Show #6080 - Friday, February 4, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "Meet the Contestants"


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Kristi Springer, a proposal writer from Naperville, Illinois

Roger Mueller-Kim, a high school social studies teacher from Dublin, California

Fred Cofone, a copy editor from Old Greenwich, Connecticut (whose 2-day cash winnings total $24,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Term for the No. 1 wood, or the person using it
    $200 21
Joe Raposo wrote the words & music, but this character first sang, "It's Not Easy Being Green"
    $200 12
Now considered an environmental hazard, this refrigerant gas was discovered in the 1930s by Dr. Thomas Midgley
    $200 30
On film the members of "The Breakfast Club" were sentenced to it in the library
    $200 11
The name of this small member of the parrot family can contain a "qu" instead of a "k"
    $200 6
It goes from your eyebrows to your hairline
    $400 2
It's the 3-letter position of the ball & may be "good" or "bad" depending on the height of the grass
    $400 22
The Chinese have equated this green gemstone with purity & indestructibility
    $400 13
This state's many hazardous waste sites include Chemsol in Piscataway & Crompton in Perth Amboy
    $400 29
Wal-Mart opened the first one in 1983; today there are 47 million U.S. members
    $400 15
Seen here, & common in Hawaii, is the red-crested variety of this bird
    $400 7
A guy from out of town... way out of town
    $600 3
Sand & pitching are common varieties of these irons used to loft short shots
    $600 23
Green ones of these popularly come in jars, stuffed with almonds, anchovies or pimientos
    $600 14
Cancel the picnic--the international symbol for this is up ahead
    $600 28
Now a prestigious musical group, the glee club of this Boston-area school began in 1858 basically as a social club
    $600 16
Only 2 species of cranes are native to North America: the sandhill & this noisy one
    $600 8
A ground stroke, in tennis
    $800 4
A rare old gold coin, or an even rarer 3 under par on a single hole
    $800 24
Because Seattle is so lush & green, its official nickname is this city (it's a real gem)
    $800 18
The scuba diving hazard known as the bends results from this gas being released into the blood during a too rapid ascent
    $800 27
This band was ready to "Tumble 4 Ya" in a hit song from 1983
    $800 17
Share a laugh with this Aussie bird heard here
    $800 9
If you're leading an army or a movement, you're in this
    $1000 5
The closely mowed ring of grass around a putting green is called an apron or this out-there name
    DD: $1,200 25
The name of this element comes from the Greek for "light green"
    $1000 20
Hazard was the middle name of this Battle of Lake Erie hero; yellow fever was his fatal hazard 6 years later
    $1000 26
"Prosperity and opportunity through economic freedom" is the motto of the anti-tax "Club for" this
    $1000 19
For his service during WWI, Cher Ami, one of these useful birds, was awarded France's Croix de Guerre
    $1000 10
A male ancestor

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

Fred Roger Kristi
$3,200 $1,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Fred Roger Kristi
$4,800 $4,000 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: A tribute to their series [*] which airs Wednesday nights on PBS.)
(Alex: Each correct response beginning with a "Q".)
(Alex: You'll get a "six pack".)
    $400 26
The overlapping scales of these fish prevent algae from living there, & similar medical material may reject bacteria
    $400 2
The meat of this American game bird is white & delicately flavored
    $400 7
Born & died in Amherst:
    $400 1
"You're not going to drown, Jack." "Why, Rose?" "I have an inflatable life raft. I probably should've said something earlier"
    $400 20
As Emperor of this empire from 780 to 797, Constantine VI was so cruel his own mom deposed & blinded him
    $400 9
To summarize a complicated case, the attorney submitted a lengthy...
    $800 27
The ability to absorb stress makes metal this, an adjective in a Ford pickup ad slogan
    $800 17
This alkaloid from the bark of a tree is the base flavor in most bitters
    $800 8
Maybe this Brit's life could be the subject of a PBS special:
    $800 3
"I see dead people, Dr. Crowe... but you're not one of 'em. You're very, very much alive & happily married"
    $800 21
Shakespeare wrote not 1, not 2, but 3 plays about this guy
    $800 13
Only 52 degrees today in Tallahassee? That's a low...
    $1200 28
Materials that influence light waves to bend around them are a step toward a "cloak of" this, as in Harry Potter
    $1200 18
It's the Native American name for the East Coast hard-shell clam
    DD: $2,000 10
He was the "Ploughman Poet":
    $1200 4
Charlton Heston's Detective Thorn:
"It's lettuce. The secret ingredient is lettuce"
    $1200 22
Rodrigo Borgia became Alexander VI in this post in 1492
    DD: $1,800 14
Those diamonds are stolen! Or, in criminal slang, that's some hot...
    $1600 29
Making stuff smaller includes a pill with a camera taking 2 pictures a second of this tract--GI for short
    $1600 19
This "supergrain of the future" is considered a complete protein
    $1600 11
Her candle burned at both ends:
    $1600 5
"Forget it, Jake, it's... hold on--Evelyn's okay. The bullets missed her in the car. She's fine & the cops are letting her go"
    $1600 23
In "The King's Speech" Colin Firth plays this monarch who struggled with his stammer
    $1600 15
The Native American warrior who fled the battle was a cowardly...
    $2000 30
So light & strong, 1 pound could stretch around the Earth, the silk spiders spin to hang from is called this kind of line
    $2000 25
This 2-word Italian term means "four cheeses" & is used in a sauce made with--guess what--4 cheeses
    $2000 12
A fan of Xanadu:
    $2000 6
"Hold the execution. John Coffey's been found innocent. He is a free man."
"Phew. That was close"
    $2000 24
From 1910 to 1925 you could rendezvous with Rama VI, king of this Asian country
    $2000 16
Yom Kippur seemed to last forever; it was a slow...

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Fred Roger Kristi
$17,000 $10,400 $8,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

For decades Rolls-Royce also owned this luxury brand named for its founder; now both are produced by German companies

Final scores:

Fred Roger Kristi
$13,000 $17,401 $3,600
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $17,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Fred Roger Kristi
$17,600 $10,400 $10,600
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W
17 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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Game tape date: 2010-10-26
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