Show #5790 - Friday, November 13, 2009

2009 Teen Tournament final game 2.


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Rachel Rothenberg, a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (subtotal of $33,000)

Will Dantzler, a senior from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (subtotal of $26,000)

Aidan Mehigan, a sophomore from McLean, Virginia (subtotal of $0)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 15
This state's Near Islands are the westernmost of the Aleutians
    $200 16
This huge beast's fall from the top of the Empire State Building is an iconic moment in movies
    $200 26
You just heard the rooster do this, also the name of another bird
    $200 2
She was the Philistine mistress of Samson who got him to tell the secret of his strength
    $200 21
A swimmer kicks twice with one leg for each stroke of the opposite arm in the "Australian" this
    $200 1
George Washington was among those who have said this quality is "the best policy"
    $400 14
This "Silver State" has a state reptile, the desert tortoise
    $400 17
"Nothin' But A Good Time" at these Broadway awards in 2009; rocker Bret Michaels was leveled by a piece of scenery
    $400 27
Breakfast is only served until 9, & I know you crave this "colorful" dish of spuds fried & pressed into a patty
    $400 3
While pregnant, she had to travel with her husband, who had to pay taxes in the city of his ancestry
    $400 22
Simultaneously bring both arms out of the water in forward, circular motions to do this stroke
    $400 7
This completes the classic anti-procrastination advice "Never put off until tomorrow..."
    $600 11
Pine Bluff & Arkadelphia are cities in this state
    $600 18
Wile E. is the first name & middle initial of this cartoon character who plummets off cliffs pursuing a bird
    $600 28
Right at 7 A.M. when this show starts weekdays on NBC, mom's going to be on camera looking in the window at Matt
    DD: $1,000 4
Her name comes from the Hebrew word for "life"
    $600 23
World Book says it's "a restful stroke because your face is always out of the water and breathing is easy"
    $600 8
Give a man this & he'll eat for a day; teach a man to do this & he'll eat for a lifetime; & don't forget the tartar sauce
    $800 12
Chiricahua National Monument & the Painted Desert are both features of this arid state
    $800 19
This actor's new rap career included falling off the stage during a Las Vegas show in 2009
    $800 29
Aurora is opening the gates for Helios' chariot, so it's this time of day for which she's the goddess
    $800 5
Married to Abraham, she became the "Mother of Nations" when she was 90 years old
    $800 24
This stroke is made in the prone position using both hands simultaneously & doing a frog kick
    $800 9
"Never" do this is the 3-word title of stroke-ridden Tedy Bruschi's book about his NFL comeback
    $1000 13
Go figure--this state's name is derived from a Native American word meaning "father of the waters"
    $1000 20
This skateboarder known as "The Birdman" can't quite fly--he's suffered a dozen concussions
    $1000 30
It's from the French for "wake" & it's the bugle call that's blowing in your ear
    $1000 6
According to a late addition to her book of the Bible, her son Obed was the grandfather of David
    $1000 25
Your head rests on your lower arm, extended with the palm turned downward in this stroke
    $1000 10
To attain your ambitions, remember the rhyming Dr. Phil-osophy "Choose a" this "you can control"

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

Aidan Will Rachel
$600 $2,200 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Aidan Will Rachel
$1,400 $5,200 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...which starts Sunday on the Nat. Geo. Channel.)
    $400 7
The search is on for sunken World War II submarines of this nation in "Hunt for the Samurai Subs"
    $400 6
In 2008 Britain's Laura Robson thrilled the home folks by winning the juniors at this tennis tournament
    $400 1
The Greek for "first combatant" gives us this term for the leading character of a literary work
    $400 17
Dad had a Bug in college--but I want this company's Jetta
    $400 16
If x2 = 144, x is this
    $400 26
A teeter-totter
    $800 8
In "Search for the... Headshrinkers" of this river, we learn of the practice in Ecuador & Peru
    $800 9
At 2008's Olympics, some thought athletes in this sport, like 4'6", 68-lb. Deng Linlin, might not be the minimum 16
    $800 2
This literary term refers to a line of 5 metrical feet in which each foot is an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one
    $800 18
This Chevy sports car--the ZR1, & make it red to match the ribbon & bow
    $800 20
If 3x + y = 10 & y equals 1, x equals this
    $800 27
In the 1990s the U.S. Army began adding about 2,000 pounds of armor to this, its most commonly deployed tactical vehicle
    DD: $2,500 13
"When Crocs Ate Dinos" takes us to this period, named for chalk cliffs, the dinosaurs' final period
    $1200 10
(I'm Danica Patrick.) Long before I got into race cars, I was a 12-year-old winner of the grand national championship in this sport -- if you're cool, you don't put the "go" in front of it
    $1200 3
It's a word or phrase that is self-contradictory, like bittersweet
    $1200 19
This emblem & the wheels to go with it
    $1200 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an animated diagram on the monitor.) If a racecar takes 5 seconds on a straightaway & 2 seconds to round a turn, it takes this long to complete 1 lap
    $1200 28
This lymphoid organ destroys worn-out red blood cells & filters bacteria & foreign particles
    $1600 14
"Mars: Making the New Earth" shows these biologists, from a word meaning "star", trying to bring life to the red planet
    $1600 11
In 2007 12-year-old Alexis Thompson qualified for this LPGA major, held at the Pine Needles Lodge
    $1600 4
It's the use of words imitative of sounds, like "buzz" or "hiss"
    $1600 23
A Lexus LS--it's a hybrid, but has this "juicy" alphanumeric engine
    $1600 22
They're the x & y coordinates of the point at which the x- & y-axes intersect
    $1600 29
A pirate
    $2000 15
(National Geographic archaeologist Byron McCane delivers the clue.) The Gabriel Revelation tablet, sometimes called a Dead Sea Scroll in stone, allegedly tells of a Jewish revolt against Rome in 4 B.C. & mentions a king of evil countenance, this emperor
    $2000 12
Justin Upton is one of the young stars who got the Arizona Diamondbacks dubbed this, like an order of ribs
    DD: $2,000 5
It's a figure of speech that is an intentional exaggeration for effect, like "to wait an eternity"
    $2000 24
Uncle Ingemar's '94 Saab--cars from this country really hold up
    $2000 25
To multiply binomials like (3x + 5)(2x + 7), remember the "FOIL" method, which stands for this
    $2000 30
From the Latin for "I believe", it's one's system of beliefs or principles

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Aidan Will Rachel
$9,400 $17,600 $21,300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

He said, "We look forward to a world founded upon" freedom of speech, of worship, from want & from fear

Final scores:

Aidan Will Rachel
$0 $5,600 $30,800

Cumulative scores:

Aidan Will Rachel
$0 $31,600 $63,800
2nd runner-up: $15,000 1st runner-up: $31,600 Tournament champion: $75,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Aidan Will Rachel
$9,400 $17,600 $21,000
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
18 R,
0 W
26 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $48,000

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Game tape date: 2009-08-18
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