Show #5000 - Friday, May 12, 2006

2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.


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Nico Martinez, a college junior from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Bill MacDonald, an attorney from Bonita Springs, Florida

Tom Kavanaugh, a kickball team captain from St. Louis, Missouri

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the sender of each message.)
(Alex: Each response will be the name of a bug that you will find--and the letters will be in the proper order--contained in the clue.)
    $200 21
At age 82 in 2005 this "Cat's Cradle" author had his first nonfiction bestseller, "A Man Without a Country"
    $200 27
On the road you're never far from one of this hotel's more than 840 locations that will "leave the light on for you"
    $200 30
stk @ embassy.
u.s. blsting vh @ me.
    $200 8
You smell like this fluffy carnival treat in that Pink Sugar cologne
    $200 1
In the No. 1 spot is this 1942 movie's script
    $200 5
In the late 18th c. the Creek Indians asked Spain for help against encroaching frontier settlers
    $400 23
Julie Powell's "Julie & Julia", a blog-turned-book about mastering this chef's recipes, "has too much blog in its DNA"
    $400 28
An overnight mule ride to the bottom of this landmark may include a stayover at the Phantom Ranch
    $400 29
dsgnd st. bride's chrch.
englnd 4evr!
    $400 9
Yum! The Demeter fragrance named for this "heavenly" cake smells a lot better than their "Earthworm" cologne
    $400 2
1 of the 2 scripts that got Billy Wilder into the Top 10
    $400 6
Students starting a new college term itemize what their prospective costs might be
    $600 24
"The Year of Magical Thinking", her memoir of life after the death of husband John Gregory Dunne, "is not a downer"
    $600 12
Head to this town in the Ozarks & enjoy a show at Andy Willliams' Moon River Theatre or at Yakov Smirnoff's
    DD: $3,600 16
323 B.C.:
chrgd w/impiety. nt ltng thm sin 2x vs. phlsphy. off 2 chalcis. lyceum ltr
    $600 13
Ahh! I think of this "strained pineapple" cocktail when I sniff your Urban Decay body balm named for it
    $600 3
The highest-ranked comedy was this 1977 film co-written by Marshall Brickman
    $600 15
If you are the interviewee, vile language is probably discouraged
    $800 25
This late, great actor "had a heap of fun cranking out" "Fan-Tan" "while throwing back a few hundred martinis"
    $800 10
Seen here, this famous ranch in Texas runs the gamut from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 sedan
    $800 14
am canada's pm. dont no zonker r b.d. u kp txtng me abt. pls stp
    $800 19
Oh, baby! You're wearing this man's Baby Doll perfume; it has a hint of rhubarb, but I don't know "Y"
    $800 4
James Agee & John Huston wrote the script for this 1951 film with a continent in its title
    $800 17
The graph identified our declining sales sectors
    $1000 26
His "A Man in Full" "contains passages as powerful and as beautiful as anything written... by any American novelist"
    $1000 11
For family fun head to the scenic dells of this state; it's the "Waterpark Capital of the World"
    $1000 20
wilhelm ii mkng me quit chnclr gig. off 2 est8s @ friedrichsruh, wch is impsbl 2 abbrv & b undrstd
    $1000 22
Your Burberry Weekend perfume weakens me, with its scent of this fruit named for a Moroccan seaport
    $1000 7
Graham Greene made the list at No. 33 with this ordinal Cold War thriller
    $1000 18
Dear Wiglaf rushed to help the dying Beowulf slay the monster

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

Tom Bill Nico
$1,400 $3,600 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Bill Nico
$1,800 $3,800 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the work.)
    $400 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew points out some Chinese calligraphy at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, CA.) The character "xi" represents happiness; this is the celebration that is most associated with the "double xi"
    $400 6
Later Denny Crane, he starred in the episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
    $400 19
Born in Israel in 1915, he was Minister of Defense during the Six-Day War
    $400 26
Wedges of this 4-letter Middle Eastern pocket bread can be used as a dipper for hummus
    $400 18
Cinna &
another Cinna (a bad poet)
    $400 1
British prime minister Tony's natural talents
    $800 14
These, kuaizi in Chinese, should never be stuck upright into your rice bowl
    $800 7
In one episode, aliens called Kanamits turn out to be connoisseurs of this delicacy
    $800 20
On Dec. 3, 1967 Louis Washkansky received one of these organs in a transplant, a worldwide first
    $800 27
The name of this long, cylindrical loaf of French bread comes from a word for "stick"
    $800 21
Edgar Linton,
Nelly Dean
    $800 2
The first Israeli prime minister's Roman commanders
    $1200 15
(A man goes through the motions while Jon of the Clue Crew reads the clue from the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, CA.) Tai chi is a soft-flowing Chinese martial art rooted primarily in this philosophy of Lao Tse
    $1200 8
In an ironic twist to the "Time Enough at Last" episode, Burgess Meredith breaks these following a nuclear war
    $1200 23
Born Garry Weinstein in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1963, he "checks" in under this name
    $1200 28
An episode of "Seinfeld" concerned a marbled loaf of this type of bread
    $1200 22
    $1200 3
The current Aussie prime minister's lily-livered fraidy cats
    $1600 16
3-letter English term for the ethnic group that makes up more than 90% of China's population
    $1600 9
Later to win an Oscar as Bela Lugosi, he played a man trying to defect to the West in 1964's "The Jeopardy Room"
    DD: $3,000 24
He fled Iraq in 1959 after his attempt to assassinate Iraqi prime minister Abdul Kassim failed
    $1600 29
Seen here is the classic form of this bread served on the Sabbath & some Jewish holidays
    DD: $2,200 12
Carlo Marx,
Remi Boncoeur,
Dean Moriarty
    $1600 4
Disraeli's bogs
    $2000 17
(Kelly of the Clue Crew, at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, CA, shows us more calligraphy.) North, South, East & West are the four of these, one of the major types of tiles in Mahjong
    $2000 10
In "The After Hours" episode, Anne Francis gets locked in a department store & discovers she is one of these
    $2000 25
This Frenchman was known for his Art Nouveau jewelry designs featuring nude women with butterfly wings
    $2000 30
The German name for this bread tells you that it's twice baked
    $2000 11
    $2000 5
The current Canadian prime minister's complainers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Bill Nico
$6,000 $15,400 $0
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

Davis Strait, named for a Northwest Passage seeker, separates these 2 islands that total over 1 million square miles

Final scores:

Tom Bill Nico
$10,000 $18,733 $0
2nd place: $5,000 Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Bill Nico
$8,200 $19,000 $3,000
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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Game tape date: 2006-04-10
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