Show #6077 - Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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

Contestants

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Ron Roberts, a poker impresario from Pompano Beach, Florida

Molly Rosenbusch, a night court clerk from Twin Lakes, Idaho

Eureka Nutt, a paralegal from Canoga Park, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $38,701)

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Jeopardy! Round

A MAN, A PLAN, A CANAL... ERIE!
CELEBRITIES & RACING
NEWSMAKERS OF 2010
TAROT CARDS
AKA
(Alex: Also known as.)
SOMETHING "MORE"
(Alex: Each correct response will end in those 4 letters.)
    $200 9
This New York governor was the man & "DeWitt" behind the Erie Canal
    $200 6
(Alex reads from the cockpit of a race car at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach, CA.) I'm not praying--I'm just psyching myself up for this Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race because I'm gonna face a field that includes this movie star who played the lead... the lead in "Speed"
    $200 1
In September 2010 he visited England & spoke in the hall where Thomas More was condemned to death
    $200 11
0:
A dope
    $200 20
In "Peanuts" Charlie Brown's friend Patricia Reichardt was known by this name
    $200 13
In 2007 Florida quarterback Tim Tebow became the first of this college level to win the Heisman Trophy
    $400 10
The plan:
To build a canal connecting Lake Erie with the upper part of this New York river
    $400 7
In 1975, he became the first actor to drive the Indy 500 pace car--a Buick V8, not Rockford's Pontiac Firebird
    $400 2
This chief Facebooker is the subject of the biopic "The Social Network"
    $400 12
I:
The Great Blackstone
    $400 21
A 1962 "first name" promotion gave this bald advertising icon a first name--Veritably
    DD: $1,000 14
This U.S. city was founded in 1729 & named for Charles Calvert
    $600 22
Part of the plan:
To put the canal's western end at this city on Lake Erie
    $600 8
A racer & actor, he did some of his own stunts in "The Great Escape" & is seen here on the cover of Sports Illustrated
    $600 3
33 miners trapped 2,000 feet down still celebrated this South American country's bicentennial
    $600 27
VI:
The world will always welcome these, as time goes by
    $600 24
The policeman featured in this board game is Officer Edgar Mallory
    $600 15
American acting family that included siblings John, Lionel & Ethel
    $800 23
Another part of the plan:
83 of these, to move boats up & down the canal's natural elevations
    $800 18
Patrick Dempsey has zoom-zoomed around with this automaker's racing team & lent his voice to ads for the car
    $800 4
Anna Chapman & 9 fellow moles were returned to Russia in this alliterative type of trade right out of the Cold War
    $800 25
Scooby-Doo's owner, his real name is Norville Rogers & he really needs a haircut
    $800 16
The American species of this massive shade tree is also called a buttonwood
    $1000 28
More of the plan:
Hire Canvass White, who invented a type of this that hardened into a concrete-like stuff underwater
    $1000 19
This "90210" star was badly injured in 2002 going 180 mph at the Kentucky Speedway
    $1000 5
In July 2010 this Brit quit as BP's CEO
    $1000 26
Art deco artist Romain de Tirtoff became known by this name, the French pronunciation of his initials
    $1000 17
This 250-room estate in Asheville, N.C. was modeled on 3 chateaux built in 16th century France

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Eureka Molly Ron
$2,600 $1,000 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eureka Molly Ron
$4,200 $5,000 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

SCIENCE
MOVIE REMAKES
CHILDREN'S BOOK TITLES
EAT
PRAY
"LOVE"
    $400 1
In November 2009 science news, a NASA probe found water here, & not a little bit, either
    $400 8
Derek Mears as Jason Voorhees slashed his way through this 2009 reboot
    $400 19
Margery Williams' story of a stuffed toy that comes to life:
"The ____ Rabbit"
    $400 16
It's the collective name for the heart, liver & gizzard of a turkey, used for gravy
    $400 30
In Luke 22, Jesus assumes this position to pray, "Father... remove this cup from me"
    $400 6
It's an old name for the tomato
    $800 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) The flame appears to be underwater, but actually the water is cooling the candle's outer layer, preventing the wax from burning, because it can't do this, from the Latin for "to disperse to vapor"
    $800 9
Jaden Smith stepped into Ralph Macchio's gi for this 2010 remake
    $800 21
By Judith Viorst:
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, ____ ____ Day"
    $800 17
Use 3 of these to prepare them Newburg style; the first step in the "Joy of Cooking" recipe: "Kill with a knife"
    $800 29
This person opens the day in the House of Representatives with a prayer
    $800 7
An amusement park ride for 2, or a 1987 Springsteen hit
    $1200 3
About 65% of iron in humans is in the form of this, which transports molecular oxygen from the lungs through the body
    $1200 10
In this movie's 2005 incarnation, the role of the girl, Ann Darrow, was played by Naomi Watts
    $1200 22
By Dr. Seuss:
"The ____ Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins"
    $1200 18
Does calling these veggies petits pois make them any tastier?
    $1200 28
When using Tibetan prayer beads, get into this "flowery" position if your tendons will allow it
    $1200 13
2-word term for fat bulges at the sides of the waist
    DD: $2,000 4
(Kelly of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) The keys weigh much more than the paper clips and fall to the ground, but a pencil acts as this support, pulling the clips sideways, where gravity & friction stop the keys' descent
    DD: $3,000 11
This Al Pacino film was a remake of the Italian movie "Profumo di donna"
    $1600 23
By Maurice Sendak:
"In the ____ Kitchen"
    $1600 20
For a well done filet mignon, do this "insect" cooking term that means to cut down the center almost completely
    $1600 27
A Jew who does this while davening, or praying, is said to shokel
    $1600 14
Phyllis York, co-founder of this no-nonsense therapy, said, "We had... rotten kids; now they're wonderful"
    $2000 5
It's the largest number in the Fibonacci sequence that's also a day in a month
    $2000 12
This 2006 Oscar-winning film set in Boston was based on the Hong Kong crime film "Infernal Affairs"
    $2000 24
A classic by Crockett Johnson:
"Harold and the ____ Crayon"
    $2000 25
You can make your panini with this Italian bread whose name comes from the Latin for "hearth"
    $2000 26
Legend says this German artist's 1508 drawing of praying hands was inspired by his own brother
    $2000 15
Canine proverb implying that one's feeling for a person includes caring about those close to him

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eureka Molly Ron
$9,800 $18,800 $3,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY LEADERS
In 1950, 2 years after his murder, some of his ashes were enshrined at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles

Final scores:

Eureka Molly Ron
$100 $19,601 $3,400
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,601 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eureka Molly Ron
$9,800 $18,400 $5,200
12 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,400

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