Show #4608 - Wednesday, September 22, 2004

2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.


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Vinita Kailasanath, a recent college graduate originally from Laurel, Maryland

Scott Renzoni, a bartender and actor from Burlington, Vermont

John Beck, an associate creative director from Torrance, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: It's what you're playing for.)
    $200 3
The person you share your space with can be your cellie or, based on the type of bed you sleep on, this word
    $200 14
Tell the theater troupe it's a single toss of a fisherman's line & bait
    $200 26
In 1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized the construction of a mint in this city
    $200 30
Hanuman, a monkey god of this religion, sometimes has 5 heads
    $200 12
Things were grave indeed when Patricia Clarkson picked up an Emmy in 2002 for guest-starring on this HBO show
    $200 11
Your fighter, thief & wizard split the treasure & calculate their experience in this role-playing game created in 1974
    $400 4
It's the period when prisoners are restricted to cells after a disturbance
    $400 18
You might be enticed by this general name for any artificial bait used to attract fish
    $400 25
He's the only Civil War general currently depicted on U.S. money
    $400 1
A Scottish breed of cow shares its name with this Celtic god of love whose kisses become birds
    $400 13
(Hi. I'm LeVar Burton, and) In 1999 I won a Grammy for narrating "The Autobiography of" this winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
    $400 2
You caught the ball & got tensies, which makes you the winner at this game
    $600 5
It's the common (printable) 4-letter term for a solitary confinement cell
    $600 19
By gum, it's a fishing spear with a 3-pronged point
    $600 24
Did you notice? In 2003 a new version of this note was introduced using background colors of green, blue & peach
    $600 27
This Semitic mother goddess can make the heavens & earth tremble (& film critics wince)
    $600 15
Talk about a super Mario! He won more than 50 Indy car races before he retired in 1994
    $600 8
Created in 1981, this video game character's life ends when you hear the following sound
    $800 6
Hot Kansas summers & no A/C in the cells got this federal prison its nickname "The Hot House"
    $800 20
Hey, good buddy, it's ground-up bits of bait discarded into the water to attract game fish
    $800 22
Discontinued in 1969, the $100,000 bill featured the portrait of this Democratic president
    $800 28
The Greek goddess of justice, she can turn herself into animals & also be your worst enemy
    $800 16
(Hi, I'm Gretchen Carlson of the CBS Saturday Early Show.) You could say it was my "crowning" moment when I became the 1st classical violinist to win this national title
    $800 9
This rough-house recess game ends when the last opposing player fails to do what the name of the game suggests
    $1000 7
If you mark off each day on the wall, & you serve exactly 40% of a 5-year sentence, you end up with this many marks
    DD: $1,000 21
It might be a social blunder to use one of these long poles with a hook on the end to land large fish
    $1000 23
In 2004 a new version of this coin depicted the peace medal Lewis & Clark gave to Indians during their exploration
    $1000 29
The Greek goddess of magic & Shakespeare's queen of the witches, she can make cows fat or skinny
    $1000 17
The epic in Stephen Vincent Benet's body of work that won him a 1929 Pulitzer
    $1000 10
You've spoken to Atrus on D'ni so put your mouse down & eject this computer game

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

John Renzo Vinita
$2,800 $2,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Renzo Vinita
$2,400 $3,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: I don't know why that seems funny.)
    $400 13
6 elements make up 99% of a cell's weight: carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur & these familiar 2
    $400 5
This 2002 flick earned Oscar nominations for Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger & Catherine Zeta-Jones
    $400 21
Her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" ends, "And say simply very simply with hope good morning"
    $400 26
In 1928 Hoover won 444-87 in the Electoral College over Al Smith & his "Strange Interlude" opened in New York
    $400 16
This "Scourge of God" despot is referred to in the "Volsunga Saga" as Atli
    $400 15
Although it sounds like it has something to do with a Southern peanut, it really pertains to Pataki or Jeb
    $800 12
The synthesizers called ribosomes are about 50% protein &, as you might guess, 50% this substance
    $800 4
"Hello, Gorgeous!" was Barbra Streisand's first line in this musical, her first film
    $800 22
Her "Aurora Leigh" is "a poem in nine books"
    $800 27
In 1932 Hoover lost 472-59 in the Electoral College to FDR & the Cubs got swept by this team in the World Series
    $800 17
After an anti-Roman uprising in 40 B.C., this despot fled to Rome, where the Senate elected him King of Judea
    $800 6
Though it may sound like a laughing beer, it's really a hubbub, maybe in a pub, bub
    DD: $2,000 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew motions to a diagram on a chalkboard.) During cell division, structures called spindles attach these to one end of the cell
    $1200 1
Donald O'Connor "made 'em laugh" in one of this 1952 movie's most famous numbers
    $1200 23
This lady from an old New England family wrote "A Lady", which says, "You are beautiful and faded, like an old opera tune"
    $1200 28
Hoover was born in 1874, the year this man began his second stint as Britain's P.M.
    $1200 18
His attempt to escape Bucharest by helicopter failed in 1989, & after a tribunal he & his wife Elena were shot
    $1200 7
Meaning to throw out of a window, this term gained fame after a 1618
incident in Prague where 2 officials were so thrown
    $1600 9
By this process, water moves through cellular membranes to equalize pressure
    $1600 2
In this musical Western, Clint Eastwood sings "I Still See Elisa" & "I Talk To The Trees"
    $1600 24
This American poet titled her 1960 collection "To Bedlam and Part Way Back"
    $1600 29
1929 wasn't so hot for Hoover but it was for architecture; this Disney Hall designer was born on Feb. 28
    DD: $3,000 19
Crazed with grief when his mother died in 1827, this African warrior chief forbade the drinking of milk
    $1600 8
Meaning a silly or flighty person, this word with 2 sets of double "B"s was a demon's name & mentioned in "King Lear"
    $2000 11
(Sofia of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of a cell at a chalkboard.) Though its name is from the Latin for "empty", this cavity in a plant cell holds a solution that's important for life
    $2000 3
In 1967 Tommy Steele starred in back-to-back musicals: "The Happiest Millionaire" & this "monetary" one
    $2000 25
Her best-known poem says, "I was much further out than you thought and not waving but drowning"
    $2000 30
Hoover died in October 1964, 6 months after this famous American faded away
    $2000 20
This advisor to Ivan the Terrible was elected czar after the death of the Czarevich Fyodor
    $2000 14
Sigmund knows that this is from the German for "damage" & "joy" & I'm getting a certain amount of it right now

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Renzo Vinita
$5,600 $11,000 $10,600

Final Jeopardy! Round

Leo Tolstoy's story about Hadji Murat, "who slew the Russian swine", opens in this present-day Russian republic

Final scores:

John Renzo Vinita
$599 $2,000 $10,200
3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000 Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

John Renzo Vinita
$5,600 $14,000 $10,800
12 R,
5 W
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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Game tape date: 2004-04-29
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