Show #8458 - Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Matt Amodio game 11.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to the Robin Hood Foundation.


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Nicole Yuen, an environmental scientist from Berkeley, California

Kevin Blum, an attorney originally from Boca Raton, Florida

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 10-day cash winnings total $362,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(David: We're looking for the name of the maker of each car.)
    $200 30
She gives her life in lyrics in "Songteller"

"Well, I've often said that my songs are my children and I expect them to support me when I'm old. Well, I am old and they are!"
    $200 26
Some were suspicious in 1560 when Amy Robsart died at 28 just when her husband the Earl of Leicester was hoping to marry this queen
    $200 25
I'm leavin' on a Jetta non-plane
    $200 27
This digit only has 2 phalanges
    $200 23
Notable in Japanese art, a series of woodblock prints called "Thirty-Six Views of" this mountain were made in the 1800s
    $200 20
Precipitation coming down as a mixture of snow & rain
    $400 29
Known for nothing, this funny guy narrates his memoir called "Is This Anything?"

"I was a very, very nervous performer when I first began going onstage. But I was encouraged by my Queens College friends Jesse Michnik, Joe Bacino and Mike Costanza."
    $400 7
In 1593 a Thai king & a Burmese prince settled a battle one-on-one, riding on these; the king won
    $400 15
It's always the Sentra of attention
    $400 24
Useful when performing magic, this 3-word skill refers to manual dexterity employed in doing tricks
    $400 22
Billed as the world's smallest mountain, Mount Wycheproof rises a majestic 141 feet in this Aussie state fit for a queen
    $400 19
Adjective meaning careful & circumspect in what one says or does
    $600 28
Feel your pulse pound with a 1988 bestseller by this action novelist

"Look, Dr. Ryan," the general started to say. Jack cut him off. "General, I am cleared for Tea Clipper. You know that, so let's stop screwing around."
    $600 6
A landmark of mannerism inside & out, the Palazzo Te was built for this ruling family of Mantua, not of Spokane
    $600 14
The 2021 XF is quick as a cat... starting at 44 grand
    $600 18
This twisting action done out of grief or concern can also mean showing an exaggerated amount of those emotions
    $600 21
At 8,100 feet, Galdhopiggen, northeast of Bergen, is this country's highest peak
    $600 11
Botox alert! These tiny wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes are the result of age & squinting
    $800 17
Johnny Depp got the honor of bringing this guitar legend's memoir to life

"Mick and I knew each other just because we happened to live very close, just a few door away, with a bit of schooling thrown in."
    DD: $1,000 5
Launched in 1536, the Portuguese version of this focused largely on pretend converts
    $800 13
Its Roadster can top 250 mph & has a 620-mile range, sans gas
    $800 8
Ambrose Bierce defined this divination practice as "the 947th method... of obtaining money by false pretences"
    $800 9
You can enjoy "The Snows of" this Tanzanian massif on its central cone, Kibo, a dormant volcano
    $800 10
In this "speak" used in Internet chat rooms, letters are replaced by numbers or other symbols
    $1000 16
This actor bares all in his memoir "Greenlights"

"I've had four concussions from falling out of four trees, three of them on a full moon. I have bongoed naked until the cops arrested me."
    $1000 1
This Ottoman sultan promised he'd eat breakfast in Vienna; after a few days of siege, he got a note saying his food was getting cold
    $1000 12
Its Legacy is on the line every day
    $1000 2
The nerves providing sensation to the hand are the median, radial & this one that enters the hand via Guyon's canal
    $1000 3
There's great skiing at places like Tremblant in these mountains, the Quebec portion of the Canadian Shield
    $1000 4
Term for a newspaper published in a large format, regarded as more serious & less sensational than tabloids

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

Matt Kevin Nicole
$6,800 $600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Kevin Nicole
$9,000 $2,200 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
In an 1889 letter Chekhov laid down a famous principle, saying if you show one of these, it must be used
    $400 27
This verb means to handle something roughly, like an animal would
    $400 28
Sheriff Johnny Behan arrested 3 Earp brothers, also lawmen, after a shootout at this place; the 3 were exonerated
    $400 11
The Earth's mantle is sandwiched between these two layers
    $400 26
British Airways in 1996 was the first airline in modern times to offer its first class flyers this feature for a comfy snooze
    $400 29
Sean Lennon
    DD: $10,000 12
In "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", an albatross gets killed; in an 1896 Chekhov play, it's one of these birds
    $800 23
Portugal's national dish is salted this fish
    $800 22
Nucky Johnson, who inspired Steve Buscemi's character on this HBO show, was a corrupt sheriff of Atlantic County, New Jersey
    $800 10
This insoluble plant fiber is found in paper pulp & in the fruits & vegetables that we eat
    $800 25
Anyone is allowed to book time to use this space telescope first launched in 1990, but competition is fierce
    $800 24
Zoe Kravitz
    $1200 3
The title siblings in this Chekhov play are named Olga, Irina & Masha
    $1200 21
The British use this booze to mean "strange"
    $1200 13
As a sheriff, this man found Billy the Kid twice & killed him once; he'd later get a sweet new gig thanks to Lew Wallace
    $1200 1
This field concerned with the effects of low temperatures on organisms derives its name from words meaning "icy life study"
    $1200 9
Latin for "with a key" gives us this select group of holy men responsible for picking a new pope
    $1200 14
Dakota Johnson
    $1600 2
Chekhov's last play is about a woman who must decide if she wants to allow houses to be built on this title plot of land
    $1600 20
This term for flax fiber goes before "headed" to describe kids with very light blond hair
    $1600 8
More slender as a sheriff than as a politician, Grover Cleveland was once known as the hangman of this city in New York
    $1600 7
In 1970 these artificial sweeteners were banned for good after they were linked to cancer in rats
    $1600 6
Ken Kesey led a close-knit group called the "Merry" these
    $1600 5
Alexa Ray Joel
    $2000 4
Several Chekhov plays were staged in the Moscow Art Theatre, founded by this man known for his acting "method"
    $2000 19
Term for a day on Mars--24 hours & nearly 40 minutes, so you can hit snooze a little longer there
    $2000 15
Daughter of migrant farmworkers, Sheriff Lupe Valdez ran in 2018 to become this state's governor, losing to Greg Abbott
    DD: $5,000 16
Numbers 55 & 58 on the periodic table are these 2 elements that differ by a letter
    $2000 17
This "twinkly" tribunal that persecuted Puritans was abolished by Parliament in 1641
    $2000 18
Gwyneth Paltrow

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Kevin Nicole
$43,200 $600 $400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The first published announcement of the Declaration was by a Philadelphia paper that reported it in this foreign language

Final scores:

Matt Kevin Nicole
$6,200 $399 $0
11-day champion: $368,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Kevin Nicole
$31,000 $600 $1,400
34 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
11 R,
4 W
5 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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Game tape date: 2021-04-30
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