Show #8452 - Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Matt Amodio game 5.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Reading is Fundamental.


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Jon Waters, a contracts manager and political consultant from Mukilteo, Washington

Barb Fecteau, a high school librarian from Beverly, Massachusetts

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 4-day cash winnings total $122,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(LeVar: Presented by the Minneapolis KARE 11 News team.)
"BY" & "BI"
(LeVar: Each response, players, begins with "B-Y" or "B-I".)
    $200 8
Great Lakes:
    $200 28
The hypoglossal nerve controls the muscles of this
    $200 30
(I'm Gia Vang.) Showcasing the funky pop rhythms of the Minneapolis sound, this movie released in 1984 was partly filmed in the city & starred our own native son, Prince Rogers Nelson
    $200 29
I said no! It's cashew on delivery...! After a failed joke, you are said to hear the noise of this insect
    $200 17
When the winds of a tropical storm reach 74 mph, it's classified as this level of hurricane
    $200 21
They're things of the past; speaking in a conciliatory sense, sometimes you just let them be them
    $400 24
California counties:
San Benito,
San Bernardino...
    $400 26
Facial nerve fibers help control the lachrymal glands, aka these glands
    $400 27
(I'm Belinda Jensen.) Metropolitan Stadium, home to great moments for the Twins & Vikings, was demolished in 1985 to make way for this world famous shopping center; a plaque inside does let you know where home plate used to be
    $400 25
Heard here is this type of whale, Hawaii's state marine mammal
    $400 18
In July 1943 Army Air Force Lt. Col. Joe Duckworth was the first to fly his plane into this central part of a hurricane
    $400 20
In this type of "notation", the number 22 is represented as 10110
    $600 23
South American nations: Bolivia,
    $600 22
The name of this nerve that runs down the middle of your arm is from Latin for "middle"
    $600 9
(I'm Randy Shaver.) Born James Janos in Minneapolis in 1951, this former Navy SEAL & wrestler body-slammed his competition in 1998, winning the election for Minnesota governor
    $600 16
From the 1970s to the 1990s, you wouldn't hear the sound of this device in homes in New York City, where it was banned
    $600 19
A hurricane "makes" this when its center, not its outer edge, crosses a coastline
    $600 12
Letting you know who's who, it's found before many newspaper articles
    $800 15
State capitals:
Harrisburg, Hartford...
    DD: $4,400 13
The shortest of the cranial nerves, it's responsible for your sense of smell
    $800 10
(I'm Chris Lundeen.) A global center for healing since 1914, Minnesota's Mayo Clinic has had many medical successes, including in 1969, the first FDA-approved artificial replacement of this ball-&- socket joint
    $800 5
This instrument has a pear-shaped body & 20 arched movable frets; listen up!
    $800 6
26 days & 7 letters after Katrina, this hurricane devastated Southeast Texas
    $800 11
It refers to a legislature composed of dual houses
    $1000 3
Former Soviet republics: Turkmenistan,
    $1000 4
"V" shall see if you can identify this nerve that runs from your brain to your abdomen & controls many bodily functions
    $1000 14
(Hi, I'm Rena Sarigianopoulos.) Returning to the city sidewalk in 2017 after two years of street construction, the statue of this TV character again reminded residents "You're gonna make it after all"
    $1000 1
Known for its use in "Star Wars" films, this "scream" wasn't named for a kaiser but for a 1953 film character who got an arrow in the leg
    $1000 2
Especially awful hurricanes have their names replaced; in 2018 Margot became the replacement for this one
    $1000 7
As a verb, it means "to avoid"; as a noun, it's the road you might use to avoid something

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

Matt Barb Jon
$7,800 $3,800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Barb Jon
$9,200 $6,000 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
To the chagrin of many, the Knights Templar were answerable only to this supreme authority on Earth
    $400 28
In "The Three-Body Problem", the Trisolarans have 3 of these near their world & it's bad for them, so they're coming here
    $400 29
Much of the white sand on Hawaii's beaches comes from parrotfish, which excrete these indigestible reef animals as sand
    $400 23
In 1983 she not only became the first American woman in space, but also the youngest American in space, at age 32
    $400 1
Helena Bonham Carter sings about "The Worst Pies In London" in this 2007 movie
    $800 25
A Templar church has been called London's first this type of place; Pilgrims would deposit money there & withdraw it in the Holy Land
    $800 24
NASA scientists helped with the sci-fi thriller "Europa Report", about a chilling journey to a moon of this planet
    $800 6
Since a 1997 mishap, these toy bricks have been regularly washing up on Devon & Cornwall beaches, so be careful walking barefoot
    $800 22
At the 1988 Summer Olympics, she ran off with three gold medals & one silver
    $800 2
He didn't sing in "The Dark Knight" but serenaded Julia Stiles with "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" in "10 Things I Hate About You"
    $800 27
In Italian:
    $1200 9
The head of the Templar order was called this, like an expert chess player
    $1200 13
A 1962 Brian Aldiss sci-fi work about a warming Earth isn't called "Greenhouse" but this similar structure
    $1200 14
Big Major Cay in this multi-island nation near Florida is famous for its beach of swimming pigs
    $1200 21
First Lady Nancy Reagan launched a campaign using this phrase "when it comes to drugs and alcohol"
    $1200 3
In 1971 he sang "Pure Imagination" playing Willy Wonka
    DD: $2,000 10
In Swedish:
    $1600 7
Knights of the Templar order wore a distinctive style of dress, a white surcoat emblazoned with this symbol
    DD: $8,400 8
Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous with" this isn't about a Hindu god but rather a spooky craft that's entered our galaxy
    $1600 15
You can find white sand beaches with clear blue waters in the West Indies islands called Turks & these
    $1600 20
After accepting the nomination for vice president, she & Walter Mondale hit the campaign trail
    $1600 4
Before donning the Captain Marvel garb, she fronted the band Clash at Demonhead in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the world"
    $1600 17
In Dutch:
    $2000 12
Accusing the Templars of heresy, Philip IV of this country suppressed & destroyed the group beginning in 1307
    $2000 11
Earth & Mars are factions in "The Expanse", as are Belters, many of whom live on this largest rock in our asteroid belt
    $2000 16
Beaches near this large eastern Russian city on the Sea of Japan are covered in sea glass from discarded bottles
    $2000 19
Coming over from England, in 1984 Tina Brown took over as editor of this magazine & turned it into a success
    $2000 5
Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon did an upbeat version of Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" for an excited crowd in this 2005 film
    $2000 18
In Polish:

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Barb Jon
$24,400 $12,400 $7,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

After being born this creature would bring the remains of its forebear to Heliopolis & put them on the altar of the sun god

Final scores:

Matt Barb Jon
$25,400 $24,610 $50
5-day champion: $147,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Barb Jon
$16,000 $12,400 $7,200
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
3 W
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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Game tape date: 2021-04-28
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