Show #5651 - Monday, March 16, 2009

2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.
From Las Vegas.

Contestants

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Donna Vogel, a scientist from Bethesda, Maryland

Jim Stevens, a high school math teacher from Fairview Park, Ohio

Aaron Schroeder, a grad student from San Diego, California

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Jeopardy! Round

HISTORICAL VOICEMAILS FROM...
CLASSIC ALBUMS
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
PREZ DISPENSERS
LANDS O' LAKES
GOING INTO O____T
(Alex: Each correct response will start with an "O" and end with the letter "T".)
    $200 11
Si, President Wilson... I led the 1916 raid of a N.M. town but sending troops into Mexico after me? Bad idea!
    $200 1
Rolling Stone named this 1967 Beatles album the greatest of all time & deemed its cover a work of art
    $200 14
These, from the state flower of Kansas, are a natural way to relieve insomnia
    $200 22
Bill Clinton unseated this U.S. president
    $200 6
This high South American lake straddles the border between Bolivia & Peru
    $200 21
Salve
    $400 12
Monsieur Zola, merci beaucoup for writing "J'Accuse" pour moi, sorry it got you busted for libel
    $400 2
Released in 1969, it's the musical tale of a "deaf, dumb & blind kid" who "sure plays a mean pinball"
    $400 17
This super food, which even resembles the brain, has fatty acids that help with brain function
    $400 26
In 1965 he defeated Philippine President Macapagal
    $400 7
Entebbe is a key Ugandan port on this, the world's second-largest freshwater lake
    $400 27
One who usually expects a favorable outcome
    $600 13
Czarina, they'll have to poison, shoot, shoot again & drown me in the Neva River to tear us apart! I'm feeling dizzy...
    $600 3
Her "Pearl" album wasn't yet completed when she died in 1970
    $600 18
At 70ish calories, this "incredible edible" packs a lot of protein & nutrients like choline, a memory booster
    $600 25
Valery Giscard d'Estaing was beaten by him in a 1981 election
    $600 8
Ownership of Lake of the Woods is split between these 2 countries
    $600 28
Nocturnal wildcat
    $800 15
It's April 14, 1865 & I'm having a bad night, too; I got stabbed in the throat but I'll stay on as Sec. of State
    $800 4
This feast from Guns N' Roses is one of the biggest-selling debut albums of all time
    $800 19
Squash & sweet potatoes are rich in this orange pigment that's good for the eyes & the brain
    $800 24
In 1995 Aleksander Kwasniewski defeated this incumbent
    DD: $2,000 9
The reservoir known as Lake Nasser in Egypt is Lake Nubia in this country
    $800 29
5-letter term for apparent, as a lie
    $1000 16
Hey, "the Elder"! It's your nephew "the Younger" here, what did you think of my "Letters" to Emperor Trajan?
    $1000 5
Simon & Garfunkel were a "matching set", both dressed in black, on the cover of this 1968 album
    $1000 20
Treat yourself to this food, especially to the "dark" type which enhances mood & brain activity
    $1000 23
Leonid Kuchma ousted Leonid Kravchuk in this country
    $1000 10
In 1499 explorer Alonso de Ojeda followed the South American coast to this lake & named the region Venezuela
    $1000 30
2-word French term for a small item of aesthetic interest

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

Aaron Jim Donna
$5,600 $2,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Jim Donna
$9,400 $4,200 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

"MEN" OF THE WORLD
ANIMATED MOVIE PLOTS
LET'S TALK CHESS, CHAMPS
FLOWER POWER
EUROPEAN POETS
POLYSYLLABIC VOCABULARY
    $400 1
This state capital is about 85 miles northeast of San Francisco
    $400 6
In this 2008 film Jedi Knights try to restore peace as the droid army rampages
    $400 11
Even with two extra pawns, white can't force a win here, because these pieces can travel only on opposite-colored squares
    $400 16
Its name comes from geranos, Greek for "crane"; its seed capsules look like a crane's bill
    $400 19
The Boathouse, this poet's writing shed in Laugharne, Wales, is now a museum
    $400 20
This 4-syllable word can refer to any one of the 4 authors of the Gospels or to a type of minister
    $800 2
Much of this nation's northern border with Saudi Arabia is undefined, as it lies in the desert
    $800 7
4 musicians help Lord Admiral save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies & their anti-music missiles in this classic
    $800 12
Literally "in passing", it's the 2-word term for how a pawn can capture another pawn that's moved past it
    $800 17
In 1907 a pink one of these boutonniere flowers was chosen as the emblem of Mother's Day
    $800 27
In the early 14th century, he called his most famous work a "comedy" because of its sad beginning & happy ending
    $800 21
The name of this, a meeting or conference, comes from the Greek for "to drink together"
    $1200 3
In a children's tale, this city of Germany is known for its band of animal musicians
    $1200 8
Mrs. Brisby gets help from some super-smart rats who've escaped from a lab in this Don Bluth film
    $1200 13
(Jon of the Clue Crew demonstrates with a chessboard.) White should have an easy win here, but he blows it by moving his queen to the D6 square, leading to this drawn outcome
    DD: $3,800 18
Japan's special day honoring this flower is also called the Festival of Happiness
    $1200 28
His father came from Russian nobility; his mother was descended from an African prince
    $1200 22
A mere dabbler wouldn't know that this 10-letter Italian word means "a lover of the arts"
    $1600 4
(Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.) Memorial Union Terrace at University of Wisconsin-Madison is right on this lake, whose name comes from a Siouan word
    $1600 9
50-foot-tall, metal-eating, talking robot befriends boy in this 1999 film
    $1600 14
Initiated by the moves E4 E6, this defense got its name from its use by a Paris team in an 1834 match with London
    $1600 25
The genus of this purplish flower is also a musical instrument
    DD: $3,400 29
The Irish Literary Theatre opened on May 8, 1899 with this co-founder's drama "The Countess Cathleen"
    $1600 23
Similar to metonymy, it's a part standing in for the whole, like "sail" to mean a ship
    $2000 5
An Australian gold mining town shares this name with former Aussie prime minister Robert
    $2000 10
In this 2007 film things don't get better for young Marjane after the Shah is supplanted by the Islamic Revolution
    $2000 15
(Jon of the Clue Crew demonstrates with a chessboard.) White can't move his knight, because doing so would expose his king; the knight's said to be stuck to the king with this tactic, named for a pointy little object
    $2000 26
Saffron is derived from this flower
    $2000 30
In 1871, as a debauched, visionary 16-year-old, he wrote "Le Bateau ivre" or "The Drunken Boat"
    $2000 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew performs a science experiment with a purple Magic Marker.) Draw on chalk & put it in water to see the component layers of marker color; it's a demonstration of this range of lab techniques that separate & analyze, from the Greek for "color" & "writing"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Jim Donna
$18,200 $1,000 $11,600

Final Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH PAINTERS
Tennyson called this British painter, Constable's contemporary, the "Shakespeare of Landscape"

Final scores:

Aaron Jim Donna
$18,200 $1,000 $9,900
Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Aaron Jim Donna
$17,000 $8,200 $11,600
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
15 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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