Show #6258 - Wednesday, November 30, 2011


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Tim Gray, a law student originally from Alexandria, Virginia

Jan Zasowski, a stock trader from Chicago, Illinois

Kiran Kedlaya, a math professor originally from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the state where each is located...)
(Dan Patrick: ...some of the most inspiring stories in sports history.)
    $200 7
In 2009 Mayor Langford of this largest Alabama city was convicted of accepting bribes
    $200 17
The Hall of Columns,
National Statuary Hall,
the Rotunda
    $200 8
Overreact much, Miss Muffet? One of these of the order Araneae maxes out at 1.17 miles per hour
    $200 1 offers tips on how to conquer the fear of this, which I don't have
    $200 22
Peoria City-County Landfill
    $200 26
(Dan Patrick reads the clue from his studio.) He was given less than a 50% chance of survival after a 1996 cancer diagnosis; 3 years later, he won the 1st of 7 straight Tour de France titles
    $400 13
In 32 years of one-man rule, President Mobutu looted Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of this
    $400 18
Card slot,
deposit slot,
bill presenter
    $400 9
Proverbially, "a watched" this "never boils"
    $400 2
From Latin for "clerk", it's someone who's authorized to authenticate & certify contracts
    $400 23
Okeechobee Landfill
    $400 27
(Dan Patrick reads the clue from his studio.) A year after hitting .406, this Red Sox legend left to be a fighter pilot in WWII, came back, won the Triple Crown, left to fight in the Korean War, came back & was an All-Star
    $600 14
This former NYC fireman & his Tammany Hall cronies plundered as much as $200 million
    $600 19
arrow rest
    $600 10
Slow & steady won the race for this Aesop character
    $600 4
One-word synonym for a press agent
    $600 3
Show-Me Sanitary Landfill
    $600 28
(Dan Patrick reads the clue from his studio.) In February of 1949, this golfer known as "Bantam Ben" fractured his ribs, pelvis, collarbone & ankle in a car accident; in 1950 he won the U.S. Open
    $800 15
As pres. of this country, Suharto practiced what the U.N. called the most extensive corruption by a modern leader
    $800 20
Drive wheel,
lid holder,
cutting blade
    $800 11
The unau is a type of this slow-moving mammal that hangs around in trees
    $800 5
In 2011 the President called late Congressman John Adler "a dedicated" this
    $800 24
Altamont Sanitary Landfill
    $800 29
(Dan Patrick reads the clue from his studio.) After a 2-year layoff, this 45-year-old ex-Red Wing hit the ice for the WHA's Houston Aeros & had a 100-point season
    DD: $3,200 16
Scandals during this president's tenure included the Whiskey Ring, the Indian Ring & the Credit Mobilier Crisis
    $1000 21
Treble keyboard,
bass keyboard,
    $1000 12
If you're "as slow as" this product made by the open kettle method "in January"... you're pretty darn slow
    $1000 6
Counterintuitive Brit term for Eton, Harrow or Rugby
    $1000 25
South Hadley Landfill
    $1000 30
(Dan Patrick reads the clue from his studio.) In 1974 this Dodger pitcher tore his ulnar collateral ligament & his career looked like it was over; he had the surgery now named for him & won 164 more games

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

Kiran Jan Tim
$3,200 $400 $4,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kiran Jan Tim
$3,800 $1,800 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
Egyptians weren't happy with Hapi, the god of this river, when floods wiped out their mud-brick homes
    $400 4
As "Young Mr." him, Henry Fonda romances Ann Rutledge
    $400 27
In June 2003 a record one of these, 18.75 in. around, dropped in on Aurora, Nebraska
    $400 26
Often preceding "& kin", it's one's friends & neighbors
    $400 29
When Mendelssohn died, Eduard Marxsen wrote, "A master of the art is gone; a greater arises in" this "Lullaby" composer
    $800 24
A lotus represented Upper Egypt; this reed plant was a symbol of Lower Egypt
    $800 5
Jane Fonda helps Michael Douglas uncover hazards at a nuclear power plant in this 1979 blockbuster
    $800 25
The most destructive part of a hurricane is the "wall" surrounding this central area of the storm
    $800 18
Instead of with a "P-H", there's an alternate 4-letter spelling of this Greek pastry dough
    $800 23
From 1892 to 1895 this Czech served as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City
    $800 28
Mother Teresa adopted Indian citizenship & donned this Indian garment as her habit
    DD: $4,200 13
This tome was a collection of spells, charms & magical formulas for the deceased to use in the afterlife
    $1200 1
In this 1969 film Peter Fonda helps a young Jack Nicholson loosen up
    DD: $7,800 12
Meteorologist Vilhelm Bjerknes popularized this 5-letter term for the place where warm & cold air masses meet
    $1200 6
Here's a little test--if you're lucky enough to play this as the opening word, you'll score 44 points
    $1200 22
It's the title of the Massenet piece you're hearing; it might help you in the calm Buddhist practice of the same name
    $1200 9
Saint Therese is seen here in her habit of this order whose name comes from a mountain range in Israel
    $1600 14
In old Egypt this cross shaped like a "T" with a loop at the top was a symbol of life
    $1600 2
In this 1967 film based on a Neil Simon play, Jane Fonda helps Robert Redford loosen up
    $1600 16
Still a scientific mystery, the ball type of this appears as a glowing sphere & has sometimes been seen in houses
    $1600 7
With double Fs you might play this word meaning full of uncertainty
    $1600 20
Donizetti's operas "Anna Bolena", "Maria Stuarda" & "Roberto Devereux" are known as "The Three" these women
    $1600 10
She wore a postulant's habit when secretly married to Abelard; she later took vows & was a nun at Argenteuil
    $2000 15
This "City of the Sun" was home to the cult of the sun god Ra
    $2000 3
In the third film in this series, Bridget Fonda helps Andy Garcia to... relax; then he saves her from assassins
    $2000 17
Invented by French scientist Lucien Vidie in 1843, this type of barometer uses a metal capsule instead of mercury
    $2000 8
You'll use up 3 vowels playing this word that means toward the side of a ship that's sheltered from the wind
    $2000 19
This Spaniard who transcribed Bach for the guitar gave his first public recital in Granada in 1909
    $2000 11
Rubens portrayed Archduchess Isabella in the habit of the sisters of this poor saint

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kiran Jan Tim
$13,400 $22,200 $11,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

On Nov. 17, 1871 Union vets dismayed by soldiers' lack of proficiency in one skill formed this organization

Final scores:

Kiran Jan Tim
$3,400 $26,801 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $26,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kiran Jan Tim
$16,600 $12,600 $11,400
23 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
17 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2011-10-11
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