Show #5984 - Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kara Spak game 1.


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Kara Spak, a newspaper reporter from Chicago, Illinois

DJ Schepker, a Ph.D. student in business from Lenexa, Kansas

Russ Porter, a water systems engineer from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
The title of this William Styron novel refers to a devastating ultimatum given by a Nazi soldier
    $200 16
Huey Lewis & Celine Dion both extolled love's potency with No. 1s titled this
    $200 21
It calls itself "the blanket with sleeves"
    $200 1
The "SS" in ISS: Skylab & Russia's Salyut were early ones
    $200 10
New Orleans bartender Henry Ramos invented the Ramos Fizz, made with cream, egg whites, lime juice & this liquor
    $200 15
A pad of writing paper, or a pill
    $400 7
The Captain & Tennille took this hopeful declaration to No. 1 in 1975
    $400 22
The trademarked version of "skinny" these are "classic denim but with a high nylon/elastane content"
    $400 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows parallel lines on the monitor.) These two lines are identical in length, but when opposing arrowheads are added, the bottom line appears to be longer in a classic example of this type of eye trick
    $400 11
This Kilmarnock grocer founded his eponymous red, black & blue label Scotch whisky brand in 1820
    $400 17
A run-down apartment house
    $600 29
Sayuri tells of how she became a celebrated performer & courtesan in Japan in this tale by Arthur Golden
    $600 6
Diana Ross & the Supremes hit No. 1 in 1968 with this song about a girl who was "never meant to be"
    $600 23
Many universities still hold charity versions of these endurance contests, a fad in the 1920s
    $600 3
This can build up after a good hair brushing, & when you remove a wool hat, it can make your hair stand on end
    $600 12
The James who gave his nickname to this Kentucky bourbon brand was actually the founder's great-grandson
    $600 18
A doodad, or a small piece of jewelry
    $800 28
This veteran spy author delves into the war on terror in "A Most Wanted Man"
    $800 5
The O'Jays asked the whole world to join in & board this in 1973
    $800 24
Jade, Yasmin, Cloe & Sasha are these dollz
    $800 8
It occurs around June 21 when the sun is at its northernmost position
    $800 13
The real first name of the maker of this Tenn. whiskey was Jasper, but a "Jasper & Coke" just doesn't sound right
    $800 19
A great stream, as of water or lava
    $1000 27
Murdered by her neighbor, Susie Salmon tells her story from heaven in this Alice Sebold bestseller
    $1000 4
1970 No. 1 public service announcement from the Jackson 5: "Stop!" this "may be your own"
    $1000 25
This Bandai "digital pet" was hot in the '90s
    DD: $1,600 9
Easily seen below the equator, the constellation Crux is popularly known by this name
    $1000 14
This popular spiced rum is named for a buccaneer who terrorized the Caribbean & ended up a governor of Jamaica
    $1000 20
In a right triangle, it's the ratio of the side opposite an acute angle to the side adjacent to the angle

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Russ DJ Kara
$3,000 $1,000 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Russ DJ Kara
$4,400 $3,800 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
On June 29, 1994 no one was laughin' in Laughlin in this state; 1250 temps had everyone rollin' snake eyes
    $400 26
Pasiphae was the mom of this Greek creature of myth, & that's half-bull
    $400 1
"HOMES" is a mnemonic for these, which border the U.S. & Canada
    $400 16
Hey, hey we're the Naxalites, a Maoist rebel group with origins in the Bengal region of this country
    $400 25
Kim Carnes would know
we've got this actress's eyes
    $400 11
Thanks to George, he had plenty of off time between his 5 stints as manager of the New York Yankees
    $800 3
On Aug. 2, 1975 it was wicked hot in New Bedford in this state--1070! I nearly keeled ovah in the yahd!
    $800 27
Here's a riddle: what in Egyptian myth has the head of a man (or a ram or falcon) & the body of a lion? This
    $800 12
Remember this out-of-this-world group with "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles"
    $800 17
Da! As separatists fighting a rebel war in this Russian region, we've often fought in its capital, Grozny
    $800 22
The eyes of this "Ugly Betty" co-star are seen here
    $800 7
He's been idle ever since his July 14, 1881 run-in with Pat Garrett
    $1200 4
If it's July, "by the time you get to" this state capital founded in 1870, you'll be sweatin'; it averages 930
    $1200 28
A man/horse is this, of course, of course; Hercules shot one with a poisoned arrow
    $1200 13
Biology has "Kind Pigs Care Only For Good Slop", standing for kingdom, phylum, class, then this
    DD: $3,000 18
Si, gringo! It was me, Sandino who led the fight against American troops in this Central American nation in 1927
    $1200 21
We'd have breakfast at Tiffany's with her anytime
    $1200 8
This evangelist retired from public life following a last crusade in 2005
    $1600 5
It was a balmy 1230 in this California desert resort city in 1995; 40 years earlier, Lucy Ricardo met Rock Hudson there
    $1600 14
It helps to remember the notation for this system: "Lucy Can't Drink Milk"
    $1600 19
It's Zapatista time! We formed our peasants' rebel group of that name in this southernmost Mexican state
    $1600 23
Yo! He's the actor seen here
    $1600 9
He stayed busy in the late '70s, but he didn't get up to much after his brother left office
    $2000 6
We're not sure it was a happy 4th of July in 1911 in Nashua in this state; 1060 tempers a celebration
    $2000 15
"Seems Like Mata Hari Picked Her Targets Carefully" gets you to this list that Antipater of Sidon came up with
    $2000 20
Aye! The rebellion I led in the colonies in 1676 at one time took over the House of Burgesses
    $2000 24
Seen here, this actress had me at "Chicago"
    $2000 10
This army aviator & air power advocate resigned from the service after his 1925 court-martial

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Russ DJ Kara
$12,000 $4,800 $18,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A line in this 1863 poem mentions "The eighteenth of April, in seventy-five"

Final scores:

Russ DJ Kara
$19,000 $6,300 $24,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $24,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Russ DJ Kara
$11,400 $7,800 $18,000
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,200

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Game tape date: 2010-07-28
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