Responses for show #5870 - Friday, March 5, 2010

Vijay Balse game 2.

Contestants

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Miriam Carson, a teacher from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

Todd Aiello, an actor and office worker from Chicago, Illinois

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer originally from Bombay, India (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,801)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

THE DIEDS OF MARCH
(Alex: People who bought the farm in that month.)
FEMALE SINGERS
THE LURE OF FISHING
MEN & WOMEN OF LETTERS
(Alex: Many authors are known primarily by their initials. You have to identify them for us.)
WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?
"OID" VEY
    $200 12
Beethoven

Miriam
    $200 3
Gwen Stefani

Miriam
    $200 26
bait

Miriam
    $200 7
(D.H.) Lawrence

Vijay
    $200 19
hip-huggers

Miriam
    $200 1
embroidery

Miriam
    $400 13
(Thomas) Dewey

Vijay
    $400 17
Mariah Carey

Todd
    $400 27
ice fishing

Todd
    $400 8
(H.L.) Mencken

Vijay
    $400 20
a little black dress

Todd
    $400 2
android

Todd
    $600 14
(Sir Alexander) Fleming

Todd
    $600 18
Lady Gaga

Miriam
    $600 28
flies

Miriam
    $600 9
(P.D.) James

Vijay
    $600 23
a dickey

Todd
    $600 4
typhoid

Vijay
    $800 15
the Boston Massacre

Miriam
    $800 21
Jewel

Todd
    $800 29
(Miriam: What's a float?)
(Alex: No.)
(Miriam: [*]? What is [*]?)
(Alex: No.)

a bobber

Miriam
Triple Stumper
    $3,000 10
(E.M.) Forster

Vijay
    $800 24
harem pants

Miriam
    $800 5
steroids

Vijay
    $1000 16
(Arthur James) Balfour

Vijay
    $1000 22
Jessie James

Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
an angler

Todd
    $1000 11
(H.P.) Lovecraft

Vijay
    $1000 25
Lederhosen

Miriam
    $1000 6
diploid

Vijay

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

Vijay Todd Miriam
$8,000 $1,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$9,000 $4,600 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

OPERA
A "D" IN GEOGRAPHY
(Alex: Next we have a new twist on BEFORE & AFTER. It's called...)
A MOVIE BEFORE, THEN DINNER AFTER
I AM SAM
BEASTLY HOMONYMS
THE TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
(Sarah: The 35th running of one of the USA's most prestigious events.)
    $400 1
Ivan (the Terrible)

Miriam
    $400 14
Dublin

Miriam
    $400 4
The Breakfast Club Sandwich

Todd
    $400 9
Samuel Morse

Todd
    $400 19
towed (toad)

Miriam
    $400 26
Indycar

Todd
    $800 2
Queen Elizabeth I

Todd
    $800 15
(Miriam: What is Dresden?)

Dusseldorf

VijayMiriam
    $800 5
(Alex: Haricots verts are green beans.)

Soylent Green Beans

Triple Stumper
    $800 10
Samuel Colt

Miriam
    $800 20
dough (doe)

Miriam
    $800 27
pneumatic

Vijay
    $2,000 3
(Todd: What is... sorry, I don't have it.)
(Alex: The famous opera house of [*].)

La Scala di Milano

Todd
    $1200 16
(Alex: Yes, shares the island with Haiti.)

the Dominican Republic

Miriam
    $1200 6
Duck Soup du Jour

Todd
    $1200 11
(Sam) Walton

Vijay
    $1200 21
hoarse (horse)

Todd
    $1200 28
ethanol

Todd
    $1600 24
Amahl and the Night Visitors

Miriam
    $1600 17
(Miriam: What is the Dundee?)
...
(Alex: It's not the Dundee--just [*]... the river is [*].)

the Dee

Miriam
Triple Stumper
    $1600 7
Children of the Corn Dog

Todd
    $1600 12
(Miriam: Who is Boswell?)

(Samuel) Pepys

VijayMiriam
    $1600 22
(Alex: Don't you use it? [*].)

mousse (moose)

Triple Stumper
    $1600 29
open-wheeled vehicles

Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
(Alex: But you know it much better as [*].)

Die Fledermaus

Triple Stumper
    $2000 18
Djibouti

Todd
    $2000 8
James and the Giant Peach Cobbler

Todd
    $2,000 13
(Samuel de) Champlain

Vijay
    $2000 23
heart (hart)

Vijay
    $2000 30
the deceleration zone

Miriam

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$17,400 $13,800 $7,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

PLAYS
MiriamWhat is Waiting for Godot?
$7,000
ToddWhat is Waiting for Godot
$13,795
VijayWhat is "Waiting For Godot?"
$10,201
Waiting for Godot

Final scores:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$27,601 $27,595 $14,600
2-day champion: $56,402 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Vijay Todd Miriam
$15,200 $15,800 $7,600
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
18 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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