Show #8459 - Thursday, August 5, 2021

Matt Amodio game 12.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to the Robin Hood Foundation.


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James Weldon, an emerging markets investor from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ashley Rayner, a librarian from Chicago, Illinois

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 11-day cash winnings total $368,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 27
Washington made one of the first uses of this verb form of "reconnaissance" in English & ended it with an "re" like the British do
    $200 26
In 1940 Spain's Franco declined to join this group, Germany, Italy & Japan's alliance during the war
    $200 25
There was destruction in 2021 as King Kong tangled with this title kaiju favorite
    $200 28
Similar to mince, it means to chop food into small cubes
    $200 29
The Interior Dept.'s National Park Service features this 1,900-sq.-mile Arizona park, much deeper in some parts than others
    $200 30
It's the end-of-the-alphabet activity seen here
    $400 22
Possibly shortened from "godfather", it first meant an elderly man of wisdom or skill; it's now a movie head electrician
    $400 21
Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on the last day of this 1945 month; 9 days later, the war was over in Europe
    $400 24
"I Can't" do this by H.E.R. won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 2021
    $400 11
Culinary words for adding a last bit of color or flavor (mmm... parsley) include finish & this -ish verb
    $400 20
Around 1950 Interior assumed jurisdiction over American Samoa & this U.S. territory, said to be "Where America's Day Begins"
    $400 23
This term for a pleasant way to take a meal is from the Italian for "in the cool air"
    $600 17
The original definition of this 6-letter word was a criminal stripped of legal protection--anyone could kill them
    $600 15
The 5-month battle of this city on the Volga halted the Nazi advance into Russia & turned the war's tide in the east
    $600 16
A 2021 miniseries had the Falcon team up with this seasonal guy
    $600 10
To pané a food is to coat it in these
    $600 19
The San Joaquin kit type of this canine was in the department's "Class of 1967", the original endangered species list
    $600 18
Black's Law Dictionary says this 6-letter verb means "to hang about & (do) nothing in a public place"
    $800 8
This word is an abbreviation of "stammlager", meaning main camp
    $800 7
This battleship that participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima was the site of Japan's surrender
    $800 12
Unafraid of shows with initials in the title, CBS has this drama; its spinoff was "Most Wanted" & "International" was planned for 2021
    $800 9
To soak meat for several hours in a mix of oil, acid & flavorings--in the fridge, never at room temp
    $800 13
The U.S. Grazing Service was one of the precursor agencies to this bureau that controls 245 million acres
    $800 14
We can go to the Safari Park of this California zoo & see the only platypuses in the United States
    DD: $1,000 3
This term for your setting or environment is French for "middle place"
    $1000 1
Charged with defending Normandy, this former Afrika Korps commander was home in Germany on D-Day celebrating his wife's birthday
    $1000 6
A doctor at 221B Baker Street puts this title group of youths to work in a recent Netflix show
    $1000 5
To cook or stew gently just below the boiling point
    $1000 2
Though her last name sounds like a European country, this Interior Secretary is the first Native American to head a cabinet department
    $1000 4
This mountaineering apparel company began in 1966 in San Francisco's North Beach

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

Matt Ashley James
$4,400 $3,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Ashley James
$6,600 $4,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(David: We're looking for the king portrayed, not the actor.)
    $400 22
This character was introduced in a classic 1876 novel & got his own book 8 years later
    $400 27
The last known tarpan, Equus ferus ferus, a wild Russian type of this, died in 1909
    $400 28
The university of this city is the largest in Serbia
    $400 10
"The Other Boleyn Girl"
    $400 29
Hyphenated last name of Cecil, actor Daniel's dad, who could rock a rhyme or 2 & had the British gig from 1968 to 1972
    $400 30
Attracted to the blue agave plant, a bee is the logo of this tequila brand
    $800 21
IMDb's summary of the 1958 to 1962 Hanna-Barbera show about this canine--"The adventures of a blue dog with a Southern accent"
    $800 26
Poaching due to its horn led to the extinction of the West African black this by 2011
    $800 12
Canada's southernmost point lies on Middle Island in this Great Lake
    $800 9
"First Knight"
    $800 25
Dear lord! His "In Memoriam" was memorable enough to help him become Britain's laureate in 1850
    $800 24
Here are some of the goodies inside this type of French-named shop
    $1200 20
If picking huckleberries in Montana, be safe--it's estimated that in summer they make up half the diet of these animals
    $1200 17
With feathers once favored in women's hats, the Carolina variety of this bird was widespread in the eastern U.S. until around 1920
    $1200 11
The spectacular Dynjandi waterfall is a highlight of the West Fjords Peninsula in this island nation
    $1200 8
Patrick Stewart in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"
    DD: $4,000 3
The poet laureate of this state, like Marie Howe, receives the Walt Whitman Citation; Walt was from that state
    $1200 23
This classic touch-&-feel book that Dorothy Kunhardt created for her daughter turned 80 in 2020
    $1600 15
As Doc Holliday in "Tombstone", this actor says, "I'm your Huckleberry" to Johnny Ringo
    $1600 16
The Tecopa pupfish native to this California desert became extinct due to human development in the area
    DD: $4,000 4
This African capital due south of Sicily got its name from a region with 3 ancient Phoenician cities
    $1600 7
"The Man in the Iron Mask"
    $1600 2
Named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the U.S. in 2017, she put in a Super Bowl appearance 4 years later
    $1600 19
It's the greenish film that sometimes forms on copper & bronze exposed to the elements
    $2000 14
Jailed in 1846 for not paying a poll tax, this writer got out, ran an errand, picked huckleberries & was on the road to "Civil Disobedience"
    $2000 13
Seen here is a fossil of one of these prehistoric fish lizards
    $2000 5
Cotopaxi, meaning "shining peak", is an active volcano in this South American nation
    $2000 6
the bad guy
    $2000 1
In 1986 this 3-named man who also wrote novels like "All The King's Men" became the first poet laureate consultant in poetry
    $2000 18
It's a name derived from one's father, like Johnson from John

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Ashley James
$23,000 $9,000 $6,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Unpopular at the time, the man for whom it is named wasn't invited to the September 30, 1935 dedication of this landmark

Final scores:

Matt Ashley James
$26,000 $5,999 $0
12-day champion: $394,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Ashley James
$24,600 $9,000 $6,000
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
1 W
12 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $39,600

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Game tape date: 2021-04-30
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