Show #8454 - Thursday, July 29, 2021

Matt Amodio game 7.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Reading is Fundamental.


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Bryan Cracchiolo, an assistant registrar from White Plains, New York

Dana Rosner, a sales manager from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 6-day cash winnings total $194,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 28
"Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out; they leave the West behind, & Moscow girls make me sing & shout"
    $200 29
Go to the .gov of this treasury agency & it will tell you how to get some tax counseling for free
    $200 30
D'oh! It may seem like there's a town named this in every state, but the USGS says it's only 34, including Missouri & Oregon
    $200 23
On December 31, 2020 this company stopped supporting its once popular Flash Player
    $200 26
It can precede greyhound, parsley & sonnet
    $200 27
Born around 1820, heroically conducted a "railroad", passed in 1913
    $400 20
"All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong?"
    $400 24
In college dorms R.A. is short for this helper, who could be of use if a neighbor won't keep his music down
    $400 21
For a change of changing of the guards, check out the one in this city at the mausoleum of Uruguayan hero Jose Artigas
    $400 22
Not surprisingly, this future host of "The Daily Show" was voted Best Sense of Humor at his New Jersey high school
    $400 25
A Hershey's candy bar, or a synonym for a thingamajig
    $400 7
Originally formed in 1761, was an art tutor at Versailles & was as alive as a wax figure in 1850
    $600 14
"They've been going in & out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile"
    $600 15
Launched in 1991, the bestselling book series "For" these people also has online tools with handy videos
    $600 16
Fly over the southern portion of this 1,250-mile-long natural wonder to see the heart-shaped formation here
    $600 17
In 2006 a first-of-its-kind museum of this language opened in Sao Paulo
    $600 18
A wimple is a traditional part of this religious outfit
    $600 19
Premiered in 1685, wrote "Mass in B Minor", fathered some 20 kids, began decomposing in Leipzig in 1750
    $800 8
"I think I'm gonna be sad; I think it's today, yeah; the girl that's driving me mad is going away"
    $800 9
If you need help with this on your teeth, go to a dentist; for the same-named branch of math, get a tutor
    DD: $5,000 10
These 2 countries each border 14 other countries, including each other
    $800 11
At its peak, usually in mid-August, you can see more than 60 shooting stars an hour during this meteor shower
    $800 12
From Latin for "to fold together", it means involved in a crime or other wrongdoing
    $800 13
Born around 247 B.C. & followed in footsteps of Carthaginian general dad Hamilcar Barca; conquered by death around 183 B.C.
    $1000 1
"I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade"
    $1000 2
The Red Cross helps teach the public about CPR & how to use an AED, or automated external one of these heart starters
    $1000 3
Isak Dinesen wrote this Kenyan seaport is like "a picture of paradise... the deep sea-arm round the island forms an ideal harbour"
    $1000 4
In 2020 a grandson of this 10th president passed away at 95 (yes, you heard that right & no, they never met)
    $1000 5
The "P" in a PET scan stands for this subatomic particle
    $1000 6
Was Scot-free in 1835, steel-ed himself in America, sold off his shares for good in 1919

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

Matt Dana Bryan
$11,400 $0 -$1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Dana Bryan
$15,200 $1,200 -$400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(LeVar: According to the Forbes list.)
(LeVar: For example, in "yuletide", you'll find this heavenly body. What is a star from the letters in "Christmas"?)
    $400 27
A tale of 1920s betrayal, murder & redemption, Toni Morrison's "Jazz" takes place mostly in this area of Manhattan
    $400 30
Union veterans of the Civil War made up the G.A.R., the Grand Army of this, which they'd fought to save
    $400 29
Have the good sense to know if you have jaw pain & swollen gums, this third set of molars may have impacted your life, & they'll have to go
    $400 28
Sorry, Bill Gates, it's this guy
    $400 24
He was Dan Conner on TV in the '80s & '90s & again since 2018
    $400 1
In the season we also call fall, you can catch this 4-letter fish
    $800 21
"Captains Courageous" & "Kim" were penned by this 1907 winner
    $800 26
Capable of firing 650 rounds a minute, the B.A.R., or Browning this, was in service with the U.S. Army from 1918 to 1957
    $800 20
In palmistry, the mount of this Greek sun god seen here deals with hopefully sunny things like happiness & success
    $800 25
This Berkshire Hathaway billionaire
    $800 22
Alfonso Ribeiro's character of Carlton Banks on this sitcom inspired a famous dance
    $800 23
The letters of a U.S. Army rank that goes up to 5 stars can form this color
    $1200 13
This German-Swiss author's 1919 novel, "Demian", was published under the pen name Emil Sinclair
    $1200 19
During the occupation of Japan, MacArthur was CINCFE: commander-in-chief for this 2-word directional term for the region
    $1200 16
It's the 2-word term for the point where the optic nerve enters the eye, or the point where your car's mirror is no help
    $1200 15
Charles, one of the ultra-conservative brothers with this last name
    $1200 4
He played Sergeant Matt Eversmann in the movie "Black Hawk Down" & Ethan Chandler on "Penny Dreadful"
    $1200 14
A 200-year anniversary provides the letters for this water source for a soldier or hiker
    DD: $2,000 2
His novel "Rites of Passage" echoed the survivalist theme of an earlier work about boys marooned on a remote island
    $1600 18
The B.E.F., which crossed the Channel in both World War I & World War II, was this force
    DD: $2,000 6
Appropriately, the skin on the edge of this facial feature is called the vermilion border
    $1600 5
Wyoming & Virginia: M&M's from this candy family
    $1600 3
Before starring as Nurse Jackie, she was Carmela on "The Sopranos"
    $1600 12
Winesap is a variety of one, inside of which you'll find this bell sound
    $2000 7
Incomplete at his death, Albert Camus' novel "The First Man" is set in France & this country of his birth
    $2000 17
To sailors in the Brown Water Navy in Vietnam, PBR wasn't beer, but this 2-word vessel proceeding "river", many on the Mekong
    $2000 10
She was lookin' kinda dumb with her fingers & her thumb connected to her wrist by these 5 long palm bones
    $2000 8
Thomas of this family, brother to former Senate majority leader Bill
    $2000 9
In the 1979 film "The Prisoner of Zenda", he played three parts:
Rudolf IV, Rudolf V & Syd Frewin
    $2000 11
Digging into the hardest naturally occurring substance brings up this type of acid that makes up protein

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Dana Bryan
$44,000 $4,400 -$1,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This Colombian port of 1 million people gets its name from Phoenician for "new town"

Final scores:

Matt Dana Bryan
$74,000 $4,400 -$1,200
7-day champion: $268,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matt Dana Bryan
$39,000 $4,400 -$1,200
43 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
7 R,
1 W
4 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $42,200

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Game tape date: 2021-04-28
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