Show #6244 - Thursday, November 10, 2011

2011 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.


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Kara Spak, a newspaper reporter from Chicago, Illinois

Jay Rhee, an oncologist from Annapolis, Maryland

Buddy Wright, an operations engineer from Fort Worth, Texas

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
Alphabetically, the countries in Europe run from Albania to this tiny landlocked nation
    $200 8
Emmy has spoken: he won his fourth straight award as Best Reality Host & we can tell you for sure that he knows how to rock & roll
    $200 21
Her married life began in military housing in San Antonio in 1916; 37 years & 22 moves brought her to the White House
    $200 2
An entertainer:
    $200 1
The SSA, this association, says its members control 2 1/4 billion square feet
    $200 12
U.S. chief executive plus prosthetic teeth
    $400 27
We're counting on your knowing that the Firth of Forth is an estuary in this country
    $400 9
Guy Pearce won an acting Emmy for playing Monty in this HBO miniseries
    $400 22
Mary Custis had other suitors, like Sam Houston, but she was set on this soldier son of Light-Horse Harry; they wed in 1831
    $400 3
A vice president:
"In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir"
    $400 17
This item on which Garrick Ohlsson sits while working often has a compartment to store sheet music
    $400 13
Jack-o-lantern gourd plus school for wee ones
    $600 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Beginning northwest of Moscow & flowing 2,300 miles to the Caspian Sea, this river is the longest in Europe
    $600 4
With clear eyes & a full heart, Kyle Chandler couldn't lose Lead Actor in a Drama for this show
    $600 23
In 1824 David Farragut married Susan Marchant of this Virginia city & made that port his home
    $600 5
An actor:
"My Wicked, Wicked Ways"
    $600 18
Store your manly possessions using a gun, bat or pipe type of this 4-letter word
    $600 14
Additional note at the end of a letter plus revered texts
    DD: $2,000 29
Ports on this bay include Bilbao, Spain & Bayonne, France
    $800 10
After joining her fellow nominees onstage, Melissa McCarthy won for this double "M" sitcom
    $800 24
A few weeks before their 1864 wedding, his fiancee Elizabeth called him her "old fellow with the golden curls"
    $800 6
A songwriter:
"Bound for Glory"
    $800 19
At U.S. nuclear power plants, most spent fuel is stored in these, which cool them
    $800 15
Periodic student allowance plus swinging Foucault feat
    $1000 30
From their name, these Danish islands sound like they should be ruled by Egyptian royalty
    $1000 11
This Best Director was a raging bull in an Emmy shop for his work on "Boardwalk Empire"
    $1000 25
That's the former Beatrice Ayer, gazing up at this husband of hers
    $1000 7
An architect:
"Inside the Third Reich"
    $1000 20
In 1955 the Sentry company made the first one of these classified as fire-resistant
    $1000 16
Morning meal plus picky about details

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

Buddy Jay Kara
$400 $1,800 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Buddy Jay Kara
$3,200 $8,000 -$1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Next, we'll deal with the classification of organisms in [*]--the taxonomic order.)
(Alex: That's a British literary prize.)
(Alex: In this next category, there will be two "V"s coming up in each correct response.)
    $400 28
What a sport! In 2008 this Russian leader put out an instructional judo DVD
    $400 30
The gorilla
    $400 18
Thomas Keneally won for a book about this title German man, an unlikely savior to Jews in WWII
    $400 9
Dana Owens took this name, Arabic for "gentle", at age 8; about 10 years later she put "Queen" in front of it
    $400 12
A new production of an old play, or an evangelistic service
    $400 26
In 2011 the Fed, led by him, said let's do the Operation Twist, buying long-term bonds & selling shorter-term debt
    $800 27
A butterfly expert, he wrote much of "Lolita" while on butterfly hunting trips with his wife
    $800 29
The chinchilla
    $800 16
A burned man is the title figure of this novel by Michael Ondaatje that's set in 1945
    $800 4
A 21-crunch salute to the late Arch West, the Frito-Lay executive credited with creating this brand of tortilla chips
    $800 10
To develop gradually, Darwin-style
    $800 25
In 2011 Christine Lagarde became the managing director of the IMF, this body, after it did a needed shuffle
    $1200 17
The inspiration for Dracula, Prince Vlad Tepes earned this nickname by executing enemies by driving a stake through them
    DD: $1,200 21
The grizzly bear &
the gray wolf
    $1200 8
Roddy Doyle, born in this city, won for "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha", set in a fictional part of that city
    $1200 3
We are "Royally Mad" about this British-born host
    $1200 6
Adjective meaning unforgiving or vengeful
    $1200 13
This 3-named Brit's "General Theory" says unemployment is reduced with more government spending; how low can you go?
    $1600 19
This Russian-born piano virtuoso was the son-in-law of Arturo Toscanini
    $1600 22
The gypsy moth
    $1600 7
1989's winner was this novel by Kazuo Ishiguro about a perfect English butler reflecting on his 30-year career
    $1600 2
In 2011 she returned to TV with a reality series about her efforts to run a macadamia farm in Hawaii
    $1600 5
8-letter adjective preceding "procedure", as when a scalpel is required
    $1600 14
In honor of "Alas, Brazil", a 1999 article by this newspaper columnist & 2008 Nobel winner, it's time to lambada
    DD: $4,000 20
In 1929, while working for RCA, this inventor & engineer demonstrated the first practical all-electronic TV
    $2000 23
The platypus
    $2000 15
The 2002 Prize went to Yann Martel's bestseller "Life of" this
    $2000 1
Got that song "Pumped Up Kicks" stuck in your head? Blame this trio led by Mark Foster
    $2000 11
Last name of the 1904 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, dog
    $2000 24
This "funny" man said cuts in marginal tax rates increase tax revenues & draws (then dances) his "curve"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Buddy Jay Kara
$10,800 $6,400 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

They were the first 2 sisters ever nominated for the same acting Oscar in the same year

Final scores:

Buddy Jay Kara
$8,799 $0 $12
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Buddy Jay Kara
$10,800 $10,400 $5,200
17 R,
4 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
9 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $26,400

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Game tape date: 2011-09-27
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