Show #7021 - Monday, March 9, 2015

Contestants

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Jen Jabaily Blackburn, an academic assistant from Northampton, Massachusetts

Mike Ewing, an attorney from Austin, Texas

Rachael Sims, a law school graduate from Sullivan, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

MARCH MADNESS
FILL OUT YOUR BRACKET
THE SWEET 16
(Alex: Sweet, because each correct response will be made up of a 16-letter word.)
THE ELITE ATE
THE FINAL 4
(Alex: ...in which you have to name the poet who wrote the last 4 words of the famous poem given.)
NCAA CHAMPS
    $200 1
His jubilant letter of March 10th, 1876 says, "Articulate speech was transmitted intelligibly this afternoon"
    $200 5
IKEA's Ekby Hensvik product is a bracket for supporting these
    $200 25
Moving from high noon to 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. is going this way
    $200 15
Ludwig Bemelmans said this elegant fish roe appetizer "is to dining what a sable coat is to a girl in evening dress"
    $200 8
"The mome raths outgrabe"
    $400 2
March 1855 saw border ruffians from Missouri invade this state & force the election of a pro-slavery government
    $400 6
In this army branch that brings out the big guns, bracketing is finding the range between over-& undershooting
    $400 19
Massaging the Wagyu caws with sake & feeding them beer makes for this tender & expensive Japanese beef
    $400 9
"Made all the difference"
    $400 14
1984 was the year of the Hoyas & this 7-footer who ended up with the Knicks but should've played for "Dallas"
    DD: $600 3
In March 2001 this space station was intentionally deorbited and crashed into the Pacific Ocean
    $600 13
Latin for "thus", it often appears in square brackets within a quote to mean "He really said that"
    $600 27
Judicial review refers to a court's power to declare laws this
    $600 20
This dish of lobster tails with Bechamel shares its name with a French Revolutionary Calendar month
    $600 10
"Have crost the bar"
    $600 16
This man, "Coach K", led Duke to the top in 1991 & 1992 & don't worry, we won't make you spell his last name... today
    $800 4
In March 1792 King Gustav III of this nation was fatally shot by a disgruntled army officer
    $800 23
IRS tax brackets are lower if you file as "head of" this than as "married filing jointly"
    $800 26
Dutch speakers are this to me--or, as they say, onbegrijpelijk
    $800 21
The Densuke, a variety of this melon with black rather than green skin, has been sold for more than $6,000
    $800 11
"Death, thou shalt die"
    $800 17
Each year from 2011 to 2014, at least one team from this state made the Final Four, winning it all twice
    $1000 7
In March 37 Tiberius lay dying as this successor waited; when Tiberius sat up & asked for food, he had to be smothered
    $1000 24
The word "bracket" comes from braccae, an old form of this "br" word for short trousers
    $1000 22
The most desirable of these are the black ones from France's Perigord & Quercy regions
    $1000 12
"O'Leary in the grave"
    $1000 18
He "conjured up" the 1979 title for his Spartans, beating Larry Bird & being named Most Outstanding Player

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

Rachael Mike Jen
$2,200 $600 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rachael Mike Jen
$4,600 $4,600 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

PHILOSOPHY
TOP 5 HITMAKERS
DINOSAURS
WHAT A COUNTRY!
THERE B 3 "B"s
THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY
(Jimmy: From Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where technology that makes Americans safer also improves our daily lives.)
    $400 16
This word's Greek etymology tells you it's a political system "without a ruling power"
    $400 6
1958:
"Sweet Little Sixteen"
    $400 17
Mercuriceratops had on the sides of its head 2 structures resembling these, like on the god Mercury's helmet
    $400 11
On July 1, 1867 this large Dominion was established by the British North America Act
    $400 1
To fumble a baseball in an erroneous fashion
    $400 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) National security along with national wealth would be enhanced with safe boundless process that powers the Sun; one approach involves a powerful laser working like a spark plug
    $800 25
It's not just subtraction; it's also a method showing that a conclusion flows from premises assumed to be true
    $800 7
2006:
"Crazy"
    $800 22
The triangular plates on the back of this dinosaur genus may have regulated its temperature
    $800 12
In 1821 the American Colonization Society secured the land that became this African country
    DD: $1,200 2
Deeply religious area of the South & Midwest
    $800 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) A new military uniform material under development protects personnel from chemical and biological weapons using CNTs or these nanotubes which close up like tiny pores during an attack
    $1200 26
Meta-, normative & applied are the 3 main types of this philosophy branch concerned with human conduct & its moral value
    $1200 8
2012:
"Lights"
    $1200 23
In 2013 scientists announced that one specimen of Sinosaurus found in this country had gum disease
    $1200 13
This Western Hemisphere country is the largest nation in area whose capital city's name begins with the same letter
    $1200 3
Trying to talk while crying
    $1200 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) Keeping satellites safe is the goal of the STARE project, which can predict the orbit of thousands of pieces of space junk to within 100 meters using tiny satellites positioned in "L.E.O.", short for this
    $1600 9
1970:
"Lookin' Out My Back Door"
    $1600 27
The 2-legged Struthiomimus was built for speed; its name means "mimic" of this large bird
    DD: $2,200 14
This city-state's entire military consists of Swiss soldiers
    $1600 5
From what happens to the tires, it's a 2-word slang term meaning to stomp on the gas
    $1600 21
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California) A device to radio activity at ports of entry is called GeMini--"Mini" for its size & "Ge" for this element, whose semiconducting properties & high atomic number make it a great detector material
    $2000 10
1984:
"Miss Me Blind"
    $2000 28
This "V"-named dinosaur reached a length of 6 feet & weighed about 100 pounds but was a swift predator
    $2000 15
After tensions escalated for years, it fought a short war with Russia in the summer of 2008
    $2000 4
Fashion-conscious adolescent teen girl of the 1940s
    $2000 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboratory in Livermore, CA.) The lab's high performance computing with the capacity of 20 quadrillion operations per second is not just helping to build weapons systems, but to model this, which Sec. of State Kerry in 2014 called directly related to the potential of greater conflict

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rachael Mike Jen
$9,800 $14,400 $11,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY CHARACTERS
The first story in which he appeared began, "The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at 3 in the morning"

Final scores:

Rachael Mike Jen
$0 $8,000 $19,700
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,700

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rachael Mike Jen
$9,800 $13,800 $10,800
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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