Show #8534 - Thursday, December 16, 2021

2021 Professors Tournament final game 1.


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

Ed Hashima, a history professor from American River College in Sacramento, California

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

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
This longest tributary of the Mississippi River is known as "Big Muddy"
    $200 20
A variation on LBD, LWD stands for this, perhaps a summer wardrobe staple
    $200 15
Mid-century, Lorenzo Ghiberti completed his set of bronze baptistery doors with Old Testament scenes called "The Gates of" this
    $200 19
Once upon a time Robin Wright played Buttercup in this film scripted by William Goldman
    $200 10
The expression about "knowing" these comes from sailors who had to be familiar with the details of the rigging
    $200 6
Of the Earth's seasons, this one fits the category
    $400 2
The poet Tibullus called this city "Urbs Aeterna"
    $400 25
The woven ridges in corduroy are also called these; very narrow ones are pinthese
    $400 16
After this flagship ran aground in 1492, Christopher Columbus ordered that its wreckage be used to build a fort on Hispaniola
    $400 21
In one of the original slasher films, Janet Leigh is killed off just 20 minutes into this 1960 thriller
    $400 11
This Kenny Rogers song says, "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em"
    $400 7
A sepulcher for one
    $600 3
Runnymede, England is sometimes referred to as the "Birthplace" of this document
    $600 26
A drawstring can help create the ruffled waist seen here & called this, like an item to hold your purchases
    $600 17
2 short years after attending Charles VII's coronation at Reims, she was burned at the stake
    $600 22
Film in which De Niro as Travis Bickle asks, "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?"
    $600 12
This play character says when the wind is southerly, he knows a hawk from a handsaw
    $600 8
The 17th century painting seen here depicts Anthonij de Bordes & his this whose name is not given
    DD: $800 4
The French are known to refer to this peak as "The White Lady"
    $800 27
For the 2021 Met Gala, Billie Eilish wore a gown whose 15-foot train was made of this netted fabric used for veils & tutus
    $800 29
At the tender age of 13, this member of the Borgia family was married off to Giovanni Sforza
    $800 23
In a 1967 film Charles Bronson & Jim Brown are among this title group of 12 who are trained by Lee Marvin for a war mission
    $800 13
This insurance company says, "We know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two"
    $800 9
When it precedes "oath", this serious word refers to a legal agreement
    $1000 5
In 1914 Syria was one of the few remaining bits of this empire dubbed "The Sick Man of Europe"
    $1000 28
A type of Greek robe gives us this word for the skirt-like addition to the top seen here
    $1000 30
Noted for his brutality & fanaticism, he was made Grand Inquisitor in Spain in 1483
    $1000 24
This Kurosawa film about a crime told from multiple points of view is credited with introducing Japanese cinema to the Western world
    $1000 14
To have knowledge in a particular field is to know these veggies, though some say the word is a reference to a lexicographer
    $1000 18
Now an adjective for the middle class, it originally referred to someone from a French borough

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

Sam Ed Alisa
$3,200 $2,400 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Ed Alisa
$7,200 $4,600 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 10
Head to Wamego, Kansas for a museum dedicated to this fictional land created by L. Frank Baum
    $400 1
360 to 300 million B.C. is sometimes called the "Age of" these nonflowering, spore-producing plants
    $400 23
In observing snowflakes, learn the basic types of these symmetrical structures, including plates, columns & needles
    $400 5
The group Drive-By Truckers scorned these 2 things often said to be "with the victims" of mass shootings
    $400 2
A burglar's booty & a screwdriver or hammer
    $400 17
In Catholic tradition, October is the month dedicated to the use of this string of prayer beads
    $800 11
A museum devoted to this literary movement is not far from San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore
    $800 3
All animals possess this protein that keeps skin firm & is used as a dietary supplement & cosmetic lip injection
    $800 25
This cereal invented in the 1890s was bleached & used as nice, crunchy underfoot snow in early sound films
    $800 6
Despite police violence & other problems, "Alright" is on his album "To Pimp a Butterfly"
    $800 13
Created & Dutch cheese
    $800 18
1662's Act of Uniformity made this Protestant work the standard for prayer in England
    $1200 12
You can find your roots at the museum devoted to this author of "Roots": genealogy services are offered to its visitors
    $1200 4
The Greek for "mushroom" gives us this word for the study of fungi
    $1200 26
Mount Snow, Vermont calls itself these mountains' most accessible ski resort from the big cities south of it
    $1200 7
He was the man behind 1985's "Sun City", about artists refusing to play at that resort in apartheid-era South Africa
    $1200 14
Dull & a poet of yore
    $1200 19
19th century Shinto leader Hirata Atsutane laid out a list of morning prayers; No. 1 was worship of this human
    $1600 24
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is in this Massachusetts city, Dr. Seuss' hometown
    DD: $2,600 21
To the Romans, Robigus was the god of this fungus that appears as red, orange or yellow spots on plants
    $1600 28
Snow blinded the Lancastrians & wind stopped their arrows at Towton in this war, said to be the bloodiest battle ever in England
    $1600 8
"Killing In The Name" was this L.A. band's reaction to the beating of Rodney King & its aftermath
    DD: $2,400 15
A type of frost & a Middle Eastern ruler
    $1600 20
A prayer collection dating from around 200 A.D. seeks health & success for followers of this mortal Greek musician
    $2000 30
The home of this educator known for his "Readers" is kept as a museum on the campus of Miami University in Ohio
    $2000 22
Plants, animals, fungi & protists are the 4 kingdoms of these organisms, from Greek for "good" & "kernel"
    $2000 29
"One must have a mind of winter", begins this Wallace Stevens poem that sets a chilly mood
    $2000 9
A single of his, "A Change Is Gonna Come", was released just days after his tragic death in 1964
    $2000 16
An elite British secondary school & an item on a musical staff
    $2000 27
In Islam, it's the word for the crier who calls the faithful to prayer 5 times a day

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Ed Alisa
$23,200 $9,800 $6,400

Final Jeopardy! Round

Body-of-water battles included the Coral Sea, Philippine Sea & this one that allowed Japan to seize Jakarta

Final scores:

Sam Ed Alisa
$20,000 $4,600 $3,800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Ed Alisa
$22,400 $9,800 $5,400
27 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
8 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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Game tape date: 2021-10-26
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