Show #8464 - Thursday, August 12, 2021

Matt Amodio game 17.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to KidSmart.


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Ruth Reichard, a judicial educator from Indianapolis, Indiana

Steve Spillman, a product manager from Los Angeles, California

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 16-day cash winnings total $505,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 20
Snake Island off Brazil's coast is filled with golden lanceheads, a deadly "pit" type of this snake
    $200 24
In 1800 the second of these listed 5,641 people living in the entire Indiana Territory
    $200 22
Boylston Street & Brookline Avenue will take you to parking for their home games
    $200 29
A Channel Island lends its name to this athletic shirt
    $200 27
In 1939 this statesman spoke of a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
    $200 25
As the saying goes, do this to "me once, shame on you"; do this to "me twice, shame on me"
    $400 19
Nothing strange here, just another normal day on this island
    $400 23
In 2021 he became the USA's first second gentleman
    $400 21
This U.S. pro soccer team sounds like an energy drink
    $400 30
Apparel nickname for a "Star Trek" crew member who may not live to the second commercial break
    $400 28
A famous Sumerian riddle says a person enters this institution "blind, but comes out seeing"
    $400 26
Opposite of keen, it's often found compared to "dishwater"
    $600 14
Taal Lake has a volcanic island that has its own Crater Lake--all on Luzon island in this country
    $600 16
The second-largest moon in the solar system, Titan orbits this planet every 16 Earth days
    $600 13
This baseball team whose name includes a shade of red is also known as the Redbirds
    $600 17
Simon Cowell is famous for wearing this letter-style T-shirt
    $600 18
The Sphinx plagued Thebes before this man solved its riddle
    $600 15
This compound avian term says you don't have one single idea in your tiny mind
    $800 7
More than 300 shipwrecks have earned Canada's Sable Island the nickname this "of the Atlantic"
    $800 9
Around 19 B.C. King Herod expanded the second of these & built a retaining wall that still stands today
    $800 8
This Midwest NHL team that plays its home games at the United Center won the Stanley Cup in 2013 & 2015
    $800 11
The guayabera is also known as the Mexican this festive event shirt
    $800 10
To pay up for a riddle solved, this biblical strongman murders 30 men who had nothing to do with it and steals their stuff
    $800 12
It rhymes with a synonym for "fast", but describes a person empty of interest or originality
    DD: $1,000 1
Miyake islanders have worn masks to thwart this element, atomic No.16, prevalent in the air due to gassy Mount Oyama
    $1000 5
Marquette, Michigan is on this, the world's second-largest lake by area
    $1000 2
One in the NBA & one in the NHL, these 2 pro sports teams are "Golden"
    $1000 3
Cilice is another word for this type of "shirt" worn by monks for extra filth & discomfort
    $1000 4
This Puccini princess of Peking vows to marry a man who can answer her 3 riddles; anyone who fails must die!
    $1000 6
Also a Jethro Tull album title, this 4-word rhyming phrase includes a building material

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

Matt Steve Ruth
$9,200 -$800 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Steve Ruth
$11,800 -$200 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Joe: To honor lifetime achievement in song.)
    DD: $9,000 23
Seen here is a cover for one of the earlier editions of this Wells novel
    $400 25
They had meant to make a brand new start of it near the Hudson River, but in November 1620 decided to stay on Cape Cod
    $400 26
By definition it's the relationship of a circle within a circle within a circle, all sharing the same midpoint
    $400 24
Seen here in the Oceanus Procellarum is one of these ridges that shares a name with a skin feature of the aged
    $400 19
Named for their resemblance to coconuts, cocotaxis roam the cities of this Communist island nation
    $400 1
Created in 2007 by the Library of Congress, the first prize went to this "One Trick Pony" singer
    $800 14
Charles Ryder recalls members of the Marchmain family in this place "Revisited"
    $800 17
You'd think just 46th staters, but folks from Kansas & Texas who went to California from 1933 to 1935 were also called these
    $800 27
They're the circus performers seen here
    $800 12
The darker areas on the Moon are called maria, Latin for these
    $800 21
Vaporettos are water buses on the canals of this city
    $800 2
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, this 2009 honoree was recording with Motown Records at age 12
    $1200 9
Like her more famous novel, her "Villette" was also published under the name Currer Bell
    $1200 10
Rome was sacked at least 7 times in its history, including by Alaric & this Germanic people in 410 A.D.
    $1200 28
This synonym for a magician comes from Latin for "swear together"
    $1200 11
A catena is a chain of these depressions on the Moon, the sites of impacts long ago
    $1200 20
In 2012 London brought back a Routemaster this alliterative type of bus, redesigned in time for the Olympics
    $1200 3
In 2013 this singer-songwriter became the first woman to get the prize thanks to her "Tapestry" of hits
    $1600 4
Michael Cunningham's "The Hours" is a "contemporary retelling of" this Virginia Woolf novel
    $1600 5
Formed by the U.S. to help China in World War II, the American Volunteer Group Air Corps was also known as these "felines"
    $1600 29
It's another name for a candy store that also sells other sweets
    $1600 6
There are lakes on the Moon, like Lacus Felicitatis, which NASA translates as the Lake of this
    $1600 18
In Manila, a jeepney is a mix of Jeep & this small bus both physically & etymologically
    $1600 7
The 2014 Gershwin Prize concert honoring him included Boyz II Men performing his doo-wop tribute "The Longest Time"
    $2000 13
The women in his "Women in Love" are Ursula & Gudrun, who first appeared in "The Rainbow"
    $2000 15
In 1662 King Charles II granted patronage to scientists & academics who had formed this group
    $2000 30
It's a group of voters in a district, or the district itself
    DD: $1,000 16
Apollo 17 astronauts landed near a mountain called "South" this; you may be familiar with the Vinson one in Antarctica
    $2000 22
Tourists are pushed around on toboggans without snow in the parish of Monte on this wine-y Portuguese island
    $2000 8
In 2012 this man was honored along with songwriting partner Hal David

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Steve Ruth
$30,400 $200 $21,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Based on a 1974 novel, this film has been described as combining "An Enemy of the People" & "Moby Dick"

Final scores:

Matt Steve Ruth
$42,400 $101 $0
17-day champion: $547,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Steve Ruth
$31,400 $200 $12,400
34 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
5 R,
4 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $44,000

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Game tape date: 2021-05-04
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