Show #8969 - Thursday, November 9, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Clubs quarterfinal game 1.


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Matt Takimoto, an elementary school teacher from Moraga, California

Jen Jazwinski, a youth services librarian from Algonquin, Illinois

Charlie Fonville, a producer from Los Angeles, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Tell us which of the 50 we've anagrammed in these clues.)
    $200 14
In 2018 Jaap van Zweden left the Dallas Symphony to become the maestro of this Big Apple band
    $200 1
This "Mad Men" star taught drama at his old high school
    $200 30
This "of court" may be direct, like using insulting language, or indirect, like refusal to obey a lawful order
    $200 25
As early as 1901 this U.S. state was described as "The Mitten State"
    $200 24
Eagle Claw:
Abortive 1980 attempt to free hostages in this country
    $200 12
    $400 15
A string quartet typically has 2 of these instruments
    $400 2
Before "Harry Met Sally", he worked as a substitute teacher on Long Island
    $400 21
This 3-word Latin phrase means "something for something ", like one action being exchanged for another of value
    $400 13
The case of this enslaved man v. Sandford is often called the worst Supreme Court decision ever
    $400 23
Boycott of discriminatory businesses begun in 1962 by the SCLC, this
    $400 26
    $600 4
"Grosso" sometimes follows this word-o for a type of composition
    $600 3
This KISS frontman taught sixth grade in Spanish Harlem
    $600 16
You pay this to have a lawyer available whenever you need legal help, like suing that orthodontist for giving you a bad one
    $600 7
It's the M in mRNA
    $600 22
Wrath of God:
Covert Israeli campaign to avenge the deaths of Olympic athletes in this city
    $600 27
    $800 6
Johann Pachelbel was considered one of the great masters of this instrument before the generation of J.S. Bach
    $800 10
He taught English at his former high school before finding fame with the musicals "In the Heights" & "Hamilton"
    $800 19
Personal property is sometimes called "goods and" these, from a word referring to bovines
    $800 8
This mythic watchdog of the underworld had snakes growing from its back
    $800 17
The surprise 1950 U.S. landing at this Korean port
    $800 28
    $1000 5
The theme of the piece is the true mystery of these "Variations" by Edward Elgar
    $1000 11
Before he was a "Police" man, he was a teacher named Gordon Sumner
    DD: $2,600 20
Libel & slander are both forms of this 10-letter term often found before "of character"
    $1000 9
Fretum Herculeum is the Latin name of this strait
    $1000 18
1998 bombing of Iraqi military sites:
____ Fox
    $1000 29

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

Charlie Jen Matt
$3,000 $1,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Charlie Jen Matt
$3,800 $7,000 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You need to give the full monogram of each successor we ask about.)
    $400 28
The integral symbol seen here, created by Leibniz, is a stylized "S", standing for this word
    $400 1
Aaron Sorkin, from the book "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook"
    $400 6
From DDE to this
    $400 29
In Scandinavia they call it köttbullar; we know it as this, with a nationality in its name
    $400 30
In Luke 22, Jesus assumes this position to pray, "Father... remove this cup from me"
    $400 11
An amusement park ride for 2
    $800 27
Instead of a decimal point, the French use this common punctuation mark
    $800 2
Simon Beaufoy, from the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup
    $800 26
From LBJ to this
    $800 18
A shiitake is one of these; "take" is Japanese for it
    $800 24
This person opens the day in the House of Representatives with a prayer
    $800 10
2-word term for fat bulges at the sides of the waist
    $1200 21
When you've used parentheses & brackets, it's time for these
    $1200 3
Joseph Mankiewicz, from the short story "The Wisdom of Eve"
    $1200 23
From FDR to this
    $1200 17
Does calling these veggies petits pois make them any tastier?
    $1200 14
Between the first thread of light & actual sunrise, Muslims pray for the first of this many times each day
    $1200 9
Phyllis York, co-founder of this no-nonsense therapy, said, "We had... rotten kids; now they're wonderful"
    $1600 19
An arrow with a dot at the non-pointed end indicates this, also a male first name
    DD: $5,400 4
William Goldman, from the book by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
    $1600 22
From WJC to this
    $1600 12
For a well-done filet mignon, do this "insect" cooking term that means to cut down the center almost completely
    $1600 15
The Passover service includes a prayer for tal, this type of moisture; once the rainy season ends in Israel, it is extra precious
    $1600 7
It's an old name for the tomato
    $2000 20
This extreme symbol indicates a square root; when used with a raised 3, a cube root
    $2000 5
James L. Brooks, from the novel by Larry McMurtry
    DD: $5,500 25
From RWR to this
    $2000 13
You can make your panini with this Italian bread whose name comes from the Latin for "hearth"
    $2000 16
Legend says this German artist's 1508 drawing of "Praying Hands" was inspired by his own brother
    $2000 8
As there's no "beautifulest", you can use this word that Edward Fitzgerald paired with "the best"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Charlie Jen Matt
$8,100 $15,400 $15,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1950 the Swedish Academy said this Nobel Prize winner "is a regional writer" but called "his regionalism universal"

Final scores:

Charlie Jen Matt
$16,200 $30,800 $0
2nd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Charlie Jen Matt
$9,800 $13,800 $15,400
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
20 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $39,000

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Game tape date: 2023-10-17
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