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“JEOPARDY!” 5/18/18

BB:
THE SCHOOL YEAR
PLANT ILLNESSES
CROSSWORD CLUES “A”
HOME ROOM
SOCCER
PUTTING THE VICE IN VICE PRESIDENT

Claire ($3800) hits the DD in the $800 slot of The School Yr. & leads Larry by $1600 in this game & Steve by $2K. She tries to add $1.5K to her pot.

This PA college was founded in 1832, 31yrs before it served as a field hospital.

“What is Davidson?”…actually, it’s Gettysburg & they go to recess.

SOLE TS: $400 (Home Room)

CS:

Claire: $5.5K/Larry: $5K/Steve: $3,400

DJ!:
HAUTE FOR TEACHER
ISLANDS
WORDS FROM SWAHILI
THE LITERARY CHARACTER’S LAST NAME
ARE YOU THEIR GOD?
IT’S ME, MARGARET

Claire intercepts a VDD while on the $1200 Island; $2K of her $6300’s gambled on the following read by Sarah.

“Between Cuba & Puerto Rico you’ll find this politically-divided island that was named by Columbus, who landed there in 1492.”

“What is Hispaniola?”…si. Larry wipes off the last DD of the tourney during the $2K Haute for Teacher answer & his 13 large’s $700 larger than Claire’s bank; Steve’s in 3rd for $5800. Larry makes the move to wager $5K.

The Chambre Syndicale De La Haute Couture incl. Dior & the house founded by her, real name Gabrielle.

“Who is Coco Chanel?”- yeah, yeah.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (Islands)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3200 ($1200 & $2K Literary Character Last Names)
TOTAL DJ! LT: $5200

Pre-Final S:

Claire: $14,700/Larry: $20K (LOCK)/Steve: $9K

CORYAT SCORES TONIGHT:
Claire: $15,400
Larry: $17K

FINALE CORYAT SCORES:
Claire: $26,800
Larry: $32,800
Steve: $14K

FJ! #180: GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

230 miles long it defined a boundary between a colony founded by Quakers & one founded by Catholics.

STEVE: “What is the Ohio River?” ($4501) = $4,499 + $2,600 = $7,099
CLAIRE: “What is the Mason-Dixon Line” (SAME AS STEVE) = $19,201 + $1,400 = $20,601
LARRY: SAME AS CLAIRE + $11,799 = $31,799

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“JEOPARDY!” 5/17/18

BB:
WHAT A YEAR!
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
AUTO ABBREV.
HIP-HOP HOORAY!
U.S. GEOGRAPHY
DOUBLE THAT DOUBLE S!

In the $1K Book of the Bible is the first DD of this tourney final as discovered by Steve ($1200); Larry’s $800 in the hole. Steve bets half his early bank.

“The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the lord.”

“What is Beatitudes?”- no, it was Job.

HS:

Claire: $1,200/Larry: $200/Steve: $2K

ATTEMPTED LT: $2K
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2400
TOTAL LT: $4400

CS:

Claire: $2,600/Larry: $3K/Steve: $3,600

DJ!:
THE MONTH OF MAY
POP CULTURE TEACHERS
HEALTHY GREENS
LET’S GET SCIENC”E”
21st C. BESTSELLERS
WORDS THAT SHOULD RHYME

Right as she starts in the middle of 21st C. Bestsellers Claire unlocks DD #1 in the $1600 one for the 2nd clue of the rd. & wagers $2K of her $3800.

A nonfiction bestseller about death rituals around the world shared its title w/ this James Jones novel.

“What is Funeral Practices?”- oh no, it was really From Here to Eternity. Larry pockets his own DD when his instincts tell him to select the $1600 “E”; he’s sitting pretty w/ $11,800, which’s $7K over Steve & $10K ahead of Claire. Larry tries to bump his subtotal to a sweet $16K.

In physics it’s the ability of a deformed body to return to its original size & shape.

