Show #4611 - Monday, September 27, 2004

2004 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.

Contestants

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Vinita Kailasanath, a recent college graduate originally from Laurel, Maryland

Seth Alcorn, a bookstore supervisor from Alexandria, Virginia

Russ Schumacher, a graduate student from Fort Collins, Colorado

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Jeopardy! Round

RELIGION
MULTIPLE TONY WINNERS
COUNTRIES THAT END IN "IA"
PRECIOUS STONES
LET'S GET MEDICAL
QUASI-RELATED PAIRS
    $200 12
The 3 branches of original Protestantism were Zwinglianism, Calvinism & this "ism"
    $200 26
Matthew Broderick won for "How to Succeed in Business…" & also for "Brighton Beach Memoirs" by this author
    $200 1
At 1.7 people per square kilometer, this Central Asian nation is the world's most sparsely populated country
    $200 11
Mother of this! It's a type of handle a revolver can have
    $200 6
Yes, these parasitic annelids of the class hirudinea can actually help drain a hematoma, but yeeeesh!
    $200 21
The kernel of a peach & Foucault's famous invention
    $400 13
The slanted bar on the Orthodox Cross may refer to these criminals flanking Jesus--one went to heaven and one didn't
    $400 27
This Oscar-less actress won Tonys for "The Real Thing", "Death and the Maiden" & "Sunset Boulevard"
    $400 2
President Robert Kocharian is its head of state, Primer Minister Andranik Markarian its head of government
    $400 17
A David Caruso film, or a valuable stone found in Chinese carvings from 1400 B.C.
    $400 7
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as his disease, claimed his life in 1941
    $400 22
Former St. Louis Cardinal shortstop Smith & Ms. Beecher Stowe
    $600 14
This sternly conservative Islamic movement named for an 18th century cleric is based in Arabia
    $600 28
Seen here after his 1981 win for "The Pirates of Penzance", he also won for "On the 20th Century"
    $600 3
This Baltic republic is bordered on the north by the Gulf of Finland
    $600 18
You might need one to pay your hospital bills if you take a fall on a double this ski trail
    $600 8
If a 16th C. golfer had an "apoplexy" after losing a ball in the water, today he'd have a 1-this penalty
    $600 23
"Wizard of Oz" Ray Bolger role & Coretta's married name
    $800 15
In 1987 Hialeah, FL banned this religion's animal sacrifices; in 1993 the Supreme Court overturned the ban
    $800 29
The playwright of "The Cocktail Party" also won best play for this poetic musical
    $800 4
At the end of World War I, this country received the provinces of Bukovina, Banat & Transylvania from Austria-Hungary
    $800 19
The ancient Greeks raised a toast to this purple gem, believed to protect them from drunkenness
    $800 9
In July 1976 a form of pneumonia caused the deaths of 29 members of this organization in Philadelphia
    $800 24
Folkster Guthrie & Moonwalker No. 2
    $1000 16
After initiation as a Sikh, males add this 5-letter word meaning lion to their names
    $1000 30
Her mom won a special Oscar & a Tony; she won 3 Tonys & an Oscar
    DD: $1,000 5
This country's tallest peak, Mount Tahat, rises 9,850 feet in the Ahaggar Mountains in the Sahara Desert
    $1000 20
Sounding like a noted political writer for the N.Y. Times, it's a blue gem variety of corundum
    $1000 10
Athletes sometimes strain this large extensor muscle of the thigh whose name means "four headed"
    $1000 25
A planetary satellite & half a shilling

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

Russ Seth Vinita
$2,400 -$200 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Russ Seth Vinita
$6,400 $200 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

JOHN RITTER
TOUGH LIT
THE INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM
WINNER OF OUR DISCONTENT
PICTURESQUE
ADJECTIVES
    $400 9
On Nov. 4, 2003, this ABC series said a fond farewell to John with an episode titled simply "Goodbye"
    $400 1
In this Dickens novel, there are 2 Martins, grandfather & grandson
    $400 4
(Sofia of the Clue Crew narrates from the Int'l Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.) You could give someone the kiss of death using the lipstick gun provided to employees of this Soviet spy agency
    $400 19
imdb.com's worst movies of all time includes "From Justin to Kelly", starring 2 performers from this TV show
    $400 2
Yousuf Karsh created definitive portraiture immortalizing such subjects as Winston Churchill and this author
    $400 14
This adjective that means "of the throat or neck" is used colloquially to mean "the most vital & vulnerable part"
    $800 27
In 1975 John played the cute minister called in from the tennis court to marry Ted & Georgette on this sitcom
    $800 3
Joyce Carol Oates wrote a 1987 book "on" this sport, popular with another Joyce, Joyce Brothers
    $800 5
One exhibit recreates an underground secret tunnel in this German city aka "The City of Spies"
    $800 20
This Windy City fan said in a released statement that he "did not even see Moises Alou, much less that he may have had a play"
    $800 8
This magazine photojournalist, seen here, interviewed Gandhi hours before his death
    $800 15
This adjective that means tastelessly flashy dates from the 1500s & may come from the Latin for "joy"
    $1200 28
John became TV's clown prince of pratfalls as this appropriately named character on "Three's Company"
    $1200 24
He dedicated his "Barrack-Room Ballads" to Wolcott Balestier, an American publisher who was his brother-in-law
    $1200 6
(Sofia of the Clue Crew narrates from the Int'l Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.) Here is the actual mailbox used by this C.I.A. mole with an alliterative name to signal his Russian handlers
    DD: $3,500 21
This governor of New South Wales, once a sea captain, was ousted by his officers in the 1808 Rum Rebellion
    $1200 11
Unable to sell his paintings in Paris, this surrealist returned to photography, including the image seen here
    $1200 16
This 10-letter adjective can mean false, spurious, of doubtful authorship or uncanonical
    $1600 29
John got some of the best notices of his career for this offbeat 1996 film starring his pal Billy Bob Thornton
    $1600 25
Paging through his "Bells and Pomegranates", you'll pass by "Pippa Passes"
    $1600 7
An exhibit on this famous TV French chef details the work she once did processing documents for the OSS
    $1600 22
In the 1930s she moved to Germany & became an English teacher for Berlitz, then did a stint on radio
    $1600 12
This photographer, whose work is seen here, was the first African-American to direct a film for a major studio
    $1600 17
From the Latin for "patcher" or "mender", it refers to tailors or their work
    $2000 30
As a child, John made personal appearances with this famous man, seen here
    $2000 26
In 1929 the Nobel Prize for Literature was bestowed on this "Magic Mountain" author
    $2000 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew narrates from the Int'l Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.) An umbrella with a ricin tip was used to poison this defector near Waterloo Station in 1978
    $2000 23
Thank Laurence Canter, aka "The Father of" this, which started as a way to sell legal services via usenet groups
    $2000 13
Seen here, this jazz trumpeter was later the subject of "Let's Get Lost," a film by photographer Bruce Weber
    DD: $800 18
This proper adjective refers to the Frankish dynasty which reigned from 751 to 987 A.D.

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Russ Seth Vinita
$9,300 $3,400 $11,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS
1 of the 2 novels, both Southern, that won the Pulitzer for fiction & became Best Picture Oscar winners

Final scores:

Russ Seth Vinita
$11,799 $6,800 $3,799
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Russ Seth Vinita
$12,800 $3,400 $12,400
19 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
4 W
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $28,600

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