Show #7472 - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 College Championship semifinal game 2.

Contestants

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Clarissa Santori, a senior at Northeastern University from Ellicott City, Maryland

Mohan Malhotra, a freshman at NYU from Wilmington, Delaware

Viraj Mehta, a junior at Stanford University from Austin, Texas

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Jeopardy! Round

THEY NAMED A SCHOOL FOR ME
FRENCH HISTORY
A LIQUID CATEGORY
PROVERBIAL VERBS
STATES BY COUNTIES
THE NEW YORK TIMES MOVIE REVIEWS
    $200 5
The university named for this religious leader has campuses in Provo, Utah & in Hawaii
    $200 27
On D-Day during WWII, Allied forces landed on the beaches of this French region
    $200 6
This liquid that circulates in the vascular systems of trees contains dissolved sugars & mineral salts
    $200 11
"If it ain't broke, don't ____ it"
    $200 23
St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve
    $200 17
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling star in this charming musical whose title is "a quaint old name for Los Angeles"
    $400 1
It's the school in Lexington, Virginia named for the two men seen here
    $400 22
France's national anthem got its name because troops from this city loved it
    $400 7
To make a fluid thinner or weaker by adding another liquid is to do this
    $400 12
"____ not, want not"
    $400 20
Palm Beach,
Pasco
    $400 18
"Innocence is the central idea...of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'", about a soldier deployed in this country in 2004
    DD: $1,000 2
An arts patron & son of French immigrants gave his name to this school that's located at Lincoln Center in New York
    $600 24
Robespierre ruled as a virtual dictator during this troubled period from 1793 to 1794
    $600 9
Dew is the result of this process, the changing of a gas to a liquid
    $600 13
"He who ____ last, ____ longest"
    $600 16
Boulder,
Baca
    $600 29
This sci-fi film "has ideas & hope, as well as eerie extraterrestrials who face off with" linguist Amy Adams
    $800 4
A Union officer & head of the Freedman's Bureau gave his name to this historically black university in Washington, D.C.
    $800 25
After an 1870-71 war with this leading German kingdom, France lost parts of Alsace & Lorraine
    $800 8
Consomme is a French term for this clear soup of chicken or beef flavoring
    $800 14
"____ what you preach"
    $800 19
Apache,
Yuma
    $800 28
"There is a blazing light at the center of the interplanetary romance 'Passengers', and its name is" her
    $1000 3
A director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, on his death in 1873, he left $7 million to found a university & hospital
    $1000 26
In November 2016 a show by Sting reopened this Paris concert hall 1 year after a terrorist attack
    $1000 10
Another word for smoked fish is also the abbreviation for this rocket fuel
    $1000 15
"Curses, like chickens, come home to ____"
    $1000 21
Missoula,
Mineral
    $1000 30
The Times said the visuals in this Marvel film starring Benedict Cumberbatch "evoke the work of M.C. Escher"

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

Viraj Mohan Clarissa
$1,400 -$1,000 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Viraj Mohan Clarissa
$5,000 -$1,000 $8,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

HALO
UNCHARTED
NO MAN'S SKY
"FALL"/"OUT"
THE ELDER SCROLLS
VIDEO GAMES
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows two haloed figures on the monitor.) Around 700 A.D. saints had round halos, and living people, like John VII of this holy position, got square ones
    $400 27
This 13th c. Italian's memoirs of China include one of the finest European references to the Pacific Ocean
    $400 23
The name of this zodiac constellation comes from a Latin word for "maiden"
    $400 1
What happens to people who are ignored in a system, or to your coin that rolls through the grate
    $400 29
The so-called "texts" of these Egyptian structures tell of the soul's journey to the "field of reeds"
    $400 30
"Clueless gamer" Conan O'Brien hit the streets of Los Santos & died (repeatedly!) at a club in this game's "V" edition
    $800 25
"Halo" is a song on her 2008 album "I Am... Sasha Fierce"
    $800 28
Leif Erikson is credited as the first European to reach N. Amer., perhaps in this "dogged" region on Canada's mainland
    $800 24
This planet is the brightest object in the sky after the sun & the moon
    $800 22
Piscine metaphor for someone in an unfamiliar situation
    $800 21
After his hammer is stolen in "The Poetic Edda", he dresses up like a woman, goes to a wedding & eats an ox & 8 salmon
    $800 20
An 11th-generation countess, she uses archaeological techniques that have been confused with treasure hunting
    $1200 16
Known for "Watchmen", this graphic novelist came into prominence with "The Ballad of Halo Jones" in 1984
    $1200 5
This man for whom America is named may have discovered the mouth of the Amazon river
    $1200 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a constellation on the monitor.) Look for the Big Dipper, then for the three pairs of stars that form the paws when tracing the entire figure of this constellation
    $1200 7
The dude who gets the blame, rightly or wrongly
    $1200 9
In "The Ramayana", Rama & Sita get a little assistance from Hanuman, a general of these creatures
    $1200 3
Available on PS4, "Neverwinter" is a fantasy RPG that takes place within the lore of this tabletop game
    $1600 4
The narrow-angle type of this eye pressure disease may result in seeing halos around lights
    DD: $3,000 14
To avoid a rocky crater, Neil Armstrong manually flew the Apollo 11 lunar module to this "sea"
    $1600 12
This largest moon of Uranus was named for the queen of the fairies in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
    $1600 2
Parachuting from a failing aircraft, or rescuing a struggling company
    $1600 8
In a 14th c. tale Gawain causes the Green Knight to lose this, but he picks it up & rides off anyway
    $1600 19
You'll receive mercy from Mercy in this game, and maybe, just maybe, you'll get the play of the game
    $2000 17
In the eclipse here, we see the halo that's the sun's outer atmosphere, known by this 6-letter term
    $2000 15
In the 500s B.C. Scylax sailed the length of this longest river of Pakistan to the Arabian Sea and beyond
    $2000 13
By the mid-'90s Carolyn Shoemaker had discovered more of these than anyone else alive, including Shoemaker-Levy 9
    $2000 6
If you're just like one of your parents, sometimes we say "the apple doesn't" do this
    DD: $2,000 10
The feasting hall is happy for a while after this title Geat rips the arm off a monster; then the monster's mom shows up
    $2000 18
"Hyrule Legends" & "Link's Crossbow Training" are Wii options in this "legendary" game series

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Viraj Mohan Clarissa
$13,400 $15,600 $14,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD POLITICS
(Alex: The clue is very, very topical.)
In August 2015 3 retired Marines helped raise the U.S. flag in this city where they'd hauled it down 54 years earlier

Final scores:

Viraj Mohan Clarissa
$7,400 $2,399 $100
Finalist 2nd place 3rd place

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Viraj Mohan Clarissa
$14,400 $14,200 $14,400
21 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
22 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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