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“JEOPARDY!” 5/17/19

BB:
MVP! MVP!
AND A BOOK
FILL IN THE STATE
SOMETIMES CAPITALIZED
THE 2010s
NOT THE MAMA!

HS:

Conor: $3,600/Francois: $2,600/Sara: $1,400

And a Book ends this rd. of play w/ that DD left for Francois ($6K), who’s ahead tonight by $200 over Conor; Sara’s in 3rd w/ $4200. Francois goes w/ the face value of this next clue.

His 1913 novel Sons and Lovers was daring but NOT banned like a later work.

“Who is D.H. Lawrence?”…correct.

PR

DJ!:
V.I.P.! V.I.P.!
ART: THE LAST 150YRS.
FIRE & ICE
GET “SET”
THE WAR ON BACTERIA
CELEBS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Sara ($8600) gets the treatment of DD #1 for the $2K V.I.P.! V.I.P.! answer; Conor’s in 2nd for this game w/ $9K & Francois is still on top here at $9800. She wagers three.

Three North American bodies of water, a strait, a bay & a river, are named for this English captain last seen in 1611.

“Who is Hudson?”…she’s currently in the lead for tonight. As luck would have it all of tonight’s DDs were at the very bottom of some categories; in this case for Francois ($13K) the last one goes w/ Fire & Ice. He is $400 ahead of Conor & $600 up on Sara. Half of the two grand face value’s risked by Francois.

The patron saint of Mediterranean sailors gave his name to this phenomenon seen on the masts of ships in stormy weather.

“What is St. Elmo’s Fire?”…wish this gentleman had bet more.

DJ! LT: $2K

Pre-Final S Tonight:

Conor: $13,400/Francois: $21,200/Sara: $14,800

G2 CORYAT SCORES:
Francois: $22,200
Sara: $13,800

TOURNEY FINALE CORYAT SCORES:
Conor: $22,400
Francois: $41K
Sara: $20,600

FJ! #178: PHOTO SHARING (that Alexa device read the clue)

Publishing its 1st photo in 1889, today it has more than 4B likes & 100M followers on Instagram.

CONOR: “What is National Geographic?” ($13K) + $5600 = $32K
SARA: “What is the National Geographic?” ($0) + $4800 = $19,600
FRANCOIS “What is National Geog.?” (SAME AS SARA) + $20,400 = $41,600

“JEOPARDY!” 5/16/19

BB:
THE ACCESSORIZED TEACHER
CROSSWORD CLUES “L”
DANCING BACK TO DISCO
PLANTS & FLOWERS
TEXT
BOOKS

Conor ($2400) finds the TDD assigned to the $800 Crossword Clue “L”; Sara ($1K) & Francois ($600) follow.

Fungi & algae combo (6)

No clue on lichen. 

HS:

Conor & Francois: $1,600 EACH/Sara: $2,200

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $600 (Books)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1K (same category)

CS:

Conor: $2,200/Francois: $7,200/Sara: $2,800

BB:
GRITTY
EUROPEAN HISTORY
“NEW” ENTERTAINMENT
PEOPLE ON THE MAP
BIBLE TRANSLATION
ADD A VOWEL

Conor ($4200) locates the $1600 People on the Map to get DD #1; he’s trailing current leader Francois by $3400. Conor bets two.

The Karen Neighborhood of Nairobi was once the home of this author.

Conor re-blanks; he was Isak Dinesen. Taking out DD #2 is Francois ($10K) in the $1600 European History hole; Sara’s in 2nd w/ $3600 but only by $200 ahead of Conor. Francois wagers the $2K as well.

This extreme right-wing ideology big in 1930s & ’40s Europe got its name from a Roman bundle of wooden rods.

“What is fascism?”…exactly correct.

ATTEMPTED LT: $4K
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $2K (Gritty)
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6K

Pre-Final Scores Tonight:

Conor: $4,600/Francois: $18,800/Sara: $6,800

MEN CORYATS:
Conor: $9K
Francois: $18,400

FJ! #176: 20th C. BESTSELLING AUTHORS

He once said “In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from”.

