Show #9068 - Wednesday, March 27, 2024

2024 Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament quarterfinal game 6.


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Brandon Blackwell, a writer and TV personality originally from Jamaica, New York

Jennifer Quail, a wine-tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan

Alex Jacob, an online trivia league host from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
In 2024 a 40-ounce quencher tumbler from this company seemed harder to get than the same-named NHL trophy
    $200 27
A modification of a Portuguese guitar, it became popular in Hawaii in the late 19th century
    $200 26
3-letter word meaning to hound with continued fault-finding
    $200 14
When driving a pal's treasured 1964 Pontiac GTO, go easy on this pedal that releases the crankshaft
    $200 21
As this character, Tom Cruise radioed the tower, "This is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby" but was told the pattern was full
    $200 22
No stop at this Mexican port is complete without watching the cliff divers do their thing off La Quebrada
    $400 29
Oxford dictionaries once defined this 2-word event as when a group of strangers "perform a pointless act & then disperse"
    $400 28
The double-action type of this instrument has 2 reeds tuned to the same note for extra fun when using the bellows
    $400 15
The high version of this hairstyle was worn by Barbara Eden in "I Dream of Jeannie" & has been seen on Ariana Grande
    $400 13
The star method is used to tighten these fasteners; follow each with the one diagonally opposite
    $400 20
Client Rod Tidwell gets agent Jerry Maguire to say this 4-word phrase again & again, louder each time
    $400 23
Cruises in this country will likely begin at the port city of Piraeus, just 7 miles from the capital
    $600 5
The manual for this robotic '90s toy says, "You can feed me by inserting your fingertip into my mouth"
    $600 6
Ben Franklin made a "glass" type of this instrument, totally different from the "mouth organ" type
    $600 9
This equine term refers to an old veteran such as a politician or soldier who's served a long time & has a lot of experience
    $600 12
The belt that drives your alternator, water pump & other important components is known by this snaky adjective
    $600 19
In this comedy, Tom as studio exec Les Grossman dances to "Low" by Flo Rida & T-Pain & says, "This is... when the job gets fun"
    $600 16
Many cruising to the Western Caribbean will set sail from this Texas city, the largest U.S. cruise port outside of Florida
    $800 1
Co-founder Tom Anderson was your first friend on this social media platform; in 2005 he sold his company
    $800 2
The Greek for "wood" gives us the name of this instrument that's struck with padded mallets
    $800 8
These vertical pieces of wood, usually 2x4s, form the framework of an interior wall
    $800 11
It's what Tesla calls the place you stick the charger into; Ford & GM have agreed to use Tesla charging tech in their EVs
    $800 17
"I am the world's last barman poet", Tom declaims in this film, "America's getting stinking on something I stir or shake"
    $800 24
The light over this river's estuary at Le Havre was one reason the city calls itself the cradle of Impressionism
    $1000 4
This 4-letter photo-editing app has given rise to a meme that describes a person with a specific fashion aesthetic
    DD: $1,000 3
Also known as an etherophone, this boxy electronic instrument was used by The Beach Boys
    $1000 7
Asked by Herod what she wanted, the daughter of Herodias replied, "Give me here John Baptist's head in" one of these platters
    $1000 10
A seal between 2 mechanisms, the "head" one seals the combustion part of an engine to allow oil & coolant to circulate properly
    $1000 18
Tom Cruise tells Max von Sydow in this flick, "If you don't kill me, precogs were wrong & pre-crime is over"
    $1000 25
Once you arrive at this Jamaican port whose name means "8 rivers", you can swim with dolphins or visit Margaritaville

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

Alex Jennifer Brandon
$1,800 $1,400 $5,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Jennifer Brandon
$6,600 $1,600 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 3 "R"s
(Ken: The letter R will appear 3 times in each correct response.)
    $400 28
In January 1861 President Buchanan sent supplies & reinforcements to this fort, but the ship turned back when fired upon
    $400 30
One of the masterminds behind the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Daniel Burnham of this Midwestern "School"
    $400 26
This French novelist's 1843 swashbuckling book "Georges" follows a mixed-race adventurer who leads a slave rebellion
    $400 25
He had a collab with Miles Davis called "Can I Play With U?", included on a "Sign o' the Times" reissue
    $400 5
A twisting injury can cause this type of bone fracture characterized by a helical break
    $400 23
Types of this household tool include slotted, hex & Robertson
    $800 27
In 1860 California mountain man John Adams, nicknamed this, died from a head wound suffered while wrestling one of his pet bears
    $800 29
In the 1960s Black architect Paul Williams co-designed the Ira Aldridge Theater at this D.C. university
    DD: $11,400 17
In this Hermann Hesse novel, Harry Haller reads a treatise about his dual inner self, caught between a man & a lupine creature
    $800 24
This country singer collaborated with Leon Bridges on the song "If You Were Mine"
    $800 4
It's the outer & narrower bone of the lower leg
    $800 22
Big laxative has made good use in its ads of this word for the problem its products treat
    DD: $5,000 6
On December 2, 1859 he rode to the gallows on his coffin & remarked, "This is a beautiful country"
    $1200 10
He saw himself as a trimtab, a small but powerful rudder, for humanity, & his tombstone says, "'Call me Trimtab'-Bucky"
    $1200 7
Made into a Scorsese film with Andrew Garfield, this novel by Shusaku Endo follows 17th century Jesuit priests in Japan
    $1200 15
In 1986 Run-DMC collabed with Aerosmith on a version of this song that VH1 called history making
    $1200 1
2 regions of this bone are the manubrium, which joins with the first ribs, & the xiphoid process, which is just fun to say
    $1200 21
This type of pilot in the early days of aviation would travel the country giving stunt-flying exhibitions
    $1600 13
New York City's citizens, including 103 who gave $1,000 each, raised the funds to build this church; the cornerstone was laid in 1858
    $1600 11
With his impressive Duomo in Florence, he was called the architect who "renewed Roman masonry work"
    $1600 8
In 1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz, author of this tale of ancient Rome, became the first Polish person to win a Nobel Prize in lit
    $1600 16
1990s hip-hop duo, Black Star, was a collaboration between Talib Kweli & this rapper, also known as Yasiin Bey
    $1600 2
This bone extends from the scapula to the ulna
    $1600 20
Also a tropical cocktail, it's a person who transports illegal liquor, no matter what type
    $2000 14
Regular mail across the continent began with this stage line & antonymically communication went under water via the transatlantic cable
    $2000 12
During her Pritzker Prize acceptance speech, she said her secular & modern childhood in Iraq was an influence on her career
    $2000 9
This Chilean author of "The Savage Detectives" has gained wide fame in English translation since his early death in 2003
    $2000 18
Billie Holiday & this sax player first linked up in 1934; soon enough they gave each other nicknames, Lady Day & Prez
    $2000 3
Overproduction of the hormone somatotropin causes this form of gigantism marked by increased bone size
    $2000 19
From the Latin for "earth" & meaning to make a planet suitable for human habitation, it dates back to a 1942 sci-fi story

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Jennifer Brandon
$14,200 $11,000 $23,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

First appearing in an English dictionary in 1623, mesonoxian means pertaining to this word

Final scores:

Alex Jennifer Brandon
$0 $22,000 $18,799
3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Jennifer Brandon
$14,200 $7,200 $13,000
18 R,
1 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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Game tape date: 2024-02-26
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