Show #6941 - Monday, November 17, 2014

2014 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.


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Julia Collins, a 20-time Jeopardy! champion from Kenilworth, Illinois

Jared Hall, a consultant from Washington, D.C.

Terry O'Shea, a junior at Princeton University from Bridgewater, New Jersey

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
This country is the main filling between the Red Sea & Libya
    $200 6
Pabst Blue Robot is Bender's favorite on this TV show
    $200 29
A football get-together
    $200 3
The world's fastest conventional one of these is France's TGV POS, which hit 357 mph in a 2007 test run
    $200 20
The pileus is the cap seen on many varieties of these chlorophyll-lacking organisms
    $200 1
Hollywood's biggest little star, she passed away at 85
    $400 4
Until 2011, when the south part split away, it was the biggest country in Africa in total area
    $400 7
A blue ale is named for this warrior race related to Vulcans
    $400 19
As a verb it means to cook on a flat metal surface; as a noun, it is the flat metal surface
    $400 5
An inflatable life vest bears the name of this 1930s movie star
    $400 21
This flower in the primrose family comes in red, blue & white varieties as well as "the scarlet" one
    $400 10
This former Israeli prime minister's 8 years in a coma ended in January
    DD: $1,000 11
This Red Sea port in Yemen gave its name to a candy made with milk chocolate & coffee
    $600 2
You'll find ent-draughts, served by an old stick, in this trilogy
    $600 16
This type of circular ocean current moves in a direction contrary to the main current
    $600 25
Like spaghetti, the spaghetti type of this vegetable is often served with tomato sauce
    $600 22
(Kelly of the Clue Crew stands in front of a tree in Cambodia.) The banyan tree, common in Asia, sends out roots that become new trees; botanically, it's a fig tree & it's part of this genus whose American versions are a little tamer
    $600 13
Louis Zamperini, Olympic hero & WWII POW whose story of survival is told in this Laura Hillenbrand book, died at 97
    $800 26
The Red Sea Boys are the soccer team of this African country, the most recently independent Red Sea nation
    $800 8
Harry Potter might get carded trying to drink a pint of this at The Three Broomsticks
    $800 17
Also called an offshore hake, this cod relative is often used in British fish & chips
    $800 28
A friend has no fixed address? Send a letter to his main P.O. addressed: name, this 2-word term, city, state, ZIP
    $800 23
The duke is a hybrid of the sweet & sour varieties of this fruit tree
    $800 14
This beloved actress, civil rights activist & wife of Ossie Davis passed away at age 91
    $1000 12
Snorkel or sunbathe at the southernmost point in Israel, this resort city at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba
    $1000 9
This sitcom introduced Monkeyshine beer; Marcel was the mascot
    $1000 18
Rennet & ferrous lactate are on the FDA's list of these substances
    $1000 27
Since 2002 this Lower Manhattan area has had its own film festival
    $1000 24
The name of this lovely flower is from the Greek for "water vessel"
    $1000 15
Called "South Africa's grande dame of literature", she passed away at 90

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

Terry Jared Julia
$0 $1,600 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Terry Jared Julia
$3,000 $2,600 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: In [*] each response will be three rhyming words.)
    $400 30
Before Roget stole, looted, purloined & pilfered this word, it was a Greek treasury house
    $400 7
When he was just 24, Stephen Crane published this novel about Union soldier Henry Fleming
    $400 24
In the 1870s cowboy Frank Maynard turned an old ballad into the mournful song about "The Streets Of" this city
    $400 29
An unclothed, vulgar fellow
    $400 21
The director of this mostly B&W film said the little girl's red coat symbolizes the bloodstain of the Holocaust
    $400 19
This drink's flavor & aroma come from the bergamot orange
    $800 23
The oldest & simplest order of classic Greek architecture
    $800 3
Oprah said that this Alice Walker novel was life-changing for her & she was honored to play a role in the movie
    $800 4
In the 1820s this monarch founded a Zulu empire, one of the largest in Africa
    $800 17
The yelp of a crafty secret agent
    $800 11
Joseph Cotten chases Orson Welles through the sewers of Vienna in this film
    $800 18
Doug Flutie was MVP of this game 3 times
    $1200 16
Today a loge is a theater box, but the logeum was this part of a Greek theater
    $1200 2
Perfect beach reading in 1951 was this James Jones novel set in Hawaii just before Pearl Harbor
    DD: $2,000 15
His industrial oxidation process was perfected around 1856, allowing the mass production of steel
    $1200 22
The evening meal of a less-fat champion
    $1200 20
This film about 2 escaped convicts, one black & one white, won an Oscar for best black & white cinematography
    $1200 10
It's Tarzan's noble title
    $1600 9
A cubiculum wasn't a tiny Roman office space, it was one of these
    DD: $4,200 5
"At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?" is a query from this 1979 novel
    $1600 12
These "monthly" rebels of 1825 Russia rose up in protest over Nicholas I's assumption of the throne
    $1600 28
The only burrowing rodent part in the play
    $1600 25
This director said that the "modest, austere story" of "Nebraska" "seemed to lend itself to being made in black and white"
    $1600 13
In an expression from the French, it's someone wielding power behind the scenes
    $2000 1
An example of the triumphal arch is that of the stern Emperor Septimius this, meaning "stern"
    $2000 8
This 1985 Cormac McCarthy novel has the alternate title "The Evening Redness in the West"
    $2000 6
Active during the Civil War, he spoke of an "obligation to my country to preserve the faces of its historic men and mothers"
    $2000 27
A fake stone timepiece
    $2000 26
Aerosmith got the song title "Walk This Way" from a line in this movie
    $2000 14
Vigilant 19th century Skye terrier of an Edinburgh graveyard

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Terry Jared Julia
$8,200 $7,600 $12,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This capital city, which at 12,330 miles is farthest from Madrid, is named for a soldier who spent time in Madrid

Final scores:

Terry Jared Julia
$8,200 $7,600 $16,500
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Terry Jared Julia
$8,200 $12,000 $12,000
11 R,
0 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
17 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $32,200

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Game tape date: 2014-10-01
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