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“JEOPARDY!” 11/15/19

BB:
THE NIFTY ’50s
MOUNTAINS OF ASIA
WHAT’S BEING MEASURED?
SNAILS
SITCOMS
ALL “STAR”s

James ($2600) has found himself in another TDD situation because of the $1K clue about The Nifty ’50s; Emma’s standing at $2200.

Eating out became easier w/ the introduction of this 1st multipurpose charge card in ’50.

“What is Diner’s Club?”…ding.

HS:

James: $6K/Emma: $4,800

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (What’s Being Measured?)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Snails)

CS:

Francois: $1,200/James: $8,800/Emma: $6,600

DJ!:
FEMALE FIRSTS
JIM CLASS
CLASSIC AMERICAN PLAYS
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
“R”CHITECTURE
MOVIE FOREIGN CITIES

On the $800 Female First Emma ($8600) has a much-needed TDD come up as James has nearly doubled his J! Rd. score for the night to $16K.

Kathryn Bigelow became OSCAR’s 1st female Best Director for this film w/ only one named female character.

“What is ‘The Hurt Locker’?”…is right. James ($19,200) captures DD #2 buried in the $1600 “R”chitecture; he’s $400 behind Emma in G2. This is for $8615.

As a style it was early 19th C. British; as a building it’s the Atlanta Hyatt that began the Hotel Atrium era.

“What is Georgian?” won’t quality- it’s Regency.

ATTEMPTED LT: $3600 (bottom two Movie Foreign Cities)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $2K (“R”chitecture)
TOTAL DJ! LT: $5600

Pre-Final S:

Francois: $1,600/James: $17,785/Emma: $21,600

CORYAT SCORES TONIGHT:
James: $24,800
Emma: $13,800

TOURNAMENT FINALE CORYATS:
Francois: $9,400
James: $47,200
Emma: $34,800

FJ! #50: INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES

A dispute over Etorofu, Habomai, Kunashiri & Shikotan has kept these two countries from ever signing a WWII peace treaty.

FRANCOIS: “What are Japan and Russia?” (DOUBLE) + $1,800 = $5K
EMMA: AGREED ($17K) + $26,400 = $65K
JAMES: DITTO ($9812) + $49,326 = $76,923

“JEOPARDY!” 11/14/19

BB:
A WRITER’S LIFE FOR ME
SYNONYMS FOR BLACK
THE NEW NEWS
TRANSPORTATION TERMS
BRITISH HISTORY
MOVIE MONSTERS

James ($3K) ISN’T at his usual podium but gets to the TDD early on the $800 Block of A Writer’s Life for Me.

Echoing the title character of a book by his great uncle he assumed the surname Melmoth after leaving prison in 1897.

“Uh, who is Dumas?”…uh-uh- he was Oscar Wilde.

HS:

Francois: $0/James: $5K/Emma: $1,800

LT: $2200

CS:

Francois: $1K/James: $7,400/Emma: $3,200

DJ!:
HOUSE PAINTING
LAWYERS, LAW & LEGALITY
PHYSICS
TONY-WINNING ROLES
BEASTLY NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
TEEN-LETTER WORDS

TDD #2 awaits James ($10,600) in the center of the Beastly North American Geography answers; Emma’s in 2nd w/ $4800.

This river’s the largest tributary of the Columbia which it joins near Pasco, WA.

“What is the Snake?”…James has struck again. He’s ($24,800) found all three DDs in this game, the last coming behind the $1200 Lawyers, Law & Legality clue; Emma’s a distant 2nd w/ six large & Francois’ $200 in the hole. James has returned to the $9812 wager.

At the Scopes trial this politician said he’d seen nothing to accept the word of scientists against the inspired word of god.

“Who is William Jennings Bryan?”…boom.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (Physics)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Lawyers, Law & Legality)

Pre-Final S:

Francois: $7,800/James: $37,412/Emma: $13,200
JAMES’ CORYAT OF THE NIGHT: $22,400

FJ! #49: OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS

By Hebrew word count the longest book bears this name that led to a word for a long complaint or rant.

FRANCOIS: “What is Ruth?” ($6K) = $1,800
EMMA: “What is Jeremiah?” (DOUBLE) = $26,400
JAMES: HE & EMMA THOUGHT ALIKE ($11914) = $49,326

“JEOPARDY!” 11/13/19

BB:
EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE
MED. ABBREV.
U.N. INTERNATIONAL YRS.
OFFICIAL STATE STUFF
BESTSELLING BOOKS
THE “O_ED”

Near halftime Lindsey (2K) picks the TDD underneath the 600 U.N. International Yrs. clue & is 1K behind early leader Francois; Gilbert’s only 400 off Francois’ pace.

2013 was the staple of this staple Andean crop which the U.N. hopes can help eradicate world hunger.

“What is quinoa?”…also the name of a Mexican restaurant, yes.

