Show #6807 - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Battle of the Decades: The 2000s game 2.


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Stephanie Jass, a history professor from Milan, Michigan

Roger Craig, a data scientist from Brooklyn, New York

Vijay Balse, a chemical engineer consulting in renewable energy from Chatham, New Jersey

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to complete the country's two-word name.)
    $200 1
Meaning "full of", it's often found before "with peril"
    $200 7
Tired of whaling, he jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in July 1842 & lived there for a month
    $200 14 is the website for this 6-letter brand
    $200 12
"Gettysburg" &
"God, Guns & Automobiles"
    $200 19
Dr. Rene Laennec invented this medical instrument, then just a hollow wooden tube
    $200 26
Before "Timor"
    $400 2
Filled with woe or agitation
    $400 8
In 1961 the ban on his "Tropic of Cancer" was lifted in the U.S., & soon many of his other banned books were issued
    $400 15
Corning Glass Works introduced this brand of glass bakeware in 1915
    $400 22
"Girlfriends" &
"The Hip Hop Awards"
    $400 20
Norwegian Erik Rotheim is the inventor of this type of spray can
    $400 27
Before "Verde"
    $600 4
Queen Latifah discovered the group known as this "by Nature"
    $600 9
In the early 1920s he briefly served as a scoutmaster for an Oxford, Mississippi Boy Scout troop
    $600 16
"Don't suffer the coughequences" is a slogan of this Pfizer brand
    $600 23
"Too Cute" &
"River Monsters"
    $600 21
Here's Dr. Lonnie Johnson holding two of his inventions, the Nerf dart gun & this alliterative one
    $600 28
Before "Sudan"
    $800 5
Under a 1978 law the USDA inspects these food supply facilities
    $800 10
This author of "The Bone Bed" once worked as a computer analyst at the chief medical examiner's office in Richmond
    $800 17
Its slogan "Strong enough to stand on" was coined back in 1916
    $800 24
"Army Wives" &
"24 Hour Catwalk"
    DD: $1,400 13
Last name of American inventor Ray, whose noise-reduction system eliminated that background hiss on recordings
    $800 29
Before "Islands"--1 of the 2 U.N. members
    $1000 6
Historical Irish region where today you'll find counties Galway & Mayo
    $1000 11
This "tasty" author bakes her novels a while: 1992's "The Secret History" was her 1st, & "The Goldfinch" from 2013 is her 3rd
    $1000 18
Sneaker brand ASICS is an acronym ending with these 3 Latin words that mean "in a sound body"
    $1000 25
"Total Blackout" &
    $1000 3
His mechanical reaper had 7 basic mechanisms that are basically the same as those in the modern equivalent
    $1000 30
Before "Darussalam"

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

Vijay Roger Stephanie
$1,400 $2,800 $5,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Roger Stephanie
$2,400 $5,200 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: The research center in Switzerland that's helped us communicate globally via the Internet and is discovering the nature of subatomic particles.)
    $400 12
When this apostle saw Jesus walking on water, he said, "Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water"
    $400 18
Pieces of dinnerware are some of the only objects remaining from this airship designated the L.Z. 129
    $400 22
In 1993 Boris Yeltsin shut down this newspaper for 30 days for inciting armed rebellion
    $400 26
(I'm Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies.) My grandfather Herman Mankiewicz shared screenplay credit with Orson Wells on this film, often called the greatest movie of all time
    $400 13
The most outstanding policeman's agricultural yield
    $400 14
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives us a clue about the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.) CERN really is the coolest place on Earth; prior to operation, one-eighth of the LHC was cooled with superfluid helium to -271 degrees Celsius, a few degrees above this term for the lowest temperature possible
    $800 8
To King Hezekiah, "Thus saith the Lord, set thine" this "in order, for thou shalt die, and not live"
    $800 19
To reconstruct the original Hollywood sign, you'd have to add these 4 letters
    $800 23
Al-Ahram, which features the pyramids on its masthead, is headquartered in this capital
    $800 30
Ava Gardner was rarely lovelier than in Joseph L. Mankiewicz' "The Barefoot" this lady
    $800 3
Jacket worn when transporting billys & nannys in a launch
    $800 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew comes to us from the halls of CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.) The offices of this corridor were those of CERN computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who wanted to connect hypertext to the Internet in an effort to easily relay information, thereby creating this service that is now practically synonymous with the Internet
    $1200 9
"Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed" this "with her already in his heart"
    $1200 1
This 23-inch beeping metal sphere galvanized America in the 1950s
    $1200 7
Le Figaro began in 1826; this other Paris daily paper has been around only since 1944
    $1200 29
Herman Mankiewicz produced films like this troupe's classic comedy "Monkey Business"
    $1200 4
The greatest possible levy on Madame Tussaud's favorite sculpting material
    $1200 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.) CERN's globe is a symbol of the Earth & sustainable development; its structure is wood, a material that minimizes the greenhouse effect due to its ability to store rather than emit this element
    DD: $3,000 10
A major theme of Ecclesiastes is stated in the second verse of the book: "All is" this
    DD: $6,400 2
Today thought of as a bejeweled statue, it was the Knights of Malta's annual tribute to the Holy Roman Emperor
    $1600 24
The name of this 145-year-old Argentine newspaper simply means "The Press"
    $1600 28
Joseph L. Mankiewicz' last film was this 1972 Olivier-Caine battle of wits, remade in 2007 with Caine & Jude Law battling
    $1600 5
Vestments of Thumper, the new head of the monastery
    $1600 16
The activation of CERN's first accelerator helped develop the theory of this "anemic" type of force
    $2000 11
"Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name" this
    $2000 20
In 2014 $4.6 million was the price for the first gold coin made in the U.S., known as the "Brasher" this Spanish coin
    $2000 25
This German tabloid whose name means "Picture" was founded in 1952 for those with poor reading skills
    $2000 27
The title character of Joseph's "All About Eve" isn't played by Bette Davis but by her
    $2000 6
Go online with your brisket brag
    $2000 15
53 quadrupole these had to be replaced in the Large Hadron Collider after an accident

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vijay Roger Stephanie
$8,800 $17,200 $7,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This crusader, in 1906: "More than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, & then to die without it seems so cruel"

Final scores:

Vijay Roger Stephanie
$17,600 $17,601 $15,600
2nd place: $5,000 Quarterfinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vijay Roger Stephanie
$8,800 $11,800 $10,800
15 R,
2 W
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
18 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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Game tape date: 2014-01-22
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