Show #8530 - Friday, December 10, 2021

2021 Professors Tournament quarterfinal game 5.


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Deborah Steinberger, an associate professor of French literature from University of Delaware in Newark

Alisa Hove, a botany professor from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina

J.P. Allen, a professor of business and innovation from University of San Francisco

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: You'll tell us what that something is.)
    $200 16
A February holiday commemorates the Buddha reaching the final state of this goal of the Buddhist path
    $200 27
Too funny!
I'm "laughing" these garments "off"
    $200 6
"Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: but Brutus says he was ambitious"
    $200 20
This Philly duo--2 guys, 1 mustache--hit No. 1 in 1982 with "I Can't Go For That"
    $200 5
The Pecos River is a major tributary of this river that it empties into in Texas
    $200 25
East to west by birthplace:
    $400 13
Twelfth Night precedes the feast of this, also known as Three Kings' Day
    $400 8
DHYB, "don't" do this, meaning something is not likely to happen anytime soon
    $400 7
"Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love"
    $400 21
This ex-Commodore sailed to the top of the charts in 1983 with "All Night Long"
    $400 4
It's about 130 miles long & in July 2021, it reached about 130 degrees
    $400 26
By era of popularity: rolltop,
    $600 17
Celebrated Dec. 23, Festivus includes "the airing of" these; "I got a lot of problems with you people! Now, you're gonna hear about it"
    $600 9
this amount of opinion I'm sharing
    $600 11
"I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island"
    $600 22
M is for moonlight, as in "Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck, as well as this xylophone with an unexpected--& amazing!--solo
    $600 1
The Three Sisters in Oregon is a trio of volcanic peaks in this mountain range
    $600 28
Biggest to smallest:
    $800 18
The Jewish festival of trees, Tu Bishvat includes eating fruit, like this one that according to tradition has 613 red seeds
    $800 10
Put down your phone & go outside! All this texting is CWOT, a "complete" this
    DD: $800 14
"'Tis not to make me jealous to say my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company, is free of speech, sings, plays and dances well"
    $800 23
You can always right your ship with "Hey Nineteen" & "Deacon Blues" by this jazzy soft-rock band
    $800 2
In the 1800s this Michigan island was the headquarters for John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company
    $800 29
In royal succession: Cambridge,
    $1000 19
On December 13 Scandinavians celebrate this female saint; young girls wear white & wear lighted wreaths on their heads
    $1000 12
That was WTMI, meaning this, a lot more facts than I needed
    $1000 15
"I think there be six Richmonds in the field; five have I slain today instead of him"
    $1000 24
Grover Washington Jr. was so smooth with this title, "building castles in the sky", this title again, "you & I"
    $1000 3
This region of foothills between the Appalachians & the Atlantic coastal plain is named for a similar area in Italy
    $1000 30
In construction order: Afsluit,

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

J.P. Alisa Deborah
$4,000 $1,600 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

J.P. Alisa Deborah
$4,200 $3,000 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Each response begins with "ex".)
    $400 9
Weapons made of this steel named for a Syrian city were highly prized by medieval knights
    $400 16
Teaching aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati, was one further step for this man
    $400 11
M.I.T.'s domed Maclaurin Building is where this actor works as a janitor in a 1997 film
    $400 21
The largest internal organ in humans, it destroys old red blood cells
    $400 1
Head to Kyoto, where you can visit this type of forest
    $400 30
5-letter verb meaning to put forth effort
    $800 8
In the 6th century Dionysius Exiguus began using this system with a 2-word Latin name to date things since Christ's birth
    $800 7
In 1979 Stephen Hawking was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at this university
    $800 25
This 1973 film follows a first-year student's clashes with his contracts prof at Harvard Law School
    $800 17
Each of these has a hilum, the point where the bronchi enter
    $800 2
Go to Nicaragua & help build a house through this global nonprofit founded in 1976
    $800 29
Archaeologists learn to do this, from Latin for "hollow out"
    $1200 6
Before he became a monk & she became a nun, these medieval lovers had a son named Astrolabe
    $1200 13
This man, who rose to fame in the 1950s, taught poetry at Brooklyn College from 1986 to 1997
    $1200 22
Set at a fictional Ivy League university, "Dear White People" was filmed at this school's Twin Cities campus
    $1200 18
Producing & secreting hormones, the hypothalamus is part of this organ
    $1200 3
Follow in Darwin's footsteps & study the wildlife on these islands also called the Archipiélago de Colón
    DD: $3,000 26
It's an unofficial name for Britain's treasury
    $1600 10
In the 14th century this Italian poet lost the love of his life, Laura, to the black death
    $1600 14
Math professor John Nash, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on game theory, was the subject of this Oscar-winning film
    $1600 23
Georgia's Emory University was one of the locations for this 2016 movie about NASA's female "human computers"
    DD: $3,000 19
The outer cortex of these paired organs contains follicles & oocytes
    $1600 4
Try this city, where the iconic Hallgrímskirkja Church can be seen for miles
    $1600 27
A Latin word, this old-timey stage direction means it's time for 2 or more characters to exit a scene
    $2000 12
In medieval times this order of monks translated medical texts in their library at Monte Cassino in Italy
    $2000 15
"Nine Nasty Words" is a 2021 book by this man, who teaches linguistics at Columbia & hosts the podcast "Lexicon Valley"
    $2000 24
2 films shot at Notre Dame were "Knute Rockne: All American" & this one starring Sean Astin as an unlikely football player
    $2000 20
The jejunum, part of this organ, gets its name from the Latin for "fasting" because it was often found empty after death
    $2000 5
To Canada to visit some of the national parks including Banff in Alberta & this larger, adjoining park to the north
    $2000 28
In physics this principle means no 2 particles in an atom can share the same set of quantum numbers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

J.P. Alisa Deborah
$17,400 $16,400 $14,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

She called herself "the daughter of two persons of distinguished literary celebrity" in an introduction to one of her novels

Final scores:

J.P. Alisa Deborah
$14,799 $20,000 $9,800
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

J.P. Alisa Deborah
$17,400 $15,000 $13,000
22 R,
3 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $45,400

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Game tape date: 2021-10-25
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