CONOR: “Who is (Alex) Haley??” ($1K) = $5,600
SARA: NO ONE ($2K) = $4,800
FRANCOIS: SAME AS CONOR ($1600) = $20,400

“JEOPARDY!” 5/15/19

BB:
RECENT POLITICS
MORE THAN 1 MEANING
FOOD STUFF
GEOGRAPHIC SEVENS
AS DESCRIBED IN THE PATENT
TEACHERS IN SONG

Just before the 1st TO Dave (200) selects the DD to end the clues under As Described in the Patent; Matthew (3800) is on top w/ Conor (2400) in 2nd.

1893: “Automatically engaging or disengaging an entire series of clasps by a single continuous movement.”

“What is a zipper?”…no reason to zip his lip on that.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 800 (More Than 1 Meaning)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 400 (Geographic Sevens)

CS:

Conor: 5K/Dave: 4,800/Matthew: 5,200

DJ!:
ANCIENT BATTLES
CLASSIC FOREIGN FILMS
WOMEN AUTHORS
STUDYING FOR THE REST
ADD SOME CONSONANTS
MATH, TEACHERS

We start w/ a TS on the middle Classic Foreign Films clue & Dave (3600) then picks DD #1 back off its 1600 answer; he makes it a Trubie.

In Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal” a disillusioned knight played a game of chess w/ this opponent.

“Who is The Grim Reaper or Death?”…yeah indeed. Conor (7800) is the claimer of DD #2 inside the 1200 Ancient Battle; Dave is at an even 10 large & Matthew’s 1K behind Conor for 2nd. Conor wagers 3.5K so he could bump Matthew out of 1st.

Horses were terrified of these war beasts which routed Roman cavalry at the 280 B.C. Battle of Heraclea.

“What are elephants?”…yeah to go to 1st. Being censored by those Beeps of Time are the 400, 800 & 2K Women Authors.

ATTEMPTED LT: 2400
UNATTEMPTED LT: 9200
TOTAL DJ! LT: 11,600

Pre-Final S:

Conor: 12.5K/Dave: 15,200/Matthew: 9,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Conor: 10,200
Dave: 13,200

FJ! #176: RUSSIAN COMPOSERS (that amazon Alexa was told to dim the lights before that think music began)

A 1913 piece by him was conceived of as the symphonic equivalent of a pagan ritual to be titled “Great Sacrifice”.

MATTHEW: “Who is Tchikovsky?” (300) = 9,300
CONOR: “Who is Stravinsky?” (6,701) = 19,201
DAVE: “WHO RACHMANIOFF” = 5,399

“JEOPARDY!” 5/14/19

BB (that amazon Alexa did the J! Rd. category readout again):
IT HAPPENED IN MAY
IDIOMS AROUND THE HOUSE
“SNL” ALUMNI
GAME OF THORNS
TIME FOR GYM
CANADIANA

HS:

Benjamin: 1,600/Francois: 2K/Julia: 2,600

It Happened in May is the subject of the TDD clue this rd. & it’s behind the 600 number for Benjamin (3200); Julia’s in 2nd w/ 4400 & Francois is ahead of the two w/ 5600.

These criminals known for robbery & violence were shot dead on May 23, 1934.

“Who are Bonnie & Clyde?” were those two.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1K (“SNL” alumni)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 1K (Game of Thorns)

CS:

Benjamin: 6,400/Francois: 5,600/Julia: 6,200

DJ!:
A PLACE ON THE LAKE
NON-POLITICAL PRESIDENTS
POETS & POETRY
THE MORE “C”OMMON WORD
LET’S PUT ON A MUSICAL
TICK…TICK…BOOM!

Francois (10,400) selects the 1600 “C” to receive DD #1 & wagers two.

Ectothermic

“What is cold?”…not enough- the term’s cold-blooded. Later he (8600) finds A (1600) Place on the Lake & is currently a close 2nd to Julia (9400); back to 5200 went Benjamin. This time if Francois responds right to this 2K answer he’ll be back in the lead.

