Show #5282 - Tuesday, July 24, 2007

2007 Teen Tournament Summer Games semifinal game 2.


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Lisa Ackerman, a senior from Livermore, California

Meryl Federman, a senior from Livingston, New Jersey

Aiden Pink, a freshman from St. Louis Park, Minnesota

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
(Jon of the Clue Crew presents from a staged office.) A replica of this man's Oval Office desk includes gifts from the Georgia Democratic Party & from Hyman Rickover, his mentor in the Navy
    $200 1
Barry Bonds, among others, is currently trying to break this man's home run record of 755
    $200 20
Cadets attend a dance at a girls' school in "Graduation Ball", a ballet set in this capital of Austria
    $200 23
A Black Molly or 2 would be perfect to keep this calming crib feature in your living room free from algae
    $200 4
The Hoosac Mountains are a range of these "colorful" mountains located in Vermont
    $200 5
Chat about this in your chat room: "chat" is merely a shortened form of this 7-letter word
    $400 12
His presidential library is about 35 miles from the Kansas City, Missouri airport
    $400 3
This 7-time Tour de France champ said the 2006 NYC Marathon was the "hardest physical thing" he'd ever done
    $400 21
The 2000 ballet "Todo Buenos Aires" features different interpretations of this sensual ballroom dance
    $400 25
Sit down in this chair with an X-shaped frame & a canvas seat, perfect for yelling, "Quiet on the set!"
    $400 17
Seen here is Tenzing Norgay, standing on the summit of this mountain "because it's there"
    $400 6
This name for a work of art that you may carve in art class comes from the Latin for "to carve"
    $600 13
(Jon of the Clue Crew is at the wheel.) In 1948, George H.W. Bush & this young wife of his packed their belongings into a Studebaker & drove west to Odessa, Texas
    $600 10
From 1984 to 1992, 2 of the 3 players who won all the NBA MVP awards
    $600 24
I may say "neigh!" if you do a pas de cheval, a ballet step that imitates this animal
    $600 27
Chandeliers look great but nowadays don't usually use these items from which their name is derived
    $600 18
The Waianae Mountains in this U.S. state rise up to 4,025-foot Mt. Kaala
    $600 7
If you say, "I'm eating a hot dog with" this, you could mean a chopped pickle topping or just plain enjoyment
    $800 15
His library has a desk that's an exact replica of the one that his son was photographed under in 1963
    $800 11
In 1904 he became the first pitcher in the American League to throw a perfect game; now an award is named for him
    $800 26
He designed sets & costumes for "Where the Wlid Things Are", a ballet based on his own beloved book
    $800 28
In the furniture sense, this synonym of "pride" is dressing table
    $800 19
The Caucusus Mountains of Eastern Europe are predominantly found in this large country
    $800 8
Someone who sees a crime is an eyewitness; someone who experiences it aurally is this similar word
    $1000 16
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Austin, Texas.) At the dedication in Austin in 1971, he said that of all the words in his presidential library, the two that best express his philosophy are "man can"
    $1000 14
This Czech-born woman who retired in 2006 won a record 9 Wimbledon Singles Championships
    $1000 29
The Carolina Ballet debuted a 2006 work based on this stormy Shakespearean shipwreck saga
    $1000 30
Wanna put your feet up? How about on one of these with a "Turkish" name
    DD: $4,800 22
Geological evidence shows that this 5,000-mile mountain chain may extend south into Antarctica
    $1000 9
The name of these small towers often seen on castles comes from Old French for "small towers"

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

Aiden Meryl Lisa
$4,200 $3,000 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Aiden Meryl Lisa
$11,000 $7,400 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
William Booth founded this charitable "army" on July 5, 1865 in London
    $400 3
This "American Idol" judge told one contestant, "you sounded like Cher after she's been to the dentist"
    $400 12
The truant officer may come after you if you fail to do this
    $400 1
In chapter 52 of this novel, a boisterous crowd is gathering for Fagin's execution
    $400 26
This commerce site founded in 1995 now also owns Skype, Paypal, &
    $400 7
As a noun, it's a synonym for "flower", as a verb, it's to blossom or come into one's own
    $800 22
On July 20, 1861 the Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in this Virginia city
    $800 13
This ABC series set at Mode magazine is based on the hit Columbian telenovela "Yo Soy Betty, La Fea"
    $800 14
It's the identification procedure that uses the kind of grid seen here
    $800 2
19th c. author known for writing about a "venerable mansion" with "seven acutely peaked gables"
    $800 27
The first name of this company's search engine was Backrub, as it analyzed the back links pointing to websites
    DD: $4,000 8
Synonyms for "crowd" include throng, flock & this word that can also mean an infatuation
    DD: $4,000 23
A July 17, 1917 royal proclamation changed the name of the British royal family to this, like a castle
    $1200 16
This Neil Patrick Harris sitcom is narrated through flashbacks from the future
    $1200 15
This agency's criminal justice information services div. has the fingerprints of more than 47 million people
    $1200 4
People from the past appear to a brother & sister in "Rewards and Fairies" by this author of "The Jungle Book"
    $1200 28
While a student at Northeastern, Shawn Fanning started this P2P music-sharing service that now gone legit
    $1200 9
In court you won't hear a lawyer say "remonstrance!" but this synonym
    $1600 24
John Adams' dying words on this date in 1826 were that Thomas Jefferson still lived; John Adams was wrong
    $1600 17
Penn Jillette hosts this NBC game show about first impressions
    $1600 19
A counter-terrorism program is called "NYPD" this, another term for a police badge
    $1600 5
Modern novels with biblical titles include Jane Hamilton's "The Book of Ruth" & Toni Morrison's "Song of" him
    $1600 29
After selling to Yahoo! for more than $5 billion, this Dallas NBA team owner started HDNet
    $1600 10
Back in the 19th century, ladies didn't faint but did this 5-letter synonym
    $2000 25
In July 1893 this president underwent a secret operation to remove part of his jaw due to cancer
    $2000 18
In its 1st episode, citizens of a Kansas town saw a mushroom cloud on the horizon & were cut off from the outside world
    $2000 20
Not just a remark like "the soup's too salty", it's a formal charge a victim can swear out, leading to an arrest
    $2000 6
Even Grendel would love Seamus Heaney's new translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic about this title Geat
    $2000 30
Started in 2001, Verasun Energy has now become the second-leading producer of this alternative fuel
    $2000 11
This synonym for "to seclude" is also a word for part of a monastery or convent

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Aiden Meryl Lisa
$16,200 $21,800 $3,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The genus of this Asian animal is Ailuropoda, & its species name, appropriately, is melanoleuca

Final scores:

Aiden Meryl Lisa
$0 $11,199 $7,599
3rd place: $10,000 Finalist 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Aiden Meryl Lisa
$12,400 $23,000 $3,800
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
28 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2007-03-13
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