Show #6235 - Friday, October 28, 2011


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John Jordan, a university English teacher from Fort Collins, Colorado

Helaine Greenfeld, a government attorney from Chevy Chase, Maryland

Sunny Stalter, an English professor from Auburn, Alabama (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1600s
(Alex: Each correct response will be two letters that you find on your keyboard side-by-side.)
    $200 1
Future Major Leaguer Casey Kotchman hit .456 to help lead Seminole High in this state to the 2001 national title
    $200 4
After observing a comet in 1682, he proved it was the same one seen in 1607, 1531, 1456...
    $200 16
This 10-letter word refers to one's partner in crime, perhaps as an accessory
    $200 23
DNA is a double one of these
    $200 12
In 1900, the population of this capital was about 6,000; by 1960, it had exploded to 34,000
    $200 7
A simile is a comparison usually including the word "like" or this
    $400 2
He made the Hall of Fame as a Yankees manager, but he also batted .284 in 14 big-league seasons
    $400 5
Dutchman Willem Schouten, who rounded this dangerous tip of South America in 1616, named it for his birthplace
    $400 17
This unit of measure also means to move by small degrees
    $400 24
Something deltoid resembles this basic geometric shape
    $400 13
Rexburg has an Idaho branch of this man's university; you may be more familiar with the one in Provo, Utah
    $400 8
They combine to make an "F" sound
    $600 3
From 1999 to 2005, Sean Casey batted .300 or better 5 times in 7 seasons for this Ohio team
    $600 6
For nearly 40 years, until 1679, New Hampshire was part of this colony
    $600 18
One who makes a brief but intense effort & enjoys short-lived success is this "in the pan"
    $600 9
In Spanish it's nosotros
    $800 14
Casey Candaele played 9 seasons in the majors; his mom Helen played ball too, & helped inspire this 1992 film
    $800 21
The oldest opera for which complete music still exists is Jacopo Peri's 1600 work about this lover of Orpheus
    $800 19
This 2-word term can refer to a spicy sausage or a piece of highlighted text on a web page
    $800 26
Something pinnate is shaped like this (it's what "pinna" means in Latin)
    $800 10
In Caesar's time it was 90
    $1000 15
Joe Casey batted .152 for the 1911 Detroit Tigers; this Georgia-born teammate batted .420
    DD: $2,400 22
After hoarding food rations, he & his son were kept at bay, literally, by mutineers who set them adrift in 1611
    $1000 20
This 4-syllable adjective can refer to non-canonical parts of the Vulgate Bible or to any documents of doubtful origin
    $1000 25
The Earth is this type of spheroid, meaning flattened at the poles
    $1000 11
The bottom right pair of letters, it's a U.S. state postal abbreviation

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

Sunny Helaine John
-$200 $1,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sunny Helaine John
$2,400 $0 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Today, we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the dedication of...)
(Alex: You have to name the body part.)
(Alex: And what happens in a library?...)
    $400 1
Give this man a "prize"! He used his newspaper, the World, to help raise funds for the statue's pedestal
    $400 7
Wrestler Steve Williams adopted this surname in tribute to Lee Majors' superhuman TV character
    $400 16
    $400 21
Entitled to free copies of all books printed in Britain, the Bodleian Library is the main library of this university
    $400 6
Many a manly man sports a "five o'clock" one of these
    $800 2
Sculptor Frederic Bartholdi constructed the statue out of this, hammering sheets of it in a technique called repousse
    $800 26
In 1936 Prokofiev wrote this musical piece & its narration for a children's theater in Moscow
    $800 8
This Mindfreak-y performer changed his name from Christopher Sarantakos
    $800 17
    $800 22
This city's first public library opened in 1873 in a circular water tank that had survived the Great Fire
    $800 9
From the name of a British Army officer, they're fragments from an exploded artillery shell
    $1200 3
Her poem about the Statue of Liberty says, "Her mild eyes command / The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame"
    $1200 13
Focus on the middle name of Richard Melville Hall to figure out he's better known as this techno musician
    $1200 18
    $1200 23
Both he and Bess are buried in the courtyard of his Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri
    $1200 10
2 to 4 feet long, the spiny dogfish is probably the most abundant species of this fish on the U.S. Atlantic Coast
    $1600 4
A "magician of iron", this French engineer designed Lady Liberty's skeletal framework
    $1600 27
In 1856, at age 12, this "Flight Of The Bumblebee" composer entered a naval academy & remained in the navy for 17 years
    $1600 14
Louis Lindley is known as this to movie lovers because he was told he wouldn't make much money in the rodeo
    $1600 19
    DD: $3,500 24
Robert Frost & Daniel Webster collections are housed at a special collections library at this Ivy League school
    $1600 11
Some Native Americans believe these medicine men have contact with the spirit world
    DD: $2,200 5
The Statue's full proper title is "Liberty" doing this to "the World"
    $2000 15
Donald Lytle's choice of this stage name made extra sense when "Take This Job And Shove It" became his biggest hit
    $2000 20
Meniere disease
    $2000 25
A library at the U.N. serves as a memorial to this Secretary-General who was killed in a 1961 plane crash
    $2000 12
Add Asian flair to a room by partitioning it off or accenting it with one of these rice paper screens

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sunny Helaine John
$8,000 $2,900 $4,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1823 this Scot obtained a patent for a process that made silk, paper & "other substances impervious to water and air"

Final scores:

Sunny Helaine John
$7,000 $5,799 $0
2-day champion: $36,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sunny Helaine John
$8,000 $6,400 $9,000
15 R,
2 W
12 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
8 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $23,400

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Game tape date: 2011-09-20
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