Show #6767 - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 1980s game 2.


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Andrew Westney, a sports business writer from Charlotte, North Carolina

Leszek Pawlowicz, a shovel bum from Flagstaff, Arizona

Leslie Frates, a retired Spanish teacher from Hayward, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 13
The Suez Canal is opened & the Emancipation Proclamation is issued
    $200 16
Part 1 of a trilogy:
A gold mockingjay pin
    $200 8
In 2012 this Portland native revealed that Springfield, home of "The Simpsons", is named after Springfield, Oregon
    $200 6
"You're saying I could be stuck in Wichita?" asks Steve Martin in this film
    $200 7
In 2008 Toyota ended this company's 77-year reign as the world's top automaker
    $200 1
It precedes hurrah, -ditch & straw
    $400 14
The first successful human heart transplant & the invention of 8-track tapes
    $400 19
A sci-fi novel:
A man in a newspaper suit is on fire
    $400 21
An annual 10k road race in Coos Bay honors this track star who died young
    $400 23
"Sixteen Candles" was written with a picture of this Hughes muse on John's bulletin board
    $400 9
Since 1957 Standard & Poor's has had an index of this many stocks
    $400 2
5-letter word for the last newspaper edition published on a day
    $600 15
Ray Kroc opens the first franchised McDonald's
    $600 20
A 1920s classic:
A woman's eyes in which the irises are reclining nudes over a metropolitan skyline at night
    $600 22
Her characters Beezus & Ramona Quimby live on Klickitat Street, a real street near her childhood home in Portland
    $600 24
This film takes place entirely on a single Saturday in a high school
    $600 10
In 1967 this company's holdings included 2 peewee Nebraska insurance companies; now it owns GEICO
    $600 3
In logic it's a result inferred from the premises of an argument
    $800 17
Conan Doyle introduces Sherlock Holmes
    DD: $2,000 26
From 1969:
The puppeteer's hand holds the control piece, with the strings attached to the title
    $800 25
Presented by his foundation, "the Oscars of the food world" are named for this late chef & author
    $800 28
Danny DeVito was considered for the title role of "Uncle Buck", but this man got the part
    $800 11
In 2013 Facebook dangled $3 billion in cash in front of this photo-messaging company, which said no
    $800 4
A certain cyborg, or the dividing line between the illuminated & unilluminated part of the Moon
    $1000 18
Leonardo da Vinci paints "The Last Supper"
    $1000 27
An iconic cover for an iconic novel:
The title in yellow & a line drawing of a carousel horse dominating a slice of New York City
    $1000 30
A Pasadena, California museum bears the name of this Oregon-born industrialist & art collector
    $1000 29
1988 film about a pair of newlyweds preparing for parenthood
    $1000 12
This giant Peoria-based company purchased ERA Mining Machinery in 2012
    $1000 5
It comes between "you" & "me" in a Tom Cruise movie line

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

Leslie Leszek Andrew
$400 $4,600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Leszek Andrew
$3,000 $6,400 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Boy, that sounds weird.)
    $400 1
To this state whose motto is "Industry"
    $400 7
Born in the year 2230, he was the son of an Earth mother & a Vulcan diplomat
    $400 12
This synonym for "insolvent" comes partly from a Latin word for "broken"
    $400 26
E=mc2 was conceived by this man
    $400 21
A surrealist word game produced the phrase "cadavre exquis", which lives on in the name of the journal "Exquisite" this
    $400 6
If it's big, this yummy creature may be called a prawn
    $800 2
To the Black Sea port of Odessa in this country
    $800 8
Of the 6 main characters on "Friends", these 2 were brother & sister
    DD: $4,000 13
If you grasp all the symbols seen here at a glance, this field must be your hobby
    $800 30
The "E" stands for energy, particularly this type, from the Greek for "moving"
    $800 22
He painted a pipe with the baffling caption "This is not a pipe"
    $800 17
Clarinetist Dave Tarras was "the king of" this music style of Ashkenazi Jews
    $1200 3
To Lucknow, capital of this Indian province
    $1200 9
TV viewers are keen on Megan Boone as FBI profiler Liz Keen & James Spader as Red Reddington on this drama
    $1200 14
In this type of composition, like Brahms' Opus 79, the "H" is silent
    $1200 29
E=mc2 refuted the old laws of this "of mass" & "of energy"--m & E aren't fixed in total quantity but can be converted
    $1200 23
This French surrealist made the 1946 film "Beauty and the Beast"
    $1200 18
This title TV guy made the confession "Squidward, I used your clarinet to unclog my toilet!"
    $1600 4
To this Texas city that Vice President John Nance Garner called home
    $1600 10
Before there was Castle, there was Jessica Fletcher, who penned mysteries & solved them on this series
    $1600 15
Flecks of fat in a steak
    DD: $10,000 28
The equation would never have made it big in its original version, which was conceived as the equivalent m = this
    $1600 24
Surrealism popped up in '80s music as this band's song "Debaser" took off from Bunuel's film "Un chien andalou"
    $1600 19
Tilapia is known in Israel as this apostle's fish; tradition holds he caught one & found a coin in its mouth
    $2000 5
To this African river formed by the confluence of the Bomu & the Uele
    $2000 11
On BBC America, Idris Elba plays this brilliant but self-destructive detective
    $2000 16
A light-giving celestial body, or someone eminent in his or her field
    $2000 27
The equation's insight into the behavior of light was an extension of the work of this 3-named Scot around 1870
    $2000 25
"Dog Barking at the Moon" is by this countryman of Picasso & Dali who ran with the Surrealists in the 1920s
    $2000 20
Thrilled by the recently invented instrument, he wrote the quintet heard here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Leszek Andrew
$13,800 $25,600 $13,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Readers' letters to this author about her 1948 short story asked where the title event was held & if they could go & watch

Final scores:

Leslie Leszek Andrew
$3,999 $28,000 $27,200
3rd place: $5,000 Quarterfinalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leslie Leszek Andrew
$10,600 $17,200 $12,400
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2013-12-17
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