Show #6809 - Thursday, April 3, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 2000s game 4.

Contestants

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Vinita Kailasanath, an attorney from Washington, D.C.

Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington

Michael Falk, a junior high school math teacher from West Allis, Wisconsin

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Jeopardy! Round

THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT
FAIRLY RECENT NEWS
PHILOSOPHERS
MUSIC OF THE 2000s
small state capitals
OUR OLD PAL WATSON
    $200 24
This word for "small" often describes certain hours of the morning
    $200 26
Here's the official portrait of the christening of this little fella
    $200 28
This saint's written output was more than 8 million words-', & he died around age 50
    $200 6
This No. 1 hit mentions "the taste of her cherry Chapstick"
    $200 30
It's the only state capital that's home to a U.S. military service academy
    $200 1
In 1974 this Stanford grad won his first pro tournament, the Western Open
    $400 23
A small dress size chez Sears; en francais, s'il vous plait!
    $400 25
In 2014 he returned for a second stint heading the NYPD; he headed the LAPD in between
    $400 27
"God remains dead!" he wrote, "how can we console ourselves, the murderers of all murderers! "
    $400 7
Brandon Flowers is the frontman of this group 'that rose to prominence with "Mr. Brightside"
    $400 29
Many of the state government offices en this capital are housed in the Harry S Truman state office building
    $400 2
Donald Watson, who coined this word for a strict diet & founded its society, died aged 95 in 2005
    $600 19
This verb meaning to lengthen is found in the name of a math instrument
    $600 17
When not saving constituents from burning buildings (literally!), this ex-Newark mayor found time to win a Senate seat
    $600 15
This Geneva-born guy wrote "The Social Contract" & inspired the leaders of the French Revolution
    $600 8
The video for this 2005 song is bananas, featuring Harajuku Girls & the Fountain Valley High School marching band
    $600 11
Its Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery claims to be the USA's oldest distillery in continuous operation
    $600 3
On film, she's Hermione Granger
    $800 18
Not much time--so I'll be this word with 3 c's
    $800 16
In offstage drama, a member of this Russian cultural institution was convicted for an acid attack on the artistic director
    $800 14
"Wherever law ends, tyranny begins", wrote this English philosopher who influenced the founding fathers
    $800 9
In 2001 this guy, real name Matthew Shafer, had a "relatively" big hit with "Follow Me"
    $800 10
It got its name in 1765 to signify the peaceful settlement of a dispute
    $800 4
Dr. John B. Watson advanced this psychological -ism that focuses on human response to stimuli
    $1000 21
Vinyl-wise, it's the "E" in EP
    DD: $3,600 20
After this leader's death in 2013, Citgo facilities across the U.S. flew their flags at half-staff
    $1000 22
This German, the "philosopher of pessimism", had such a gloomy outlook that even his own mother disliked him
    $1000 13
In her first Top 40 hit, she asked, "why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?"
    $1000 12
This capital on the Kennebec River traces its founding to 1628
    $1000 5
James Watson & Francis Crick deciphered DNA at this Cambridge lab founded in 1874

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

Michael Ken Vinita
$1,400 $4,200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ken Vinita
$400 $10,400 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ISOTOPES
EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY
I'M JUST PLUM CRAZY!
10-LETTER WORDS
IN THE BOOKSTORE
THE AUSSIE POSSE
    $400 2
The most common isotope of this element is called protium because its nucleus is only one proton
    $400 15
On Feb. 29, 1704 in this queen's war, the French & Indians burned Deerfield, Massachusetts
    $400 1
In Spain, this board game's Professor Plum is called Dr. Mandarino
    $400 21
One devoted to one mate at a time
    $400 7
Piper Kerman played on a cliche about fashion trends for this title of her memoir of her time in jail
    $400 26
"In 2008 he had a big year; he was tapped 'to host the Oscars & was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive
    $800 11
Isotope 90 of this element, atomic number 38, is a dangerous product of nuclear fallout
    $800 16
In 1638 Wilmington became the first permanent settlement in this colony then called new Sweden
    $800 3
Plum sauce is also called this after a main dish it's served with, ya in Chinese
    $800 22
A Latin prefix for "good" gives us this term for one apt to give endowments to schools
    DD: $8,800 8
"The Bully Pulpit" is about the golden age of journalism & the relationship of these 2 presidents
    $800 27
It's the last name of the Aussie actor brothers seen here
    $1200 12
In 2006 the 210 isotope of this was slipped into the tea of ex-KGB man Alexander Litvinenko, with deadly results
    $1200 17
This settlement was founded in 1625 by Willem Verhulst & soon became the capital of New Netherland
    $1200 4
Around five years
before he died in 1883, he painted a young woman and her plum in a French café
    $1200 23
Johnny mercer said to do this to "the positive"
    $1200 9
This 2013 novel by Kate Atkinson wonders, what if you could live again & again, until you got it right?
    $1200 28
In 1992 this man from Queensland tried his luck in Nashville--it was good
    $1600 13
99% of all carbon on earth is this isotope, not 14
    $1600 18
Benjamin Harris of Boston published the colonies' first newspaper as well as this book that taught millions to read
    $1600 5
Along with peaches & cherries, plums are this type of fleshy fruit that have a pit or stone
    $1600 24
Any medieval lyric poet of France
    $1600 10
"The Lowland" is the second novel by this acclaimed author of "Interpreter of Maladies"
    $1600 29
While filming her role as Princess Diana for a 2013 biopic, she said she felt Diana's presence
    DD: $5,200 14
The 60 isotope of this element has replaced radium in cancer treatment because it's safer
    $2000 19
Not Independence Hall but this Philadelphia hall was the site of the first meetings of the Continental Congress in 1774
    $2000 6
Down in the dumps, Slobodan? This colorless plum brandy popular in the Balkans will pick you right up
    $2000 25
A women's magazine, or the mistress of a castle
    $2000 20
His books include "The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" & "A Short History of Nearly Everything"
    $2000 30
This Tasmanian swashbuckler claimed descent from an aide to mutineer Fletcher Christian

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ken Vinita
$4,800 $26,800 $3,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY POLITICS
In 1884 George Pillsbury became mayor of this city

Final scores:

Michael Ken Vinita
$2,400 $23,600 $1,600
2nd place: $5,000 Quarterfinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michael Ken Vinita
$10,000 $16,200 $3,600
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $29,800

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