Show #8410 - Friday, May 28, 2021

2021 Tournament of Champions final game 2.
Last game with Buzzy Cohen as guest host.

Contestants

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Sam Kavanaugh, a substitute teacher originally from Carlton, Minnesota (subtotal of $38,000)

Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan (subtotal of $14,500)

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon (subtotal of $6,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHY
PHILHARMONIC CONVERGENCE
THAT'S GARBAGE!
CLASSIC TOYS & GAMES
IMBIBER'S LEXICON
ON THE "HOUSE"
    $200 25
Málaga & Murcia are 2 big cities in the southern part of this nation
    $200 30
Arturo Toscanini, Marin Alsop & the L.A. Phil's own Gustavo Dudamel are famous for this job
    $200 26
ESPN reported that in the locker room, Von Miller was the Broncos' best this-talker
    $200 29
The name of this block-stacking game comes from a Swahili word for "build"
    $200 28
Something worn on the head at bedtime, or the last potent potable consumed before putting one on
    $200 27
This adjective describes a cat that does his business in a box & not anywhere that he pleases
    $400 24
The largest of the Mariana Islands, this U.S. territory is in the western Pacific Ocean
    $400 20
Heard here, let's bring this instrument also called a timpani to a boil
    $400 23
As well as rubbish by the roadside, it can mean a stretcher for an injured person
    $400 21
Combining silicone oil & boric acid creates the bouncy, moldable material first sold as this in 1949
    $400 19
16th c. Brits would soak a gunpowder pellet in liquor, then try to light it; that test led to this 5-letter term for alcohol content
    $400 22
Legend has it that an early keeper named Ernie haunts one of these in New London, Connecticut
    DD: $2,000 10
You can give us either the French or English name of this African country whose legislative capital is Yamoussoukro
    $600 9
I want you to hold this violin family instrument between your knees, upright, & play Elgar's 1919 concerto
    $600 18
As a verb it means to drink greedily or guzzle; as a noun it's slop for swine
    $600 17
In Clue, this weapon may be found in the dining room but can be used to illuminate any room of the mansion
    $600 7
When ordering a martini dry, you're asking the bartender to use less of this
    $600 16
Ruth Wakefield once said of her recipe for these, "I'll never live them down"
    $800 8
The Bay of Fundy lies between these 2 Canadian Atlantic provinces
    $800 12
A clarinet represents the cat in this musical story for kids that premiered in 1936
    $800 13
Dregs or leavings; Emma Lazarus had "wretched" precede it
    $800 15
First sold in 1976, this gel-filled action figure can be twisted, pulled & tied in knots but always returns to its original shape
    $800 5
This word describing those who like to be tidy also refers to a straight shot of liquor
    $800 1
Torvald to Nora in this play: "Can you not understand your place in your own home?"
    $1000 3
About 400 miles west of Moscow sits this other capital city that starts with "M"
    $1000 11
Featuring works like the "Emperor" concerto, in 2020-'21 the London philharmonic honors this composer's 250th birthday
    $1000 2
"The Pilgrim's Progress" gave us the man with this rake, determined to keep working away in the filth
    $1000 14
Ailments in Operation include Broken Heart, Brain Freeze & these internal feelings of apprehensions
    $1000 6
Well brands are used if one does not specify liquor in cocktails; this word also ending in "ll" is used for specific brands
    $1000 4
Across the street from Ford's Theatre is this residence where Abraham Lincoln died

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

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$1,000 $4,400 $5,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$3,200 $6,400 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 18th CENTURY
MOVIES ABOUT THE MOVIES
NONFICTION
KEEPING UP WITH THE JOANS
MATH CHAMPS
10-LETTER WORDS
    $400 21
China kicked the Mongols out of Tibet to put the 7th of these in power; now, the relationship is more contentious with the 14th
    $400 23
As Chili Palmer, this actor noted, "Rough business, this movie business... I may have to go back to loansharking"
    $400 28
"My Year in a Women's Prison" is the subtitle of this memoir by Piper Kerman
    $400 27
A New York Times TV critic once described her as "possibly the most intuitively funny woman alive"
    $400 30
In 1655 England's John Wallis came up with the sideways 8 symbol for this
    $400 29
If you take someone into your this, you are trusting them not to reveal what's been said
    $800 20
Players of this forerunner of bridge could consult a popular 1742 rule book
    $800 22
In 2020's "Mank", about the writing of "Citizen Kane", Amanda Seyfried plays this actress
    $800 24
This slim volume by Strunk & White lays out some rules of grammar & usage
    $800 26
In 2017 this singer of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    $800 25
Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is the name of a founder of non-this geometry
    $800 19
Laughter spreading in a crowd is often described as this, which, in a clinical sense, means transmitted by contact
    $1200 2
Uneasy about federal intrusions, Rhode Island was the only state not to send a representative to this May-September 1787 gathering
    $1200 6
As cops roll up mid-scene in this 1994 film about a director, Johnny Depp realizes, "We don't have a permit! Run!"
    $1200 3
"World of Wonders" mentions the glimmer-pop of this insect on a summer night
    $1200 16
Like Willem de Kooning & Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell was a leading figure in this 2-word art movement
    DD: $7,800 13
Also known as Leonardo of Pisa, he knew a lot of numbers, not just 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8
    $1200 11
"A" is for this word meaning "without concealment" , in contrast with gamblers whose hands went under the card table
    $1600 4
Seen here as a model, the post--this word from the French--was the first comfortable wheeled land transport
    $1600 1
In 1978 this mustachioed actor was the title character in "Hooper", billed as "The Greatest Stuntman Alive"
    $1600 7
"Metamorphosis" covers the storied career of this Hollywood makeup legend seen here
    $1600 15
She ranks Number 10 on AFI's list of the Greatest American Female Screen Legends
    $1600 12
Henri Poincaré pioneered this math branch that studies the deformation of objects into new shapes without any cutting or pasting
    $1600 9
There's a term for a lover of his country in this 10-letter word for a fellow countryman
    DD: $2,200 5
The Rev.William Tennent, pastor of Freehold, N.J., helped launch this "Great" religious revival
    $2000 10
A single-shot take that lasts about 8 minutes opens this 1992 film about a movie exec played by Tim Robbins
    $2000 8
He tackles Obama's legacy in "We Were Eight Years in Power"
    $2000 18
"The Center Will Not Hold", a documentary by nephew Griffin Dunne, is a portrait of this iconic author & essayist
    $2000 14
This 19th century German, whose name is a unit of magnetism, was known as Princeps mathematicorum, "Prince of Mathematicians"
    $2000 17
Shizuoka is this, a Japanese jurisdiction, partly from the Latin for "before"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$9,200 $19,000 $20,400
(lock tournament)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN BORDERS
It's still there, but none of the countries that bordered this country at the beginning of 1990 exist anymore

Final scores:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$9,200 $27,500 $20,388

Cumulative scores:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$15,600 $42,000 $58,388
2nd runner-up: $50,000 1st runner-up: $100,000 Tournament champion: $250,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$9,200 $18,800 $12,400
13 R,
1 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,400

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