Show #3626 - Monday, May 15, 2000

2000 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
From the Atlanta Civic Center.

Contestants

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Robin Carroll, a research assistant from Marietta, Georgia

Mike Blumenfeld, a network administrator from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Terry Currin, a systems analyst and pharmacist from White Lake, Michigan

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Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN HISTORY
GOLFERS
GONE FISSION
AIRLINE TRAVEL
YOU-PHEMISMS
KUDZU CUISINE
    $100 6
Thousands of these Protestants were killed by pro-Catholic forces in the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew's Day
    $100 1
Bobby Jones' Grand Slam didn't include this Augusta, Georgia tournament he later co-founded
    $100 26
The energy released during fission can be calculated using this famous calculation
    $100 11
The head of a union of these workers calls them the only mainly female transportation work force
    $100 12
2-letter word that means "you" in Julius Caesar's dying words
    $100 25
In Japan, a type of this curd normally made with soy beans is made with kudzu
    $200 7
In 1709 Sweden was defeated by this Russian czar in the Battle of Poltava, losing its dominance in the Baltic area
    $200 2
In 1999 Justin Leonard's putt capped the dramatic U.S. comeback to help win this trophy
    $200 27
In 1938 2 Germans bombarded this element, No. 92, with neutrons, but didn't realize they'd induced a fission reaction
    $200 17
By federal regulation, you have to be told that federal law bars "tampering with, disabling, or destroying" this
    $200 13
"You" is defined as the pronoun of this "person", singular or plural
    $200 24
Like ginseng, kudzu finds its way into medicinal & herbal varieties of this beverage
    $300 8
In 1996 Emil Constantinescu defeated Ion Iliescu in a runoff election for president of this country
    $300 3
Seen here, he learned his game working as a greenskeeper in Texas
    $300 28
In 1942 this Italian-born physicist & his team produced the first controlled self-sustaining fission reaction
    $300 18
This airline term for "to get off an aircraft" sounds like Tattoo's line on "Fantasy Island"
    $300 14
A little-used plural of "thou", it comes before "of little faith"
    $300 23
Kudzu leaves can be dipped in a light batter & cooked this way until crispy like a potato chip
    $400 9
In 1905 journalist Arthur Griffith founded this political party, urging the Irish to not pay taxes to the British
    $400 4
Now married to Ray Knight, she joined the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1987, the year she turned 30
    DD: $1,800 29
It was named for a district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, first assigned because early work was done at Columbia
    $400 19
The "type II" version of the fluid for this winter process is good for about 30 minutes
    $400 15
This Brooklynese plural of "you" is a homophone of a word meaning "multiple female sheep"
    $400 22
This purplish part of the kudzu plant can be turned into a jelly
    $500 10
In 1928 this finance minister grabbed power & began his 40-year rule as dictator of Portugal
    $500 5
In 2000 Tiger Woods' winning streak brought new attention to this man's record 11 straight wins in 1945
    $500 30
The director of the Los Alamos lab, he owned a cabin near Santa Fe called "Perro Caliente" ("Hot Dog")
    $500 20
This cable outfit's airport network is now seen at over 1,500 gate areas in the U.S.
    $500 16
This Southern plural of "you" is a homophone of a word meaning "a two-masted sailing vessel"
    $500 21
A powder made from this part of the plant is used as a starchy thickener for soups

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

Terry Mike Robin
$1,800 $1,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Terry Mike Robin
$1,800 $1,800 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

A PLAGUE ON YOU!
IT'S TIME FOR TIME
"BLACK" & "WHITE" FILMS
STATE MOTTOES
(Alex: We'll give you the motto, you name the state)
AMERICAN AUTHORS
WORDPLAY
    $200 16
The 14th century "Black Death" that swept Europe was this type of plague, from the Greek for "groin"
    $200 21
This ancient time-measuring device must be designed for its specific location on Earth
    $200 6
Woody Harrelson hustled basketball games while Rosie Perez won big on "Jeopardy!" in this comedy
    $200 30
"Sic Semper Tyrannis"
    $200 1
In the 1930s she wrote biographies of her father & mother, who were Presbyterian missionaries to China
    $200 11
Paronomasia, from the Greek for "A play on words", is the rhetorical term for this 3-letter word
    $400 17
The first of these was the Nile turning to blood
    $400 22
Of dog days, halcyon days or salad days, the one that's the most weather-related
    $400 7
It's the "monster" hit seen here: [video clue]
    $400 29
"If You Seek A Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You"
    $400 2
In his 1841 essay "Self-Reliance", he wrote, "Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind"
    $400 12
An example of antanaclasis is Ben Franklin's "We must all hang together, or....we shall all" do this
    $600 18
This physician & seer of the "centuries" treated plague victims in 16th century France
    $600 23
You don't have to check your watch, you know it's this time if you see mad dogs & Englishmen
    $600 8
A terrorist group plots to blow up the Super Bowl in this 1977 flick
    $600 26
"Excelsior"
    $600 3
His 2 middle names were Scott & Key
    $600 13
A
correct
response
on
seeing
these
initial
characters
    $800 19
He published "The Plague" in 1947
    $800 24
Brazil is celebrating its qunicentennial, this many years since its discovery by the Portuguese
    $800 9
Jennifer Jason Leigh played the roommate from hell in this 1992 thriller
    $800 27
"Crossroads of America"
    DD: $2,400 4
From 1944 to 1946 he served as a naval historian in the south Pacific
    $800 14
Character who gave his name to lines like, " 'The prisoner's coming down,' he said condescendingly"
    $1000 20
In his diary, Samuel Pepys recounted the "Great Plague" sweeping through London in this decade
    $1000 25
From the Latin for "grape-gathering", it's the time for gathering grapes for wine
    $1000 10
Cops Michael Douglas & Andy Garcia tangle with the Japanese mafia in this 1989 film
    DD: $2,000 28
"Equal Rights"
    $1000 5
This author & his loose lifestyle were the subject of Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
    $1000 15
A contronym can mean 2 opposite things, like this word meaning "to adhere" & "to divide"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Terry Mike Robin
$3,400 $1,400 $9,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY PERSONALITIES
Known to many as The Colossus, this man was elected to the Cape Colony Assembly in 1881

Final scores:

Terry Mike Robin
$4,000 $1,378 $10,000
2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Terry Mike Robin
$3,400 $3,400 $9,400
12 R,
1 W
11 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
29 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $16,200

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