Show #7136 - Monday, September 28, 2015

Matt Jackson game 2.

Contestants

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Vicki Eastus, a law school professor and administrator from Brooklyn, New York

Jedidiah Smith, a technical writer from Denver, Colorado

Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

COMPUTER HISTORY
THE BRADY BUNCH
CRIME OF THE DECADE
PLAYING POLITICS
FROM PAGE TO MUSICAL
"O-M-G"!
(Alex: Not, "Oh, my God." Each correct response will begin with an "O", and it will be followed at some point by an "M" and a "G" in that order.)
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew clicks the signaling device from behind a familiar lectern at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California; Jimmy is her sole human competitor.) The museum has an homage to this "Jeopardy!" cyber contestant, whose brilliance is now being put to work diagnosing illnesses, recommending better investments & helping researchers around the world find information faster
    $200 4
This improv comedian currently hosts the daytime revival of "Let's Make a Deal"
    $200 21
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    $200 16
Steve Beshear, Rand Paul & Henry Clay were left, right & center working for this state
    $200 10
It was a 75-year journey, but "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" stepped out as this musical with an all-black cast
    $200 2
This traffic is headed your way
    $400 30
The alternative to hard disk wasn't called soft disk but this, & 5 billion a year were sold in the mid-'90s
    $400 5
In a 1917 movie Alice Brady played this flag maker, with lines like "There can be no reward so great as the honor"
    $400 22
The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped
    $400 17
Magna cum laude at Harvard, Fred Grandy was your yeoman purser on this show before "making another run" at Congress
    $400 11
The Tony-winning musical "Big River" was based on this Mark Twain classic
    $400 12
Members of OPEC declared one of these 2-word stoppages in 1973
    $600 29
A big hit with 1960s scientists, the CDC 1604 was one of the first computers with these instead of vacuum tubes
    $600 1
From 1988 to 1993 Nicholas Brady's signature appeared on our paper currency because of his position as this
    $600 23
Mary Surratt is found guilty of conspiracy
    $600 18
Photos taken in this D.C. space that's 36 by 29 feet (well, roughly) may not be used in political campaigns
    DD: $1,400 7
Damon Runyon's story "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" rolled the dice as this musical
    $600 13
They've been held in Antwerp, Chamonix & Seoul
    $800 28
Unveiled in 1977, the TRS-80 got its name from the Tandy Corporation & this retail chain where it was sold
    $800 3
She died in April 2015 after 30 years of gun control activism
    $800 24
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre takes place
    $800 19
This Northeastern man was 30, the minimum age for a U.S. senator, when he ran in 1962; he stuck around 47 years
    $800 8
Welcome, old chum, to this musical based on Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories"
    $800 14
The study of eye diseases
    $1000 27
The name of this early programming language is an acronym starting "Beginner's All-purpose"
    $1000 6
This flashy 19th-century financier was said to have bejeweled underwear
    $1000 25
The Achille Lauro cruise ship is hijacked, Leon Klinghoffer is killed
    $1000 20
Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district encompassed this NYC borough, threatened to toss a reporter off a balcony
    $1000 9
Lerner & Loewe adapted this musical from T.H. White's "The Once & Future King"
    $1000 15
Fancy name for Fleischmann's

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

Matt Jedidiah Vicki
$5,000 $0 $4,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Jedidiah Vicki
$10,000 -$1,200 $8,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

BOTANISTS
A "COOL" CATEGORY
QEII IS THEIR QUEEN TOO
DOUBLE THAT LETTER!
(Alex: In the next category, each response consists of two words. It's called [*] The words are exactly the same, except there is one letter that's double.)
ODE ON A
GRECIAN EARN
    $400 20
Nehemiah Grew (good name for a botanist) coined the term "radicle" for the embryonic one of these
    $400 6
It's the nom de rap of Artis Ivey
    $400 17
In area, it's the largest country with Elizabeth II as its queen, & she's been there over 20 times
    $400 1
The last name of a French fashion designer & a body of water like the one next to France
    $400 8
The Battle of Shiloh is mentioned in Allen Tate's ode to the dead soldiers of this losing side
    $400 30
Born in 1906, this Greek who made his first million at 25 had a philosopher for a middle name too--Socrates
    $800 21
This monk's 2 basic principles of heredity are the law of independent assortment & the law of segregation
    $800 7
In this film Strother Martin tells Paul Newman, "What we've got here is failure to communicate"
    $800 18
A Crown colony in 1877, it became independent in 1974 & was invaded by the U.S. in 1983
    $800 2
Walked through shallow water & balled up paper into a small lump
    $800 9
"I faint in this obscurity, thou dewy dawn of memory", ends an ode by this "Idylls of the King" poet
    $800 29
In 2011 this gal from Athens earned big time when her post sold for $315 million
    $1200 22
In 1888 Liberty H. Bailey established the 1st horticultural laboratory in the U.S. at this East Lansing school
    $1200 13
It's been topping desserts since 1966
    $1200 16
The 2 countries farthest south that recognize Elizabeth as queen
    $1200 3
A word meaning vigor & to look through a small opening
    $1200 10
Vocalists sing this Schiller poem at the end of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    $1200 28
Shipping heir Philip Niarchos inherited his dad's art, including "Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear" by this man
    $1600 23
This Santa Rosa, Calif. botanist's "How Plants Are Trained to Work for Man" influenced the 1930 Plant Patent Act
    $1600 14
She's the funny lady seen here
    $1600 19
In 1632 the British colonized this island; it took them until 1678 to get around to Barbuda
    $1600 4
The place where you live & the French word for man
    $1600 11
This Chilean celebrated ordinary things via odes "To the Onion" & "To My Socks"
    $1600 27
Socrates Kokkalis made his coin in the telecom industry & as owner of Olympiacos FC, one of these
    DD: $3,000 24
As a professor of botany at Uppsala University, he wrote several works including "Species Plantarum"
    $2000 15
The tracks on this 1957 Miles Davis album introduced a kind of jazz that never got too hot, hence its title
    $2000 25
Don't dread this English-speaking country 90 miles south of Cuba
    $2000 5
Carried on a war & moved like some tails
    DD: $6,000 12
Keats wrote an "Ode to" this mythological persona who wed Cupid
    $2000 26
She, of the black spectacles, is worth around $300 million & is said to be the world's top-selling female singer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Jedidiah Vicki
$35,000 $2,000 $14,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ROCK & ROLL
The group Nazareth took its name from the first line of a 1968 song from this other group

Final scores:

Matt Jedidiah Vicki
$30,000 $2,928 $4,200
2-day champion: $51,200 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matt Jedidiah Vicki
$29,200 $2,000 $14,200
34 R
(including 3 DDs),
1 W
3 R,
3 W
20 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $45,400

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