Show #6243 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2011 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.


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Erin McLean, a junior at Boston University from Danvers, Massachusetts

Tom Nissley, a writer from Seattle, Washington

Justin Sausville, a urologist from Baltimore, Maryland

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
These twins, actresses & entrepreneurs, were born June 13, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California
    $200 1
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
    $200 21
Equal Justice Works provides legal help for underserved populations this way, "for the good" in Latin
    $200 26
In 2011 the median home value in this Southern Calif. city was around $1.9 million, with or without cee-ment ponds
    $200 11
In 1983 Bettino Craxi became this country's first Socialist prime minister
    $200 6
"Never look a gift horse..."
    $400 17
A series of children's books by Laura Lee Hope featured these 2 sets of fraternal twins: Bert & Nan & Freddie & Flossie
    $400 2
Eva Green as Vesper Lynd
    $400 22
Since 1992 this "Project" has used DNA evidence to help exonerate more than 250 wrongly convicted people
    $400 27
Encyclopedia Britannica says Wels, Austria is in these lower parts of the Eastern Alps
    $400 12
The son of a former president, Benigno Aquino III has been president of this nation since 2010
    $400 7
"Feed a cold &..."
    DD: $2,600 18
These twins & recent first daughters were named for their grandmothers
    $600 3
Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova
    $600 23
This "Watch" started ticking in 1988, when advocacy orgs. in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas adopted the name
    $600 28
This range covers 6,000 square miles in southwestern South Dakota & eastern Wyoming
    $600 13
David Ben-Gurion first became prime minister of Israel in this year
    $600 8
"To err is human, to forgive..."
    $800 19
First names of the pair seen here
    $800 4
Halle Berry as Jinx Johnson
    $800 24
Its Article 6 says, "Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law"
    $800 29
Wold, a Middle English geographical word, gave us the name of these hills, home to Bath & Cheltenham
    $800 14
Elected president of Chile in 1970, this Marxist died in a military takeover in 1973
    $800 9
"A man who is his own lawyer has..."
    $1000 20
Amulius ordered these twin sons of myth thrown into the Tiber, but they floated to the future site of Rome
    $1000 5
Jill St. John as Tiffany Case
    $1000 25
The Montgomery-based SPLC, this center, is "dedicated to... seeking justice for the most vulnerable"
    $1000 30
The 200' Chapultepec Hill boasts the castle where this Mexican emperor lived in the 1860s
    $1000 15
An ardent Polish patriot, this piano virtuoso served as the country's leader in 1919 & again in exile from 1940 to 1941
    $1000 10
"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to..."

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

Justin Tom Erin
$3,800 $2,000 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Tom Erin
$6,400 $4,400 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: From the vaults of the Metropolitan Opera, they look like they might come to life and sing on their own.)
    $400 6
Snowple the weasel was replaced for the Nagano Games by 4 of these wise birds
    $400 7
A moat that separated the Kremlin from this was paved over in 1812
    $400 13
This 1952 Steinbeck novel has a biblical title & a biblical story
    $400 12
An association in Beijing sponsors fighting tournaments for the field type of these chirping insects
    $400 18
"The pipes, the pipes are calling" for a Culture Club lad & late Yankees owner
    $400 1
(Alex dresses as a toreador at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.) In a costume from a 2009 production I'm Escamillo, the toreador who wins the heart of this gypsy girl
    $800 27
One mascot for the 2010 Vancouver Games was Quatchi, one of these mythical creatures
    $800 8
These statutes forbid certain secular activity on Sundays
    $800 14
A Rabelais title is "Gargantua and" him
    $800 23
The wooly bear is this larval form of the isabella tiger moth
    $800 19
The governmental right to seize property & an Internet address can compel you to guess a song title after a few notes
    $800 2
(Alex reports from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.) The title character disguises himself, but not very well, in "Le comte Ory", the first opera created in French by this composer whose last opera was "William Tell"
    $1200 28
Hidy & Howdy were the polar bear mascots for the 1988 Olympics in this Canadian city
    $1200 9
A Big Crave 9 from here contains 20 sliders
    $1200 15
Characters have been rejected by their author in a 1921 play by this Italian
    $1200 24
The harlequin bug is also known by this "smelly" name
    $1200 20
In a deceptive Greek "equine" of an ancient war lies a bloodsucking winged insect content to be an unseen observer
    DD: $1,000 3
(Alex reports from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.) The costume worn by this character may not seem to go with his title profession, but in his first scene he sings "Largo al factotum" & explains that he's also the apothecary, gardener & wig maker
    $1600 29
Vucko the wolf won a poll of Yugoslav newspaper readers to decide the mascot of the Olympics held here
    $1600 10
Other ships in this fleet's line were the Britannic & the Olympic
    $1600 16
"The Plague" by Camus is set in what is now this African country
    $1600 25
The scientific name of the European stag beetle is Lucanus cervus; cervus is Latin for this mammal
    $1600 21
Early Beatles drummer who wins Westminster Kennel Club top honors by yelling Cuba Gooding Jr.'s most famous line
    $1600 4
(Alex wears a cape at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.) This cape was worn by Enrico Caruso as the Duke of Mantua in this Verdi opera, the role in which he made his Met debut way back in 1903
    DD: $2,000 30
Haakon & Kristin, mascots of this city's Olympics, were named for a Norwegian prince & princess
    $2000 11
A lady with literary leanings
    $2000 17
His "Berlin Stories" inspired "I Am a Camera"
    $2000 26
These ants are named for the way they gather or reap seeds & leaves
    $2000 22
Nebraska-named D-Day landing area whose album "Pet Sounds" clones Nazis in South America
    $2000 5
(Alex wears a helmet at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.) This helmet is a fitting accessory from a production of this Wagner work in which the Knight's arrival in a swan boat is one of opera's great entrances

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Tom Erin
$10,400 $26,200 $5,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

She said, "I told my plans to no one. I was not killing a man, but a wild beast that was devouring the French people"

Final scores:

Justin Tom Erin
$20,799 $27,201 $2
2nd place: $10,000 Finalist 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Justin Tom Erin
$10,400 $29,000 $5,400
15 R,
3 W
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $44,800

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Game tape date: 2011-09-27
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