Show #5648 - Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
From Las Vegas.

Contestants

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Cora Peck, a high school teacher and grad student from Aliso Viejo, California

Dan Pawson, a legislative aide from Boston, Massachusetts

Carl Brandt, an investor originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Jeopardy! Round

THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
MOVIES' LAST LINES
BANK ON IT
ETIQUETTE
NAME THAT CRITTER
NEWER WORDS & PHRASES
    $200 26
On May 1 in the western U.S. this is estimated to be 6:13 A.M.; by month's end it will be 5:44
    $200 6
1961:
"Fat Man, you shoot a great game of pool." "So do you, Fast Eddie"
    $200 16
In a 2008 weekend fire sale, this red, white & blue bank snapped up Merrill Lynch
    $200 21
Miss Manners says that the only safe place to keep damaging love letters is in this place, "between burning logs"
    $200 1
Panthera tigris
    $200 11
One dictionary defines it as "a fit of violent anger by the driver of an automobile"
    $400 27
In late May, ahead of the official hurricane season, Tropical Storm Ana will threaten this state
    $400 7
1964:
"Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!"
    $400 17
This British bank bought the banking & capital market operations from the bankrupt Lehman Brothers
    $400 22
If a bride's principal attendant is married, she isn't called a Maid of Honor but this
    $400 2
Ursus arctos horribilis
    $400 12
This name evokes your average blue-collar worker, toting a half-dozen beers
    $600 28
The 6th, 7th & 15th of November seem to be good days for canning, pickling or making this fermented cabbage dish
    $600 8
1941:
"The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of"
    $600 18
This name precedes "Chase" in the name of the bank that gobbled up Bear Stearns
    $600 23
Add one letter to "etiquette" to get this word for online etiquette
    $600 3
Mus musculus
    $600 13
The HS in HSN, it's the browsing & buying of goods from cable TV or the Internet
    $800 29
March & September will see the vernal & autumnal this, when day & night are approximately the same length
    $800 9
1953:
"Robert E. Lee Prewitt. Isn't that a silly old name"
    DD: $1,200 19
This company was incorporated to help those in need after a fire blackened the Seattle business district in 1889
    $800 24
A fairly stiff handshake & a pat on the shoulder may help you avoid one of these, even the "air" type
    $800 4
Gymnogyps californianus
    $800 14
Hey, man! Grab the tweezers! You've got one of these growing straight across your forehead
    $1000 30
An article about this German born in 1571 is titled "The Man Who Moved the Universe"
    $1000 10
1969:
"We'll be in Miami in just a few minutes"
    $1000 20
The unusual name of this bank honors the setters of North Carolina who came from a Danube valley
    $1000 25
This should never precede a lady into a room, even if it's Caleche or Diorissimo
    $1000 5
Loxodonta africana
    $1000 15
This hyphenated term describes an athletic shoe designed for various activities like aerobics & muscle building

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

Carl Dan Cora
$1,200 $2,600 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Carl Dan Cora
$4,800 $2,000 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

OPERA
OLYMPIC FACTS
20th CENTURY MILITARY NAMES
A DAMSEL IN THIS DRESS
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 15th GRADER?
THE JOURNEY OF LIFE
    $400 5
"Mefistofele" is based on this 1808 literary work
    $400 6
It was Michael Phelps' margin of victory for his seventh gold in 2008, the 100-meter butterfly
    $400 17
In 1998 DNA testing identified this memorial's Vietnam War remains as those of Lt. Michael J. Blassie
    $400 29
Erica's been working out to fit into this dress that's also the holder for a sword
    $400 30
For most students, 15th grade would be this year of college
    $400 21
A child still small enough to ride a trike; it rhymes with "trike"
    $800 1
The Duke of Mantua's "La donna e mobile" is from this opera
    DD: $2,500 13
He said he threw his 1960 gold medal into the Ohio River after being denied service at a whites-only diner
    DD: $4,000 7
Before he died in 1981, he was the USA's last surviving 5-star officer
    $800 28
Beth's dress falls to a series of points below the knee--it's alliteratively called this type of hem
    $800 8
Every 15th grade music major can identify this note seen here
    $800 12
This word for one not quite an adult comes from the same Latin root as "adult"
    $1200 2
This 2008 opera is based partly on a 1986 David Cronenberg film
    $1200 14
Cathy Freeman was the first athlete of this ethnicity to win individual gold for Australia
    $1200 18
Kristin Baker was the first woman to be named First Captain of this school's corps of cadets
    $1200 27
Carrie's got on American Apparel's dress named for this Channel Islands fabric & carries it well
    $1200 9
You won't pass 15th grade math unless you know it's the first derivative of x3
    $1200 22
3-letter term for a young man, or the British culture of hard-partying young men
    $1600 3
In a Beethoven opera, Leonore disguises herself as this boy
    $1600 15
Sometimes called the metric mile, it's the last of the 10 events in the decathlon
    $1600 19
Before the war in Vietnam, he became the youngest ever Major General of the U.S. Army (age 42)
    $1600 26
I had to know where Faye's party dress was from, and when I got a peek at the logo, I knew it was this designer
    $1600 10
15th grade physics whizzes know it's the force described by the equation seen here
    $1600 23
Elliot Jaques coined this term for when adults realize their time will run out (so better buy a sports car)
    $2000 4
Eva will wed the contest winner in "Die" this "von Nurnberg"
    $2000 16
Divided into 1- & 2-handed events, these 1896 Olympic contests were won with marks of 157 & 246 pounds
    $2000 20
France's commander of Allied forces during the closing months of World War I
    $2000 25
Amy's in a $46,000 dress embellished with crystal from the house of this Spanish designer whose first name was Cristobal
    $2000 11
15th grade English majors know this sonneteer who wrote "Astrophel and Stella" back in the 1500s
    $2000 24
Time magazine called this gift "a metaphor for retirement from a corporate culture that cared for its workers"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Carl Dan Cora
$12,400 $16,800 $8,500

Final Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY CHARACTERS
The name of this character from an 18th century French work is from the Greek for "all tongues"

Final scores:

Carl Dan Cora
$4,800 $16,599 $15,500
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Carl Dan Cora
$12,000 $13,600 $6,800
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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