Show #3341 - Monday, March 1, 1999

1999-A Teen Tournament semifinal game 1.


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Oliver Longwell, a junior from Sag Harbor, New York

Melissa Sexstone, a senior from East Syracuse, New York

Sam Sanker, a sophomore from North Bergen, New Jersey

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 21
A June 18, 1815 battle in Belgium was the final defeat of this leader
    $100 16
In her lifetime she was a tycoon's wife, an editor & a mother
    $100 26
This fuzzy-skinned cousin of the nectarine seems to have originated in China, not Georgia
    $100 1
Helped by fearful pitchers, Mark McGwire also led the major leagues with 162 of these
    $100 6
It's the chambered muscular organ that pumps
    $100 11
Don't bite off more than...
    $200 22
This hurricane devastated Central America October 26-31, 1998
    $200 17
He was one of the first 7 presidents of the U.S.
    $200 27
Hand-made types of this, like Alencon or Lille, are named for the places in which they originated
    $200 2
Relief ace Trevor Hoffman saved 53 of this National League champion's 98 wins
    $200 7
The number of bones in each finger except the thumbs
    $200 12
Don't count your chickens...
    $300 23
A fire that swept through a disco on Oct. 29, 1998 killed 63 people in Goteborg in this country
    $300 18
"Girls Rule" could have been her slogan in the 1980s
    $300 28
Not a Swiss man, but Ctesibius, a 3rd century Greek in Alexandria, invented this noisy timepiece
    $300 3
Appropriately, this "Junior" reached the 350-homer mark at the youngest age ever
    $300 8
Its outer layer is the epidermis
    $300 13
Every cloud...
    DD: $800 24
In December 1952 a toxic fog gripped this capital city, causing hundreds of deaths
    $400 19
He's the former "Celebrity Jeopardy!" champion & TV star seen here
    $400 29
In modern times it originated as a way to teach geography; kids put together cut-up maps
    $400 4
He managed the '98 Yankee team some called the greatest ever
    $400 9
This light-sensitive membrane lines the inner eyeball & is connected by the optic nerve to the brain
    $400 14
The left hand doesn't know...
    $500 25
Outdated equipment was said to be a cause of the Dec. 3, 1984 deadly gas leak at a plant in Bhopal in this country
    $500 20
TV host seen here as a high school student in the '70s; he looks different "Today"
    $500 30
This count introduced the potato as food to Lombardy & the battery to the world
    $500 5
We wish we had stock in this Giants outfielder, who became the first player ever with 400 homers & 400 steals
    $500 10
Responsible for bearing the weight of the body, this bone is also known as the shinbone
    $500 15
You're trying to put a square peg...

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

Sam Melissa Oliver
$2,300 $1,200 $900

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Melissa Oliver
$2,000 $1,600 $500

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Hey, that's in the news these days!)
    $200 6
Play of young love that includes the lines "Did my heart love till now?... for I ne'er saw true beauty till this night"
    $200 1
    $200 26
While returning to Greenland in about 1000, he rescued some sailors & received his nickname, Leif the Lucky
    $200 15
This speed demon of the dog world was originally used to hunt gazelles in Egypt more than 5,000 years ago
    $200 21
It's the "Peacock Network"
    $200 7
In buildings over 10 stories they're powered by electric traction systems & lifted by steel cables
    $400 12
When Will compared "thee to a summer's day", he wrote, "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of" this month
    $400 2
George Washington University
    $400 27
On his fourth voyage to the New World in 1503, he was marooned in Jamaica for one year
    $400 16
The name of this color is from the Latin for "sea water"
    $400 22
This one of the "Big Three" networks used to have phonograph in its name
    $400 8
Cyrus Field's first transatlantic telegraph cable that worked connected Newfoundland & this "Emerald Isle"
    DD: $600 13
In this romance, Ferdinand says, "Here's my hand", & Miranda replies, "And mine, with my heart in't"
    $600 3
Brown University
    $600 28
He left Plymouth, England with 5 ships; the Golden Hind was the only 1 to complete the circumnavigation of the globe
    $600 17
A "fishy", misleading clue in a mystery story
    $600 23
The first radio broadcast of a presidential inaugural address was this president's in 1921 over KDKA
    $600 9
Andrew S. Hallidie invented these & helped install them in San Francisco in 1873
    $800 14
This "seasonal" play says that "the course of true love never did run smooth"
    $800 4
Carnegie Mellon University
    DD: $900 29
Set adrift in a 1789 mutiny, he & 18 men sailed in an open boat over 3,500 miles across the Pacific to Timor
    $800 18
In "Othello" jealousy is described as this, "which doth mock the meat it feeds on"
    $800 24
The broadcasting service of the U.S. Information Agency, abbreviated VOA
    $800 10
World Book calls it "a cable of nerve cells" that extends from the neck down 2/3 of the backbone
    $1000 20
The first line of this comedy is "If music be the food of love, play on"
    $1000 5
Duke University
    $1000 30
On April 17, 1524 this Italian "bridged" the Atlantic & reached New York Harbor, anchoring at the Narrows
    $1000 19
Pearl Jam won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Hard Rock Performance with their hit "Spin" this
    $1000 25
Bud Paxson, who founded PAX TV in 1998, set up this buyer's delight in 1982
    $1000 11
This type of bridge, like the Golden Gate, is so named because it hangs from steel cables

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Melissa Oliver
$5,400 $2,200 $6,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Coronado's men found them bearded like a goat, woolly like a sheep & with a hump larger than a camel's

Final scores:

Sam Melissa Oliver
$0 $1,200 $1,199
3rd place: $5,000 Finalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Melissa Oliver
$5,400 $2,200 $8,300
18 R,
6 W
11 R,
4 W
20 R,
4 W
(including 3 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $15,900

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