Show #4999 - Thursday, May 11, 2006

2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.

Contestants

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Bob Mesko, an arts administrator from Denver, Colorado

David Madden, a student originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey

Michael Falk, a meteorologist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Jeopardy! Round

THE NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS
LOVE SONGS IN GERMAN
FIRST IN OUR HEARTS
IT'S NOT ALEX TREBEK
SCIENCE BRIEFS
RATED "R"
    $200 22
Union Pacific, HP & this Atlanta-based beverage company voted to impose limits on executive severance packages
    $200 21
Sonny & Cher:
"Ich Hab Dich Babe"
    $200 27
The first U.S. coin with the likeness of a president was this coin based on a photo taken in Mathew Brady's studio
    $200 11
It's not me in the photo seen here, but it is this 1972 nominee
    $200 1
An MMR vaccine stands for these 3 things it treats
    $200 6
The Haymarket Square Riot came out of a strike against a company that made these farm machines
    $400 23
This retailer's stock went up when it merged with Kmart, but it has room to improve operationally
    $400 20
The Partridge Family:
"Ich Denke Ich Liebe Dich"
    $400 28
The first of these in the U.S. was for a potash process & was signed by Washington & Jefferson
    $400 12
It's not me, it's this character, who spoke if you pulled a few strings
    $400 2
"K" can stand for kelvin or for this type of energy, from the Greek for "to move"
    $400 7
It's the practice of engaging in bootlegging or extortion, for example
    $600 24
Wal-Mart has been compared to this early grocery chain whose name goes back to 2 oceans
    $600 19
The Captain & Tennille:
"Liebe Halt Uns Zusammen"
    $600 29
The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was made by this Italian-American physicist in 1942
    $600 16
Despite the uncanny resemblance in the photo seen here, it's actually this Russian born in 1870
    $600 3
Conceived around 1686, "G" is known as this man's constant
    $600 8
(Kelly of the Clue Crew works out on a machine in the gym.) I'm doing exercises to strengthen this group of four shoulder muscles; damaging it could be deadly for my pitching career
    $800 25
This oil company with record profits of $36 billion in 2005 appears to have a gradual liquidity strategy
    $800 14
Stevie Wonder:
"Sie Sind Der Sonnenschein Meines Lebens"
    $800 30
The first of these cast for a woman was Roger MacBride's, going to 1972 Libertarian V.P. candidate Theodora Nathan
    $800 17
It's not me in the photo but this man, who was second in his class at West Point in 1829
    DD: $1,000 4
This symbol for the element mercury is downright Wellsian
    $800 9
Sculptor Constantin Brancusi was born in this Eastern European nation
    $1000 26
A Times writer's "Scandalot" featured Maurice Greenberg, who resigned as CEO of this insurance giant
    $1000 13
Joe Cocker:
"Sie Sind So Schon"
    $1000 15
Having no reeds, pipes or vibrating parts, this man's 1935 organ was the first of its kind
    $1000 18
It's not me seen here, it's this World War II-era British politician
    $1000 5
The unit of magnetic flux density, abbreviated "T", is named for this scientist
    $1000 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from in front of a statue in West Point, NY.) West Point cadets struggling academically come to spin these on General Sedwig's spurs for better luck

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

Michael David Bob
$4,600 $1,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael David Bob
$6,400 $5,400 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD CAPITALS
OFF-BROADWAY
RIDDLE ME THIS
"T" BIRDS
AUTHORS IN THEIR YOUTH
QUOTATIONS
    $400 6
It's served by Keflavik airport
    $400 30
This Baldwin brother was extremely entertaining in the 2006 revival of "Entertaining Mr. Sloane"
    $400 21
He used the strength of his mind when he proposed a riddle to the Philistines in Judges 14
    $400 12
Common species of this duck include blue-winged, green-winged & cinnamon
    $400 1
As a child, Joseph Conrad pointed to the center of this continent on a map & said, "I shall go there"
    $400 17
In 1981 he quipped, "You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans"
    $800 16
It has a museum devoted to composer Zoltan Kodaly
    $800 29
"Red Light Winter" centers on a love triangle that begins in the famous Red Light District of this European city
    $800 22
Sphinx: What animal walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 at noon & 3 in the evening? Oedipus: This
    $800 11
Toco, the largest species of this colorful bird of the American tropics, may have a 7-inch bill
    $800 2
Poet Gregory Corso went on the beat path after meeting this poet in a Greenwich Village bar in 1950
    $800 19
In his prime this athlete said, It's hard to be humble "when you're as great as I am"
    $1200 15
It's home to the Holmenkollen ski jump
    $1200 28
We'd like to "enlighten" you about the musical "Sidd"; it's based on this novel
    $1200 23
He created the musical riddles called the "Enigma Variations"
    $1200 8
One species of this bird breeds in the Arctic tundra & "vacations" at the other end of the globe
    $1200 3
In his teens he worked in an assistant D.A.'s office; later his Perry Mason character made fools of D.A.s
    DD: $2,200 13
Oscar Wilde called this 4-letter word "the curse of the drinking classes"
    DD: $3,400 7
Guyanese capital named for a Hanoverian monarch
    $1600 27
A naughty 18th c. novel originally titled "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" inspired the 2006 musical named for her
    $1600 24
If this riddling Belgian surrealist painter, born 1898 worked for "Jeopardy!", he might write, "This is not a clue"
    $1600 9
Nightingales & robins belong to this family of melodious songbirds
    $1600 4
Her hotsy-totsy diaries trace back to one she began as an 11-year-old aboard ship in 1914
    $1600 20
A motto of hers was "in politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman"
    $2000 14
It's on the Suriname River
    $2000 26
In 2006 the cast of this long-running hit embarked on an exuberant & noisy campaign to clean up New York City
    $2000 25
This Puccini opera turns on the solution to 3 riddles posed by the heroine
    $2000 10
In North America this term is properly applied to only 4 species that are crested, including the tufted
    $2000 5
In Penny Lane, where this "Hellraiser" grew up, the barber shaves another customer--then flays him alive!
    $2000 18
From Ft. Sill, Okla. he made the plea, "Arizona is my land, my home, my father's land, to which I now ask to... return"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael David Bob
$14,000 $23,000 $10,400

Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC NAMES
A silent movie title includes the last name of this 18th c. statesman & favorite of Catherine the Great

Final scores:

Michael David Bob
$14,000 $28,001 $14,400
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michael David Bob
$13,800 $20,200 $10,400
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
14 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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