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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)

“JEOPARDY!” 11/6/19

BB:
IT’S NOT AUSTRALIA
TECH STUFF
THE NAME OF THE GAME
“ALL” IN
THE 2010s
REALITY SHOW BREAKOUTS

Lindsey (1800) has the TDD coming out of the 800 answer about The 2010s & can temporarily take over the lead from James (2K).

In ’11 this planet completed its 1st orbit since its discovery 165yrs later.

“Uh, what is Neptune?”…that’s it.

HS:

James: 5,400/Alan: 2K/Lindsey: 3,600

LT: 1800 (last two clues in It’s Not Australia)

CS:

James: 8,800/Alan & Lindsey: 4K EACH

DJ!:
SCIENCE & EXPLORATION
AMERICAN WORLD’S FAIRS
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!
PAST BEDTIME
INITIALS TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO NUMBERS III
THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL

Alan takes down a TDD at the 1600 Science & Exploration clue 1st thing in this rd. of play.

In the early 1800s this German studied the ocean currents of South America; one off South America’s West Coast was named for him.

“Who is Humboldt?”…this man’s 800 behind James. Speaking of James we later find him at 17,600 leading everybody else by 12K each as he picks DD #2 behind the 2K clue in Initials to Roman Numerals to Numbers III. James makes a bet of 1109.

For Laura’s dad in the Little House on the Prairie books.

“What is 101?”…the name was Charles Ingalls so that equals a right response.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 2K (Science & Exploration)

Pre-Final S:

James: 30,309 (LOCK)/Alan: 6K/Lindsey: 10,800

CORYAT SCORES:
James: 31,200
Alan: 3,600
Lindsey: 9,800

FJ! #43: 20th C. AMERICA

In ’39, turned down by two local theaters, Howard Univ. was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer’s yearly concert.

ALAN: “WHO IS THE ONE WHO SANG AT THE L.M.” (5999) = 1
LINDSEY: “Who is Marian Anderson?” (3200) = 14K
JAMES: ALSO RIGHT = 30,635

“JEOPARDY!” 11/5/19

BB:
FROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
ALL-TIME WINNERS
THIS LAND IS YOUR LANDLOCKED COUNTRY
“WATER” YOU SAYING?
RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS
BEFORE & LAUGHTER

The 1K Radioactive Element’s the DD that Dhruv (5800) has picked; Rachel’s in 2nd w/ 2K & Rob’s started off slowly w/ -800. Next for Dhruv’s a 3K clue.

These two radioactive elements were discovered in 1898.

“What are radium & curium?”…the latter’s incorrect- the 2nd one was polonium.

HS:

Rob: 200/Dhruv: 4,200/Rachel: 2,600

SOLE TS: 600 (Frock Around the Clock)

CS:

Rob: 2,200/Dhruv: 6K/Rachel: 3,600

DJ!:
THE DARK AGES
PAC-12 SCHOOLS
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
POP CULTURE
GEOGRAPHICA
ANAGRAMS OF EACH OTHER

Rob (5400) goes up to the 800 Fictional Characters & makes it a TDD; Dhruv (7600) is just barely squeaking by Rachel (7200).

Jilted on her wedding day this Dickens character taught her ward Estella to despise men.

The one Rob says is “Who is Mrs. Ferkins?”– the actual name was Ms. Havisham. Next is DD #2 for 2K about The Dark Ages.

Before it meant one who attacks received ideas it meant one who opposed & even broke idols in the Byzantine empire.

“What is a heretic?”…no- it’s an iconoclast.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1200 (The Dark Ages)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 10K
TOTAL DJ! LT: 11,200

Pre-Final S:

Rob: 400/Dhruv: 13,600/Rachel: 10K

MALE CORYATS:
Rob: 7,800
Dhruv: 16,600

FJ! #42: THE 50 STATES

In 1840 this New England state was home to 24 of the 100 most populous U.S. urban places; now its capital’s its only one in the top 100.

ROB: “WHAT IS VA MA” (399) = 799
RACHEL: SAME (3601) = 13,601
DHRUV: CORRECT ALSO = 20,001

“JEOPARDY!” 11/4/19

BB:
I APPOINTED THAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
HOMOPHONES
SAY YES TO THE CHESS
POETS & POETRY
AUTO FILL
THE HARVARD LAMPOON (video clues from the host)

Gilbert (1800) finds this ToC’s 1st TDD in the 600 I Appointed That Supreme Court Justice box & leads Anneke by 800; Kyle had some pts. but now he doesn’t.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Who is Clinton?”…he’s good.

1K Auto Fill:

Feel the velocity in the _______ Veloster

TS

800:

Go here & beyond in the _______ Q50

Kyle: “What is Audi?” (-200)
Anneke: “What is Infiniti?” (1800)

600:

Fit for a King Arthur, the ______ Avalon

Gilbert: “What is Toyota?” (5K; 1st break taken here)

400:

Take a long trip in the _____ Odyssey

Gilbert: “What is a Honda?” (7200)

200:

We have no illusions about the alliterative ________ Mirage

Gilbert: “What is Mitsubishi?” (7400)

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 800 (Say Yes to the Chess)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 4800
TOTAL LT: 5600

CS:

Kyle: 1,200/Anneke: 3,400/Gilbert: 7,400

DJ!:
OPERA & BALLET
ALLITERATION ON THE MAP
HARDPODGE
ABBREVS. & ACRONYMS
TO THE STARS
THE PARTY OF THE SECOND PART

Two answers in Kyle picks DD #1 behind the 1600 Opera & Ballet clue.

You’ll find the queen of night in this, Mozart’s last opera.

“What is ‘The Magic Flute’?”…will add 2K to his score. He (6800) marks DD #2 at the bottom of the Alliteration on the Map clues; Anneke’s in 3rd w/ 5400. Kyle risks 4K.

Before 1910 the area that’s home to the southern tip of Africa bore this name.

He runs out of time- it was Cape Colony.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 800 (To the Stars)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 11,200
TOTAL DJ! LT: 12K

Pre-Final S:

Kyle: 8,400/Anneke: 11,400/Gilbert: 9K

MALE CORYATS:
Kyle: 12K
Gilbert: 7,800

FJ! #41: ANCIENT HISTORY

Acc. to Herodotus a messenger was sent 150 miles from Athens to Sparta just before this 490 B.C. battle.

KYLE: “What is Marathon?” (DOUBLE) = 16,800
GILBERT: RIGHT TOO (7801) = 16,801
ANNEKE: “What is Justice for Barb!” (6,601) = 4,799