Show #6790 - Friday, March 7, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 1990s game 5.

Contestants

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Brad Rutter, a Jeopardy's all-time biggest money winner from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Mike Dupée, a post-graduate student from Gainesville, Florida

Jill Bunzendahl Chimka, a director of therapy from Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB
THE 2-DOORS
THE WORLD WIDE "WEB"
ALL SORTS OF SPORTS
THE NEW YORK TIMES: THE 1990s
HAIL TO THE CHEF
    $200 2
4 of her books, including "The Bluest Eye", made the club
    $200 26
Ford introduced this "avian" 2-door in 1954
    $200 21
An old spider's home up in the corner of the attic
    $200 7
In 1999 this Denver QB quit while he was way ahead after 16 seasons & more than 51,000 passing yards
    $200 13
"Guilty At Last", said the Times when this don was convicted of the murder of Paul Castellano
    $200 1
In 2013 Zagat named his Spago the most iconic restaurant in Los Angeles
    $400 3
Works by this fatherly TV star, including "The Meanest Thing To Say", made the club in 1997
    $400 27
In the early 1950s, Chevrolet PR exec Myron Scott came up with the idea of naming this 2-door for a type of fast warship
    $400 22
Hyphenated appendage adjective for a frog or beaver
    $400 8
In 1976 the scoreboard in Montreal didn't have enough spaces, so the perfect score of this gymnast read 1.00
    $400 17
(The New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse gives the clue.) In a 1991 case I covered, the Supreme Court overturned a New York law aimed at preventing criminals from profiting by selling their stories--a law informally named for this 1970s killer
    $400 12
While living in Paris, Julia Child was the only woman in her class at this famed cooking school
    $600 4
For Book Club 2.0, Oprah chose "The Invention of Wings" by this author who once explored the secret life of bees
    $600 28
This sporty Triumph convertible that debuted in 1962 shares its name with a classic British fighter plane
    $600 23
A nickname for Spider-Man; it's also a toy you can buy to pretend to be him
    $600 9
Sports Illustrated compared the 15-year rivalry of Chris Evert & this woman to Ali & Frazier
    $600 18
The 1996 crash of this airline's flight 800 "broke the calm of a sultry summer evening...along the Long Island shore"
    $600 14
In 2012 this Brit who brought his "food revolution" to America won the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Cup Award
    $800 5
The club's 70 Books In 15 Years included this biblically titled book by Jane Hamilton
    $800 29
Mazda introduced the sprightly MX5, aka this, in 1989
    $800 24
Seen here is this diagram of ecological relations
    $800 10
In 1923 Zev won the first & third legs of horse racing's Triple Crown but finished 12th in this race
    $800 19
(The New York Times reporter James Risen gives the clue.) In 1998 I reported on the deadly al-Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in these 2 neighboring African countries, a prelude to the worse attacks to follow
    $800 15
Her dad was part of Thatcher's cabinet; she became Britain's "domestic goddess"
    $1000 6
Things got a little dicey after Oprah selected this maybe not-so-autobiographical James Frey memoir
    $1000 30
More than a "minor" success, this British car was born in a 2-door version in 1948
    $1000 25
19th century treaty that settled the northern boundaries of Maine & Wisconsin
    $1000 11
The only position player to join baseball's Hall of Fame in 2014 is this 2-time MVP for the White Sox in the '90s
    DD: $1,500 20
"Accord reached to end the war in Bosnia" in a 1995 story datelined this midwest U.S. city
    $1000 16
This Frenchman who created the peach melba was known as "the king of chefs & the chef of kings"

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

Jill Mike Brad
$0 $400 $5,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jill Mike Brad
$1,200 $5,100 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

ASIAN GEOGRAPHY
MOVIE SONGS
14-LETTER WORDS
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
CAUSES & EFFECTS
TELL US WHAT HE'S WON!
    $400 1
The Khongoryn Els, or "Singing Dunes", are a popular tourist destination in this Central Asian Desert
    $400 10
Free yourself & tell us this Righteous Brothers song that was featured prominently in "Ghost"
    $400 9
If you put off till tomorrow what you can do today, you're this type of person
    $400 12
He said, "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way"
    $400 21
An astrobleme is a scar on the earth's surface from the impact of one of these
    $400 26
2004:
Canadian Lorne Michaels took this "prize for American humor"
    $800 2
This Russian lake, the world's deepest, plunges to 5,315 feet
    $800 17
Songs in this marionette-populated movie included "Freedom Isn't Free" & "Kim Jong Il"
    $800 13
Popular in the 1970s & '80s, they were largely replaced by DVDs
    $800 11
In the early hours of April 19, 1775, minutemen gathered at this city's Buckman Tavern awaiting the Redcoats
    $800 22
In the Compton Effect, light quanta, better known by this one-word name, transfer energy to electrons
    $800 27
1920:
W.E.B. Du Bois medaled as winner No. 6
    $1200 6
This sultanate borders Saudi Arabia in the Rub Al Khali Desert
    $1200 18
Dressed in Amish garb, John Popper & this band close out "Kingpin" with "But Anyway"
    $1200 14
Profession of Nobel Prize winner Saul Perlmutter, who discovered that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate
    DD: $3,000 3
On Dec. 16, 1773, members of this 8-year-old group left a meeting to board British ships & dump tea
    $1200 23
This genus is the most common bacterial cause of a sore throat
    $1200 28
Jan. 26, 1986:
Richard Dent sacked the competition
    DD: $2,000 7
Kotte, a suburb of this city, was once a capital of Sinhalese kings
    $1600 19
At the end of this David Lynch film, Nicolas Cage croons "Love Me Tender" to Laura Dern
    $1600 15
Pinkeye is a form of this eye inflammation
    $1600 4
This "New" city 20 miles from Newark served both the British & the Americans as a headquarters
    $1600 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew is with Team Oracle at the America's Cup in San Francisco.) The lower pressure at the front of the sail generates faster-moving air and allows a vessel to travel as fast as 2 1/2 times the wind that is driving it, a demonstration of the effect named for this Swiss physicist
    $1600 29
1967:
Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a "star" for the first time
    $2000 8
This smallest Chinese province in area consists mostly of one island in the Gulf of Tonkin
    $2000 20
"We're gonna do what they say can't be done" is from this "Smokey & The Bandit" song, later an HBO sitcom title
    $2000 16
Brainwashing is a type of this, the process of teaching an ideology & making sure it sticks
    $2000 5
This British general who captured Fort Ticonderoga in 1777 later became a playwright
    $2000 25
The Mariana Trench is this type of zone, caused because the Pacific Plate is being pushed under the Philippine Plate
    $2000 30
1983:
I.M. Pei wins "the Nobel Prize of Architecture"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jill Mike Brad
$0 $14,300 $30,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BIBLICAL NAMES
In Genesis 4 this name is chosen because God "hath appointed me another seed"

Final scores:

Jill Mike Brad
$0 $28,300 $30,600
3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000 New champion: Quarterfinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jill Mike Brad
$0 $13,800 $28,400
3 R,
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
33 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $42,200

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