Show #9074 - Thursday, April 4, 2024

2024 Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament semifinal game 3.


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Victoria Groce, a writer and television personality from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sam Buttrey, a bon vivant and man about town from Pacific Grove, California

Matt Jackson, a grad student in computer science and public policy originally from Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 24
One of this Swiss city's most famous landmarks is a bear pit that displays live specimens; the original pit dates to 1513
    $200 30
Fittingly, these teeth used to grind food take their name from the Latin for "millstone"
    $200 28
A layer of paint
a score of 7-7
    $200 27
The steelhead, a variety of the rainbow type of this fish, can reach a weight of 55 pounds
    $200 29
Frankie Valli, of course, is a character in this musical about the Four Seasons
    $200 21
This group of folks living in proximity without "unity"
    $400 22
Once this capital's largest temple, the Olympieion, or temple of the Olympian Zeus, took nearly 7 centuries to build
    $400 23
From Greek for "snail", it's a tube in the inner ear that's coiled like a snail's shell
    $400 4
Mr. Harrelson
& an insect sound associated with titillating news
    $400 26
Using modified oil barrels as instruments, steel bands of Trinidad are particularly associated with this pre-Lent celebration
    $400 25
In 2004 Michael McKean donned a dress to play Edna Turnblad in this show
    $400 20
This term for the column here without another instrument--the lute
    $600 9
This nation's capital, Ljubljana, was destroyed by Attila the Hun in the 5th century but eventually rebuilt 700 years later
    $600 7
The name of these neck veins goes back to Latin words for throat & yoke
    $600 3
Food word for "bonkers"
makes a swift escape
    $600 12
In 1983 this 7-foot wrestler defeated Big John Studd in a thrilling steel cage match in the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland
    $600 17
The name of this "Wicked" character comes from the initials of "The Wizard of Oz" author
    $600 15
This word without "once", but I do not think it means what you think it means
    $800 8
This capital founded by Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson in 874 is heated by water piped in from nearby hot springs
    $800 6
From the Greek word for "kidney", these units, about a million per kidney, filter waste from the blood
    $800 1
A master teacher of the lotus position
a double talk term for a toddler injury
    $800 5
Using an old steel saw in 1837, he created one of the 1st successful steel plows & his company was soon making 1,000 plows a year
    $800 13
She's the faded glamour cat who sings "Memory" in "Cats"
    DD: $2,600 18
You can't spell this word meaning to belittle without "spar"
    $1000 11
This city on the Danube that became a national capital in 1993 lies near Austria & Hungary & once served as Hungary's capital
    $1000 10
Used when sitting cross-legged, this longest muscle derives its name from Latin for "tailor", as tailors often sat that way
    $1000 2
An umpire's call
an inlet of a sea
    $1000 14
Charles M. Schwab was the 1st pres. of this Pennsylvania-based steel corp. founded in 1904 & one of the world's largest in its time
    $1000 16
In the eyes of Don Quixote, peasant girl Aldonza becomes this lovely lady, whom he has sought & dreamed of
    $1000 19
This word for a tract or canal in your digestive system without "lime"

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

Matt Sam Victoria
$2,200 $2,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Sam Victoria
$4,800 $3,800 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: That letter pair will appear in each correct response but not at the beginning.)
    $400 27
In a memorandum to his fleet off Cádiz in 1805, he wrote, "Nothing is sure in a sea fight"
    $400 25
A book of timetables for railways & steamers helped the protagonist make his less-than-3-month journey in this 1873 novel
    $400 28
Dating from the first century, the tower of this mythical strongman in Spain is said to be the oldest working lighthouse
    $400 26
This famed Western landscape photographer wrote a 1947 essay for the Encyclopedia Britannica on "Photographic Art"
    $400 29
Billy Bob Thornton does his best James Carville in this 1998 film that fictionalized the first Clinton campaign
    $400 30
What we Yanks call a cookie, the Brits call this
    $800 9
In Cairo in 1978 he said, "Peace is much more precious than a piece of land"
    $800 24
Elmore Leonard sold his 1953 short story "Three-Ten to" this city to Dime Western Magazine
    DD: $9,000 19
The Lanterna of this Italian port is the Mediterranean's tallest lighthouse; Antonio Columbo was a keeper in 1449 of the first ones there
    $800 18
The authenticity of Robert Capa's "Falling Soldier", showing a loyalist in 1936 at the start of this war, has been questioned
    $800 15
Fred Gwynne's final film appearance came as a frustrated judge in this 1992 comedy
    $800 23
In 1882 Robert Koch discovered a germ that ended the debate of whether this disease that claimed the life of Chopin is hereditary
    $1200 5
In a 1790 speech in Dublin, John Curran said the price of liberty is "eternal" this
    DD: $5,400 2
This title train was filled with children "all in their pajamas and nightgowns" as it "raced northward"
    $1200 3
The Bell Rock Lighthouse outside the Firth of Forth warns ships of navigation dangers in this sea
    $1200 11
Frank Powolny took a 1943 photo of this actress with the "million-dollar legs" & it became a top World War II pin-up poster
    $1200 14
Raul Julia & Anjelica Huston got a hand playing a loving couple in this 1991 flick
    $1200 22
In an episode called "The Implant", Teri Hatcher tells Jerry Seinfeld, "By the way, they're real & they're" this
    $1600 4
In an 1851 letter, Daniel Webster called this Boston building "the Cradle of American Liberty"
    $1600 1
A commuter named Rachel sees something suspicious in this Paula Hawkins psychological thriller
    $1600 6
Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island in this state's Ocean County was designed by future hero of Gettysburg George Meade
    $1600 10
The 1996 book "Down in the Garden" was a bestseller for this Australian-born photographer known for her baby pictures
    $1600 8
When time-traveling Bruce Willis is sent to the psychiatric ward in this 1995 movie, he meets Brad Pitt, who is really bananas
    $1600 21
Nov. 25, the date the British cleared out of New York City in 1783, was once a blowout holiday called this day
    $2000 13
In 1884 General Charles Gordon wrote that if help didn't come soon, "the town may fall", the town being this African city
    $2000 17
The theft of a fortune in gold in Victorian England is "The Great Train Robbery" by this late American thriller master
    $2000 7
Old Baldy, protecting the entrance to this river since 1817, is North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse
    $2000 12
Known for his black & white photos, he was a consultant for the film "Funny Face" & Fred Astaire's character was based on him
    $2000 16
Scriptwriter Quentin Tarantino first tried to get backing to make this 1993 Christian Slater film that Tony Scott ultimately made
    $2000 20
Fancy word from French meaning a glimpse or an outline

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Sam Victoria
$10,400 $16,000 $27,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

It was named for a nearby river that explorer Gabriel Moraga named for one of a religious grouping of 7

Final scores:

Matt Sam Victoria
$1 $27,001 $32,001
3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Sam Victoria
$10,400 $11,800 $17,000
16 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2024-02-27
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