Show #6836 - Monday, May 12, 2014

Battle of the Decades semifinal game 1.


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Chuck Forrest, an attorney for the UN IFAD from Marino, Italy

Russ Schumacher, a university professor from Fort Collins, Colorado

Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Sanskrit texts call this ocean Ratnakara, the Mine of Jewels
    $200 18
In London Paula Radcliffe ran a 2:15:25 in this race in 2003; it's still the world record
    $200 30
Members of the agave, lily & cactus families are this type of plant whose fleshy leaves are able to store water
    $200 16
In 2013 Variety reported "This is the End" was the last movie rented from this once-mighty chain
    $200 15
In the one-man show "You're Welcome America", Will Ferrell spoofed this president
    $200 12
Where to vacay? This Mediterranean region:
    $400 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a globe on the monitor.) From the shores of Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean stretches north over 9,000 miles to this narrow passage
    $400 22
In 2009, on her back, feet first, American Erin Hamlin broke a 16-year German reign in this winter sport
    $400 9
Looking for a climber with fragrant flowers? Plant the star type of this shrub
    $400 26
In 2009 service was no longer state of the art at the last brick & mortar stores of this alliterative electronics chain
    $400 13
The singing killers & would-be killers of "Assassins" include Oswald, Booth & this 1980s attempter
    $400 17
Type of agreement made before the vows:
    $600 3
Originally an adjective, it's now a noun referring to a deep-sea vessel like a submarine or bathyscaphe
    $600 23
At the '88 Worlds, skater Kurt Browning was the first in competition to land a jump with this many revolutions
    $600 7
This hybrid lemon tree bears the surname of the guy from the U.S.D.A. who brought it to the U.S. in 1908
    $600 27
Let's go back in time--he made 9,000 of the cars named for him before running off the road in 1982
    $600 10
In 2014 Bryan Cranston made his Broadway debut in "All The Way", a drama about this president's first year in office
    $600 19
Pop its cork & get a
    $800 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) The Atlantic Ocean's deepest point, at about 27,500 feet, is located in the trench bearing the name of this island
    $800 24
In 2007 Merlene Ottey, born in this island nation known for sprinters, ran an 11.64 100 meters... at age 47
    $800 4
This flower does well in partial shade but can be exposed to full sun
    $800 28
In 1991 this "directional" airline flew off into the sunset after 64 years
    $800 11
"Politics & Poker" & "I Love a Cop" are songs in this musical about a big-city mayor
    $800 20
Endow a new chemistry building there:
    $1000 6
What scientists technically call insanely weird creatures live near hydrothermal these on the ocean floor
    $1000 25
In 6 straight world track & field championships 1983 to 1997, this Ukrainian was your winner in the pole vault
    $1000 8
This process of punching holes & removing small plugs of soil from a lawn helps to improve nutrient & water absorption
    $1000 29
In 2009 Toys "R" Us scooped up the remains of this 2-letter retailer
    DD: $4,400 14
It's Peter Morgan's play about a revealing series of 1977 interviews
    $1000 21
Your kid is one, even past infancy:

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

Ken Russ Chuck
$8,800 $1,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Russ Chuck
$15,000 $800 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

1950s EMMYS
    $400 18
The + a Jewish holiday in which the story of Exodus is retold + a musical term for a gradual increase in volume
    $400 3
This word denoting a counterpart is German & means "double-walker"
    $400 17
This American known for his portraits was born in Italy to the former Mary Newbold Singer
    $400 12
In a letter to a 5-year-old boy, she wrote the story of 4 little rabbits named Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail & Peter
    $400 22
Giant of American music
seen here
    $800 19
The + a Green Knight-battling Round Tabler + milk substitute for babies, such as Enfamil
    $800 6
Doctorate document
    $800 1
This French word for "lounge" was used for exhibits of artworks; famous ones were "d'Automne" & "des Independants"
    $800 13
(I'm Ben Mankiewicz
of Turner Classic Movies.
) Hitchcock's reply to an angry dad who wrote that his daughter was refusing to shower after seeing this 1960 film? "Send her to the dry cleaners"
    $800 24
PS can stand for picosecond, this fraction of a second
    $1200 11
The + our 9th president's last name + a "diplomatic" term for a correct method of medical treatment
    $1200 21
Grammatically, in "When Al headbutted a lamppost, he got a concussion", "Al" is this of "he", & Al is stupid
    $1200 2
Nature morte (literally "dead nature") is another name for this genre of painting
    $1200 9
His 1954 & 1955 Supporting Actor Emmys were for "The Jackie Gleason Show"
    DD: $6,000 14
This explorer wrote to his friend J.M. Barrie in 1912, "we have accomplished our object in reaching the Pole"
    $1200 25
This justice said of pornography, "I know it when I see it", & you'll know him when you see him
    $1600 20
The + a Mongol emperor's poetic palace + a type of papal teaching letter first issued in 1740
    DD: $4,800 7
Adjective for the perfect embodiment of something, or something a Dionne kid must have
    $1600 4
Da Vinci used both chiaroscuro & this, Italian for "smoked", to gradually transition hues
    $1600 8
He made 'em laugh & won for his "Colgate Comedy Hour" work
    $1600 15
In this 1845 story, the stolen title object has been hidden in plain sight
    $2000 23
The + a 35-year "Price is Right" host + an act of reasoning from the general to the specific
    $2000 26
From the Latin for "uncertain", it refers to a judgment based on one's whim rather than on a rule
    $2000 5
Joseph Cornell took these small display cases into the realm of Surrealist art
    $2000 10
In 1952 this comedian won the "Best Actor" Emmy; in 2014 his "hour" came as he passed away at 91
    $2000 16
He wrote to his muse Georgia O'Keeffe, "How I wanted to photograph you--the hands--the mouth--& eyes"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Russ Chuck
$18,600 $1,600 $15,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Written about the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, a Kipling poem said, "Take up" this now-controversial phrase

Final scores:

Ken Russ Chuck
$30,401 $0 $26,200
Finalist 3rd place: $25,000 2nd place: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Russ Chuck
$21,200 $1,600 $12,000
32 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
3 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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Game tape date: 2014-04-17
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