Show #8094 - Thursday, November 14, 2019

2019 Tournament of Champions final game 1.


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Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada

Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
One of the most prolific authors of all time, Barbara Cartland wrote more than 600 books in this genre
    $200 20
Corvus corax is the scientific name of this crow cousin
    $200 30
Reporter Elle Reeve won a Peabody for her reports from Charlottesville for this news organization
    $200 26
It's inserted into the crankcase to check a car's oil level
    $200 28
Only 2 British PMs have been born outside the British Isles: Andrew Bonar Law (Canada) & this 2019 arrival (NYC)
    $200 29
In this 1941 monster movie, Lon Chaney Jr. is transformed into the hirsute title character
    $400 21
John Steinbeck wanted his name taken off "Lifeboat" after seeing the film version directed by this Brit
    $400 19
5-letter magazine founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson
    $400 23
Investigative news is now separate from listicles & quizzes as this site split into 2 divisions in 2016
    $400 25
It's the term for weight placed low in a ship to make it more stable & seaworthy
    $400 24
In 1981 the bells were ringing for Prince Charles & Diana Spencer, married in this cathedral
    $400 27
This Oscar-winning director's 21st century monster movies include "Pacific Rim" & "Pan's Labyrinth"
    $600 16
The German army sent him to the Western Front & in 1929 he published a novel about it
    $600 18
Ancient Egyptians used this 4-letter cosmetic to line the eyes
    $600 17
An online "Project" with stories about criminal justice is named for this civil rights & Supreme Court icon
    $600 1
Landing a plane in this, an airflow that hits broadside, can be challenging as seen here
    $600 4
British colonies granted independence following WWII included India in 1947 & this nearby island in 1948
    $600 11
In "The Conjuring" film franchise, a vintage doll with this title name serves as a conduit for evil
    DD: $3,000 6
Echoing the title character of a book by his great uncle, he assumed the surname Melmoth after leaving prison in 1897
    $800 14
The RAF's Gloster Meteor, for example
    $800 15
The "Pro"s at this independent, nonprofit online newsroom have won several Pulitzers for their work
    $800 8
A horse rented out for riding is known as this, also a slang term for a taxi driver
    $800 3
On Sept. 30, 1888 Elizabeth Stride & Catherine Eddowes both ran afoul of this terrible man in London
    $800 10
The Gill-Man is a prehistoric beast from the Amazon in this 1954 movie
    $1000 5
This tough guy detective writer also wrote a novel for children called "The Day the Sea Rolled Back"
    $1000 13
Residue of coal tar distillation used to pave roads & waterproof roofs
    $1000 12
You can anonymously leak info to the Intl. Consortium of Investigative Journalists via this 3-letter secure browser
    $1000 7
This 7-letter activity is the K in the WKA, an association excited about going 100 mph, 1 inch off the ground
    $1000 2
This Liberal man was 84 in 1894 when he stepped down after his fourth & final time as prime minister of Great Britain
    $1000 9
"The Thing", about a shapeshifting alien menace crash-landing on Earth, takes place in this desolate region

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

Francois James Emma
$0 $5,000 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Francois James Emma
$1,000 $7,400 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 28
Monet's painting of a residence in Sassenheim, Holland features a field replete with these flowers
    $400 30
Straight up now tell me, you're up for this case of smacking your Chevy into that Subaru & just taking off
    $400 21
At Earth's surface the acceleration produced by this force is about 32 feet per second per second
    $400 29
Celia Keenan-Bolger won a 2019 Tony as this daughter in "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    $400 26
The highest point on the Canadian Pacific Railway, Kicking Horse Pass is on the border of Alberta & this province to the west
    $400 24
Using the ocean itself to describe the crossing from Portugal to Haiti
    $800 20
The lithograph of Mount Vernon seen here was from this pair known for their cheap & popular pictures
    $800 27
This lawyer's star rose while repping Stormy Daniels but fell after he was accused of trying to extort millions from Nike in 2019
    $800 7
About 75% of all chemical elements are in this class of substances, all good conductors because of an abundance of free electrons
    $800 22
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers & Nathan Lane all won Tonys for playing Pseudolus in this "Funny" musical set in Rome
    $800 25
In the heart of the "Silicon Forest", Beaverton is a suburb of this Western U.S. metropolis
    $800 23
Mirowski & Mower developed the implantable one of these medical devices--clear!
    $1200 19
His "Christina's World" depicts a woman with polio straining toward a farmhouse
    DD: $9,812 10
At the Scopes Trial, this politician said he'd seen nothing to accept the word of scientists against the inspired word of God
    $1200 5
Measured in hertz, it's the term for the number of complete waves passing a certain point in a unit of time
    $1200 18
Ali Stroker was the first wheelchair-using winner, playing Ado Annie in a 2019 revival of this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical
    DD: $10,600 4
This river is the largest tributary of the Columbia, which it joins near Pasco, Washington
    $1200 17
Thinking about the past, or an exhibit spanning the career of one artist
    $1600 1
The house in the rear of this Brit's painting "A Bigger Splash" features, of course, a swimming pool
    $1600 9
The Justice Dept. IDs violations of this 1890 act; timed, uniform price hikes by competitors are a sign of collusion
    $1600 2
Water seems to defy gravity in this "action": the molecules' adhesion to the walls of a tube is stronger than their cohesion
    $1600 15
Juanita Hall won at the fourth Tonys as Bloody Mary in this WWII-set musical
    $1600 3
A gateway to Dinosaur National Monument is the town of Dinosaur in this state
    $1600 16
Ascribe human traits to that cute puppy
    $2000 14
He eschewed more familiar urban scenes as in his "Nighthawks" to paint "Vermont Sugar House" in 1938
    $2000 11
This 3-word Latin phrase means "the thing speaks for itself" but lawyers always seem to keep talking anyway
    $2000 6
A 1976 paper has one of the first mentions of this "Model" that accounts for 3 of the universe's 4 fundamental forces
    $2000 12
Mr. Henry Fonda won a Tony as a lieutenant dealing with the boredom of a Navy cargo ship in this play
    $2000 8
About 40 miles west of Regina, you'll find this Saskatchewan city that sounds like a deer facial bone
    $2000 13
"V" aware it's the job of one who makes flags

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Francois James Emma
$7,800 $37,412 $13,200

Final Jeopardy! Round

By Hebrew word count, the longest book bears this name that led to a word for a long complaint or rant

Final scores:

Francois James Emma
$1,800 $49,326 $26,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Francois James Emma
$7,800 $22,400 $13,200
12 R,
2 W
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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Game tape date: 2019-09-18
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