Show #8531 - Monday, December 13, 2021

2021 Professors Tournament semifinal game 1.

Contestants

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Katie Reed, an associate professor of musicology from Cal State Fullerton

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

Sam Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California

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Jeopardy! Round

PROFESSIONS
19th CENTURY LIT
MODERN SHORTHAND
HISTORIC AMERICANS
BRITISH HUMOR
FOSSIL WORDS
(Mayim: They were once common, but now they only appear in isolated phrases.)
    $200 8
This type of technician can follow audio, civil & aerospace
    $200 11
This children's classic tells us that the title character was made from a very ordinary piece of firewood
    $200 22
Many have been getting business done WFH, this way
    $200 14
An American lawyer & political activist, James Otis died in 1783 after he was struck by this
    $200 1
This Monty Python film debates whether African or European swallows could carry coconuts to a temperate zone
    $200 17
Meaning reduced in amount or force, this past tense used to have an initial "A" & now shows up only before "breath"
    $400 10
The Latin for "tree" gives us the name of this professional who may prune high limbs
    $400 12
The title of this Jules Verne tale refers to the distance traveled, not to how deep the characters go
    $400 23
F.U.D. stands for fear, uncertainty & this; don't fall victim
    $400 20
Labor leader Eugene Debs ran for president 4 times as a candidate for this party, the last time in 1920, while he was in prison
    $400 2
David Bowie sang about this man's "Extras" character: "chubby little loser... pathetic little fat man..."
    $400 16
It meant a stake or a fence made of stakes; going beyond it meant leaving a protected area
    DD: $1,800 6
Walter Bagehot, a Victorian who wrote on central banking, had this profession & edited the magazine of the same name
    $600 13
Title of the Emma Lazarus sonnet read at the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition in 1883
    $600 24
A text-driven computer RPG can be conducted in a virtual domain called an M.U.D., or multi-user this
    $600 26
Nicknamed "The Angel of the Battlefield", she's the woman seen here; notice the emblem on her collar
    $600 3
In 2007 he co-created "Gavin & Stacey" but played Smithy rather than Gavin; these days, he stays up late late on CBS
    $600 15
From Old French for "good", this adjective meant good but now is mainly a companion to "companion"
    $800 7
In charge of the dining room, this job title usually ends in an apostrophe
    $800 21
This writer of poems like "Dover Beach" also worked as an inspector of schools
    $800 25
You might post your C.V. on this website, L.I. for short
    $800 27
The leading physicist on the Manhattan project, in 1963 he would receive the Atomic Energy Commission's Enrico Fermi Award
    $800 4
An exchange on this TV comedy: "I met someone"; "oh my god, that's amazing! What does he do?"; "He's a priest"
    $800 18
Once meaning to go, this 4-letter verb now mostly appears before phrases like "one's way"
    $1000 9
There's a word for a quick race in the middle of this purveyor of men's furnishings
    $1000 29
This German's 1803 drama "The Natural Daughter" was not a success, though Schiller liked it
    $1000 30
Certain NBC PSAs were named this, which led to the acronym "TMYK"
    $1000 28
This Native American finished devising a Cherokee syllabary of 86 symbols around 1821
    $1000 5
Richard Ayoade, typing a distress email on this show: "Dear Sir/Madam ...fire! Help me!... Looking forward to hearing from you"
    $1000 19
"By" this "of force" derives from when the word meant a blow from a weapon

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

Sam J.P. Katie
$2,600 $4,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam J.P. Katie
$6,600 $6,200 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

LATIN AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
CHEMISTRY
SIDEKICKS
GEMS & JEWELS
LET THERE BE ENLIGHTENMENT
SAY SOMETHING SILLY, PROFESSOR
    $400 8
El Salvador's volcanoes include this one that has the same name as the capital & is about 7 miles away from it
    $400 20
To get this from brine, use the Dow process or insert 2 letters after the "br"
    $400 13
Harry Shearer voices both Mr. Burns & this devoted executive assistant
    $400 28
Hawaii's state gem is black this, which is actually the skeleton of a marine creature
    $400 25
The 17th & 18th century era of the Enlightenment is also known as the "Age of" this
    $400 3
A trademark of President Biden is using this old-timey word for nonsense or drivel
    $800 7
Almost all of this westernmost region of Mexico is separated from the rest of the country by the Sea of Cortez
    $800 21
In 1755 Joseph Black called it "fixed air"; today we call it a planetary problem
    $800 15
Shrek says of this sidekick's ability to talk, "Yeah, it's getting him to shut up that's the trick!"
    $800 22
An October birthstone is this one from the Sinhalese "turamali" with wider color variations than almost any other gem
    $800 19
Enlightenment thinkers revived the concept of the human mind at birth as a blank slate to be written on, this 2-word Latin phrase
    $800 2
Spelled beginning "uff" or "oof", this exclamation was brought by Norwegians to the Upper Midwest
    $1200 6
It's the second-largest country in area in South America
    $1200 24
"Earth" used to refer to certain oxides; hence this term for samarium & friends
    $1200 14
In 1954 DC Comics debuted a series about "Superman's Pal", this copy boy-turned-cub reporter
    $1200 23
An oblong one of these blue gems is in the center of the brooch Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria the day before they wed
    DD: $3,000 9
This concept of an actual or implicit agreement between rulers & the ruled gave a 1762 Rousseau work its title
    $1200 1
Insert some letters in "campus" to get this word meaning all askew
    $1600 4
Fed by many rivers like the Ramis & Coata & nestled between Andean ranges, this lake sits at 12,500 feet above sea level
    $1600 26
A 2021 Nobel Prize was awarded for developing organic versions of these substances that galvanize reactions
    $1600 16
Yvonne Orji plays Issa Rae's best friend on this HBO series
    $1600 29
These red stones are much less expensive than rubies
    $1600 10
This "ism" of Jeremy Bentham said actions are right if they promote happiness
    $1600 11
In "Jabberwocky" this word describes the borogoves
    DD: $5,400 5
The 80-mile-wide Mona Passage separates the Dominican Republic from this island
    $2000 27
He invented the flasks seen here to hold liquefied gases
    $2000 17
Arthur Dent's pal, Ford Prefect is a reporter for this title publication of a sci-fi series
    $2000 30
One of the more prized colors of topaz is named for this fortified Spanish wine
    $2000 18
This German's 1784 essay "What is Enlightenment?" told readers to "Dare to know!... have the courage to use your own understanding"
    $2000 12
This lonely alien brought "Pee-wee's Playhouse" to space so he could have playmates

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam J.P. Katie
$19,000 $13,400 $9,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

KINGS & QUEENS
Due to legislative action of 1707, she was officially the last monarch of independent Scotland

Final scores:

Sam J.P. Katie
$26,401 $0 $0
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam J.P. Katie
$19,000 $15,800 $9,000
21 R,
0 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,800

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Game tape date: 2021-10-26
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