Show #8966 - Monday, November 6, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Diamonds semifinal game 3.


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Brian Adams, a retired public educator from Big Bear Lake, California

Jilana Cotter, a senior data analyst from Dade City, Florida

Dave Pai, a field application scientist originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 17
This wind instrument evolved from the aura & the symphonium of the 1820s
    $200 19
He was only 15 when he became an international Grandmaster in 1958
    $200 22
Cornwallis surrendered on this Virginia peninsula in 1781; message to George III:
Game over
    $200 23
Born in Beatrice / Worshiped a girl named Florence / Oops, got that backwards
    $200 30
AKA a pancake or hotcake
(26 points)
    $200 28
Eaten for breakfast or as a side dish, hominy grits are made from this
    $400 16
In first position this instrument's slide is fully retracted; in 7th position, fully extended
    $400 18
Known for playing a TV lawyer, he got buff & turned action-movie star for 2021's "Nobody"
    $400 21
3 legions were massacred in the 9 A.D. Battle of the Teutoburg Forest; message to this empire:
Don't cross the Rhine!
    $400 20
"Queen Mab" was so fab / Was the groom of Frankenstein / Not waving, drowning
    $400 29
To make the pressure between 2 forces the same
(26 points)
    $400 27
Developed in Louisiana, praline is a sweet traditionally made with brown sugar & these nuts
    $600 3
A thin membrane helps this instrument produce its distinctive sound
    $600 6
He conquered the charts with "Dream Lover", "Splish Splash" & "Mack The Knife"
    $600 1
The Viet Cong launched a major offensive on this lunar festival in 1968; message to LBJ:
Hell, no!
    $600 14
American guy / "The Wreck of the Hesperus" / That's all you should need
    $600 10
Rusted, from a chemical point of view
(26 points)
    $600 7
The hip-hop group that sings "Let's Get It Started" shares its name with this ingredient of Hoppin' John
    $800 5
There are bass & alto versions of this popular orchestra instrument heard here
    $800 11
After years of yelling at soldiers as a first sergeant in the Air Force, this man vowed to use a more soothing voice painting on TV
    DD: $1,000 2
The English crushed the Highland clans at Culloden Moor in 1746; message to this would-be king:
Stop pretending!
    $800 24
"Aurora Leigh", whoa! / 19th century lady / Let me count the ways
    $800 15
8-letter adjective meaning similar to a fake doctor or to a duck's call (26 points)
    $800 8
It's said that yapping dogs were fed these fried dumplings to keep quiet, hence their name
    $1000 4
Heard here, its name is from the German for "flank horn", from its use in battle
    $1000 12
This was Janis Joplin's only No. 1 hit as a solo performer
    $1000 13
On "Black Thursday" 1943, the U.S. lost 60 of these bombers on a single raid; message:
Need escort fighters!
    $1000 25
A joy forever / Big "into Chapman's Homer" / Tuberculosis
    $1000 26
8-letter adjective describing the science of animals
(20 points)
    $1000 9
This "colorful" southern gravy is made from ham drippings, hot coffee & water

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

Dave Jilana Brian
$3,800 $1,000 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Jilana Brian
$5,600 $1,800 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll need to convert the number in each movie title to Roman numerals.) (Jilana: [Unenthusiastically] Ooh.) (Ken: You're having fun.)
    $400 24
NASA has found Earthlike planets within a "habitable zone"--the area in a star system where this could exist in liquid form
    $400 30
Dudley Moore & Bo Derek in
    $400 19
The musical "Rent" was loosely based on this Puccini opera
    $400 18
These gland-like nodes only have a "Y" to serve as their vowel
    $400 26
Fuego, Nitro & Blue Heat are flavors of these rolled corn tortilla chips
    $400 22
It means sad or listless; when tripled, it means "and so on"
    $800 23
In 2013 Caltech scientists announced there are more than 100 billion planets in this alone--about one per star
    $800 29
Keir Dullea in
a Space Odyssey"
    $800 11
It's the administrative capital of Bolivia
    $800 17
The colon is the major part of this "large" body tube
    $800 25
Travel guides dubbed the area seen here this color coast; the name of the color comes from the country it's in
    $800 21
Led Zeppelin knows that this word refers to a concluding passage of a musical piece or a ballet
    $1200 4
The first Earth-size exoplanets were found by the NASA satellite launched in 2009 & named for this 17th c. German astronomer
    $1200 7
Sharlto Copley in
"District ____"
    $1200 9
Stick around after visiting the L.A. County Museum of Art & you can see this gooey attraction right next door
    $1200 8
Three cuneiform bones, along with the metatarsals, help form each of these foot parts that may leave you flat
    $1200 12
This word meaning to raise anchor has nothing to do with how heavy it is; it's from old Saxon for to lift or carry
    $1200 20
A symbol of life in Egypt, it's also known as an ansate cross
    $1600 5
In 1992 the first exoplanets were found orbiting one of these rotating stars that emit regular bursts of radiation
    $1600 28
Zooey Deschanel in
"(____) Days of Summer"
    $1600 3
In 1682 he led the first European expedition to follow the Mississippi to its mouth
    $1600 15
Vitamin D is activated when the skin is exposed to this radiation
    $1600 13
This doozy of a car won the 1924, '25 & '27 Indy 500s
    $1600 1
This word from Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" means "to communicate sympathetically"
    DD: $3,200 6
In 1995 astronomers confirmed the first exoplanet orbiting a sunlike star, in this "equine" constellation
    $2000 27
Gerard Butler & Lena Headey in
    DD: $2,900 10
It's the celebrated region in Spain that's shown here
    $2000 16
Bradycardia refers to a slow resting heartbeat; this is the opposite, a fast one
    $2000 14
It's the Hebrew name for the prayer shawl seen here
    $2000 2
This rhyming Latin term is used to describe a judgment or decree that is not yet final

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Jilana Brian
$11,200 $11,500 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

John Steinbeck called this "one of the great songs of the world" & wanted the music & lyrics printed in one of his novels

Final scores:

Dave Jilana Brian
$10,800 $22,400 $0
2nd place: $10,000 Finalist 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dave Jilana Brian
$15,400 $10,600 $5,200
22 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
10 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $31,200

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Game tape date: 2023-09-14
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