Show #5923 - Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2010 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.

Contestants

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Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer from Chatham, New Jersey

Andy Srinivasan, a high school science teacher from Clayton, North Carolina

Justin Bernbach, a lobbyist from Brooklyn, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

BRIT-POURRI
IN THE ARENA
THE FORTUNE 500
(Alex: ...from figures just released.)
BIBLICAL PROVERBS: FILL IN THE BLANK
RIGHT BY THE NUMBERS
WORD PUZZLES
    $200 1
Better known for his operettas with a partner, he also composed the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers"
    $200 11
The Ragin' Cajuns play basketball in the Cajundome arena in this state
    $200 26
The largest entertainment company on the list, at No. 57, is this one that owns both ABC & ESPN
    $200 7
"To the hungry soul every bitter thing is ____"
    $200 6
This letter is right by 221 in Sherlock Holmes' street address
    $200 19
What I like for an early nosh
    $400 2
The fourth king of this name ruled Britannia from 1399 to 1413
    $400 15
For WWE fans Jan. 25, 2010 was this night "Raw" at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
    $400 27
Despite a 57% drop in profits last year, this oil company, No. 2, is still the most profitable co. on the list
    $400 9
"The ____ is servant to the lender"
    $400 8
When this letter follows 4, it means not qualified for military service due to medical reasons
    $400 20
I save mine for a midnight snack
    $600 3
In office for 11 years, this British prime minister was the longest serving of the 20th century
    $600 16
This city's Mellon Arena was formerly Civic Arena
    $600 28
Kaplan, an education subsidiary of this "capital" media co., helped put it back on the list after a 16-year absence
    $600 12
"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is ____ news from a far country"
    $600 10
When it follows 3, this letter means having length, breadth & depth
    $600 21
You might need it if you have a dangerous job
    $800 4
This "New" law enforcement agency is headquartered at 10 Broadway in London
    $800 17
(Alex reports from Detroit, MI.) As of 2009, there are 3 NHL arenas with no corporate sponsorship, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden & this Detroit one, named for a famous sports legend
    $800 29
Perhaps reflecting the bust, for the first time in 15 yrs., no cos, from this industry; last year the list had Centex & Pulte
    DD: $2,000 13
"Lust not after her beauty in thine ____"
    $800 23
It follows 4 in the name of a youth organization that uses a clover symbol
    $800 22
A facetious remark
    $1000 5
This British socialist society was named after a Roman general famous for being cautious
    $1000 18
In other words, this home of the Minnesota Timberwolves could be called "the bull's eye"
    $1000 30
The first female African-American Fortune 500 CEO is Ursula Burns of this document technology giant
    $1000 14
"Pride goeth before ____" (& don't say "a fall")
    $1000 24
It preceded 38 in the designation of the U.S. Army's Lightning fighter plane of World War II
    $1000 25
A plea for needed comprehension

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

Justin Andy Vijay
$600 $4,400 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Andy Vijay
$5,200 $6,800 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THEY'RE NO. 1!
(Alex: ...according to the CIA World Factbook.)
CLUES TO SECRET IDENTITIES
(Alex: ...of superheroes.)
GOING GREENER
SONNETS & SONNETEERS
IT'S IN MY COFFEE
(Alex: And finally, the response is within the text of the clue in...)
HIDDEN STATES
    $400 13
This country is the world's No. 1 debtor, owing more than $13 trillion
    $400 18
Superman:
A county in southeastern England
    $400 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Sony Pictures Studios.) Sony's green philosophy uses varied trees, like the California sycamore, important to hummingbirds & butterflies, & the coast live oak, resistant to this condition from the Middle English for "dryness"
    $400 22
About this season Josiah Conder wrote, "The light yellow leaves of fading trees come dancing down all ways"
    $400 26
This trusted friend was the first non-dairy powdered creamer
    $400 24
When I visit here, I play bocce in St. Johnsbury, never Montpelier
    $800 14
This Riviera principality has the world's lowest unemployment rate--0%
    $800 6
Spider-Man:
Follows "valet" in a job outside L.A. restaurants
    $800 19
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Sony Pictures Studios.) Sony Studios' new basketball court is made from thousands of recycled these, provided by Nike
    $800 25
John Milton wrote a sonnet about this Lord Protector under whom he served as Secretary of Foreign Languages
    $800 27
For a coffee royal, add this, perhaps from Christian Brothers
    $800 23
Let's visit my grandma in Exeter in this state--it's a quaint little place
    $1200 15
It has the world's highest net immigration rate; Dubai needs workers
    $1200 4
Batman:
Detroit is its county seat
    $1200 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Sony Pictures Studios.) Though it looks like a more traditional wood, the flooring here is actually made from what is called the perfect renewable resource, this treelike grass that can grow a foot a day
    $1200 1
Best known for "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard", his only sonnet was a memorial to friend Richard West
    $1200 28
A recipe for this: add 1 part milk to 1 part cream
    $1200 10
You'd have found the 120-degree heat exasperating at Seymour in this state on Aug. 12, 1936
    DD: $5,000 16
Riyals actually gain value in Qatar--it has the world's lowest rate of this, negative 3.9%
    $1600 5
The Hulk:
A flag unfurled
    DD: $2,000 9
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Sony Pictures Studios.) Some energy on the Sony lot is generated by the sun's photons striking the solar cell surface, making these jump from one atom to the next, creating a chain reaction which can be harnessed
    $1600 2
This sonnet by Shelley begins, "I met a traveller from an antique land"
    $1600 29
Starbucks sells bottles of syrup to add the flavor of this nut to your joe
    $1600 11
If you need to seek out a great bookstore go no further than Powell's in this state
    $2000 17
This tiny country wedged between Switzerland & Austria has the world's highest per capita GDP
    $2000 7
Aquaman:
Pungent dish of India or the powdery spice that flavors it
    $2000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Sony Pictures Studios.) The residue from producing electricity with coal is called fly this; instead of ending up in a landfill, it's been added to the now eco-friendly concrete used at Sony
    $2000 3
No. XVII of these begins, "My poet, thou canst touch on all the notes God set between his after and before"
    $2000 30
Sweet'N Low contains saccharin; sucralose goes into this "S" brand
    $2000 12
If you're under 18, put a helmet on when you ride a motorcycle in this Western state

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Andy Vijay
$13,400 $10,000 $23,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

OPERA
The aria "Pour mon ame" by Donizetti includes 9 of these; a few tenors have earned the nickname "King of" them

Final scores:

Justin Andy Vijay
$6,300 $6,000 $20,399
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Justin Andy Vijay
$10,000 $8,800 $23,200
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $42,000

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