Show #8736 - Monday, November 7, 2022

2022 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 6.

Contestants

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Sam Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School from Pacific Grove, California

Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist from Nashville, Tennessee

Zach Newkirk, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia

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Jeopardy! Round

VALLEYS
THAT '70s OR '80s SHOW
DANCE
"D" IN SCIENCE
GET A HANDLE ON IT
(Ken: And finally, responses...)
IN THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET
    $200 24
Not as Welsh as he made out, Richard Llewellyn went to the Ogmore Valley to see these mines so he could write "How Green Was My Valley"
    $200 13
In 1989 the Hollywood Reporter noted on this show, "String bikinis... share equal time with the rescue work"
    $200 30
Here's an artistic depiction of this dance
    $200 6
Term for a volcano that hasn't erupted in many, many years but still might
    $200 19
Get a good grip on this boating device that sounds like a farmer but is used to steer the rudder
    $200 5
In ancient Rome it was the ninth month
    $400 25
The Kathmandu Valley is in the foothills of these mountains
    $400 14
"Thanks for that on the spot report, Les"; turns out Thanksgiving turkeys can't fly during a 1978 episode of this Ohio-set sitcom
    $400 29
New York drag competitions called balls were the birthplace of this stylized dance that Madonna brought to the mainstream
    $400 9
If your lab has a tile counter, don't use it to place solid carbon dioxide, aka this; the adhesive will be destroyed
    $400 20
Sometimes used by theatergoers, a lorgnette is a pair of these on a handle
    $400 4
A nymph deprived of speech
    $600 26
The $20 view, which was on that Canadian bill in the '70s, shows the Valley of the Ten Peaks in this westernmost Prairie province
    $600 15
Hollywood folklore says NBC's Brandon Tartikoff scribbled down a quick note--"MTV cops"--which led to this hit '80s show
    $600 16
Russell Horning, also known as "Backpack Kid", went viral doing this dance to Katy Perry's song "Swish Swish"
    DD: $3,400 10
Knowing what the D in DNA stands for should tell you this noun, the sugar found in DNA
    $600 21
Some say it's tacky, but baseball sluggers regularly use this 2-word tree product to improve their grip
    $600 3
Unit of measure equal to about 2.2 pounds
    $800 8
In this French river valley, you can visit the Ch√Ęteau de Chambord, once home to Louis XIV
    $800 17
As Lou Grant, this actor told Mary Tyler Moore at a job interview, "You got spunk... I hate spunk!"
    $800 27
In square dancing, this repetitive call means pass your partner, back to back!
    $800 11
Still mysterious but described as a "repulsive force", it makes up 70% of the universe, way more than the same-named "matter"
    $800 22
New students at Stephen F. Austin University decorate axe handles in honor of this nickname for both its students & sports teams
    $800 2
NBA shooting guard Oladipo or actor Mature
    $1000 7
Full of biblical sites, Israel's Jezreel Valley is bounded to the west by this mount with Haifa on its slopes
    $1000 18
This TV legend kind of got busted from captain down to sgt. as T.J. Hooker, but he did get to jump on the hoods of moving cars!
    $1000 28
In Wonderland, the Mock Turtle & the Gryphon tell Alice how seals, turtles & salmon partner with lobsters for this dance
    $1000 12
Embryonic stem cells divide & give rise to more specialized ones, like neurons for the brain, in this process
    $1000 23
This gymnastics apparatus gets its name from the handles
    $1000 1
4 letters--a potato in Puebla or Peru

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

Zach Jessica Sam
$200 -$1,600 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Zach Jessica Sam
$2,200 -$1,400 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

VICE PRESIDENTS
A CRASH OF SYMBOLS
BRIT BITS
13-LETTER WORDS
IN THAT NOVEL
HERBAL & SPICY NAMES
    $400 6
The daughter of immigrants, Kamala Harris was born in California to a mother from India & a father from this island country
    $400 15
In 1851 this rodent, symbol of its nation, was featured on Canada's first postage stamp
    $400 7
At Christopher Wren's suggestion, in the 1670s the ruined Greenwich Castle became the site of a new this, designed by Wren
    $400 25
Professional description of Edgar Degas in one way & Jay Pharoah in another
    $400 29
Old Major sings "Beasts of England"
    $400 30
In a 1967 tune we hear his band has "been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile"
    $800 5
In 1973, just days after declaring, "I will not resign if indicted", he resigned
    $800 16
In chess notation, put this punctuation mark after a really good move
    $800 9
In Britain you don't fill up your car with gas, you fill it with this 6-letter word
    $800 24
A place where sweet treats like chocolate are prepared or sold
    $800 28
A boy named for a French swimming pool spends 227 days on a different body of water
    $800 27
The full name of this "Peanuts" character is Patricia Reichardt
    $1200 4
A campaign slogan from 1840 was "Tippecanoe and" this vice presidential running mate too
    $1200 17
This gospel writer is represented by a lion
    $1200 1
Here's a ferry actually crossing this river, that flows 70 miles before entering the Irish Sea
    $1200 23
This word meaning the male head of a household is borrowed from Latin
    $1200 10
Lewis, Ed, Bobby & Drew take a harrowing canoe trip
    $1200 26
Given name Peter, this superstar drummer put the spice into super groups like Cream & Blind Faith
    $1600 2
This veep with the monogram HHH worked as a pharmacist before getting a master's in political science
    $1600 18
Similar to one in math, in music, the symbol here means this gradual lessening in loudness
    DD: $2,000 8
One of the oldest records at the National Archives in London is this record of William the Conqueror's 1086 survey of England
    $1600 22
It's the fear of old people
    $1600 11
An Englishwoman named Adela Quested falsely accuses Dr. Aziz of assault
    $1600 21
Samuel L. Jackson played this Jedi with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber
    $2000 3
Unlucky number 13, this vice president under Pierce died before ever performing his duties
    $2000 19
Found throughout the Middle East, the Hamsa symbol of protection is also called the "Hand of" her, a daughter of the Prophet
    $2000 14
The monarch's official birthday is marked every June with this parade of regiments wearing lots of red
    $2000 20
This plural noun is a French word for a set of clothes or accessories
    DD: $7,000 12
High-ranking Father Latour passes away in a Santa Fe cathedral
    $2000 13
Starting in 1939, this esteemed British actor was on the case as Sherlock Holmes in a series of films

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Zach Jessica Sam
$5,200 -$5,800 $19,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

PHRASES FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD
Cicero wrote that a tyrant ordered this to be hung from the ceiling "by a horse-hair"; his guest begged to leave

Final scores:

Zach Jessica Sam
$5,728 -$5,800 $19,600
2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Zach Jessica Sam
$12,200 -$5,800 $22,600
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
4 R,
7 W
34 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,000

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Game tape date: 2022-09-20
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