Abu Simbel’s on the shore of this body of water that DIDN’T exist before 1970.

“What is Lake Nasser?”…good for Francois. The middle three Tick…Tick…Boom! clues are diffused because time has run out this rd.

ATTEMPTED LT: 4400
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 2K (“C”)
TOTAL DJ! LT: 6400

Pre-Final S:

Benjamin: 8K/Francois: 16,600/Julia: 9,400

MALE CORYATS:
Benjamin: 5,400
Francois: 18,200

FJ! #175: AMERICAN WOMEN

In 2006 Arizona St. Univ. renamed its college of law in honor of this history-making woman & longtime AZ resident.

BENJAMIN: “Who is (Janet) Reno?” (7995) = 5
JULIA: “Who is O’Conner?” (9397) = 18,797
FRANCOIS: “Who is Sandra Day O’Connor” = 18,801

“JEOPARDY!” 5/13/19

BB:
3 OF A KIND
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
PARTS OF SPEECH
BIOGRAPHY SUBJECTS
SHOW
TELL

Sarah (400) chooses the 600 Biography Subject; Trevor’s in the middle w/ 600 & Joe’s the early leader w/ 800.

Peter Guralnick’s book about The Rise of Elvis Presley was aptly titled Last Train to this city.

“What is Memphis?”…that’ll bring good music to her ears.

HS:

Joe: 1,200/Trevor: 2,400/Sara: 1,800

ATTEMPTED LT: 1200
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2600
TOTAL LT: 3800

CS:

Joe: 1,800/Trevor: 5,800/Sara: 4,800

DJ!:
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
ALMOST RHYMES W/ ORANGE
NOBEL PEACE PRIZES
THING + BODY PART = CONDITION
COLORFUL SHAKESPEARE
FILM IN THE BLANK

We don’t see DD #1 until Trevor (9800) picks the 1600 Colorful Shakespeare; Sara’s now in 1st w/ 12,800 & Joe’s still in last this game w/ 3K. Trevor gambles two.

At the end of a major battle in this play the future Henry VIII declared “We will unite the white rose and the red”.

King Lear was all he could think of when he was actually Richard III. Joe is the taker of a TDD atop the 1200 Nobel Peace Prize (3400); Trevor’s made it back to 9800.

The declaration of the rights of the child was a pivotal achievement for this organization.

“What is UNICEF?”…yes it is to definitely keep him around for Final J! this evening.

ATTEMPTED LT: 4800
UNATTEMPTED LT: 3200
TOTAL DJ! LT: 8K

Pre-Final S:

Joe: 6,800/Trevor: 10,600/Sara: 14,400

CORYAT SCORES:
Joe: 4,600
Trevor: 12,600
Sara: 14K

FJ! #174: AMERICANA

John & Priscilla Alden lie in the USA’s oldest maintained cemetery which like a poem about the couple was named for this person.

JOE: “Who is Poe??” (1401) = 5,399
TREVOR: “Who is Arlington?” (10.5K) = 100
SARA: “Who is Mary?” (Correct: Who was Myles Standish?) = 7,599

“JEOPARDY!” 5/10/19

Ellie Walsh (NSH): HS world history & U.S. government
Benjamin Schwartz (Stamford): MS English teacher
Dave Roswell (Cheyenne, WY): HS art 

BB:
THE PARENT COMPANY
NATURAL LANDMARKS
2-WORD ALLITERATION
HEY, YOU!
HALL PASS
IT’S NOT RHESUS

HS:

Dave: 600/Benjamin: 2K/Ellie: 1,600

Benjamin (4200) takes the 1K Hall Pass & gets the DD out of it; he slimly leads Ellie by Dave’s last-place score of 400. Benjamin takes the thou.

Praise the lord! The Fisk Jubilee singers & the Mighty Clouds of Joy are members of this hall of fame.

