Show #6837 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Battle of the Decades semifinal game 2.


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Leszek Pawlowicz, a shovel bum from Flagstaff, Arizona

Tom Cubbage, an attorney from Washington, D.C.

Brad Rutter, an actor and producer from Hollywood, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to give us the cliché we've reworded in...)
(Alex: These are responses we've never tried to go for in Jeopardy! history.)
    $200 2
In the Austro-Prussian War, "Austro" won a few battles, but this prime minister won the war
    $200 11
This "Modern Family" co-star has a line of apparel & home products at Kmart
    $200 18
Anastasia Steele falls for a troubled man in this first book in an erotic trilogy
    $200 1
Physical movements drown out lingual units
    $200 16
The "A/O" is this person who makes a collar
    $200 26
Here's our first clue about this website, covering D.C. since 2007 & named from slang for an electee
    $400 4
Russia 1, Turkey 0
at Sinope;
Allies 1, Russia 0
in this 1853 to 1856 war
    $400 12
The last name of this actress is an adjective
    $400 19
"I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story" is the opening line of "The Racketeer" by this novelist
    $400 3
Up to a time some bovines return to our domicile
    $400 17
In 2009 Tulsa firefighters underwent special training on dealing with fires in these "labs"
    $400 27
A 2014 OED update includes this, a game of dice or a risky proposition
    $600 5
Around 428 B.C. Athens kept control of Lesbos but by 404 things had swung Sparta's way in this war
    $600 13
The last name of this actress who played Serena on "Gossip Girl" is an adjective & an adverb
    $600 23
Robert Langdon feels the burn dealing with a riddle involving Dante's "Inferno" in an offering from this author
    $600 8
One christening involving a conflagration
    $600 20
Interrogators don't say "The suspect exercised his right to counsel" but "The little weasel" did this 2-word phrase
    $600 28
This creator of "The Family Circus" passed on the comic to his son Jeff
    $800 6
The South took the Battle of this "ville" in 1863 but lost Stonewall Jackson
    DD: $4,400 14
This portrayer of the screen's classic Southern belle was born in India to British parents
    $800 24
"Persuader" by Lee Child featured the return of this ex-military cop, 6'5", 250 in the book series & not 6'5", 250 onscreen
    $800 9
You make the choice between a method I've chosen & a turnpike
    $800 21
Apres nous, "After us", this gun, a hose that emits 1,000 gallons of water a minute
    $800 29
Not Honey Bunny but this "sweet" rhyming endearment is what Jimmy Neutron's dad calls Jimmy's mom
    $1000 7
In 1937 it was the Republicans over the Nationalists at the Jarama River near this European capital, but the Nats won the war
    $1000 15
On "Downton Abbey", she plays the snappish Lady Mary Crawley
    $1000 25
Detective Harry Bosch looks back 20 years at a killing during the 1992 L.A. riots in "The Black Box" by this novelist
    $1000 10
One savory sample from one's personal prescription
    $1000 22
To New York City cops, this vehicle is a "bus"
    $1000 30
The first "ui" response in our show's history is this ethnic group that has clashed with China's majority Han

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

Brad Tom Leszek
$9,800 $1,200 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Tom Leszek
$13,800 $3,400 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The science and technology magazine.)
    $400 30
In an amazing engineering feat in 2013 the Costa Concordia was raised from the rocks off this country's coast
    $400 23
Its state song calls it "A state of sweet magnolias and Creole melodies"
    $400 29
Born John Lydon, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols
    $400 28
Jim Thorpe won this Olympic event--then he didn't--then he did
    $400 27
Kenya has a library service in which books for nomads are transported across the desert via these animals
    $400 1
Near the top of the "100 Top Stories of 2013" was the announcement that atmospheric levels of this gas topped 400 ppm
    $800 21
This ship of Columbus was officially the Santa Clara but had a more juvenile nickname
    $800 22
Its geographic center is 5 miles northeast of Ames
    $800 24
Mahalia Jackson was one of those who've sung, "He's got the whole world" here
    $800 25
A period of decline in morals or art, or just a typical weekend for me
    $800 26
The Clapp Library at Wellesley College has the love letters exchanged by these 2 English poets in 1845 & 1846
    $800 20
A wilderness doctor's must-have list includes this everyday pill, as a blood thinner in case of heart attack
    $1200 18
Henry Hudson used this "astronomical" ship to explore America in 1609
    DD: $5,000 7
This state is nicknamed the "Corporate Capital"
    $1200 10
In 1994 he duetted with Amy Grant on "House Of Love", a title that turned out to be meaningful
    $1200 4
U.S. Customs & Border Protection form 6059B
    $1200 14
St. Catherine's Monastery at the foot of this biblical mount has a fragment of a 4th century Bible
    $1200 19
Increasing its overall surface area, though it's not all filled in, brings extra sun to the plant known by this food's name
    $1600 2
This first "all big gun" British battleship was launched in 1906 but scrapped just 16 years later
    $1600 8
Mississippi leads the nation in percentage of people using this program, officially "SNAP"
    $1600 11
In an old standard, these sad 4 words follow "They're writing songs of love"
    $1600 5
It's the listing of the different cases of nouns, more complex in Latin than English
    $1600 15
Dennis Lehane is a trustee of this city public library, which beats NYC as the USA's biggest in number of volumes held
    $1600 13
Discover reported on the death in Oklahoma of Tim Samaras, one of these who often was on the TV show named for them
    $2000 3
This ship named for a Midwest capital was sunk after delivering A-bomb parts in 1945; nearly 600 died awaiting rescue
    $2000 9
The highest point in Massachusetts is in these western hills
    $2000 17
Blond hair flying, he's been making the violin a crossover instrument since his 2007 album "Virtuoso"
    $2000 6
"The boy stood" here, "whence all but he had fled"
    DD: $2,000 16
The George W. Bush Presidential Library is on the campus of this university
    $2000 12
In 2014 news, the Big Bang reveals its secrets to the BICEP2 telescope at this spot with not much interference

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Tom Leszek
$32,800 $6,600 $5,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

2 teen Hashemite cousins officially took the thrones of their respective countries May 2, 1953:
Faisal of Iraq & him

Final scores:

Brad Tom Leszek
$32,800 $8,592 $10,399
Finalist 3rd place: $25,000 2nd place: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brad Tom Leszek
$27,400 $6,600 $5,200
32 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
0 W
9 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2014-04-17
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