Show #6827 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Julia Collins game 7.

Contestants

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Nick Lemek, a firefighter from Omaha, Nebraska

Mary Twellman, a retired teacher from Bowling Green, Missouri

Julia Collins, a supply chain professional from Kenilworth, Illinois (whose 6-day cash winnings total $124,810)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE NEW YORK TIMES YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST
(Alex: ...uh, whatever.)
ARMY BRATS
IT'S THE END "FER" YOU!
THE TV CHESSBOARD
DAM LIES
STATISTICS
    $200 1
(I'm Ben Brantley.) The first show I reviewed for The New York Times was an ill-fated 1993 sequel to this beloved musical; there wasn't much to like--even the dog who played Sandy was rather wooden
    $200 12
The father of this "Stormin'" commander in the first Gulf War served in the military during WWI & WWII
    $200 19
A pine, fir or spruce
    $200 9
Desperate sellers come to the Vegas shop run by the Harrisons & ask, "What's it worth?" on this History Channel show
    $200 4
Russia's Bratsk Dam lies in this region where there's frost most days of the year
    $200 18
Positive news: in 2013 NYC had fewer than 350 of these, compared to more than 2,100 in 1991
    $400 2
(I'm Mark Bittman.) Today locally grown food is the rage, but in 1991 my first Times article was about how overnight mail brings fresh food from far off, like these crustaceans sent from Maine
    $400 13
RG2 was stationed on Okinawa when this son & future football star was born
    $400 20
Troy Aikman did this from Oklahoma to UCLA--good move
    $400 10
In 2010 this suspenders-wearing host signed off from his CNN talk show after 25 years
    DD: $1,000 5
The Euphrates Dam in this country created Lake Assad
    $600 3
(I'm Andrew R. Sorkin.) I wrote my first article for the Times in 1995 when I was still in high school about "Why You Still Can't Buy a Flaming Pink Computer"; this Apple model came along 3 years later
    $600 14
He grew up on bases before he was a Georgia congressman, House speaker & candidate for president
    $600 21
A box or chest for valuables; fill it now!
    $600 11
KITT was the talking car on this '80s adventure show
    $600 6
BC Hydro operates the Mica Dam, which lies on this U.S.-Canadian river
    $600 28
A Logitech survey found that about half the time, that TV remote you can't locate is actually here
    $800 7
(I'm Amy Harmon.) My first Times byline was in 1997, about the 50th anniversary of a mysterious event in this New Mexico city; "The X-Files" & Art Bell's radio show were other signs of the '90s interest in UFOs
    $800 15
This redheaded daughter of a U.S. Army judge scored same-year Oscar nominations for "The Hours" & "Far from Heaven"
    $800 22
To steal, purloin or filch
    $800 16
Kelly Bishop played Lauren Graham's often critical mother on this early 2000s show
    $800 25
The Aswan High Dam created this reservoir named for an Egyptian president
    $800 27
According to a Pew report, today 20% of Americans 18-29 have this status; in 1960 it was 59%
    $1000 8
(I'm Frank Bruni.) In June 2004 I started a pretty good gig as the Times restaurant critic with a review of the squab liver & buttered breadcrumb pasta topping at Babbo, run by this exuberant master of Italian food
    $1000 24
Robert E. Lee was the son of this soldier, seen here with one of the beasts that gave him his nickname
    $1000 23
A geological formation conducting ground water
    $1000 17
In 1993 Halle Berry played this title Alex Haley heroine, daughter of a plantation owner & a slave
    $1000 26
2000-2010 figures show the fatality rate in this job is 31 times that for all workers, 1/3 of deaths from falling overboard

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Julia Mary Nick
$2,800 -$600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Julia Mary Nick
$8,000 -$1,200 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

RECENT HISTORICAL FICTION
AMERICANA
ABBREVIATED ABC
I DIRECTED MY WIFE IN THAT FILM
GEOGRAPHIC ANAGRAMS
SCIENCE & SCIENTISTS
    $400 5
Melanie Benjamin's "The Aviator's Wife" fictionalized the life & marriage of Anne Morrow & this man
    $400 7
These kitschy front yard birds have their own "scientific" name, Phoenicopteris ruber plasticus
    $400 25
ABC is not only the American Broadcasting Company but also this Commonwealth one
    $400 13
Joanne Woodward
in "The Glass Menagerie"
    $400 30
From Kyoto we flew to this city
    $400 15
This German-born engineer oversaw the production of Saturn rockets in Huntsville, Alabama
    $800 6
"The Painted Girls" is a novel of 2 sisters in Paris, one of whom models for a dancer sculpture by this artist
    DD: $2,000 1
After Noah Webster's death, the company named for these brothers bought the rights to his dictionary
    $800 29
Used as shorthand when administering CPR, ABC is "airway", this function & "circulation"
    $800 17
Paulette Goddard
in "The Great Dictator"
    $800 11
As soon as I got to this country it started to rain
    $800 16
This zoological class includes spiders & scorpions
    $1200 8
"The Dovekeepers" blends together stories centered on the siege at this Judean desert stronghold 2,000 years ago
    $1200 2
Florida's Lake Worth was named for William Worth, a U.S. military leader during these nearby native wars
    $1200 28
To standardize the rules, the ABC or American Congress of this popular participation sport was founded in 1895
    $1200 18
Leslie Mann in
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin"
    $1200 12
Today I received mail from this African country
    DD: $3,500 22
He was in charge of Italy's radio service during World War I
    $1600 9
In 2011's "Caleb's Crossing", a man strives to become the first Native American to graduate from this college
    $1600 3
This cowboy of folklore met his first wife, Slue-Foot Sue, while she was riding a catfish on the Rio Grande
    $1600 27
The 1980s introduction of ABC, or activity-based costing, revolutionized this "A" field
    $1600 19
Kate Winslet in
"Revolutionary Road"
    $1600 14
After my trip to Tobago, I'll visit this world capital
    $1600 23
Fritz Haber won a Nobel Prize for producing this gas from hydrogen & nitrogen
    $2000 10
Made into a successful TV miniseries, this Philippa Gregory novel dramatized the life of the wife of Edward IV
    $2000 4
This minister wrote anecdotal bios of Ben Franklin & William Penn as well as the one about George Washington
    $2000 26
The Caribbean ABC islands are Aruba, Bonaire & this one
    $2000 20
Gena Rowlands in
"A Woman Under the Influence"
    $2000 21
I cannot believe this Chinese city is properly called Guangzhou
    $2000 24
In 1867 he came up with the idea of using carbolic acid to kill germs in surgical wounds

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Julia Mary Nick
$25,100 $10,000 $6,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. HISTORY
Messrs. Gusenberg, Gusenberg, May, Weinshank, Clark, Heyer & Schwimmer famously died on this day in 1929

Final scores:

Julia Mary Nick
$20,100 $1 $1
7-day champion: $144,910 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Julia Mary Nick
$22,800 $9,800 $6,200
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $38,800

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