Show #5924 - Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 Tournament of Champions final game 1.

Contestants

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Stefan Goodreau, a video game tester from Los Angeles, California

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer from Chatham, New Jersey

Jason Zollinger, an engine assembler from South Dayton, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

WHO CARRIED THE STATE?
(Alex: We want to know the presidential candidate.)
ON THE 1980s MOVIE SOUNDTRACK
THE NEW YORK TIMES DINING & WINE
SIGN OF THE FOUR
"X" "Q"s ME
(Alex: Each response will begin with an "X" or a "Q".)
NEW ORLEANS & KATRINA
    $200 24
Florida,
2000
    $200 1
1987:
"She's Like The Wind"
by Patrick Swayze
    $200 20
On Dec. 23, 2009 The Pour, a blog about wine on nytimes.com, focused on this bubbly beverage
    $200 9
Of the 4 "Little Women" characters Jo, Beth, Laurie & Amy, the one not a sister of the others
    $200 8
It's the type of keyboard named for the succession of 6 letters found near the upper-left corner
    $200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from New Orleans, LA.) I'm at the New Orleans chapter of this organization, whose shelters across Louisiana provided refuge, food & water for over 146,000 people in the wake of Katrina
    $400 25
Illinois,
1960
    $400 2
1985:
"Don't You (Forget About Me)"
by Simple Minds
    $400 19
The Bitten blog discussed how these salty little fish "turn up on traditional & not-so-traditional English menus"
    $400 10
Of the 4 suits in tarot cards, the one that's designed to hold liquids
    $400 14
"Magic" & "Have You Never Been Mellow" are songs from this roller-skating musical that hit Broadway in 2007
    $400 27
The scene of celebrations before & since, it housed thousands in Katrina's aftermath
    $600 23
North Carolina,
2008
    $600 3
1986:
"Danger Zone"
by Kenny Loggins
    $600 18
A 2010 article reported on the hard times that have fallen on wineries in this California valley
    $600 11
Of the 4 traditional symphonic movements, the one whose name is Italian for "joke"
    $600 15
The name of this case used to carry your arrows might make you tremble
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from New Orleans, LA.) The group Make It Right is helping rebuild homes in that area, called the Lower this, flooded in 2005 by overflow from the canal that divided it from the Upper
    $800 21
New York,
1948
    $800 4
1984:
"Axel F."
by Harold Faltermeyer
    $800 6
A tasty but tongue-twisting recipe from Mark Bittman paired the bay type of this bivalve mollusk with scallions
    $800 12
Of the 4 principal directions on a sailing ship, the one that's also a potent potable
    $800 16
He succeeded his dad, Darius I, as king of Persia
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from New Orleans, LA.) The largest design build civil works project in the history of the army corps of engineers, a giant flood wall is technically called this type of barrier, as it protects against hurricane-driven water levels
    DD: $2,800 22
Massachusetts,
1972
    $1000 5
1980:
"Call Me"
by Blondie
    $1000 7
A recipe for Mediterranean citrus chicken skewers had this Mid-Eastern sauce made of ground sesame seeds
    $1000 13
Of the 4 Marx Brothers in "Horse Feathers", the one with the same name as a California city
    $1000 17
Alphabetically, it's last of the noble gases
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from New Orleans, LA.) The Domino Sugar refinery built a 200-unit trailer park here on-site to house its employees when this "saintly" parish was hit hard by flooding

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

Jason Vijay Stefan
-$800 $1,600 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Vijay Stefan
$800 $600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

U.S. LAKES & RIVERS
ON BROADWAY 2010
SPEAKING FLUENT CANADIAN
LEADERS OF WORLD WAR II
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
    $400 7
Rivers that flow into this inlet in Washington state include the Puyallup & Skagit
    $400 22
Abigail Breslin made her Broadway debut in this drama in which she stars as Helen Keller
    $400 6
At the 2010 Olympics, this Pittsburgh Penguin & Nova Scotia native scored the gold medal-winning goal for Canada
    $400 1
As war minister & prime minister of Japan, he ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor
    $400 17
He wrote the acclaimed "Roots", a 7-generation family chronicle
    $400 12
Florida NBA team that's central to a lofty Thomas Mann work about a soft drink
    $800 8
One of Hawaii's longest rivers, the Kaukonahua flows into the Pacific near Waialua on this island
    $800 23
"Rock Of Ages", set in the '80s is where big this meets big dreams
    $800 13
As of 2010 he was Canada's prime minister; he's our next-door neighbor, you should know him
    DD: $2,000 2
Forced into exile by an Italian invasion in 1936, this emperor returned to his homeland in January 1941
    $800 18
He created the reluctant private eye Ezekiel Rawlins, nicknamed "Easy"
    $800 25
John Milton epic about Gertrude Stein's Parisian expatriate Yanks who were born starting in 1965
    $1200 9
Buffalo Bill Reservoir near Cody in this state was formed by the damming of the Shoshone River
    $1200 24
Working-class characters seek redemption in this rock opera based on a Green Day album
    $1200 14
Not a cartoonist, he lost the P.M. job on May 22, 1979 but had it back by March 3, 1980
    $1200 3
Affer Germany invaded the Netherlands, this queen, her family & cabinet fled to London
    $1200 19
His 1940 novel "Native Son" was adopted by the Book of the Month Club
    $1200 28
Poker hand of 3 aces & 2 kings with a British royal family name adopted in 1917 that's a great way to tie a tie
    $1600 10
At 618 feet, Seneca Lake is the deepest of this group of long & narrow lakes in Western New York
    $1600 26
She was cast as Morticia for the 2010 Broadway musical of "The Addams Family"
    DD: $2,000 15
In 1985 Margaret Atwood published this "Tale" of women stripped of all rights in a post-U.S. country
    $1600 4
Though he kept this country neutral, Antonio Salazar did allow the Allies to establish bases in the Azores
    $1600 20
This 1953 novel by James Baldwin is based on his own experiences as a teenaged preacher
    $1600 29
Possible 51st state that's part of a set of anti-crime laws & a penitential Catholic prayer
    $2000 11
Running from New Mexico's northern border to its southern border, this river splits the state in 2
    $2000 27
"Red" stars Alfred Molina as this abstract expressionist who painted rectangles of color, a suicide in 1970
    $2000 16
We don't have "Thirty Two Short Films About" this Canadian pianist who learned to play at age 3, just 1 short clue
    $2000 5
In 1940, at age 84, he became premier of France; after the war he was tried for treason & sent to prison for life
    $2000 21
His "Souls of Black Folk" expressly attacked Booker T. Washington, the most powerful black American of that time
    $2000 30
"Don't Cry Out Loud" singer & Beckham's 1992-2003 team remind us that "a mind is a terrible thing to waste"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Vijay Stefan
$9,200 $14,600 $9,400

Final Jeopardy! Round

AFRICAN CAPITALS
This West Central African capital grew out of a settlement that France established for freed slaves in 1849

Final scores:

Jason Vijay Stefan
$0 $9,200 $5,800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jason Vijay Stefan
$8,000 $17,000 $9,400
15 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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