Show #9063 - Wednesday, March 20, 2024

2024 Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament quarterfinal game 1.


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Andrew He, a stay-at-home dad from Concord, California

Pam Mueller, a justice researcher originally from Chicago, Illinois

Dan Pawson, a global health consultant from Arlington, Virginia

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Also known as sildenafil citrate, this little blue pill that debuted in 1998 also helps flowers stand up straight
    $200 21
It's the first name shared by Russian heads of state in 1924 & 2024
    $200 23
Start on April 17, 1973 by using 14 aircraft to deliver 186 packages; become this company with $21 bil. in revenue in Q1 of fiscal 2024
    $200 29
When this team won Super Bowl XXXI, Wheaties produced a special 24-ounce regional box that was sold in Wisc. & parts of Minnesota
    $200 30
"Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing wins" in this novel
    $200 16
Mayhem is classified as this type of crime, which kinda rhymes with "dope melody"
    $400 5
Descended from the German V-2, these missiles used by Iraq during the Gulf War had greater range & lighter weight
    $400 22
This Spanish name for boys & old fishermen literally means "Saint James"
    $400 24
A 35-year Broadway run--unlikely, but Thelma Pollard did, doing makeup for the face behind the mask of this show's title character
    $400 12
This baseball great & the number 755 were featured on the Wheaties box in 2002
    $400 11
We'll keep you in suspense... Jack Ryan Jr. is on the campus in "The Teeth of the Tiger" from this author
    $400 17
"Check out the" this attention-getter in a song
    $600 6
It didn't end well in 1997 for this cult that believed a flying saucer was following comet Hale-Bopp
    $600 15
Owl tell you right now, Hedy, as in Hedy Lamarr, was short for this German name
    $600 25
Stay pregnant for a year! Plausible for you, no, but for the Florida type of this aquatic mammal that can weigh 3,600 pounds? No prob
    $600 28
Often paired with Kerri Walsh Jennings on the beach, she appeared Kerriless on the Wheaties box in 2012
    $600 10
Chapter 1 of "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" is about the changes caused by this New York Giant who terrified quarterbacks
    $600 18
Time to rock a mic, like a this, perhaps Gaiseric, a 5th century king of that Germanic people
    $800 3
A Special Counsel looked into Pres. Clinton's dealings with this real estate co. founded by the Clintons & the McDougals
    $800 14
Borrowed from Sanskrit & reflecting her Indian heritage, this first name of a D.C. VIP means "lotus flower"
    $800 26
Solve the this TV host problem: 3 shut doors, new car-junk-junk. You pick A. He shows you B is junk. Do you switch to C?
    $800 7
Joan Benoit Samuelson, an Olympic champion of this race, was honored on a box in 1996
    $800 8
By Feb. 2024 this juvenile journal, the first of almost 20, had spent 778 weeks on the N.Y. Times children's series list
    $800 19
Slang for a convertible car with a soft cover
    DD: $1,000 13
This republic joined Serbia to fight against the secession of Slovenia & Croatia
    $1000 4
Girls' names derived from the color white include Alba & this one, like a character in "The Taming of the Shrew"
    $1000 27
Climb all 2,909 stairs to level 160 of this building that opened in 2010; you probably should get permission & remember... hydrate!
    $1000 2
This Floridian tennis superstar appeared on a box in 1987, the year she won the first & only Wheaties Champions Award
    $1000 9
Rhonda Byrne wrote this 2006 book, a hidden "principle of the universe", but don't tell anyone; scratch that. Tell me, now
    $1000 20
Vanilla Ice mysteriously can "flow like" one; it's also wielded by Tashtego

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

Dan Pam Andrew
$2,400 $4,400 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Pam Andrew
$3,200 $6,800 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 19
Harrison Gray Otis served briefly as a brigadier-general in this 1898 war while still publisher of the Los Angeles Times
    $400 24
Jim Abrahams & the Zucker bros. piloted "Airplane!" & wrote this first "Police Squad" film that had Reggie Jackson attempt regicide
    $400 18
Chemists won an Ig Nobel for finding the right airborne amount of a compound from this Japanese horseradish to wake sleepers
    $400 27
It's about 700 arid miles across this country from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf
    $400 29
A 17th century work depicts David with the rather giant head of this man, bearing the wound on his forehead that killed him
    $400 17
Opposable digit held aloft to keep off precipitation
    $800 20
In 1889 the new owners of this paper had John Philip Sousa write a march about it for an awards ceremony
    $800 25
20 years later, Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels were back for more Farrelly-directed fun in a sequel titled this "To"
    $800 10
C22H24N2O8 is the formula of this antibiotic that's known for fighting acne but can take on cholera too
    $800 28
Its 700,000 square miles of land area are spread across more than 17,000 islands
    $800 30
Sanguine, a blood-red chalk, is apt for the category; in the 1790s this Spaniard used it to sketch Saturn eating his son
    $800 16
Your self in psychoanalytic theory out in the yard digging tunnels with its paws
    DD: $10,000 12
In 1847 Frederick Douglass founded this antislavery paper whose name refers to what guided people escaping slavery
    $1200 26
Jay & Mark Duplass directed this very good "Superbad" actor as "Cyrus"
    $1200 5
In 1976 the first of this type of rechargeable battery was developed in part by using layers of titanium disulfide
    DD: $8,600 11
Once claimed by Italy, Cyrenaica is an historic region & former province of this 650,000-square-mile land
    $1200 8
Seen here is Rembrandt's 1636 blinding of this biblical figure, bereft of hair
    $1200 15
A holy church table made from a hairy arachnid
    $1600 9
Before he was the big name in New York newspaper publishing, he published "The St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
    $1600 21
These brothers co-directed "Uncut Gems" & one is also a busy actor from "Oppenheimer" & "The Curse"
    $1600 4
Let's see if your Os is running properly; this element, No. 76, is used to make hard alloys for phonograph needles
    $1600 3
It borders Russia, China & nothing else
    $1600 6
Napoleon's go-to guy, he also sort of directed a horror pic, an oil of Marat in the bath in 1793 done soon after the killing
    $1600 14
Niacin or folate reigning as the Roman goddess of the arts & war
    $2000 23
Joseph Medill, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, was a founder of the G.O.P. & helped make these debates happen in 1858
    $2000 22
Last name of Joseph & Anthony, directors of "Avengers: Endgame"; hope they had some backend bucks
    $2000 1
The number of variables that must be fixed to define a physical state is expressed in "degrees of" this, also a noble concept
    $2000 2
With a population of more than 100 million, it covers about 900,000 square miles in the heart of Africa
    $2000 7
In 1637 Jusepe de Ribera painted this god, an art patron, tearing the skin off the leg of Marsyas the satyr
    $2000 13
Metronomic measure of music used for the medical study of tootsies

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Pam Andrew
$6,400 $16,800 $33,600
(lock-tie game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The foremost member of the "Sochi Six", which was similar to a previous U.S. group, he died in a plane crash in 1968

Final scores:

Dan Pam Andrew
$0 $0 $33,601
3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dan Pam Andrew
$6,400 $16,800 $18,400
12 R,
2 W
21 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $41,600

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Game tape date: 2024-02-26
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