Show #5922 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.


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Jason Zollinger, an engine assembler from South Dayton, New York

Nick Yozamp, a biology student from St. Cloud, Minnesota

Liz Murphy, a foreign service officer originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
This party has a sizable majority (614 of 614) in Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power
    $200 21
This star of "Failure to Launch" was born Nov. 4, 1969, the same day as Diddy
    $200 16
The Pembroke variety of this breed is popular with royalty
    $200 23
This Conn. senator wants to spread Homeland Security funds, as the enemy "will strike wherever there is a... target"
    $200 11
The overall effect of these, especially thick stratocumulus ones, is to cool the Earth's surface
    $200 6
It's the genealogical record of an animal's breeding
    $400 3
This 105 member Canadian body has a mandatory retirement age of 75; Strom Thurmond would have protested
    $400 22
He's Eric Lensherr, aka Magneto, in the "X-Men" films
    $400 17
Lord Tweedsmuir bred some yellow these to produce the breed we know as golden these
    $400 24
This author of "Push" wrote a letter to the editor saying "Silence will not save African Americans"
    $400 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Fossil fuel-burning industries emit sulfur dioxide & nitrogen oxide, which combine with water in the atmosphere & fall as this nasty stuff
    $400 7
2-word term for an area where hidden police strictly enforce motorist velocity
    $600 1
Lithuania has a Seimas; this neighbor to the North has a Saeima
    $600 28
Oh, yah, we loved her performance as Brainerd Minnesota's pregnant police chief, Marge Gunderson
    $600 18
This breed was originally raised by the Romans to fight lions
    $600 25
In a lighter vein, Ogden Nash wrote to complain that these won't stick unless he uses Scotch tape
    $600 13
Rossby waves are formed when air from these 2 chilly spots heads for the equator
    $600 8
2-word numerical term for burial at sea or just getting rid of something
    DD: $600 4
This land's legislature is the State Great Hural, hural meaning a council of khans
    $800 29
Before he was "Wanted" by Angelina Jolie, he sought "Atonement" with Keira Knightley
    $800 19
The pharaohs bred this ancient dog, also called the gazelle hound
    $800 26
A 1998 letter from this longtime head of the Motion Picture Association of America praised China's crackdown on piracy
    $800 14
At about 37,000', this "sphere" begins & the temp. actually rises with altitude; give that blanket back to a flight attendant
    $800 9
To plead or implore urgently
    $1000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands in an ornate chamber in The Hague, the Netherlands.) I'm at The Hague in the meeting place of the First Chamber, part of this Dutch Parliament for which a New York City borough is named
    $1000 30
Ilya Kuryakin on "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", he plays Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on "NCIS"
    $1000 20
The name of this breed comes from a Slavic word meaning "swift"
    $1000 27
In a 1934 letter this economist said a U.S. recovery would be helped by low interest rates, like in Britain
    $1000 15
The way-up-there ionosphere was defined as where ions are numerous enough to affect the propagation of these waves
    $1000 10
To go forward or onward

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Liz Nick Jason
$0 $200 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Nick Jason
$2,600 $200 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The 1835 visit that changed the way we think about the development of life on Earth.)
    $400 3
When not in Africa, Rhodes intermittently attended this British university where Rhodes scholars go today
    $400 17
1988 for "Don't Worry Be Happy"
    $400 13
I've created this, an exact duplicate of the flower you requested from that field in Afghanistan
    $400 1
178 feet above sea level on the Mississippi River in metropolitan Memphis
    $400 30
The last words of Nazi Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel were this "uber alles"
    $400 10
(Alex reports from a field of flowers in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) Specimens of finches from different parts of the Galapagos gave Darwin a deep insight into evolution; later, back home in England, he figured out its mechanism, this 2-word term
    $800 8
Rhodes' 1902 will called for a new secret society to take back the U.S. for Britain; in 1877 he joined this secret society
    $800 7
1994 for "All I Wanna Do"
    $800 14
2-word phrase the photographer on Discovery could have said while close to the Russian space station in 1998
    $800 2
479 feet above sea level on the Colorado River in Clark County just south of Laughlin
    $800 29
Josef Breuer wrote an 1895 book on hysteria with this fellow Austrian
    $800 16
Ecuador made the Galapagos its first national park in 1959, the centennial year of this seminal Darwin work
    DD: $2,200 9
In 1888 Rhodes secured a near monopoly on South Africa diamond mining & formed this company
    $1200 18
2006 for "Not Ready to Make Nice"
    $1200 15
Vexing problem seen here
    $1200 4
95 feet above sea level on Lake Champlain
    $1200 24
This crumbly coffee cake topping is often paired with "swirl"
    $1200 21
(Alex sits with some seals at the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) "The circumstance that several of the islands possess their own species strikes me with wonder", Darwin wrote in "Journal of Researches", which today is better known as "The Voyage of" this
    $1600 11
A gold coin bears the name of this South African president whom Rhodes & others tried to overthrow in 1895
    $1600 19
1982 for "Rosanna"
    $1600 27
Within the structure seen here lies the tube that passes food from pharynx to stomach
    $1600 5
282 feet below sea level at Badwater Basin in Inyo County
    DD: $2,000 25
He whipped the Continental Army into shape in the 1770s; the Ohio ville named for him lost the Prussian pronunciation
    $1600 22
Young Darwin saw himself as a geologist, & his 1st entry on the isles says, "They are all formed of... rocks" from this event
    $2000 12
In 1890 Rhodes became prime minister and virtual dictator of this South Africa "Colony"
    $2000 20
2009 for "Use Somebody"
    $2000 28
An invisible member of a U.S. armed service founded in 1775
    $2000 6
679 feet above sea level on the Verdigris River near its southern border with Oklahoma
    $2000 26
This mid 20th-century architect designed Palm Springs' Kaufmann house seen here
    $2000 23
(Alex reports from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) Darwin believed the shape of the mouth of this reptile might be an adaptation to its herbivorous diet

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Nick Jason
$15,600 $3,400 $16,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 59 A.D. Agrippina wrote to this man, her son, "Tell me why I should plot against your life?"--she was killed anyway

Final scores:

Liz Nick Jason
$16,801 $3,400 $31,201
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Liz Nick Jason
$14,200 $3,600 $16,200
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
21 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2010-03-24
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