Show #8957 - Tuesday, October 24, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Diamonds quarterfinal game 3.


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John Vigna, a writer from Los Angeles, California

Jilana Cotter, a senior data analyst from Dade City, Florida

Steve Crupi, a retired police information supervisor from Las Vegas, Nevada

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: The United States Tennis Association.)
    $200 29
To combat malnutrition, in 1942 Tasmanian blue peas were added to the rations of this country's troops
    $200 27
USTA youth tennis progression goes
red: age 5-7,
orange: 7-9,
green: 9-11,
the colors referring to this
    $200 30
You should begin by knowing that this "royal" term refers to the part of the hat that covers the head
    $200 14
Dr. Constantine examines the corpse aboard this 1934 title conveyance, which had a "Murder on" it
    $200 25
bifocal lens,
X-ray tube
    $200 26
This word can come before microscope or fracture; the first is definitely better
    $400 28
Pea soup was a staple in the ships of this navy that beat the French & Spanish at Trafalgar
    $400 9
To become a USTA umpire or linesman, you must submit a form from a physician or one of these specialists with an O.D. degree
    $400 5
Have long silk these on hand for a fez or a mortarboard, where one hangs to the right side before graduation
    $400 13
One year after 1844's "Les Trois Mousquetaires", he gave us "Vingt ans après", or "Twenty Years After"
    $400 24
Microwave oven, fiberglass,
canned food
    $400 19
Traditionally, one of these requires 16 ounces each of butter, sugar & flour
    $600 16
During the Revolutionary War, Congress passed a resolution making peas a part of this army's rations
    $600 8
In 2017, the USTA opened a 100-court center in this state where stars like Evert & Courier were born & many others trained
    $600 3
Obviously, you know that this felt hat got its name in the late 1800s
    $600 10
Alexander Smollett is the captain of the Hispaniola in this Stevenson adventure
    $600 23
Cotton gin,
bubble gum
    $600 15
Where you go to retrieve your car after it gets towed for being parked in front of a fire hydrant
    $800 17
In the 1940s General Mills helped the war effort with dried pea soup; also, cereal bars for these "alphabetical" army rations
    $800 7
Alice Marble, a mentor to Billie Jean King, won the USTA's mixed doubles title in 1940, playing with, of all people, him
    $800 4
It's up to you, but the Merino & worsted types of this fabric are highly regarded in our trade
    DD: $1,200 11
"Cleanliness is next to Fordliness" is a line from this 1932 novel
    $800 22
    $800 2
2-word official name for the standard monetary unit of the United Kingdom
    $1000 18
Every Thursday, this country's armed forces get served a traditional pea soup called ärtsoppa
    $1000 6
This borough is the longtime home of the USTA's championship in Forest Hills & now in the world's largest dedicated tennis stadium
    $1000 21
Naturally, you're familiar with the 5-letter term for the hat-shaping mold seen here
    $1000 12
A 13-year-old boy is drawn into the underworld of art in "The Goldfinch" by this author
    $1000 20
Bunsen burner,
Geiger counter,
Leyden jar
    $1000 1
A harsh debt payment insisted upon, it was Antonio's obligation to Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice"

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

Steve Jilana John
$3,800 $4,400 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Jilana John
$6,400 $4,600 -$400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Those are words that can serve as their own antonyms.)
    $400 17
You'll find the USA's oldest public Japanese Garden in this city's Golden Gate Park
    $400 1
Tobey Maguire is jockey Red Pollard in this 2003 flick about a down-&-out racehorse
    $400 6
The Met's home in this complex opened in 1966 with Samuel Barber's "Antony and Cleopatra"
    $400 30
The border between India & this nation includes the village of Wagah with its rival army parades performed there daily
    $400 26
President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992, she used the nickname Cory
    $400 8
It's the mildest type of burn but the harshest type of murder
    $800 14
The U.S. Botanic Garden is on the National Mall & its acting director is the person in the post "Architect of" this
    $800 21
Passionate about horses, Elizabeth Taylor wins one in a town lottery in this 1944 classic
    DD: $4,000 5
Emma Calvé might have tired of the habanera when she set a Met record singing this role 138 times
    $800 29
India's longest land border, some 2,500 miles, is with this nation that gained independence in 1971
    $800 22
In February 2019, this New Jersey Democratic senator announced for president & hoped to "channel our common pain back into our common purpose"
    $800 9
It can mean to attach something, like with a clasp, or to detach something, like coupons
    $1200 13
As well as offering gambling & a gallery of fine art, this Las Vegas hotel also boasts a conservatory & botanical gardens
    $1200 20
In 2010 Diane Lane played the real-life owner who took a chance that paid off with this 1973 Triple Crown winner
    $1200 4
Enrico Caruso is seen here as this biblical hero in a Met production of a Saint-Saens opera
    DD: $700 28
In 1967 India & this nation had a military clash along the border of Sikkim, then an Indian protectorate & today a state
    $1200 23
Cory Doctorow's somewhat Orwellian look at the near future isn't called "Big" this but "Little" this
    $1200 10
If you get it on your food, it's a little bonus; if a court does it to your wages, it's anything but
    $1600 15
The Desert Garden at this San Marino, California library features more than 2,000 species of desert plants
    $1600 19
Robert Redford played the title character, a Montana rancher who is a mystical horse healer, in this 1998 film
    $1600 3
The Met gave the American premiere of his "Turandot" & the world premiere of his "Girl of the Golden West"
    $1600 27
India shares an 1,100-mile border with this former kingdom & the practice of Hinduism by the majorities of both their peoples
    $1600 24
Corey Hawkins played Dr. Dre in this hip-hop biopic
    $1600 11
This adjective describes both something that moves quickly & something that doesn't move at all
    $2000 16
A National Historic Site of Canada, these gardens on Vancouver Island include the beautiful Sunken Garden seen here
    $2000 18
The title equine of this 2002 animated film is a Kiger Mustang, the leader of the Cimarron herd
    $2000 2
In 2021 the Met premiered its first opera by a Black composer, this jazz trumpeter 5 months younger than Wynton Marsalis
    $2000 7
In the northeast, India's Arunachal Pradesh state shares a border with this nation's Kachin state
    $2000 25
Edwin Arlington Robinson wrote a poem about this rich, enviable gentleman who yet kills himself
    $2000 12
It can mean to withstand something (a storm, for instance) as well as to erode under it

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Jilana John
$9,600 $19,000 $900

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

As of 2023 the only 2 to win a Nobel Prize in Literature & an Academy Award were George Bernard Shaw & this singer-songwriter

Final scores:

Steve Jilana John
$0 $19,801 $2
3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Jilana John
$9,600 $15,400 $1,600
20 R,
3 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
6 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $26,600

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Game tape date: 2023-09-12
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