Show #8449 - Thursday, July 22, 2021

Matt Amodio game 2.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Be The Match.


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Pete Wisniewski, a math teacher from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Rekha Rajkumar, a stay-at-home parent from Oak Park, Illinois

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $40,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 29
Tuxtla Gutierrez is the capital city of Chiapas, the southernmost state in this nation
    $200 27
Wally the Green Monster & his sister Tessie
    $200 30
Emily Bronte paid 50 pounds to have this novel published in 1847
    $200 28
These literary siblings find a house with "a roof made of cake, & the windows were made of clear sugar" but... it's a trap!
    $200 26
In 2015 this radio host ended his time judging "America's Got Talent"
    $200 25
It precedes
Pole, Sea & Star
    $400 22
These 2 largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea are both autonomous regions of Italy
    $400 20
A fuzzy green guy named Southpaw, born on the South Side
    $400 13
A 12-line poem from 1913 ends with "but only God can make a" this
    $400 18
Here's this perennial that has a special diet; it can close shop in about half a second
    $400 23
As of 2021 the once-vast empire of restaurants named for this Howard is down to a single one in Lake George, N.Y.
    $400 24
Once upon a time home was where this fireplace area was, providing heat & light at night, & fire for cooking
    $600 21
Where's the beef? One place is this city of 1.6 million on Osaka Bay
    $600 19
Ace, a colorful bird whose genus name is Cyanocitta
    $600 4
In the 1920s this novelist ran the University of Mississippi post office... until they made him quit
    $600 17
The now-heavily memed Admiral Ackbar discovers, "It's a trap!" in this 1983 film
    DD: $2,000 16
Some cried fowl when this Marvel comic book hero flew away in 1979, but he would return
    $600 9
Time to go to sleep on the train? Do you want the upper one or the lower one?
    $800 2
This ecologically vital region also called the Selva reaches its northern limits in Colombia & Venezuela
    $800 1
Billy, who measures 44 inches from the tip of his bill to the tip of his back fin
    $800 3
It's Mary Norton's 1952 children's classic about a family living under the floorboards
    $800 5
In Greek myth Minos used the labyrinth designed by this man to imprison him & his son Icarus; the 2 escaped, at a price
    $800 7
The very brief marriage of Henry VIII to this woman ended in 1542
    $800 8
It's the distance around something, like a middle-aged waist
    $1000 14
Dagestan is between the Caspian Sea on its east & this independence-seeking Russian Republic to its west
    $1000 11
A lime green parrot hatched in 1979
    $1000 12
This author, Harvard class of 1852, never exactly wore rags himself but loved the "to riches" part
    $1000 6
The 2010 collapse of a gold & copper mine would end up trapping 33 workers for 69 days in this country
    $1000 15
In 1939 it was Hodgkin's disease, not King Tut's curse, that did in this archaeologist
    $1000 10
In Scotland it's an inlet like Moray or of Clyde

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Matt Rekha Pete
$7,400 $5,000 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Rekha Pete
$9,400 $4,800 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Robin: Each response contains a double "M".)
    $400 17
Dehydration of this transparent eye part can cause vision changes; swab the lower lid to stimulate tears & hydrate it
    $400 18
The wall seen here is covered in it
    $400 19
This rap artist got his stage name due to his resemblance to a baseball home run king
    $400 21
Introduced in 1582, this calendar wasn't adopted by the Brits until 1752 & by the Russians until 1918
    $800 16
Floaters & reduced peripheral vision can indicate that this membrane has become detached
    $800 14
It can mean the self or conceit
    $800 26
Ptolemy & Antigonus were generals of this man whose empire was divided up after his death in 323 B.C.
    $800 1
Lionel Richie played some sax but also "ranked" as a singer for this hit-making R&B group
    $800 27
Using a biblical chronology, Archbishop James Ussher determined that this event occurred on Oct. 22, 4004 B.C.
    $800 28
The wingspan of the royal species of this seabird of the South Pacific can reach more than 10 feet
    $1200 15
Known by a 5-letter acronym, it's the most popular vision correction procedure performed in the United States
    $1200 13
Physiologically speaking, it's plural for egg cells
    $1200 10
The philosopher Anaximander was credited with making an early world map & one of these time-telling devices around 560 B.C.
    $1200 8
First name of 1960s singers
Roe & James
    DD: $4,000 12
Many of the days of the week bear the name of Germanic gods, but this one is from this name of a Roman deity
    $1200 22
555 passengers can fly comfortably aboard the A380 from this European manufacturer
    $1600 5
The lens loses clearness with this eye disease noted for a gray-white film behind the pupil
    $1600 4
Guy Picciotto & his band Rites of Spring pioneered this subgenre of alternative music
    $1600 2
Secretary to emperor Hadrian, Suetonius had access to the imperial archives & wrote "The 12" these rulers
    $1600 9
This "planet-devouring" band went straight for "The Middle" in a 2001 tune
    $1600 3
Messidor was the tenth month of the calendar associated with this event at the end of the 18th century
    $1600 7
The term "juggernaut" comes from a massive vehicle pulled by thousands of pilgrims to honor this avatar of Vishnu
    $2000 6
The eyeballs may protrude abnormally in people with Graves disease, a disorder of this gland
    $2000 20
It's an atom with a negative or positive charge
    DD: $2,000 23
This queen of Egypt, Akhenaton's wife, was a symbol of fertility, bolstered by the 6 daughters she bore
    $2000 11
Till Lindemann is the frontman of this metal band that doubles the "M" of a U.S. Air Force base in Germany
    $2000 24
North Korea uses the Juche calendar, counting from the birthdate of this man in 1912
    $2000 25
2/3 of a mile long, the world's longest passenger train, the Ghan, travels 1,850 miles coast to coast across this continent

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Rekha Pete
$31,000 $9,600 -$400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Writer Dan O'Bannon based a scene in this film on his own Crohn's disease, which felt like things inside him fighting to get out

Final scores:

Matt Rekha Pete
$41,000 $5,100 -$400
2-day champion: $81,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Rekha Pete
$28,200 $11,600 -$400
32 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2021-04-23
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