Show #4735 - Friday, March 18, 2005

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 28.

Contestants

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Russ Schumacher, a graduate student and newlywed from Fort Collins, Colorado

Bill Pitassy, a lawyer from Roselle Park, New Jersey

Robert Slaven, a technical products specialist originally from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Jeopardy! Round

THEY CAME TO EGYPT
THIS SHOULD SOUND FAMILIAR
A ULYSSES S. GRANT QUICKIE
(Alex: We want you to name the woman among the famous names we will give you--...)
CHERCHEZ LA FEMME
WHAT A COMEDIAN
"HA"!
    $200 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Giza, Egypt.) After seeing the Sphinx he wrote in "Innocents Abroad", "The great face was so sad, so earnest, so longing"
    $200 9
In 1975, using her grandkids' ages, a Pennsylvania woman won about $28,000 with this alliterative racetrack bet
    $200 4
Grant quipped, "I only know 2 tunes. One is" this patriotic tune "and the other one isn't"
    $200 1
Sean Bean,
Sean Young,
Sean O'Casey
    $200 2
Among his top 10 "worst names for a seafood restaurant" were "The Gagging Deck Hand" & "It Might Be Flounder"
    $200 3
A type of mustache, or a bicycle's steering rod
    $400 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Luxor, Egypt.) Lady Herbert, daughter of this lord, was at the opening of Tut's tomb & lived to age 79--so much for the curse!
    $400 10
Anything that gives you a solution to a mystery, or a Parker Brothers board game
    $400 19
The U.S. city where he's entombed
    $400 14
Sidney Lanier,
Sydney Greenstreet,
Sydney Biddle Barrows
    $400 18
Chris Rock doesn't think gun control is necessary, as "long as" these "cost $5,000"
    $400 5
To be or not to be this type of small village, that is the question (or in this case, the answer)
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Luxor, Egypt.) When he invaded Egypt in 1798 he said, "Soldiers, from atop of these pyramids, 40 centuries are looking at us"
    $600 11
5-letter term used to show feelings of regret, or a Parker Brothers board game; ooo...
    DD: $1,000 20
His mother's maiden name
    $600 15
George Sand,
George Sanders,
George Santayana
    $600 25
One real headline featured on his talk show read, "Holidays make child's dream of shiny, new ax a reality"
    $600 6
The emblem the Soviet Union adopted in 1923
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Giza, Egypt.) In a letter, this 19th century limerick poet wrote about riding a camel, "Away you go, just as if on a rocking chair"
    $800 12
From the French for "rotten pot", it's any mixture of unrelated objects
    $800 21
The newspaper publisher he defeated in 1872 to win his second term
    $800 16
Jesse White,
Jesse Ventura,
Jessie Royce Landis
    $800 26
You wouldn't be wrong if you knew this comic said, "Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect"
    $800 7
C'mon, take a chance, just for this flatfish, genus Hippoglossus
    $1000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Luxor, Egypt.) One of the people behind moving the other obelisk to Paris was this decipherer of the Rosetta Stone
    $1000 13
Don't look now, but from the Latin for "balcony", it's a small platform for a public speaker
    $1000 22
Grant & Lee's battle of attrition in the forest May 5-7, 1864
    $1000 17
Terry Kiser,
Terry Moore,
Terry-Thomas
    $1000 27
This "Brain Droppings" author said, "If you love someone, set them free; if they come home, set them on fire"
    $1000 8
The music for this Cuban dance has a slow duple meter

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

Robert Bill Russ
$5,400 $400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Bill Russ
$9,200 $3,400 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

CONTEMPORARY ART
AL PACINO FILM ROLES
THAT'S ILLINOIS-ING
A CATEGORY FROM SCRATCH
REMEMBERING ARTHUR MILLER
WOULD YOU TAKE AN "IOU"?
    $400 26
Basquiat got attention, not detention, for this type of wall writing in "Hollywood Africans"
    $400 6
Crazed bank robber Sonny
    $400 21
Abe Lincoln lived in this city in the 1840s & '50s; his home still stands at Eighth & Jackson
    $400 7
A scratch player in golf is one who plays without this
    $400 13
In the '30s Miller attended this school at Ann Arbor, which he said was "regarded as a radical enclave"
    $400 1
Able to live both on land & in water
    $800 27
Her large installations "The Dinner Party" & "The Holocaust Project" have been published in book form
    $800 9
Say hello to my Cuban drug lord Tony Montana
    $800 22
"Will it play in" this city, headquarters of the earthmoving Caterpillar, Inc.
    $800 8
Used for flogging, it takes its name from the feline scratch-like marks it left on its victims
    DD: $3,600 17
Speaking of this play, Miller said, "The threat of this kind of hysteria is never really gone. It's with us always"
    $800 2
Geographically, it precedes "City" in Iowa & "Falls" in South Dakota
    $1200 28
Neo-expressionest Julian Schnabel changed canvases & directed this film about Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas
    $1200 14
Manhattan drug addict Bobby
    $1200 23
Illinois' southernmost city, it shares its name with Africa's largest city (pronounced differently)
    $1200 10
In nine-ball, whenever you sink this, it's a scratch
    $1200 18
Brian Dennehy, seen here playing "Jeopardy!" in 1999, played this Miller character on Broadway that same year
    $1200 3
Thrill to this word meaning "performed in place of another", from the Latin for "substitute"
    DD: $900 29
Christo had the idea for the Central Park project with this title in 1979; it was finally realized in 2005
    $1600 15
CIA headhunter Walter Burke
    $1600 24
2 state penitentiaries are in or near this northeastern Illinois city, the seat of Will County
    $1600 11
This nocturnal mammal's name comes from an Algonquin word for "he scratches with his hands"
    $1600 19
This scathingly personal drama portrayed Marilyn Monroe as a singer named Maggie
    $1600 4
From the Latin for "propitiate", it means earnestly religious
    $2000 30
This artist who died in 1990 created "Radiant Baby", which is sold at his art store in New York City
    $2000 16
Playwright Travalian
    $2000 25
Here's "de" story; barbed wire was first perfected & manufactured in this city
    $2000 12
In the Old South he was sometimes known as "Old Scratch"
    $2000 20
Miller is seen here receiving this highest honor the United States gives for a life of creativity
    $2000 5
Don't "object" to this 13-letter adjective that means scrupulous or meticulous

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Bill Russ
$16,500 $3,000 $14,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN LANGUAGES
In this language spoken by 120 million worldwide, all of the days of the week but one end with the same 3 letters

Final scores:

Robert Bill Russ
$28,801 $6,000 $12,299
Winner: $28,801 + an advance to UToC Round 2 3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Robert Bill Russ
$17,200 $2,600 $11,600
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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