“What is the Gospel Hall of Fame?”…he’s right.

TECH. TS: 800 (It’s Not Rhesus)
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS:
400 (Natural Landmarks)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2800
TOTAL LT: 4K

CS:

Dave: 1,800/Benjamin: 5,800/Ellie: 3,200

DJ!:
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
WORLD OF LIT
COMPUTERS
BEATLES SONGS BY LYRIC
TRYING TIMES
“O-U” WORDS

Benjamin (9K) rides The Underground Railroad for 800 & DD #1 as Dave’s gone the other route, down to 600. Benjamin risks all his pts. on this:

“The Drinking Gourd” was this group of stars that helped runaways find the North Star in the night sky.

“What is The Big Dipper?”…that wager paid off. In some Trying Times at the 1200 mark Dave (5K) steals DD #2 while Benjamin’s slid a bit to 17,200 & Ellie’s holding in there at 6800. Dave risks a couple thou.

In 1735 John Peter Zenger was acquitted of this using the argument that printing the truth WASN’T illegal.

“What is heresy?”…not the term- what is libel?

ATTEMPTED LT: 2800
UNATTEMPTED LT: 6800
TOTAL DJ! LT: 9600

Pre-Final S:

Dave: 6,200/Benjamin: 22K/Ellie: 8,800

MALE CORYATS:
Dave: 8,200
Benjamin: 13,800

FJ! #173: U.S. STATES

This state entered the Union in 1820 after separating from another state that began w/ the same two letters.

DAVE: “WHAT IS MAINE?” (6100) = 12,300
ELLIE: “What is Minnesota?” (8,799) = 1
BENJAMIN:  SAME AS DAVE = 22,001

“JEOPARDY!” 5/9/19

Conor Quinn (Albany): HS world history
Melissa Okey (Panorama City, CA): ES resource
Sara DelVillano (Lanham, MD): MS instrumental music

BB:
EVERY ANIMAL HAS ITS DAY
FROM AN “A” TO AN “F”
SOCIAL STUDIES
TERMS FROM SPORTS
STATE CAPITAL NICKNAMES
AN APP FOR TEACHER

HS:

Sara: 3K/Melissa: 2,200/Conor: 1,600

Sara (5400) saves that DD to last for the final State Capital Nickname; Melissa’s in 3rd w/ 3K & Conor’s the R-U w/ 3600. This is for 2K.

“The cradle of the Confederacy” & “The birthplace of civil rights”

“Where is Richmond?”…no matter which one she thought it’s NOT that- where is Montgomery, AL?

ATTEMPTED LT: 1600
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 1K (Every Animal Has its Day)
TOTAL LT: 2600

DJ!:
TAURUS TYPES
ALPHABETICALLY SECOND
THINGS TO DO OUTDOORS
LITERARY CHARACTERS
COUNTRIES’ MUSIC
FILM TEACHERS

Sarah (7K) delves into the 1600 Countries’ Music clue for DD #1 this rd. & is 200 up on Conor; turns out Melissa just dropped to 200. This is to welcome Sarah to 10K land.

Jaiva, or township jive, is native to this country.

“What is Indonesia?”…incorrect- where is South Africa? For the 2nd straight rd. Sarah (11,600) concludes a rd. of competition w/ a DD this time at the end of Taurus Types, followed by Conor (9600) & Melissa (5400). This answer’s going for face value.

Those born under the sign of Taurus are devoted like this woman, Gertrude Stein’s partner & “autobiography” subject.

She zeroes out of Alice B. Toklas.

ATTEMPTED LT: 2400
UNATTEMPTED LT: 4K
TOTAL DJ! LT: 6400
SARAH’S CORYAT: 16,600

FJ! #172: THE COLD WAR

The Cold War became entrenched in the mid-’50s after the formation of these two rival military alliances.

MELISSA: “What NATO & USSR? (4600) = 800
CONOR: “What are NATO and Warsaw Pact” (8K) = 17,600
SARAH: “What are the US + USSR?” (1201) = 8,399