Show #8092 - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

2019 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.


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Rachel Lindgren, an astronomy interpreter from Bend, Oregon

Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada

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Jeopardy! Round

"X"s & "O"s
    $200 29
This Canadian singer had huge successes with her multi-year residencies at Caesars Palace starting in 2003 & 2011
    $200 28
Narita Airport
    $200 27
Yo, this term for a baby bed with high sides is also a slang term for your dwelling
    $200 22
With only about a thousand living in China & Mongolia, the wild Bactrian species of this is critically endangered
    $200 30
Imagine if this team had taken Barry Sanders, not Tony Mandarich, with the No. 2 pick in 1989 & had him to pair with Favre...
    $200 26
It's the practice of sending U.S. jobs overseas
    $400 23
The character King Kaiser is based on Sid Caesar in this 1982 Peter O'Toole film set in the world of 1950s TV
    $400 14
Jomo Kenyatta International
    $400 24
By definition, 3 self-contained housing units all connected together in one building
    $400 9
Canis lupus is the scientific name for the gray this
    $400 20
If this team had just handed it to Marshawn Lynch instead of calling a pass from the 1 in Super Bowl 49...
    $400 25
From Latin for "all devouring", it's the term for an animal that eats both animals & plants
    $600 16
Built by Herod the Great & dedicated to Augustus, Caesarea is a coastal town in this country
    $600 13
Toussaint Louverture
    $600 21
This type of residence hall gets its name from the Latin for "sleep"
    $600 8
Here's this wooly rabbit, prized for its fur
    $600 5
Dallas players still tell themselves this 49ers QB was trying to throw the ball away on "The Catch" in 1982
    $600 19
From the Greek for "wood", it's plant tissue that conveys water up from the roots
    $800 11
Scholars believe St. Paul made his appeal to Caesar of Acts 25 in 59 A.D., so the Caesar would have been him
    $800 12
    $800 15
Virginia Military Institute's "old" these, a type of housing, is a national historic landmark
    $800 7
At 6 feet tall & weighing up to 2,000 pounds, the eland of Africa is the largest of these graceful mammals
    $800 3
In the dreams of this team's fans, their kicker Scott Norwood pulls it back just a bit to the left in Super Bowl 25
    $800 18
It's a 9-letter word meaning to banish or exclude someone from a particular group
    $1000 2
It's where fancy restaurants once served Caesar salad, tossed as you watch; Ken's makes a bottled version of the dressing
    DD: $1,000 1
Carthage International Airport
    $1000 10
The converted outbuilding called a coach house or with this other transport name can be quite comfortable
    $1000 6
Seen here is the collared species of this pig-like mammal of the U.S. Southwest & South America
    $1000 4
In my fantasy Super Bowl, the 18-1 '85 Bears take on Larry Csonka & the rest of this 17-0 1972 squad
    $1000 17
X marks the spot for this word that means shaped like a sword

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

James Steven Rachel
$6,400 $3,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Steven Rachel
$9,000 $4,600 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 29
Note the holes in the sails but not the hull of this U.S. frigate in a depiction of its 1812 fight with HMS "Guerriere"
    $400 28
The visions in the Book of Revelation, like a 7-headed beast, are credited to a man with this name, maybe the apostle
    $400 25
"Memo" is short for this short note
    $400 26
I'm very "cross" about this Latin word meaning a vital or pivotal point
    $400 19
Heathcliff &
Edgar Linton
    $400 20
Elvis: "We're caught in a trap, I can't walk out, because I love you too much, baby... we can't go on to-gether, with" these
    $800 30
The ships are part of one of these naval escorts that saved many merchant vessels from German submarines
    $800 27
Joan of Arc's visionary instructions were said to come from St. Catherine, St. Margaret & this archangel
    $800 24
Salman Rushdie survived the fatwa against him for "The Satanic Verses" but Hitoshi Igarashi, who did this job for him, did not
    $800 22
Exlex translates as "bound by no" this
    $800 18
Uncle Kolya,
    $800 16
"No no no no no, oo-eee-hoo, I'll tell you once more, before I get off the floor", this E.L.O. title
    $1200 9
Here's how the charge of HMS "Victory" and the British fleet must have looked to the French and Spanish at this 1805 battle
    DD: $9,066 6
In 312, before the Battle of Milvian Bridge, this man had a dramatic vision of a cross of light & went on to win the battle
    $1200 23
This sneaky alliterative baseball action has been done using a telescope (1951) & an Apple Watch (2017)
    $1200 21
Nimbus is this 5-letter object of nature
    $1200 12
By Zadie Smith:
Samad Iqbal & family,
Archie Jones & family,
the Chalfen family
    $1200 13
Walk the Moon: "Oh don't you dare look back, just keep your eyes on me, I said you're holding back, she said" do this
    $1600 8
Gaze upon the deck of this battleship as it looked on September 2, 1945
    $1600 4
With his nation in his name, this 18th c. Stockholm-born author of "Heaven & Hell" used his visions to interpret scripture
    $1600 3
Computer innovator Grace Hopper popularized the saying that it's better to ask forgiveness than this
    DD: $3,200 1
Someone deeply respected due to their serious nature has a lot of this 8- letter Latin term
    $1600 11
Joseph Travis, his master;
Judge Cobb
    $1600 15
This group: "My hump, my hump, my lovely lady lumps, my lovely lady lumps"
    $2000 7
In July of 1900, the crew of a German battleship posed while on their way to help suppress a rebellion in this country
    $2000 5
Named for a 12th century Moorish princess, in 1917 this village was the site of visions of the Virgin Mary
    $2000 17
In 2001 the Mass. Supreme Court ruled this often irrational nighttime communication inadmissible as evidence
    $2000 2
Meaning an emergency force, "posse" this
    $2000 10
Mildred Rogers &
the clubfooted Philip Carey
    $2000 14
Tom Jones: "His fight goes on & on & on, but he thinks that the fight is worth it all, so he strikes like" this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Steven Rachel
$30,466 $11,400 $7,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2018 Forbes said this "Belt's Demographic Delight is" this other "Belt's Demographic Dilemma"

Final scores:

James Steven Rachel
$30,156 $11,400 $7,200
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Steven Rachel
$22,600 $11,400 $5,600
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
17 R,
3 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $39,600

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Game tape date: 2019-09-18
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