Show #6079 - Thursday, February 3, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "What is Watson?"


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Marty Christy, a language arts middle school teacher from Alexandria, Virginia

Mai Do-Burrous, a stay-at-home mother from New York, New York

Fred Cofone, a copy editor from Old Greenwich, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

"M.C." 5
    $200 16
An unflattering version of ex-girlfriend Maria Beadnell appeared in his "Little Dorrit"
    $200 1
Picked West Point as the site for the U.S. Military Academy
    $200 24
"They sewed ____ ____ together, and made themselves aprons"
    $200 19
Don't own no pickup truck / They make me go fetal / Just like to scoot around / In this company's Beetle
    $200 4
He's worth every penny as Alfred Pennyworth in "The Dark Knight"
    $200 8
It can mean undistinguished or one walking as opposed to driving
    $400 17
Her relationship with writer Vita Sackville-West would inspire the play "Vita and Virginia"
    $400 2
Sent Lewis & Clark off to see the country
    $400 25
"And the Lord set a mark upon ____, lest any finding him should kill him"
    $400 20
& I'm proud to be / From this country / Where at least I know I'm free / From Halifax to Kamloops / It's the place for you & me!
    $400 5
The parents of this 52nd governor of New York immigrated to the U.S. from Salerno, Italy
    $400 9
Bridgeport is the largest city in this northeastern state
    $600 18
James Hilton's father, a school headmaster, was an inspiration for the title character in "Goodbye, Mr." him
    $600 3
Was married twice
    $600 26
"And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have ____ over the fish of the sea"
    $600 21
Workin' on Wall Street / Sure takes its toll / But a ski trip to this country's Davos or Gstaad / Is good for the soul
    $600 13
This child star got his first on-screen kiss in "My Girl"
    $600 10
Verb meaning to introduce a disease-producing agent for the purpose of creating resistance
    DD: $800 29
Her only published work under her real name, Mary Ann Evans, was a translation of "Essence of Christianity"
    $800 6
Eliminated the tax on whiskey & sent a naval expedition against the Barbary pirates
    $800 27
"There were ____ in the earth in those days"
    $800 22
I don't like beer / I like my drinks pretty / Like this vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice & lime juice one / On "Sex & the City"
    $800 14
Edgar Degas' style influenced that of this female American Impressionist
    $800 11
9-letter adjective literally applying to one in the womb; it's used of a project just getting started
    $1000 7
Appointed Oliver Ellsworth Chief Justice
    $1000 28
"And God set them in the ____ of the heaven to give light upon the earth"
    $1000 23
You won't find me at the barbecue / 'Cause I don't eat no legs / I'm on this 5-letter diet / Not even dairy & eggs
    $1000 15
The film "Gigi" gave him his signature song "Thank Heaven For Little Girls"
    $1000 12
This small fault or offense is from both Spanish & Italian for "sin"

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

Fred Mai Marty
$200 $3,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Fred Mai Marty
$5,200 $3,800 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 4
The City of Worms, where Martin Luther refused to recant in 1521, is a port on this German river
    $400 5
She & hubby Will Arnett played a sister-&-brother ice skating team in "Blades of Glory"
    $400 26
Kathleen Kenyon's excavation of this city mentioned in Joshua showed the walls had been repaired 17 times
    $400 15
A tiny terrier:
    $400 3
A deep ravine that's often dry in the summer, it shares its name with a "grand" dam in Washington state
    $400 1
Established as part of the New Deal, it's the TVA for short
    $800 12
This ocean's deepest point, more than 23,000 feet, is in the Java Trench
    $800 6
Anna Torv & Mark Valley played lovers on this eerie Fox show & married in real life in 2008
    $800 30
This mystery author & her archaeologist hubby dug in hopes of finding the lost Syrian city of Urkesh
    $800 16
An ape:
    $800 10
This layer of rock between the Earth's core & crust makes up about 85 percent of the planet's mass
    $800 2
In the King James Bible, the Book of Psalms says, "Yea, though I walk through" this, "I will fear no evil"
    DD: $2,000 20
This large Central American lake that shares its name with a country has some of the world's few freshwater sharks
    $1200 28
After 7 months of marriage, Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men" & Fred Armisen of this late night staple separated
    $1200 29
At the Olduvai Gorge in 1959, she & hubby Louis found a 1.75 million-year-old Australopithecus boisei skull
    $1200 17
A fish-catching bird:
    $1200 11
From the Greek for "without shape", this term refers to rocks & minerals that have no crystalline structure
    DD: $1,200 7
Where Tut rested undisturbed until 1922
    $1600 21
The only major river that flows both north & south across the equator is this second-longest river in Africa
    $1600 27
His wife Jennifer Carpenter plays his sister on "Dexter"
    $1600 24
Harriet Boyd Hawes was the first woman to discover & excavate a Minoan settlement on this island
    $1600 18
A member of the weasel family:
    $1600 13
Lamina is a layer in this type of rock that is less than 1 cm. in thickness & is visually separable from other layers
    $1600 8
Fragrant perennial with a 4-word name seen here
    $2000 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a globe on the monitor.) Exactly two-thirds of the way south from the equator, you can circumnavigate the world without ever crossing land at this latitude
    $2000 22
This "All My Children" star had all his children--Michael, Lola & Joaquin--with wife Kelly Ripa
    $2000 23
At Mt. Carmel in Israel, Dorothy Garrod was the first to find this prehistoric human skeleton outside of Europe
    $2000 19
A crocodilian:
    $2000 14
"Bovine" term for a crescent-shaped lake formed in an abandoned river bend
    $2000 9
Spencer Johnson of "Who Moved My Cheese?" fame wrote a book about life's ups & downs titled these opposites

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Fred Mai Marty
$21,200 $10,600 -$400
(lock-tie game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Since the 1600s this 8-letter word has meant men of letters; a punning form of it refers to celebrities

Final scores:

Fred Mai Marty
$21,200 $0 -$400
2-day champion: $24,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Fred Mai Marty
$20,400 $10,600 -$400
24 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
17 R,
4 W
6 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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Game tape date: 2010-10-26
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