“What is elasticity?”…exactly.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1600 (Healthy Greens)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4K
TOTAL DJ! LT: $5600

Pre-Final S:

Claire: $9,400/Larry: $18,400/Steve: $5,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Claire: $11,400
Larry: $15,800
Steve: $5K

FJ! #179: SCHOOL SUPPLY WORDS

Adding P to a word for a chronic back condition gets you this synonym for graphite or pencil lead.

STEVE: “What is Pache?” ($3K) = $2,600
CLAIRE: “What pscoliosis?” ($8K) = $1,400
LARRY: “What is pain” (Correct: What is plumbago?) = $11,799

“JEOPARDY!” 5/16/18

BB:
FER SURE, IT’S THE VALLEY, DUDE
FAST FOOD
I HEAR VOICES
ALPHABETIC HOMOPHONES
ETIQUETTE
THOSE DARN ETRUSCANS

As they start on the bottom of Those Darn Etruscans Jake picks the DD right up the middle w/ a chance to double his thou; Larry’s 200 behind him & Katherine’s got the red version of Larry’s pointage.

The Etruscans mainly lived between the Arno River & this historic river farther south.

“What is the Po?”- no, the Tiber.

HS:

Larry: 3,600/Jake: 1,600/Katherine: 600

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 400 (Fer Sure, It’s the Valley, Dude)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 1800
TOTAL LT: 2200

CS:

Larry: 6,800/Jake: 3,400/Katherine: 2,800

DJ!:
CITY OF THE NOVEL
FLAGS
MOVIE QUOTES
SOCIOLOGY
EUROPEAN PAINTINGS
SORTA BEFORE & AFTER

Larry is the owner of DD #1 on the 1600 answer for Flags & still is in 1st w/ 8400 to Jake’s 5800 & Katherine’s 3200. The gamble from Larry will be 3K.

The flag of the United Nations has a map of the world framed by two of these.

“What are olive branches?”…& he’s welcomed w/ open arms to five figures. Two answers later is Katherine’s DD during the 1600 City of the Novel; from her 4800 she wagers two.

Fifty Shades of Grey & The Art of Racing in the Rain

“What is Rome?”…Kimber Lee is going to be disappointed w/ her because it was actually Seattle.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1200 (Sociology)

Pre-Final S:

Larry: 21,400/Jake: 12,600/Katherine: 9,200

CORYAT SCORES:
Larry: 20 large
Jake: 13,600
Katherine: 11,200

FJ! #178: MYTHOLOGY

Ulysses & Menelaus were among those who emerged from the “womb” of this called “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine”.

KATHERINE: “What is Athena?” (9K) = 200
JAKE: “What is Vesuvius?” (SAME AS KATHERINE) = 3,600
LARRY: “What is the Trojan Horse?” (4K) = 25,400

“JEOPARDY!” 5/15/18

BB:
I NEED A VACATION!
MUSIC
EDUCATIONAL ANAGRAMS
IT’S ONLY AN ALLUSION
MEN ON THE MOON
FROM “B” TO “Y”

HS:

Judy: -200/Rachel: 5K/Claire: 2,600

The 800 clue there has the DD for Claire (4200)? It’s Only An Allusion & she’s just 800 behind Rachel for the lead; Judy’s negative time is five times as worse. Claire risks 3K of her score.

The name of this duo Alice met in Through the Looking Glass referred to a pair so alike they’re near indistinguishable.

“Who are Tweedledee & Tweedledum?”- she’s NOT as foolish as either because she had the right response.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 800 (I Need a Vacation!)

CS:

Judy: 1,600/Rachel: 6,200/Claire: 10K

DJ!:
A VIDEO GAME MENAGERIE
WORLD CAPITALS
TRIPLE RHYME TIME
BIG MOUTH
MYSTERIES & THRILLERS
THE KING’S ENGLISH

Judy hits DD #1 in a 1600 square affiliated w/ The King’s English having exactly 2K; Claire just added 1200 since this rd. got underway.

The third English king of this name was the first born in England; the first two were born in lower Saxony.

