Show #4635 - Friday, October 29, 2004

Ken Jennings game 63.
Ken gets his tenth consecutive correct Final Jeopardy! response.


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Sandy Grimwade, a publisher from Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Brian Shipley, a historian originally from Toronto, Canada

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 62-day cash winnings total $2,095,301)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
April 9, 1865, Appomattox Court House:
These 2 leaders
    $200 1
God breathed life into some of this to create Adam & told Adam he'd return to it
    $200 6
The 1987 gov't safety guidelines for these 2-word backyard items included a max temperature of 104 degrees
    $200 11
A loud, resonant sound, or a time of prosperity
    $200 16
Yoko Ono married him in 1969
    $200 26
This hormone secreted by the pancreas controls your carbohydrate metabolism
    $400 22
July 29, 1981, St. Paul's Cathedral:
This couple (& 2,700 of their guests)
    $400 2
God made Eve while Adam was doing this
    $400 7
Some scientists think this "hot Earth" phenomenon is natural; others think it's caused by human activity
    $400 12
Trucks in reverse do this to signal people behind them; the Rostra obstacle sensing system does it to alert the driver
    $400 17
This son was born in 1975
    $400 27
A carbohydrate contains 4 of these energy units per gram, as opposed to 9 for a gram of fat
    $600 23
July 20, 1969, Mare Tranquillitatus:
These 2 men
    $600 3
In Chapter 41, Pharaoh tells Joseph about his dream about 14 of these, half fat, half lean
    $600 8
The temperature in Tirat Tsvi in this country reached 129 in 1942 (& you thought the West Bank was a hot spot)
    $600 13
A baserunner reacting quickly is said to be "off with" this "of the bat"
    $600 18
The Grammy-winning "Double" album she co-created in 1980
    $600 28
The main component of the cell walls of plants, this complex carbohydrate is what termites eat
    $800 24
June 25, 1876, the Montana Territory:
This lt. col., under Gen. Alfred Terry, & his 200-man unit
    $800 4
Chapter 1 says God placed the lights in this “of the heaven”
    DD: $2,000 9
Temperatures on this planet can range from -280 degrees to 800 degrees in a single day
    $800 14
A feud ensued in the 1840s when Edwin Forrest made this sibilant sound watching rival actor William Macready
    $800 19
Yoko's song "Hiroshima Sky Is Always Blue" was released in this year, 50 years after the first atomic bomb
    $800 29
The name of this variety of complex carbohydrate comes from an Old German word meaning "to be rigid"
    $1000 25
November 20, 1975, Madrid:
This head of state becomes dead; he still is
    $1000 5
We don't know what Noah did before the flood, but afterward he grew these
    $1000 10
Also a type of salmon, it's a strong, hot & dry wind that comes from the Rocky Mountains
    $1000 15
Some dictionaries give "thump" as a synonym of this dull sound that's often on the same page
    $1000 20
The current Japanese emperor who was an elementary school classmate of Yoko's
    $1000 30
Carbohydrates are predominantly made up of these three elements

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

Ken Brian Sandy
$4,800 $200 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Brian Sandy
$11,000 $2,600 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 8
This famous brother, the younger of the two, flew into the world in Dayton, Ohio on August 19, 1871
    $400 16
For "The Odd Couple"
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew walks on the CIA seal in CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA.) On the CIA seal, the global directions from which information comes are symbolized by this sixteen-pointed star
    $400 1
The bulb used in cooking rarely produces seeds; most people break it into cloves & plant them
    $400 6
This former Disney executive has produced films like "Shrek" & "Chicken Run"
    $400 21
Models of this British motorcycle include the Tiger, Bonneville & Daytona 600
    $800 9
Floridians might be surprised to find Dayton is on a low floodplain of this "Great" river
    $800 17
For "Cyrano de Bergerac"
    $800 27
Only the President can direct the CIA to start a covert action, & it's usually at the recommendation of this council
    $800 2
One of these on a rose plant may have over 300,000 stomata, or pores
    $800 7
These spunky kids drawn by Rudolph Dirks debuted in the comics in 1897
    $800 22
This clear, watery, circulating fluid removes bacteria & certain proteins from tissues of the human body
    $1200 13
Life was "A Bowl of Cherries" for this Dayton-born author, who also penned a column called "At Wit's End"
    $1200 18
For "Mister Roberts"
    $1200 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew points to a keyboarded box in a museum exhibit in CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA.) This code machine, whose name is from the Greek for "to speak in riddles", was cracked by the Poles in 1939
    $1200 3
So named because some mimic animal sensibilities, this plant shares its name with a popular brunch potent potable
    $1200 10
Both Joel Grey & this "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" actress started out with the last name Katz
    $1200 23
Named for a god, it can simply be any touring car, or a light, 4-wheeled open carriage drawn by 2 horses
    $1600 14
In 1879 Dayton's James Ritty made a "mechanical drawer" that was developed into NCR products; NCR, "National" this
    $1600 19
For "A Man for All Seasons"
    $1600 29
This 1950s CIA director was a stern Cold Warrior like his brother the Secretary of State
    $1600 4
It's the genus of the plant known as marijuana
    $1600 11
Sir Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize for his work on these chemicals that send nerve impulses across a synapse
    DD: $2,600 24
From the Arabic for "successor", he's the secular & religious head of a Muslim state
    $2000 15
1995's Dayton Accords aimed to end the conflict in this double-named country
    $2000 20
For "Amadeus"
    $2000 30
The atrium at CIA headquarters has a model of the plane in which this man was shot down by the Soviets in 1960
    DD: $2,000 5
If you'd like to produce your own saffron, you have to plant a species of this flower
    $2000 12
New York artist Alan Katz was a leader of this "New" style of art & captured friends on canvas like Elaine de Kooning
    $2000 25
Written to an associate, it's the shortest of Paul's epistles

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Brian Sandy
$25,600 $7,000 $9,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"The Babysitter Murders" was the working title for this 1978 thriller

Final scores:

Ken Brian Sandy
$30,000 $5,300 $5,100
63-day champion: $2,125,301 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Brian Sandy
$26,600 $7,000 $9,600
35 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
0 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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Game tape date: 2004-08-17
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