Show #7633 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.

Contestants

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Tim Aten, an editor from Vermilion, Ohio

Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student from Urbana, Illinois

Alan Lin, a software engineer from Riverside, California

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Jeopardy! Round

STEPPENWOLF THEATRE ALUMNI
A TRIANGLE SCHEME
STATE SYMBOLS
GIRAFFES
PRESIDENTIAL NICKNAMES
FROM A TO Y
    $200 28
After 1918, no one had an eye on the USS Cyclops, one of the first U.S. ships recorded missing in this mysterious region
    $200 27
With one of these, a giraffe can not only kill but decapitate a person
    $200 26
"Sword of the Revolution"
    $200 11
In Britain it's one of the 5 main grounds for divorce
    $400 23
Before he stalked the president in the film "In the Line of Fire", this actor stalked the Steppenwolf stage
    $400 25
Two interlaced triangles make up this symbol of Judaism, which dates back more than 2,500 years
    $400 24
The Colorado Hairstreak, one of these, has floated in as Colorado's state insect
    $400 19
These sharp protective items on acacia trees are no match for giraffe molars
    $400 1
"Dutch"
    $400 10
All of a sudden
    $600 16
Yeah, if you could go ahead & tell me this movie where alumnus Gary Cole played Bill Lumbergh, that'd be great
    $600 4
The reciprocal of cosine, it's the ratio of line AC to line AB in the triangle here
    $600 5
The official state Christmas tree for North Carolina is the Fraser type of this tree, not the Douglas
    $600 15
What we think of as these on giraffes are technically ossicones covered with skin
    $600 2
"The Trust Buster"
    $600 6
Bounty paper towels invites you to test them for this quality
    $800 22
Actor-writer Tracy Letts first mounted this "August" play at Steppenwolf & won a Tony & Pulitzer for it
    $800 13
Longfellow detailed a love triangle between Priscilla Mullins, John Alden & this guy in "The Courtship of" him
    DD: $1,000 3
Created at its Toll House Restaurant, the chocolate chip cookie is this state's official state cookie
    $800 17
If a human baby has done this, he's positioned for birth; if a giraffe baby has done it, 6' to the ground, he's been born
    $800 7
"Father of the Bill of Rights"
    $800 8
"Pilgrim's Progress" is a noted one
    $1000 20
On film this alumna has hunted Jason Bourne & played the pious Elizabeth Proctor in "The Crucible"
    $1000 14
The regulation of sweatshops got heavier after the 1911 fire at this factor named for the blouses it made
    $1000 12
The Catahoula Leopard dog, bred to find livestock in swamps, is its state dog
    $1000 18
Giraffe subspecies are classified by coat pattern; the one here shares this name with a type of python
    $1000 21
"The Hermit Author of Palo Alto"
    $1000 9
A women's group working with a men's club or fraternal order is a "ladies" one

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

Alan Pranjal Tim
$2,000 $1,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alan Pranjal Tim
$3,400 $3,000 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

BALTIC BELIEFS
THEIR MAIN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
COMPOUND WORDS
BOOK SMARTS
WORKING WOMEN
RECENT TV EPISODES
    $400 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Estonian Open Air Museum in Tallinn, Estonia.) This movement from Germany reached Estonia in the 1520s and made Lutheranism the dominant religion here and in most of Scandinavia
    $400 28
Dizzy Gillespie
    $400 26
The name of a playing card resides in this word that refers to a big lottery payday
    $400 29
Told that this influential book was too long, Harriet Beecher Stowe said she didn't write it, it wrote itself
    $400 27
Ding dong, it's one of these salespeople calling; the first began soliciting friends & neighbors in 1886
    $400 25
"Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt" & "Jeff Day"
    $800 22
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Gannarve Ship Grave on Gotland Island in Sweden.) At Gannarve, here on Gotland, and elsewhere in Scandinavia, it's thought that ancient seafarers were buried in ship-shaped stone settings, to ensure a safe voyage to the next world; recovered tools & urns date the graves to this first metallic age
    $800 2
Tommy Lee & Gina Schock
    $800 13
They were like GPS for Hansel & Gretel
    $800 19
The 8 books recommended by Neil deGrasse Tyson for smart people include the Bible & this book about Yahoos
    $800 12
In 1980 Lynn Rippelmeyer, who began her career as a flight attendant, became the first woman to pilot this jumbo jet
    $800 24
"Better Call Saul" & "Our Man in Damascus"
    $1200 9
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Gotland Museum in Sweden.) Hundreds of these picture stones, dating as far back as the 5th century, have been found on Gotland; the Tjangvide stone seems to show a ship bearing a warrior's body to this dwelling place of the god Odin
    $1200 3
Pat Metheny
    $1200 1
As a lad Paul Revere was apprenticed to one of these
    $1200 7
This popular genre is the title of an 1859 book by Samuel Smiles with chapters on "Perseverance" & "Character"
    $1200 15
Inventor & entrepreneur Joy Mangano got her big break after pitching her Miracle Mop on this HSN competitor
    $1200 14
"The Upside Down" & "The Vanishing of Will Byers"
    $1600 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Church on the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia.) Originally, no traditional church services were performed at St. Petersburg's Church on the Spilled Blood, but these religious memorial masses conducted for the assassinated Tsar Alexander II attracted large numbers of worshippers
    $1600 4
Joshua Bell
    $1600 5
They're found on stationery; digital ones can be added to images to help with copyright protection
    $1600 11
This 1759 Voltaire work opens, "In the castle of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tronckh in Westphalia there lived a youth"
    $1600 17
When she quietly refused to give up her bus seat, Rosa Parks was on her way home from her job as one of these
    $1600 16
"The Race of His Life" & "Attack on Central City"
    DD: $4,000 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Bornholm Island in Denmark.) Of the few round churches in northern Europe, four are here, on Denmark's island of Bornholm, leading some to theorize a visit from this religious order of knights, whose churches were all round
    $2000 8
Bela Fleck
    $2000 6
It meant a dumpling before it meant an American infantryman, especially in World War I
    DD: $5,000 20
This Thomas Keneally bestseller was originally published with "Ark" as the 2nd word in the title
    $2000 18
In 2017, this wife of Mitch McConnell became Secretary of Transportation
    $2000 21
"Travel Agents" & "The Rat"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alan Pranjal Tim
$18,000 $12,200 $3,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC NAMES
In 2013 the village of Belrain renamed the last street in France that bore the name of this hero who became a traitor

Final scores:

Alan Pranjal Tim
$24,401 $12,200 $3,187
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alan Pranjal Tim
$19,000 $13,200 $3,200
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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