Show #6840 - Friday, May 16, 2014

Battle of the Decades final game 2.


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Roger Craig, a data scientist from Brooklyn, New York (subtotal of $0)

Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington (subtotal of $7,000)

Brad Rutter, an actor and producer from Hollywood, California (subtotal of $10,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be 2 words, different by only one letter.)
    $200 6
For "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Long used original illustrations from this author's books
for inspiration
    $200 21
Double this letter to get a room in a private home with accommodations & a morning meal
    $200 28
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization urges us to "Wear pink, have fun" & fight this disease
    $200 1
"The lure of the Arctic is tugging at my heart", says the headstone of this African-American explorer
    $200 30
An indolent woman
    $200 23
"Let It Go" from this animated flick
    $400 7
Roger De Bris says
he's supposed to be a Grand Duchess but looks more like the Chrysler Building in this Mel Brooks musical
    $400 22
Despite the last 4 letters they share, don't be afraid of killer whales on these 2 largest of Spain's Balearic Islands
    $400 29
Founded in 1958, today it has more than 37 million members over the age of 50
    $400 2
Migrate north to this city to visit the largest museum of African-American history; it's named for Charles H. Wright
    $400 14
An egg-shaped iridescent gem
    $400 24
"Jai Ho"
from this movie
    $600 8
John Waters said Long's costumes for this show were "amazing. You have to have great taste to do bad taste"
    $600 15
Here are the bright lights of Chuo-dori Street in this Tokyo shopping district
    $600 19
In 1980 it organized the USA's first World Day for Laboratory Animals protest
    $600 3
The second African-American patent holder, Henry Blair got 2:
for devices to plant corn & to plant this crop
    $600 11
A .357 dude
    $600 25
This holiday classic from "Holiday Inn"
    $800 9
Long said that transforming
an old crone into a fairy godmother was the most exciting part of this musical
    $800 16
When converting your dollars in Netanya, know that there are 100 agorot in each one of this currency
    DD: $1,000 20
Now one big happy family, this mentoring group was formed by the union of 2 "sibling" organizations in 1977
    $800 4
In 1993 Joycelyn Elders became the first African American to hold this government post
    $800 12
Out-of-date fashion sense
    $800 26
the love theme from this movie remake
    $1000 10
Eclectic designs like
upside down skirts
were worn in this show that featured Christine Ebersole as Little Edie
    $1000 17
Only niches remain where two giant Buddhas once stood in this Afghan valley
    $1000 18
"Beating The Odds:
A Year In The Life Of A Piping Plover" was a recent article on this organization's website
    $1000 5
Penned by James Weldon Johnson, the song do this "And Sing" became an African-American "National Anthem"
    $1000 13
I'm ignoring the X-rays! My teeth are fine!
    $1000 27
The title theme from "Days Of Wine And Roses" by Johnny Mercer & him

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

Brad Ken Roger
-$800 $4,600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Ken Roger
$1,800 $6,000 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
It's the "A" in the behavior problem ADHD
    $400 22
This lake is shared by Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania
    $400 28
According to legend, the wife of Chinese Emperor Huangdi was the first to cultivate this fiber around 2700 B.C.
    $400 29
Stars in this spectacle included Gorgeous George & Gorilla Monsoon
    $400 25
Dame Judi Dench wrote the foreword to this expose on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions
    $400 30
You know you're a family man when you find yourself behind the wheel of one of these, like the Grand Caravan
    $800 12
Location of the window seen here
    $800 23
More than 3,000 square miles in area, it shares its name with a Central American nation
    $800 27
On Lesbos she ran an academy for unmarried women, teaching them social graces, poetry & singing
    $800 7
"Now if there's a smile on my face", I'm listening to this "tearful" No. 1 hit by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    $800 24
Shh! It's the title of Anthony Bourdain's "Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly"
    $800 26
Our contestant Jeremy Horowitz dreamed of being an announcer at rallies of these

"Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! ...Roaring out of the gates of Hades!"
    $1200 13
Montana's U.S. representative is officially this 2-word phrase, in this case not meaning "on the loose"
    DD: $10,200 4
Sharing the name of a city, it's the largest lake entirely within a Canadian province
    $1200 18
The festival of Hanukkah commemorates this Jewish hero's restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem
    $1200 1
It's starship captain James Kirk's middle name
    $1200 10
"A Long Way Gone" is Ishmael Beah's memoir of being a boy soldier during the 1990s civil war in this African nation
    $1200 19
All aboard! In 2010 the U.S. Navy ended its ban on women serving on these
    $1600 14
From the French, it's an artist's studio or workshop
    $1600 3
Murray is not just your cousin the dentist but also this country's major river, at more than 1,500 miles
    $1600 17
This system of wedge-shaped writing originated in Sumer around 3000 B.C.
    $1600 6
It was the appropriate first video played by MTV when it launched in 1981
    DD: $2,000 8
The title of this essay collection by David Sedaris refers to his attempt to learn to speak French
    $1600 20
The title of the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" refers to this
    $2000 15
(Kelly attaches a throwing stick to a shaft.) This throwing stick, used since prehistoric times to increase the velocity & force of a projectile, takes its name from the Aztec for "spear-thrower"
    $2000 2
The 2 longest rivers in the U.K. are the Thames & this 220-mile river that flows through England & Wales
    $2000 16
When Alexander the Great razed Thebes in 335 B.C., he spared the home of this lyric poet
    $2000 5
In 2009 he joined Pitt & Clooney as the third man to be twice picked People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive"
    $2000 9
This Neil Sheehan book focuses on Lt. Col. John Paul Vann to illuminate America's failures & disillusionment in Vietnam
    $2000 21
2-wheeled, 1-passenger harness racing cart

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brad Ken Roger
$11,800 $13,600 $2,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Serving 160 years apart, these 2 Secretaries of State are the only ones who never married

Final scores:

Brad Ken Roger
$11,800 $599 $4,000

Cumulative scores:

Brad Ken Roger
$21,800 $7,599 $4,000
Tournament champion: $1,000,000 1st runner-up: $100,000 2nd runner-up: $50,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Brad Ken Roger
$11,200 $13,600 $12,200
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
20 R,
1 W
17 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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Game tape date: 2014-04-17
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