Show #6906 - Monday, September 29, 2014

Catherine Hardee game 5.


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Elisa Korb, a professor from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Alan Lange, an actuary from Sarasota, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $36,400)

Catherine Hardee, a hotel front desk clerk and recent college graduate from Kinston, North Carolina (whose 4-day cash winnings total $95,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The letter J will come up in the exact middle of each correct response.)
(Sarah: We explore some of the technique and mystique of this economic nerve center.)
    $200 1
A pair of jeans that fit well, like the 525s from this brand
    $200 4
"The Fun-tier Capital of Texas"
    $200 15
A course of study, or one under the rule of a sovereign
    $200 5
A wealthy man hangs himself from a sycamore tree as this author of legal thrillers takes us back to Clanton, Miss.
    $200 20
"Kiss The Girl" &
"Under The Sea"
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Chicago Board of Trade.) The traders here are buying & selling week contracts for later delivery; for example, a cereal company may buy wheat at a locked-in price for delivery many months later; giving rise to this type of commodities contracts
    $400 2
A few moments of quiet to do this, especially the one edited by Will Shortz in The New York Times
    $400 8
"The Mile High City"
    $400 16
You do this to yourself if you lie on the witness stand
    $400 9
This politician was diplomatic in her memoir "Hard Choices"
    $400 21
"Faber College Theme" &
    $400 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Chicago Board of Trade.) He was the first U.S. President to appear here on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade; he ended his remarks on the state of the economy by saying, "Maybe I could learn a few new hand gestures"
    $600 3
Some help around the house; would it kill you to get out the Bissell Bagless Canister one of these every once in a while?
    $600 12
"The Bluegrass Capital"
    $600 17
It's a prince in India
    $600 10
"Carsick" is this cult film director's tale of hitchhiking from Baltimore to California
    $600 22
"I Am A Master Builder" &
"Everything Is Awesome!!!"
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Chicago Board of Trade.) Historical events have an impact on commodities' prices, as could be seen in March 2014; when corn reached a 6-month high, because of the Russian occupation of this peninsula through which corn is exported
    $800 6
Before bed, a cup of this herbal tea from Celestial Seasonings; that's the logo seen here
    DD: $2,000 13
    $800 18
Take off your bars & put on an oak leaf--you've been promoted to this
    $800 11
It's the Martin Sixsmith biography of a 1950s Irish woman forced to give up her baby for adoption
    $800 23
"Fire In The Twilight" &
"Don't You (Forget About Me)"
    $800 29
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Chicago Board of Trade.) CNBC reporter Rick Santelli's 5-minute outburst from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in 2009 attacking government bailouts is credited with sparking this political movement
    $1000 7
Time to exercise; perhaps a class in this discipline named for founder Joseph, who initially called it Contrology
    $1000 14
"The Almond Capital of the World"
    $1000 19
An Acadian expat
    $1000 25
In 1972 her first book was called "Mmmmm"; after stints at Gourmet & the New York Times, her first novel is "Delicious"
    $1000 24
"Don't Shoot Me" &
"Fight The Power"
    $1000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from outside the Chicago Board of Trade.) Chicago has long been the center of the American grain trade; in 1930, an aluminum statue of this Roman goddess of grains was placed atop the Chicago Board of Trade building to symbolize the city's agricultural roots

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

Catherine Alan Elisa
$6,600 $1,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Catherine Alan Elisa
$9,000 $5,200 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
On Hippo Campus we study Greek & learn that our name is derived from "river" this
    $400 1
Speaking in 2014 on the controversial ending of this series, creator David Chase said, "Maybe he choked on an onion ring"
    $400 11
A restaurant server who has survived her husband
    $400 6
According to the National Candle Association, about 35% of all candle sales occur during this holiday season
    $400 12
Seamstress for the band /
Pennsylvania Navy job /
1830s death
    $400 17
She was born Sophie Frederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst in Prussia in 1729; go east, young girl!
    $800 23
In nutrition we learn we eat relatively little because our lives are this, from the Latin for "sit"
    $800 2
"I am" this legendary gladiator who on Starz was dealing with "Blood and Sand"
    $800 24
Childlike angels with thighs irritated from rubbing together
    $800 7
A glass chimney protecting a candle is usually called this stormy type of lamp
    $800 13
Civil War battle /
Pickett charges to ruin /
The rebels retreat
    $800 18
Piscine nickname of the 1974 A.L. Cy Young award winner (yes, he had whiskers)
    $1200 25
In cinema studies we critique Jada Pinkett Smith's work as Gloria the Hippo in this animated movie series
    $1200 3
Showtime says this drama "stars Liev Schreiber as the... guy who makes the problems of the city's elite disappear"
    $1200 8
This petroleum-based wax was introduced in candlemaking in the 1850s & is still used today
    DD: $4,000 14
Post-Lenin, a pall /
From the non-peachy Georgia /
Total Bolshevik
    $1200 19
She found "Big Trouble in Little China" before her days on "Sex & the City"
    $1600 26
Excitement in Bible class as we learn this creature that "drinketh up a river" in Job is thought to have been a hippo
    $1600 4
This HBO series that debuted in 2014 makes talk about compression algorithms & tech incubators really funny
    $1600 9
Five-letter type of candle lit by the bride & groom using two separate candles after making their vows
    $1600 15
Loveless French "affair" /
1797 /
Letter-perfect mess
    $1600 20
This ancient Roman wrote poems in praise of the lady he called Lesbia & on the death of her sparrow
    DD: $5,000 27
Geography taught us young bulls that this country whose capital is Lusaka probably has the most hippos
    $2000 5
The Red Hot Chili Peppers sued Showtime over the title of this show, which also named a character after a Peppers tune
    $2000 28
A coddled & overindulged caver
    $2000 10
In 1974 this Massachusetts firm introduced its Country Kitchen & Bath Brite apothecary candle jar lines
    $2000 16
10 days, that's too much /
I don't want the crown, she said /
16 & headless
    $2000 21
Much of our knowledge of 19th-century Native Americans comes from paintings & drawings by him

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Catherine Alan Elisa
$18,800 $10,400 $13,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Ohh, a great author.)
In the 400-page book "Agatha Christie A to Z", entries beginning with this 6-letter word start on page 224 & end on 238

Final scores:

Catherine Alan Elisa
$11,199 $7,400 $26,400
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Catherine Alan Elisa
$19,800 $10,400 $13,200
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
0 W
17 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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Game tape date: 2014-07-29
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