Show #4615 - Friday, October 1, 2004

2004 Tournament of Champions final game 2.

Contestants

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Russ Schumacher, a graduate student from Fort Collins, Colorado (subtotal of $9,600)

Tom Walsh, a writer from Washington, D.C. (subtotal of $19,700)

Arthur Gandolfi, a commercial real estate executive from Pleasantville, New York (subtotal of $0)

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Jeopardy! Round

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
ANAGRAMMED WEST WING STARS
(Alex: You must give us the first and the last name of the stars.)
BIRD-BRAINED BALLETS
AMERICANS IN PARIS
ENGLISH LIT
TAKE IN ORDER!
(Alex: You must take all of the clues in this category in order, from top to bottom.)
    $200 11
Social insects, termites live in groups of a few hundred to several million called these
    $200 6
Hail to the chief:
ART MEN SHINE
    $200 21
One of these large birds is featured in "Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel" (reminds me of "Fantasia")
    $200 16
The avant-garde author of "Three Lives", her home was a salon for emerging artists such as Picasso & Braque
    $200 26
Published in 1976, her last Miss Marple case, "Sleeping Murder", was actually written during WWII
    $200 1
Add this letter to "S" for the Internet domain name of Napoleon's last home
    $400 12
Dioxide of this element, symbol Cr, is used to make recording tape for cassettes
    $400 7
She "presses" on:
SOLE JAIL NANNY
    $400 22
The "Bluebird Pas de Deux" is performed at Princess Aurora's wedding in this fairy tale ballet
    $400 17
While in Paris, poet & critic Ezra Pound helped little-known talent T.S. Eliot edit this 1922 poem
    $400 27
She introduced Mr. & Mrs. Dalloway in her first novel, "The Voyage Out"
    $400 2
Now add this letter to get H. Rider Haggard's novel about an African sorceress
    $600 13
The Cassini spacecraft is scheduled to study this planet & send a probe to the surface of its moon Titan
    $600 8
We're still "laugh-in" at her:
O MY ILL LINT
    $600 23
Gelsey Kirkland starred in the 1972 version of "The Song of" this nocturnal bird
    $600 18
This "Fanfare for the Common Man" composer sold his first work while studying with Nadia Boulanger in Paris
    $600 28
Chapters in this novel include "Wickfield and Heep" & "Mr. Micawber's Gauntlet"
    $600 3
Next add this letter for a ballpark opened April 17, 1964
    $800 14
The name of this pivoted frame for the combustion chamber & nozzle of a rocket sounds like Macy's one-time rival
    $800 9
Quite a "lady":
DANCING CART HONKS
    $800 24
Tamara Karsavina won the role of this title bird in a 1910 ballet because Anna Pavlova didn't like the music
    DD: $1,000 19
Alexander Calder made one of his first wire sculptures in the image of this expatriate singer/dancer
    $800 29
Published in 1590, "The Legend of the Red Cross Knight" is the first of 6 books in this poetic epic
    $800 4
Then add this letter to get a type of stress affecting solids or a change in the wind speed
    $1000 15
This biologist first gained acclaim for writing in1937 with her article "Undersea" in the Atlantic Monthly
    $1000 10
He's Toby Z:
HARD CHIC RIFFS
    $1000 25
Created for Anna Pavlova, this famous ballet solo is a lot shorter than "Swan Lake"
    $1000 20
During his self-exile, he voiced the strife of black Americans in books like 1961's "Nobody Knows My Name"
    $1000 30
She's the heroine of the long-banned 18th century novel "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"
    $1000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew wears a warm, woolly coat.) Finally add these four letters to get the type of coat I'm wearing

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Arthur Tom Russ
$2,200 $0 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Arthur Tom Russ
$2,600 $1,200 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

CALCULUS
CHART TOPPERS
GEOGRAPHY
BLOGS
FIVE EASY PEACES
WORD ORIGINS
    $400 21
"Vive la" this, for which Augustin Cauchy introduced the delta symbol in the 19th century
    $400 22
This Debby Boone hit was No. 1 on the Top 40 chart for 10 weeks, longer than any other song of the 1970s
    $400 6
Buffalo & Cleveland are major ports on this Great Lake
    $400 16
The word blog evolved as a shortened form of this
    $400 11
Alexander II signed the Peace of York in 1237, establishing a permanent boundary between these 2 countries
    $400 1
Whether it's a problem in the eye or a waterfall, it's from the Greek for "to dash down"
    $800 27
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew points to a blackboard.) By finding the value of the right side of the equation, we'll do this to the function
    $800 23
His No. 1 R&B hits include "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1"
    $800 7
This Atlantic "sea" is named for the seaweed that can be seen there
    $800 17
Lawyer Lawrence Lessig started blogging after being thrown off the anti-trust case against this software giant
    $800 12
The Peace of this mountain range agreed to by Louis XIV & Philip IV ended the 1600s Franco-Spanish War
    $800 2
From the Italian for "bench", it's a sumptuous feast given in someone's honor
    $1200 28
On a graph, the derivative of a function is this, which all lines except vertical ones have
    $1200 24
Her 1996 hit "Because You Loved Me" topped the adult contemporary charts for an amazing 19 weeks
    DD: $3,000 8
One of the 2 South American countries trying to claim Graham Land, part of the British Antarctic territory
    $1200 18
The Lycos blog posted a link to a job listing for an entertainment liaison in this newest Cabinet department
    $1200 13
After John II's 1356 defeat at the Battle of Poitiers, the Peace of Bretigny was signed, ending the 1st phase of this
    DD: $1,200 3
This large, triangular sail used on some racing yachts is said to derive its name from a yacht called the Sphinx
    $1600 29
Often symbolized L, it's the value approached by a function as its variable approaches a given value
    $1600 25
In 1995 she had 2 songs debut at the top of the charts; one was a duet with Boyz II Men
    $1600 9
In 1951 Portugal allowed NATO to establish an airbase on the island of Terceira in this archipelago
    $1600 19
blogforamerica.com was started to raise money for & awareness of his presidential campaign
    $1600 14
The Peace of Utrecht ended this war & recognized the legitimacy of Louis XIV's grandson as King of Spain
    $1600 4
This Protestant group was named for its founders' strict & orderly approach to life & the Scriptures
    $2000 30
Related to the word "increase", it's a small change in a variable representing distance or time
    $2000 26
He wrote Bread's only No. 1 hit, "Make It With You", as well as the title track to the 1977 film "The Goodbye Girl"
    $2000 10
It's the capital & chief seaport of Trinidad & Tobago
    $2000 20
This notorious comedienne seen here blogs about such things as her potty mouth and the end of the world
    $2000 15
Negotations in a Duchy in what is now Western Germany led to the naming of this 1648 peace
    $2000 5
From the Latin word lampreda we get lamprey, as well as the name of this mollusk

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Arthur Tom Russ
$6,200 $8,800 $17,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICANISMS
Around 1900 Monroe Rosenfeld remarked that the music heard along NYC's 28th Street sounded like this

Final scores:

Arthur Tom Russ
$12,400 $11,800 $27,850

Cumulative scores:

Arthur Tom Russ
$12,400 $31,500 $37,450
2nd runner-up: $25,000 1st runner-up: $50,000 Tournament champion: $250,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Arthur Tom Russ
$6,200 $10,000 $15,600
11 R,
4 W
11 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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