“Who is Alfred?”…nope- George. All three DDs are among those 800/1600 clues tonight as Rachel (7800) claims the final one within World Capitals; Judy’s gotten her 2K back & Claire’s still on top at 13,200. 2.5K bet by Rachel.

You need to use two hyphens when spelling the name of this Caribbean capital founded in 1749.

“What is Port-Au-Prince?”- good on her.

DJ! LT: 8800

Pre-Final S:

Judy: 7,600/Rachel: 15,900/Claire: 16K

CORYAT SCORES:
Judy: 9,600
Rachel: 15K
Claire: 13,800

FJ! #177: U.N. LANGUAGES

Of the six official U.N. languages it’s the one that’s written in a cursive form only.

JUDY: “What is Arabic?” (DOUBLE) = 15,200
RACHEL: AGREED (10K) = 25,900
CLAIRE: SWEEP = 31,801

“JEOPARDY!” 5/14/18

BB:
SCHOOL OF ROCK
STAND & DELIVER
DEAD POETS’ SOCIETY
LEAN ON ME
GOODBYE MR. CHIP
BLACKBOARD JUMBLE

Hopefully Steve can Stand & Deliver on Alex’s hopes that he can get out of the early hole he’s in (-400) w/ the DD attached to the 600 clue there; Scott’s on the board w/ a positive 200 & Erika has nine times Scott’s pointage.

1930s southern governor who said “We have organized a society…with the motto ‘Every man a king'”.

“Who is (Huey) Long?”…& now he’s out of the red w/ 800.

HS:

Steve: 2,600/Scott: 400/Erika: 3,400

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1K (School of Rock)

CS:

Steve: 6,800/Scott: 1,800/Erika: 7K

DJ!:
SMALL COUNTRIES
LIFE SCIENCE MILESTONES
CHARACTERS IN BROADWAY MUSICALS
10-LETTER WORDS
SUPER CONDUCTORS
“ED”UCATION

The 1st of the DDs on this board isn’t tripped on until Scott’s choice of the 800 10-Letter Word in the last third of this rd.; he’s in last w/ 4200, 1/3 of leader Erika’s score. 3K wagered on this by Scott.

Portmanteau term for the rules that apply to how one communicates online.

Netiquette was the word he’s unable to say. First-placer Steve (14,400) hits DD #2 three selections later at the 1200 Super Conductor, leading Erika by 1800. Steve will wager 1.5K of that margin.

At a May 7, 1824 premiere Michael Umlauf wielded the baton but took his temp cues from this man.

“Who is Mozart?”…NOT the one- who was Beethoven?

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1200 (Life Science Milestones)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 9200
TOTAL DJ! LT: 10,400

Pre-Final S:

Steve: 14,900/Scott: 1,200/Erika: 12,600

MALE CORYATS:
Steve: 16K
Scott: 4,200

FJ! #176: CITIES IN LITERATURE

In Gone with the Wind Rhett Butler said this city named for a monarch “…is the South, only intensified”.

SCOTT: “What is Charlottesville? (ELIM.)
ERIKA: “What is Atlanta Savannah?” (10K) = 2,600
STEVE: “What is Atlanta Charlotte?” (Correct: What is Charleston?) = 4,599

“JEOPARDY!” 5/11/18

Ranjani Shesadri (Friendswood, TX): 10th & 11th grade English
Steve Mond (Midvale, UT): 9th & 10th grade math
Jake Allen (Eureka Springs, AR): K-12 gifted & talented

BB:
LET’S HAVE A GARAGE SALE
“V”ERBS
SHE DID IT!
ELEMENTARY
MY DEER
WHAT’S ON?

Steve’s off to an 800-pt. start as he claims the DD in the 400 She Did It! answer.

She won gold in track & field at the 1932 Summer Olympics & was the leading money winner in women’s golf 1948-51.

“Who is Babe Didrikson Zaharias?”…make it an 1800-pt. beginning for Steve.

