Show #8406 - Monday, May 24, 2021

2021 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.


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Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California

Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Chesapeake, Virginia

Sam Kavanaugh, a substitute teacher originally from Carlton, Minnesota

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 28
In 2007, he performed his song, "Champion", on "Saturday Night Live"
    $200 27
In "The Moth and the Mountain", the Moth is a Gipsy Moth, one of these Maurice Wilson used to get to Everest in the 1930s
    $200 29
Juneteenth has its own flag with many symbols; the star stands for freedom & for this state where the celebration began in 1865
    $200 26
They help waiters in restaurants with resetting tables & other tasks
    $200 30
This short jacket shares its name with a movement of the shoulders
    $200 25
The sign of the crab is the response to a question
    $400 22
"Look at how you winning now", says her 2012 track, "Champion"
    $400 21
"The Great Secret" tells how a military doctor found cancer-fighting uses in this type of poison gas
    $400 19
Mary Hoff, whose husband was shot down over Laos, had the idea for this, the only flag on permanent display in the Capitol rotunda
    $400 24
All aboard, it's the type of straw hat seen here
    $400 23
How about a blazer in this "fishy" pattern with alternating V shapes
    $400 20
A super funny archer
    $600 13
"Poetic Champions Compose" is a 1987 album by this Irish rock & R&B legend who was knighted in 2016
    $600 5
In Isabel Wilkerson's book, this 5-letter title doesn't refer to India's social hierarchy, but America's
    $600 8
The American flag has 7 red & 6 white stripes, while the similar flag of this African country has 6 red & 5 white stripes
    $600 16
Raise high these wooden beams that support your roof
    $600 11
The song "Surfin' U.S.A." mentions these sandals with a Mexican Spanish name
    $600 12
A new breed of dinosaur whose name means "bull lizard"
    $800 10
"Heart Of A Champion" is the opening track on this one-named hip-hop star's 2004 album, "Sweat"
    $800 7
"Islamic Empires" follows the rise of the religion from its birth in Mecca to modern cities like Doha in this country
    $800 6
The map on the United Nations flag is centered on this geographical feature
    DD: $3,200 17
To discard an object to lighten a craft, perhaps a really fast plane
    $800 4
Similar to a jumpsuit, a one-piece women's garment combining a short-sleeve top & loose shorts has this lively name
    $800 2
The fishes' frozen carbonated beverages in a variety of flavors
    $1000 15
The 2014 song, "Champion", is by Matthew Miller who performed under this Hebrew stage name
    $1000 9
"Sicily '43" sees the Allied invasion of the island through the eyes of men like Patton & this British field marshal
    $1000 3
A domed dwelling of Southwest Native Americans, it's represented on Wichita's flag as a symbol of home
    $1000 18
It's the leading segment of an army's forces, as Mom & her soccer kids know
    $1000 14
The soft underfur of a Tibetan goat gives this cashmere shawl its name, which is partly derived from Urdu
    $1000 1
Partly from Latin for "crime", a wicked & immoral water bearer

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

Sam Karen Ryan
$3,400 $3,400 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Karen Ryan
$6,600 $4,200 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
A bit over "Four Christmases" this 6'5" actor put his big shoes in the theater's cement
    $400 28
The Gateway Arch,
Beale Street Landing
    $400 27
The ashes of this Roman emperor who was originally from Spain are said to have been placed in his column in 117 A.D.
    $400 25
A "cubic" crystal compound containing this element is used to simulate diamonds
    $400 29
A lethal verb ends this compound word referring to too much of something
    $400 26
In 2020 the U.S. Mint established a task force over weak circulation of these; empty your old jars, America!
    $800 22
This veteran actor left his hand & foot, but not mustache prints
    $800 21
Waldpark Mannheim, Cologne Cathedral
    $800 19
Maximinus Thrax got his heavy metal name because he was born in this ancient region spanning Greece, Turkey & Bulgaria
    $800 20
Greek for "color" gives us the name of this metal that will take a high polish
    $800 23
It's the drain seen here in the tub, or the event it's there to prevent
    $800 24
This letter blood type belonging to 45% of Caucasians but over 50% of African Americans is always in high demand
    $1200 14
This honoree produced Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" & composed the theme for "Sanford & Son"
    $1200 3
Cincinnati Municipal Airport, Wheeling Suspension Bridge
    DD: $8,000 7
Claudius & Caracalla were born in this Roman region in what is now the city of Lyon
    $1200 12
Symbol Sc, it was discovered in the 1870s in Sweden
    $1200 18
This idiom for an overacted performance comes from World War I soldiers charging up out of their trenches
    $1200 9
Some have waited 10 years to get their hands in a Daytona from this luxury brand
    $1600 5
This director of a superhero trilogy was honored for movies that thrill & challenge audiences
    $1600 4
Museo del Greco & Lisbon Oceanarium
    $1600 2
Diocletian was born in what is now this country, not far from his famous palace in Split
    DD: $2,000 1
Kalium is another name for this element
    $1600 17
A 2019 Supreme Court ruling on excessive fines also used this other "ex" word for a too-high cost
    $1600 8
A balsa wood shortage has slowed the renewable energy industry, as it's often used in the blades of these structures
    $2000 13
She played 110-year-old Miss Jane Pittman in 1974 & left her prints in 2018 at age 93
    $2000 6
Ciudad BolĂ­var,
Ciudad Guayana
    $2000 10
Born in Syria, a 3rd century emperor was known as Philip the this ethnicity
    $2000 11
This silvery white metal was first known in compounds like Epsom salts
    $2000 15
The overlarge figures painted by Henri Rousseau as in "To Celebrate the Baby" are often described with this 16-letter word
    $2000 16
Industry needs more of these skilled workers, like the arc type, who are similar to brazers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Karen Ryan
$28,600 $11,400 $3,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The artist's wife described the scene of this 1942 painting as "brilliant interior of cheap restaurant"

Final scores:

Sam Karen Ryan
$28,600 $12,519 $3,907
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Karen Ryan
$21,800 $11,400 $6,600
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
15 R,
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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Game tape date: 2021-04-14
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