Show #6770 - Friday, February 7, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 1980s game 5.

Contestants

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Bob Verini, an academic director for a test preparation company from Los Angeles, California

Jerome Vered, a writer from Los Angeles, California

Tom Cubbage, an attorney from Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

MYTH DIAGNOSIS
STOCK SYMBOLS
ARCHIPELAGOS
NOTABLE NAMES
THE T IS SILENT
(Alex: ...in each correct response.)
'80s ACTORS & ROLES
    $200 26
Constantly holding up the sky has torn this titan's rotator cuff; sorry, big guy, you need surgery
    $200 11
It's stock symbol is AXP; don't leave home without it
    $200 16
Cape Kumukahi southeast of Hilo is the easternmost point of this island group
    $200 1
Before becoming Secretary of State in 1997, she was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
    $200 19
Type of bridge seen here
    $200 3
She was the spurned Alex in "Fatal Attraction"
    $400 27
In love with his reflection, this son of Liriope has the personality disorder named for him
    $400 12
With the symbol KO, this beverage company is a real knockout
    $400 17
New Hanover is part of this archipelago NE of New Guinea named for a German who never went there
    $400 2
The co-founders of Google are Larry Page & him
    $400 20
Cartilage on a plate
    $400 4
A role in this film brought Haing Ngor an Oscar
    $600 28
This ferryman of the dead has forearm compartment syndrome, a result of his "death grip" on the oar
    DD: $1,000 13
This verb is the 3-letter stock symbol for Sotheby's
    $600 18
The only tea plantation in Europe is found in this Portuguese island group in the Atlantic
    $600 8
She was still being detained by her government when she won the Nobel Peace Prize
    $600 23
To jostle & push, or a 1975 No. 1 disco hit by Van McCoy
    $600 5
This rap group entered the medical field in "Disorderlies"
    $800 29
This king of Corinth says it's his punishment to keep rolling the same boulder up a hill, but it sounds more like OCD
    $800 14
The initials of the founder, HWN is the symbol for this high-end department store chain
    $800 21
Chile maintains a Naval base on Navarino Island in this archipelago
    $800 9
This Palm Beach socialite-turned-designer known for her tropical-print shift dresses died in 2013
    $800 24
This weed has prickly leaves & a silky down attached to the seed-like fruit
    $800 6
Makeup!
He was
"The Elephant Man"
    $1000 30
Electra has unresolved Daddy issues about him; is it guilt because he sacrificed her sister Iphigenia?
    $1000 15
In December 2013 shares of this company with more than 5,000 stores, symbol AZO, were driven up to around $500
    $1000 22
About 3/4 of the population of this archipelago lives on the main island of Rarotonga
    $1000 10
In 1987 Alan Greenspan succeeded him as head of the Fed
    $1000 25
"White Christmas" has 3 silent "T" words:
Christmas, listen & this verb that follows "the treetops"
    $1000 7
Jennifer Grey's "Dirty Dancing" dad

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

Tom Jerome Bob
$2,000 -$400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Jerome Bob
$2,600 $1,000 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

1980s BOOKS
PHYSICS
FIRST LADIES' FATHERS
(Alex: We'll tell you about [*]. You guys have to identify the first ladies.)
"DUM" IT UP
NO LONGER AROUND
SONG OF THE YEAR
    $400 3
This novel by Arthur C. Clarke is subtitled "Odyssey Two"
    $400 26
The first shell around a nucleus can have a maximum of this many electrons
    $400 1
John V. Bouvier, a Southhampton, New York stockbroker
    $400 11
A direct popular vote, usually on a single issue
    $400 16
In 2011 this U.N. organization, FAO for short, declared the first eradication of an animal disease, rinderpest
    $400 21
The Bionic Man & the newly famous Jimmy Carter turn up in Alan Jackson's son about this year
    $800 4
This auto executive wrote the bestselling hardcover nonfiction book of 1984 & 1985
    $800 27
It's the term for the minimum amount of fissile material needed to achieve a self-sustaining chain reaction
    $800 2
Marvin Pierce, a Rye, New York magazine publisher
    $800 12
In a 1941 film, this circus performer is forced to join a clown act
    $800 17
Answering its own musical question "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?", in 1986 this group went
    $800 22
Type of title object in the songs "Ol' '55" & "Sweet Little '66"
    DD: $3,000 5
Drug-fueled debauchery in New York City takes up much of this Jay McInerney debut novel
    $1200 28
This massless subatomic particle sounds like an adhesive; it binds elementary particles together
    $1200 8
Meatpacker John Doud
    $1200 13
The World Trade Organization has an anti-this agreement
    $1200 18
Richard LaMotta created this treat of vanilla ice cream between 2 cookies; Nestle bought the brand & phased it out
    $1200 23
"I got my first real six-string / bought it at the five & dime", begins this reminiscing song by Bryan Adams
    $1600 6
This New England title establishment is located in Derry; would you like turndown service?
    $1600 29
In the 1930s physicist Ernest Lawrence developed this first circular particle accelerator
    $1600 9
Frederick Dent, a Missouri planter & merchant
    $1600 14
AKA aluminum oxide, it's used as an abrasive
    $1600 19
This province made up the northeastern paart of South Africa until 1994
    $1600 24
It's the subtitle of Eurythmics' "Sexcrime" & the title of the movie soundtrack it's on
    $2000 7
This James Herriot book completes a series that began with "All Creatures Great & Small", & its title completes the rhyme
    $2000 30
Meaning to neutralize a magnetic field, this term is derived from the name of a German scientist
    DD: $3,000 10
William Bolling, a Virginia judge
    $2000 15
3-word Latin phrase meaning to refute an argument by showing that its consequences are nonsensical
    $2000 20
This large flightless bird of New Zealand was hunted to extinction by the Maori in the 17th century
    $2000 25
"Justine never knew the rules, hung down with the freaks & ghouls" in this song by Smashing Pumpkins

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Jerome Bob
$13,000 $8,400 $14,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD POLITICS
When these 2 men swapped jobs in 2012, their country's media described the move as "castling"

Final scores:

Tom Jerome Bob
$16,801 $10,000 $1,999
Quarterfinalist 2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Jerome Bob
$13,000 $12,400 $12,200
15 R,
0 W
16 R,
6 W
(including 2 DDs)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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