Show #5943 - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Paul Kursky game 1.


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Laura White, an English professor from Lincoln, Nebraska

Paul Kursky, a copywriter from San Francisco, California

Anne Triolo, a screenwriter and bookstore manager from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $27,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
You shouldn't put this French "Discourse on Method" author before the horse
    $200 16
St. Augustine, Florida boasts a "farm" founded in 1893 for these reptiles with more than 20 related species
    $200 6
Immanuel can't have a milkshake: like 90% of Asian Americans, he has an intolerance to this sugar
    $200 18
You'll find obsessive-compulsive Bree van de Kamp tidying up on this ABC show
    $200 14
In a Grimm fairy tale, this little man spins straw into gold: can you guess his name?
    $200 11
Changing the last vowel of a word meaning "seat of government" creates this building where lawmakers meet
    $400 2
Kukai & Saicho were major philosophers of this country's Heian period
    $400 17
Ending a long period of this country's rule, 1819's Adams-Onis treaty turned St. Augustine over to the U.S.
    $400 7
Immanuel can't become U.S. president because he's not yet this minimum age
    $400 22
This character on "Friends" is a "self-professed neat freak"
    $400 15
Spinnerets are the organs in a spider that spin this fiber for its web
    $400 12
Affluent means wealthy: effluent refers to waste in this state of matter
    DD: $1,000 3
Plato & Xenophon left accounts of this philosopher who wrote nothing himself
    $600 19
Of course St. Augustine is home to this legendary spring sought by Ponce de Leon: okay, it's a tourist spot opened in 1901
    $600 8
No, Immanuel can't return to the soccer game; he got one of these cards, his first ever & is not allowed back
    $600 23
Annette Bening chafes when Kevin Spacey tries to seduce her in this 1999 movie: she's worried he'll spill beer on the couch
    $600 26
Spins performed in this include the sit spin, the camel spin & the Biellmann spin
    $600 13
Spelled with "al" at the end, this word refers to a school official: with "le", it's a fundamental truth
    $800 4
The argument that the mind at birth is a blank slate is "key" to his 1690 "Essay Concerning Human Understanding"
    $800 20
Believe it or not, this man's oldest Odditorium of weird stuff is located in St. Augustine
    $800 9
Immanuel can't spell very well: he keeps transposing letters, which makes me think he has this learning disorder
    $800 24
This real-life actress played by Faye Dunaway kinda flipped out when she thought her bathroom wasn't clean enough
    $800 27
This instrument on your car's dashboard measures the revolutions or spins per minute of the engine shaff
    $800 29
When this heavy metal loses an "A", it becomes a word meaning "guided"
    $1000 5
This 3-named British political theorist who wrote "On Liberty" was also a major utilitarian philosopher
    $1000 21
St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos is an old fort built from a form of limestone known as coquina, or "little" these
    $1000 10
Immanuel can't stand girls, & yes, it's safe to call him one of these, from the Greek for "woman hater"
    $1000 25
Jayma Mays plays a germophobic guidance counselor on this Fox series
    $1000 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a revolving gas planet on the monitor.) This planet might be a sphere if it weren't spinning so fast--turning on its axis in under ten hours, resulting in a bulge near the equator
    $1000 30
Some people needlessly put ir- in front of this word that means "in spite of everything"

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

Anne Paul Laura
$1,200 $3,400 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Anne Paul Laura
$5,800 $5,800 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 15
From the Flemish pronunciation of "chaos". Jan van Helmont coined this term for air that wasn't air
    $400 13
Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'nique
    $400 5
In May 1844 he sent the first official message via telegraph
    $400 9
The classic first course of melon & this is seen here
    $400 1
"The Custom-House" is an introductory section to this Hawthorne classic
    $400 2
It's also known as a seismic seawave
    $800 16
Scientists believe that, like humans, many dinosaurs were endothermic, which means this
    $800 14
Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Renee Zellweger
    DD: $3,000 6
In 1976 the U.S. posthumously restored the citizenship of this labor organizer & socialist leader who lost it in 1918
    $800 11
This fruit is cultivated in semitropical zones
    $800 20
This Tom Clancy thriller is about a Soviet captain who decides to defect--with his Typhoon-class submarine
    $800 3
This time-telling device consists of 2 parts, a gnomon & a plane
    $1200 17
The geologic period named for this coal-producing U.S. state is also called the Late Carboniferous Epoch
    $1200 7
This Secy. of State had success in preventing foreign governments from giving official recognition to the Confederacy
    $1200 12
Surprisingly, this tropical fruit is a relative of the pistachio & the cashew
    $1200 21
In this novel Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens
    $1200 4
Sidney Poitier starred in the film version of this drama about a black Chicago family
    $1600 18
(Kelly of the Clue Crew dissects and demonstrates a doorknob.) A doorknob acts as a force multiplier, with a larger knob turning a smaller attached shaft--an example of this simple machine
    $1600 8
In the 1950s he made news as Adlai Stevenson's running mate & chair of a Senate committee on organized crime
    $1600 22
Seen here, it's the national fruit of Japan
    DD: $2,000 24
The title figure of this Steinbeck work is a colt that Jody receives as a gift & names Gabilan
    $1600 26
In the 19th century Rudolf Wolf connected these solar phenomena to fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field
    $2000 19
These 2-syllable fragments of clay vessels found at archaeological digs help us learn about a culture
    $2000 10
He eulogized George Washington as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen"
    $2000 23
Not only does this winter squash have orange splotches on its skin, but its flesh is orangey, too
    $2000 25
In books by Baroness Orczy, foppish Sir Percy Blakeney is secretly this swashbuckling hero
    $2000 27
It's another name for a bluegill

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Anne Paul Laura
$14,000 $11,000 $5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Introduced in the '70s to replace steel belting on high-speed tires, it's called stronger than steel & lighter than nylon

Final scores:

Anne Paul Laura
$4,000 $11,300 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $11,300 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Anne Paul Laura
$13,800 $11,000 $5,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
4 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,000

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Game tape date: 2010-02-17
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