Jeopardy! Masters game #1 - Monday, May 8, 2023

2023 Jeopardy! Masters quarterfinal game 1.
Ken Jennings hosts.


Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California

Matt Amodio, a postdoctoral researcher from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jason Alexander: I'm Jason Alexander with clues about the history of comedy. And for you big-time Masters, I once responded correctly to NUCLEAR PHYSICS for $1000.)
    200 28
He's killed in chapter 135 when Moby Dick drags him into the ocean after he gets caught in the rope of a harpoon
    200 27
This brunch favorite is made with sparkling wine or champagne & orange juice; pretty simple
    200 26
Artists like Joan Miró used drawing sticks called these, also a term for any soft shade of color
    200 1
In the human body most cells normally contain 23 pairs of these
    200 30
A grand overall scheme & a stucco guy
    200 25
(Jason Alexander gives the clue.) As co-pilot Roger Murdock, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was out there busting his buns every night in this classic 1980 film that took comedy in a new direction altogether
    400 21
In this Dickens novel, Sydney Carton loves Lucie Manette so much that he replaces her husband on the guillotine
    400 22
This author gets the credit for the Vesper cocktail of gin, vodka & Lillet, as featured in "Casino Royale"
    400 5
Add chalk or clay to this basic type of liquid pigment & you get an opaque, matte type of paint called gouache
    400 23
Atomic No. 20, it's good when it's in the bones but bad when it builds up in the arteries
    400 29
A flexible entryway for a tabby & a thin hat
    400 24
(Jason Alexander gives the clue.) The great Robin Williams has a unique link to "Star Trek": the uniform he wore as an alien on this '70s sitcom looks like the one worn by the evil Colonel Green in "The Savage Curtain" (or, "Help me, Spock!") episode
    600 16
In "The Green Mile", this death row inmate who has healing powers is innocent but is resigned to his fate
    600 11
Da! This classic made with vodka, ginger beer & lime juice is often served in an ice-cold copper cup
    600 4
Though some Dutch vanitas paintings of the 17th century contain people, most involve inanimate objects & are called these
    600 18
In 1817 this "Magnolia State" became the 20th state to enter the Union
    600 14
A cliche meaning a devastating punch & an embarrassed black bird
    600 20
(Jason Alexander gives the clue.) Mastering the field of marine biology on "Seinfeld", I found certain man-made objects can obstruct the blowholes of large cetaceans; specifically, was that a golf ball made by this brand?
    DD: 1,400 8
As this character created by Louisa May Alcott had hoped, "the tide went out easily" & "she quietly drew her last" breath
    800 7
You don't have to wait for McDonald's or St. Patrick's Day to make a boozy this, with vanilla ice cream & creme de menthe
    800 3
Seen here, John Vanderlyn's "Palace and Gardens of Versailles" is this type of piece, from the Greek for "all" & "sight"
    800 9
This mathematician who was the subject of the movie "A Beautiful Mind" was intrigued by the number 23 & died on that day in May 2015
    800 19
An unhappy sentimental song & an unpleasant Cobb or Waldorf
    800 12
(Jason Alexander gives the clue.) On "Taxi" as Reverend Jim, this actor gave a master class in line delivery simply by asking, "What does a yellow light mean?" YouTube it; you won't be disappointed
    1000 15
His mistress Myrtle Wilson meets a messy end, run over by his wife Daisy; Jay Gatsby takes the blame
    1000 6
According to its label, this German liqueur is made from "56 botanicals" & it's the bomb!
    1000 2
Nothing to do with noodles, it's the 7-letter Italian technique of laying on paint thickly
    1000 17
Some of the greatest portraits of Georgia O'Keeffe were taken by this photographer-husband, 23 years her senior
    1000 10
Contesting with a prevaricator & igniting a blaze
    1000 13
(Jason Alexander gives the clue.) Long before winning the first Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Richard Pryor wrote for this '70s sitcom; the star next to Richard is a big hint & man, its theme song was fantastic

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Matt Andrew
7,000 1,000 7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    400 25
Vincent Connare designed this font with a 2-word name for word balloons & kids' apps; it has taken on a life of its own
    400 26
Nickname of the First Volunteer Cavalry, which blazed into history books at the 1898 Battle of Santiago
    400 27
Emmy Noether was an innovator in the higher levels of this math branch that uses letters in place of specific numbers
    400 28
7 top 10 singles, a big flag, Bruce's behind
    400 29
We'll enjoy Oskemen on the Irtysh River when we're in this country, but we will not make one Borat joke when we're there. Very nice!
    400 30
This word for any extended break from work gets its name from a day of rest
    800 24
Messenger is a synonym for this, the industry standard font for screenplays; it looks like it was typewritten
    800 22
Born in Venetia, Italy, he began leading the Church around the year 140
    800 19
In the 1930s mathematician John von Neumann's work helped show that indeterminacy was inherent to this new physics theory
    800 23
A first from 2022: all 10 top spots in the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time
    800 5
Known locally as Dapsang, this very large mountain with a very short name rises from its base on the Godwin Austen Glacier
    800 21
The act of taking over someone else's computer with the goal of affecting social or political change is this portmanteau word
    1200 8
A 2007 documentary tells the story of this font developed in Switzerland in 1957
    1200 13
In Roman history, young girls were chosen to be these priestesses who tended the eternal flame of a hearth goddess
    1200 18
In the 1990s Andrew Wiles--subsequently Sir Andrew Wiles--shook up the math world by proving this 17th century man's "last theorem"
    1200 20
Despite the title, no help needed: sizzling sales for SZA
    1200 3
Let's head to the Kota, or Old Batavia, in this world capital on the northwest coast of Java
    1200 17
There's a pair of Zs in this word for a type of musical entertainment presented between opera acts
    1600 6
Stanley Morison co-designed this font with a 3-word name; it debuted in a certain London newspaper on October 3, 1932
    DD: 2,000 1
Thaddeus Stevens & Charles Sumner were members of this "extreme" group in Lincoln's party advocating emancipation
    1600 9
Though he didn't discover it, this Swiss genius naturally chose e to represent the important constant named for him
    1600 16
Beyoncé declares her fearless alter ego & puts a ring on things
    1600 2
Oh, man! As you can see, the Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque is breathtaking in this capital city on the Gulf of Oman
    DD: 7,000 11
Common in French, this diacritical mark gets its name from the Latin for "bend around"
    2000 7
Last name of 18th century Italian printer Giambattista, who designed an eponymous font that has a distinct Q
    2000 12
In the late 19th century, the Pinkertons infiltrated this cabal of coal miners named for a widowed Irishwoman
    2000 10
Called a Mozart of math, Terence Tao became a UCLA prof at 24 & won this "Nobel Prize of Math" at 31
    2000 15
2 of the tunes mentioned in the title are "Isn't She Lovely" & "Pastime Paradise"
    2000 4
In Myanmar we'll enjoy cruising on this, the country's main river, as it flows 1,300 miles into the Bay of Bengal
    2000 14
Pooch & pals are sitting pretty on the rock slab with this name familiar to architects & engineers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Matt Andrew
14,200 8,200 27,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A colossal head of Ramses II brought to the British Museum inspired this 1818 poem

Final scores:

Amy Matt Andrew
28,200 14,201 28,401
2nd place: 1 match point 3rd place: 0 match points Winner: 3 match points

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy Matt Andrew
14,200 7,800 21,800
16 R,
1 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: 43,800

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Game tape date: 2023-03-14
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