Show #8455 - Friday, July 30, 2021

Matt Amodio game 8.
Last game with LeVar Burton as guest host.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Reading is Fundamental.


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Andrew Kleinschmidt, a Ph.D. student from La Jolla, California

Rachel McMullen, an assistant to the dean from Denton, Texas

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 7-day cash winnings total $268,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 29
Mother Goose Day, as well as Mother's Day
    $200 28
Solo piano works by this man include 1846's Opus 60 "Barcarolle" & 17 Polish songs
    $200 12
Rachel Chu heads to Singapore with her ultra-wealthy boyfriend in this 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan
    $200 24
On Dec. 15, 1968 there was no "Brotherly Love" as this NFL home team's fans booed Santa & pelted him with snowballs
    $200 30
Businesses & professors are among those who give the court information to help one party in an amicus curiae brief, Latin for this
    $200 17
Mixologist is a glorified term for this
    $400 26
Black History Month
    $400 25
"Die Zauberflöte" in German, this Mozart opera premiered in 1791, just months before the composer's death
    $400 15
This "miserable" guy says, "I was a convict. I have spent nineteen years in prison"
    $400 23
This NFC South team blew a 25-point lead & lost Super Bowl LI in 2017
    $400 27
In many states, a borrower who couldn't pay the mortgage has the right of redemption, to stop this process until auction time
    $400 18
Filet mignon is cut from this
    $600 22
Pi Day,
on the 14th
    $600 21
Compositions by Bach include "Toccata &" this "in D minor" as well as "The Art of the" this
    $600 16
The Richardson family's house is a victim of arson in this bestseller by Celeste Ng, adapted as a Hulu miniseries
    $600 20
Vince Coleman of this Midwest National League team fell victim to a mechanical tarp & was out of the 1985 playoffs
    DD: $1,800 19
Let's get inventive & file one of these; the 3 types are utility, plant & design
    $600 14
One must "demonstrate a practical use of the taut-line hitch" to achieve this scouting rank
    $800 11
National Humor Month & in New England, Patriots' Day
    $800 8
Handel's 5-movement orchestral suite, "Music for the Royal" these, premiered in 1749 & naturally preceded a display
    $800 7
Zadie Smith's "On Beauty" is modeled on this author's "Howards End"
    $800 9
This Earl Weaver-managed American League team lost the 1969 World Series to the Amazin' Mets
    $800 10
It was this 3-named junior on the Supreme Court who gave the "Clear & Present Danger" restraint on free speech
    $800 13
Bonnie Prince Charlie, who claimed he was England's rightful king, was known as the "Young" one
    $1000 5
National Native American Heritage Month & in England, Guy Fawkes Day
    $1000 4
One of Gabriel Faure's most famous pieces is his pavane, a centuries-old dance that gets its name from this Italian "P" city
    $1000 1
Christopher Isherwood is known for stories based on life in this European city in the 1930s; here's how he looked in that decade
    $1000 2
Long after Dominique Wilkins, this NBA team flew through a rough 2004-05 season, going 13-69
    $1000 3
If a judge has ruled against a case & said another lawsuit can't be filed on the same grounds, it's been "dismissed with" this
    $1000 6
If you've been "left to" someone's this 2-word idiom, you have no protection from whatever they wish to do with you

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

Matt Rachel Andrew!
$6,000 $1,400 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Rachel Andrew!
$9,000 $2,600 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 29
This historic American document was addressed to King George III of Great Britain
    $400 30
If your BMI is between 25 & 30, it falls within the overweight range; if it's higher than 30, it's considered this
    $400 28
Idiomatically, it
"is believing"
    $400 27
It's your new driver's license with a star in the upper corner indicating it's this "ID", acceptable for air travel
    $400 24
This actor reads "The Song of Hiawatha" in a laundromat in 2004's "Spider-Man 2"
    $400 26
It's the country whose flag is seen here
    $800 19
Dits & dahs were the keys to this system devised in the 1830s that revolutionized communication
    $800 23
In 2020 the CDC reported there had been nearly 3,000 cases including many deaths due to EVALI, a lung injury caused by this activity
    $800 22
Someone who is not quite a friend, but more than a stranger
    $800 21
Congratulations! You've been accepted to this oldest college in Virginia
    $800 18
In "The Outsiders" C. Thomas Howell recites this poet's "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
    $800 25
Until 2004 the guilder was the currency of this South American country
    $1200 10
FDR's first inaugural address introduced this policy of treating Latin American nations with respect
    $1200 15
"The best defense against Lyme disease" is "reducing exposure to" these bloodsuckers
    DD: $4,000 20
He's the Old Testament prophet most quoted in the New Testament
    $1200 17
Finally, Nana's recipe for these cookies--you can't help but laugh when you say their name
    $1200 9
Edward Lear's nonsense poem "The Jumblies" is perhaps fitting amid the chaos of World War I in this Sam Mendes film
    $1200 2
It's the location of Saladin's mausoleum & tomb
    $1600 4
John Winthrop led many followers to this colony in 1630 & gave us the image of the "city upon a hill"
    $1600 5
This hereditary disorder in which the blood does not clot properly is more common in males than females
    $1600 14
This adjective means emitting ionizing particles, perhaps as part of decay
    DD: $2,000 8
They're seed packets from this Pennsylvania-based company whose name is the same as an exercise move; time to get planting!
    $1600 7
In the film of the same title, Lee Remick quotes to Jack Lemmon Ernest Dowson's lines about "The Days of" this pair
    $1600 1
Your plane just touched down at Bandaranaike International Airport--welcome to this country!
    $2000 11
Established to help 4 million African Americans transition out of slavery, this bureau lasted from 1865 to 1872
    $2000 6
Pink eye is an inflammation of this clear membrane lining the inside of the eyelid & the white part of the eyeball
    $2000 13
Meaning "made up", it also refers in legal terms to any business name that's not the official incorporated one
    $2000 16
It's a gift card to REI, which stands for this type of Equipment, Inc.
    $2000 12
This South American poet is a character in "Il Postino" & his poems like "Ode to the Sea" are featured in it
    $2000 3
Its official name includes "Most Serene Republic"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Rachel Andrew!
$27,400 $1,800 $9,000
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

These are the 2 of a reporter's 5 W's that are not on the baseball team in Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?"

Final scores:

Matt Rachel Andrew!
$22,400 $100 $4,000
8-day champion: $291,200 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Rachel Andrew!
$31,000 $1,800 $10,800
33 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
1 W
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,600

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Game tape date: 2021-04-28
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