Show #3621 - Monday, May 8, 2000

2000 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
From the Atlanta Civic Center.


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Melissa Sexstone, a college junior from East Syracuse, New York

Mike Blumenfeld, a network administrator from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jeremy Bate, a writer from Los Angeles, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Which is here in Atlanta.)
    $100 1
The "History's Mysteries" program did a show on this June 1944 event, "The Best Kept Secret"
    $100 30
In 1998 he was named MVP of the NBA, MVP of the All-Star Game & MVP of the NBA finals
    $100 7
Chimps & gorillas are classified as "great" ones
    $100 12
The apartment house she lived in while writing the novel is adjacent to the museum
    $100 27
This author said that he would have offered the savage a third alternative if he were to rewrite "Brave New World"
    $100 13
It's a return to former popularity; John Travolta made one in "Pulp Fiction"
    $200 2
It's the New Deal organization that's the subject of the program seen here:

"The plan--tame the river with dozens of dams & 200,000 workers"
    $200 25
She dominated women's figure skating in 1992 by winning the U.S., World & Olympic championships
    $200 8
This seabird may be "stormy"
    $200 18
One of the museum's most treasured movie artifacts is the front doorway of this plantation, Scarlett's home
    $200 26
A translator's introduction to this novel says that Dostoyevsky was, "Like Raskolnikov, up to the neck in debt"
    $200 14
Oddly, this group's album "Millennium" was released in 1999
    $300 4
Part history, part fashion, "Battle of the Clans" tells of these patterns banned in the 18th century
    $300 3
In the 1990s this Seattle Mariner led the AL in home runs 4 times, more than any other player in the decade
    $300 9
Ulmus rubra is this "slippery" tree
    $300 19
The museum is part of a 2-block historic district on this Atlanta street
    $300 21
He said that freelance photography helped pay the bills while he wrote "Invisible Man"
    $300 15
Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly in this 1985 comedy
    $400 5
This designer's Y-line dress, seen here, highlighted a show on the year 1955
    $400 22
The Pittsburgh Penguins' No. 1 draft pick in 1984, he played his last NHL game on April 26, 1997
    $400 10
Used of pythons, it means "having a net-like pattern"
    $400 20
Scarlett was often laced up into one of these undergarments, & one of them is on display
    $400 28
In the foreword to her 1818 novel, she recalls a trip to Switzerland & a ghost story contest with Lord Byron
    $400 16
This phrase, an acknowledgement of failure, implies that an architect or a designer must create new plans
    $500 6
A program on ocean liners featured this ship, seen here:

"She could carry 3,000 passengers & crew in unparalleled comfort..."
    $500 23
(Hi, I'm Steve Smith of the NBA.) My boyhood idol, George Gervin, had this nickname because he always kept his cool
    $500 11
An informal word meaning "arrested", or a type of peccary
    $500 24
You can see the broken vase Scarlett threw when this character she loved spurned her at Twelve Oaks
    DD: $200 29
This 1955 novel's foreword says, "I have no intention to glorify 'H.H.'....he is a shining example of moral leprosy"
    $500 17
This 1979 miniseries glimpsed at the private lives of 8 presidential families, as seen by their maids & butlers

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Jeremy Mike Melissa
$1,100 -$300 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeremy Mike Melissa
$1,700 $1,300 $700

Double Jeopardy! Round

[Clues given by former president Jimmy Carter from the Carter Center in Atlanta.]
    $200 5
In the Americas:
    $200 16
On "20/20", Hugh Downs once did a segment on Fess Parker, who played this famous ancestor of Downs
    $200 11
"Biggest" & "best" are examples of this, one degree above a comparative
    $200 6
These, the symbol for Libra, may appear alone or with a woman holding them
    $200 22
Now a term for a political obstructionary tactic, it comes from a Dutch word meaning "pirate"
    $200 21
Traditionally, presidents have taken the oath of office in front of this building
    $400 1
In Europe:
    $400 17
It's only natural that Patricia Cornwell became a writer; she's a descendant of this "Uncle Tom's Cabin" author
    $400 12
From the Latin for "to fill", many were "deleted" from the Watergate transcripts
    $400 7
This bovine is Zeus in disguise, which makes it Zeus in da skies
    $400 23
North American city that's home to the Festival International de Jazz & the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse
    $400 27
The presidential library system formally began in 1939 when this man donated his papers to the federal government
    $600 2
In east Africa:
    $600 18
Tom Hanks' family tree includes Nancy Hanks, the mother of this president
    $600 13
A newly needed specific name is a retronym, like this type of "guitar" after electric ones came in
    $600 8
This one of the 12 signs is the subject of the first of the 12 labors of Hercules
    $600 24
In 1926 the novel "Lolly Willowes" became the first selection this club sent to its members
    $600 28
The presidential seal features an eagle with arrows in its left talon & this in its right representing peace
    $800 3
In the Middle East:
    DD: $1,000 19
Anna, of "Anna And The King Of Siam", was the great aunt of this legendary horror star, on his "mummy's" side
    $800 14
Sometimes called $64 words, by definition they have multiple speech segments, usually 4 or more
    $800 9
Before it was fleeced, it could fly; Helle fell from it into what's now the Hellespont
    $800 25
In 1965 the highest grossing movie of all time was "The Sound of Music"; 10 years later it was this 1975 film
    $800 29
The 22nd Amendment, limiting a president to 2 terms, was ratified during this man's presidency
    $1000 4
A south Pacific kingdom:
    $1000 20
As you might gather from her name, Lee Meriwether is related to this explorer
    $1000 15
It's an adverb, like "very", that increases the force of the word it modifies
    DD: $200 10
This symbol represents Ganymede, who was abducted to work on Olympus
    $1000 26
Thomas Paine was indicted for treason in England in 1792 for this work defending the French Revolution
    $1000 30
To protect "our most important national investment", I signed a bill creating this cabinet department in 1979

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeremy Mike Melissa
$6,700 $3,700 $2,700

Final Jeopardy! Round

Before Congress named it for a person, its residents wanted to call it the territory of Columbia

Final scores:

Jeremy Mike Melissa
$5,900 $7,200 $400
2nd place: $2,500 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $2,500 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jeremy Mike Melissa
$6,500 $3,700 $3,100
24 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
11 R,
3 W
11 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $13,300

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Game tape date: 2000-03-18
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