Show #5694 - Thursday, May 14, 2009

2009 College Championship final game 1.


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Laura Myers, a senior from the University of Missouri

Patrick Tucker, a senior from the University of Notre Dame

Eric Betts, a senior from Emory University

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Jeopardy! Round

ECON 101
    $200 16
In 2000 Virginia & Maryland reached an agreement to stop pollution & increase the blue crab population in this bay
    $200 1
In April 2009 this mail order DVD rental company delivered its 2 billionth movie
    $200 9
If you use a TV antenna, you'll need to hook up a converter box for the June 12, 2009 transition from analog to this
    $200 2
In 2007 Forbes estimated her earnings at $1 billion; Author! Author!
    $200 21
Ursine term for an investor who expects share prices to fall
    $200 20
You can text the name of this TV network by using only the 2 on your phone; it's spelled on the button
    $400 17
Great Peconic & Napeague Bays are at the tip of this New York island
    $400 3
Model Bar Refaeli graced the cover of this magazine in 2009 wearing nothing but a bikini
    $400 10
This 10-letter item seen here can be hooked up to a motion sensor in the backyard to detect intrusion
    $400 7
Ginsberg called this fellow Beatnik "American lonely prose trumpeter of drunken Buddha sacred heart"
    $400 22
Rhyming with but less severe than a depression, it's 2 consecutive quarters of negative economic growth
    $400 27
Friendly greeting spelled out on your cell's 4 button
    $600 18
Fighters at this Cuban bay in 1961 were ransomed back to the U.S. for $53 million
    $600 4
His return to bicycle racing took a fall when he fell & was injured during a race in March 2009
    $600 11
A drain hose on this, such as a Kenmore, may connect to an inlet on the garbage disposal unit
    $600 8
This Irish novelist's July 4, 1931 marriage occurred 27 years & 18 days after the first date with his intended
    $600 23
It's the 4-letter word for the degree of hazard involved in making a loan or investment
    $600 28
Use the 3 button for this nickname of the banking system headed by Ben Bernanke
    $800 19
The 2000 Census recorded only 5 residents in this Alaskan bay, though thousands work the oil rigs
    $800 5
Robert Downey Jr. played Aussie actor Kirk Lazarus playing a black U.S. soldier in this recent film
    $800 14
Radio Shack says its Monster XPMS speaker cable is perfect for this home video setup with stereo audio on all sides
    $800 12
Born in 1919, he "caught" acclaim in 1951 & published all of 1 novel & 13 short stories; tends to keep to himself
    $800 24
Alliterative term for what you've got when spending equals income
    $800 29
Day of the week whose abbreviation can be texted using only the letters on the 6 button
    $1000 25
The name of this Jamaican bay is from the Spanish manteca, "hog's butter", recalling its early function as a lard center
    $1000 6
Born Curtis Jackson, this rap superstar took his stage name from an armed robber he knew in Brooklyn
    $1000 15
To hook up a DVD player, you may need an RGB cable, RGB standing for these primaries
    $1000 13
"Anathem" is a 2008 bestseller by this author of "Snow Crash"
    DD: $600 26
This 3-word concept describes the relationship between buyers, sellers & producers
    $1000 30
To text the 2-letter postal code of this U.S. state, get your thumb on the 9

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

Eric Patrick Laura
$3,400 $3,400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Patrick Laura
$6,400 $3,400 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will begin with one or the other or perhaps both of those letters.)
(Alex: That long-awaited film from the Da Vinci Code people comes out tomorrow.)
    $400 7
In 1818 U.S. troops sacked Pensacola as they marched into this Spanish territory; soon it was ours
    $400 12
Gertrude's royal title, in "Hamlet" (& don't say mom)
    $400 1
William J. Mayo (of clinic founding fame) was a Wolverine, getting his medical degree from this school
    $400 6
This "Friend" was Claire on the "30 Rock" episode "The One with the Cast of 'Night Court'"; her life is far from the Pitts
    $400 26
It can mean vitality, as when it's paired with "get up &..."
    $400 17
Langdon finds clues in a work by this Italian called a heretic due to his pro-Copernican views
    $800 8
African Americans, 13% of the U.S., were nearly twice that percentage of U.S. troops in this 1990-91 war
    $800 13
"My little body is aweary of this great world", she sighs in "The Merchant of Venice"
    $800 2
Lady Bird Johnson & John B. Connally went to the University of this state
    $800 18
This actress seen here is godmother to the daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love
    $800 27
In a proverb this word precedes "fool like an old fool"
    $800 22
In "Angels & Demons", this sect, "the enlightened ones" in Latin, use ambigram brands, which can still be read upside down
    $1200 9
In 1960 the last of these locomotives was retired from general use in the U.S. & Diesel ones took over
    $1200 14
Kate: "if I be waspish, best beware my sting"; his reply: "my remedy is then, to pluck it out"
    DD: $1,500 3
This private college in Northern California boasts astronauts Sally Ride & Eileen Collins as alums
    $1200 19
She voiced Princess Pea in "The Tale of Despereaux"; oh yeah, she was also Hermione in a few "Harry Potter"s
    $1200 28
It's the name of the long-awaited new White House dog
    $1200 23
Langdon in "Angels & Demons" is looking for this type of bomb made of opposing particles like positrons
    $1600 10
In the 1600s most of New York State was occupied by this Native American confederacy
    $1600 15
Marina's dad (need a hint? he rules Tyre)
    $1600 4
Presidential kids are welcome at this New Orleans university: both Neil Bush & Amy Carter hold degrees from it
    $1600 20
She didn't vamp it up & did a bella job as Em in "Adventureland"
    $1600 29
Third syllable intoned by the giant who smells the blood of an Englishman
    $1600 24
Much of "Angels & Demons" takes place at one of these, where Cardinals elect a new pope in secret assemblies
    DD: $1,200 11
In 1899 Secretary of State John Hay proclaimed this "welcoming" policy to preserve U.S. trading rights in China
    $2000 16
Fruity surname of Peter in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
    $2000 5
Quincy Jones, Kevin Eubanks & Branford Marsalis are alumni of this college of music in Boston
    $2000 21
In 2009 she returned to being "Fast & Furious" as Letty
    $2000 30
The book of Genesis says this ancient city "of the Chaldees" was the home of Abraham
    $2000 25
"Habakkuk and the Angel" is one of a series of clues by this Renaissance master depicting angels pointing

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Patrick Laura
$15,900 $14,200 $10,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

In medieval England, it meant the smallest unit of time, 1/376 of a minute; it didn't refer to matter until the 16th century

Final scores:

Eric Patrick Laura
$20,000 $20,200 $13,300

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Patrick Laura
$15,600 $15,000 $11,200
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $41,800

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Game tape date: 2009-04-15
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