Show #5987 - Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kara Spak game 4.


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Phyllis Grayson, a retired CPA from Huntersville, North Carolina

David Zack, a web developer originally from Fairfield, Connecticut

Kara Spak, a newspaper reporter from Chicago, Illinois (whose 3-day cash winnings total $52,802)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
In a 480 B.C. invasion, the Persians demolished many buildings on the Acropolis in this city
    $200 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew paddles a kayak.) When a properly prepared scout gets out on the water, he doesn't leave shore without a PFD, short for this
    $200 4
This shepherdess "took her little crook" to find her flock
    $200 14
You can save space if your dining room table has these, either drop or removable
    $200 2
It seemed like Farrah was always drying off after a shower or stepping out of a pool in this 1970s TV series
    $200 1
An old world weasel
    $400 23
Around 500 A.D. This Acropolis temple built to honor the wisdom goddess became a Christian church
    $400 16
To qualify for a bugling merit badge, a scout must know 15 calls including this one sounded at the end of the day
    $400 5
Peter, Peter put his wife in one of these "and there he kept her very well"
    $400 28
In name & function a chifforobe is a combination of a chiffonier, which is a bureau & this
    $400 3
Jessica Rabbit made it OK to think an animated character was hot in this 1988 film
    $400 9
One of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
    $600 24
The new Acropolis Museum features the marble relief seen here of Apollo, Artemis & this sea god
    $600 17
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands on a dock.) When scouts swim safely, they use this system in which one scout looks out for the other & vice versa
    $600 6
She went to the baker to buy her dog some bread, "when she came back the dog was dead!"
    $600 11
It's a tossup whether this actress was at her loveliest in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" or "Tequila Sunrise"
    $600 10
To settle by conclusive decision
    $800 25
Tragedians like Sophocles often premiered plays on the Acropolis at the theater of this god of wine and drama
    $800 18
Patterns a scout can use to build a fire include cross-ditch, pyramid & this one named for a Native American structure
    $800 7
This married woman "could eat no lean"
    $800 12
The 2002 Bond film "Die Another Day" has a memorable scene of this actress walking out of the ocean
    $800 20
    $1000 26
In 2010 protesters against these measures, from a Greek word for "severe" hung a banner from the Acropolis
    DD: $2,600 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew hangs onto a rope and jumps slowly down the side of a mountain.) From the French for summoning, it's the practice of a scout safely lowering himself down a mountainside
    $1000 8
This little girl "sat among the cinders warming her ten little toes," but her mom came along & whipped her
    $1000 27
Dorothy Draper was known for her moldings in this surface material 2 of whose basic materials are lime & water
    $1000 13
I didn't watch this show for its weird story line, but to see Jennifer Garner as a double agent
    $1000 21
The production of illumination by living creatures

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

Kara David Phyllis
$1,200 $1,400 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kara David Phyllis
$4,200 $6,000 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 18
First name of Arkansas U.S. Representative Berry; don't confuse him with a controversial 4-term D.C. mayor
    $400 2
"P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face, (mum mum mum mah) p-p-p-poker face"
    $400 11
This color is featured prominently, even for the links, on
    $400 1
John McCain was shot down over this capital in 1967
    $400 7
(Hi, I'm Anderson Cooper.) This 21st century tragedy is one of the reasons I got back into news; its aftermath is powerfully dealt with in the novel "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
    $400 13
A brief 2-piece, poolside
    $800 19
Wilmington-born Mike Castle is this little state's only man in the House of Representatives
    $800 3
"Hi, my name is... What? My name is... Who? My name is... Slim Shady"
    $800 14
Hear his thoughts on everyday life & link to his "Dilbert" strips at his blog
    $800 21
Oh, just one more thing, this island nation's capital is Colombo
    $800 8
(I'm Michael McKean.) A favorite of mine is this author's "Cat's Cradle", a book named for a children's game but dealing with the end of life on Earth
    $800 24
A diamond salesman has this job
    DD: $1,200 20
This "Jr." Illinois Rep was born in South Carolina 4 days after the Selma-Montgomery march
    $1200 4
"I drink Brass Monkey and I rock well, I got a castle in Brooklyn that's where I dwell"
    $1200 15
In July 2010 a video posted on a blog forced Shirley Sherrod to quit this cabinet dept.--then she got lots of apologies
    $1200 28
You'll be the Sultan of "Jeopardy!" if you know Bandar Seri Begawan is its capital
    $1200 9
(I'm Andy Richter.) As a parent, I have to go with "I Am a Bunny", illustrated by this man who also gave us a "Great Big Schoolhouse"
    DD: $1,000 25
This type of cloud forms in puffs, mounds or towers on a flat base
    $1600 22
Peter DeFazio, who gives his payraises to scholarship funds, reps ths state's 4th District, including Corvallis & Eugene
    $1600 5
"They call me Dr. Love, I am your doctor of love, I've got the cure you're thinking of" (Trust me I'm a doctor)
    $1600 16
Nick Denton started this gossipy site with a name that also means "one who stares stupidly"
    $1600 29
Have a dilly of a time in Dili, the capital of this new nation
    $1600 10
(Hi, I'm Jane Kaczmarek.) This author's "Nine Stories" includes gems like "The Laughing Man" & "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" -- you should read them all
    $1600 26
Also used as a royal epithet, it means calm or peaceful
    $2000 23
California's Xavier Becerra became the first Latino to serve on this committee that oversees Social Security
    $2000 6
"Are you going to let it all hang out? Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go round"
    $2000 17
"The Sartorialist" spent 15 years in this industry before starting a popular blog on the subject
    $2000 12
(Hi, I'm Elizabeth Perkins.) Though its title is a reference to the Land of Nod, this Steinbeck classic, a favorite of mine, is set in California's Salinas Valley
    $2000 27
It's also known as the pygmy chimpanzee

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kara David Phyllis
$18,000 $9,200 $5,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the total number of legs on the 2 non-human animals whose words are quoted in the Old Testament

Final scores:

Kara David Phyllis
$17,599 $199 $9,300
4-day champion: $70,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kara David Phyllis
$18,200 $7,600 $7,000
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
7 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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Game tape date: 2010-08-03
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