Show #4252 - Tuesday, February 11, 2003

2003 Teen Tournament semifinal game 2.

Contestants

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Shuyu Wang, a junior from Okemos, Michigan

Russell Berris, a junior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tyler Allard, a senior from Garrett Park, Maryland

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Jeopardy! Round

WRITERS
NEW COACHING SIGNS
INSECTS
TV TEENS
TALLEST, LONGEST, WIDEST, DEEPEST
DOUBLE TALK
    $200 7
In 1836 he marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm, for whom it is thought he wrote "Annabel Lee"
    $200 18
Rubbing my nose is the signal to add the cayenne type of this to the barbecue sauce
    $200 26
A maggot is a fly in this stage of metamorphosis
    $200 1
The son of 2 vampires, Connor is (not surprisingly) a sullen teen on this drama
    $200 11
It's the tallest living creature with wings
    $200 12
In kids' jokes, it precedes "Who's there?"
    $400 8
A poem on the death of Philip II's wife was one of the earliest works by this "Don Quixote" author
    $400 19
Kicking at the dirt should tell you to use this 3-letter garden tool with a thin, flat blade to get rid of weeds
    $400 27
The eggs of the Anopheles genus of this insect can float on the surface of ponds
    $400 2
Kristin Kreuk plays Lana Lang, the untouchable girl next door, on this WB series
    $400 17
This river reaches its widest point, about 4 miles, near Clinton, Iowa
    $400 13
In the familiar nursery rhyme, this "pumpkin-eater had a wife and couldn't keep her"
    DD: $1,400 6
Enjoying some fishing near Havana, Cuba, he's the writer seen here
    $600 20
When I crook my finger, use the chaingun on the hellish hordes in this game introduced by ID Software in 1993
    $600 28
This pious carnivore's name is from the Greek for "prophet" or "seer"
    $600 3
Elisha Cuthbert plays the oft-kidnapped teenage daughter of Kiefer Sutherland on this TV thriller
    $600 23
The widest possible split in bowling is between these 2 pins in the back row
    $600 14
In a 2002 movie Sandra Bullock comes to know her mother a little better with help from this "sisterhood"
    $800 9
This "Tender is the Night" author was one of the many writers who had a crack at the script for "Gone with the Wind"
    $800 21
When I blink 5 times, move this chess piece forward 5 spaces from its starting point in the corner
    $800 29
The coat of this "hairy ursine" caterpillar of tiger moths is said to forecast the severity of the coming winter
    $800 4
Camille Winbush, seen here, is Vanessa, the teen who's always questioning her uncle's authority on this comedy
    $800 24
One of the 3 states with 13 letters in their names
    $800 15
In a line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, it precedes "everywhere, nor any drop to drink"
    $1000 10
He knew firsthand about "Crime and Punishment"; he spent 4 years in a Siberian prison labor camp
    $1000 22
Appropriately, twisting my hair around around my finger would be the signal for this body-building exercise
    $1000 30
This citrus pest was discovered in Florida in 1929; in the 1980s it reappeared in both Florida & California
    $1000 5
15-year-old Meg yearns to be a dancer on "American Bandstand" on this '60s-set series
    $1000 25
At about 25,000 feet down, the Cayman Trench is the deepest part of this sea
    $1000 16
Tourism is a major source of income on this French Polynesian island that's about 160 miles northwest of Tahiti

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

Tyler Russell Shuyu
$5,200 $3,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tyler Russell Shuyu
$8,200 $5,600 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

1776
(Alex: An important date.)
POTPOURRI
U.S. SPANISH PLACE NAMES
MOVIE DUDES SPEAK
(Alex: You have to name the character who uttered the line.)
YOU GLOW!
OXYMORONS
    $400 1
The new Spanish viceroy of Rio de la Plata had its capital in this Argentine city
    $400 8
In computer lingo this punctuation mark is called a bang or pling
    $400 24
This city's name means "The Meadows", though "The Slot Machines" is more descriptive
    $400 2
2000:
"I must stop Christmas from coming...but how?"
    $400 27
4-word adjectival phrase that's used as a synonym for "phosphorescent"
    $400 26
Can't make up your mind? Then let's just leave it at a "definite" this
    $800 4
Completes the first sentence of Thomas Paine's first "Crisis" pamphlet, "These are the times that..."
    $800 19
(Sofia of the Clue Crew reports from a skating rink in New York City) This famed NYC complex is home to NBC, Radio City Music Hall &, of course, the skating rink
    $800 25
It's nicknamed the "Alamo City"
    $800 3
2001:
"Excuse me, sir, can you tell me where I might find platform 9 3/4?"
    $800 28
In 1862 Dungeness, on the Strait of Dover, became one of the first of these to use electric illumination
    $800 22
On late-night TV you can sometimes catch the zombie classic "Night of the" this
    $1200 5
The Continental Army tried out a one-man, hand-cranked one of these crafts invented by David Bushnell
    $1200 16
Perhaps Mel Gibson knows that cereology is the study of these, which seem to make the rounds overnight
    $1200 9
The name of this state is Spanish for "colored red"
    $1200 12
2001:
"Go back, Sam. I'm going to Mordor alone"
    $1200 30
The pinecone type of this creature has luminescent organs in its jaws
    $1200 20
Completes the Shakespeare line "Good Night, Good Night! Parting is such..."
    DD: $3,600 6
The Moscow ballet company now known as this gave its first performance in 1776
    $1600 17
Think about it -- Helianthus is the scientific name of this rather large flower
    $1600 10
California's Mount Whitmey, the highest peak in the lower 48, is located in this mountain range
    $1600 13
2002:
"With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift, my curse"
    DD: $2,500 23
Vivid fluorescent colors are also called by the name of this company, founded in 1946
    $1600 15
One of the classic examples of an oxymoron is a "deafening" this
    $2000 7
During his mission-founding frenzy, he founded San Francisco in 1776
    $2000 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from a ski slope in Colorado) My snowshoes are keeping me from sinking by distributing this over a wide area
    $2000 11
These "Dry" islands off Florida were named for the many turtles found there
    $2000 14
2001:
"Ogres are like onions"
    $2000 29
The FHWA, this part of the Department of Transportation, insists that some road signs be "retroreflective"
    $2000 21
Not that we agree, but it was George Carlin who first popularized the phrase "military" this as an oxymoron

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tyler Russell Shuyu
$16,100 $11,200 $9,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
(Alex: I'm looking at the parents in the audience; the mothers are smiling, the dads are sweating and you know why!)
In works written about 300 years apart, Nick Bottom & Pinocchio find themselves transformed into these

Final scores:

Tyler Russell Shuyu
$22,401 $19,201 $0
Finalist 2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tyler Russell Shuyu
$17,800 $11,200 $13,200
26 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
2 W
11 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $42,200

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