HS:

Jake: 3,200/Steve: 2,800/Ranjani: -1,400

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1K (“V”)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 1400 (3rd & 4th What’s On clues)
TOTAL LT: 2400

CS:

Jake: 6,600/Steve: 5K/Ranjani: 2,800

DJ!:
FIELD TRIP
SHAKESPEARE’S PEOPLE
ODD WORDS
THE STARS
YOUR 1990s HIT PARADE
OLD SCHOOL

Three answers into this rd. & on Shakespeare’s People DD #1 is in Ranjani’s hands & of her 4K wagers half.

He calls himself “…his moorship’s ancient”.

“Who is Iago?”…yes & she runs that category. She sees DD #2 in The Stars for 1600 & is in front of the men 13,600 to Jake’s 9400 & Steve’s 7400. Another 2K attempt.

This constellation known as “the chained lady” contains the nearest spiral galaxy to our own.

“What is Andromeda?”…that’s the name.

ATTEMPTED LT: 4K
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 1200 (Odd Words)
TOTAL DJ! LT: 5200

Pre-Final S:

Jake: 18,200/Steve: 10,600/Ranjani: 12K

CORYAT SCORES:
Steve: 10K
Ranjani: 10,800

FJ! #175: U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY

President Madison was created w/ the 1st of these 2-word actions; he DIDN’T sign an 1812 bill after Congress had adjourned.

STEVE: “What is a pocket veto?” (6K) = 16,600
RANJANI: “WHAT executive privilege” (2/3) = 4K
JAKE: “What is executi presidential veto” (2K) = 16,200

“JEOPARDY!” 5/10/18

Katherine Saxby (Alameda): HS English & French
Indi Ekanayake (SEA): 8th grade science
Beth Binder (Ft. Collins): 6th grade

BB:
HOBBIES & PASTIMES
GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS
SHALL WE “DANCE”?
TITLES MADE METRIC
ALL EYES
ON YOU

HS:

Beth: 3,200/Indi: 1,600/Katherine: 2,400

When Alex has gone back to the podium Katherine hits that DD inside the 800 Great American Novel & gambles for a grand.

This Dreiser novel lived up to its title- Clyde died in the electric chair for murdering his pregnant girlfriend.

“What is An American Tragedy?”…pleasant response for her, though.

ATTEMPTED LT: 2K
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2K
TOTAL LT: 4K

CS:

Beth: 5,600/Indi: 3,400/Katherine: 3,800

DJ!:
AN APPELLATION FOR THE TEACHER
TV: WHO PLAYED ‘EM?
ASIAN GEOGRAPHY
RHETORICAL DEVICES
QUOTES ABOUT MUSIC
FAST COMPANY

There’s DD #1 in the 2K Asian Geography box for Indi (5K), who trails Beth by 600 for the lead & Katherine’s gone backwards to 2600. He will put 1/2 his pts. on the line for the next answer.

A large region of Turkey also known as Asia Minor is called this from the Greek for “east”.

Can’t get Anatolia. He retrieves DD #2 behind the 1200 An Appellation for the Teacher spot & stands in last w/ 2900, a hundred away from being the R-U; Beth’s a bit uncatchable w/ 7600. Indi makes that 2K wager.

A Yorkshireman, Alcuin was “schoolmistress to France” & taught this first Holy Roman emperor.

“Uh, who is Augustus?”…sorry, man– who was Charlemagne?

ATTEMPTED LT: 6K
UNATTEMPTED LT: 10K
TOTAL DJ! LT: 16K

Pre-Final S:

Beth: 6,800/Indi: 2.5K/Katherine: 7K

CORYAT SCORES:
Indi: 7K
Katherine: 6,800

FJ! #174: WOMEN WRITERS

On her 2012 passing this OSCAR nom was described as “an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold” (but funnier).

INDI: BLANKED (2K) = 500
BETH: “Who was Fannie Flagg?” (4K) = 2,800
KATHERINE: “Who is Nora Ephron” = 13,601