Show #6073 - Wednesday, January 26, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "What is a Grand Challenge?"

Contestants

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Ryan Nelson, a law student originally from Tampa, Florida

Tom Jennings, a maintenance mechanic from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gitta Neufeld, a Judaic teacher trainer from Far Rockaway, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE WRITER
THE PERFORMER
THE DIRECTOR
THE CAMERA MAN
THE PRODUCER
"ACTION"!
    $200 1
In 2010 he hit the shelves with his legal thriller "The Confession"
    $200 16
Patton Oswalt cooked up the voice of Remy the Rodent in this 2007 Pixar film
    $200 21
J. Edgar Hoover became the first director of the new FBI on March 22, 1935, serving this president
    $200 26
Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped a sailor kissing a nurse on the August 1945 day known as this
    $200 11
"Ho, ho, ho!" This jolly guy has appeared in ads for vegetables since 1928; the company was named for him in 1950
    $200 6
I try, & I try, but I can't get no this word meaning an act of gratification
    $400 2
In 1936 this Jazz Age author detailed his physical & spiritual collapse in "The Crack-Up"
    $400 17
From 1960 to 2010 Don Hastings played Bob Hughes on this "global" CBS soap opera
    $400 22
Born in this city in 1895, J. Edgar Hoover graduated from its National University law school in 1917
    $400 27
Certain Robert Mapplethorpe photos caused Congress to enact restrictions on grants given by this body
    $400 12
Robert Chesebrough produced a clear petroleum jelly & started selling it under this brand name in 1870
    $400 7
A decrease in economic activity; I couldn't bear it! I can't! I won't! I shan't!
    $600 3
Peru's version of "Super Mario", he won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature
    $600 18
Esai Morales lawyered up as Edward James Olmos' dad, Joseph Adama, in this "Battlestar Galactica" prequel
    $600 23
Hoover's many innovations included establishing a national bank for these biometric identifiers
    $600 28
John Filo, an undergrad at this Ohio school, won a 1971 Pulitzer after getting an iconic photo of a slain classmate
    $600 13
"Choosy moms choose" this brand of peanut butter
    $600 8
2-word "atomic" term for a series of events in which each event is the result of the one preceding & the cause of the next
    $800 4
Muriel Spark's 1961 novel about an eccentric Edinburgh teacher detailed "The Prime of Miss" this
    $800 19
J.K. Simmons, seriously evil in "Oz", brought it down to "not so nice" as publisher J. Jonah Jameson in this 2002 film
    $800 24
In the 1960s Hoover expanded his COINTELPRO plan to harass & disrupt this Southern extremist white power group
    $800 29
Steve McCurry took a photo of an Afghan girl for this venerated magazine in 1984, then reunited with her 17 years later
    $800 14
This brand's Wienermobile dates back to 1936
    $800 9
Rotting, or the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter by bacteria
    $1000 5
This man who penned "A la recherche du temps perdu" suffered from asthma
    $1000 20
This "Some Like It Hot" co-star who died in 2010 turned to Matisse-influenced art in later years
    $1000 25
Among those Hoover's FBI tracked down & killed was this young-looking brute, in November 1934
    DD: $1,000 30
He told the Warren Commission of a nightmare in which his film plays out until its violent end & he snaps awake
    $1000 15
This superpremium ice cream brand produces a line called Five--with only (you guessed it) 5 ingredients
    $1000 10
For federal contracts, this 2-word employment term was first used in an order issued by JFK in 1961

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

Gitta Tom Ryan
$3,200 $2,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gitta Tom Ryan
$7,000 $2,600 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

CONSTELLATIONS
1980s NO. 1 HITMAKERS
IN CRISIS MODE
ALPHABETICALLY FIRST
ART QUOTES
"C" IT, SAY IT
    $400 1
The star Arcturus is known as the "bear guard" because it guards this constellation
    $400 3
1981:
"Kiss On My List"; they had 2 other No. 1s that year
    $400 22
One of the "Six Crises" Richard Nixon faced in his book of that title was this president's heart attack
    $400 2
Of the numbers 1-10 spelled out
    $400 26
In the 1959 book "Cubism", he is quoted as saying, "I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them"
    $400 12
Attach this to your date on your way to the prom
    $800 8
First named in 1603, Columba is also known as "Noah's" this, the bird that returned to the ark with an olive leaf
    $800 4
1988:
"Look Away"; a groove from this pop-rock group with an urban name
    $800 21
As part of this crisis, JFK announced a naval blockade Oct. 22, 1962
    $800 17
Of the Jovian planets
    $800 27
In 1888 he wrote to his brother Theo, "I cannot help it that my paintings do not sell"
    $800 13
The name of this drinking vessel comes from the Latin for "cup"
    $1200 9
Musca, or "the fly", was originally called Apis for this insect
    $1200 5
1984:
"Footloose"; kick off your Sunday shoes with this bearded guy
    $1200 23
It began Nov. 4, 1979 & lasted 444 days
    DD: $3,000 18
Of presidents who died in office
    $1200 28
The New York Times reported he said, "If the public dislikes one of my Post covers, I can't help disliking it myself"
    $1200 14
Some of these small engravings date as far back as the 3rd century B.C.
    $1600 10
Vega is the main star of this constellation with the Latin name of an instrument
    $1600 6
1984:
"Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)"; do you have the genesis of an idea about him?
    $1600 24
Speculative attacks on the Baht triggered this continent's financial crisis of 1997-98
    $1600 19
Of the colors of the Olympic rings
    $1600 29
John Singer Sargent reportedly said, "Every time I paint" this type of work, "I lose a friend"
    $1600 15
(Kelly of the Clue Crew uses paper cups & sheets of paper to demonstrate.) There is little support on one horizontal surface; however, with the load distributed among several vertical surfaces, you get much stronger support when the paper is ridged this way, from the Latin for "wrinkle"
    DD: $4,000 11
An exquisite double star is part of the urn, or pitcher, in this constellation
    $2000 7
1988:
"Wishing Well"; whatever happened to him? He lives in Milan & goes by Sananda Maitreya
    $2000 25
Bad feelings left by 1908's Bosnian crisis, in which this dual monarchy annexed Bosnia, helped start WWI
    $2000 20
Of South Africa's 3 national capitals
    $2000 30
He said, "One night I dreamt I painted a large American flag, and the next morning I... bought the materials to begin it"
    $2000 16
This large flightless ratite is found on New Guinea & nearby islands

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gitta Tom Ryan
$11,400 $21,000 $3,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AFRICA
Its Declaration of Independence was signed in 1847 by 11 men in that nation's Providence Baptist Church

Final scores:

Gitta Tom Ryan
$11,500 $24,000 $4,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Gitta Tom Ryan
$11,400 $19,000 $7,200
18 R,
3 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
11 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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