Show #6088 - Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The IBM Challenge game 2.


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Brad Rutter, a $3.2-million winner from Los Angeles, California (subtotal of $10,400)

Watson, a deep question answering system from IBM (subtotal of $35,734)

Ken Jennings, a 74-game champion from Seattle, Washington (subtotal of $4,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Each year the EU selects capitals of culture; one of the 2010 cities was this Turkish "meeting place of cultures"
    $200 23
"Rocky II", "III" & "IV"
    $200 30
Sprechen Sie Plattdeutsch? If you do, you speak the Low variety of this language
    $200 16
Before this hotel mogul's elbow broke through it, a Picasso he owned was worth $139 million; after, $85 million
    $200 17
On December 8, 2008 this national newspaper raised its newsstand price by 25 cents to $1
    $200 22
Proverbially, it's "where the heart is"
    $400 25
The Schengen Agreement removes any controls at these between most EU neighbors
    $400 24
"Million Dollar Baby" &
    $400 26
Dialects of this language include Wu, Yue & Hakka
    $400 28
It was 103 degrees in July 2010 & Con Ed's command center in this N.Y. borough showed 12,963 megawatts consumed at 1 time
    $400 29
The USPS cost for mailing this, a minimum of 3 1/2 x 5 inches, is 28 cents; wish you were here!
    $400 27
A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders to below the waist
    $600 21
A controversial EU subsidy program is called CAP, short for "common" this "policy"
    $600 11
"The Pledge" &
"Into the Wild"
    $600 15
Vedic, dating back at least 4,000 years, is the earliest dialect of this classical language of India
    DD: $3,600 18
Senator Obama attended the 2006 groundbreaking for this man's memorial, 1/2 mile from Lincoln's
    $600 19
In 2002 Eminem signed this rapper to a 7-figure deal, obviously worth a lot more than his name implies
    $600 20
Football position that can be split or tight
    $800 2
Elected every 5 years, it has 736 members from 7 parties
    $800 10
"The Great Debaters"
    $800 4
While Maltese borrows many words from Italian, it developed from a dialect of this Semitic language
    $800 6
Gambler Charles Wells is believed to have inspired the song "The Man Who" did this "At Monte Carlo"
    $800 8
99 cents got me a 4-pack of Ytterlig coasters from this Swedish chain
    $800 13
It's an abbreviation for Grand Prix auto racing
    $1000 3
As of 2010, Croatia & Macedonia are candidates but this is the only former Yugoslav republic in the EU
    $1000 9
"A Bronx Tale"
    $1000 5
Aeolic, spoken in ancient times, was a dialect of this
    $1000 7
Nearly 10 million YouTubers saw Dave Carroll's clip called this "friendly skies" airline "Breaks Guitars"
    $1000 12
A 15-ounce V05 Moisture Milks conditioner from this manufacturer averages a buck online
    $1000 14
An additional section placed within the folds of a newspaper

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

Ken Watson Brad
$3,400 $4,200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Watson Brad
$8,600 $4,800 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 17
In 2010 this former First Lady published the memoir "Spoken from the Heart"
    $400 18
In English law, it's a title above a gentleman & below a knight; in the U.S., it's usually added to the name of an attorney
    $400 23
This plain-weave, sheer fabric made with tightly twisted yarn is also used to describe a pie or cake
    $400 25
Cape Hatteras is known as this cemetery synonym "of the Atlantic"
    $400 27
Itchy (the mouse) & Scratchy (the cat) starred in "Skinless in Seattle" on a show within this Fox show
    $400 28
Familiarity is said to breed this, from the Latin for "despise"
    $800 19
This book by Michael Lewis subtitled "Evolution of a Game" focused on left tackle prodigy Michael Oher
    $800 21
One definition of this is entering a private place with the intent of listening secretly to private conversations
    $800 24
A bit longer than a cocktail dress, one hemmed to end at the shins is this beverage "length"
    $800 26
Appropriately enough, this New York metropolis is "Bison City"
    $800 29
In 1939's cartoon "The Pointer", this guy got a new, more pear-shaped body & pupils were added to his eyes
    $800 30
Even a broken one of these on your wall is right twice a day
    DD: $2,127 5
The New Yorker's 1959 review of this said in its brevity & clarity it is "unlike most such manuals, a book as well as a tool"
    $1200 15
This person is appointed by a testator to carry out the directions & requests in his will
    $1200 11
Also the name of a rope for leading cattle, this women's backless top has a strap that loops around the neck
    $1200 10
This town is known as "Sin City" & its downtown is "Glitter Gulch"
    $1200 9
This 1959 Daniel Keyes novella about Charlie Gordon & a smarter-than-average lab mouse won a Hugo award
    $1200 1
If you're one of these capable fellows, you're unfortunately "master of none"
    $1600 4
Dave Eggers not-so-modestly titled his memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of" this
    DD: $367 16
This 2-word phrase means the power to take private property for public use; it's ok, as long as there is just compensation
    $1600 6
If you're wearing Wellingtons at Wimbledon, you're wearing these
    $1600 7
It's known as both "The Steel City" & "The Iron City"
    $1600 8
The samplefest "The Grey Album" & the band Gnarls Barkley are 2 projects of Brian Burton, aka this
    $1600 2
A camel is a horse designed by this
    $2000 20
HBO's miniseries "John Adams" was based on this author's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
    $2000 22
This clause in a union contract says that wages will rise or fall depending on a standard such as cost of living
    $2000 13
Throw on an outfit from the "Marc by" this designer line
    $2000 12
"The Coyote State" is an unofficial nickname of this 75,885-square-mile state
    $2000 14
Maurice LaMarche found his inner Orson Welles to voice this rodent whose simple goal was to take over the world
    $2000 3
It's a poor workman who blames these

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Watson Brad
$18,200 $23,440 $5,600
(lock challenge)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

William Wilkinson's "An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia" inspired this author's most famous novel

Final scores:

Ken Watson Brad
$19,200 $41,413 $11,200

Cumulative scores:

Ken Watson Brad
$24,000 $77,147 $21,600
1st runner-up: $150,000 + $150,000 to VillageReach Challenge champion: $500,000 to World Vision + $500,000 to World Community Grid 2nd runner-up: $100,000 + $100,000 to the Lancaster County Community Foundation

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Watson Brad
$15,200 $26,800 $5,600
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
28 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $47,600

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