National College Championship game #12 - Wednesday, February 16, 2022

2022 National College Championship quarterfinal game 12.


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Megan Sullivan, a junior at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia

Aniket Dehadrai, a senior at M.I.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sam Blum, a senior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Each response starts with "M", followed at some point by "B" and "A".)
    $200 13
Also called the Millennium Bug, this alphanumeric issue thankfully proved to be a non-problem on Jan. 1, 2000
    $200 29
"Great" these "from little acorns grow", & grow they do; here's Ohio's six-century-old Logan one
    $200 27
19th century /
Once titled "First Impressions" /
Is Darcy the one?
    $200 1
This brand's Vortex Vigilon could launch its soft discs up to 50 feet
    $200 30
This singer has the role of Marion Crane on "Bates Motel" under her large entertainment & fashion umbrella-ella-ella
    $200 18
2-word expression meaning "I am at fault"
    $400 14
It took 11 years & about $25 million, but in 2001 this landmark was reopened with its tilt reduced by about 16 inches
    $400 7
The 330-foot Centurion, this type of tree, survived Tasmanian bushfires in 2019, to the relief of koalas everywhere
    $400 3
Dust Bowl to Cali /
No kicks on Route 66 /
The Joad to ruin
    $400 4
These toys that became a TV & movie franchise sprang from Japanese toy lines called Diaclone & Micro Change
    $400 28
She sang "Lose You To Love Me" before dealing with "Only Murders in the Building" on Hulu
    $400 15
The black species of this snake is actually dark brown to gray
    $600 8
Released in 2003, this Pixar film about a dad trying to locate his son earned nearly $1 billion worldwide
    $600 21
South of Alaska, there's a Sitka one of these trees in Oregon that's 144 feet tall with a 93-foot crown spread
    $600 2
Remote health resort /
Masha's Tranquillum House... rough /
An octet plus one
    $600 10
Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha & Jade were the original lineup of these "anti-Barbies"
    $600 26
Onscreen, this big guy was "Kazaam"; on the music scene, he knew "You Can't Stop the Reign"; on the court, he won 4 NBA titles
    $600 5
eBay has a category called "Vintage sports" this, souvenirs of famous events
    $800 9
On Dec. 13, 2003 U.S. forces near Tikrit found this president of Iraq underground; a gun was present, but he did not fire a shot
    DD: $1,000 11
Architectural Digest: "Say" this & "most people envision large shade trees with fragrant blossoms that evoke the American South"
    $800 20
Oasis, by Cline /
Praise... "Wonka meets 'The Matrix'" /
--USA Today
    $800 19
Known as Go Go Hamsters in the U.K., they were a smash hit for Christmas 2009
    $800 6
She created & starred in "Fleabag" as well as co-writing "No Time to Die", & what a crossover that would be!
    $800 16
It's the headgear you'll wear at commencement
    $1000 12
To collect solar wind particles, in 2001 NASA sent up this spacecraft that shares its name with a Bible book & a dad rock band
    $1000 22
Climbed with a tape measure in 2019, a 330' yellow meranti on this Malaysian/Indonesian island was dubbed tallest tropical tree
    $1000 25
A Pilgrim's progress /
Vonnegut: unstuck in time /
Catchphrase... So it goes
    $1000 23
The National Toy Hall of fame calls this, created in 1974, the "most popular puzzle in history"
    $1000 24
This actor/writer/director/whatever else he wants to put on his resume has certainly come out of "the Shadows"
    $1000 17
It's an African name for a xylophone

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

Sam Aniket Megan
$2,400 $200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Aniket Megan
$2,400 $5,000 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 27
In the 20th century Portugal's Antonio Salazar created the "Estado Novo", or this
    $400 28
This Great Lake takes a little bite out of Indiana's northwest corner
    $400 30
The intervals in a major one of these go tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone, tone, semitone
    $400 1
These deceptive videos can be created by using A.I. to put one celebrity's head on another's body; the word dates to 2017
    $400 13
"Another Life" has Katee Sackhoff saving her crew by sending them through one of these intergalactic passageways
    $400 26
A list of team members &
something you might hang on your dorm wall
    $800 20
At the Battle of Salamis, the Greeks defeated the fleet of this empire
    $800 29
A 24-mile-long causeway across this lake connects New Orleans to the northern shore
    $800 14
Also known as the Hourglass Sea & the Atlantic Canale, Syrtis Major is a big dark spot on the surface of this planet
    $800 2
Here's a picture made using this acronymic code
    $800 23
In the 2021 film "Dune", this single-named actress plays the single-named Chani, a Fremen fighter on bleak Arrakis
    $800 24
A military food allowance for one day &
a bus depot
    $1200 8
In 1979 Canton Jura in this country split from Canton Bern
    $1200 17
This distinct-looking river forms much of the Texas-Oklahoma boundary
    $1200 3
The resort town of Llantwit Major lies in the Vale of Glamorgan in this country
    $1200 12
In 2003 Valve Software created this platform, "the ultimate destination for playing, discussing, and creating games"
    $1200 18
On this Amazon show set in the 24th c., a terrorist faction among the asteroid belt drops a big rock on Earth with devastating effect
    $1200 21
Glossy &
a Roman statesman, the elder
    DD: $4,000 9
The largest ghetto uprising of World War II was mounted in this capital in 1943
    $1600 7
Admiral David Farragut saw his greatest victory in the August 1864 Battle of this body of water
    $1600 4
These 2 "majors" are the big muscles of the upper chest
    $1600 11
Sony's PlayStation 5 controller ditches rumble motors to create this 6-letter "feedback" so your hands can better feel the action
    $1600 16
Mankind is on the wrong side of an ass-whoopin' in 2051 & Chris Pratt has to go back to the future to help in this 2021 flick
    $1600 22
A lunar feature &
a liquid
    $2000 10
In the 15th century Erik of Pomerania waged war with this mercantile league while trying to solidify his Baltic empire
    $2000 15
The Cumberland River rises in this state, flows through a portion of Tennessee & then back into this state
    $2000 5
The title character of this George Bernard Shaw play is an officer in the Salvation Army
    $2000 6
Abbreviated NFT, it's a sort of title to a digital artwork that anyone can look at, not just its owner
    DD: $2,000 19
In "Y: The Last Man" having a Y chromosome is a death sentence, save for the guy with this name from Shakespeare
    $2000 25
To journey to another land &
an umbilicus

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Aniket Megan
$2,000 $4,200 $5,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The OED says this 9-letter word is literary & poetic, & it appears 11 times in an 1845 American poem, including as the last word

Final scores:

Sam Aniket Megan
$1,598 $4,200 $8,401
3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000 Winner: semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Aniket Megan
$2,000 $11,200 $5,400
8 R,
3 W
19 R,
9 W
(including 3 DDs)
18 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $18,600

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Game tape date: 2021-11-22
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