Show #8811 - Monday, February 20, 2023

2023 High School Reunion Tournament quarterfinal game 1.
Mayim Bialik hosts.


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Rohit Kataria, a junior at Vanderbilt University from Wheelersburg, Ohio

Maya Wright, a senior at Emory University from Peachtree City, Georgia

Audrey Sarin, a senior at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo from Seattle, Washington

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Jeopardy! Round

(John: I'm John Green, with clues about books, both mine and other people's; keep reading.)
    $200 30
Before takeoff, turn off your smartphone's wireless capabilities by turning on this setting
    $200 29
Nixing a reunion while doing a reunion for this '90s show, Courteney Cox said, "We're not gonna do this again in 15 more years"
    $200 27
If you can make it to the island of Hawaii, check out the Merrie Monarch Festival, billed as "the perpetuation of" this dance
    $200 28
In the acronym HOMES, it's the "H"
    $200 10
A storm--in Shakespeare or a teapot
(7 letters)
    $200 12
(John Green presents the clue.) "The Fault in Our Stars" was largely inspired by a young friend, Esther Earl, who died of cancer at 16; & the title was inspired by a line in this Shakespeare play--"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves"
    $400 23
Hand-y term for a data storage device that plugs into a USB port
    $400 24
To aid COVID relief in 2020, "Community" re-communitized, including this star seen here who's kept pretty busy since leaving the show
    $400 25
You can hang glide from sand dunes & visit the Wright Brothers Memorial in this state's Outer Banks
    DD: $1,800 26
Differing by a letter, these 2 rivers both rise in Switzerland; one is about 830 miles long & the other, more than 500
    $400 3
Doorway part brides have been carried over
(9 letters)
    $400 6
(John Green presents the clue.) The title of my novel about Aza & how her OCD affects her life comes from a philosophical joke in which the Earth is flat & resting on the shell of a reptile, & what is that reptile standing on? It's these all the way down
    $600 20
These days, more than 70% of Internet traffic is this type of video that typically uses data compression
    $600 17
Online during the pandemic, this NBC show's Ron Swanson told Leslie, "I've been practicing social distancing since I was 4"
    $600 16
Panama City, Florida is a great place to see these dolphins named for the shape of their snouts
    $600 7
You'll find the United Arab Emirates at the south end of this body of water
    $600 2
Math term for a digression
(7 letters)
    $600 4
(John Green presents the clue.) With a mission to increase awesome & decrease suck & to champion causes to help others, fans of my brother Hank & I & our VlogBrothers videos are called these from the misreading of the name of a video game
    $800 18
Windows users do not want to encounter BSOD, this colorful but fatal-sounding error
    $800 19
"Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" was a 2003 TV movie reuniting David Hasselhoff & this woman as CJ--Jason Momoa's in the movie, too
    $800 14
Spring break is major party time on the beaches of SPI, this Texas spot
    $800 9
Under an agreement first drawn up in 1903, the U.S. maintains a strategically important naval base on this Cuban bay
    $800 1
Boss Tweed's corrupt Hall
(7 letters)
    $800 5
(John Green presents the clue.) One meaning of this novel's title is the phenomenon where mapmakers put fake places on their maps as a copyright trap to see if anyone is copying their maps
    $1000 22
Thousands of layers of material, like resin, are how one of these creates an object; the RepRap project led to a self-replicating one
    $1000 21
A 2022 reunion of the Salt Lake City cast of this reality franchise found Jen Shah touching on some legal issues
    $1000 15
If you can make it to Cancun, try a little of this; not afraid of heights, are you?
    $1000 13
In ancient times the Dardanelles Strait was called this & was associated with the story of Hero & Leander
    $1000 8
A really fast heart rate
(11 letters)
    $1000 11
(John Green presents the clue.) I wrote alternating chapters with David Levithan for a novel that follows two very different teens--one gay & one straight--who share this same name

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

Audrey Maya Rohit
$1,200 $2,000 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Audrey Maya Rohit
$3,000 $7,200 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Heard here is this British national anthem that has the same melody as "My Country 'Tis Of Thee"
    $400 26
Songs by this Swedish quartet include "Waterloo" & "Dancing Queen"
    $400 27
I feel like I've been here before; I have a sense of this, French for "already seen"
    $400 28
"Kirk" is a Scottish word for church, & Greyfriar's Kirk has stood for 400 years in this capital's Old Town
    $400 29
As a young man, D.C.-born J. Edgar Hoover worked at this library as a messenger & in the cataloging department
    $400 25
These essays were written "in favor of the new Constitution"
    $800 23
The name of this country's "Hatikvah" means "the hope"
    $800 13
Anna Faris wasn't there to see the end of this CBS sitcom in 2021, but Allison Janney was
    $800 9
For obvious reasons, this classic, egg-based dessert has a French name meaning "puffed up"
    $800 22
This type of house of worship can be decorated with inscriptions of Koranic verses, but no human figures
    $800 24
Known as "The Bod", the Bodleian Library at this British university contains 4 copies of the Magna Carta & a Gutenberg Bible
    $800 21
One month after this royal was killed in 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia
    $1200 18
This country's anthem contains lyrics in its 5 most widely spoken languages, including Xhosa, Zulu & English
    $1200 5
Ice Cube wasn't Xander but Darius in this film sequel subtitled "State of the Union"
    $1200 2
Literally it's the "joy of living"
    DD: $3,000 15
The Naval Academy one is pretty grand, though the word generally means "smaller than or subordinate to a church"
    $1200 20
NYC's Riverside Branch pioneered open these, despite librarians' fears that patrons would steal the books
    $1200 14
U.S., British & Iraqi forces retook this Iraqi city in the second battle of it at the end of 2004
    $1600 17
The familiar piece of music heard here by this composer is the basis for the official anthem of the European Union
    $1600 6
Surname of the actor seen here, also a musician & soundtrack composer
    DD: $2,400 7
Meaning let the people do as they please, it's the belief that government should not interfere in the economy
    $1600 4
Jesus was a regular shulgoer--the King James Bible says, "as his custom was, he went into" this "on the Sabbath day"
    $1600 19
This city's main public library, named for Mayor Harold Washington, has a teen learning center called YOUmedia
    $1600 1
The son of Japanese immigrants, he was the president of Peru from 1990 to 2000; his daughter ran for the job 3 times
    $2000 16
Named for one of its founding fathers, "La Dessalinienne" is this Caribbean country's anthem
    $2000 12
John David Washington tries to save the world in this recent Christopher Nolan film
    $2000 8
It frequently follows "haute" to refer to the world of high fashion
    $2000 3
Here's a video clue of Hanoi's Tran Quoc Buddhist temple & if we had olfactory clues, you could smell the Hoi An this
    $2000 10
Ashurbanipal, book lover & king of this ancient kingdom ruled from Nineveh, built the world's first known library in the 600s B.C.
    $2000 11
Like a university, a river in British Columbia is named for this explorer who reached its mouth in 1808

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Audrey Maya Rohit
$3,400 $19,600 $7,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1939 he lived on Toulouse Street in the French Quarter & chose the professional name that bonded him to the South

Final scores:

Audrey Maya Rohit
$0 $20,800 $7,175
3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Audrey Maya Rohit
$3,400 $17,400 $10,600
11 R,
2 W
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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Game tape date: 2023-01-29
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