Show #4728 - Wednesday, March 9, 2005

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 21.


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Michael Rooney, a college professor from Pasadena, California

Mark Lowenthal, an assistant director for the Central Intelligence Agency from Reston, Virginia

Erik Larsen, a librarian and a licensed amateur boxing official from Jacksonville, Florida

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
At her death, aged 81, she was the oldest British monarch ever
    $200 12
Shea Stadium
    $200 17
"FTASB" stands for this phrase that describes Superman
    $200 26
He was on everybody's mind when he posthumously won a handful of Grammys for his "Genius Loves Company" album
    $200 25
British Admiral David Beatty was the first Earl of this, found between Britain & Norway
    $200 1
In titles of 2 Springsteen hits, it precedes "To Run" & "In The U.S.A."
    $400 3
It has been reported that he was once seen having a conversation with an oak tree
    $400 13
Busch Stadium
    $400 18
It's what the acronym "WYSIWYG" stands for
    $400 27
An instrumental, "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow", & not a song about a surfer girl earned him his first Grammy ever
    $400 24
Its official motto is "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable"
    $400 11
Living high on the hog you can afford your own tub of this hog fat
    $600 8
John Bradshaw presided over the high court that sentenced this British king to death in 1649
    $600 14
Coors Field
    $600 19
"WAMBAM" means "Web application meets" these 2 building materials
    $600 28
Between the 2 of them, they picked up 7 Grammys, including one for their "My Boo" duet
    $600 5
Many explorers once sought this arctic sea route connecting 2 oceans
    $600 22
James Beard described it as "our common ground, a universal experience"
    $800 7
In 1603 he became the first British monarch of the House of Stuart
    $800 15
The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    $800 20
In online lingo, "BEG" stands for "big, evil" this
    $800 29
U2 was perhaps feeling dizzy after winning Grammys for this song
    $800 9
The flag of this country, once at war with the United States, is seen here
    $800 23
Arial or Bauhaus, for example
    DD: $1,000 4
All 3 of the kings with this name died violently
    $1000 16
Tropicana Field
    $1000 21
If all else fails, do this, "RTM"
    $1000 30
33 years after her last win, she hit the mother lode with awards for Country Album & Best Country Collaboration
    $1000 10
It's seen on many flags, & on a Nobel Prize medal as a symbol of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    $1000 6
It's another name for the killer whale

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Erik Mark Michael
$3,200 $1,200 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Mark Michael
$6,000 $2,200 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will consist of two words, one with an "S", one without.)
    $400 1
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from ruins in Luxor, Egypt.) From the Greek for "pointed pillar", it's the term that describes this tribute to Queen Hatshepsut of the 1400s B.C.
    $400 26
Once married to producer Grant Tinker
    $400 30
Balanchine was a friend of this composer whose fascinatin' rhythms inspired the ballet "Who Cares?"
    $400 27
It's what horses are "put out" to, or the kind of 5-card poker game where the first card is down & the rest are up
    $400 28
A disease caused by a lack of vitamin C; without the "S", it could describe a road
    $400 29
The Arctic variety of this gull relative is famous for migrating over 25,000 miles each year
    $800 2
(Sarah of the clue crew reports by a pyramid in Giza, Egypt.) To get the right slope, pyramid builders used the seget, the amount they build out, for each of these biblical units going up
    $800 10
He was cheered & jeered at the 2003 Academy Awards
    $800 25
Balanchine wrote that he played an elf in this Shakespeare play long before creating a 1962 ballet based on it
    $800 14
Benny Binion held the first "World Series of Poker" in 1970 at this Las Vegas casino
    $800 21
Remove an S & the partner of "live long" means suitable or fit
    $800 6
It's sometimes referred to as the South American ostrich
    $1200 3
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from Athens, Greece, overlooking the Acropolis.) This great Athenian leader launched construction on the Acropolis, partly to boost employment
    $1200 11
He was the spy in "The Spy Who Loved Me"
    $1200 22
"Concerto Barocco" is danced to this man's music, though Balanchine said the music "can stand alone"
    $1200 17
Don't tell the others, but I've got this, the highest possible natural poker hand
    $1200 18
"Not deep" &, after the "S" departs, "to make holy"
    $1200 7
DNA from the remains of this extinct bird at a British museum proved that it had been part of the pigeon family
    $1600 4
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports alongside ruins on Naxos, Greece.) On Naxos, archaelogists have restored the temple dedicated to this Greek goddess of agriculture
    DD: $5,000 12
Elected to the U.S. Senate 8 times, his middle name is Moore
    $1600 24
When the ballet "Prodigal Son" was revived in 1950, this woman who was then Balanchine's wife played the siren
    $1600 16
Unrelated to chess, it's letting a bet pass to the next player
    $1600 19
Make the choice to lose an "S" from one word to get this, to choose by vote
    $1600 8
Let's go fly the swallow-tail species seen here
    $2000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Saqqara, Egypt with a step pyramid in the background.) Egypt's step pyramid, the world's oldest at 4,500 years, was designed by this architect, physician & sage
    $2000 13
1952 Pulitzer-winning poetess
    DD: $5,000 23
The 3 muses who appear in Balanchine's ballet "Apollo" are Polyhymnia, Calliope & this muse of the dance
    $2000 15
In this "reptilian" poker game, players pass 3, then 2, then 1 card to the player to the left
    $2000 20
To allay your thirst, drop an "S" & form a body of water
    $2000 9
The most abundant crow in Europe, you might find one near a castle

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Mark Michael
$17,600 $3,800 $24,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

It begins, "'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die'"

Final scores:

Erik Mark Michael
$32,600 $1 $35,201
2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000 Winner: $35,201 + an advance to UToC Round 2

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Erik Mark Michael
$19,600 $3,800 $24,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
5 R,
1 W
30 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $47,400

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Game tape date: 2005-02-22
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