HS:

Francois: 3,800/Gilbert: 2,600/Lindsey: 4,400

ATTEMPTED LT: 1K
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 1K (Bestselling Books)
TOTAL LT: 2K

CS:

Francois: 5,200/Gilbert: 4,200/Lindsey: 6,400

DJ!:
THE MOVIES
TROPIC OF CAPRICORN
HER FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL
FAMOUS AMERICANS
SOCIOLOGY
WORD-POURRI

Only four picks into this rd. does Lindsey (9600) knock on DD #1 for the 1200 Famous American; her margin over 2nd-place Gilbert’s 4200. She wagers three.

During the Blitz Edward R. Murrow borrowed this 5-word phrase from Londoners who weren’t sure they would survive the evening.

“What is ‘Keep calm and carry on’?”…not it- it was “Good night and good luck”. Later Francois has the 9600 & DD #2 off the 2K Tropic of Capricorn clue; he’s 5800 behind Lindsey. To add 8K & move in front:

Four countries lie completely south of the Tropic: New Zealand, Eswatini, Lesotho & this one in South America.

“What is Uruguay?”…pinpointed that one.

SOLE DJ! TS: 2K (Her First Published Novel)

Pre-Final S:

Francois: 22K/Gilbert: 12,600/Lindsey: 17,400

CORYAT SCORES:
Lindsey: 19K
Francois: 16K

FJ! #48: ITALIAN INVENTORS

In a 1644 letter he wrote “We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of air” which is what his invention measures.

GILBERT: “Who is (Jean) Bernoulli?” (NIL)
LINDSEY: “Who is (Amedeo) Avogradro?” (4601) = 12,799
FRANCOIS: “Who is (Evangelista) Torricelli?” = 34,801

“JEOPARDY!” 11/12/19

BB:
HAIL, CAESAR!
WORLD CAPITAL AIRPORTS
PLACES TO LIVE
MAMMALS
FANTASY FOOTBALL
“X”s & “O”s

James has once again found a DD to begin a rd., this one in the 1K World Capital Airport.

Carthage International Airport

“What is Tunis?…in Tunisia, that’s it.

HS:

James: 6,400/Steven: 3K/Rachel: 1,400

SOLE TS: 400 (Hail, Caesar!)

CS:

James: 9K/Steven: 4,600/Rachel: 3,200

DJ!:
NAVAL GAZING
VISIONARIES
COMMUNICATION
HOW’S YOUR LATIN VOCABULARY?
NOVELS BY CHARACTERS
DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS

What’s going on here? Yet another rd. leads off w/ a TDD, the 1600 How’s Your Latin Vocabulary? answer & it goes to Rachel.

Someone deeply respected due to their serious nature has a lot of this 8-letter Latin term.

“What is gravitas?”…good. James (14,200) holes out DD #2 in Visionaries as Steven’s dropped to 2600. The wager James comes up w/ is 9066.

In 312 before the Battle of Milvian Bridge this man had a dramatic vision of a cross of light & went on to win the battle.

“Who is Constantine?”…will positively jack his score.

DJ! LT: 9600

Pre-Final S:

James: 30,466 (LOCK)/Steven: 11,400/Rachel: 7,200

CORYAT SCORES:
James: 22,600
Rachel: 5,600

FJ! #47: U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS

In 2018 Forbes said this “belt’s demographic delight is…” this other “…belt’s demographic dilemma”.

RACHEL: “What are the Green + Rust Belts?” (ZIPPO)
STEVEN: “What is Thanks for having me back!” (DITTO)
JAMES: “WHAT ARE BIBLE & RUST?” (The other belt: Sun) = 30,156

“JEOPARDY!” 11/11/19

BB:
REAL NAMES ON THE MARQUIS
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
WHAT’S HER SPORT?
FLAGS
THE KING JAMES BIBLE SAYETH…
WORDS THAT USE ALL 5 VOWELS

On the 600 Flag Kyle (1800) goes for a TDD early; Emma’s the other semifinalist on the board so far tonight w/ 800.

The diamond shape on its flag references the fact that it was the only diamond-producing U.S. state.

“What is West Virginia?”…no, it was WV.

HS:

Emma: 1K/Dhruv: -1,200/Kyle: 3,600

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1K (Flags)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 3200
TOTAL LT: 4200

CS:

Emma: 3,200/Dhruv: 0/Kyle: 4,600

DJ!:
NON COMPOSE MENTIS
MATH GUYS
A GENERIC TITLE
EXPRESSIONS & IDIOMS
TRUE STORY
“D.M.” ME

Dhruv goes right into DD #1 by taking on the 1600 Math Guy.

The subject of a ’01 film, this mathematician won a 1994 Nobel Prize in economics.

“Who is Friedman?” wasn’t it- he was John Nash. Behind the 800 Generic Title for Kyle (6200) is DD #2 & should he make it a Trubie & respond right he’ll be tied for 1st w/ Emma; Dhruv’s back on the negative side w/ -800. Kyle’s going for it.

It’s a sequence, it’s a genre, it’s a podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig.

