Show #6786 - Monday, March 3, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 1990s game 1.


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Eddie Timanus, a sportswriter from Oak Hill, Virginia

Babu Srinivasan, a history professor from Cypress, Texas

Rachael Schwartz, a bioscience Ph.D. program applicant from Mountain View, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: That will come up at the end of each response.)
THE 90s
    $200 23
The inspiration for this novel came when King's daughter's cat was killed by a passing truck
    $200 1
Sean Connery,
George Lazenby,
Timothy Dalton
    $200 16
Chronic or recurring pain in the lower back
    $200 21
The 91st one says, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty"
    $200 9 bills itself as "a better way to" keep one of these Internet diaries
    $200 4
This word for a massive explosion is Latin for "new"
    $400 27
Like "The Shining", "Misery" deals with a writer stuck in this U.S. state during winter
    $400 2
Sean Connery,
Kevin Costner,
Errol Flynn
    $400 17
Another name for graphite, it's also the name of several garden plants
    $400 22
93 is the atomic number of this element, the first transuranium one
    $400 10
See houses before they hit the market, or Zestimate the value of your home at this website
    $400 7
In 1924 a lava lake in this single-named Hawaiian volcano sank away, & major steam explosions occurred
    $600 28
"The Wizard and Glass" is one entry in this series
    $600 3
Sean Connery,
Clive Owen,
Graham Chapman
    $600 18
Ze plane, boss, ze plane--our faith in this kind of cult is being proved true!
    $600 24
Geeks rejoiced when the 95 version of this replaced version 3.1
    $600 11
This site sums itself up as "Real people. Real reviews"
    $600 8
Twinkle, twinkle... boom! In 2007 in Vegas, this hotel went down; as Sinatra sang, "Love is now the" this "of yesterday"
    $800 29
It's the full name of the town visited by vampires in "'Salem's Lot"
    DD: $500 5
Sean Connery,
Patrick Stewart,
Richard Harris
    $800 19
This one-word Latin motto of the state of Maine means "I lead"
    $800 25
On Space Shuttle mission STS-97, Marc Garneau, this nation's first astronaut in space, operated a giant robotic arm
    $800 12
The first online-only show to win a Golden Globe was "House of Cards" from this dot com
    $800 14
1907's Monongah mine explosion in this state buckled streets, collapsed buildings & claimed 362 lives
    $1000 30
These spirits of dead miners who try to warn the living of cave-ins may have inspired King's 1987 novel of the same name
    $1000 6
Sean Connery,
Richard Chamberlain,
Patrick Swayze
    $1000 20
The coat of soft hair that covers a newborn baby
    $1000 26
Manufactured between 1941 & 1996, the full-sized "98" was the flagship model of this General Motors division
    $1000 13
"Got a tip?" asks this celeb news site founded by Harvey Levin
    $1000 15
Henry was this man's first name; his artillery shell contained balls & a powder charge to burst the shell

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Rachael Babu Eddie
-$500 $400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rachael Babu Eddie
$1,700 $1,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

1990s NO. 1 HITS
(Alex: Each correct response beginning with that letter.)
    $400 26
50 years ago, February 9, it was live from New York as the Beatles played this TV show
    $400 21
Mount Mansfield in Vermont is the highest peak in these mountains
    $400 1
"The most trusted man in America", he ended his tenure as anchor of the CBS Evening News in 1981
    $400 12
Until it was phased out, antiknock gasoline contained this toxic metal
    $400 7
"Wild Wild West" was a chart-topper performed by this star of the 1999 movie
    $400 2
Toy company whose employees are always train-ing
    $800 27
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of this tanker's catastrophic oil spill in Prince William Sound
    $800 22
Beersheba is the largest city in this southern desert region of Israel
    $800 13
In 1989 Ayatollah Khomeini called this book blasphemous & condemned Salman Rushdie, its author, to death
    $800 14
About four-fifths of the Earth's atmosphere is this gas
    $800 8
Right Said Fred hit No. 1 with this 3-word title
    $800 3
Make up artist
    DD: $1,000 28
Happy 400th anniversary to this interracial couple who tied the knot in Jamestown
    $1200 23
Azerbaijan borders this country on the east; an enclave of Azerbaijan also borders it to the southwest
    $1200 18
In May 1969 he got within 10 miles of the lunar surface; in 1972 he was the last to walk on the Moon
    $1200 15
The 2 elements that are liquid at room temperature are mercury & this one, symbol Br
    $1200 9
"I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by this singer was tops for 5 weeks in 1993
    $1200 4
Book that settles accounts
    $1600 29
August 2014 is the 150th anniversary of his order, "Damn the torpedoes--full speed ahead!"
    $1600 24
It connects the Black Sea & the Sea of Marmara
    $1600 19
The Nationalist Party, which came to power in China in the 1920s, was also called this, KMT for short
    $1600 16
The name of this element is from the Greek word for "moon"
    $1600 10
The record co. wanted to lose the vocal effect as she sang, "Do You Believe In Life After Love?"; she said no & hit No. 1
    $1600 5
Mass medium
    $2000 30
It was 200 years ago that he published the first of his "Waverley" novels
    $2000 25
This city on the Arabian Sea is the capital of Pakistan's sindh province
    $2000 20
In 1924 Wyoming made her the first woman elected governor of a U.S. state
    DD: $1,000 17
This element is named for a mythological king for whom food was always just out of reach
    $2000 11
The first song to hit No. 1 in the '90s was "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You", emoted by this singer
    $2000 6
Rhine rock singer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rachael Babu Eddie
$10,500 $2,000 $14,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

He is the only 19th century president to serve 2 complete terms with the same vice president

Final scores:

Rachael Babu Eddie
$7,900 $0 $7,700
Quarterfinalist 3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rachael Babu Eddie
$12,200 $2,000 $14,400
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
4 W
19 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $28,600

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Game tape date: 2014-01-21
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