Show #3958 - Wednesday, November 14, 2001

2001 College Championship semifinal game 1.
From the campus at UCLA.

Contestants

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Jayce Newton, a senior at UCLA from Long Beach, California

Brett Dvorak, a junior at Indiana University from Granger, Indiana

Vinita Kailasanath, a sophomore at Stanford University from Laurel, Maryland

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Jeopardy! Round

Astronomy.com
SITCOMOMS
THEY WERE EXPELLED
YE GODS!
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
MMM... YOU SMELL GREAT
    $100 18
Astronomy.com reminds you when to look for these events in the sky, like the Perseid ones around Aug. 11 & 12
    $100 16
Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza
    $100 11
This star of "Casablanca" was booted out of Phillips Academy for uncontrollably high spirits
    $100 2
Famous for enticing Amaterasu out of hiding, Uzume is a goddess of mirth & dancing from this Asian country
    $100 1
This captain's "five year mission" actually only lasted about 3 (until syndication & films)
    $100 25
Mmm... you smell like these "curiously strong peppermints"; you're wearing the cologne named for them
    $200 19
In the "Astro for Kids" section, click on images of your favorite planets; the one seen here symbolizes this planet
    $200 17
Patricia Richardson as Jill Taylor
    $200 12
Perhaps responding "nevermore", this poet was expelled from West Point in 1831 for refusing to attend drills
    $200 3
Akin to Quetzalcoatl of the Aztecs, Kinich Ahau was a fire-bird sun god of this Central American people
    $200 7
Let's give a hand to this villain, created in 1904 by James M. Barrie
    $200 23
Wow! Un amour de patou makes you smell like this flower "of the valley"
    $300 20
Astroshopping? Check out the image stabilization type of these (opera glasses are a lower-tech type)
    $300 13
Once publisher of the USA's largest newspaper chain, he was expelled from Harvard in 1885 for insulting his professors
    DD: $500 4
Hanuman, a god of this religion, leads an army of monkeys & once allied himself with Rama in an important war
    $300 8
Let's give a hand (no, a leg) to this seafaring captain created in 1851
    $300 24
Mmm! You smell like sandalwood & tonka bean in this designer's cK Be cologne
    $400 21
The "Fun Facts" told us how this Spanish surrealist artist thought he got messages from outer space thru his mustache
    $400 29
Doris Roberts as Marie Barone
    $400 14
Assassinated in August 1940, this Russian Communist leader was expelled in his youth for howling at his teacher
    $400 5
Akin to the Greek Dike, Justitia was this empire's divine personification of justice
    $400 9
Climb aboard the S.S. Guppy at this breakfast food mascot's website
    $400 26
You smell like the bitter type of this nut, so either you're wearing Dior's Hypnotic Poison or you've swallowed cyanide
    $500 22
Learn all about these objects, whose name comes from the latin for "mist"; the Eagle one is see here
    $500 28
Debbie Reynolds as Bobbi Adler
    $500 15
The leading actress of her time, in 1860 she was expelled from a Paris convent school for making fun of a bishop
    $500 6
Depicted as both a cobra & a lioness, the goddess Wadjet protected royal authority in this ancient land
    $500 10
The secret identity of this patriotic shield-sporting Marvel superhero was Steve Rogers
    $500 27
I hate to be gauche, but you smell like jasmine in this designer's Rive Gauche perfume

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 8):

Vinita Brett Jayce
$900 $600 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vinita Brett Jayce
$2,700 $3,400 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN HISTORY
IT'S ALL IN THE DNA
JOHN GRISHAM FILMS
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS
WHAT'S THAT CALLED?
    $200 14
In 1979 this nation granted home rule to Catalonia & the Basque country
    $200 23
In most cellular organisms, DNA is carried by these threadlike structures in the nucleus of a cell
    $200 28
Tom Cruise plays a lawyer in trouble with his bosses in this 1993 film
    $200 10
Many ideas George Mason wrote into this state's Declaration of Rights in 1776 were used in the Bill of Rights
    $200 1
A nameless black protagonist narrates this 1952 classic by Ralph Ellison
    $200 25
On this berry whose 2 main varieties are red & black, the little beads are called drupelets
    $400 15
This Roman emperor known for his "Wall" rebuilt the Pantheon between 118 & 128 A.D.
    $400 20
Humans have about 30,000 of these basic DNA units of heredity whose name is from the Greek for "birth"
    $400 9
The Second Amendment says a "well regulated" one of these is "necessary to the security of a Free State"
    $400 2
The name of this Toni Morrison novel (& its title character) comes from the simple inscription on a headstone
    $400 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew puts a clasping gizmo in her hair.) From the French, it's what I'm using to hold my hair back
    $600 16
He became British prime minister in 1997 as the Labour Party won its largest majority since 1935
    $600 19
In 1953 Watson & crick described the spiral structure of DNA as one of these
    $600 26
Susan Sarandon plays a lawyer with pint-sized trouble in this 1994 film
    DD: $4,500 8
This man whose signature graces the Bill of Rights was president of the Senate at the time
    $600 3
H.L. Mencken said, "No romantic novel ever written in America... is one half so beautiful as" this one by Willa Cather
    $600 13
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew tugs on her skirt.) All polite young ladies should learn this respectful gesture
    DD: $1,500 21
The Hohenzollern family ruled Germany & Prussia for centuries until this man abdicated in 1918
    $800 18
3 types of this nucleic acid are transfer, ribosomal & messenger
    $800 27
Matt Damon plays a young lawyer in trouble in this "stormy" flick
    $800 7
From 1952 to 2001 the Bill of Rights was on display in the Exhibition Hall of this building in Washington, D.C.
    $800 4
This author's "An American Tragedy" was based on a real-life murder case
    $800 12
It's the notch that fits on the bowstring in the non-business end of an arrow
    $1000 22
When a 1918 treaty was signed there, the name of this city in Belarus included Litovsk
    $1000 17
One of the 4 nitrogen-containing DNA bases abbreviated A, G, T & C
    $1000 29
Chris O'Donnell plays a lawyer whose granddad faces the ultimate trouble--execution--in this title place
    $1000 6
In essay No. 84 in this series of letters, Alexander Hamilton argued against a Bill of Rights
    $1000 5
The title of this 1962 Faulkner novel refers to 3 young men who steal a car & take it for a joy ride
    $1000 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew finishes chalking up his pool cue.) Keep track of this part of the table, where I'm suavely setting down my chalk

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vinita Brett Jayce
$7,200 $4,800 $5,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE INTERNET
This search engine was co-founded by Sergey Brin, a math major who chose the name to imply a vast reach

Final scores:

Vinita Brett Jayce
$10,201 $0 $10,100
Finalist 3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Vinita Brett Jayce
$11,500 $4,800 $4,400
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
1 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $20,700

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