Show #5326 - Monday, November 5, 2007

2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.


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Chris Mazurek, an assistant professor from Columbia, Missouri

Cathy Lanctot, a law professor from Wilmington, Delaware

Mehrun Etebari, a graduate student of international relations from Durham, New Hampshire

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to identify the character who's instant messaging in...)
    $200 1
Across the continent, the euro is divided into 100 of these--sound familiar?
    $200 6
Morgan Spurlock eats nothing but McDonald's for a month in this documentary
    $200 7
Told Antonio usury wuz kewl w/ examples from Bible... GTG. Check my site @
    $200 15
It's the Eskimo term for any dwelling, not just those made of ice
    $200 20
Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner & Fritz Strassman discovered nuclear fission by bombarding atoms of this element
    $200 12
A high-price/low-risk stock issued by a major company
    $400 2
On Jan. 1, 2007 Germany introduced a payment of up to $34,700 to Damen und Herren who do this together
    $400 13
Catherine Zeta-Jones heats up the screen with sous-chef Aaron Eckhart in this film
    $400 8
Played Cassio like a keyboard (BEG)
    $400 21
It means "people" in the Eskimo language, & it's what most Canadian Eskimos call themselves
    $400 22
The first fission bomb ever dropped in war had this diminutive name
    $400 16
This saying about ignoring the consequences goes back to the lumber industry's devil-may-care woodcutters
    $600 3
In 1998 2 million pilgrims went to see a piece of cloth in this Italian city's cathedral
    $600 14
A food critic names Adam Sandler "the best chef in the country" in this multicultural film
    $600 9
EM me @ thaneoffife @ I'
    $600 28
From a Greenland dialect of Eskimo, it means "small boat made of skins"
    $600 23
In fission, total mass decreases because part of the original mass is converted to this, as seen in Einstein's equation
    $600 17
The "son" of Angela Lansbury's character in "Beauty and the Beast", Chip is one of these
    $800 4
The Alhambra towers above this southern Spanish city
    $800 26
Tita's desire for Pedro becomes a part of the food she prepares, & people who eat it literally smolder in this film
    $800 10
Hammy called us "excellent good friends"; he's even giving us a trip to England! GGOH!
    $800 29
Eskimos have words for different varieties of this; api is for when it's on the ground
    $800 24
Controlled or uncontrolled, this is a process in which neutrons released in fission produce additional fissions
    $800 18
This U.S. president's 4 children include Amy & Chip
    $1000 5
Paris is organized into 20 of these
    $1000 27
Tony Shalhoub & Stanley Tucci, Primo & Secondo, try to keep their Italian restaurant cooking in this film
    DD: $1,000 11
Come c me in "Pyramus and Thisbe"! OBTW, tired of "head of an ass" jokes, TYVM
    $1000 30
Eskimos know this high flyer, Branta canadensis, is an iqsrabutilik
    $1000 25
Einstein's letter to FDR about the possibility of fission bombs mentions the work of this Italian-born physicist
    $1000 19
Ojibwa is another name for this American Indian tribe

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

Mehrun Cathy Chris
$1,600 $1,200 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mehrun Cathy Chris
$4,600 $2,800 $7,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 10
This bone in the lower leg is the second-longest in the human body
    $400 13
Jack & other members of the Counter Terrorism Unit are chasing & sometimes being chased in this series
    $400 29
The President signed legislation in 1990 requiring the government to track these crimes done out of prejudice
    $400 1
He did not go gentle into that good "Nightline", ripping ABC in an op-ed for trying to replace him with Letterman
    $400 7
From 1793 to 1834, this now-largest Canadian city was known as York
    $400 19
A research institute, like the RAND Corporation
    $800 12
These glands also produce norepinephrine
    $800 14
On this series, survivors from the 12 colonies hunt for the mythical 13th colony called Earth
    $800 25
It's obtaining & using another person's name, social security number & other personal info to commit fraud
    $800 3
In 2006 Roger Mahoney, high up in this organization, said he would disobey a bill & keep helping illegal immigrants
    $800 6
What was once East Pakistan is today this country
    $800 20
Title question in a 1979 No. 1 hit by Rod Stewart, & the answer ahead of time is "Yes"
    $1200 18
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew plays with a skeleton.) The bones of the shoulder--the clavicle, the scapula & the humerus--form this type of joint, which is more susceptible to injury because it moves in multiple directions
    $1200 15
The horned-rimmed glasses guy pursued & kidnapped people with special abilities on this show
    $1200 26
While he was never convicted of murder, Al Capone did spend 8 years in prison for this crime
    $1200 8
In 1995 Don Hewitt, then executive producer of this TV show, wrote that some trials shouldn't be televised
    $1200 5
This country was formerly called Abyssinia
    $1200 21
Marvelous, melodic mantra of The Little Engine That Could
    DD: $800 24
This heart valve gets its name from its resemblance to a bishop's hat
    $1600 16
Framed for robbing the Bank of Hanoi, this group escapes from military prison & hires themselves out
    $1600 28
In March 2006 he was denied parole for the 13th time for the murder of Robert Kennedy
    $1600 9
This Russian eulogized Reagan as "a president who listened" though "we had to overcome mistrust"
    $1600 2
Miss Saigon? It's still around, it just goes by this name
    $1600 22
Describing the essence & vitality of the city, Dallas' slogan is "Live large", do this
    $2000 30
This bone is between the last lumbar vertebra & the coccyx
    $2000 17
Bill Paxton flees the polygamist Juniper Creek compound & forms a "compound" of his own on this HBO series
    DD: $4,000 27
In a letter to her sons before her 1953 execution, she wrote, "Always remember that we were innocent"
    $2000 11
This free market-loving economist praised vouchers in 2002's "The Market Can Transform Our Schools"
    $2000 4
In 1966 Leopoldville, the capital of Congo, was renamed this
    $2000 23
The motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense" is often translated as this, starting with "evil"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mehrun Cathy Chris
$9,400 $10,400 $19,400

Final Jeopardy! Round

Referring to the Great Bear constellation, this area's name is from the Greek meaning "opposite the bear"

Final scores:

Mehrun Cathy Chris
$700 $4,400 $17,999
3rd place: $5,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System if eliminated 2nd place: $5,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mehrun Cathy Chris
$9,400 $8,400 $20,200
20 R,
3 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,000

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Game tape date: 2007-10-09
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