Show #5653 - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
From Las Vegas.


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Donna Vogel, a scientist from Bethesda, Maryland

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

Dan Pawson, a legislative aide from Boston, Massachusetts

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
In "Advice to a Young Tradesman", this Pennsylvanian wrote, "Remember that time is money"
    $200 1
Though this band's 2008 album is titled "Viva la Vida", they're actually British
    $200 17
Titian or Vivaldi, heritage-wise
    $200 11
Barkeep, if you've never heard of a Moscow mule you can probably still guess this is its primary liquor
    $200 6
Richard Burton claimed John Speke didn't follow this river in full from its source, so he was a big faker
    $200 26
Any forebear or progenitor
    $400 22
This Defoe title gal is... busy, yes, that's the word... what with her pickpocketing, seduction & 5 marriages & all
    $400 2
This "good girl gone bad" was discovered when a music producer heard her while on vacation in Barbados
    $400 19
The scientific name of one type of this bird is Phoenicopterus ruber roseus
    $400 12
My good man, make me an Indian summer, & don't skimp on the schnapps & cider, both this fruit flavor
    $400 7
The Inuit in Greenland called this African-American explorer Maripaluk, or "Kind Matthew"
    $400 27
It's the Latin name for fishes as a class of vertebrates
    $600 23
A chief source of transcendentalist ideas was Immanuel Kant's 1781 "Critique of" this
    $600 3
"It's a Love Thing", "Your Everything" & "Rollercoaster" were country hits for this Down Under singer
    $600 20
Result of Midas embracing a member of Denver's NBA team
    $600 13
Yo, mixologist... my grandfather wants a Rickey made with the Beefeater brand of this liquor
    $600 8
Without his partner Jacques Marquette, he mapped the coastline of Labrador in 1694
    $600 28
A bishop's bailiwick can be a bishopric or this synonym
    $800 24
The satirical 1724-25 pamphlet "Drapier's Letters" increased this English author's fame; a "modest" essay followed
    $800 4
Singing in English, Portuguese & Hindi, this Canadian knows how to "Say It Right"
    DD: $2,200 16
It extends upwards from the tropopause to about 30 miles above the Earth
    $800 14
Don't move slow as a zombie when mixing me a zombie, made with this main liquor
    $800 9
In 1488, before da Gama, this Portuguese sailor became the first to round the Cape of Good Hope
    $800 29
This element is atomic number 55
    $1000 25
Samuel Richardson's "Pamela" is this type of novel, written in the form of letters
    $1000 5
This French first lady outraged many with a song that spoke of a love that was stronger than drugs
    $1000 18
A couple of owls
    $1000 15
Gimme this drink with blue curacao & lemonade; hey, it's Christopher Atkins, who starred in the movie
    $1000 10
In 1643 this Dutch navigator became the first European to reach the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga
    $1000 30
It's the basket fitted onto a wooden handle that's used to throw & catch the ball in jai alai

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

Dan Matt Donna
$3,000 $2,200 -$1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Matt Donna
$6,800 $6,400 -$1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: Deciding international issues here in The Hague.)
    $400 22
In place from 1948 until the 1990s, it was the South African government's official policy of segregation
    $400 8
Jack may be the brawn, but Chloe O'Brian is the brains as the CTU senior analyst on this show
    $400 1
Protons in a helium nucleus
    $400 25
Damocloids aren't astronaut curse words; they're an unusual type of these with elliptical orbits
    $400 9
Power-hungry Scot plus a type of alcohol used as auto fuel
    $400 16
The World Court sprang from an 1899 initiative of this czar, who didn't get the benefit of a court himself
    $800 21
In 1967 this South African surgeon performed the world's first human heart transplant
    $800 4
Alyson Hannigan was nerd-hot as a geek-turned-witch on this series
    $800 2
Musical notes in the chromatic scale
    $800 26
It's the official language of Kiribati
    $800 10
Soliloquy-lovin' title guy plus BLT ingredient
    $800 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from The Hague in the Netherlands.) This Serb's trial for war crimes began in the Hague in 2002, but he died before it ended; prosecutors hope that Radovan Karadzic's case will move faster
    $1200 23
South Africa completely surrounds this country once known as Basutoland
    $1200 5
Saying "Star Trek" & geek is redundant, but Wesley Crusher might have even outnerded Geordi on this series
    $1200 3
Musical notes in Schoenberg's atonal scale
    $1200 27
The Mikimoto system for grading these rates the highest quality as AAA
    $1200 11
Mega-jealous guy plus a "prefrontal" type of brain surgery
    $1200 18
The court's deliberations are secret, or "in" this--not "on" this, which would mean very un-secret
    $1600 24
Government buildings & the nearby Cullinan Mine are tourist highlights of this administrative capital
    $1600 6
On "The Office", he'll tell you farming beets for juice with his family begins with tasting the soil, literally
    DD: $2,600 14
Millard Fillmore's, as U.S. President
    $1600 28
His first trial for taking the Pentagon Papers ended in a mistrial; in the second, charges were dismissed
    $1600 12
Bitter Trojan comedy plus Marcel Duchamp's art movement
    DD: $5,000 19
The International Criminal Court replaces ad hoc U.N. tribunals like this one for the 1994 events in this African country
    $2000 30
This "colorful" body of water is South Africa's longest river
    $2000 7
On a "Worst Geeks Ever" list would be this rotund graphic novel store proprietor on "The Simpsons"
    $2000 15
Articles in the U.S. Constitution
    $2000 29
"The Seven" is a hip-hop musical based on Aeschylus' "Seven Against" this city
    $2000 13
One-handed Roman plus a large receptacle for chewing tobacco expectoration
    $2000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from The Hague in the Netherlands.) Though there were versions of the World Court in the early 20th century, the present body began work in 1946 as the ICJ, short for this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Matt Donna
$22,600 $5,800 $2,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: How appropriate since we're in Vegas.)
Though Elvis was known as the King of Rock & Roll, the only 3 Grammy Awards he ever won were in this Grammy genre

Final scores:

Dan Matt Donna
$22,600 $5,600 $2,600
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dan Matt Donna
$19,200 $7,000 $2,600
28 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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Game tape date: 2009-01-10
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