Show #8739 - Thursday, November 10, 2022

2022 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.


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

John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas

Matt Amodio, a post-doctoral researcher from Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Don't actually drop the mic, please.)
    $200 19
Keep up... Northville is west of downtown this Michigan city; Southfield is north, & "South" this, as sung by Journey, doesn't really exist
    $200 18
Katie Couric is one of the founders of this, SU2C for short; it aired its first telethon in 2008
    $200 20
This "index" ranks how much certain foods increase your blood sugar levels
    $200 24
A 2022 biography of this LIV Golf participant made news pre-publication with its quotes from him
    $200 26
She co-starred in "Green Lantern" with Ryan Reynolds before the pair married
    $200 15
from an earth-shaking adjective to get this, Spanish for 6
    $400 16
Here are shots of this Washington peak before & after a 1980 event
    $400 17
2020 marked the 100th birthday of this organization, premier defender of our constitutional rights & freedoms
    $400 23
If you want advice on better nutrition, you can talk to one of these health professionals, RD for short
    $400 25
Law professor Michelle Alexander saw a race-based U.S. justice system in "The New" this name, a symbol of segregation
    $400 30
A "proud Ukrainian", this "Bad Moms" actress helped raise $35 million for Ukrainian refugees in 2022
    $400 14
from an ant acid to get this preposition
    $600 3
When it comes to Iqaluit, headquarters of Baffin Region & the capital of this Canadian territory, we're having...
    $600 13
Here are the Carters helping out this organization in 2003
    $600 22
It may be Greek to you, but this essential fatty acid found in salmon & tuna is good for your skin & may help with depression
    $600 21
The "Iliad" got a new bestselling angle as Patroclus became the narrator in "The Song of" this Greek warrior
    $600 29
In 2022 this rapper & Rihanna welcomed their first child together
    $600 12
from a word meaning to imitate to get this musical note
    $800 1
Discovered in 1767 by a British naval officer, this 2-mile-long island was uninhabited until 1790, but a mutiny changed that
    $800 10
This organization that seeks to free political prisoners won the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "worldwide respect for human rights"
    $800 4
Sodium & potassium are types of these minerals in bodily fluids that help cells with nutrients
    $800 8
Jon Krakauer reported "A Story of Violent Faith" in this book, detailing 1984 murders by religious extremists in Utah
    $800 28
This 18-year-old dancer has 145 million followers on TikTok
    $800 7
from a word meaning powerfully symbolic to get this open-topped carrying bag
    $1000 2
This landlocked country highlighted here is pretty flat; the average elevation is less than 600 feet
    DD: $1,600 11
Once nearly wiped out for its feathers, the great egret is the logo of this organization
    $1000 5
Echinacea & green tea extract are types of these supplements aka herbals whose name tells you they are made from plants
    $1000 9
A magazine writer uncovers long-held secrets in "The Seven Husbands of" this fictional movie star
    $1000 27
His HBO series teaches viewers "How To" do things, like cook the perfect risotto
    $1000 6
from a type of vinegar to get this wood popular with hobbyists

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

Matt John Sam
$2,400 $3,000 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt John Sam
$4,000 $4,200 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Responses beginning with "I".)
    $400 29
We pulled some strings to tell you about Dagda, a deity in Irish folklore who played this instrument to put enemies to sleep
    $400 7
The 3 main shapes of these are rod, sphere & spiral, the last causing things like syphilis & rat-bite fever
    $400 30
Dee Dee, who hung out at "Rockaway Beach"
    $400 19
In 1944 MLB player/spy Moe Berg was ready to kill Werner Heisenberg if it sounded like the Germans were near making this weapon
    $400 16
Clean & tidy, or pure when it precedes "Heart of Mary"
    $400 28
The green on the flag of this nation is associated with Islam
    $800 23
He wrote a verse play about the Scandinavian folk hero Peer Gynt & Edvard Grieg wrote music to go with it
    DD: $6,000 6
Of the 3 main sections of an insect's body, this one is from the Latin for "breastplate"
    $800 26
Michael Anthony, who laid it down on "Runnin' With The Devil"
    $800 17
In 1917 a military tribunal took less than 45 minutes to find her guilty of espionage, & a firing squad would await
    $800 15
From a Middle French word, it means "not prejudiced against", perhaps referring to an arbiter
    $800 27
The storm system known by these 3 words is more than 10,000 miles wide
    $1200 9
Georgia's state flower is this people's rose; legend says one grew along the trail at each spot where their tears fell
    $1200 2
Based on how many growing seasons they live, these are the 3 types of flowering plants
    $1200 25
Tom Hamilton, providing "Sweet Emotion" for decades
    $1200 12
Somehow, after having tea with fellow ex-Russian agents in 2006, Alexander Litvinenko died of poisoning by this
    $1200 5
Irving Kristol & Daniel Bell were among "the New York" these people steeped in knowledge & culture
    $1200 22
The ripe skin on the Hawaiian variety of this tropical fruit that like Hawaiian also has 3 A's
    DD: $4,000 1
The feathers of this creature of Russian legend that lent its name to a ballet were said to provide beauty & protection upon the earth
    $1600 3
The 3 major processes of the hydrologic cycle are evaporation, then condensation, then this 13-letter one
    $1600 24
I see a "Bad Moon Rising", so I also see Stu Cook
    $1600 11
As portrayed in "Hamilton", he was a "tailor spyin' on the British govt., I take their measure-ments, information, & then I smuggle it"
    $1600 14
"Ralph was hopping on one leg when a dingo cried out" is in the past this tense
    $1600 20
A crow was said to take a whole day to fly from one horn to the other of this American folklore creature
    $2000 8
A spider & a trickster god whose origins are in West Africa lives as Mr. Nancy in "Anansi Boys" by this writer
    $2000 4
The 3 fundamental forces currently described at the quantum level are the strong, the weak & this one
    $2000 21
Verdine White, a "Shining Star" in any group
    $2000 10
Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean & this man who defected to the USSR in 1963 all betrayed many secrets working in British intelligence
    $2000 13
In silent films they come between shots to narrate the story--or tell you what the characters are saying!
    $2000 18
Grey & Black:
To be specific, 1871's "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1", an artwork much better known by this 2-word name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt John Sam
$16,800 $12,600 $23,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: I know Matt likes those map clues.)
By ferry, the distance between these 2 paired Mediterranean islands is about 40 miles from Alcudia to Ciutadella

Final scores:

Matt John Sam
$16,800 $24,000 $33,601
3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt John Sam
$14,400 $12,600 $17,200
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $44,200

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Game tape date: 2022-09-21
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