Show #5649 - Thursday, March 12, 2009

2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
From Las Vegas.


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Tom Morris, a substitute teacher and grad student from Irvine, California

Matt Kohlstedt, a grad student originally from La Grange, Illinois

Larissa Kelly, a grad student from El Cerrito, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 19
It's the square where you'd find the monument seen here
    $200 12
Steve Carell won an MTV Movie Award for playing Andy Stitzer, the title character of this 2005 film
    $200 17
This company has gone abbrev. happy with an HD XL DVR that records up to 150 hours of HDTV with THX
    $200 6
Rhode Island has 13 of these on its state flag, Texas only one
    $200 11
Fiddle me this:
This emperor born in 37 A.D. could really burn up the stage at Caesars Palace
    $200 1
She lost some sheep
    $400 20
It's Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, seen here
    $400 13
This Steve won a WGA award for his adapted screenplay "Roxanne"
    $400 18
This search site's browser called Chrome has an incognito mode for anonymous surfing
    $400 7
This bovine is found on the flags of both Kansas & Wyoming
    $400 23
Aargh! He stuck long lit matches under his hat to frame his famous facial hair in fire; let's book him at Treasure Island
    $400 2
This government organization was founded in 1924 to prevent illegal immigration
    DD: $2,000 21
London's first new bridge in more than 100 years, it opened to foot traffic in the historic year of 2000
    $600 14
This Dodger first baseman won 4 straight gold gloves (1974-1977)
    $600 28
(Alex, at Sony headquaters in Tokyo, Japan, takes a picture of you.) Able to go from wide angle to telephoto without an equipment change, the Sony A100 is a classic DSLR, which stands for "digital" this
    $600 8
A flaming one of these on Indiana's flag represents liberty & enlightenment
    $600 24
Showgirls in green sleeves--& little else--will accompany this king as he plays his legendary hit "Greensleeves"
    $600 3
An old-timey central European, or a modern artsy type
    $800 22
This place has your ticket to concerts and sporting events
    $800 15
His "Higher Love" won him the 1986 Record of the Year Grammy
    $800 29
DirectX software is perfect for gamers; these "controls" that end in "-ex" help applications share information
    $800 9
Ohio's is the only flag in this shape with swallowtails, coveted by baseball teams
    $800 25
Britannica says this WWI spy was "willing to appear virtually nude in public"--can't wait to see her dance in Vegas
    $800 4
Weak acid used in roach powder & eyewash
    $1000 27
This venue, seen here, was dedicated to Queen Victoria's husband
    $1000 16
1985 brought a National Medal of Technology to these 2 Steves who co-founded a little company
    $1000 30
You can create your own species and universe with this game, whose name comes from the Greek for "seed"
    $1000 10
Its flag uses the red & yellow colors of the Spanish flag & the sun symbol of the Zia Indians
    $1000 26
It's Luxor or bust for this royal wife, known for her painted bust since the 18th dynasty
    $1000 5
1932 "army" that marched on Washington

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

Larissa Matt Tom
$3,400 $2,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Matt Tom
$8,200 $4,600 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
One of the 2 landlocked countries that border the Czech Republic
    $400 6
Best Picture-nominated period piece with Anthony Hopkins & Emma Thompson as house servants
    $400 11
Parties at her Atlanta home--now a museum--serve martinis in Mason jars, a favorite of hers
    $400 16
This company took a big step in computer animation by buying Pixar
    $400 24
To preserve the buffalo, the Oglala branch of these Indians tried to keep folks from using the Bozeman Trail
    $400 30
In 2002 this female rapper had her biggest hit, "Gangsta Lovin'" featuring Alicia Keys
    $800 2
A landlocked country the size of Arkansas, its ethnic groups include Newars & Sherpas
    $800 7
"In the Name of the Father", believe us that this guy got a lead actor nod for that film
    $800 12
This author of "The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle" looked a bit like Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle when she wore a frilled white cap
    $800 17
"In Dreams" & "Dreamgirls" are 2 films from this studio founded by a trio
    $800 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, NM.) Nightmares get caught in the webs of these Ojibwa craftworks, & the morning sun burns them away
    $800 29
Chopin composed a "Revolutionary" this piece
    $1200 3
5 miles from Rimini, Italy, this nation has a population of about 30,000
    $1200 8
1998 contender featuring Clooney, Penn, Travolta, Nolte & Harrelson (war is hell on top billing)
    $1200 13
This author who set "The Return of the Native" in Wessex had a terrier named Wessex
    DD: $2,600 18
In 1923 siblings Harry, Albert, Samuel & Jack established a studio under this name
    $1200 26
The Penobscot are represented in the legislature of this state where you'll find Penobscot Bay
    DD: $6,000 21
Sheikh Hamid bin Khalifa al Thani rules one, specifically Qatar
    $1600 4
Eritrea's independence made this neighbor landlocked
    $1600 9
Actor Massimo Troisi died shortly after delivering this occupational 1994 movie
    $1600 14
Nathaniel Hawthorne died while traveling with this N.H.-born U.S. president, his close friend
    $1600 19
The Paramount holdings of this company include MTV & Comedy Central
    $1600 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew gives the clue after a Native American speaks in his native language, subtitled in English.)

"They made code to help the Allies"

The first tribe relocated to Oklahoma's Indian Territory was this southern one; speakers of its language helped in World War I, like Navajo code talkers in World War II
    $1600 20
It's a person with refined taste, especially in food & wine
    $2000 5
Si, it's the smallest landlocked country in the Americas
    $2000 10
Forgot this nominee with Sissy Spacek & Tom Wilkinson? Well, it is only a prepositional phrase
    $2000 15
She co-authored a book about "The Decoration of Houses" before writing "The House of Mirth"
    $2000 23
Started in 1890, this conglom shows off its products on the networks it owns, like Sci Fi, USA & Bravo
    $2000 28
The Klamath tribes run the Kla-Mo-Ya casino in this state
    $2000 22
This decongestant is used by those suffering from hay fever, colds & allergies

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larissa Matt Tom
$23,400 $13,800 $9,600

Final Jeopardy! Round

This 1928 work repeats a theme, almost entirely in C major, in an unvarying rhythm & has a crescendo lasting 17 minutes

Final scores:

Larissa Matt Tom
$26,400 $10,600 $9,600
Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Larissa Matt Tom
$22,000 $9,000 $8,200
26 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2009-01-08
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