Show #7170 - Friday, November 13, 2015

2015 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.

Contestants

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Michael Bilow, a Ph. D. student in computer science from Los Angeles, California

Scott Lord, a construction attorney from Santa Monica, California

Alex Jacob, a currency trader from Chicago, Illinois

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Jeopardy! Round

NAMING THE FIRST PRESIDENT
COUNTING TO 2
WRITING YOUR OWN NAME
PLAYING THEMSELVES
FALLING OFF A LOG
THIS SHOULD BE "EZ"!
    $200 25
He was the first president of the Republic of Gran Colombia, established 1819
    $200 26
In baseball scorekeeping, 2 refers to this position
    $200 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew writes left.) Lefties have it easier writing from right to left without smudging, like my name "Sarah" in this language
    $200 28
In "Trainwreck" this athlete asks Bill Hader, "What's the difference between Miami & Cleveland?"
    $200 29
A lizard may choose a log to sun himself, or this 4-letter word; don't knock him off!
    $200 30
To compress tightly
    $400 15
Of the Russian Federation, established 1991
    $400 24
It's the 2-word term for a comical reaction to something not noticed the first time you looked
    $400 23
Micrographia is a common symptom of this disease that also causes tremors; hand exercises help some patients
    $400 22
After something evil & dead is awakened in "My Name Is Bruce", this B-movie legend is enlisted to save the day
    $400 21
Its purported thousand legs might not keep this arthropod from falling off the log where it lives
    $400 20
It's a French word for a meeting between lovers, perhaps as part of a secret amour
    $600 14
Of France's Fifth Republic, established 1958
    $600 16
AKA a double star, it's a system of 2 stars revolving about their common center of mass
    $600 10
The first name is easier to read in the signature of this great international athlete
    $600 13
"Wes Craven's New" one includes Heather Langenkamp as herself, terrorized by Freddy Kreuger
    $600 17
The badger may be looking for a larval insect called this, also a word for human food
    $600 19
It's a disparaging term for an old man, but when it came to playing bass in Black Sabbath, this Butler did it
    $800 1
Of the Republic of China in 1912, provisionally
    $800 3
If "Maury" were on in ancient times, Mars would have been told, "you are the father!" of these city-founding twins of myth
    $800 6
An outsized signature is said to indicate this -ism named for a conceited Greek youth
    $800 5
David Bowie oversees a runway "walk-off" between 2 witless models in this 2001 comedy
    $800 7
In Madagascar, the hissing type of this insect is semi-social as they nest together and take care of their offspring
    $800 9
These eyeglasses are kept in place by a spring gripping the bridge of the nose
    $1000 2
Of Israel: L'him!
    $1000 4
The design of Germany's "Vengeance Weapon 2", aka the V-2, was led by this scientist
    DD: $1,000 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows handwriting samples on the monitor.) A study finds that people who put the dots to the left of their I's & J's tend to habitually do this, from the Latin cras, meaning "tomorrow"
    $1000 12
This director plays himself in "Sunset Boulevard" & Norma's last line mentions him
    $1000 8
It's on the log, off the log, over & over, if you're this type of ant, whose name you can guess by what they're carrying
    $1000 18
Italian term for the short, light entertainment between the acts of an opera

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

Alex Scott Michael
$4,000 $1,600 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Scott Michael
$7,200 $3,000 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR
'80s FICTION
DESERTS
POP CULTURE
HETERONYMS
A LA DESCARTES
    $400 8
2009:
This Fed chairman
    $400 9
Its prequel was "Prizzi's Family";
its sequel, "Prizzi's Glory"
    $400 16
The Nubian Desert is a region of this much larger desert
    $400 13
This actress's big-screen credits include "E.T." & "50 First Dates"
    $400 24
An additional choice &
to switch back & forth
    $400 17
Descartes created the analytic type of this, which employs algebraic methods in working with figures
    $800 19
2010:
This Facebook co-founder
    $800 10
This 1988 novel:
"A census taker tried to quantify me once. I ate his liver with some fava beans"
    $800 25
The Tabernas Desert in this country's province of Almeria has served as a location for many movie Westerns
    $800 30
In 2014 Billboard listed "Sunshine & Whiskey" & "Day Drinking" as "hot songs" in this genre
    $800 12
Plunged &
a small pigeon
    $800 28
When the Church condemned this Italian for his views, Descartes decided against publishing his book with similar ideas
    $1200 5
Among the controversial choices, 1938 Hitler, 1939 & 1942, this man
    $1200 1
In 1984 he served up the bestseller "The Sicilian"
    $1200 26
In 2013 the world's largest solar energy plant went online in this desert at Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif.
    $1200 27
Season 2 of this HBO series had 3 cops on the case, including Colin Farrell
    $1200 29
A decorative ribbon &
to bend at the waist
    $1200 11
Descartes was a proponent of this -ism that says the world consists of 2 substances, mind & matter
    DD: $4,200 6
1991:
This mouthy media mogul
    $1600 3
Magnus Pym is "a perfect spy" in a 1986 novel by this author
    DD: $5,600 2
The name of this desert of the Middle East is from the Hebrew for "dry"
    $1600 22
2015 marks 50 years of this TV special in which Linus quotes from the Gospel of Luke to enlighten his friends
    $1600 23
To start again &
a summary of your work experience
    $1600 18
In 1649 this Swedish queen summoned Descartes to her country to tutor her in philosophy
    $2000 7
1936:
This American divorcee
    $2000 4
This sci-fi great, PKD for short, published "The Transmigration of Timothy Archer", his last novel out in his lifetime
    $2000 20
One of the world's driest places is this desert that Chileans call the Norte Grande, or Great North
    $2000 21
The Mothers of Invention were his backup band
    $2000 14
Pale, like a complexion, &
a meat pie
    $2000 15
Descartes thought this melatonin-secreting gland in the brain is the seat of the soul

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Scott Michael
$26,800 $10,200 $8,400
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Famous mother of Pyrrha, who survived the Great Flood & with her husband repopulated the Earth

Final scores:

Alex Scott Michael
$26,657 $6,200 $0
Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Scott Michael
$22,800 $10,200 $12,600
27 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $45,600

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