Show #5657 - Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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

Contestants

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Dan Pawson, a legislative aide from Boston, Massachusetts (subtotal of $22,301)

Aaron Schroeder, a grad student from San Diego, California (subtotal of $9,600)

Larissa Kelly, a grad student from El Cerrito, California (subtotal of $24,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

A LITTLE LIT
VEGAS FILMS
AT THE BUFFET
FLOORING
REBELLIONS: SHAYS' & WHISKEY
POETIC WORDS
    $200 11
Dickens' mother was probably the inspiration for Mrs. Micawber in this very autobiographical novel
    $200 6
In "Casino" he played Ace Rothstein, the mobster who ran The Tangiers
    $200 21
You might start off with the peel-&-eat these; the cocktail sauce is on the left
    $200 1
Grout & a special saw are tools for installing this type of floor
    $200 16
Both Shays' Rebellion & the Whiskey Rebellion were protests against these
    $200 26
E'er is a poetic form of this adverb
    $400 12
Up, up & away with Jules Verne's classic adventure "Five Weeks in" one of these
    $400 7
He directed the 2001 Vegas caper film "Ocean's Eleven"
    $400 22
I noticed the Lorraine type of this eggy dish, but I didn't see any real men eating it
    $400 2
Also the surface of bulletin boards, this material makes warm, sound-insulating flooring
    $400 17
Shays' Rebellion in this state in 1786-87 included an attack on the Springfield armory
    $400 27
E'en is a poetic form of this adverb
    $600 13
If you love stories with surprise endings, pick up his 1906 collection "The Four Million"
    $600 8
The title of this 2008 Cameron Diaz-Ashton Kutcher film was inspired by a Sin City slogan
    $600 23
There's an outstanding
pasta salad made with these stuffed rings seen here
    DD: $1,000 3
This durable material almost synonymous with mid-20th c. flooring was patented in 1863
    $600 18
This Treasury Sec. helped form, & then tagged along with, the army sent to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion
    $600 28
In "To Celia", this possessive case of thou precedes the word "eyes"
    $800 14
A.A. Milne wrote a book of verse called "Now We Are" this age--a bit younger than you
    $800 9
One review said this 1995 Elizabeth Berkley film was "'42nd Street' meets 'All About Eve' meets soft-core porn"
    $800 24
I can't stay away from these appetizers: bacon wrapped around a water chestnut & a piece of liver
    $800 4
In forestry, it's a synonym for "dicot"; in real estate ads, it makes mouths water when seen before "floors"
    $800 19
Though put down swiftly, Shays' Rebellion exposed the military weakness of this 1781 document
    $800 29
"L'allegro" by Milton uses this 4-letter word for a deep shade of black, a shortening of the name of a wood
    $1000 15
Prosper Merimee was just 19 when he wrote his first play, about this Lord Protector of England
    $1000 10
In a 2003 film he played "The Cooler", a Vegas casino's gambling jinx
    $1000 25
Get your fill of this British-sounding "steak", a seasoned ground beef patty with onions & gravy
    $1000 5
1 letter off from "flat stones", they make good flooring for your castle
    $1000 20
Thousands of Whiskey Rebels marched to "The Point" in this Penn. city, but were persuaded not to burn the town
    $1000 30
A poem by Robert Burns taught us that "gang aft" this means "often go wrong"

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

Larissa Aaron Dan
$4,600 $1,400 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$8,600 $3,800 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

TOUGH CAPITAL CITIES
THINK YOU KNOW BASEBALL?
CHAMPIONS OF TOURNAMENTS
MEET THE BEADLES
ADJECTIVES TO USE IN VEGAS
A VISIT TO BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY
(Kelly: Research at the frontiers of science, from the inside of your brain to outer space.)
    $400 9
One of the "Stan"s:
Tashkent
    $400 11
He hit the first home run in All-Star game history (take a wild guess)
    $400 23
In 2006 in Berlin, Italy won this sports tourney by beating France, 1-1 (technically, that was the final score)
    $400 24
"Beadle", meaning a minor official, comes from Middle English for one of these old-time announcer guys--hark!
    $400 17
Your bold, audacious bets could be called this, perhaps from a blend of "bold" & "audacious"
    $400 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from outside Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York.) Work done at Brookhaven, which is run by this Cabinet department, has produced six Nobel Prizes, including one for work on solar neutrinos
    $800 8
Island country in the Indian ocean:
Port Louis
    $800 4
Their home parks have included the Union Grounds, Crosley Field & Riverfront Stadium
    $800 22
As world champ of this Parker Bros. game, Antonio Fernandez won $15,140, the total amount of "cash" in the game
    $800 25
In hunting season, Beadle County, South Dakota is a bad place to be a ring-necked one of these, the state bird
    $800 10
I expect to be treated like a VIP, so remember that the "I" stands for this adjective
    $800 30
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a lab at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY.) Conditions milliseconds after this event are replicated on a microscopic scale by creating a superhot fireball in this 3-D camera
    $1200 7
A former Soviet republic: Chisinau
    $1200 3
The New York Yankees have won 26 World Series titles; these N.L. birds are a distant second, with 10
    $1200 21
In 2007 Nigel Richards took home $15,000 as the letter-perfect world champ of this Hasbro game
    $1200 26
In this Sondheim musical, Beadle Bamford gets sliced up for pie filling (don't worry, he wasn't a good guy)
    $1200 15
Also a type of fabric, this synonym for lavish describes my suite (& it rhymes with lush)
    DD: $3,000 19
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the clean room at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY.) The etcher used in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials' clean room uses this highly ionized state of matter to work on tiny circuits
    $1600 6
In western Africa:
Yamoussoukro
    $1600 2
Researchers have knocked a point off his record lifetime batting average, reducing it to .366
    $1600 12
In 2007 16-year-old Ayan Tariq bested 31 others to win $100,000 playing this title ex-coach's football video game
    $1600 13
George Beadle won a Nobel Prize for studying the genetics of a bread type of this fuzzy fungus
    $1600 16
I must see the "O" show--it boasts this type of swimming, also an artistic Olympic event
    $1600 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a particle accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY.) Cooled magnets at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider facilitate this super phenomenon; current shows no resistance, & gold ions travel at nearly light speed
    $2000 5
In the Pacific:
Honiara
    $2000 1
"Avian" nickname of 1960s reliever Phil Regan, notorious for "stealing" wins from starting pitchers
    $2000 14
In 1972 "Amarillo Slim" won this annual event
    $2000 20
In this author's "Night", Moshe the Beadle warns the Jews of Sighet about the looming holocaust, but they don't listen
    DD: $5,000 18
From the Latin for "great-souled", it will describe your immense generosity after you win big bucks
    $2000 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from inside a supercomputer room at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY) NY Blue is an 18-rack supercomputer at Brookhaven that processes in terms of this speed--one trillion floating operations per second

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$21,800 $7,400 $19,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH ROYALTY
Born in 1683, the second British king of this name was the last one not born in the British Isles

Final scores:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$6,800 $14,800 $26,200

Cumulative scores:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$31,200 $24,400 $48,501
1st runner-up: $100,000 2nd runner-up: $50,000 Tournament champion: $250,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Larissa Aaron Dan
$17,000 $7,400 $18,800
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
12 R,
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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