Show #7175 - Friday, November 20, 2015

2015 Tournament of Champions final game 2.

Contestants

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Kerry Greene, a volunteer CASA guardian ad litem from Manchester, New Hampshire (subtotal of $3,400)

Alex Jacob, a currency trader from Chicago, Illinois (subtotal of $29,600)

Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, D.C. (subtotal of $3,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

WRITERS MAKE PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS
CABLE SHOWS
LESSER-KNOWN SUPERHEROES
(Alex Trebek: Keep in mind that each response will end in "I-Z-E-R", okay?)
BODIES OF WATER
FIT BITS
HOW MANY MILES?
    $200 30
Ezra Pound was a friend & mentor to him, arranging for the serialization of his "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
    $200 29
In 2015 there was something fishy on Syfy--No. 3 of this franchise, "Oh Hell No!"
    $200 28
He tried to wash away the bad guys' sins by immersing them in water
    $200 27
Sharing a country's name, this largest Central American lake drains into the Caribbean via the Rio San Juan
    $200 26
Exercise that strengthens the heart & lungs is called cardio or this, referring to the presence of oxygen
    $200 16
In 1924 the Olympic marathon was standardized at this many miles & 385 yards
    $400 14
This writer of "J'accuse" was friends with Paul Cezanne & encouraged him to pursue his art studies in Paris
    $400 4
He's the host of CNN's "360"
    $400 15
He could put the bad guys in a trance with a swing of his pocket watch, which actually sounds pretty nifty
    $400 25
Iran's Bandar-e Abbas is a port on this strategic strait
    $400 23
Regular exercise can boost this, the sum of the chemical processes in the body whose name is from the Greek for "change"
    $400 17
To Lao Tzu "a journey of" this many miles, like from Beijing to Irkutsk, "begins with a single step"
    $600 11
In "A Moveable Feast", he says Gertrude Stein had been very cordial & friendly to him
    $600 1
This bloke's shows on Discovery have included "Man vs. Wild" & "Escape from Hell"
    $600 10
This guy has a way of making any situation seem unimportant & trifling
    $600 6
This gulf that borders two countries is named for the capital of one
    $600 12
Push ups & jumping jacks are these 12-letter exercises that use only your body weight
    $600 18
Distance in miles from Middletown, Pennsylvania that gave the state's most famous nuclear plant its name
    $800 2
Charles Dickens & this "Vanity Fair" author were 19th century frenemies
    $800 5
This HBO docu-series helped bring down Robert Durst after he seemingly confessed to murder in the finale
    $800 21
When it comes to cutting expenses & finding deals to stay under budget, this superhero saves the day
    $800 3
This river that flows between the Great Slave Lake & the Arctic Ocean is called the Deh Cho, or "big river", by the Dene people
    $800 24
Strength-training exercises can help prevent fractures caused by this condition, aka thinning bones
    DD: $2,800 13
One lap of the Daytona 500 is this many miles
    $1000 9
Though close with this novelist, Edith Wharton said, "Don't ask me what I think of 'The Wings of the Dove"'
    $1000 8
Dorian Gray & Dr. Frankenstein are among the characters who have stepped off the page & into this drama on Showtime
    $1000 20
He has a unique power--everything he touches turns to rust
    $1000 7
When Syria built the Tabaqah Dam on this river in 1973, it created a reservoir called Lake Assad
    $1000 22
Short bursts of intense effort are alternated with less strenuous activity in this type of training like fartlek
    $1000 19
The Encyclopedia of Detroit refers to it as a "de-facto psychological and cultural boundary for the region"

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

Matt Alex Kerry
$3,200 $6,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Alex Kerry
$5,600 $8,600 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

HOW THE EAST WAS WON
13-LETTER WORDS
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
THE PERIODIC TABLE
MYTHOLO"G"
(Alex Trebek: Each correct response beginning with the letter "G".)
MOVIE LINES, MADE TV-SAFE
    $400 30
Ivan Moskvitin led the first overland group in Russia to reach this around 1639, 166 years before Lewis & Clark did
    $400 29
This adjective means having one color
    $400 28
OMB! It's the Office of Management & this
    $400 27
This element that burns with a suffocating odor is also known as brimstone
    $400 26
This valuable sheepskin was hung in the garden of Ares & guarded by a dragon
    $400 20
This actor, in a 2006 film: "I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane"
    $800 25
Musket-toting Cossacks outgun the locals in a work depicting the 1580s conquest of this vast eastern region
    $800 24
I'm taking a survey--please fill out this list of queries
    $800 23
Andrew Jackson is quoted as saying, "John Marshall has made his decision, now let him" do this, the exec. branch's job
    $800 22
Here's the periodic table as he laid it out
    $800 21
This Hindu deity is often honored at the start of a new venture
    $800 19
In a big moment in an action movie franchise, this actor let loose with, "Yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon"
    DD: $100 5
Russian caravans got access to Beijing in a 1689 treaty with this dynasty that gave its name to a region
    $1200 12
This process gives rubber greater strength & durability
    $1200 10
James Clapper tells the President about moles & dead drops as National Director of this
    $1200 1
The 3 naturally occurring magnetic elements are cobalt, nickel & this one
    $1200 3
He wrestles with Enkidu, they become buddies, then he turns down a tryst with Ishtar
    $1200 18
Getting busted on bogus charges, this "Beverly Hills Cop" says, "This is bozo, man"
    $1600 14
In the 1700s, Russia overcame resistance from the native Koryak & annexed this peninsula
    $1600 13
Existing in the space between, say, the Milky Way & Andromeda
    DD: $10,000 8
Overseeing the FDA is one job of this Cabinet department
    $1600 6
Appropriately, it was Lord Rayleigh & Sir William Ramsay who discovered most of these gases in the 1890s
    $1600 2
Hercules labored to get one of these belts from the queen of the Amazons
    $1600 17
We don't think this "Jackie Brown" director had "Freeze, moldy fingers!" or "my mutual funded money" in his script
    $2000 15
Asian nomads had a "beef" with this wealthy merchant family that colonized the steppes in the 1500s & 1600s
    $2000 11
The name of the muse of dancing spins & twists into adjective form as this word
    $2000 9
An executive action delayed deportation for people brought to the U.S. as kids, known by this hopeful term
    $2000 7
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Livermore, CA and shows an animation.) Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory collaborated on the discovery of element number 116, which was even named livermorium; it was created by smashing atoms of curium, atomic number 96, with atoms of this element
    $2000 4
Zeus took the form of an eagle to abduct this youth & make him his cupbearer
    $2000 16
For the love of Keyser Soze! One guy in this title police lineup: "Hand me the keys, you fairy godmother"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Alex Kerry
$7,200 $18,700 $3,200
(lock tournament)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

PHILOSOPHERS
His last name means a type of burial place & in 1855 that's where he went

Final scores:

Matt Alex Kerry
$7,200 $18,700 $4,700

Cumulative scores:

Matt Alex Kerry
$10,200 $48,300 $8,100
1st runner-up: $100,000 Tournament champion: $250,000 2nd runner-up: $50,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Alex Kerry
$17,200 $17,800 $3,200
21 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
9 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $38,200

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