Show #7626 - Monday, November 6, 2017

2017 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

Contestants

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Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student from Urbana, Illinois

Hunter Appler, an attorney from Augusta, Georgia

Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, California

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Jeopardy! Round

CAPITAL BIRTHPLACES
BACKING BANDS
"X"CELLENT 9-LETTER WORDS
RECYCLOPEDIA
AMERICANA
(Alex: We're going undercover at...)
THE CIA
    $200 16
Child psychologist Anna Freud
    $200 20
Ziggy Marley & these alliterative folks
    $200 28
In one version of the story, King Arthur obtains this from the Lady of the Lake
    $200 29
This company "just does it"--turns old sneakers into material for court & playground surfaces
    $200 30
Valley Forge is 25 miles from this city where the British lived comfortably as the Continental Army froze
    $200 27
(Alex gives the clue from the CIA.) In 1961, the CIA's historic mission of intelligence gathering and analysis took up residence in this community, named for the estate of an early colonial governor of Virginia
    $400 22
Martina Navratilova
    $400 21
Siouxsie & these screamers
    $400 10
It's an adjective describing the shape seen here
    $400 26
Newspaper can be recycled via this art technique, whose name means "chewed paper"
    $400 17
In the 1920s "Cave Wars", operators of smaller caves would falsely tell tourists about closures in this now national park
    $400 25
(Alex gives the clue from the CIA.) Standing guard on the CIA grounds is a statue of this early American spy who paid the ultimate price in service to his country way back in 1776
    DD: $1,600 11
Pope Francis I
    $600 1
Grandmaster Flash & this quintet, reminiscent of a Vin Diesel sequel
    $600 24
It means to place side by side for comparison
    $600 6
To reduce wasted food, the EPA suggest donating to food banks & doing this with food scraps, which will enrich soil
    $600 2
From 1934, Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit claims to be the world's oldest club for this very American genre of music
    $600 18
(Alex gives the clue from the CIA.) In the 1950s and '60s, brave pilots wore body-fitting pressure suits like this one, often flying at higher than 70,000 feet in this alphanumeric reconnaissance aircraft that is still very much in use today
    $800 14
Idris Elba
    $800 4
Edie Brickell & this crew
    $800 12
Any limb of the body
    $800 7
A benefit of recycling is fewer greenhouse gases like this one, whose molecule is seen here
    $800 5
Head west from this Tennessee city over the De Soto Bridge and you're in Arkansas
    $800 9
(Alex gives the clue from the CIA.) Six Americans were rescued from revolutionary Iran in 1980, in a daring CIA plan using phony production materials like these, in this movie about a fake movie
    $1000 13
Philosopher Baruch Spinoza
    $1000 3
Bob Seger & this band
    $1000 15
Put 2 letters before a word for nasty fumes to get this word for nasty behavior
    $1000 8
Don't put paint or oil in the trash or down the drain; collection centers dispose of them & other HHWs, short for these wastes
    $1000 19
The Wyoming national refuge for these 600-pound creatures holds an annual antler auction
    $1000 23
(Alex gives the clue from the CIA.) Forged German passports like this one helped members of this forerunner of the CIA infiltrate Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II

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

Buzzy Hunter Pranjal
$5,600 $800 $5,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Buzzy Hunter Pranjal
$8,400 $1,200 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

B.C. PLACES
OPHTHALMOLOGY
"FUSION"
STARS' INITIAL SHOWS
WRITERS WHO SELF-PUBLISHED
NOT YOUR EVERYDAY WORDS
    $400 26
Around 700 B.C., long after the war told of by Homer, Greeks occupied this city's site & called it Ilion
    $400 29
Seeing these not around angels' heads but around headlights may be a symptom of glaucoma
    $400 27
A muddled mental state
    $400 28
James Franco & Seth Rogen, 1999:
"F. and G."
    $400 30
Before Warner Books picked it up, James Redfield self-published this "Prophecy" about a mysterious manuscript
    $400 1
We rarely speak of this piece of wood except to shut tight the proverbial "hatches"
    $800 4
This ship-building civilization made of independent city-states began trading with Egypt around 3000 B.C.
    $800 25
A subspecialty covers Fuchs' dystrophy & other diseases of this dome-shaped covering in front of the iris & pupil
    $800 24
One way to say a sports team has to get better players is that it "needs" this 8-letter word "of talent"
    $800 16
Jason Bateman, 1981:
"L.H.O.T.P."
    $800 22
Along with creating Ms. Gale & her little dog too, he self-published a book on interior decorating
    $800 15
It sounds like a meal's last course, but this word is usually paired with "just" to describe karmic retribution
    $1200 12
After 1400 B.C. this city near Crete's northern coast reverted from mighty capital to just another town
    DD: $4,000 9
Ophthalmologists put a plus sign before your prescription number to show you have this condition
    $1200 8
This vehicle out of Detroit that debuted with the 2006 model was once going to be called the Futura
    $1200 14
Tom Hanks, 1980:
"B.B."
    DD: $7,000 21
In the 1700s, this poet published his own books, made his own ink, and hand-printed the pages like the one seen here
    $1200 11
Paired with "call", this word means a commanding gesture & not the "Devils Haircut" singer
    $1600 10
During this Babylonian king's reign, he captured Jerusalem twice, the second time destroying the city's temple
    $1600 7
Note the category title & you'll be most of the way to this instrument with a light & mirror, invented around 1850
    $1600 2
In the 1800s, with instruments called the impellor & the gravitator, Dr. James Blundell pioneered this procedure
    $1600 17
Sarah Jessica Parker, 1982:
"S.P."
    $1600 20
With her husband Leonard, she founded Hogarth Press in 1917 & published her own work with it
    $1600 5
Depending on the context, this 4-letter word means country or friends when paired with "kin"
    $2000 13
Hattusa, a vast fortress city, served as the capital of this empire that covered most of ancient Anatolia
    $2000 23
About half a million Americans a year have this surgery to improve their vision; its name is a 5-letter acronym
    $2000 3
Cinematographers use paper & fabric to achieve this softening of light
    $2000 18
Adam Sandler & Denis Leary, late '80s:
"R.C." on MTV
    $2000 19
In 1827 he paid a printer to publish 50 copies of "Tamerlane and Other Poems"
    $2000 6
It means to go by a leisurely, indirect route & is usually found before "one's way"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Buzzy Hunter Pranjal
$16,400 $1,400 $15,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

MUSIC & HISTORY
This 1880 piece was written more than 6 decades after the Battle of Borodino, the conflict it commemorates

Final scores:

Buzzy Hunter Pranjal
$30,000 $1,400 $16,401
Automatic semifinalist 3rd place 2nd place

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Buzzy Hunter Pranjal
$16,400 $8,400 $11,200
21 R,
3 W
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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