Show #6614 - Thursday, May 23, 2013


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Mike Lewis, a systems engineer from Bloomington, Minnesota

Julia Lent, a government affairs director originally from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Scott Singer, an attorney from Boca Raton, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $40,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...the writer of the song.)
(Joe Biden: I'm Joe Biden, with clues about the office of the vice presidency and some of my predecessors.)
    $200 10
The library's Manhattan location is at 42nd Street & this famous thoroughfare
    $200 21
Genesis 11:3 says the people who built this structure had brick for stone & slime for mortar
    $200 18
"Ruby Tuesday"
(both men, please)
    $200 26
This "chatty" Mattel girl's name can be spelled from the letters in "chatty"
    $200 2
A Bronx cheer is also known as this fruit
    $200 3
(Vice President Biden delivers the clue.) In 1789, as this man became the first VP, he said that he was more used to engaging in debates than presiding over them
    $400 1
To enter the main branch, you can pass between 2 statues of these named patience & fortitude
    $400 22
Like Pisa, Edam in this country boasts a Leaning Tower; its carillon dates from 1561
    $400 19
2012, with Yoo Gun Hyung:
"Gangnam Style"
    $400 27
Cepia released these "Pets" in time to empty parental wallets at Christmas 2009
    $400 7
A New Zealander
    DD: $1,000 4
(Vice President Biden delivers the clue.) The vice president is a member of the Board of Regents of this, "America's Attic"
    $600 6
Among portraits on display is one of John Jacob Astor IV, probably the richest victim of this early 20th century disaster
    $600 23
This largest Alberta city has a very nice tower, though it's only about a third the height of the one in Toronto
    $600 12
"Peggy Sue"
(along with Jerry Allison & Norman Petty)
    $600 14
This disparaging term is used for a small country whose economy is mostly dependent on its fruit exports
    $600 5
(Vice President Biden delivers the clue.) The first VP to become president on the death of the incumbent, this man shocked many by insisting on wielding the full presidential powers
    $800 8
In 1901 this steel baron donated millions to the library to help establish 39 branches around the city
    $800 24
The Memorial Jose Marti, a 358-foot marble tower in the Plaza de la Revolucion, is the highest point in this world capital
    $800 17
"(Just Like) Starting Over"
    $800 15
This tropical fruit is slang for a grenade because of its similar shape & crisscross pattern
    $800 13
(Vice President Biden delivers the clue.) Since 1974 the official residence of the vice president has been on the grounds of this astronomical agency of the United States
    $1000 9
The library's holdings include this female author's walking stick; do they keep it in "A Room of One's Own"?
    $1000 25
In 2009 its name was changed to the Willis Tower
    $1000 20
"Waiting On The World To Change"
    $1000 16
This 2-word term for pretended disdain for what you can't have is from Aesop's fable about a fox in a vineyard
    $1000 11
(Vice President Biden delivers the clue.) In 1832, after ticking off President Jackson & defending a state's right to nullify an act of the Congress, this proud Southerner became the first vice president to resign

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Scott Julia Mike
$4,000 $2,200 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Julia Mike
$7,000 $3,000 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Those two letters, "I-E", in that order, will appear twice in each correct response.)
    $400 1
E.L. James:
"____ Shades of Grey"
    $400 11
Gary Ross wrote the screenplay for this film in which Tobey Maguire played Jockey Red Pollard
    $400 16
In the 1806 Confederation of this river, Napoleon united all the states of Germany except for Austria & Prussia
    $400 17
The AD100 is an annual list of the best in design from this magazine
    $400 22
One method to show movies this way divides the image into red & blue parts that your brain combines
    $400 6
This rhyming handheld communications device was developed originally in WWII
    $800 2
Nathaniel Hawthorne:
"The House of the ____ Gables"
    $800 30
In 2011 this toothy-grinned actor was a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice"
    $800 12
In a 1520s revolt called these humble farming folks' war, 100,000 of them were killed
    $800 18
Bill Moggridge set the standard with his design for this: a clamshell case with a hinged lid that folded over a keyboard
    $800 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) Stick two forks together, insert a toothpick into the tines & you'll find that you can balance it on the side of a glass; it's a method of finding the center of this & it looks cool
    $800 7
"Religious" precedes this 3-word term for Quakers
    $1200 3
Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
"____ Years of Solitude"
    $1200 29
He's played Sirius Black & Gotham's Lt. Jim Gordon
    $1200 13
When Hitler declared himself der Fuhrer in August 1934, he repudiated this 1919 treaty & began rearmament
    $1200 19
This Greek olive gets its name from the Greek city of its (& Yanni's) birth
    $1200 23
It's annoying when you walk across carpet & touch metal but helpful when Xerox machines use it to make copies
    $1200 8
A form of instrumental blues, or the "bugle boy of company B"
    $1600 4
Arthur Conan Doyle:
"The Sign of ____"
    DD: $6,400 27
This actor is in the Lt. Dan Band
    $1600 14
Jealous of this chancellor's fame, Wilhelm II forced him to resign on March 18, 1890
    $1600 20
In 2012 Xi Jinping succeeded this man as head of China's Communist Party
    $1600 24
Defined as a system of particles uniformly distributed in a gas, it's used in spray paint
    $1600 9
In 1954 this Vietnam village was the site of the decisive battle of the first Indochina war
    $2000 5
Khaled Hosseini:
"A ____ Splendid Suns"
    $2000 28
Seen here, he was exquisitely obnoxious as boss Bill Lumbergh in "Office Space"
    DD: $2,400 15
In 1919 the National Assembly met in this city to write a new constitution & establish a federal republic
    $2000 21
Sealy uses this 2-letter symbol on the NYSE, perhaps to represent a user of one of its mattresses
    $2000 25
Have fun with the over 300-year-old "3-body problem", determining the motions of these 3 bodies based only on mutual gravity
    $2000 10
In the "Nibelungenlied", he's the son of Siegmund & Sieglinde

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Julia Mike
$21,000 $6,200 $25,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1816 Francisco Goya published a series of 33 etchings called "La Tauromaquia", depicting this activity

Final scores:

Scott Julia Mike
$16,999 $5,200 $35,000
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $35,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Scott Julia Mike
$20,600 $5,600 $20,200
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
7 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $46,400

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Game tape date: 2013-01-09
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