Show #8228 - Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2020 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 3.

Contestants

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Lauren Schneider Lipton, a high school health teacher from Seattle, Washington

Sam Matson, a high school English teacher from Cookeville, Tennessee

Ben Henri, a 7th through 12th grade vocal music teacher from St. Clair Shores, Michigan

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Jeopardy! Round

POLITICS: WHO SAID IT?
BOULDER DASH
MYSTERIES & THRILLERS
MUSTARD OR MAYO
IS IT BIGGER THAN A CHICKEN?
"DE" PLUS 3
(Alex: Each correct response will be a five-letter word beginning with "D-E".)
    $200 10
1976: "The Iron Lady of the Western world... a cold war warrior... well, yes"
    $200 25
In this 1937 animated classic, the wicked queen tries to kill the title septet with a boulder, but it ends up backfiring
    $200 11
In Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries, "H is for" this killer crime
    $200 12
Hampton Creek, maker of "Just Mayo", convinced the FDA to let it keep the name, though J.M. doesn't contain these
    $200 4
Yes, it's this Acropolis temple completed in 438 B.C.; the foundation seems good, but it could probably use a little roof work
    $200 16
Your first appearance on stage or screen
    $400 9
1992: "I didn't like it, and didn't inhale"
    $400 26
He's been known to try & kill a certain roadrunner with boulders, but the big rocks usually end up coming his way
    $400 21
For his novel "Inferno", Dan Brown drew on a poem by this Italian
    $400 13
A red flag that says "Since 1904" means you're using this mustard brand
    $400 5
No, but the 2-inch "Midnite Minichamp" version of this pocketknife comes with tools that perform 17 different functions
    $400 17
A railway station, often a small and quaint one, as seen here
    $600 1
1848: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles"
    $600 27
In this 1981 movie Indiana Jones gets covered in webs while outrunning a large rock
    $600 22
After a fatal stabbing in this classic mystery, Hercule Poirot asks for "a plan of the Istanbul-Calais Coach"
    $600 14
Best Foods & this other brand of mayonnaise have the same ingredients & the same blue bow on their labels
    $600 6
Yes, & as the largest ships in the U.S. Navy, each is powered by 2 nuclear reactors & can displace 100,000 tons
    $600 18
The typically triangular mouth of a river
    DD: $1,000 2
1950; "I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party"
    $800 28
In a 2018 animated sequel, this superhero patriarch has to dodge rocks & stuff while trying to thwart the Underminer
    $800 23
Time magazine named this Gillian Flynn thriller one of the "10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s"
    $800 15
Combining mustard & fruit, Mostarda di Cremona is often compared to this vinegar & fruit condiment that accompanies curries
    $800 7
No--the bee variety of this is the world's smallest bird at only about 2 inches long
    $800 19
My god, your god, any god
    $1000 3
1969: "There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full"
    $1000 29
In "The Princess Bride" this big guy, as Fezzik, dashes a big rock at Westley
    $1000 24
A review for this Ruth Ware bestseller set at sea says it "just may do to cruise vacations what 'Jaws' did to ocean swimming"
    $1000 30
This bulb is the key flavoring of the Provencal mayonnaise called aioli
    $1000 8
Yes, & the massive Three Gorges Dam generates 22,500 megawatts stretching 1.4 miles across this river
    $1000 20
Named for a city, it's a specific type of Dutch earthenware

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

Ben Sam Lauren
$1,800 $1,400 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Sam Lauren
$8,400 $2,400 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

LET'S LOOK AT SOME MATH
ABBREVIATIONS
OPERA & BALLET
BACK IN THE 20th CENTURY
HOT STUFF!
FOUNTAINS
    $400 10
It's what the symbol here means
    $400 15
It's the "T" in the name of the international alliance abbreviated NATO
    $400 3
British choreographer Matthew Bourne took a different tactic when restaging this Tchaikovsky ballet
    $400 20
After the completion of this feat of engineering in 1914, ships had an 8,000-nautical-mile shorter journey from N.Y. to Calif.
    $400 25
In the 1930s Solomon Harper invented the electric curlers now called "hot" these
    $400 26
Lotta's Fountain in this city became a meeting place for survivors of the 1906 quake & is still the site of commemorations
    $800 9
Conjure up this name for a grid in which the numbers add up to the same total in each column, row and main diagonal
    $800 16
When going on a journey, your ETA is this
    $800 11
This Puccini opera is set in Nagasaki in the early 1900s
    DD: $2,400 1
In April 1946 this international org. formally gave up the ghost, though it did give a lot of its stuff to its replacement
    $800 23
A massive atmosphere produces an enormous greenhouse effect, making this second planet the hottest in the solar system
    $800 27
Beginning in 1998, the fountains at this Las Vegas casino shoot 460 feet in the air & dance to various songs nightly
    $1200 8
In a Venn diagram, an upside down "U" is used to represent this set that contains all elements in common to both "A" and "B"
    $1200 17
Get there early if you hear FCFS, short for this
    $1200 12
Pat Garrett is a character in the ballet named for this outlaw
    $1200 2
In 1991 the IRA attacked John Major & his cabinet with mortar fire during a meeting at this address, Major's residence
    $1200 22
Regarded as one of the hottest of these, the Carolina reaper is rated at more than 1.6 million Scovilles
    $1200 28
This landmark Chicago fountain is named for a local steel family, not a London palace
    $1600 7
The symbol here is telling you to perform this calculus function
    $1600 18
A college student may consult with this helpful member of the faculty abbreviated AA
    $1600 13
Ramfis is the high priest in this opera
    $1600 4
This future world leader was wounded in his attempt to assassinate the Iraqi prime minister in 1959
    $1600 21
In this book of the Bible, Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego are thrown into a furnace, but the intense heat does not harm them
    DD: $2,000 29
Fittingly, the Latona Fountain built by Louis XIV in Versailles was named for the mother of this Roman god
    $2000 6
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) The number in each cell is the sum of the two numbers directly above it in the triangle named for this 17th century French mathematician and philosopher
    $2000 19
In a car, SRS is this system that serves as a backup to seat belts; your airbag is one
    $2000 14
The 2 parts of this Stravinsky ballet are "Adoration of the Earth" & "The Sacrifice"
    $2000 5
In October 1983 the U.S. invaded this Caribbean island & tourist destination; by December, most U.S. troops had left
    $2000 24
Scientists at CERN using this device have created perhaps the highest recorded temperature ever, 9.9 trillion degrees Fahrenheit
    $2000 30
For centuries, barrels of water from this Roman fountain at the Palazzo Poli were sent across the Tiber to the Vatican

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Sam Lauren
$20,800 $7,200 $15,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN LANDMARKS
As described in an 1831 book, it has "three recessed and pointed doorways... immense central rose window...two dark and massive towers"

Final scores:

Ben Sam Lauren
$30,001 $14,399 $30,000
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Sam Lauren
$20,800 $5,600 $16,800
27 R,
2 W
8 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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