Show #6478 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2012-B Teachers Tournament semifinal game 1.


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John Hines, a high school social studies teacher from Tacoma, Washington

Whitney Collins, a third grade teacher from New York, New York

Michael Farabaugh, a high school chemistry teacher from Charlottesville, Virginia

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Different spellings for "gray", obviously.)
"TW", EH?
    $200 19
In March 2012 he celebrated his 75th birthday & 20 years of marriage to Annette Bening
    $200 2
L. Patrick Gray III became interim FBI director after the 1972 death of this man but was forced to resign a year later
    $200 18
This feature on my phone has 8 megapixels; I don't know what that means, but it's a lot
    $200 8
    $200 13
Balche, a ceremonial drink of the Maya, was a type of mead made with this sweetener & spiced with bark
    $200 1
To make a minor adjustment, or to pull someone's nose with a twisting motion
    $400 20
In 1989 he had a hat trick of great roles, with "Lean On Me", "Glory" & "Driving Miss Daisy"
    $400 3
John Gray wrote the book "Truly" these 2 planets
    $400 27
If I wasn't married, I could use the Popularity Dialer app to fake a pal calling & get out of a blind one of these
    $400 9
    $400 14
The Mayans were among the earliest to apply a symbolic icon for this number when counting; they used a shell
    $400 4
A youngster who's 9 to 12 years old
    $600 21
In 2012 he launched the London version of his Sundance Film Festival
    $600 24
In 1909 the University of Toronto won the first Grey Cup in this sport
    $600 28
Covering my needs from A to "Z", I can use a virtual this brand of lighter; put that in your virtual pipe & smoke it
    $600 10
    $600 15
Kinich Ahau, the Mayan sun god, was usually depicted with the features of this jungle cat
    $600 5 tells you how you can use this site to promote good causes
    $800 22
Twice named People's "Sexiest Man Alive", he got his big break when he appeared in "Thelma & Louise"
    $800 25
In 1833 Parliament abolished slavery in the British Empire under this prime minister who suits us to a tea
    $800 29
I can "open up" my phone to have it be my jukebox using this app with a "single mission: to play only music you'll love"
    $800 11
    DD: $1,200 16
Mayan ruins have revealed workplaces for crafting with this shiny rock formed by the rapid cooling of lava
    $800 6
Both a coarse wool cloth & a Scottish river sport this name
    $1000 23
He became an idol after starring in only 3 movies, his life & career cut short in 1955 at age 24
    $1000 26
In 1915 this prolific writer of Westerns penned "The Lone Star Ranger"
    $1000 30
My phone has VAD, short for this cool feature--hey, stop! I said, "cool feature", not "call my preacher!"
    $1000 12
    $1000 17
This main city of Mayan ceremonies is now part of a Guatemalan national park
    $1000 7
This sharp vibrating sound is associated with the guitar work of Duane Eddy

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Michael Whitney John
$2,600 $1,200 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Whitney John
$5,600 $5,200 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 9
In "Back to the Future", George misspoke & told Lorraine she was his this, mass per unit volume
    $400 1
Playboy Playmate of the Year Lillian Muller played a teacher in this group's video for "Hot For Teacher"
    $400 17
Scott's epitaph, "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past", is from this novel
    $400 11
In the 12th century, Afonso I reigned over this republic
    $400 15
To enter charges, as on an invoice
    $400 2
The silver & black football team is cast in the first Indiana Jones movie
    $800 10
A museum exhibit was called "Diving into" this, the collective DNA of a species
    $800 7
The Hillside Singers had a hit with "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)", adapted from a jingle for this
    $800 18
Fitzgerald met her at a country club in July 1918 but noted in his ledger that he didn't fall in love with her until September 7
    $800 25
On an Italian map you'll find almost 16,000-foot Monte Bianco in these mountains
    $800 16
To attempt to throw a rider, as a horse does
    $800 3
A heavy-browed archaic human unearthed in 1856 does Don Quixote on Broadway
    $1200 12
If challenged to "guess my phylum", you're best off with this one of lobsters & ticks; 85% of animal species are in it
    $1200 8
"So that's right dude, meet me at the bleachers, no principals, no student teachers", says her No. 1 hit "Hollaback Girl"
    $1200 21
F. Scott thought of this college "as being lazy and good-looking and aristocratic--you know, like a spring day"
    $1200 26
This nation, though largely in Asia, has a small European section that's about the size of Massachusetts
    $1200 24
To jump lightly over, as a rope on a playground
    $1200 4
A newspaper cartoon disrobes to play a card game
    DD: $5,000 13
If you've got a 1982 penny, it could be either mainly copper or mainly this material next to copper on the periodic table
    $1600 19
This quartet hit the top 20 in 1970 with "Teach Your Children"
    $1600 22
"A novel about flappers written for philosophers" was Fitzgerald's slogan for this "heavenly" book
    $1600 27
Estonia is the northernmost of the 3 countries known as this sea's states
    $1600 29
Sketched a picture
    $1600 5
Ethical sayings of Jesus found in Matthew 5-7, read atop Zeus' home
    $2000 14
Looking for a new comet with your telescope? This Frenchman's 1781 nebula catalog will help you with the fuzzy bits
    $2000 20
A Pink Floyd song says, "Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone! All in all it's just another" one of these
    DD: $2,000 23
Scott got this title from "Ode to a Nightingale", where it precedes "and haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne"
    $2000 28
About the same distance from two other capitals of former Soviet Socialist Republics, you'll find this capital city
    $2000 30
To issue forth, as a body of troops from a besieged place
    $2000 6
Type of union at the hip between bones with a round end fitting into a cup that advises the president on military matters

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Whitney John
$18,200 $10,400 $13,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The only 2 presidents never to present a State of the Union address are William Henry Harrison & this man

Final scores:

Michael Whitney John
$9,599 $1 $0
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michael Whitney John
$14,800 $12,400 $13,000
22 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2012-10-02
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