Show #4609 - Thursday, September 23, 2004

2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.


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Russ Schumacher, a graduate student from Fort Collins, Colorado

Tom Baker, a writer from Tokyo, Japan

Chris Miller, a retail specialist from Louisville, Kentucky

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
How cool! In 1998 New Hampshire adopted this as its state sport
    $200 26
In 1957 this lady sang the blues, a song called "Fine And Mellow", on the CBS special "The World of Jazz"
    $200 6
The Taronga Zoo in this Australian port city is famous for its koala walkabout exhibit
    $200 1
It was a mistake to go near this part-leonine creature; if you couldn't solve its riddles, it would eat you
    $200 11
If you have your heart set on being a lance corporal, this is the only U.S. armed service that offers the rank
    $200 16
I wasn't surprised to see that overacting thespian eat the Smithfield type of this (he really is one, you know)
    $400 22
Speak up now if you know that a college in Nashua is named for this great New Hampshire orator
    $400 27
At age 6, Wynton Marsalis received his first trumpet from this New Orleans trumpeter known for "Cotton Candy"
    $400 7
Of 6, 16 or 60 years, the one closest to the average life expectancy of a koala
    $400 2
If only Remus hadn't jumped over a wall on the Palatine hill; that may be why this sibling killed him
    $400 12
In 1841 Matthew Perry was promoted to this rank
    $400 17
Gorge on these chocolate-&-peanut butter bars (or let them slip through your digits) & folks will call you this
    $600 23
New Hampshire's chief seaport, it was founded as Strawbery Banke in 1630
    $600 28
Many of the TV generation know this jazz singer by her '70s ads that asked, "Is it live or is it Memorex?"
    $600 8
In 1967 a talking koala became the spokesmarsupial for this airline
    $600 3
This god milked his affair with Io for all it was worth: he had to turn her into a cow to protect her from his wife
    $600 13
In 1875 Franz Ferdinand, future heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, inherited this title
    $600 18
I couldn't believe it when I saw the boss eat a 20-lb. wheel of brie--that's why we gave him this title
    $800 24
In 2003 New Hampshirites were stunned as this stony landmark of theirs just crumbled away
    $800 29
Albums by this guitarist include "A Day in the Life" & "Movin' Wes"
    $800 9
Like other marsupials, this is the term for a baby koala
    $800 4
Some say that Phineus mistreated his kids, which is why these bird-like female monsters plagued him
    $800 14
The wife of a reigning monarch is referred to as the Queen this
    $800 19
Hey, you! You with the long-lasting caramel sucker & the blonde in the mink! Bet she calls you this!
    $1000 25
In 1944 this resort area in the White Mountains was the site of an important U.N. monetary conference
    $1000 30
In 1977 this saxophonist for the Dave Brubeck Quartet was elected to the Downbeat Magazine Hall of Fame
    $1000 10
The word koala comes from the language of the Australian natives & means "animal that doesn't" do this
    $1000 5
Thinking it was a love potion, Deianira dipped a shirt meant for him in poisoned blood--oops! It killed him
    DD: $2,600 15
Inheriting property & title from her deceased husband made Tz'u-hsi of China this kind of empress
    $1000 20
You're such a grouch! For your June 25th birthday I'm serving you this, the symbol of your zodiac sign

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

Chris Tom Russ
$2,000 $5,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Tom Russ
$2,000 $7,800 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And in this category, we will have numbers in the clue. These numbers will correspond to letters. For instance, 1-2-3 would be A-B-C.)
    $400 1
Robert Caro's "Means of Ascent", a biography of this Texan president, recounts his early Senate victories
    $400 21
On this '50s sitcom Frank Bank played Lumpy
    $400 11
Fold a cloth into a triangle, gently slip the widest part under the arm, tie the ends around the neck
    $400 16
Johnny has left the building wearing these

"You can knock me down /
Step on my face /
Slander my name all over the place..."
    $400 6
"My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go", quipped this Irish playwright
    $400 26
A type of hyena
    $800 2
This writer won for his novel "The Counterlife" & for the biography "Patrimony", but not for "Portnoy"
    $800 22
Most geologists believe the Earth's core to be mainly a heavy, compressed lump of this metal
    $800 12
Rub a needle across a magnet & float it on a piece of paper in a bowl of water
    $800 17
Linda Ronstadt, brace yourself for this tune

"I feel so bad / I got a worried mind / I'm so lonesome all the time / Since I left my baby behind on..."
    $800 7
This Algonquin wit suggested "Excuse My Dust" as her own epitaph
    $800 27
Transfer one's allegiance to another nation
    DD: $3,200 3
Houdini, Emma Goldman & Henry Ford are in this writer’s first winner; Dutch Schultz is in his second winner
    $1200 23
From the Norwegian for "lump", it's a blob of whipped cream put on a pie
    $1200 13
Combine wine, aquavit, raisins, cloves & sugar; light mixture on fire; learn a Swedish toast
    $1200 18
Witness the birth of "Captain Fantastic 2" with this song

"Laughing like children /
Living like lovers /
Rolling like thunder /
Under the covers..."
    $1200 8
In a self-fulfilling prophesy about his drug habit, this comedian said "I'll die young, but it's like kissing God"
    $1200 28
Forcibly seize control of a moving vehicle
    $1600 4
Edmund White wrote a definitive biography of this French thief, novelist & playwright of "The Maids"
    $1600 24
Kipling water carrier called a "limping lump o' brick-dust"
    $1600 14
Change direction & speed while walking, tug on the leash as you say the command, don't forget to say, "Good boy!"
    $1600 19
Completes this "Crystal"ine line

"I'll be fine when you’re gone / I'll just cry all night long / Say it isn't true and don't it..."
    $1600 9
A flower child turned Fuhrer in the film "The Producers", he made his egress during a 1987 stage performance
    DD: $2,600 29
Explode, in air, perhaps
    $2000 5
This Peruvian novelist won for his critical work "Making Waves"
    $2000 25
Karl Marx bunched the dregs of society under this 17-letter mouthful
    $2000 15
(Sofia of the Clue Crew strikes a yogic pose.) Start in mountain posture, step forward, bend one knee, raise hand overhead
    $2000 20
This 1968 classic features the Man in Black, Johnny... Gilbert

"My mama always told me son, always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns / But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die"
    $2000 10
This 16th c. philosopher died of bronchitis after experiments with snow to delay the process of putrefaction
    $2000 30

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Tom Russ
$2,000 $20,000 $6,400
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

This British ship was named for a Roman province established in the area of Portugal in 27 B.C.

Final scores:

Chris Tom Russ
$4,000 $20,100 $12,400
3rd place: $5,000 Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chris Tom Russ
$5,200 $21,000 $6,400
16 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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Game tape date: 2004-04-29
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