Show #4780 - Friday, May 20, 2005

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 4, game 4.

Contestants

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Chris Miller, a retail specialist from Louisville, Kentucky (subtotal of $10,000)

John Cuthbertson, an investment analyst from San Diego, California (subtotal of $13,500)

Brad Rutter, a TV quiz show host from Lancaster, Pennsylvania (subtotal of $10,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

PREDATORS
TRIBUTE BANDS
FORBES' BILLIONAIRES
(Alex: We're dealing with the 2005 list. We're gonna find out if you're on it.)
RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHY
DRAW IT UP
TIME FOR A "CON"TEST
    $200 11
This patriotic symbol will hover above water birds until they exhaust themselves diving
    $200 16
Super Diamond honors him... I said
    $200 6
March was a great month for her: she made her debut on the Forbes list & got out of a West Virginia prison
    $200 1
This region's West Plain, one of the world's largest flatlands, is over 1 million square miles of steppe & tundra
    $200 26
Sir John Herschel coined the word "photographer" & discovered how to make these colorful working drawings
    $200 17
Among the jet-setters to catch a final ride on this in 2003 were Joan Collins & Christie Brinkley
    $400 12
Of the family Lamnidae, it's been described on film as "a perfect engine--an eating machine"
    $400 18
Riders on the Storm pays tribute to this classic group
    $400 7
Corona beer helped crown Maria Aramburuzabala the wealthiest woman in this country
    $400 2
This 2,194-mile river is 748 feet above sea level at its source, 92 feet below sea level at its mouth
    $400 27
The sketch seen here accompanies U.S. patent number 821,393, officially submitted for this type of machine
    $400 22
Food cooks quicker & more evenly in this type of oven that has a fan to circulate the hot air
    $600 13
Like its prey the chameleon, the boomslang, this type of animal, is noted for camouflage
    $600 19
We Got the Meat is an all-male tribute band to this girl group
    $600 8
Michael Eisner is off the list, but this septuagenarian member of the Disney family is still on it
    DD: $400 3
Kaliningrad, a small piece of Russian territory, sits between Poland & Lithuania on this sea
    $600 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew demonstrates from a blackboard.) It's the specific technique I've used to shade in an area & give depth to my picture
    $600 23
Around 500 B.C. he said, "With coarse rice to eat... and my bended arm for a pillow... I still have joy"
    $800 14
In 2005 the journal Nature had findings on how this, with no muscles, reacts to get its food in 1/10 second
    $800 20
The Missing Links re-create this group's music & TV show
    $800 9
Guy Laliberte, founder of this circus, may be the only fire-breather on the list
    $800 4
This mountain range on Russia's border with Georgia contains many oil fields, including those of Baku & Grozny
    $800 29
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew demonstrates from a blackboard.) When you draw Michigan as a mitten, this bay separates the thumb from the rest of the hand
    $800 24
On my honor, he wrote "Prizzi's Honor" & "The Manchurian Candidate"
    $1000 15
The name of this small cat of the forest has the name of a big cat in it
    $1000 21
Soso can "Hold The Line" as a tribute to this group
    $1000 10
The youngest billionaire on the 2005 list is 21-year-old Albert von Thurn und Taxis, a prince from this country
    $1000 5
Russia's southernmost point lies in Dagestan, a republic bordering this saltwater lake
    $1000 30
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew points to a circuit diagram.) This word for a diagram of an electrical system comes from the Latin for "figure"
    $1000 25
Though it possibly dates from the 16th century, the origin of this word for a punny riddle is a mystery in itself

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

Brad John Chris
$2,600 $2,000 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brad John Chris
$5,400 $3,200 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

PRE-DATERS
(Alex: Not PREDATORS.)
GLENN CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
(Alex: Sounds like a BEFORE & AFTER.)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
WORLD COINS
AUTHOR! ARTHUR!
SECRETARIES OF STATE BEFORE & AFTER
    $400 6
The year immediately preceding 1 A.D. on the Gregorian calendar
    $400 11
In 2005 Glenn Close joined the cast of this gritty cop drama
    $400 12
The canyon rises to 8,800 feet in elevation on what's usually called the North this
    $400 1
Each year this country changes the design of its gold & silver panda coins, adding to their appeal
    $400 14
Keep up: "Flight into Danger" by this "Airport" author was filmed as "Zero Hour!" & later spoofed as "Airplane!"
    $400 18
Surprise-ending short story writer who famously prayed with Nixon
    $800 7
Before Utah, the last state to join the union was this neighbor
    $800 27
Glenn narrated "Reversal of Fortune", about a true criminal case, as this wealthy woman, comatose for a decade
    $800 13
The Bright Angel one of these is the most popular one to descend, but has more rescues than any other
    $800 2
In 2001 Zambia issued its 4,000-kwacha coin with this 19th C. queen on one side
    DD: $3,200 23
It's no mystery; he was knighted in 1902 for his work defending British policy in the Boer War
    $800 19
"NFL Today" hostess & ex-Miss America appointed by the Gipper in 1982
    $1200 8
The pope right before Paul VI
    $1200 28
Glenn played Robin Williams' mom in this 1982 film based on a novel
    $1200 15
Religious-sounding name of some structures in the park, like the Venus, the Vishnu & the Zoroaster, pictured here
    $1200 3
A 1966 gold coin from Kenya has "Father of the Kenya Nation" on one side, his portrait on the other
    $1200 24
Born in Budapest, he's best known for his 1940 novel "Darkness at Noon"
    $1200 20
Clinton's first Secretary of State who went "Sailing" to No. 1 on the pop charts in 1980
    DD: $2,000 9
The last city to host the Olympics before St. Moritz in 1948
    $1600 29
Glenn played Mel Gibson's mom in this 1990 film based on a play
    $1600 16
Within the park is the village of Supai, part of this longer-named Indian reservation
    $1600 4
Popular modern gold coins include the cat series introduced in 1988 by this island off England
    $1600 25
Born in 1854, he has been described as "the precocious boy-poet of French symbolism"
    $1600 21
Oscar-winning 1982 Bergman film that's been accused of being "Deep Throat" but vigorously denies it
    $2000 10
In 1980 Riccardo Muti succeeded this man at the helm of the Philadelphia Orchestra
    $2000 30
Glenn was the Marquise de Merteuil to John Malkovich's Vicomte de Valmont in this period film
    $2000 17
Using pueblos as a model, Mary Colter designed the structure seen here, known by this 10-letter name
    $2000 5
This land of the "dragon people" depicts Saturn on its beautiful 1995 1-sertum solar system coin
    $2000 26
This German philosopher (what, you need more?) was known for his pessimistic life views & Kant-influenced works
    $2000 22
Man with a 1947 "plan" who took on Eminem's birth name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brad John Chris
$26,600 $5,200 $7,800
(lock tournament)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC OBJECTS
Given to Washington by Lafayette, one of the keys to this is on display at Mount Vernon

Final scores:

Brad John Chris
$26,600 $200 $1,699

Cumulative scores:

Brad John Chris
$36,600 $13,700 $11,699
Winner: $50,000 + an advance to UToC Round 5 with Ken Jennings 2nd place: $30,000 3rd place: $20,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brad John Chris
$26,400 $5,200 $7,800
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
2 W
11 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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