Show #6231 - Monday, October 24, 2011

Alex introduces the newly unveiled Jeopardy! Hall of Fame backstage.


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Laura Bulkin, a pianist and music teacher from Taos, New Mexico

Francisco Maldonado-Ramirez, a legislative aide from Highland Park, New Jersey

Balaji Narain, an attorney originally from Cumming, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $35,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And yes, you're going to have to spell the correct response.)
(Sarah: ...from north to south--specialties just like Mama made them at a 42,000-square-foot marketplace in New York City.)
    $200 1
About its eruption in 79 A.D., an observer wrote that "broad sheets of fire and leaping flames blazed at several points"
    $200 4
A hard blow or punch
    $200 12
"The Shoulder of Athos, the Baldric of Porthos, and the Handkerchief of Aramis"
    $200 9
In 2004 the most valuable guitar, this rocker's Stratocaster "Blackie", sold for $959,500 at auction
    $200 3
Dessert topping (the part after "Reddi")
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue from Eataly in New York.) Parmesan cheese comes from the northern Italian city of Parma, where the whey from cheese making is fed to the local pigs, helping create another famous local product, this
    $400 2
At least 57 people died as a result of this U.S. volcano's May 18, 1980 eruption
    $400 5
To avoid or go around the edge of
    $400 13
"Four Thousand Leagues Under the Pacific"
    $400 10
In the 1991 remake of "Father of the Bride", she played the mother of the bride
    $400 19
Mr. Potato Head maker (the part after "Play")
    $400 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue from Eataly in New York.) The Piedmont region is known for bread sticks, which an enthused Napoleon called "little sticks" of this city, that holds a famous shroud
    $600 23
This youngest surface volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has distinctive lava formations like Pele's Hair
    $600 6
When followed by "down", it means to eat voraciously
    $600 14
"Hester and Pearl"
    $600 11
He's the voice of country music seen here
    $600 20
Drugstore with 4,700 outlets (the part before "Aid")
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue from Eataly in New York.) The rugged Tuscan landscape has a vast number of microclimates, so this wine, made from up to 90% local Sangiovese grapes, can very widely from vineyard to vineyard
    $800 24
In 1908 members of Ernest Shackleton's expedition became the first to climb this continent's Mount Erebus
    $800 7
Hard, quick gasps for air
    DD: $2,000 15
"Mr. Badger"
    $800 17
After his death in 1974, his son Mercer took over his band
    $800 21
"Kid tested, mother approved" cereal
    $1000 25
This lake lies in a caldera formed when Oregon's Mount Mazama volcano collapsed 7,000 years ago
    $1000 8
A policy seeking to reduce pollution is referred to as this & trade
    $1000 16
"The Lotus Eaters" & "Circe"
    $1000 18
His "Boyz N the Hood" earned him the first-ever best director Oscar nomination for an African American
    $1000 22
Amazing, phenomenal cleaner from SC Johnson

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Balaji Francisco Laura
$600 $1,400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Balaji Francisco Laura
$2,000 $1,400 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
U.S. News & World Report calls this New Haven school the best value college, even with tuition at over $38,000 a year
    $400 6
According to tradition, this prop used by magicians should be made of hazel wood cut at sunrise
    $400 21
Nadia Comaneci;
Nastia Liukin (champions all-around)
    $400 16
Patrick Jephson, her aide in the 1990s, doesn't aid her reputation with his book "Shadows of a Princess"
    $400 30
To hear about "My Highland Lassie" / My poor heart, it yearns / For he wrote 'em, I just quote 'em / He is...
    $400 1
The Union Jack
    $800 12
According to the Cat Fanciers' Assoc., the top breed of pedigreed cat is this feline with a Middle Eastern name
    $800 7
This duo first teamed up in 1975; one was a clown college graduate & juggler, the other, a silent magician
    $800 22
Joe Frazier;
Wladimir Klitschko
    $800 17
Vladislav Surkov, a longtime aide to this former president, is known as the Kremlin's "Gray Cardinal"
    $800 29
"The Lamb" & "The Fly" are far from a mess / But this man's "The Tyger" / Gets all the good press
    $800 2
Velour, velvet or tricot
    $1200 13
Not only is Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta the world's busiest airport, this airline based there is the largest
    $1200 8
This magician's feats include walking through the Great Wall of China
    $1200 23
Helen Wills;
Justine Henin-Hardenne
    DD: $2,600 18
(Hi. I'm Chris Matthews.) Here's a tip for you: for 6 years, I was the top aide to this Democrat from Massachusetts when he was Speaker of the House
    $1200 28
Being called "a gargoyle of a man" / May have caused him to lose all hope / But his "Rape of the Lock" was good / He's...
    $1200 3
Long crack in a rock
    $1600 14
Not surprisingly, this taste sensation is rocking as Ben & Jerry's top-selling ice cream flavor
    $1600 9
This 16-letter synonym for sleight of hand comes from the Latin for "nimble finger"
    $1600 24
Thomas Kiely, with 6,036 points;
Erki Nool, with 8,641
    $1600 20
In 1948 White House aide Lauchlin Currie told this committee he wasn't a Soviet spy; today we know he was
    $1600 27
"A hundred naked maidens" / Danced in his "Faerie Queene" / Give this Elizabethan credit / He sure could set a scene
    $1600 4
Islamic legal opinion or directive
    $2000 15
In 2011 this Nissan model was Consumer Reports' top pick for family sedan
    $2000 10
In November 2000 this illusionist known for his street magic was encased in a block of ice for 63 hours in Times Square
    DD: $1,000 25
Ellery Clark, 20' 10";
Ivan Pedroso, 28' 3/4"
    $2000 19
In 2009 an aide to the Defense Sec. was ensnared in the scandal over a couple who crashed this White House event
    $2000 26
This romantic poet was really not clairvoyant / In 1822 / He put "Hellas" into view / But we wish he was more buoyant
    $2000 5
Smooth move in a bridge game

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Balaji Francisco Laura
$10,200 $10,400 $15,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the top 10 cities in population within city limits, this one of 1.4 million is the only state capital

Final scores:

Balaji Francisco Laura
$20,399 $0 $9,999
2-day champion: $55,799 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Balaji Francisco Laura
$8,800 $13,400 $15,400
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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Game tape date: 2011-09-20
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