26
Catchy "Fiddler on the Roof" song that goes, "Daidle, deedle, daidle, digguh, digguh, deedle, daidle, dum"
    $200 6
Like Mom & apple pie
    $200 16
As we all should, Ralph Waldo Emerson remembers this U.S. landmark
    $200 21
In NATO's phonetic alphabet, this dance represents the letter "T"
    $200 1
Abstaining from alcohol
    $400 12
From 1999 to 2007 Bob Taft, great-grandson of President Taft, was the governor of this state
    $400 27
"Pull out the stopper, let's have a whopper, but get me to" this "on time"
    $400 7
11th, 12th, 13th letters
    $400 17
Emerson feels transcendent when he learns parts of this landmark are 35 feet high
    $400 22
It's a vigorous dance of the 1920s & also a seaport in South Carolina
    $400 2
Neutral or undecided, perhaps about the guy who sells the stolen goods
    $600 13
He's the first African-American governor of New York, as well as the first to be legally blind
    $600 28
Frank Sinatra despised this 1966 hit, calling it the worst song he'd ever heard... "Doo-be-doo-be-doo"
    $600 8
"Chaste" ocean on the USA's East Coast
    $600 18
Ralph reminisces at the state reservation at this landmark, where a pal of his lived from 1845 to 1847
    $600 23
The name of this ballroom dance can be used as a verb to mean "to move breezily or casually"
    $600 3
It sounds like riding young sheep, but running from the police is sometimes called being this
    $800 14
In January of 1932 he stepped down as Louisiana governor to assume his duties as a senator
    $800 29
The teller of this song was "Goin' to Lou'siana", but it served as a theme for Forty-niners headin' to California
    DD: $1,400 9
This model was Lincoln's first front-wheel drive car
    $800 19
Emerson is in this city during the festival of San Fermin--man, you better get moving, Ralph
    $800 24
This swing dance is mentioned in "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
    $800 4
Receiving payment from the government, not a pineapple seller
    $1000 15
Before he ran for President, Adlai Stevenson served a term as governor of this state
    $1000 30
This 1917 song's title was borrowed from the last line in "Shine On Harvest Moon"
    $1000 10
Cobalt plane
    $1000 20
Emerson is mystically in four states at once at this 2-word location
    $1000 25
It's a lively French social dance or the ball at which debutantes are presented
    $1000 5
"On the" this word means recovering from ill health

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

Vijay Becki Shelby
$1,600 $1,600 $5,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$2,200 $4,800 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: I'll give you an example of a clue in that one. If we said "A poem praising Leonardo", the correct response would be "What is the Da Vinci Ode?")
    $400 1
Liquid ammonia has a high boiling point because it's held together by the strong bond named for hydrogen, atomic number this
    $400 22
Seth Rogen voiced a mantis & Dustin Hoffman a small red panda in this 2008 movie
    $400 16
At the top, Prince Andrew is the one of York
    $400 5
Jules Verne title trip that's undergone a letter drop & been shortened by 90%
    $400 17
Legend says Attila the Hun wielded the sword of this Roman war god
    $400 6
Ordinarily, this hyphenated type of murder involves the lack of premeditation
    $800 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Hydrogen & oxygen atoms bind tightly together to create water molecules by sharing electrons in this type of bond, from the Latin for "strong together"
    $800 23
Voiced by John Cleese, King Harold of "Shrek" fame was originally one of these small creatures
    $800 18
No. 2:
Boxing fan John Sholto Douglas was one of Queensberry
    $800 12
Dickens parable about the beer in Paris & London
    $800 30
This 8th & 9th c. ruler's supposed sword, Joyeuse, is kept in the Louvre
    $800 7
Of the 1500 species of these arachnids with curved tails & venomous stingers, only 50 are dangerous to humans
    $1200 3
Nitrogen molecules are linked by 2 bonds called this, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter
    $1200 24
Chemicals turn Lily Tomlin into this title "Woman" in a 1981 Joel Schumacher film
    $1200 19
No. 3: His wife is a countess (Don't say count)
    $1200 13
Epic trilogy about Sauron, supreme master of oil derricks
    DD: $1,000 27
In an old poem, Unferth gives this title hero the sword called Hrunting
    $1200 8
From the Latin for "choke" & "throat" comes this word meaning "to impede the respiration of"
    $1600 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) When sodium donates an electron to chlorine, it creates this type of stable bond that holds salt molecules together; the bond shares its name with an order of architecture
    $1600 25
The return of two kidnapped fairies played by Emi and Yumi caused this winged creature to stop destroying Tokyo
    $1600 20
No. 4: It has a silent consonant
    $1600 14
This Flaubert heroine just can't stop making eggs
    $1600 29
William Wallace likely used one of these large swords that shares a name with a type of land mine
    $1600 9
This poisonous substance that has a number in its name comes from a type of nightshade
    $2000 11
Some compounds with nice smells, like benzene, have bonds called this, a term used to describe perfume
    $2000 26
This 1987 film finds Dennis Quaid as a shrunken test pilot mistakenly injected into Martin Short's body
    DD: $2,000 21
No. 5: The first of the 5 alphabetically
    $2000 15
This ghostly Henry James story refers to a vase designed to hold threaded fasteners
    $2000 28
I'll come clean and tell you this English king's sword Curtana had no point and was dubbed the sword of mercy
    $2000 10
It's another Japanese word for hara-kiri

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$18,000 $3,200 $12,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Words regularly censored out of Chinese blogs include minzhu, which means this, from the Greek word for "people"

Final scores:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$11,599 $6,400 $5,200
4-day champion: $82,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vijay Becki Shelby
$18,200 $3,200 $13,600
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R,
5 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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Game tape date: 2009-12-15
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