Show #6768 - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 1980s game 3.


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Leslie Shannon, a strategic market analyst from Espoo, Finland

Tom Nosek, an aerospace consultant from Torrance, California

Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from Grove City, Ohio and Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Of course we do.)
(Alex: We want you to name the city as we deal with...)
    $200 4
These are the regions within about 1,600 miles north & south of the equator
    $200 30
Its Commercial Appeal:
"Whither Beale Street? Take It to the River"
    $200 16
In art Saint Agnes is often depicted with this animal, "agnus" in Latin
    $200 10
A source, perhaps of knowledge or wisdom
    $200 11
He won an Emmy for portraying Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra"
    $200 24
I like that "It was raining" is the first line of a story about "Life" in this city where Henry mainly lived from 1876 on
    $400 5
The emmer type of this was one of the first cultivated crops over 10,000 years ago
    $400 29
Its World-Herald:
"Huskers Headed to Gator Bowl for Rematch with Georgia"
    $400 17
Embittered by Rome, this translator of the Vulgate took some virgins & went to the Holy Land for good
    $400 9
Moliere's "Tartuffe" is this type of comedy
    $400 12
This star of "Glee" made her Broadway debut at age 8 playing Cosette in "Les Miz"
    DD: $2,000 28
I like the symbolism in this novel, such as the shattering of the title object
    $600 6
North Dakota is a leading producer of this low-grade brown coal
    $600 19
Its Dispatch:
"Beagle Helps Ohio Zoos Tell If Polar Bear Pregnant"
    $600 23
A street festival in NYC's Little Italy is named this, after the saint also called Januarius
    $600 1
It can be a woman's dress or an old-fashioned coat for men
    $600 13
In the '90s his "you got the right one baby" Diet Pepsi commercials earned him a new generation of fans--uh huh!
    $600 27
I like the novel "What" this little girl "Knew", & the 2013 movie based on it too
    $800 7
This period, the "age of fishes", was named for a fossil-rich part of southwest England
    $800 18
Its Register:
"Branstad, Grassley Take Different Tacks on Tea Party"
    $800 22
Gregory of this is named for the French city where he lived, not for showing people around
    $800 2
It's a synonym for malodorous
    $800 14
She played the movie star on "Gilligan's Island"
    $800 26
Henry dealt with radical feminism in this novel whose title tells you it's set in Massachusetts
    $1000 8
This puny type of tide has the smallest difference between high & low
    $1000 21
Its Star:
"Ball State Freshman Sinks Half-Court Shot to Win Free Tuition"
    $1000 20
He founded an order & monastery at Monte Cassino, where he wrote his "Holy Rules"
    $1000 3
It's an antonym of tame for animals
    $1000 15
He won a 1965 Oscar for his dual role as a gunfighter & his evil, noseless twin brother in "Cat Ballou"
    $1000 25
I'd have liked to meet this "lady" that an 1881 novel is "the portrait" of

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

Richard Tom Leslie
$400 $200 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Tom Leslie
$5,400 $400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
We're not neutral about "Un ballo in maschera", about the assassination of a king of this Scandinavian country
    $400 1
This Russian president helped put down the 1991 coup that briefly imprisoned Mikhail Gorbachev
    $400 11
"Ocular" term for something unpleasant to see
    $400 27
The Sterns of New Jersey won a 1980s custody battle with the surrogate mother of Melissa, better known as "Baby" this
    $400 21
The idea for this 1954 Elia Kazan film came from a series of newspaper articles about corruption on the docks
    $400 16
Thunder Bay in Ontario, an arm of this Great Lake
    $800 7
Smitten by Mathilde Wesendonck, Wagner composed this lovey-dovey 1865 opera
    $800 2
In 1989 the Soviets left this country where they'd suffered 15,000 dead during a 10-year quagmire
    $800 12
This pea family crop is like steak to horses
    $800 28
The 1984 U.S. law mandating treatment of seriously ill newborns is known by this generic name
    $800 22
William Holden's acceptance speech upon winning the Oscar for playing a P.O.W. in this film was a terse "Thank you"
    $800 17
Mount Katahdin in this New England state
    $1200 8
In an 1893 opera, Lescaut seems to have no first name, but this sister of his does
    $1200 3
The name of this Soviet foreign minister during WWII became synonymous with a bottle bomb
    $1200 13
This palindromic male given name comes from a Germanic word meaning "rich"
    $1200 23
They're called whitecoats, & people got mad at Canada in the '80s for hunting them
    $1200 24
Steve McQueen's first starring role was in this film about a gelatinous mass from outer space
    $1200 18
The Museum of Porcelain on Grande Rue in this city just outside Paris, famous for making the stuff
    $1600 9
One of the many composers to write a "Faust" opera, he was buddies with Bizet
    $1600 4
This official Soviet news agency was the main news source for all newspapers & radio & TV stations
    $1600 14
This term for ignorant folks sounds like but is the opposite of illuminati
    $1600 29
She survived for 21 days in 1984 with a transplanted baboon heart
    $1600 25
This actress was a frequent presence in the films of John Ford
    DD: $3,000 19
The banks of this African river that flows between Zimbabwe & Zambia on its way to the Indian Ocean
    $2000 10
Like its heroine, "The Italian Girl in Algiers" did some traveling as this composer's first opera staged in France & Germany
    $2000 5
The USSR mounted a 1958 exhibit not of Norman Rockwell but of this left-wing artist with Rockwell as his first name
    $2000 15
From the Italian, it's heartburn or anxiety
    $2000 30
In 1981 Elizabeth Carr became the USA's first of these babies, with less fanfare than the one across the pond
    DD: $400 26
Leopoldine Konstantin tells Claude Rains, "We are protected by the enormity of your stupidity" in this Hitchcock film
    $2000 20
This country to gaze up at the cuneiform Behistun Inscription 300 feet up a sheer limestone cliff

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Tom Leslie
$2,600 $6,000 $3,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the element symbols that don't match the element's English name, this element's symbol is alphabetically 1st

Final scores:

Richard Tom Leslie
$5,200 $7,201 $0
2nd place: $5,000 (prize declined as a federal employee) Quarterfinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Richard Tom Leslie
$2,600 $6,400 $5,000
12 R,
8 W
12 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $14,000

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Game tape date: 2013-12-17
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