Show #5652 - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.
From Las Vegas.


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Mark Wales, a substitute teacher from Amherst, New York

Erik Nelson, a grad student originally from Boston, Massachusetts

Deborah Fitzgerald, a retired government employee from McLean, Virginia

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the post for which each person was proposed, but obviously didn't get the job.)
    $200 16
In 1856 Fremont, the first Republican candidate for president, lost to this Democrat
    $200 2
"I Dreamed A Dream",
"Master Of The House"
    $200 15
This red, black-spotted beetle, Coccinella septempunctata, is used to control aphids
    $200 10
She served as the whip of the House Democrats from Jan. 2002 to Jan. 2003; she got a big promotion later
    $200 7
Bill Richardson,
    $200 1
In song, this, this, this, this precedes "life is but a dream"
    $400 17
On his second expedition to map out this route, Fremont followed it from Missouri to the Columbia River
    $400 3
"Almost Like Being In Love",
"I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean"
    $400 23
As a defensive mechanism, some of these "thousand-legged worms" exude hydrogen cyanide fluid
    $400 11
After lines like "They call me Mr. Tibbs", they call him Mr. this
    $400 8
Zoe Baird,
    $400 20
This adverb means twice a year
    DD: $1,000 18
Beginning in 1842 this frontiersman would be a frequent guide for Fremont on his expeditions
    $600 4
"Opening Night",
"Where Did We Go Right?"
    $600 24
This "pious" predator is the only insect that can move its head from side to side without moving other body parts
    $600 12
He sold 300 million books, including 2000's "The Sky Is Falling", which he wrote in his 80s
    $600 9
Giuliani's pal Bernard Kerik,
    $600 22
For burial at Arlington National Cemetery, a veteran must have been discharged this way
    $800 19
(Kelly of the Clue Crew indicates a map on the monitor.) The Great Salt Lake, the Humboldt River & Death Valley are all part of a desert region of internal drainage Fremont called the Great this
    $800 5
"Mix Tape",
"School For Monsters"
    $800 25
These insects belong to the superfamily Papilionoidea in the order Lepidoptera
    $800 13
Nancy was the first name of this "Lady", who in 1929 tried to form a women's party in the British House of Commons
    $800 29
Roger B. Taney, after fighting the Bank of the U.S.,
    $800 27
This word completes the "Friends of the Earth" slogan "Think globally, act..."
    $1000 21
In 1841 Fremont secretly married the daughter of this Missouri senator (not the mural guy)
    $1000 6
"Cinderella At The Grave",
"Giants In The Sky"
    $1000 26
Also called the 17-year locust, this loud insect reaches over 100 decibels
    $1000 14
S.J. stood for Sidney Joseph in the name of this New Yorker satirist
    $1000 30
John Tower,
    $1000 28
From the Greek for "diagonal", it means "directly" when found modifying the word "opposed"

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

Deborah Erik Mark
$1,000 $0 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Deborah Erik Mark
$2,600 $2,000 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 20
Green serpentine, seen here, is made into a gemstone that's a common substitute for this one
    $400 1
In 1959's "Some Like It Hot", this then 30-year-old historic event begins the movie & sends our heroes into drag
    $400 6
This "Bar at the Folies-Bergere" artist painted several portraits of Impressionist Berthe Morisot, his sister-in-law
    $400 9
A 1-ounce first-class letter costs this much to mail
    $400 14
This Joyce novel is about a trip to a bath, funeral, library, maternity hospital & brothel
    $400 19
The butte rises from the western plain like a stick of this on a plate
    $800 21
Kernite, a major source of borax, is named for Kern County in this California desert where it is mined
    $800 2
Peggy was the real name of this 1950s non-human co-star of Ronald Reagan
    $800 7
His 1911 painting "I and the Village" uses the simple shapes of Russian folk art
    $800 10
They're the Rose Bowl champs, having beaten Penn State 38-24
    $800 15
It ends, "His... throat a-bellow as he sings a song of the younger world, which is the song of the pack"
    $800 27
To find this type of dictionary on your computer, double click the Alex icon
    $1200 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew scrapes a rock against a white sample surface.) The chief ore of iron, this mineral, is named for the fact that its powder, or the streak that it leaves, is blood red
    $1200 3
In response to criticism of her roles, this 1939 Oscar winner said, "I'd rather play a maid than be one"
    $1200 8
As a child, this Florentine fresco painter was placed in the care of a monastery; he took his vows in 1421
    $1200 11
By Obama's choice, he remained Secretary of Defense
    $1200 16
"The Last Chronicle of Barset" ends this Victorian author's Barsetshire series
    $1200 28
Show the policeman a clever trick--get your hand out of this restraining device
    $1600 25
Carrara, Italy is famous for its quarries of this rock
    DD: $4,000 4
When the star wasn't available, his brother Joe Estevez was brought in to do voiceovers on this 1979 film
    DD: $2,000 22
When he first came to Hoboken from Holland, this abstract Expressionist, who died at 93, painted houses
    $1600 12
The only 2 Dow stocks to rise in 2008 were McDonald's, which posted a 6% gain, & this retail giant, up 18%
    $1600 17
Yvonne tries to save her husband Geoffrey on the Day of the Dead in this Malcolm Lowry novel
    $1600 29
I said I'd found this type of cast gold bar, spurring others to look as well
    $2000 26
Obsidian is described as having this type of luster, from the Latin for "glassy"
    $2000 5
This 2004 biblical tale had the biggest U.S. gross of any film in a foreign language
    $2000 23
Capturing the frothy essence of the Rococo style, "The Swing" by this painter is seen here
    $2000 13
They're the 2 states that seated only one senator each for the opening of the 111th Congress in 2009
    $2000 18
"In the Belly of the Beast" is a prison memoir by Jack Henry Abbott, a protege of this writer who died in November 2007
    $2000 30
To the fear of a cholera epidemic Robert Koch helped put a stop, discovering this type of tiny pathogen

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Deborah Erik Mark
$3,400 $4,800 $19,400
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

The name of this river whose lower reaches run through Ghana is from Portuguese for "turn" or "bend"

Final scores:

Deborah Erik Mark
$1 $3 $19,400
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Deborah Erik Mark
$3,400 $7,800 $17,000
9 R,
6 W
13 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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Game tape date: 2009-01-08
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