Show #6839 - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Battle of the Decades final game 1.


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Roger Craig, a data scientist from Brooklyn, New York

Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington

Brad Rutter, an actor and producer from Hollywood, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
In the 2006 World title match, the challenger accused the champ of consulting a computer during visits to this room
    $200 16
Some small beach birds are called peeps instead of these "pipers"
    $200 21
Take advantage, "make ____ while the sun shines"
    $200 26
It's the gradual accustoming of a child to take nourishment other than by nursing
    $200 11
This river enters Idaho through the Palisades Reservoir on the Wyoming border
    $200 1
2013's "20 Feet from Stardom" is about women in this musical profession
    $400 10
Aron Nimzovich once jumped on a table & screamed, "Why must I lose to this idiot!"--how like a GM, one of these
    $400 17
There's a reptile in the name of this small, wild pigeon known for its cooing
    $400 22
No way, no how, "not for all the tea in ____"
    $400 27
To be "tied" to these even though someone is grown up means to still be controlled by a parent
    $400 12
Vermont's lowest point is 95 feet above sea level on the shore of this lake
    $400 2
"Religulous", featuring this atheistic host of HBO's "Real Time", has just a bit of an agenda
    $600 9
Some of our champions know how this champion felt when he lost a 1997 match to IBM's Deep Blue computer
    $600 18
Though the emu is taller, this relative is the heaviest bird in Australia
    $600 23
Time flies, in Latin, "____ ____"
    $600 28
From a Germanic word for "hatching", it's a large group of kids from one family
    $600 15
This Rockies Ridge splits the waters of the Western U.S. into westward & eastward flowing
    $600 3
Emily Stagg, S-T-A-G-G, is one of the stars of this 2002 film
    $800 8
A 1978 match saw claims that this type of 16-letter "beyond the mind" expert was using telepathy to confuse 1 player
    $800 19
Made popular by the movie "Happy Feet", this species was named for the wife of a French explorer
    $800 24
From Ben Franklin:
"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are ____"
    $800 29
Infant wrappers mentioned in the King James Version of Luke 2
    DD: $3,200 14
The snowy dome of this tallest volcano in the lower 48 states is often shrouded in clouds
    $800 4
He directed "The Thin Blue Line" & the 2013 Donald Rumsfeld portrait "The Unknown Known"
    $1000 7
Cosmo selected this 22-year-old Norwegian, the new world champ, as one of its Sexiest Men of 2013
    $1000 20
All the little birdies go tweet, tweet, tweet because they have this vocal organ, also a name for a panpipe
    $1000 25
From Proverbs 11, "He that troubleth his own house shall ____ ____ ____"
    $1000 30
Where did the years go? Time to fill out a FAFSA form to help junior do this
    $1000 13
Pasca, a Native American word for bread, gave this Gulf Coast city its name
    $1000 5
"Harlan County, USA" from 1976 marched with striking coal miners in this state

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

Brad Ken Roger
$0 $800 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Ken Roger
$2,000 $3,200 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you a historic date. You tell us the most important event that occurred on that date.)
(Alex: Each correct response will end in the three letters "I-U-M". Trebekium. That's an example.)
    $400 19
In "Gorboduc", one of England's earliest plays in this genre, Porrex kills his brother; then their mother kills him
    $400 22
Cerumen is the medical name for this, so be careful with the Q-tips
    $400 25
The body of this Russian leader has been on display in Moscow since his death in 1924
    $400 30
April 14, 1865
    $400 29
This Chrissie Hynde band covered The Persuaders' "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate"
    $400 24
    $800 18
Thomas Kyd helped establish the unrhyming form called this verse on the English stage
    DD: $10,200 16
Doctors use this 5-letter term for swelling or bloating in the body due to an excess build-up of fluid
    $800 26
Tell T.C. & Rick to keep it down! It's time for this TV show whose theme is heard here
    $800 27
August 15, 1945
    $800 28
Heroin addiction is a theme of "Hateful", a tune on this band's album "London Calling"
    $800 23
This 11-letter part of a funeral home will really burn you up
    $1200 3
In John Lyly's 1595 play "The Woman in the Moon", shepherds ask Nature to create this first woman of Greek myth
    $1200 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a chromosome chart on the monitor.) Charted here, a baby typically receives 23 pairs of chromosomes, 1 of each copied from each parent, but when there's an extra copy of chromosome 21, this condition is the result
    $1200 20
This Ohio-based company has more than 2,400 stores, including Ralphs & Dillons, in 31 states
    $1200 21
May 29, 1453
    $1200 7
While serving in the Army during WWI, Irving Berlin was inspired to write the song "Oh! How I Hate To" do this
    $1200 4
Expensive gasoline, or a sum above the nominal value
    $1600 1
This author of "Every Man in His Humour" was apparently out of humor when he stabbed a man to death in 1598
    $1600 14
It might ring a bell that ringing in the ears is known medically by this 8-letter name
    $1600 12
For negotiating an Arab-Israeli truce, this U.N. diplomat became the first African-American to win a Nobel Peace Prize
    $1600 10
April 30, 1975
    $1600 8
This Joan Jett & The Blackhearts hit was the basis for "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night", the "SNF" theme song
    $1600 5
This arch separates a stage from another new element, the auditorium
    $2000 2
Ian McKellen calls this author's "Edward II" "perhaps the first drama ever written with a homosexual hero"
    $2000 15
From the Greek for "narrow", it's a narrowing of a duct or canal, especially the spinal canal
    $2000 17
In a Whitman poem, this 3-word title precedes "Blow! Bugles! Blow!"
    DD: $2,000 11
December 15, 1791
    $2000 9
This 2010 Gucci Mane song title rhymes with a popular sports drink
    $2000 6
Post-dinner convivial meeting for drinking & intellectual conversation in ancient Greece

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Ken Roger
$14,000 $12,000 -$800

Final Jeopardy! Round

1 of the 2 movies in the last 30 years, one a drama & one a comedy, to win Oscars for Best Actor & Best Actress

Final scores:

Brad Ken Roger
$10,000 $7,000 -$800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brad Ken Roger
$17,200 $12,000 $9,400
21 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R,
3 W
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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Game tape date: 2014-04-17
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