Show #7760 - Friday, May 11, 2018

2018 Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 5.


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Ranjani Sheshadri, a 10th and 11th grade English teacher from Friendswood, Texas

Steve Mond, a 9th and 10th grade math teacher from Midvale, Utah

Jake Allen, a K-12 gifted and talented teacher from Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
Yakutsk & Irkutsk & all the rest of the regions in this board game will be landing in someone else's territory
    $200 1
To give official sanction to, maybe to help pay for your parking
    $200 3
She served 4 terms as prime minister of India
    $200 5
Social studies:
The 3 branches of government are executive, judicial & this
    $200 7
To be so frightened as to be unable to move is to be in the thrall of this cervine idiom
    $200 17
The 2018 series "Unsolved" is subtitled "The Murders of" him "& the Notorious B.I.G."
    $400 10
You haven't horsed around for years; these riding pants seen here are going into the sale
    $400 2
To leave a job or a room, or to void a legal decision
    DD: $1,000 4
She won gold in track & field at the 1932 summer Olympics & was the leading money winner in women's golf, 1948 to 1951
    $400 6
English & grammer:
Consequentially, it's the misspelled word in the clue, as any proficient liaison wielding a daiquiri knows
    $400 8
You can recognize mule deer & elk tracks:
they have this many toes per print
    $400 18
Both actresses who'd played Becky returned when this '90s sitcom got the reboot & was back on ABC in March 2018
    $600 11
A copy of this book printed in mid-15th c. Germany has gone for over $5 million; maybe rethink tagging it for $8
    $600 14
9 letters:
to fluctuate, or to waver
    $600 22
She studied mountain gorillas in Africa & wrote "Gorillas in the Mist"
    $600 25
Meter like 4/4 or 3/2 at the beginning of a piece is called this "signature"
    $600 19
In a "Sound of Music" song, it's the line that follows "Doe, a deer, a female deer"
    $600 20
In space, we heard a crew of people scream right after the Super Bowl when Netflix released this "Paradox" in 2018
    $800 12
Parents of a baby just starting to sit up will go for this item, with food tray & the all-important safety crotch post
    $800 13
To let off steam, literally or figuratively
    $800 23
In 2015 she made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater
    $800 26
The 3rd & last Punic War ended with the destruction of this city & the enslavement of its people
    $800 28
"The wild deer, wandring here & there, keeps the human soul from care", wrote this poet in "Auguries of Innocence"
    $800 21
Amy Berg had the pleasure of writing for J.K. Simmons & J.K. Simmons in the "Love the Lie" episode of this Starz show
    $1000 16
Who wouldn't want a VHS copy of this Adam Sandler golf movie? Bob Barker kicks butt
    $1000 15
To slander or defame
    $1000 24
In the 1870s she founded the Christian Science movement
    $1000 27
Lava & igneous rocks form from this molten rock
    $1000 29
Felix Salten created her as Bambi's love interest
    $1000 30
Oh, honey, he's been half of "Will & Grace" for 20 years now

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

Jake Steve Ranjani
$3,200 $2,800 -$1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Steve Ranjani
$6,600 $5,000 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
A memorial cross marks 1513's Battle of Flodden Field near the border of these 2 British countries
    $400 1
He is the last to stab Julius Caesar
    $400 14
If you're somnambulating, you're doing this; go back to bed!
    $400 6
The North Star isn't fixed; it was Thuban & will be Vega, but now it's this 7-letter one
    $400 27
Rolling Stone called this biggest Nirvana hit "the song that blew up the world"
    $400 9
This language used to be common even in public school curricula, b
ut in the '60s even the Catholic church dropped it
    $800 22
A valley in Jerusalem is said to be the location of the Field of Blood, bought with this man's rejected silver
    $800 2
Ariel is this magician's assistant
    $800 15
Anatomically, medius is another word for this digit
    $800 7
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows constellations on the monitor.) A region of the sky is nicknamed the Sea for its water-themed constellations, which include the River, the Whale & this one, pouring out his water jug onto the Southern Fish
    $800 28
In an R.E.M. hit, "That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight" doing this
    $800 10
After Sputnik, our schools tried to catch up with the "new" type of this; it was quickly subtracted from the curriculum
    $1200 23
Jacobs Field opened in 1994 in this Midwest city & soon began a 455-game sellout streak for baseball
    DD: $2,000 3
He calls himself "his Moorship's ancient"
    $1200 16
This word for a medical fraud has a longer version that ends with "salver"
    $1200 8
Alcyone is the brightest start in this group also known as the "7 Sisters"
    $1200 29
In 1996 she was No. 1 on the hit parade with "Because You Loved Me"
    $1200 11
You dipped a fountain pen, & sometimes a classmate's pigtails, into it
    $1600 24
The Sea Stack Field on Sweden's Gotland Island has impressive rock formations emerging from this sea
    $1600 4
In "The Merchant of Venice", she gives the "quality of mercy" speech
    $1600 17
A vestige of something; when pluralized, it's the sediment left over in wine or coffee
    DD: $2,000 19
This constellation known as "The Chained Lady" contains the nearest spiral galaxy to our own
    $1600 30
Including "The River" & "Unanswered Prayers", he had country hits in every year of the '90s
    $1600 12
Microfilm is spooled in rolls; this similarly named medium can fit about 100 pages on a 4" x 6" sheet
    $2000 25
Partly within Jasper National Park in this Canadian province, you'll find the largest ice field in the Rockies
    $2000 5
He is told, "If I be waspish best beware my sting"
    $2000 18
Y is the only vowel in this unusual word that means an alignment of 3 heavenly bodies like the Earth, Moon & Sun
    $2000 20
This red star is also known as Alpha Scorpii
    $2000 26
Sadly this group that gave us "Linger" lost its lead singer Dolores O'Riordan in 2018
    $2000 13
This 5-letter word meaning "the same" was one name for copies made through spirit duplication; the smell was addictive

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Steve Ranjani
$18,200 $10,600 $12,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

President Madison is credited with the 1st of these 2-word actions; he didn't sign an 1812 bill after Congress had adjourned

Final scores:

Jake Steve Ranjani
$16,200 $16,600 $4,000
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jake Steve Ranjani
$18,200 $10,000 $10,800
23 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $39,000

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Game tape date: 2018-03-20
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