The largest Tournament of Champions in “Jeopardy!” history is currently underway. For roughly a month, competitors are showing off their vast knowledge of random facts and vying for a $250,000 prize, plus an invitation to compete in the upcoming “Jeopardy!” Masters tournament.

So far, there’s been a few surprises, including the elimination of 21-game champ Cris Pannullo in the first round of the competition.

As the competition continues, here’s a look at several clues that stumped all three contestants during their respective games, per “Jeopardy!archives (answers are at the bottom of the article).

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2024 ‘Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions’ triple stumpers

  1. TV comedy: “Louis Gossett Jr. and Richard Pryor played owners of a Detroit club that mistakenly booked this ‘70s musical act with Shirley Jones.”
  2. TV comedy: “Let’s bring the Payne! Allen Payne played C.J. Payne on some 300 episodes of this creator’s ‘House of Payne.’”
  3. Triple rhyme time: “The horrid odor coming from the Parisian’s ditch.”
  4. 1960s fiction: “‘Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction’” in 1963 was his last book-length work; he died in 2010.”
  5. Election lingo: “Candidates for local posts like school board president are often elected without a ballot by this, from the Latin for ‘shout.’”
  6. The American Revolution era: “In the early hours of April 19, 1775, Capt. John Parker and his militia waited for the British at Buckman Tavern in this town.”
  7. Pop culture dragons: “In a series of books by Cressida Cowell, this son of Stoick the Vast can speak Dragonese and learns to train a dragon.”
  8. All things Disney: “This song from ‘Three Little Pigs’ became a rallying cry against the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler.”
  9. History: “In 1546 the council of this Italian city added Judith, Tobit and other books to the Catholic Bible.”
  10. Antonymic pairs: “Topographic phrase to describe a graphic pattern of highs and lows, like electricity usage over the course of a whole year.”
  11. Little gnome facts: “On Dec. 10, 1961, Project Gnome in this state’s Eddy County became the first nuclear test designed for peaceful purposes.”
  12. That’s in Asia: “Lake Tengiz is in this large -stan that’s on the northern border of three other -stans.”
  13. Lesser-known sciences: “Silvics is the study of these, and silviculture, the art of their propagation.”
  14. Colors of the rainbow: “In 2023, Xolo Maridueña played Jaime Reyes, also known as this multilimbed DC superhero.”
  15. Detective fiction: “The detectives are sheep, investigating the murder of their shepherd, in this bestseller with a title from a nursery rhyme.”
  16. Place name etymologies: “This port city at the southeast tip of the Korean Peninsula comes from words for ‘cauldron’ and ‘mountain.’”
  17. Pop culture princesses: In ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Mia Thermopolis finds out that she is the crown princess of this (fictional) country.”
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2024 ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions’ Final Jeopardy clues (triple stumpers)

  1. Countries of the world: Fearful of independence in 1975, around 120,000 of this country’s people, a third of the population, fled to the Netherlands.
  2. 1950s politics: In 1959, Bob Bartlett and Hiram Fong each won a coin flip to gain this alliterative title.

How many did you get right? Feel free to share in the comments section.

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Answers: (1. “The Partridge Family”; 2. Tyler Perry; 3. A French trench stench; 4. J.D. Salinger; 5. acclamation; 6. Lexington; 7. Hiccup; 8. “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”; 9. Trent; 10. Peaks and valleys; 11. New Mexico; 12. Kazakhstan; 13. trees; 14. the blue beetle; 15. “Three Bags Full”; 16. Pusan; 17. Genovia; 18. Suriname; 19. senior senator)

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