Show #6078 - Wednesday, February 2, 2011

IBM Challenge mini-documentary: "Practice Makes Perfect"


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Mike Huijon, a medical student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fred Cofone, a copy editor from Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Molly Rosenbusch, a night court clerk from Twin Lakes, Idaho (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
The main harbor on Tobago has a huge port for these, so come on, Mabel, let's get off & see the town
    $200 5
In 2010 he became the second Emmitt in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
    $200 16
This comedian known for entertaining the troops was honored with a stamp in 2009
    $200 18
To build this Inuit structure, begin harvesting blocks of hard-packed snow about 3' long, 15" high & 8" deep
    $200 1
The parathyroid glands regulate this element essential to bone health
    $200 9
Steal from "Peter to pay Paul"
    $400 27
Parang, a style of music with songs called anunciacions & nacimientos, is popular at this time of the year
    $400 6
Martina Navratilova ended up ahead in the rivalry with her, 43 matches to 37
    $400 17
A 2010 stamp honored political cartoonist Bill Mauldin, the youngest winner of this prize
    $400 19
A terrace is often part of this apartment found on the roof or top floor of a building
    $400 2
One basic & one more serious, they're the 2 main types of bone fracture
    $400 10
A riotous crowd of people
    $600 28
T&T are close enough to this country that the water from the Orinoco murks up scuba diving
    $600 7
In 1979 Grete Waitz was the first woman to do this in NYC in under 2 1/2 hours--no, not finish her shopping at Saks
    $600 20
The Love stamp seen here is adapted from an image on a Hallmark card, & features these flowers
    $600 21
From the Latin for "assembly", it's a building housing nuns
    $600 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical rendering on the monitor.) In the second year of life, two bones fuse to form this lower jawbone, & the chin starts to develop at the fusion point
    $600 13
Weep aloud, or cry uncontrollably
    $800 29
Trinidad's prime minister lives in Whitehall--the one located in the capital, this of Spain
    $800 11
Called "Slammin' Sam", he's the only man to win the same PGA tournament 8 times
    $800 24
This author of "Hawaii" was honored on a stamp wearing (what else?) a Hawaiian lei
    $800 22
Mukesh Ambani's $1 billion home, the world's most expensive, lies on the Arabian Sea in this largest Indian city
    $800 4
Infection-fighting white blood cells called neutrophils are produced in this part of the bone
    $800 14
In tennis, a high-arcing shot hit deep into the opponent's court
    $1000 30
At the Caroni Sanctuary you can see Trinidad's national bird, the scarlet this
    $1000 12
(Alex Trebek presents the clue from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI.) I once introduced this hockey player to a large group of sports fans by saying, "All of us have heroes, and he is one of mine"--Number 9 for the Detroit Red Wings--"Mr. Hockey"
    $1000 25
Part of the Nature of America series, the pane seen here is called this type of forest
    $1000 23
The Navajo usually built this one-room earth-covered dwelling with the entrance facing east
    DD: $1,000 8
This forearm bone takes its name from the Latin for "elbow"
    $1000 15
A male swan

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Molly Fred Mike
$1,400 $3,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Molly Fred Mike
$6,600 $4,000 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We're talking about privately held companies.)
    $400 3
Historic landmarks in this city include Hull House & the Marshall Field Company Store
    $400 5
The outdoorsy home of British Merry Men becomes the new pad for a "Last King of Scotland" winner
    $400 13
History-loving Edgar Lawrence...
    $400 14
Alaska's richest company, Arctic Slope Regional, trades in this, also the name of a U.S. Cabinet department
    $400 19
Elder Zhang Guo, one of the Chinese 8 immortals, is depicted as carrying this clingstone fruit
    $400 1
Scallop & scaloppine come from a word meaning these; the fillets are so thin they curl up like them
    $800 4
It was in Emigration Canyon near Salt Lake City in 1847 that he told his followers, "This is the place"
    $800 6
Uh oh... it's "Misery" when this actress checks into a "Psycho" lodging
    DD: $1,000 15
The fantastic James Matthew...
    $800 25
Immortelles are these that retain their color & shape when dried
    $800 2
The verb "to pounce" comes from a noun meaning this part of a bird of prey
    $1200 10
The site where he launched the first liquid fuel rocket in 1926 is now part of a golf course fairway in Massachusetts
    $1200 7
A 1953 musical based on a Shakespeare play becomes an actress who won as a literature-loving Nazi
    $1200 16
The very British Pelham Grenville...
    $1200 28
Legend says that an Arawak chief named Sequene went in search of this pool of immortality on the Island of Bimini
    $1200 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a line of poetry on the monitor.) A natural break or pause in a line of poetry is called a "caesura"; the "caes" part comes from the Latin for this verb, as in "excise"
    $1600 11
The Kentucky Derby was modeled on England's Epsom Derby & is held at this site
    $1600 8
This best actor winner for "Stalag 17" has no time for Hollywood phonies as the "Catcher in the Rye" kid
    $1600 17
Young people's author Susan Eloise...
    $1600 21
In Virginia, look to the heavens & you just might come up with the name of this confectionery that's tops
    $1600 27
Mormons believe these 2 members of the godhead have physical bodies but are immortal
    $1600 23
The French for "to throw" gives us this word for a pier
    $2000 12
His home Beauvoir, where he wrote "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government", is a landmark in Biloxi
    $2000 9
A "timely" London landmark turns into an actor who won for a 1982 biopic
    $2000 18
The adventurous Cecil Scott... (it's not Lewis)
    $2000 20
This "Entertainment" company is numero uno in Nevada
    $2000 26
In Greek mythology, these immortals included Cronus, Rhea & Oceanus
    DD: $2,000 22
Older baling equipment would malfunction & tangle, a possible origin of this word for crazy or disordered

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Molly Fred Mike
$16,000 $11,200 $3,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the 20 presidents elected to a second term, 2 of the 3 who failed to complete that term

Final scores:

Molly Fred Mike
$0 $3,200 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $3,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Molly Fred Mike
$15,800 $11,200 $3,200
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
7 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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Game tape date: 2010-10-26
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