Show #5851 - Monday, February 8, 2010

2010-A College Championship semifinal game 1.


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Samira Missaghi, a junior from the University of Minnesota

Nick Yozamp, a junior from Washington University in St. Louis

James Hill III, a freshman from Santa Clara University

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
A narrow passage separates Canada's Ellesmere Island from this large Danish island
    $200 1
This Yankee was the "greatest drawing card in history of baseball"
    $200 30
Woo hoo! In 2009 this animated family was chosen to grace stamps, though postage did go up to 44 cents (D'oh!)
    $200 22
In Genesis 4 he becomes the first killer; God isn't happy
    $200 3
Meet me in the library for a liaison at your liesure
    $200 16
The first 10 of these are known as the Bill of Rights
    $400 7
Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak, is found in this territory
    $400 4
"Detroit - Philadelphia, A.L. - 1905-1926... retired with 4191 major league hits"
    $400 27
This astronomer for whom a space telescope is named is honored in the American Scientists series
    $400 21
In one of the few documented one-on-one Old West gunfights, this "Wild" man killed Davis Tutt in 1865
    $400 12
The occasional misspelling is noticable on a telecast like "Jeopardy!"
    $400 17
In Israel Tevet is the tenth of these
    $600 8
Of the top 5 Canadian cities in population, it's the one closest to the Pacific Ocean
    $600 5
"'Mr. October', found special success in World Series spotlight with 10 home runs"
    $600 26
A stamp honors this 19th c. author about whom it was said, "So this is the little lady who made this big war"
    $600 23
Bodyguards Satwant & Beant Singh killed this female leader of India in 1984
    $600 13
If you supersede the competition, you will excede all expectations
    $600 18
In L.A., the western tip of Interstate 10 is called this "freeway", after the beach community it passes through
    $800 10
Appropriately, New Glasgow is in this Canadian province
    $800 6
This 2009 inductee was "faster than a speeding bullet"
    $800 28
An international rate stamp has a photo of this nearly 700-sq mile swamp in Georgia & Florida
    $800 24
This "insect" of a gangster was a real-life hit man for Murder Incorporated in the 1930s & '40s
    $800 14
We want you to be committed to catagorizing your collectibles cohesively
    $800 19
The title of this Boccaccio work means "10 Days"
    $1000 11
This province has the longest border, including water, with the United States
    $1000 9
"Boston Red Sox A.L. 1939-1960... batted .406 in 1941"
    DD: $1,800 29
The Distinguished Marines series honors the man for whom a North Carolina Marine Corps base was named
    $1000 25
Pausanius, a young Macedonian noble, killed this man, Alexander's dad, in 336 B.C.
    $1000 15
The accomodations at the monastery were rudimentary at best
    $1000 20
(Alex stands in front of an exhibit at the Newseum.) The exhibit "G-men and Journalists" contains the very first ledger in which this list was kept; it began when a reporter asked the FBI, "Who are the toughest guys you're looking for?"

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

James Nick Samira
$4,200 $4,600 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Nick Samira
$6,400 $4,400 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 3
In 1869 this Austrian monk published a paper on hawkweed: the experiments didn't work as well as the ones with peas
    $400 22
It's appropriate that the name of this double reed instrument with a low range comes from the Italian for "low"
    $400 1
This word meaning "empty" or "to be filled in" describes a vacant type of stare
    $400 19
"The Fire Sermon" is Part III of this poet's "The Waste Land"
    $400 2
"Sex and the City",
"Sex and the City"
(& "Did You Hear About the Morgans?")
    $400 9
Relatively speaking, it's your mom's husband by a later marriage
    $800 5
Unusual names borne by these celestial objects include 3834 Zappafrank & 10221 Kubrick
    $800 23
Your dog will scratch his head if you don't know the ukulele's name comes from the Hawaiian for this "jumping" insect
    $800 15
It's a self-satisfied smile or grin that you may be asked to wipe off your face
    $800 26
The burning of Moscow after Napoleon's exit is dramatized in this Tolstoy novel
    $800 4
"Bosom Buddies",
"The Green Mile"
    $800 11
From the late Latin for "word", this book is the last word on words
    $1200 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a bicycle wheel.) When I torque a spinning bike wheel, an equal & opposite torque causes me to rotate also, an illustration of the conservation of angular this
    $1200 24
The first 4 letters of xylophone refer etymologically to this material used to make its sounding bars
    $1200 16
In the 1600s Charles Le Brun drew illustrations for each of the passions; here's "La Haine", this opposite of love
    $1200 28
In Book 1 of this, Satan is "hurld hedlong flaming from th' ethereal skies... to dwell in adamantine chains and penal fire"
    $1200 6
"Bruce Almighty"
    $1200 12
Don't lose your head: this French device shares its name with an instrument for surgically removing tonsils
    $1600 20
This 4-letter neutral compound is produced by the reaction of an acid & a base
    $1600 25
From the Latin for "clear" comes the name for this woodwind instrument
    DD: $2,000 17
Jack Nicholson movie villain known for his rictus
    $1600 29
This Irish poet's "Sailing to Byzantium" urges "sages... in God's holy fire" to be "singing masters of my soul"
    $1600 7
"In Living Color",
"Bruce Almighty"
    DD: $2,000 13
The report's back from the lab; it's the science dealing with the detection of poisons
    $2000 21
Plants having these underground stems, from the Greek for "root", include irises, bamboo & wild ginger
    $2000 27
The name of this instrument has nothing to do with the religion, but is more likely a corruption of the word "jaw"
    $2000 18
This word for a sidelong glance of crude desire used to mean "the cheek"
    $2000 30
His 1963 bestseller "The Fire Next Time" took its title from an old spiritual
    $2000 8
"The Office",
"Bruce Almighty"
    $2000 14
Something that's the first son's due; Esau sold his

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Nick Samira
$16,000 $10,800 $5,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Owain Glyndwr, who died circa 1416, was the last native of his country to claim this title

Final scores:

James Nick Samira
$10,399 $16,001 $0
2nd place: $10,000 Finalist 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Nick Samira
$16,000 $12,600 $6,600
21 R,
2 W
21 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2010-01-06
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