Show #9065 - Friday, March 22, 2024

2024 Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament quarterfinal game 3.
9,000th episode.


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Alan Lin, a software engineer from Los Angeles, California

Matt Jackson, a grad student in computer science and public policy originally from Washington, D.C.

Terry O'Shea, a software engineer from Brooklyn, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

TURNING 60 IN 2024
(Ken: Each response made up entirely of letters in the word "invitational".)
(Ken: We didn't want to observe our 9,000th episode without celebrating the only person who's been part of all 9,000 of them, so we have THE LYRICAL STYLINGS OF JOHNNY GILBERT; you name the original artist or band.)
    $200 28
He received a total of 1,876 Electoral College votes for president, a likely unbreakable record
    $200 29
His dedication for his memoir "Spare" reads: "For Meg and Archie and Lili... and, of course, my Mother"
    $200 30
Back in 1964 apple-currant was in the original flavor lineup of these toaster pastries
    $200 19
It can mean of utmost importance or essential to life
    $200 25
"I'm that bad type make your mama sad type, make your girlfriend mad tight might seduce your dad type... I'm the bad guy"
    $200 20
Erupting with flavor, it's the yummy dessert seen here, named for its center
    $400 27
Vying for re-election, he did not treat his Minnesota opponent nicely, winning 525-13
    $400 21
The 2023 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction went to a book about this man, whose 2020 death in Minneapolis sparked protests worldwide
    $400 26
This computer language whose full name tells you it's for beginners was introduced at 4 a.m. on May 1, 1964
    $400 18
It's an adjective meaning of or related to one's birth
    $400 24
"When I'm out walking, I strut my stuff, and I'm so strung out, I'm high as a kite, I just might stop to check you out"
    $400 17
Bad when it's caused by heavy rain, good when it's a dessert cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur & Irish cream
    DD: $3,200 11
Though he won the popular vote, he flunked out of the Electoral College by 5 votes
    $600 5
Members of the Osage Nation, Mollie Burkhart & her family are at the center of this bestseller
    $600 22
A perfect line from this satiric film: "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room"
    $600 1
Anne-Sophie Mutter is an acclaimed player of this
    $600 23
"If you want my body, & you think I'm sexy, come on sugar, let me know, if you really need me, just reach out & touch me"
    $600 16
These cakes were immortalized by Proust in his "Remembrance of Things Past"
    $800 10
He won 304-227; he lost 306-232
    $800 6
Stephen Hawking gave us "A Brief History of Time" & this American-born writer gave us "A Short History of Nearly Everything"
    $800 4
This 1964 novel by Louise Fitzhugh introduced readers to the title girl sleuth who made observations in her notebook
    $800 2
French inventor & engineer Louis Bleriot was a pioneer in this field
    $800 13
"Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home, na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na na"
    $800 15
Made with egg whites & coconut but needing no flour, these cookies are traditional during the Jewish Passover
    $1000 9
Andrew Jackson "won" the E.C. 99-84-41-37 but having no majority there, lost the election in the House to this man
    $1000 7
Published in 1962, it's Barbara Tuchman's acclaimed book detailing the first month of World War I
    $1000 8
The First Ladies' Hall was one of its original galleries when it opened to the public on January 23, 1964
    $1000 3
The seeds of this tropical tree yield a yellowish-red dye that's used as a food coloring, especially for cheese & margarine
    $1000 12
"I got a woman, way over town, that's good to me, oh yeah. Say, I got a woman way over town that's good to me, oh yeah"
    $1000 14
Italian for "cooked cream", this eggless custard can be garnished with raspberries

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

Terry Matt Alan
$2,600 $8,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Terry Matt Alan
$4,200 $9,600 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
According to the psalmist & Bob Marley, "by the rivers of" here we sat down & "wept, when we remembered Zion"
    $400 26
Candace Cameron Bure & Jodie Sweetin got some yuks on the Netflix reboot with this title
    $400 25
This first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
    $400 29
L'ultima parola is the last word; l'ultima spiaggia is the last resort; l'ultima cena is this, found in Matthew 26
    $400 27
Born in Bergen, Norway, Nina Hagerup married this cousin in 1867 & went on to interpret his songs
    $400 28
In the Sahara, avoid the deathstalker, an extremely dangerous & venomous variety of this arachnid
    $800 23
This book says "They cast pur, that is, the lot"--hence the holiday of Purim
    $800 22
After dozens of movies, this TV series took Robin Wright to a new level of stardom
    $800 24
This lawyer, feminist, activist & TV commentator
    $800 21
This masculine plural form of the word for "all" means all the instruments playing together
    $800 20
Rimsky-Korsakov was a private tutor & mentor to this "Firebird", er, firebrand, of a composer
    $800 19
In 1873 a team using camels became the first Europeans to cross this continent's Great Sandy Desert
    DD: $12,000 10
This name of the first minor prophet in book order often comes before "can you see" in punny sermon titles
    $1200 15
The Talking Heads were "fighting fire with fire" in this song that may result in a call to your insurance guy
    $1200 7
This Swiss-born psychiatrist known for identifying 5 stages of grief
    $1200 14
The mafia was sometimes called this, Italian for "our thing"; for the Jewish mob, replace the first word with "kosher"
    $1200 3
Felix Mendelssohn composed music to accompany this Shakespeare comedy, including the familiar "Wedding March"
    $1200 18
In 2016, NASA began testing a new prototype rover & its life-detecting instruments in this South American desert
    $1600 9
He's the mighty man of wealth depicted with Ruth, whom he marries
    $1600 16
Called America's defining Celtic hip-hop group, they hit the Top 5 with a 1990s party anthem
    $1600 6
This photographer with a hyphenated name, one of the first photojournalists hired by Life magazine
    $1600 13
For hair color, it can describe Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner, or it can be an iconic series of Ferrari models
    $1600 1
MGM's "Song of Love" dramatized this composer falling in love with Clara Schumann, whose husband Robert goes mad
    DD: $4,000 4
Parts of Texas are covered by this vast desert named for Mexico's largest state
    $2000 8
This man really wanted Jacob to marry his older daughter, Leah, before his younger, Rachel
    $2000 17
Ben Kingsley got an Oscar nomination for playing an Iranian immigrant with dreams of home ownership in this drama
    $2000 5
Among the class of 2024, this civil rights icon, who at age 6 made history when she integrated one of New Orleans' all white schools
    $2000 12
It comes before voce to mean "quietly" & before "il sole della Toscana" to mean the book "Under the Tuscan Sun"
    $2000 2
An analogy:
Claude Debussy is to Impressionism as this "Gymnopédies" composer is to Surrealism
    $2000 11
The brown hyena & the bat-eared fox both make their home in this largest desert of southern Africa

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Terry Matt Alan
$5,800 $41,200 $14,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"Captured in Egypt by the British Army 1801" is painted on the side of this artifact named for the city where it was found

Final scores:

Terry Matt Alan
$0 $41,321 $14,001
3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Terry Matt Alan
$5,800 $27,800 $11,600
14 R,
1 W
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $45,200

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Game tape date: 2024-02-26
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