Show #8205 - Friday, April 17, 2020

2020 College Championship final game 2.


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Xiaoke Ying, a sophomore at the University of Southern California from Arcadia, California (subtotal of $800)

Nibir Sarma, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota from Eden Prairie, Minnesota (subtotal of $22,195)

Tyler Combs, a senior at Indiana University from Greenfield, Indiana (subtotal of $200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 29
In 1975 these brothers were early inductees, for something they did back in 1903
    $200 24
With or without a November birth sign, you could keep an emperor one of these stinger-equipped arachnids in a tank
    $200 7
We learn that Finn is a human & Jake is a dog in this animated show's opening
    $200 21
Datum (4 letters)
    $200 23
To be "official", this detailed academic record should be sent from the school in a sealed envelope
    $200 1
Achilles' one weakness was here, left dry when his mother dipped him in the River Styx
    $400 28
Barbara Liskov led the development of CLU, one of these that's a foundation of later ones like Java
    $400 26
If you're keeping this creature as a pet, a docile Chilean rose type is a good idea
    $400 30
Chrissie Hynde sang a new version of "We Used To Be Friends" for the 2019 reboot of this Kristen Bell series
    $400 6
Sister-in-law (the preferred way)
    $400 22
This 2-word Latin phrase means you graduated with distinction
    $400 14
Aeschylus called this Greek's bearing of the heaven & earth "a burden not easy for his arms to grasp"
    $600 20
A native of this state and long-time university coach there, Bill Bowerman is seen in his pursuit of a better track shoe
    $600 25
There are more than 300 species of these raucous birds of the family Psittacidae to choose from & some live to be 80
    $600 27
Washed Out's "Feel It All Around" grooved as the opening tune to this IFC comedy starring Fred Armisen
    $600 5
Radius (5 letters)
    $600 15
Classes in the semester system last 15 to 18 weeks; in this other system, they run about 10 weeks
    $600 11
In Shakespeare's play about him & Cressida, he says, "I am weaker than a woman's tear"
    $800 19
Mary Engle Pennington was an innovator in this, keeping milk & other stuff safely cold, & a VP of the American Institute of it
    $800 13
The black-footed species of this member of the weasel family is endangered; a domesticated type is a popular pet
    $800 17
This CW show starring Rose McIver used the appropriate theme "Stop, I'm Already Dead"
    $800 4
Cherub (8 letters)
    $800 8 has a program that can compare an essay against academic databases to detect this dishonest act
    $800 10
Phaethon tries to ride this god's chariot through the skies but isn't strong enough to control the horses
    DD: $2,400 18
Joshua Lionel Cowen entered the HoF for his work on these playthings, which he branded with his own middle name
    $1000 12
A leopard in your dorm? No way, but why not the leopard variety of this lizard that can run across the ceiling
    $1000 16
Heinz Kiessling's jaunty "Temptation Sensation" is the theme to this show whose episodes include "The Gang Buys a Boat"
    $1000 3
Codex (7 letters--as per the Encyclopedia Britannica entry)
    $1000 2
The 2 major learning management systems for American colleges are canvas & this, another name for a slate
    $1000 9
Suitors to Penelope struggle to string this man's bow, & it gets worse for them after that

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

Tyler Nibir Xiaoke
$3,600 $4,200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tyler Nibir Xiaoke
$7,800 $6,400 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

3 G's
(Alex: There will be three of those letters in each correct response.)
    $400 26
Although this is Chile's capital, the national congress meets in Valparaiso
    $400 30
Written in the early 1780s, "Notes on the State of Virginia" was the only book this president ever published
    $400 25
In 1796, to fight smallpox, Edward Jenner successfully used these, from the Latin for "cow"
    $400 8
It can refer to burdensome past emotional experiences, or suitcases for a trip
    $400 11
(Conan O'Brien presents the clue.) In a "Clueless Gamer" segment, I attacked a strip club with a missile-carrying helicopter while playing the fifth installment of this Rockstar game; sadly, the bouncer had a grenade
    $400 28
This group of 7 includes envy, pride & sloth
    $800 5
Attractions in this capital include Rajpath (meaning "king's way") & the Baha'i Temple
    $800 29
This reference series began in 1958 with 16 Shakespeare study guides
    $800 18
In 1620 Spanish priest Juan Pablo Bonet published the first book about this type of communication for the deaf
    $800 9
Still sleepy when you first wake up
    $800 10
Watch them grow! These terracotta figurines come in Bob Ross & Groot versions
    $800 27
Albania & Kosovo are among this group of countries that cover a peninsula in Europe
    $1200 4
Rising out of a fjord, this capital city has an opera house that appeals to music lovers & skateboarders
    $1200 17
"Death Note", about a Shinigami death god, is a classic of this 5-letter comic genre
    $1200 14
Operation Big Switch, involving the exchange of thousands of these people, was a key to the agreement ending the Korean War
    $1200 21
It's the process of identifying & removing errors from computer software
    $1200 1
Amazon Prime was super in 2019, debuting this show about edgy superheroes like Homelander & the Deep
    DD: $5 22
The North Star is part of this famous grouping within Ursa Minor
    DD: $8,400 3
Eucalypta, Kangaremu & Cookaburra were suggested names for this capital
    $1600 16
This author set "The Notebook" in North Carolina, where he lives
    $1600 13
This structure fell on November 9, 1989, symbolically bringing an end to the political division between East & West
    $1600 20
Took repeated evasive action, as in "I" did this motion "frantically to try to shake my pursuer"
    $1600 7
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is one of the attractions at the Disneyland area called Star Wars: these 2 words
    $1600 23
In this type of lawsuit, legal action is filed against a defendant on behalf of a group of people
    $2000 2
New towers are changing the skyline of Amman, capital of this country
    $2000 15
This Brit's "American Notes" tells of his 1842 visit to the United States, calling out slavery and "grimy New York City"
    $2000 12
A fundamental shift in government policy starting in 1990 led to the end of this policy of discrimination in South Africa
    $2000 19
From the Latin for "join together", it's a new whole formed by combining several separate elements
    $2000 6
This London-born singer of "New Rules" recently won a Grammy for Best New Artist
    $2000 24
They include Percival, Gareth & Galahad

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tyler Nibir Xiaoke
$14,600 $27,595 $11,600
(lock tournament)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In legend, this real European leader fielded an elite corps called the 12 Peers that included Oliver & Roland

Final scores:

Tyler Nibir Xiaoke
$19,800 $25,575 $13,200

Cumulative scores:

Tyler Nibir Xiaoke
$20,000 $47,770 $14,000
1st runner-up: $50,000 Tournament champion: $100,000 2nd runner-up: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tyler Nibir Xiaoke
$13,200 $20,800 $11,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
28 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $45,600

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Game tape date: 2020-02-04
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