Show #5654 - Thursday, March 19, 2009

2009 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
From Las Vegas.

Contestants

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Dave Simpson, a pastor from Belcamp, Maryland

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

Larissa Kelly, a grad student from El Cerrito, California

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Jeopardy! Round

FIRST LADIES
A STORIED HISTORY
NATIONAL MEMORIALS
OTHER PLACES TO GAMBLE
WRITERS ON FILM
WORDS IN TOURNAMENT
(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that can be made up of the letters in the word "tournament".)
    $200 21
She was valedictorian of Plains High School, class of 1944
    $200 16
He traveled the world & beyond with his novels "Poland", "Caribbean" & "Space"
    $200 11
Dedicated in November 1982, it now bears more than 58,000 names
    $200 6
Relive the gold rush days at Diamond Tooth Gertie's in this Canadian territory
    $200 1
Danny Kaye played a cobbler who gained fame as this writer of fairy tales
    $200 26
It follows alma when referring to your school (& yours must be proud)
    $400 22
While she was first lady, her half brother Samuel was killed at the Battle of Shiloh
    $400 17
Roddy Doyle chronicles life in this country in "Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha" & "The Woman Who Walked into Doors"
    $400 12
On March 25, 1961 Elvis Presley held a benefit concert in Honolulu for the building of this ship's memorial
    $400 7
In 1953 Newsweek said that Onassis didn't break the bank at this town--he bought the casino
    $400 2
Nicole Kidman spent "The Hours" in a fake nose as her
    $400 27
Things get dull when you "fall into" this furrow in the ground
    $600 23
Her father was David W, Wallace, a public official in Independence, Missouri
    $600 18
Born in Edinburgh in 1771, he's considered the first major historical novelist
    $600 13
A memorial near Shanksville, Pa., commemorates the passengers & crew who died on this flight thwarting an attack on 9/11
    $600 8
This riverside Nevada town is named for a guy called Don, who turned the place into a gambling destination
    DD: $1,000 3
"In Love and War" showed this author as an ambulance driver wounded in WWI & falling for his nurse
    $600 28
The lovely locks of a Lipizzaner
    $800 24
Born Letitia Christian, she was the first to become first lady upon the death of the previous president
    $800 19
This author's "Noble House" follows the tea trading business in Hong Kong & China
    $800 14
Fort Caroline Natl. Memorial in Florida overlooks the site of a colony founded by these French Protestants
    $800 9
This Illinois town has a statue of Superman as well as a casino
    $800 4
Daniel Craig played this British poet in the biopic "Sylvia"
    $800 29
To learn by repetition is to "learn by" this
    $1000 25
An 1877 reception for the Grand Duke of Russia was the only time she permitted alcohol at a state function
    $1000 20
People might see a theme in his "Washington, D.C.", "Hollywood" & "Julian", about restoring paganism in Rome
    $1000 15
The Tampa Bay memorial named for this Spaniard has reenacted his coming ashore in 1539
    $1000 10
A bingo hall opened by the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation in 1986 evolved into this massive complex
    $1000 5
"Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" included Lili Taylor as this "Show Boat" author
    $1000 30
A water bird related to seagulls; we hope you don't take one "for the worse"

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

Larissa Cora Dave
$7,800 -$800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Cora Dave
$12,000 $200 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE RIVER RHINE
COMEDY TONIGHT
PAINTINGS
THE CRUSADES
HARD STUFF
ADD AN ELEMENTAL SYMBOL
(Alex: We want you to give us the element's name in each response.)
    $400 25
The Rhine is the longest river to flow through this country, covering more than 450 miles there
    $400 1
This NYC director:
"Rather than live on in the hearts & minds of my fellow man, I'd prefer to live on in my apartment"
    $400 27
Raphael must have used up a lot of red paint for his portrait of Pope Leo X with 2 of these men
    $400 30
The First Crusade began in 1097 when 4 European armies met up in this Byzantine capital to march on the Holy Land
    $400 15
Around 1890 Thomas Edison schemed to have this invention named after his rival George Westinghouse
    $400 7
Add the 1-letter symbol for this element to "stor" or "lar" & you get birds
    $800 26
Before it empties into the North Sea, the Rhine splits into 3 branches in this country
    $800 9
In 2008 David Letterman said it was so cold, this accused Wall St. Ponzi scheme operator looks forward to Hell
    $800 28
This creature toys with a bird in William Holman Hunt's painting of seduction "The Awakening Conscience"
    $800 29
Deus vult, Latin for this, served as an unofficial motto of the First Crusade
    $800 16
With a 2007 women's water polo title, this California school became the first to win 100 NCAA titles
    $800 10
Add the symbol for this element to the front of "ow" & you get precipitation
    $1200 24
The 1815 Treaty of this capital made the Rhine an international waterway
    $1200 13
He said, "On this show, your voice will be heard, in the form of my voice", & that's the truthiness!
    $1200 2
The elongated heads of this Toledo master are on display in his painting of two saints
    DD: $7,000 5
After this wife of Louis VII took part in the Second Crusade, the Church forbade women to join future crusades
    $1200 17
When Pluto got demoted, this 1916 Gustav Holst composition was once again complete
    $1200 11
Add the symbol for this element to "ali" & you get an excuse to avoid blame
    DD: $4,000 22
Switzerland's third-largest city, this port on the Rhine handles much of the country's cargo
    $1600 6
This 1970s African-American comic: "Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers"
    $1600 3
In Poussin's painting titled "Rape of" them, "rape" means abduction, nothing worse
    $1600 20
Also called the order of St. John of Jerusalem, it was founded to give health care & protection to Christians
    $1600 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the bridge of the USS John C. Stennis in San Diego, CA.) USS John C. Stennis is one of this class of carrier named for an admiral under whose command carriers like Yorktown & Enterprise fought in WWII
    $1600 12
Add the symbol of this element to "fi" & get a small flute
    $2000 23
This cliff on the Rhine near Koblenz bears the name of a siren said to lure boatmen to their doom there
    $2000 8
This deadpan comic: "I'm staying in an old hotel; they sent me a wake-up letter"
    $2000 4
In the work seen here from the early 1600s, Saint Peter is asking this question--in Latin, if you please
    $2000 21
This Holy Roman Emperor led the Third Crusade but drowned bathing in a river en route to the Holy Land
    $2000 19
Africa's closest national capitals are Brazzaville & Kinshasa, separated by this river
    $2000 14
Put the symbol for this element after "ine" & you have no aptitude or skill

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Cora Dave
$18,000 $5,400 $14,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

GODS OF ANCIENT EGYPT
Appropriately, the center of cult worship for this ancient Egyptian god was in Cynopolis, "City of the Dog"

Final scores:

Larissa Cora Dave
$30,000 $5,400 $10,800
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Larissa Cora Dave
$21,600 $5,400 $8,600
28 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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