Show #7627 - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2017 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

Contestants

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Jason Sterlacci, a fourth grade teacher from Somerset, New Jersey

Lilly Chin, a robotics Ph.D. student at MIT from Decatur, Georgia

Tim Aten, an editor from Vermilion, Ohio

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Jeopardy! Round

DR. JOHNSON'S ALPHABET
(Alex: We're going back to his 1755 dictionary.)
"B" A SPORT
U.S.A.
THAT'S OUR COLOR
(Alex: You have to name the color that has a shade that's been trademarked by the group mentioned.)
TINDER
SWIPE WRITE
    $200 1
It "is called the canine letter, because it is uttered with some resemblance to the growl or snarl of a cur"
    $200 12
Martin Luther is said to have argued that 9 was the ideal number of pins for this
    $200 30
The public library of this Pennsylvania town is located at 701 Cocoa Avenue
    $200 17
UPS
    $200 29
Tinder is small pieces of wood; firewood is much larger; in between is this 8-letter word
    $200 22
Tom Buchanan calls this title character "a common swindler" who'd have to steal a ring to put it on Daisy's finger
    $400 6
It "unhappily prevails in so many of our words that it produces in the ear of a foreigner a continued sibilation"
    $400 11
The pros play it on a 94-by-50-foot court
    $400 14
It's the 2-word name of Vermont's state tree, valued for its wood & sap
    $400 21
Tiffany
    $400 28
Compressed firelogs are usually this substance, still found on the floors of some saloons
    $400 23
After he proposes, Elizabeth Bennet tells him he is "the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry"
    $600 7
"Sounded only by a strong emission of the breath...and is therefore by many grammarians accounted no letter"
    $600 9
Red Faber, Red Ruffing & Red Schoendienst are in its Hall of Fame
    $600 4
Yes, you are allowed to climb this monolith, the first national monument in the United States
    $600 16
Owens Corning, for insulation
    $600 2
Firewood can be dried in one of these furnaces
    $600 25
She tells Humbert Humbert, "You revolting creature. I was a daisy-fresh girl, and look what you've done to me"
    $800 8
It "is confounded by the Germans and Welsh with B"
    $800 3
2-man men, 4-man men & 2-man women (!) are events in this winter Olympic sport
    $800 10
Mount Rainier is the highest peak in Washington state & in this mountain range
    $800 18
Caterpillar
    $800 19
Our campfire's not going to be that big, so only order 64 cubic feet, half of this measurement of wood
    $800 26
"As" this play by Shakespeare says, "Let's meet as little as we can" & "I do desire we may be better strangers"
    $1000 13
"It is not improbable that by" this letter "is expressed the sound of the Roman V"
    DD: $1,000 5
Britannica's entry on it notes early Scandinavians revered the Norse god Ull as both a ski god & a hunting god
    $1000 15
90% of Las Vegas' water comes from this man-made lake that was created by Hoover Dam
    $1000 20
AstraZeneca, for Nexium
    $1000 24
An axe head can get stuck; instead, use this 4-letter heavy hammer to split firewood
    $1000 27
In this play, George tells Martha he imagines her buried in cement up to her neck, "No...your nose...that's much quieter"

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

Tim Lilly Jason
$3,200 $600 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Lilly Jason
$5,600 $2,000 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE DREADED OPERA CATEGORY
THREE OF A KIND
MOVIE & TV DEATHS
KICKING AXIS
BRANCHES OF SCIENCE
OVERLAPS
(Alex: Each correct response will be one word, an overlap of two words.)
    $400 25
The image of this character from a 19th-century work has become a symbol for opera from the Romantic era
    $400 9
A rap,
a drum,
a "dead horse"
    $400 8
"Oh my God, they killed" this "South Park" character! (over...& over...& over...)
    $400 27
In 1941's Operation Compass, the British pushed the Italians out of this country into Libya & took 130,000 prisoners
    $400 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents an image on the monitor.) It looks like spirals, but they're actually concentric circles; it's all part of pseudoptics, the study of these unusual sights
    $400 12
Hamburger condiment for re-covering chairs & couches
    DD: $4,000 21
Don Jose is the jilted military man who kills the title character in this opera
    $800 10
Shakespearean,
Petrarchan,
Spenserian
    $800 6
On this show, Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano lost an arm to a helicopter, then one crashed, smooshing him
    $800 23
In the 1943 Battle of Kursk, the biggest-ever engagement between these, Soviet T-34s tamed German Tigers
    $800 24
There's a Roman god in this term for the study of places like Mount Saint Helens
    $800 13
A single-celled life form's long, thin loaf of bread
    $1200 22
The following overture by this composer was first heard in 1790
    $1200 2
Umaga,
Triple H,
John Cena
    $1200 4
Rihanna & Aziz Ansari are 2 of the celebs to fall to a fiery death in this 2013 film
    $1200 17
Gen. Jodl signed capitulation papers in Reims on May 7, 1945; May 8 has become known as this day
    $1200 19
AKA chiropody, it's the study & treatment of disorders of the foot
    $1200 14
Japan's former capital is saluted by raising glasses of alcohol in unison
    $1600 29
Giovanni Rubini was a master of this effect similar to tremolo; it was cultivated to excess by his imitators
    $1600 3
Brice's Crossroads,
Hampton Roads,
Spotsylvania Court House
    $1600 5
Keanu's partner in "Speed", he gets blown up real good after being tricked by Dennis Hopper
    DD: $3,000 18
In this June 1942 battle, Japan lost all 4 of its heavy aircraft carriers & with them, pretty much, the Pacific war
    $1600 1
Lucrezia Borgia may have been an expert in this, the study of poisonous substances
    $1600 15
Strong Italian coffee used to detect submerged objects using sound waves
    $2000 30
Operas with subjects drawn from common life like "Pagliacci" were part of this "real life" 19th century movement
    $2000 11
Arbalest,
glaive,
shuriken
    $2000 7
Steve Buscemi's character in "The Big Lebowski", he dies of a heart attack after a fight with some nihilists
    $2000 26
In May 1941 3 British ships sank this German battleship along with most of its 2,300-man crew
    $2000 20
Also used to mean "overtones", this study ending in -ics is the acoustics of musical instruments
    $2000 16
Frozen polar region of a planet filled out with your personal info when you're seeking a new job

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Lilly Jason
$14,000 $12,800 $18,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES
South of the Tropic of Capricorn, this kingdom is the world's southernmost landlocked country

Final scores:

Tim Lilly Jason
$11,500 $12,000 $23,000
3rd place 2nd place Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tim Lilly Jason
$14,000 $9,600 $17,400
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $41,000

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