Show #8532 - Tuesday, December 14, 2021

2021 Professors Tournament semifinal game 2.


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Hester Blum, an English professor from Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania

Marti Canipe, an elementary science education professor from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona

Alisa Hove, a botany professor from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 5
In 1987 this trio that fought for the right to party had the first rap album to top the Billboard charts
    $200 1
The vera or "true" type of this succulent is pretty & medicinal
    $200 2
Washington's most populous county has this 4-letter name, just like a "Dome" once in the state
    $200 30
A dual brake set is a tool of this trade
    $200 16
Einstein lectured that this enjoys "esteem above all other sciences" because "its laws are... certain & indisputable"
    $200 25
An ad for cold medicine showing a partially bare Mickey Rooney was pulled before it aired during this February 2005 event
    $400 6
This band's hits include "Everlong" & "Times Like These"
    $400 11
This succulent that gives us tequila also provides a syrup for a natural sweetener
    $400 3
Fittingly, Mille Lacs is a county in this state
    $400 12
At Oxford, personalized learning has long been based on the student this teacher relationship
    $400 17
The audience at Martin Heidegger's 1924 lecture on "The Concept of" this may have had the concept that it moves slowly
    $400 22
L'Oréal & Lancôme ads have been junked because of the misleading overuse of this, a verb that is also an Adobe brand
    $600 7
After a long "Vacation", these '80s icons returned to the charts with 2020's "Club Zero"
    $600 10
Nopales are the edible leaf pads of this alliterative cactus
    $600 4
This most populous Georgia county is thought to be named for a steamboat pioneer
    $600 28
In 1984 there was a new Barbie doll: instructor of this type of heart-healthy exercises
    DD: $800 18
Biologist T.H. Huxley was a renowned defender of this theory & in 1893 famously lectured on it "& Ethics"
    $600 20
The last TV ad for cigarettes to play in the U.S., for Virginia Slims, aired January 1, 1971 on this man's late night talk show
    $800 8
He led a rockin' "Family" on such hits as "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin"
    $800 15
This desert tree was named for its resemblance to a biblical leader pointing the way to the promised land
    $800 13
These 2 counties that both end in "-folk" border Massachusetts Bay
    $800 23
Martin Kove is best known for playing this type of Japanese-named instructor
    $800 27
In 1939 this man whose fantasy trilogy was still unpublished lectured "On Fairy Stories" & said fantasy is a higher form of art
    $800 21
Ads blocked on Facebook include those for weapons, spyware & this financial service for those newly arrested
    $1000 9
This powerhouse vocalist was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995
    $1000 26
Belying their name, these succulents often used as ground cover are native to Africa
    $1000 14
This Oklahoma county is in the title of Tracy Letts' play about a dysfunctional family
    $1000 29
A piece on sight-reading strategies was 2013's article of the year in the Journal AMT, American this
    $1000 19
The early 1800s London lectures of this discoverer of sodium brought so much traffic, Albemarle St. had to be made one-way
    $1000 24
This automaker had an ad for its F-Type sports car banned for encouraging "irresponsible driving"

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

Alisa Marti Hester
$800 $2,600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alisa Marti Hester
$3,800 $1,800 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
The 1978-79 revolution in this country is also called the Islamic Revolution
    $400 1
She modeled 3 of the sisters in "Little Women" on her own siblings & Jo March after herself
    $400 20
This iconic Ford's agile transmission made shifting gears easy, & by 1927, more than 15 million had been sold
    $400 9
Rachel Brosnahan is marvelous in her role as this Jewish housewife-turned-comedian
    $400 12
The 15th day of March in Rome & a thought
    $800 24
This "splendid" adjective precedes "Revolution" in the name of the 1688 regime change that brought William & Mary to the throne
    $800 2
Third time's the charm for this author who won a Pulitzer for her third novel, "The Goldfinch"
    $800 19
This end-blown instrument was very popular; Henry VIII had a large collection of them
    $800 15
Named for what they carry cargo in, these behemoth ships include the one that got stuck in the Suez Canal in 2021
    $800 8
Kevin O'Leary, one of the investors on this series, is frequently referred to as Mr. Wonderful
    $800 13
A part of speech & an offer made to you
    DD: $2,600 25
The full name of this 1966-76 upheaval commences with "Great Proletarian"
    $1200 3
She dedicated her first novel, "The Joy Luck Club", "To my mother and the memory of her mother"
    $1200 21
This portrait by Leonardo was never delivered to the subject & was sold to the king of France around 1520
    $1200 16
In 1937 the XC-35 was the first plane with a pressurized cabin; before that everyone wore these, now used in emergencies
    $1200 7
Rami Malek won an Emmy for playing Elliot Alderson, a vigilante hacker, on this series
    DD: $3,000 14
Vindictive punishment for past wrongs & income generated by a government or person
    $1600 27
Imre Nagy, this country's premier, was executed for his role in its 1956 anticommunist revolution
    $1600 4
This late author's sci-fi & fantasy classics include "The Left Hand of Darkness" & The Earthsea books
    $1600 22
Parmigianino painted a self-portrait in this curved item, also the title of John Ashbery's poem about the painting
    $1600 17
In 2010 Rocky Robinson reached 376.363 miles per hour, the fastest land speed ever riding one of these
    $1600 10
& here's to you, this character who seduces Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate"
    $2000 26
Pancho Villa was ambushed & killed in 1923; this even-later-in-the-alphabet Mexican revolutionary, in 1919
    $2000 5
At 14, this British author of "White Teeth" changed the first letter of her name from S to Z, thinking it sounded more exotic
    $2000 23
This great German printmaker left a diary of his travels across Europe, including his wife having her purse stolen in Antwerp
    $2000 18
"Ride Green" (bright green) "with" this bike & scooter sharing service
    $2000 11
On the silver screen this beloved actor played both "Mister Roberts" & "Young Mr. Lincoln"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alisa Marti Hester
$13,200 $2,200 $4,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Puzzlingly heavy & long-lived particles discovered in the 1940s were dubbed this adjective later applied to even smaller particles

Final scores:

Alisa Marti Hester
$10,200 $0 $3,600
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alisa Marti Hester
$11,400 $2,200 $8,200
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
11 R,
3 W
15 R,
6 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $21,800

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Game tape date: 2021-10-26
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