Show #6062 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "Why Jeopardy!?"


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Sally O'Rourke, a freelance copywriter originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Justin Braganza, a grocery store clerk from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dan Jensen, a restaurant manager from Reston, Virginia (whose 3-day cash winnings total $58,203)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You identify the country, please.)
    $200 16
"Early to bed & early to rise, makes a man" these 3 things
    $200 1
A hockey player who attempts to draw a penalty by deliberately falling gets this Greg Louganis-related penalty
    $200 26
    $200 6
Having a royal license was usually the only difference between privateers & these plundering sailors
    $200 11
Slang for "angry", it is also a type of "subject" that might make you angry
    $200 21
Sushi is sometimes crusted with both the black & white variety of these
    DD: $2,000 17
"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are" this
    $400 2
Intentionally shooting the puck out of the rink results in this 3-word penalty
    $400 27
    $400 7
It's the difference between the market value of a property & the amount owed on it
    $400 12
You get up on this improvised platform to deliver a political harangue
    $400 22
Weighing up to 50 pounds the world's largest seed, as pictured here is the double variety of this palm fruit
    $600 18
These "and visitors stink after three days"
    $600 3
Swinging your hockey stick at an opponent is this 2-minute penalty
    $600 28
    $600 8
The difference between Freud & this Swiss man, ending their friendship, was in how much to stress sexuality
    $600 13
The law officer of the U.S. government just below the Attorney General
    $600 23
These seeds from a gourd are also called pepitas
    $800 19
"Little strokes fell" these
    $800 4
It's the 7-letter hockey penalty committed here & I can assure you: it's not a victimless crime
    $800 29
    $800 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands before some paints)
When creating paint colors, adding black produces a shade, adding gray forms a tone, adding white creates this form of the original color, from the Latin for "to dye"
    $800 14
An utterance by a person talking to himself, like Hamlet
    $800 24
Havarti cheese from Denmark is often flavored with these seeds also found in rye bread
    $1000 20
An ounce of prevention is worth" this
    $1000 5
Taking the stick between your 2 hands to hit an opponent with the shaft gets you 2 min for this hyphenated call
    $1000 30
    $1000 10
This smallest landlocked South American country is the only one with different emblems on the front & back of its flag
    $1000 15
It means a temporary stay or visit, & that's the "Truth"
    $1000 25
You might say the black oil type of these is for the birds, since it's the most popular food used in feeders

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

Dan Justin Sally
$2,200 $1,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Justin Sally
$2,800 $1,600 $8,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
In 896 Prince Arpad led the Magyar people over the Carpathians & entered this land, their permanent home
    $400 2
A snack: a sailor boy & his dog Bingo
    $400 20
Chambers of the heart squared
    $400 14
Dating from the 5th century B.C., this Asian philosopher's "Analects"
    $400 26
Nearby, or to shut
    $400 9
The song "Tears in Heaven", a moving tribute to his late son, is featured on his "Unplugged" CD
    DD: $3,000 7
Effective January 1, 1948, Italy's new constitution outlawed this political party
    $800 3
Dried fruit products: a brunette girl in a red bonnet holding a basket of grapes
    $800 21
Usual number of ribs divided by 8
    $800 15
This ancient Greek playwright's comedies, which include "The Frogs"
    $800 27
A fish, or a low, deep voice
    $800 10
A year & a half after its release, her debut album "The Fame" was still in the Billboard Top 10
    $1200 8
In 1816 Shaka became leader of this African people & embarked on a program of conquest
    $1200 4
Corn oil & other vegetable oils: an ear of corn
    $1200 22
Pairs of chromosomes times 2
    $1200 16
This German's 18th century coming of age classic "The Sorrows of Young Werther"
    $1200 28
A flaw, or to switch sides
    $1200 11
In 2010, 40 years after he died, this "Purple Haze" rocker was back on the charts with "Valleys of Neptune"
    $1600 18
Richard I negotiated a treaty with this Saracen, allowing Christian pilgrims to enter Jerusalem freely
    $1600 5
A motel chain: Sleepy Bear
    $1600 23
Permanent teeth divided by 2 then multiplied by 10
    $1600 17
Greek historian & soldier Thucydides' firsthand account "The History of" this peninsular war
    DD: $3,000 29
Nobly distinguished, or a month
    $1600 12
The deluxe edition of his "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" includes a bonus disc of a 1975 concert
    $2000 19
In 1669 this loose confederation of North German cities met for the last time
    $2000 6
Crisps: a man's face with a bushy mustache, parted bangs & a red bow tie
    $2000 25
Number of bones in the average adult human body plus zero
    $2000 24
This Swiss-French writer's 18th century political covenant "The Social Contract"
    $2000 30
As one syllable: grumpy; as 2 syllables: a motorized bicycle
    $2000 13
This title of a Grammy-winning Springsteen album includes the name of the "Grapes of Wrath" protagonist

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Justin Sally
$12,400 $16,800 $19,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1950 he answered a Time magazine article on him, & a common criticism, with a telegram reading, "No chaos damn it"

Final scores:

Dan Justin Sally
$14,601 $25,300 $33,601
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $33,601

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dan Justin Sally
$12,400 $13,200 $17,400
17 R,
2 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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Game tape date: 2010-09-29
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