Show #8475 - Friday, September 24, 2021

Matt Amodio game 28.
Matt breaks the $1 million mark.


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Rebecca Fox, an administrative assistant from Pasadena, California

Troy Pozirekides, a written communications specialist from Santa Monica, California

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 27-day cash winnings total $955,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

NO. 5
    $200 27
The longest venomous snake is the king type of this
    $200 26
Jerusalem was captured during the first of these campaigns in the 1090s
    $200 29
Before a football game, fans gather for this type of party seen here
    $200 19
A home run with 3 players on base
    $200 28
"Chopped" & "Girl Meets Farm" are served up here on your dial
    $200 30
Here's a Fifth served up by this musician & completed in 1808
    $400 22
This Canadian province is completely surrounded by water
    $400 21
By the 13th century Visby in Sweden had become one of the richest cities in Europe & an important member of this league
    $400 25
A trip to Hawaii might include this traditional feast with music, hula dancing & food like poi & kalua pig
    $400 18
This stretchy polyurethane fabric was introduced in the late 1950s
    $400 23
Where Whitesnake & ZZ Top once ruled, this channel now has "Revenge Prank" & "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"
    $400 24
One end of Interstate 5 is in the former salmon canning center of Blaine in this state
    $600 16
In 1959 AT&T targeted women with this product that came in pastel colors
    $600 15
Before she married the soon-to-be English King Henry II, this woman of Aquitaine had been married to King Louis VII of France
    $600 14
As seen here, these parties were once all the rage
    $600 12
It's another word for a candlemaker
    $600 17
Also a fan of using an exclamation point like we do, this network started keeping up with "The Bradshaw Bunch" in 2020
    $600 20
In "Monty Python & the Holy Grail", this character tries to toss the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch by counting, "One, two, five!"
    $800 10
This novelist switched to his paternal ancestors in the book "Queen", with his enslaved grandma the title character
    $800 4
Thomism is theology & philosophy based on the works of this medieval scholar, seen here
    $800 9
At this Latin American celebration the 15-year-old honoree gets her last doll, a symbol of the transition to adulthood
    $800 8
An example from Merriam-Webster: "She decided with reckless" this "to quit her job & move to Tahiti"
    $800 11
"Black Sails" & "American Gods" are originals from this heavenly sounding channel
    $800 13
In 2008 this German carmaker rolled out its 5 millionth 5 Series, a black sedan
    $1000 2
A 1938 performance by this "King of Swing" with his band marked one of the first-ever major integrated concerts
    $1000 1
In 1329 David II became the Scottish king, but at age 5, struck less fear into foes than this predecessor, his father
    DD: $3,800 5
Similar to a seminar, this small conference derives its name from Greek words meaning "to drink together"
    $1000 7
A soldier's over-the-shoulder broad belt with small loops to hold cartridges
    $1000 3
"Bargain Mansions" & "Fixer to Fabulous" are listed on this channel
    $1000 6
Shakespeare liked to write in this, from the Greek for "5" & "measure"

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

Matt Troy Rebecca
$3,800 $4,000 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Troy Rebecca
$6,600 $5,600 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Naples has survived eruptions of this nearby volcano, most recently in 1944
    $400 24
"Phileas Fogg had, without suspecting it, gained one day on his journey, and this merely because he had traveled constantly eastward"
    $400 29
With claws retracted, the paw of this furry animal, Panthera leo, doesn't look so scary
    $400 30
Taiwan-born Jerry Yang co-created Jerry & David's Guide to the World Wide Web, which became this Internet giant!
    $400 28
Wayne Newton says, "Thank you very much" for making this German title a signature tune
    $400 27
Refringent means relating to this bending of light & sound waves that pass from one medium to another
    $800 20
This northwestern seaport where Columbus was likely born is at the center of the Italian riviera
    $800 11
"No one believes more firmly than comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal"
    $800 23
Ya dirty polecat! This animal can accurately target its noxious spray 6 feet away
    $800 21
Honored on a 2021 stamp, Chien-Shiung Wu was best known for her work on this secret program to build the first atomic bomb
    $800 25
It's a drum, it's a dance, it's Miami Sound Machine's signature song
    $800 22
The Latin root of "journey" also gave us this word for a temporary visit
    $1200 5
Home to many fine palaces & churches, this city hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics
    $1200 10
"We would not talk of Manderley, I would not tell my dream. For Manderley was ours no longer"
    $1200 2
This wild dog also known as the prairie wolf can speed along at 43 miles per hour
    DD: $6,000 8
Not a fan of rock music, he initially turned down the job of designing the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    $1200 19
Charlie Daniels spun the tale of a confident fiddle player in this tune he called his signature song
    $1200 18
In Japan a standard way to indicate room size is with the number of these woven straw mats; 6 is medium size
    $1600 4
Catherine de Medici was queen of France & the mother of 3 French kings, but was born in this Tuscan city
    DD: $2,000 1
"One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought"
    $1600 17
A kangaroo family member, the alliterative whiptail this likes to get its water from vegetation rather than drinking
    $1600 3
She won Olympic gold in 1992 & in 1998 was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame
    $1600 13
A bio of John Fogerty says this CCR signature song shifts "Northern Californian experiences to a southern setting"
    $1600 16
The adjective form of a word for an expert craftsman, it tells you that cheese was lovingly handmade
    $2000 6
5 provinces make up this historic peninsular region known as the toe of Italy's boot
    $2000 9
"I was no longer a master, but an animal among the animals, under the Martian heel"
    $2000 12
Varieties of this semi-aquatic cutie are the sea, small-clawed & the 6-foot-long giant types in South America
    $2000 7
Steven Chu, who shared a 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, served as secretary of this cabinet department from 2009 to 2013
    $2000 15
Vince Neil has called this tune about a drug dealer Mötley Crüe's signature song
    $2000 14
A hillside cable railway; in the novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh", it's one of a character's favorite words

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Troy Rebecca
$31,800 $7,200 -$4,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Saying he ignored warnings of enemy vessels, the British admiralty sought to blame William Turner, this ship's last captain in 1915

Final scores:

Matt Troy Rebecca
$48,800 $14,400 -$4,000
28-day champion: $1,004,001 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Troy Rebecca
$30,800 $7,200 -$2,000
38 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W
2 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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Game tape date: 2021-08-24
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