“What is ‘Serial’?”…right.

ATTEMPTED LT: 2800
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2800
TOTAL DJ! LT: 5600

Pre-Final S:

Emma: 19,200/Dhruv: 2K/Kyle: 14,800

MALE CORYATS:
Dhruv: 4K
Kyle: 11,200

FJ! #46: FAMOUS PHRASES

In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 expose of poverty in NYC slums these three words followed “How the”.

DHRUV: “What is We ♥ You, Alex!” (1995) = 5
KYLE: “What is Other Half lives?” (4401) = 19,201
EMMA: SAME AS KYLE = 29,601

“JEOPARDY!” 11/8/19

BB:
ORGANIZATIONS
NEWER WORDS & PHRASES
MISCELLANY
SETTING THE SCENE IN SHAKESPEARE
NOVEMBER DATEBOOK
SINGLE-NAMED CELEBS

Steven’s Setting the Scene in Shakespeare & maybe this game too as he sweeps the category. Francois (2600) finds the DD on the 1K November Notebook page & is 1600 behind Steven; Ryan’s 600 in the hole. Here would be the 2.5K clue for Francois.

On Nov. 9, 1908 a tradition began as hotel guest Archie Bailey ordered 25 of these to put in the rooms.

“What are Gideon bibles?”…correct for the early lead just before they go to recess.

TECH. TS: 400 (Organizations)
UNATTEMPTED TS: 800 (same topic)

CS:

Ryan: 1K/Steven: 8,400/Francois: 7,100

DJ!:
CLASSIC ROCK GUITARISTS
BODIES OF WATER
STAMPS
TOUGH CROSSWORD CLUES
BLACK HOLES
REVELATIONS

Ryan (5400) is dealt w/ a TDD after selecting the 1600 Revelation; Steven’s dropped by 1200 & Francois is sitting pretty w/ 14,700.

A bestselling 1836 “autobiography” by this frontiersman who died that yr. was revealed as a hoax in the 1880s.

“Who is…who is Jim Bridger?”- oh, man; he was Davy Crockett. The last DD this wk.’s found in the 800 Body of Water by big-leading Francois (24,300); Steven’s a distant 2nd w/ 9600 & Ryan has 2K back. Francois wagers 10x the face value of the answer.

This sea’s fairly straight on Italy’s shores but dented by coves & islands on the Balkan side.

“What is the Adriatic Sea?”…yup.

Pre-Final S:

Ryan: 4K (OUT)/Steven: 9,200/Francois: 34,300 (LOCK)

CORYAT SCORES:
Ryan: 9,400
Francois: 25,600

FJ! #45: LITERARY CHARACTERS

From an 1894 work his name literally translated to “tiger king”.

RYAN: “Who is Shere Kahn?” (DOUBLE) = 8K
STEVEN: “Who is Shere Khan?” (DOUBLE) = 18,400
FRANCOIS: TRIPLE-GET (NOTHING)

“JEOPARDY!” 11/7/19

BB:
SINGERS
U.S. ISLANDS
NAME & NUMBER
SPANISH TO ENGLISH RHYME TIME
BUGLE CALLS
LET’S EAT

The 800 Name & Number reveals the DD to Emma (600); Eric’s got the negative version of that score & Josh hasn’t scored yet.

At least 11 wounds from sharp weapons were found on his skeleton after it was dug up from a Leicestershire parking lot in 2012.

“Who is Richard III?”…exactly right.

HS:

Josh: 1,800/Eric: 1K/Emma: 3,800

ATTEMPTED LT: 2200

CS:

Josh: 4,200/Eric: 3K/Emma: 5K

DJ!:
“JEOPARDY!” KEYWORDS, NOT!
THE HUMAN BODY
5-SYLLABLE WORDS
GHOSTWRITERS
TV TAGLINES
“SCHU” WHO

Emma (14,200) tries to run away from these guys choosing DD #1 on the 800 answer for The Human Body; Josh (6600) is a distant 2nd & Eric (5400) is in last. Four thou bet by her.

In SCRABBLE this alternate name for the tailbone will get you many more points than “tailbone”.

“What is coccyx?”…will do the trick. Eric (7400) calls on the 800 Ghostwriter for DD #2 for serious help because Josh’s slightly up to 9800 & Emma’s 23K to the good. Eric bets almost half, 3600.

Speechwriter Ted Sorensen admitted that he wrote the 1st draft of most of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by JFK.

“What is Profiles in Courage?”…was it.

DJ! LT: 4K

Pre-Final S:

Josh: 12,200/Eric: 13K/Emma: 23,800

CORYAT SCORES:
Eric: 10,200
Emma: 20,400

FJ! #44: 20th C. ART

A derisive description of the shape of the houses in the 1908 painting “Houses at L’Estaque” gave this art style its name.

JOSH: “What is minimalism” (1603) = 10,597
ERIC: “What is Art Deco?” (5K) = 8K
EMMA: “What is Cubism?” (NADA)