Show #6768 - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 1980s game 3.

Contestants

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Leslie Shannon, a strategic market analyst from Espoo, Finland

Tom Nosek, an aerospace consultant from Torrance, California

Richard Cordray, a head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from Grove City, Ohio and Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

WE LOVE PLANET EARTH
(Alex: We want you to name the city as we deal with...)
IN THE CITY'S NEWSPAPER
SAINTS PRESERVE US!
"F"IVE-LETTER WORDS
2 FIRST NAMES
LIKE HENRY JAMES?
    $200 4
These are the regions within about 1,600 miles north & south of the equator
    $200 30
Its Commercial Appeal:
"Whither Beale Street? Take It to the River"
    $200 16
In art Saint Agnes is often depicted with this animal, "agnus" in Latin
    $200 10
A source, perhaps of knowledge or wisdom
    $200 11
He won an Emmy for portraying Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra"
    $200 24
I like that "it was raining" is the first line of a story about "life" in this city where Henry mainly lived from 1876 on
    $400 5
The emmer type of this was one of the first cultivated crops over 10,000 years ago
    $400 29
Its World-Herald:
"Huskers Headed to Gator Bowl for Rematch with Georgia"
    $400 17
Embittered by Rome, this translator of the Vulgate took some virgins & went to the Holy Land for good
    $400 9
Moliere's "Tartuffe" is this type of comedy
    $400 12
This star of "Glee" made her Broadway debut at age 8 playing Cosette in "Les Miz"
    DD: $2,000 28
I like the symbolism in this novel, such as the shattering of the title object
    $600 6
North Dakota is a leading producer of this low-grade brown coal
    $600 19
Its Dispatch:
"Beagle Helps Ohio Zoos Tell If Polar Bear Pregnant"
    $600 23
A street festival in NYC's Little Italy is named this, after the saint also called Januarius
    $600 1
It can be a woman's dress or an old-fashioned coat for men
    $600 13
In the '90s his "you got the right one baby" Diet Pepsi commercials earned him a new generation of fans--uh huh!
    $600 27
I like the novel "What" this little girl "Knew", & the 2013 movie based on it too
    $800 7
This period, the "age of fishes", was named for a fossil-rich part of southwest England
    $800 18
Its Register:
"Branstad, Grassley Take Different Tacks on Tea Party"
    $800 22
Gregory of this is named for the French city where he lived, not for showing people around
    $800 2
It's a synonym for malodorous
    $800 14
She played the movie star on "Gilligan's Island"
    $800 26
Henry dealt with radical feminism in this novel whose title tells you it's set in Massachusetts
    $1000 8
This puny type of tide has the smallest difference between high & low
    $1000 21
Its Star:
"Ball State Freshman Sinks Half-Court Shot to Win Free Tuition"
    $1000 20
He founded an order & monastery at Monte Cassino, where he wrote his "Holy Rules"
    $1000 3
It's an antonym of tame for animals
    $1000 15
He won a 1965 Oscar for his dual role as a gunfighter & his evil, noseless twin brother in "Cat Ballou"
    $1000 25
I'd have liked to meet this "lady" that an 1881 novel is "the portrait" of

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

Richard Tom Leslie
$400 $200 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Tom Leslie
$5,400 $400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY OPERA
BACK IN THE USSR
STARTS & ENDS WITH THE SAME VOWEL
'80s BABIES
CINEMA OF MY YOUTH
I'M HEADING TO...
    $400 6
We're not neutral about "Un ballo in maschera", about the assassination of a king of this Scandinavian country
    $400 1
This Russian president helped put down the 1991 coup that briefly imprisoned Mikhail Gorbachev
    $400 11
"Ocular" term for something unpleasant to see
    $400 27
The Sterns of New Jersey won a 1980s custody battle with the surrogate mother of Melissa, better known as "Baby" this
    $400 21
The idea for this 1954 Elia Kazan film came from a series of newspaper articles about corruption on the docks
    $400 16
Thunder Bay in Ontario, an arm of this Great Lake
    $800 7
Smitten by Mathilde Wesendonck, Wagner composed this lovey-dovey 1865 opera
    $800 2
In 1989 the Soviets left this country where they'd suffered 15,000 dead during a 10-year quagmire
    $800 12
This pea family crop is like steak to horses
    $800 28
The 1984 U.S. law mandating treatment of seriously ill newborns is known by this generic name
    $800 22
William Holden's acceptance speech upon winning the Oscar for playing a P.O.W. in this film was a terse "thank you"
    $800 17
Mount Katahdin in this New England state
    $1200 8
In an 1893 opera, Lescaut seems to have no first name, but this sister of his does
    $1200 3
The name of this Soviet foreign minister during WWII became synonymous with a bottle bomb
    $1200 13
This palindromic male given name comes from a Germanic word meaning "rich"
    $1200 23
They're called whitecoats, & people got mad at Canada in the '80s for hunting them
    $1200 24
Steve McQueen's first starring role was in this film about a gelatinous mass from outer space
    $1200 18
The Museum of Porcelain on Grande Rue in this city just outside Paris, famous for making the stuff
    $1600 9
One of the many composers to write a "Faust" opera, he was buddies with Bizet
    $1600 4
This official Soviet news agency was the main news source for all newspapers & radio & TV stations
    $1600 14
This term for ignorant folks sounds like but is the opposite of illuminati
    $1600 29
She survived for 21 days in 1984 with a transplanted baboon heart
    $1600 25
This actress was a frequent presence in the films of John Ford
    DD: $3,000 19
The banks of this African river that flows between Zimbabwe & Zambia on its way to the Indian Ocean
    $2000 10
Like its heroine, "The Italian Girl in Algiers" did some traveling as this composer's first opera staged in France & Germany
    $2000 5
The USSR mounted a 1958 exhibit not of Norman Rockwell but of this left-wing artist with Rockwell as his first name
    $2000 15
From the Italian, it's heartburn or anxiety
    $2000 30
In 1981 Elizabeth Carr became the USA's first of these babies, with less fanfare than the one across the pond
    DD: $400 26
Leopoldine Konstantin tells Claude Rains, "we are protected by the enormity of your stupidity" in this Hitchcock film
    $2000 20
This country to gaze up at the cuneiform Behistun Inscription 300 feet up a sheer limestone cliff

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Tom Leslie
$2,600 $6,000 $3,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

THE PERIODIC TABLE
Of the element symbols that don't match the element's English name, this element's symbol is alphabetically 1st

Final scores:

Richard Tom Leslie
$5,200 $7,201 $0
2nd place: $5,000 New champion: Quarterfinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Richard Tom Leslie
$2,600 $6,400 $5,000
12 R,
8 W
12 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $14,000

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