Champions Wildcard play-in game #2 - Friday, January 12, 2024

2024 Champions Wildcard play-in game 2.
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Rachel Clark, a director of client strategy from Washington, D.C.

Matthew Ott, an accountant from La Crescenta, California

Daniel Ciarrocchi, a writer from Baltimore, Maryland

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Jeopardy! Round

(Buzzy: "O-R-E" will be in each correct response.)
    $200 25
In this Bible book, the children of Israel "were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the Desert of Sinai"
    $200 26
In the 1990s this Chicago Bulls guard was the MVP of the NBA Finals a record 6 times
    $200 27
This 1885 book is subtitled "Tom Sawyer's Comrade"
    $200 28
Referring to the extensive quarries there, it's "the Granite State"
    $200 29
In 1919 this school was established as the Southern Branch of the University of California
    $200 30
It's a vibration of the soft palate while you sleep
    $400 24
The barchan type of this is crescent-shaped & is formed by a constant wind coming from one direction
    $400 5
In June 2002 this Lakers coach became the all-time leader in playoff victories by winning his 156th game
    $400 23
In a J.M. Barrie play, she & her brothers Michael & John get sprinkled with fairy dust & fly off into the night
    $400 22
King Louis XIV was known as "Louis the Great", "Louis the Grand Monarch" & "Le Roi Soleil", meaning this
    $400 12
Colleges in this state include Black Hills State University & Oglala Lakota College
    $400 19
Come one, come all to ye olde inn & enjoy our bill of fare & flagons of ale as in days of this
    DD: $2,500 18
Canteens empty! I'm going to perish in the Chihuahuan Desert!--but look, it's this 1,900-mile-long river!
    $600 2
In 2001 the Vancouver Grizzlies relocated to this U.S. city
    $600 13
This feline friend of Winnie-the-Pooh appears in "The House at Pooh Corner", but not in the original book
    $600 8
Stockbroker Jordan Belfort's nickname, it's the title of Scorsese's 2013 biopic of him
    $600 10
Opened in 1865, this N.E. college was started by a scientist for an increasingly industrialized America
    $600 20
A germ cell, perhaps for a plant
    $800 15
The Namib Desert of West Africa is home to a mountain variety of this member of the horse family
    $800 3
In 1995 this Houston Rockets center scored a then-record 131 points in a 4-game NBA Finals
    $800 14
He illustrated his own "Where the Wild Things Are" as well as several of the "Little Bear" books for kids
    $800 7
This French tennis player & shirt tycoon was "the Crocodile"
    $800 9
This university in West Virginia is named for the Supreme Court Chief Justice who raised the court to a position of power
    $800 21
U.S. Navy rank abolished for good in 1986
    $1000 17
La Guajira desert is connected by gas pipeline to nearby Barranquilla in this South American country
    $1000 4
The NBA's Coach of the Year Trophy is named for this longtime Celtics coach
    $1000 16
In Janell Cannon's "Stellaluna", one of these flying animals is adopted by a family of birds
    $1000 6
A Yat, as in "Where y'at?", is a person from this Southern U.S. city
    $1000 11
The Daily Wildcat is the college newspaper from this Southwestern university
    $1000 1
Classical music greats Horowitz & Rostropovich each put out an album of tunes they used as these crowd-pleasers

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

Daniel Matthew Rachel
$2,000 $2,200 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Daniel Matthew Rachel
$2,400 $3,000 $9,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Buzzy: Each response must be three letters only.)
    $400 25
Sitcom is short for this
    $400 24
Chronologically, he was the first who fits the category
    $400 29
Julie Taymor directed the 2006 opera "Grendel", which retold this classic tale from the monster's point of view
    $400 30
In 2001 it merged with Time Warner
    $400 23
This, used to filter food from water by certain whales, is a keratinized structure, much like hair or nails
    $400 27
This interjection used after someone sneezes means "health" in German
    $800 21
Mecha is a genre of anime typically featuring giant these resembling people
    $800 13
He was preceded & succeeded as president by the same man
    $800 28
Andre Gretry, "the Moliere of music", composed a 1784 opera about this crusading king
    $800 12
Yasir Arafat was the head of it from 1969 to 2004
    $800 22
The most intelligent of all invertebrates is thought to be O. vulgaris, the common type of this cephalopod
    $800 26
It's how you say "good morning" in German
    $1200 6
Some people describe a sentimental film as a "three-" this accessory picture
    $1200 4
He beat Clinton--DeWitt Clinton--in 1812
    $1200 1
Rossini's opera about this tragic title character is subtitled "Il Moro di Venezia"
    $1200 9
Russia's Tupolev Tu-144 was the world's first type of this speedy jet
    $1200 16
Males of this small marine creature carry the fertilized eggs in a brood pouch beneath a prehensile tail
    $1200 20
In German, what's mine is mein & what's yours is this rhyming word
    $1600 7
This 2000 film is the most recent Best Picture Oscar winner in the sword-&-sandal genre
    $1600 3
For refusing to shine the boots of a British officer as a child, he got a saber across the face
    $1600 2
The name of this Italian opera house means "theater at the stairway"
    DD: $3,400 10
Headquartered in Atlanta, this agency, established in 1946, grew out of a U.S. anti-malaria program
    $1600 15
The loggerhead species of this reptile often feeds on jellyfish in the open seas
    $1600 19
The OED calls these German fashion statements "leather shorts as worn in alpine regions"
    $2000 8
Video games with wide-open worlds & roles are named for this playground spot
    DD: $5,000 5
He whipped 2 former presidents in the same election by an electoral score of 435-88-8
    $2000 18
The full title of this Wagner opera includes the words "and the Singer's Contest on the Wartburg"
    $2000 11
The Honda Fourtrax Recon is this type of transport that can give you a real lift in the desert
    $2000 14
This name for a common sea snail is also that of a blue-violet flower
    $2000 17
German term for a novel about the education & coming of age of a young protagonist

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Daniel Matthew Rachel
$4,800 $8,800 $22,300
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A book by historian Thomas Carlyle that Dickens said he'd read 500 times has this title subject that Charles would write about himself

Final scores:

Daniel Matthew Rachel
$1,601 $0 $22,300
2nd place 3rd place Winner: advance to Champions Wildcard

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Daniel Matthew Rachel
$4,800 $7,000 $17,400
11 R,
4 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $29,200

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Game tape date: 2024-01-03
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