Show #6083 - Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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

Contestants

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Sean Priest, a high school vice principal from San Francisco, California

Daniel Cohen, an actor from Astoria, New York

Paul Wampler, a web programmer from Knoxville, Tennessee (whose 2-day cash winnings total $33,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
OSCAR-WINNING ROLES
WHAT'S IN YOUR "C"LOSET?
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "C".)
THE CONSTITUTION
SURFIN' USB
(Alex: And finally, words invented for a particular occasion...)
NONCE WORDS
    $200 1
The difference between a cornet & this almost-indentical inst. is that the cornet is shorter, with a more conical bore
    $200 6
1991:
Clarice Starling
    $200 11
2 pairs of these shoes--one for golf & one for soccer
    $200 26
This specific body "shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the... states"
    $200 16
USB technology was developed by a core group of companies that included Intel, Microsoft & this 3-letter giant
    $200 21
If the captain says the ship needs some swabification, you'd better find this 3-letter long-handled item
    $400 2
The labels on his violins bear a Maltese cross & the initials A.S., enclosed within a double circle
    $400 7
1982:
She was the choice as Sophie
    $400 12
These trousers made of cotton twill cloth & similar to khakis
    $400 27
This job "shall be president of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided"
    $400 17
USB technology is used to power these "happy" control devices also found in airplanes
    $400 22
In an arithmocracy, this portion of the population rules, not trigonometry teachers
    $600 3
To make notes or chords on a guitar, place your fingers in the areas between these metal strips
    $600 8
1980:
He TKO'd Oscar as Jake LaMotta
    $600 13
A floral summer dress made from this cotton fabric named for a city in India
    DD: $1,400 28
"The privilege of the writ of" this "shall not be suspended"
    $600 18
In computer speak, "USB" stands for "universal serial" this--but don't try waiting for one at a stop
    $600 23
Airgonation is travel via this transport that Phileas Fogg once used
    $800 4
The first pitched versions of this Trinidadian instrument were made from small convex metal containers
    $800 9
2009:
He was really good as Bad Blake
    $800 14
A fuzzy sweater made from this fabric whose name is French for "caterpillar"
    $800 29
"The president shall be" this "of the army and navy of the United States"
    $800 19
Often connected via USB port, this device can be used for video chatting, or to keep an eye on things at home
    $800 24
Akin to a dumpster diver, a freegan is an anticonsumerist who eats only what is this
    $1000 5
Similar to a xylophone, it's the national musical instrument of Guatemala & other Central American countries
    $1000 10
1999:
Her multi-dimensional performance as Brandon Teena / Teena Brandon won an Oscar
    $1000 15
One of these long, full collarless robes with wide sleeves, worn for lounging or as a cover-up at the beach
    $1000 30
"Full faith and" this "shall be given in each state to the public acts... of every other state"
    $1000 20
USB ports on the 1998 first generation of this Apple computer helped make USB an industry standard
    $1000 25
A thanatorium is a place for those for whom this is about to occur

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

Paul Daniel Sean
$600 $2,000 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Daniel Sean
$1,800 $3,000 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

FRENCH HISTORY
TV JUDGES
ANIMALS IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
GERMAN FOOD
IOWA
"HAWK" EYES
    $400 17
In May 1968 demonstrations broke out throughout France against this president's government
    $400 1
From 1981 to 1993 it was definitely, definitely time for this judge to rule on "The People's Court"
    $400 12
Pongo & Missis:
This breed that lives with Mr. & Mrs. Dearly
    $400 22
"How sweet is your aroma", wrote poet Heinrich Heine in a hymn to this cabbage preparation
    $400 11
Iowa's east & west borders are formed by water, primarily these 2 rivers
    $400 6
It can be an Indian axe or a cruise missile
    $800 18
From 1349 to 1830 the French king's oldest son held this title once used by the Lord of Viennois
    $800 2
From 1997 to 1999 this '80s NYC mayor ruled over "The People's Court"
    $800 13
Aslan:
This majestic creature in Narnia
    $800 23
Pichelsteiner Fleisch, a favorite of Otto von Bismarck, is this one-pot concoction, made with beef & pork
    $800 27
In 2007 Winterset, Iowa celebrated the centennial of this actor's birth there, Pilgrim
    $800 7
Elite U.S. soldiers get trapped attempting to capture 2 lieutenants of a Somali warlord in this film
    DD: $2,600 19
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) At one point in the Hundred Years War, England & its allies possessed about half of France; by war's end in 1453, however, the French had pushed England off the mainland, except for this port
    $1200 3
In 1999 this judge wrote the book "Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman"
    $1200 14
Stellaluna:
The fruit type of this mammal
    $1200 24
Mandelschnitzel is a variation on Wienerschnitzel using these nuts, grated or slivered
    $1200 28
The name of this capital of Iowa may come from a Native American word meaning "river of the mounds"
    $1200 8
This aircraft carrier named for a North Carolina site has been nicknamed "Battle Cat"
    $1600 20
This legislative assembly was formed by Philip IV in 1302; it was replaced in 1789 with the National Assembly
    $1600 4
This "Super Freak" singer appeared on "Judge Joe Brown" about his unreturned guitar
    $1600 15
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi:
This creature that saves his family
    $1600 25
A specialty of the North Sea island of Helgoland is Knieper, this part of a crab
    $1600 29
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses the largest collection of this native Iowan's paintings
    $1600 9
This young hero of "Treasure Island" sets off on his adventures after discovering a pirate's map
    $2000 21
This 1598 edict gave a large measure of religious liberty to the Huguenots
    $2000 5
Couples live unhappily ever after on this show featuring Judge Lynn Toler
    $2000 16
Mr. Jeremy Fisher:
This critter, living at the edge of a pond in a Beatrix Potter tale
    $2000 26
Mimi Sheraton says German stuffed hard-boiled eggs are "always made with a great deal of" this creamy product
    DD: $4,000 30
The first non-native Americans to travel in Iowa, this French pair explored the region in 1673
    $2000 10
This New Jersey town across from Manhattan is the western portal to the Lincoln Tunnel

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Daniel Sean
$17,400 $3,600 $1,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

POLITICAL PARTIES
Only 1 U.S. president represented this party, & he said, "I dread... a division of the republic into 2 great parties"

Final scores:

Paul Daniel Sean
$17,000 $3,999 $3,147
3-day champion: $50,401 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paul Daniel Sean
$18,800 $10,200 $1,600
25 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
7 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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