Show #8533 - Wednesday, December 15, 2021

2021 Professors Tournament semifinal game 3.


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Deborah Steinberger, an associate professor of French literature from University of Delaware in Newark

Gary Hollis, a chemistry professor from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia

Ed Hashima, a history professor from American River College in Sacramento, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 12
This Harrison Ford character tells a class, "Forget any ideas you got about lost cities, exotic travel"
    $200 1
This event off Huntington Beach in 2021 brought memories of the 3-million-gallon disaster off Santa Barbara in 1969
    $200 30
Idiomatically, if you "stand on" this, you demand that things are done in an exceedingly formal manner
    $200 28
17th century Venetian craftsman Vicenti Peruzzi is said to have come up with this smart-sounding cut for diamonds
    $200 27
"Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys, about Mr. Rochester's mad first wife, is a prequel to this classic novel
    $200 3
They're husk-y in Mexico: SAT MEAL
    $400 13
Russell Johnson was best known for playing the Professor on this series
    $400 2
Founded in 1891 as a vocational & liberal arts school, this Pasadena college became famous for physics & space science
    $400 29
Alligator pear is another name for this superfood
    $400 25
Here's the shell of one of these sharp-sounding clams
    $400 26
Gregory Maguire's "Son of a Witch" & "A Lion Among Men" are sequels to this book that inspired a musical
    $400 5
Canadian fries with curds & gravy:
    $600 16
On Netflix she's Ji-Yoon Kim, "The Chair" of a struggling English department
    $600 4
In the 1920s, author Zane Grey built a Pueblo-style house near Avalon Bay on this island
    $600 23
The Latin for "to carry" gives us part of this word for all the investments you own
    $600 24
In 1961 JFK said we live under a "nuclear sword of" him, "hanging by the slenderest of threads"
    $600 9
It was the first sequel in Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries
    $600 6
In India it's the big cheese:
    $800 17
On "How to Get Away with Murder", she played a professor at Middleton Law School
    $800 10
In 1769 in San Diego, this priest, now a controversial figure, founded his first California mission; he went on to found 8 more
    $800 22
This word refers to the smallest detail that can be seen by a telescope or to the number of pixels on your computer screen
    $800 20
The method used to create this style of sliced potato sounds like a French name
    DD: $800 14
Co-authored by Brian Herbert, "House Atreides" is the first in a series of prequels to this series
    $800 7
A choice at the sushi bar: HA I MISS
    $1000 18
Judith Light is among those who have portrayed the professor stricken with cancer in this Pulitzer-winning play
    $1000 11
This evangelist opened the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles & preached there to a flock of thousands
    $1000 21
It's a term for someone who cuts & polishes precious gems
    $1000 19
Liquid nitrogen in conjunction with a doctor's scalpel can be used to perform this, a superchilled operation
    $1000 15
In the final chapter in this sequel, "Christopher Robin and Pooh come to an enchanted place, and we leave them there"
    $1000 8
In Ireland diners flock to it:

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Ed Gary Deborah
$3,600 $1,600 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ed Gary Deborah
$6,000 $1,400 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Combining atomic nuclei to form a heavier element, it happens in the core of our Sun as hydrogen atoms meet to form helium
    $400 28
The identity of the murderer typically isn't revealed until the end in this type of story
    $400 3
Get a whiff of this city, the largest in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia
    $400 17
She had 3 of Billboard's Top 20 songs of 2015, including "Bad Blood"
    $400 29
2005's "The Rivals" told of the "Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship" of Chris Evert & her
    $400 21
In Chinese myth these 2 entities attained balance in the "cosmic egg"; the birth of man would follow
    $800 2
A quantum field theory describing the interactions of charged particles has this 3-letter abbrev. that also means "proved it!"
    $800 25
This insect is also known as a snout beetle
    $800 4
In Dublin, the Ha'penny Bridge spans this river
    $800 16
This singer's 2021 hit "Take My Breath" is perfect for a Saturday or Sunday
    $800 22
He had a short term as president of Czechoslovakia before becoming president of the Czech Republic
    $800 27
Also known as "the balance", Libra in the zodiac is sometimes represented by Astraea, the ancient goddess of this
    $1200 7
Both used in the nuclear power industry, these first 2 transuranium elements are named for heavenly bodies
    $1200 1
In England you can whine or do this similar verb with an extra letter
    $1200 12
This capital city is located in the region known as Anatolia
    $1200 15
Do start now & name this English-born woman of Albanian ancestry who was "Levitating" up the charts in 2021
    DD: $1,200 18
In the 1890s he moved briefly from Prague to New York City, inspiring his best-known symphony
    $1200 23
The rope wants to spin, so tightrope walkers employ a long pole to increase rotational this
    $1600 5
A radium nucleus that emits a particle & becomes a radon nucleus undergoes the "alpha" type of this process
    $1600 9
Shawnee word for an elk
    DD: $2,000 11
The name of this second-largest city in Wales starts with a big bird
    $1600 13
In 1995 this one-named singer rose to the top of the charts with "Kiss From A Rose"
    $1600 19
This Czech wrote novels like "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" in exile in France
    $1600 24
He won his first Pulitzer Prize for his 1966 play "A Delicate Balance"
    $2000 6
With the same mass & magnitude of charge, an antiparticle of an electron is called this word
    $2000 8
This Chinese word meaning "martial arts" is used for disciplines like kung fu
    $2000 10
South of Quito, this largest Ecuadorian city is seen here in all its colors
    $2000 14
In the late 1980s Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson & Michael Steele had 5 Top 10 hits as this band
    $2000 20
King Sigismund of Hungary promised this Czech religious reformer safe passage, then grabbed & burned him
    $2000 26
This 17th century Dutch scientist was among the first to use a balance spring in the design of watches

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ed Gary Deborah
$15,600 $10,200 $4,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award honors influential people from this state, including Western author Louis L'Amour

Final scores:

Ed Gary Deborah
$10,600 $2,200 $4,200
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ed Gary Deborah
$15,600 $10,200 $6,200
23 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
10 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,000

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Game tape date: 2021-10-26
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