Show #8407 - Tuesday, May 25, 2021

2021 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.

Contestants

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Kevin Walsh, a story analyst originally from Williamstown, New Jersey

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon

Ryan Bilger, a graduate student from Macungie, Pennsylvania

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Jeopardy! Round

BESTSELLERS
CAPITAL HILLS
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
THE FAMILY BUSINESS
TOURNAMENTS
DOUBLE THE DOUBLE VOWELS
    $200 28
This bestselling novel by Laura Esquivel was published in Spanish as "Como agua para chocolate"
    $200 23
This capital complex sits atop Borovitsky Hill
    $200 27
In March 1912 200,000 in Cleveland came to this parade, also a welcome home for boxing champ Johnny Kilbane
    $200 30
The first half of this greeting card company's name is the family that founded it in 1910
    $200 19
The ACPT is the American tournament for these cruciverbalist challenges
    $200 25
This 6-letter internally rhyming word means tiny
    $400 12
In a novel by Matt Haig, infinite books line the shelves of "The Midnight" this title place; most offer another story of reality
    $400 22
A statue of Bohemian hero Jan Žižka sits atop of Vitkov Hill in this capital
    $400 26
Bristol, Rhode Island claims America's oldest celebration honoring this date, begun in 1785
    $400 29
In 2006 the new CEO of this beverage company was August IV, great-great-grandson of co-founder Adolphus
    $400 18
This org.'s first "King of the Ring" tournament saw the Magnificent Muraco defeat the Iron Sheik in the final
    $400 24
We're makin' this interjection, an expression of massive delight, like wahoo!
    $600 3
Sergio D'Angelo sneaked this story of Yuri & Lara out of the USSR & it became a bestseller
    $600 21
Clinton Avenue & Ten Broeck Street run through the Arbor Hill neighborhood of this state capital
    $600 20
In some Decembers, 2,000,000 have found themselves, like in the song, walking in this destination in London's Hyde Park
    $600 14
The Haas family enjoyed a combined net worth of $4.7 billion after a 2019 I.P.O. of this California-based jeans company
    $600 10
In 1985 the NCAA men's "March Madness" basketball tournament expanded to this many teams
    $600 7
Drifting independently heedless of rules, like Bob Dylan in a '63 album title
    $800 4
Madeline Miller had bestsellers with "Circe" & "The Song of" him
    $800 16
The word "palace" comes from the name of this one of Rome's seven hills
    $800 6
Served at the Eid Festival, sheer khurma features seviyan, another word for this pasta named for its "wormlike" look
    $800 13
Turns out people like candy! In 2019, 6 members of this family whose co. makes Snickers & M&M's were on the Forbes 400
    $800 1
Just like soccer, in July 2019 this video game had a World Cup, in NYC's Arthur Ashe Stadium with a $3 million grand prize
    $800 8
Job title of an Old West owner of an establishment such as the Bucket of Blood in Nevada
    $1000 5
This 1956 book about a politician in his final campaign became a phrase meaning any fine or brave farewell performance
    DD: $2,000 17
Local legend says this state capital's name was inspired by a view of the James River from atop Libby Hill
    $1000 2
Riverfest is a big annual celebration in Wichita, Kansas & this is the river
    $1000 15
The Piëch-Porsche family has the largest stake in this automaker that owns Audi, & yes, Porsche
    $1000 11
In 1851 the first international tournament of this game was held in London, with Adolf Anderssen crowned champion
    $1000 9
This transparent feature first debuted for Ford on the 1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV

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

Ryan Veronica Kevin
$1,200 $3,000 -$1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Veronica Kevin
$7,400 $2,600 -$1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

MEDICAL MILESTONES
ROCK BANDS
THE FINEST OF FINE ARTS
VEGETABLES
THE "TOC"
A PALACE IN HISTORY
(Jimmy: Clues from Vienna's spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, which is born witness to world changing events over the centuries.)
    $400 30
Losing her nose, lips & chin in a dog attack, a woman in France underwent the first partial one of these in 2005
    $400 29
In 2019 this band headlined the Super Bowl halftime show, playing on a stage shaped like the letter "M"
    $400 28
Choreographer Eliot Feld turned the music of Johann Strauss Jr. into these "dotty" dances
    $400 22
The term Florentine refers to dishes made with this leafy vegetable
    $400 26
The gentlefolk of a society
    $400 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.) During his forces' occupation of Vienna in 1805 & 1809, this emperor chose Schönbrunn as his headquarters & one of the rooms is now named for him
    $800 25
In 1945 this treatment utilizing a rotating drum kidney was successfully used to treat a patient with acute kidney failure
    $800 24
There "Ain't No Rest For The Wicked" for this band with a name that includes a pachyderm
    $800 23
The Queen's this small house of worship is a masterpiece of British Palladian architecture
    $800 21
Pattypan & crookneck are types of these alliterative seasonal vegetables
    $800 17
It partners with "Fugue" in the title of a Bach composition
    $800 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.) Attending a concert at Schönbrunn Palace in June 1961 was part of JFK's first meeting as president with this Soviet premier; he sat next to Jackie Kennedy
    DD: $5,000 11
File under "S": in the 1950s these 2 microbiologists each developed a polio vaccine
    $1200 7
Seen here is the core of this band that's been rocking for decades
    DD: $4,200 2
In this Tchaikovsky ballet, each suitor hands Aurora a flower during the "Rose Adagio"
    $1200 5
Necessary for healthy eyesight, this vitamin can be obtained from the carotenes in vegetables like carrots & kale
    $1200 10
Fans of vintage stuff covet old unsold items classed as this inventory with a "mortal" name
    $1200 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.) The iron bed at Schönbrunn Palace was where this 86-year-old emperor died in 1916; he barely left the palace the previous two years, but mainly did so to visit wounded soldiers
    $1600 8
In 1949, Linus Pauling & colleagues showed that this disease as illustrated here is caused by abnormal hemoglobin
    $1600 1
This Neil Young backup band shares its name with a Sioux leader
    $1600 13
In physics it's a type of energy; in art it's a type of sculpture involving movement, like the works of Takis, which use magnetism
    $1600 3
This vegetable was described by Mark Twain as a "cabbage with a college education"
    $1600 14
Labs & hospitals sterilize equipment in these pressure cookers
    $1600 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.) Bergl's wall art in the ground floor suite furnished for this Hapsburg queen in the 1770s was meant to merge with the real landscape outside
    $2000 15
Implanted in 1982, the first successful artificial heart was designed by & named for this American doctor
    $2000 6
Scott Weiland fronted this '90s band that sang us an "Interstate Love Song"
    $2000 9
This Italian word means an often winged cherubic moppet seen especially in Renaissance paintings
    $2000 4
The bird hero of "The Trumpet of the Swan" orders 12 sandwiches of this veggie from room service
    $2000 12
The name of this cloud layer means "high heap"
    $2000 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from outside Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.) The gathering called this, which reshaped the map of Europe in 1814 through 1815 was noted for partying as much as negotiating; one highlight was a 33-sleigh convoy of princes & potentates to a ball at Schönbrunn Palace

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Veronica Kevin
$13,600 $16,000 $3,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NOBEL-WINNING NOVELISTS
Falsely accused of murder, a character in his 1948 novel becomes "tyrant over the whole county's white conscience"

Final scores:

Ryan Veronica Kevin
$16,002 $31,400 $0
2nd place: $10,000 Finalist 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ryan Veronica Kevin
$17,600 $13,000 $3,000
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
7 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $33,600

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