Responses for Show #5527 - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Contestants

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Elza Reeves, a bank teller from Louisville, Kentucky

Mike Bindis, a graduate student originally from Garfield Heights, Ohio

Tom Witek, a high school math teacher from Gurnee, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,001)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

GRAMMAR
CLOSING WORDS IN THE CINEMA
(Alex: You have to ID the film, of course.)
MY OFF-SHOW WARDROBE
5 PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN IN MY KITCHEN
A LINE
IN THE SAND
    $200 1
an adjective

Tom
    $200 6
My Fair Lady

Tom
    $200 11
tie-dye

Elza
    $200 12
Bill Clinton

Mike
    $200 24
the Mason-Dixon line

Tom
    $200 19
an ostrich

Tom
    $400 2
preposition

Tom
    $400 7
The Hustler

Tom
    $400 17
Bermuda

Elza
    $400 13
World War II

Elza
    $400 25
Tokyo

Elza
    $400 20
a tarantula

Tom
    $600 3
fragment

Tom
    $600 8
Alien

Elza
    $600 18
a zoot suit

Tom
    $600 14
(Tom: Who is Diana Spencer?)

Camilla Parker Bowles

TomMike
    $600 28
Rhine

Tom
    $600 21
coyote

Elza
    $800 4
clause

Tom
    $800 9
Jaws

Elza
    $800 26
a leisure suit

Mike
    $800 15
golf

Elza
    $800 29
(Mike: What is East Germany?)

Russia (the Soviet Union)

MikeElza
    $1,000 22
tumbleweed

Elza
    $1000 5
active

Elza
    $1000 10
The Odd Couple

Triple Stumper
    $1000 27
(Alex: I still have it...)

a poodle skirt

Elza
    $1000 16
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
(Tom: What is Jerusalem?)

the West Bank

Tom
Triple Stumper
    $1000 23
a scarab beetle

Tom

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Tom Mike Elza
$2,000 $800 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Mike Elza
$4,000 $800 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

BRITISH AUTHORS
POP SINGERS
ALL ABOUT ARTISTS
BUSINESS
LAND OF THE DICTATOR
(Alex: Give us the land; we'll tell you the dictator's name.)
_____ OF _____
    $400 1
Tolkien

Elza
    $400 26
Fergie

Elza
    $400 13
(Alex: Yes, that's their color.)

the United Nations

Mike
    $400 21
[Alex read "bil. bbl." as "billion barrels".]
[ERRATUM: The correct figure was 3.1 million barrels a day, not 3.1 billion.]

refining

Mike
    $400 3
Zimbabwe

Tom
    $400 8
Fourth of July

Elza
    $800 2
H.G. Wells

Tom
    $800 27
George Michael

Elza
    $800 17
diamonds

Mike
    $800 22
PepsiCo

Elza
    $800 4
Panama

Mike
    $800 9
The Grapes of Wrath

Elza
    $1200 14
(William) Golding

Tom
    $1200 28
Madonna

Mike
    $1200 18
Michelangelo

Tom
    $1200 23
(Tom: What is Pacific?)

Paper

TomElza
    $1200 5
Nicaragua

Tom
    $1200 10
the Strait of Gibraltar

Tom
    $3,000 15
(Tom: [Sighs] Who is... I have absolutely no idea.)
...
(Alex: But there are no more Daily Doubles up there!)
(Tom: Well, that's probably a good thing.)

Daphne du Maurier

Tom
    $1600 29
Marianne Faithfull

Elza
    $1600 19
(Alexander) Calder

Mike
    $1600 24
PetSmart

Mike
    $1600 6
Uganda

Tom
    $1600 11
the persistence of vision

Triple Stumper
    $2000 16
(Somerset) Maugham

Tom
    $2000 30
(Alex: And I'll cry if I want to.)

Lesley Gore

Elza
    $2000 20
Peale

Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
the Walkman

Tom
    $2000 7
Liberia

Tom
    $5,200 12
(Tom: What is the Coronation Stone?)
(Alex: No; remember, it's _____ OF _____.)

the Stone of Scone

Tom

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Mike Elza
$8,200 $7,600 $16,400
(lock-tie game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

TENNIS
(Alex: No, the four Grand Slam tennis events are the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open, which is played at [*]. He's the one we were looking for.)
MikeWhat is Arthur Ashe?
$7,599
TomWhat is Rickenbacker?
$8,200
ElzaWhat is Messerschmidt?
$0
Roland-Garros Stadium

Final scores:

Tom Mike Elza
$0 $1 $16,400
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,400

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Tom Mike Elza
$16,400 $7,600 $16,200
22 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
10 R,
1 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2008-07-16
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