Show #5656 - Monday, March 23, 2009

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

Contestants

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Dan Pawson, a legislative aide from Boston, Massachusetts

Aaron Schroeder, a grad student from San Diego, California

Larissa Kelly, a grad student from El Cerrito, California

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Jeopardy! Round

OMAHA BEACH
MUSICALS BY PLOT
FASHION FORWARD & BACKWARD
MEDICINE SHOW
MYTHS & LEGENDS
GOING ALPHANUMERIC
    $200 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Omaha Beach in France.) This date of the Normandy invasion had been set for one day earlier, but because of bad weather, the 6,000 ships & 13,000 support planes had to wait
    $200 1
Rock & roll & dancing are forbidden in small puritanical town; rebellious Ren to the rescue
    $200 2
Popular in the '50s the slim skirts named for this writing implement have become chic again
    $200 18
Breathe Right strips alleviate this sleeping noise, but became huge when Jerry Rice used them on the field
    $200 16
On the day of his birth, this Greek messenger god stole his brother's cattle
    $200 27
Your employer sends you this, the most common income-reporting tax statement in the United States
    $400 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Omaha Beach in France.) Hours before his troops stormed these shores, he told them, "You are about to embark on the great crusade towards which we have striven these many months"
    $400 3
Crusading Houston radio host exposes Chicken Ranch
    $400 7
retro-housewife.com calls a '70s-style tunic in a '60s print a "mippie", a blend of mod & this word
    $400 21
The bronchodilator Albuterol helps relieve this condition, from the Greek for "panting"
    $400 17
One myth says that some of these, a hybrid of man & horse, were descended from the mares of Mount Pelion
    $400 28
Bingo square coordinate that sounds like a synonym for "not malignant"
    $600 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Omaha Beach in France.) German bunkers above the beach were named for these containers; some could only be taken by soldiers crawling up & tossing in explosives
    $600 4
"Prince of Humbug" creates freak show, signs Jenny Lind
    $600 8
This couturiere's iconic collarless jacket of 1954 is still part of her line today
    $600 23
Nexium fights acid reflux, which also goes by this name, though it has nothing to do with the organ
    $600 19
Ovid coined the name of this Greek god of dreams as an allusion to the forms seen in dreams
    $600 29
In a sequel title, it precedes "X-Men United"
    $800 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Omaha Beach in France.) Within days, the Allies had in place artificial harbors of sunken caissons; one harbor was dubbed "Port" this, the first name of a certain prime minister who favored the plan
    DD: $1,000 5
Charlemagne's son leads a revolution against his dad
    $800 9
Too bad you didn't buy a Birkin one of these in the '80s; now the waiting list can take years
    $800 24
Atorvastatin is the generic name of this cholesterol drug from Pfizer
    $800 20
This winged creature with an eagle's head & a lion's body pulled Zeus' chariot
    $800 30
In 2002 the last of this model Camaro rolled off the assembly line--a bright rally red convertible
    $1000 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Omaha Beach in France.) In the early hours of D-Day here at Pointe-Du-Hoc, members of this elite U.S. Army force braved heavy enemy fire to scale the steep cliffs & take out cannons
    $1000 6
Slave tries to win freedom by helping his master earn the love of a courtesan; when in Rome…
    $1000 10
On or off a yacht, this neckline whose name is French for "boat" has been stylish for decades
    $1000 25
This medicine is sold under the brand names Feverall & Tylenol
    $1000 22
In Greek myth, these wood nymphs lived in trees & died when the trees died
    $1000 26
Triple-engined McDonnell Douglas plane whose maiden flight was August 29, 1970

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

Larissa Aaron Dan
$4,600 $600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$7,400 $2,400 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

WOMEN AUTHORS
BORN TO RUN
CROSSWORD CLUES "X"
THE FRENCH CONFECTION
BED
BATH & BEYOND
    $400 12
Gertrude Stein, in a famous line, said this "is a" this "is a" this "is a" this
    $400 14
In 1984 he dashed off with Olympic gold in the 100m; in 1988 he did it again; then there are his 7 other golds…
    $400 15
Hater of foreigners
(9)
    $400 30
Featuring a crust with shallow sides, a filling & no top crust, it isn't a tramp, it's this 4-letter pastry
    $400 25
This type of bed is named for the small wheels that allow it to roll under for storage
    $400 16
Ding-dong! This river that runs through Bath is calling
    $800 7
A 1981 book by her was published in English as "Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre"
    $800 8
At a Big 10 meet in Michigan in 1935, this grandson of a slave broke 3 world records & tied a fourth, all in an hour
    $800 3
Coleridge place
(6)
    $800 29
Traditionally oblong, this cream-filled pastry is often topped with chocolate icing
    $800 24
This bed that can be folded up into a closet is named for its American inventor
    $800 17
"Are you going to" this British seaside town? In medieval times it hosted a 45-day trading fair
    $1200 1
She gained fame as a playwright & later wrote memoirs like "Pentimento"
    $1200 9
In 2003 she returned to London to run her first-ever marathon--in shoes, we might add
    $1200 4
Element discovered by Ramsay & Travers
(5)
    $1200 28
It's the chocolate-foam concoction lumbering past your eyes here
    $1200 23
To make the bed so the sheets stay tucked in, use the tight-fitting triangular fold called this place's corner
    $1200 18
It's the name of the second-largest city in England & also of the largest city in Alabama
    DD: $2,800 2
This Frenchwoman who went by 1 name liked 1-name titles, like "Mitsou" & "Cheri"
    DD: $22 10
The Pre Classic, an Oregon track & field meet, is named for this legendary runner & subject of 2 major movies
    $1600 5
The hard tissue of a plant
(5)
    $1600 27
2-word term for teeny iced & decorated cakes; the French also use it to describe small, fancy cookies
    $1600 22
The name of this type of down comforter comes from the French for "down"
    $1600 19
Her novel "Persuasion" satirizes Bath & its fashionable denizens
    $2000 11
Clip the "tag" off a German building & you've got this creator of forensic sleuth Tempe Brennan of "Devil Bones"
    $2000 13
Among his many nicknames were "The Finnish Running Marvel" & "The Phantom Finn"
    $2000 6
Sword-shaped, like a breastbone
(7)
    $2000 26
If you have the panache, you can use this type of French icing made of chocolate & cream, heated & stirred together
    $2000 21
As a verb, this name of the long cylindrical pillow seen on the bed means "to support"
    $2000 20
An important seaport, this Welsh capital was once the world's largest coal shipper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$12,200 $13,600 $11,178

Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTS
You have to go back over a century to find him, the last president who never had a vice president

Final scores:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$24,400 $9,600 $22,301

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$12,000 $13,600 $10,000
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R,
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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