Show #8453 - Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Matt Amodio game 6.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Reading is Fundamental.


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Saya Signs, a barista and gardening assistant from Brooklyn, New York

Amanda Michel, a middle school teacher from Dublin, California

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 5-day cash winnings total $147,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 27
A bestseller by Terry McMillan tells "How Stella", on vacation in Jamaica, "Got" this "Back"
    $200 25
This turtle, also the symbol of the University of Maryland, is at home both in water & on land
    $200 30
All those things that enhance the buoyancy of your vessel
    $200 13
If you're in Central Asia, ask for shashlik; if you head down to the Middle East, ask for this 2-word skewered meat equivalent
    $200 23
After 12 years, this actor said no to a reported $50 million to continue on "The Big Bang Theory", which then decided to implode
    $200 29
The type of memory loss called hysterical this can be effectively treated with hypnosis
    $400 26
His "Licks of Love" short story collection also includes the novella "Rabbit Remembered"
    $400 21
The species seen here is named for its red these, although turtles don't have those organs like you & I do
    $400 28
Present another with the very blouse one has on
    $400 24
The name of this Caribbean liqueur is from the Spanish for "aunt Mary"
    $400 22
Sam wished Diane well, saying, "Have a good life" when Shelley Long exited this sitcom
    $400 19
Like other awards shows, the Emmys pays respects to the recently deceased in a segment with this 2-word Latin name
    $600 15
"The Amber Spyglass" is the concluding novel in this Philip Pullman trilogy
    $600 20
To stop turtles from being bycatch, L.E.D. lights visible to turtles but not to fish have been put on these
    $600 17
Illumination bulbs are electrified, yet the house remains empty
    $600 14
Similar to a latte is a galao, a coffee drink that originated in this country
    $600 16
Seen here, Jean Smart's Charlene left Atlanta's Sugarbaker & Associates, & this show, in 1991
    $600 18
Dali's "Persistence of Memory" features several of these items that appear to be melting
    $800 2
This 2009 bestseller from Stephen King comes with a map of the isolated Chester's Mill
    $800 12
These skin features of reptiles can be used to tell sea turtles apart; the green turtle has 2 prefrontal ones between its eyes
    $800 8
Propel by oar one's personal dugout
    $800 9
Aromatics, like garlic & fennel, are key to this Middle Eastern rice dish with a 5-letter name
    $800 11
In 2020, season 8 still had "Mom" but Christy Plunkett, portrayed by her, was off to Georgetown Law
    DD: $6,400 10
It became a battle cry after it appeared in a cartoon caption in the Washington Post April 3, 1898
    $1000 1
In 2021 her "Firefly Lane", about a lifelong friendship, became a Netflix series
    $1000 7
The carapace of this sea turtle is softer than others, allowing it to dive deeper than 4,000 feet
    $1000 5
Satan provides employment on behalf of the indolent
    $1000 3
Bot chien is fried dough & egg served with papaya & a popular street food in this city once known as Saigon
    $1000 6
After 5 years & 100 episodes of playing Amy on "Superstore", she departed, with the thanks (& name) of a grateful nation
    $1000 4
In this Frenchman's famous novel, tea & a madeleine cake bring on a flood of memories from his childhood

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

Matt Amanda Saya
$13,600 $400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Amanda Saya
$15,400 $2,600 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
A Burgess was another name for a delegate to Va.'s Assembly & the House was like this lower house of Parliament
    $400 26
"The Wizard of Oz"
    $400 22
Though the name Holland is frequently used for this country, technically, it applies to just one part of it
    $400 18
The website of this Monty Python man describes him as "writer, actor & tall person"
    $400 29
Chapter 22 of this book of wisdom says that if you start children off on the right path, even when old, they will not stray from it
    $400 1
"DD" stands for "due" this, something you should spend time on when investing in a stock
    $800 23
In 1759, exactly 30 years before he became president, this man was in the House of Burgesses
    $800 25
"Gone with the Wind"
    $800 27
Jerusalem is sometimes referred to as the "City of" this king
    $800 28
He's gotten very bad reviews for his role in history
    $800 24
Ham was his son
    $800 13
In music, players of these may do a paradiddle, a pattern alternating hands:
    $1200 9
The Burgesses first convened in 1619 & their first law set a minimum price for "the best" this crop, which grew well in Virginia
    $1200 14
    DD: $2,000 10
Monte Cervino is what the Italians call this mountain that they share with the Swiss
    $1200 21
6'4" Nick Brimble played this role in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
    $1200 12
2 mothers, 1 baby & this king must decide who gets it
    $1200 15
Named for an earl, a Yarborough in this game is a hand of 13 cards in which no card is higher than 9
    $1600 5
In 1765 Patrick Henry & fellow Burgesses adopted "Resolves" fighting the legality of this act's Colonial taxation
    $1600 3
"King Kong", from 1933
    $1600 7
In German this country is Lettland
    $1600 17
(Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents the clue.) As a lifelong fan of jazz, I titled my autobiography "Giant Steps" after a classic 1960 album of the same name by this master saxophonist
    DD: $2,000 6
Later to lend his name to a free Bible donation society, this judge & hero had 70 sons
    $1600 20
It's from Latin for "disease"; put "co" before it to get medical speak for 2 or more diseases afflicting a patient
    $2000 8
A speaker for the House, John Robinson got in trouble for using wartime currency from this 1750s war to help friends later
    $2000 2
"Apocalypse Now"
    $2000 4
Named for a Russian navigator, this Alaskan island group in the Bering Sea is also known as the Fur Seal Islands
    $2000 16
This soldier fought the Spanish & Pancho Villa before taking charge of U.S. forces in Europe in 1917
    $2000 11
St. Paul's epistle to the people of this ancient Greek city now in Turkey advises, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord"
    $2000 19
A legal metaphor warns against the "fruit of" this kind of tree, as it deals with evidence illegally obtained

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Amanda Saya
$29,000 $600 $5,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"Let's all sink with the king" is a line from the opening scene of this play

Final scores:

Matt Amanda Saya
$47,000 $1,199 $1,201
6-day champion: $194,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Amanda Saya
$25,000 $600 $5,200
35 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
5 W
8 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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Game tape date: 2021-04-28
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