Show #4997 - Tuesday, May 9, 2006

2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

Contestants

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Aaron Thompson, a special assistant from Washington, D.C.

David Rozenson, a lawyer from Newton, Massachusetts

Kevin Marshall, a student from Metairie, Louisiana

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Jeopardy! Round

STAR TREK, STAR WARS OR LORD OF THE RINGS
ACTION FIGURES
DINNER FOR ONE
IN NEED OF A DATE
STILL LIVING WITH "MOM" & "DAD"
YOU HAVE NO LIFE
    $200 1
A council that takes place at Rivendell is central to its plot
    $200 26
Paddy Doyle's fitness records include throwing 470 of these in 1 minute--that should win the round
    $200 11
Send in 10 UPC symbols to get a "crispy cheesy fast & easy" T-shirt from this stuffed sandwich brand
    $200 20
The Japanese fleet left home on the 26th of this month in 1941, headed for Pearl Harbor
    $200 6
What Genghis Khan was to Kublai Khan
    $200 3
This lifeless planet has virtually no atmosphere or water & is only 29 to 43 million miles from the sun
    $400 2
In its lore, a Bajoran wormhole leads to the Gamma Quadrant
    $400 27
In 2003 Paul Crake ran up the 1,576 steps of this NYC building in 9 minutes 33 seconds
    $400 12
Husband & wife Abraham & Mahala put their last name on this line of frozen entrees; meatloaf again?
    $400 21
Billions of mourners worldwide watched Princess Diana's funeral on Sept. 6 of this year
    $400 7
The names of many Mexican cities include this Spanish word for "city"
    $400 4
Don't plan a Europan vacation--Jupiter's moon Europa is awash in this, also called battery acid
    $600 13
This one lent its name to a defensive weapons system that many felt was a pie-in-the-sky fantasy
    $600 28
In 2006 Leyan Lo, a student at this Pasadena school, solved a Rubik's Cube puzzle in 11.13 seconds
    $600 16
When I say I'm dining with a woman, I mean this brand of frozen dinners named for a California piemaker
    $600 22
The Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812 was signed Dec. 24 of this year
    $600 8
The name of this daisylike plant used to make an herbal tea is from the Latin for "apple on the ground"
    $600 5
The international symbol seen here shows that food has gone through this process to eliminate bacteria
    $800 14
A race called the Andorians causes trouble for the humans in this one
    $800 29
A term for a tireless Soviet worker comes from the name of Alexei Stakhanov; he mined 102 tons of this in 6 hours
    $800 17
The name of this brand, started by ConAgra CEO Mike Harper after a heart attack, tells me I'm opting to eat better
    $800 23
Year in which Custer & his force of more than 200 men were killed
    $800 9
My heart belongs to this early 20th century art movement founded in Switzerland
    $800 25
In May 1980 life on the north side of this Washington mountain was obliterated by an 1,100-degree flow
    $1000 15
Its creator was born in South Africa
    $1000 30
Ted Martin kept one of these fad items aloft with 63,326 consecutive kicks in just under 9 hours
    $1000 18
If I'm in the mood for seafood, I whip up some fish sticks from this company whose logo is seen here
    $1000 24
The first Olympics held in the U.S. were in St. Louis in this year
    DD: $1,400 10
The dominating feature of this East African port is Fort Jesus, a Portuguese stronghold built around 1593
    $1000 19
This 600-mile-long South American desert is noted for its extreme aridity that basically makes life impossible

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

Kevin David Aaron
$800 $600 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kevin David Aaron
$7,200 -$400 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE NEW YORK TIMES SCIENCE TIMES
TARZAN'S BOOK REVIEWS
WHO WEARS THE CROWN
ALPHABETICALLY FIRST
LET'S GO TO TALLINN
AMERICANISMS
    $400 26
A researcher has shown that this feared Amazon fish may gather in packs for safety, not to hunt
    $400 6
Over year on bestseller list. Magic train. Christmas Eve. This Chris Van Allsburg book. Make Tarzan feel warm, fuzzy
    $400 1
She's the lifelong bachelorette seen here
    $400 25
Alphabetically, it's the first of the five Great Lakes
    $400 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Tallinn, Estonia.) Before Estonian independence, the flags of many nations flew over Pikk Hermann; "Pikk" just means this physical quality
    $400 16
This numerical expression signifies every hour of every day; you may doze but never close
    $800 27
This 8-letter particle named for its lack of charge is being studied by beaming it 450 miles in .0025 seconds
    $800 7
Poems. This 1855 collection. First edition include "I Sing The Body Electric". Tarzan note simple, natural style
    $800 2
Wife of Akhenaton, she's best known for her bust, seen here
    $800 24
Of Miriam's Biblical brothers
    $800 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from an Estonian restaurant.) In Estonian, "kapsas" is cabbage, & "mulgikapsad" is a dish of meat stewed with this fermented substance
    $800 17
Once this term was just a break in sports; now it's a break to discipline a child
    $1200 28
Glen Canyon, inundated by the formation of this man-made Utah lake, is becoming visible again as the lake dries up
    $1200 8
I, Tarzan. Him, this 1934 Robert Graves title guy. Weak. Drooling. Some Roman emperor! Tarzan kick butt!
    $1200 3
In legend, this crowned guy had a nephew named Roland
    DD: $3,500 23
Of all U.S. Supreme Court justices in history by last name
    $1200 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a street in Tallinn, Estonia.) Tallinn has one of these old-fashioned pharmacies that's been in use since 1422; it's said to be Europe's oldest functioning one
    $1200 18
You might take the footpath to get to this word, paired with "Surfin'" in a Jan & Dean skateboarding hit
    $1600 29
No, that's fine. Of course you're right. Science Times says "hostile cooperation" is part of this behavior pattern
    $1600 9
This big series of Balzac works. Also title of 1943 Saroyan novel. Tarzan confused
    DD: $2,500 4
This crowned guy's problem was the thought that the kneeling guy might be Quetzalcoatl
    $1600 21
Of counties in New York state
    $1600 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Tallinn, Estonia.) Tallinn has many houses of these medieval economic groups; the Brotherhood of the Blackheads were unmarried merchants
    $1600 19
From the 19th c., it can mean to stop annoying someone, or to make him temporarily unemployed
    $2000 30
28 years after its 1977 launch, it passed through a sort of space sound barrier called the termination shock
    $2000 10
1931. Jean de Brunhoff create. This title Tantor wear suit. Tarzan laugh! Tantor in suit! That funny!
    $2000 5
Revenge is taken on this crowned guy after he sacrifices daughter Iphigenia
    $2000 22
Of non-radioactive chemical elements
    $2000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Tallinn, Estonia.) I'm just leaving the Russian Orthodox church named for this leader who stopped Swedish & German expansion
    $2000 20
This was once a braided cord worn by Boy Scouts; it's now a wasteful project that often involves graft

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kevin David Aaron
$16,400 $3,200 $13,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

COMPOSING CONTEMPORARIES
One of 2 hyphenated composers who flourished in the 1870s, one with "The Maid of Pskov" & one with "Samson et Dalila"

Final scores:

Kevin David Aaron
$16,402 $6,399 $16,401
Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kevin David Aaron
$17,800 $3,200 $15,600
24 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
3 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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