Show #5946 - Monday, June 21, 2010

Paul Kursky game 4.


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Terrill Wilkins, a high school history teacher from Spartanburg, South Carolina

Eric Rau, an assistant federal public defender from Tucson, Arizona

Paul Kursky, a copywriter from San Francisco, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $51,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: From Michigan, [*] with Ford's new driving simulator--the VIRTTEX.)
    $200 21
China's dizi is a traditional flute made of this grass
    $200 16
Kenny Chesney started losing his hair in his teens--this ever-present accessory hides it
    $200 26
Magician & escape artist Erich Weiss earned fame under this stage name
    $200 11
It precedes "humbug"
    $200 1
Forefathers Day, December 21, celebrates the 1620 landing here
    $200 6
(Alex reports from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI.) There's an actual car inside this advanced driving simulator which Ford uses to test new safety technologies; the unit is called "VIRTTEX", which stands for this kind of test track
    $400 27
A hand drum called the toumbeleki originated on the islands of this country
    $400 17
One of her newsworthy exploits was shaving her head in 2007, the year of her album "Blackout"
    $400 25
Paul Weiss received a merit citation for his WWII work on repairing these signal-transmitting bundles in the body
    $400 12
Exotic water pipe
    $400 2
Prior to this holiday, the Japanese celebrate with bonenkais, or "year forgetting parties"
    $400 7
(Alex reports from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI.) Some of the safety features being tested are seats & steering wheels that vibrate when a lane is crossed; it's called haptic technology because it refers to this sense
    $600 28
The zwoarer is a 2-voice & the dreier a 3-voice version of this Alpine sound
    $600 18
The thing is, one of this TV and movie actor's roles was as "The Thing"
    $600 24
WWII fighter ace Robert Weiss scored more than 100 kills flying Messerschmitts & Focke-Wulfs for this Air Force
    $600 13
It's used to hail a fellow sailor
    $600 3
Every February, the town of Menton in France hosts La Fete du Citron--citron being this fruit
    $600 8
(Alex reports from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI.) Undergoing testing right now is an innovative collision warning feature that will alert drivers to an unexpected hazard; it's based on this kind of technology, a term coined in 1940
    $800 29
An Armenian horovel is a song for this farming activity; one stanza sometimes equals one furrow
    $800 19
Famous for playing a Siamese king, he also played a royal on film in "Solomon and Sheba"--he had hair in that one
    $800 23
Songsmith George Weiss co-wrote Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love" & this "Wonderful" Louis Armstrong hit
    $800 14
Genus of the family Asteraceae with many ornamental ray-shaped flowers
    $800 4
In the 1840s Esther Howland made these cards from imported paper lace & floral decorations
    $800 9
(Alex reports from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI.) Unlike stationary simulators, the VIRTTEX allows the driver inside the vehicle to actually feel the motion; if he hits the brakes or turns the steering wheel, he will feel pitch, roll & this third axial motion
    $1000 30
Mexican songs called narcocorridos glorify those involved in this trade
    $1000 20
He's the hard-rocking former "American Idol" contestant seen here
    $1000 22
This Peter Weiss play about a notorious marquis & a French assassination victim shocked 1960s audiences
    $1000 15
In Judaism, a good deed
    $1000 5
Ten Days on the Island is an annual cultural festival taking place throughout this Australian state
    DD: $1,600 10
(Alex reports from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI.) To make the driving as realistic as possible, the simulator includes such features as 3-D sound--with noises of the road, the engine & the tires as well as that apparent change in pitch you just heard, named for this Austrian physicist

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

Paul Eric Terrill
$4,800 $2,400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Eric Terrill
$6,600 $5,000 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 5
Prudentius wrote European poetry's first complete one of these works in which characters stand for abstract concepts
    $400 21
The NBA rules say no player (especially not, say, LeBron) shall be ejected for shattering this
    $400 9
After Franco's death, he went from prince to king in 1975
    $400 11
Fuji & pippin
    $400 18
Just south of Rochester in this state, Letchworth State Park is home to the "Grand Canyon of the East"
    $400 25
It follows Jiffy in the name of a car repair chain
    $800 4
Reinaldo Arenas left this country on the 1980 boatlift & published "Farewell to the Sea" in the U.S.
    $800 22
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a foul signal.) The NFL dropped its 5-yard penalty for the incidental type of this personal foul; there's now only the more serious 15-yard version
    $800 8
Not much is known of his princely years, but as king he spent 2 decades of conquest uniting the Hawaiian islands
    $800 12
Oyster & shiitake
    $800 17
The Allegheny Plateau is home to Pine Creek Gorge, a.k.a. the Grand Canyon of this state
    $800 30
You could be a fire or army type in a colony if you're this
    $1200 3
"The Stories of Eva Luna" is a collection by this Chilean woman with political connections
    $1200 23
USTA rules say you can't change position while doing this; the volleyball running type is not OK
    $1200 7
The son of Alexander III & Maria Feodorovna, he unfortunately was this last king of his country
    $1200 13
Beefsteak & roma
    $1200 16
The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne is a scenic feature of this California national park
    $1200 29
A category or class of artistic endeavor, like science fiction
    $1600 2
Jorge Amado wrote rollicking novels like "Dona Flor and Her Two" these
    $1600 24
As in hockey, cross-checking is a foul in this sport, where it might more logically be spelled "crosse"-checking
    DD: $1,800 6
The highlight of his years as a prince surely had to be marrying a beautiful Austrian archduchess in 1770
    $1600 14
Russet & fingerling
    $1600 20
Mark Twain dubbed this island's Waimea Canyon the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
    $1600 28
Anagram of an orangey yellow, it's a household task
    $2000 1
The Golden Age of Roman literature runs from Cicero to this "Art of Love" author
    $2000 26
They govern the playing of a game on a particular course or field; in baseball, they're a type of double
    $2000 10
He went from prince to English king in 1199 after his crusading brother died without children
    $2000 15
Anjou & Bosc
    $2000 19
Hells Canyon is also known as the Grand Canyon of this river
    DD: $2,500 27
A purplish red anagrams to this person of great influence, especially in business

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Eric Terrill
$16,100 $12,200 $12,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One of the 2 presidents to return to elected jobs in U.S. federal government after their final terms

Final scores:

Paul Eric Terrill
$24,810 $24,000 $24,800
4-day champion: $76,611 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paul Eric Terrill
$18,000 $12,200 $14,200
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
0 W
17 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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Game tape date: 2010-03-02
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