Show #7759 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

2018 Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 4.


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Katherine Saxby, a high school English and French teacher from Alameda, California

Indi Ekanayake, an 8th grade science teacher from Seattle, Washington

Beth Binder, a 6th grade teacher from Fort Collins, Colorado

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
A 3-ball cascade is the most basic pattern used in this hobby, but one day you might attempt a flying disco drop
    $200 8
It's alternately titled "Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy"
    $200 1
You probably "take" this at the start of every class
    $200 6
"Celsius 233" (a dystopian classic)
    $200 24
The eyes on ancient Greek drinking vessels are called apotropaic, meaning they're supposed to ward off this
    $200 21
Verruca is another word for this benign but contagious growth on the skin
    $400 11
The British version of this board game changes Tennessee Ave. into Marlborough & Boardwalk into Mayfair
    $400 10
The battle in this Stephen Crane novel is believed to have been based on the Battle of Chancellorsville
    $400 2
Good this to that piece of trash!
    $400 7
"1.83 Meters Under" (funeral home hijinks on TV)
    $400 25
You could get an idea of how the world might look to a sturgeon with one of these wide-angle lenses
    $400 22
You'll phind your philtrum just below this organ
    $600 12
Come up out of the basement & tell us you know "Final Fantasy" is an RPG, short for this
    $600 15
Chief Bromden, a Native American who feigns muteness, is the narrator of this Ken Kesey novel
    $600 3
Civilian job of Madison Clark on "Fear the Walking Dead"; she might have career suggestions for teen zombies
    $600 18
"Hedwig and the Angry 2.54 Centimeters" (rock opera)
    $600 26
The Righteous Brothers & the Rascals were exponents of the '60s musical genre "blue-eyed" this
    $600 23
Before "under", this joint means to surrender
    $800 13
If you can bear it, spelunking is this active hobby
    DD: $1,000 16
This Dreiser novel lives up to its title: Clyde dies in the electric chair for murdering his pregnant girlfriend
    $800 4
It's an overflowing amount of something
    $800 19
"12.9 Kilometer" (Detroit drama)
    $800 27
Tiger eye quartz is formed by the alteration of crocidolite, this type of fire-resistant fibrous mineral
    $800 29
Your stratum corneum, or "horny layer", is the external part of this top skin layer
    $1000 14
Looking for something exotic? You could try raising one of these snakes like a ball or a Burmese
    $1000 17
This Heinlein novel begins, "Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith"
    $1000 5
2 things that are in agreement are also "in" this with each other
    $1000 20
"14,515 kilograms" (What do you get?)
    $1000 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a hurricane on the monitor.) When a tropical storm reaches hurricane strength, an eye appears in the storm's outer layer made of these wool-like clouds, from Latin for "curl"
    $1000 30
When a skin product calls itself noncomedogenic, that means it won't clog these

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

Beth Indi Katherine
$3,200 $1,600 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Beth Indi Katherine
$5,600 $3,400 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
Thomas Jackson, an artillery tactics instructor at VMI in the 1850s, later acquired this famous nickname
    $400 21
Frances on "Divorce" & Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City"
    $400 6
The Temple of Buddha's Tooth is found in this island nation off India
    $400 16
Metaphors & similes both make comparisons, but similes specifically use either of these 2 words to do so
    $400 11
When asked what this is, Louis Armstrong famously replied, "Man, if you gotta ask you'll never know"
    $400 1
Janne Laitinen set a speed record for this surface when he drove an Audi with studded tires 209 MPH across a Finnish gulf
    $800 23
Scottish prof Archie Roy, who researched haunted houses, got a movie-based alliterative tag--"the Glasgow" this
    $800 27
Peggy Olson on "Mad Men" & Offred on "The Handmaid's Tale"
    $800 7
Just east of the Caspian Sea is the city-sized Tengiz supergiant one of these, part of Kazakhstan & part of Chevron
    $800 17
Asyndeton is a rhetorical device in which these parts of speech are omitted, as in "I came, I saw, I conquered"
    $800 12
On his partnership with this man, Oscar Hammerstein said, "I hand him a lyric and get out of the way"
    $800 2
In 1997 Andy Green broke 760 MPH in Thrust SSC, the first land vehicle to officially break this
    DD: $2,000 24
A Yorkshireman, Alcuin was "schoolmistress to France" & taught this first Holy Roman Emperor
    $1200 28
Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon & crime fighter Michael Knight
    $1200 8
With 260 million, mostly Muslim, it's the world's fourth-most populous country
    $1200 18
Black & white keys side by side on a piano are an analogy for racial harmony in this Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder hit
    $1200 13
In this Shakespeare comedy Duke Orsino delivers the line "if music be the food of love, play on"
    $1200 3
Kilian Jorent has set multiple speed records in this, AKA Alpinism
    $1600 25
Historian & professor Lord "Acton the Severe" is best remembered for the line that this "tends to corrupt"
    $1600 29
Oz on "Breaking In" & "Mr. Robot"
    $1600 9
The lawless border region where Laos, Myanmar & Thailand meet has this "shapely" 2-word nickname
    $1600 19
Tennyson said oxymoronically of Lancelot that "faith unfaithful kept him falsely" this
    $1600 14
Thoreau wrote, "In a world of peace and love music would be the universal" this
    $1600 4
Francois Garbart holds the record for doing this solo, just under 43 days--an average of 27.2 knots
    $2000 26
This 19th century educator became "the schoolmaster of the nation" for his "readers" that sold more than 100 million copies
    $2000 30
Tami Taylor of "Friday Night Lights" & Rayna James on "Nashville"
    DD: $2,500 10
A large region of Turkey, also known as Asia Minor, is called this, from the Greek for "east"
    $2000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents a photo of two boats.) The photo here showing two contrasting ideas is an example of this 13-letter rhetorical device, also used by Dickens when he wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"
    $2000 15
Pablo Casals compared this instrument to "a beautiful woman who has not grown older, but younger with time"
    $2000 5
(Jay Leno presents the clue.) Back around World War I when you wanted to go fast, you put a big aircraft engine in a lightweight car; my 1915 Hispano-Souza uses the same kind of aircraft V8 as the S.P.A.D. flown by this race-car driver & top-scoring U.S. ace of World War I

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Beth Indi Katherine
$6,800 $2,500 $7,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

On her 2012 passing this Oscar nominee was described as "an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold" (but funnier)

Final scores:

Beth Indi Katherine
$2,800 $500 $13,601
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Beth Indi Katherine
$6,800 $7,000 $6,800
10 R,
2 W
16 R,
6 W
(including 2 DDs)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $20,600

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Game tape date: 2018-03-20
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