Show #7050 - Friday, April 17, 2015

Alex Jacob game 6.

Contestants

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Scott Blish, a technical writer and stay-at-home dad originally from Elmira Heights, New York

Nikhil Neelakantan, an operations analyst from Richmond, Virginia

Alex Jacob, a currency trader from Chicago, Illinois (whose 5-day cash winnings total $129,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

STARTS WITH A VOWEL
SPORTS MOVIES
I'M JUST A BILL
AUTOMOTIVE ABBREVS.
LITERARY MEALTIME?
FLASHBACK FRIDAY
    $200 26
This 1986 movie tells the story of how a small-town high school basketball team became Indiana state champions
    $200 27
He wrote his first software program at age 13, & at about 30 he put the "Bill" in billionaire
    $200 28
"Goodbye" this James Hilton schoolteacher who sounds like a brand of cookies or potato snacks
    $200 25
This man who didn't have "no quarrel with them Viet Cong" refused military induction on Friday, April 28, 1967
    $400 21
Bunny battery brand
    $400 20
Parminder Nagra plays soccer for the Hounslow Harriers in this film
    $400 23
This New York City mayor managed Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign in 2000
    $400 24
VIN:
This string of 17 characters posted on the driver's side of the dashboard
    $400 8
Made into a 1991 film, this 1959 William Burroughs novel is an autobiographical account of his addiction
    $400 22
On Friday, Dec. 27, 1935, he issued a manifesto calling for an alliance of the Chinese Communist Party & the Kuomintang
    $600 2
This 7-letter term for any strange person sounds like it refers to the 7 on a pool table
    $600 17
(New York Times film critic A.O. Scott delivers the clue.) I chose this Clint Eastwood film as the best of 2004 & referred to it as "3 people seduced by the bloody allure of the ring"
    $600 10
His "Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World" show was big but he lost his fortune through mismanagement
    $600 18
BLIS:
An "information system" to monitor this area outside the driver's field of vision
    $600 4
The peach in his "James & the Giant Peach" would win a prize in any state fair
    $600 13
An uprising in Bogota on Friday, July 20, 1810 is celebrated as this country's independence day
    $800 1
An administrative district in Paris
    $800 7
Jane Lynch is mom to Will Ferrell in this comedy with drive
    $800 11
In 2002 Bill Richardson was elected governor of this state, succeeding Gary Johnson
    $800 16
DRL:
Daytime these, which make the car more conspicuous to other drivers
    $800 5
A collection of Erma Bombeck's humorous articles was titled "If Life Is" this serving--"What Am I Doing in the Pits?"
    $800 14
On Friday, March 6, 1953 Georgy Malenkov took over for this man, who'd died on Thursday
    $1000 3
Courteous or refined in expression, from the Latin for "city"
    $1000 9
Paul Newman coaches the Chiefs, a losing minor league hockey team, in this favorite
    $1000 12
"Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat" is a collection featuring this Bill Watterson comic strip duo
    DD: $5 19
CPO:
Certified this, a nicer way of saying used
    $1000 6
In the title of Alice Childress' 1973 novel of teenage heroin addiction, this "Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich"
    $1000 15
The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 at least for a time ended Northern Ireland's period of strife known as these

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

Alex Nikhil Scott
$4,600 $2,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Nikhil Scott
$6,200 $1,800 $1,805

Double Jeopardy! Round

STARTS WITH A VOW
BIBLE VERSUS
THE ARTS
IN THE DICTIONARY
THE GREAT STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
COLORFUL ENTERTAINMENT
    $400 11
In 1212 many children took vows to go to retake this holy city
    $400 27
Joshua 6:
The Israelites vs. this city
    $400 28
In 2013 Jeff Koons set a living-artist record with $58.4 million for a dog that looks like it's made of these, kids'-party style
    $400 29
The name of this wrestling hold, whether full or half, may ultimately honor a British naval hero
    $400 30
Mississippi's lowest point is along the shores of this body of water
    $400 12
Last name of Seth, Brian Austin & CeeLo
    $800 26
Originally feting a Voortrekker victory, the Day of the Vow was used in 1961 as a day of uprising against this policy
    $800 25
1 Samuel 17:
This Israelite vs. this Philistine
    $800 23
Delta disallowed 250,000 frequent flyer miles this string instrument accrued by having its own seat next to Lynn Harrell
    DD: $2,000 6
Fittingly, it means "empty orchestra" in Japanese
    $800 5
In 1792 a French-Canadian trader named Louis LeFleur was the first to settle in this state capital
    $800 21
This actor covers a lot of ground, voicing a panda on film & playing both Orson Welles & Elvis on TV's "Drunk History"
    $1200 17
This member of The Mamas & The Papas vowed to become the most famous fat girl in the world
    $1200 8
1 Samuel 4:
Philistines vs. Israelites, with the winner to get this fancy chest
    $1200 1
The New York Philharmonic & the School of American Ballet are based at this complex
    $1200 15
This word for a house of ill repute comes from the Italian
    $1200 7
This Mississippi city was named for the trees that provided building timber but are also sung about for their honey
    $1200 20
Taylor Swift sang, "Losing him was blue like I'd never known... but loving him was" this title color
    $1600 18
Manhattan prosecutor Preet Bharara has vowed sweeping reform at this island penitentiary
    $1600 9
Mark 11:15:
Jesus vs. these financial professionals
    $1600 2
One of the first stops of this trane was a sax solo on a 1951 recording of "We Love To Boogie"
    $1600 22
The Oxford English Dictionary says the name of this cosmetic may be from the Catalan for "soot, black smear"
    $1600 4
Perhaps this author's early boyhood in New Albany, Miss. was in his mind as he lay dying in Byhalia
    $1600 19
In a Halloween TV special, some kids got candy, but this kid? "I got a rock"
    $2000 16
In 1789 the French third estate vowed to hold out for a Constitution at a meeting held on one of these fields of play
    $2000 10
Revelation 12:
This archangel & his angels vs. a big red dragon
    DD: $3,405 3
Around 1900 this young Italian painter was influenced by a group called the Macchiaioli, or "stainers"
    $2000 24
This 3-letter word is a long, narrow inlet or arm of a river
    $2000 14
While he was governor from 2004 to 2012, Mississippi got out of last place in per-capita income for the first time in 25 years
    $2000 13
The natural combination of dancing & the Philadelphia Eagles loomed large in this 2012 film

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Nikhil Scott
$17,400 $10,200 $3,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BOOK REVIEWS
A 2008 review of this novel, later filmed, compared it to "Battle Royale" & said it's "a future we can fear"

Final scores:

Alex Nikhil Scott
$20,401 $2,999 $7,200
6-day champion: $149,802 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Nikhil Scott
$17,400 $12,200 $8,000
23 R,
2 W
10 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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