Show #8484 - Thursday, October 7, 2021

Matt Amodio game 37.


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Maddie Williams, a Ph.D. candidate originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Tyler Seiple, a voice and speech teacher originally from Columbus, Ohio

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 36-day cash winnings total $1,417,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: That pair of letters will be in each response.)
    $200 30
Sculpting wax & hairspray are options to style this haircut seen here
    $200 26
This actress & bestselling author was the first female head writer of the show
    $200 29
Here's an old-fashioned pair of these for a winter activity
    $200 28
In the Gospels, Judas Iscariot receives this payoff for betraying Jesus
    $200 27
In an 1843 story, paranormal activity around the holidays convinces this business owner to stop making his employee's life hell
    $200 25
An arm of the Red Sea, this gulf bears the name of the canal it feeds into
    $400 24
X represents this many degrees in the triangle seen here
    $400 23
Yes, this "Weekend Update" co-anchor is named for the revolutionary
    $400 22
"60 Minutes" watchers are familiar with this object
    $400 21
To save gas during World War II, a national 35 mph standard was dubbed this "speed limit", like "gardens" of the day
    $400 20
Not actually much development for this man who plots revenge against the Earnshaws, can't get past Cathy's death & also dies
    $400 19
El Paso, Texas sits just opposite this Mexican city on the Rio Grande
    $600 18
Think of this state's nickname & it makes sense that a cornucopia, representing abundance, is on its flag, seen here
    $600 17
"The ears aren't quite as big", said President Obama of this SNLer who regularly portrayed him
    $600 16
This "Wizard of Oz" character says the only thing he's afraid of is "a lighted match"
    $600 15
The Houston Astros & Texas Rangers have both retired the No. 34 jersey of this pitching "Express"
    $600 13
In book titles, his development saw him get "Rich" in 1981 & be "at Rest" 9 years later
    $600 14
This city on the Lower Mississippi takes its name from a Native American people who once lived there
    $800 12
We all could use some support, & both your clavicles & your ribs get support from this bone seen here
    $800 11
Back in 1975 this late comedian hosted the very first "Saturday Night Live"
    $800 10
A technique of NFL bettors is to put money on these when they're playing at home & they'll "bark" for you
    $800 9
There are this many months of the year with 31 days
    $800 8
He gets a new job with a Mancha, Mancha man who promises future land ownership, but things don't exactly work out
    $800 7
Brigitte Bardot & the filming of "And God Created Woman" made this "saint"ly French Riviera town an international destination
    $1000 5
You can see why this country was known as South West Africa until 1968
    $1000 6
Her character Mary Catherine Gallagher was based on her own Catholic school experience
    DD: $1,000 4
A wonder of the world gave us the word pharos, meaning one of these
    $1000 3
Sir John Buchan wrote this spy novel that Hitchcock made into a big screen thriller
    $1000 2
He tinkers with history at the Ministry of Truth, gets a girlfriend & has a very bad year
    $1000 1
This river flows for more than 1,700 miles east across Africa, emptying into the Mozambique Channel

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

Matt Tyler Maddie
$8,000 $1,800 -$1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Tyler Maddie
$10,200 $3,800 -$600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
In "The Devil Wears Prada", this actress inquires, "Is there some reason that my coffee isn't here? Has she died or something?"
    $400 29
On a golf trip to this Coachella Valley city, Ike chipped a tooth; a quiet dentist visit started rumors of a meeting with aliens
    $400 28
In haloclasty the weathering of a substance is caused by crystals of this
    $400 27
Plains Indians regularly set prairie fires to spur the growth of fresh grass that enticed herds of these animals
    $400 26
"Oh thank heaven for" this chain of convenience stores & for its Slurpees
    $400 25
It does not follow
    $800 19
Seen here in the boulder-filled climax of 1925's "Seven Chances" is this genius of physical comedy
    $800 14
In 2001 George W. Bush began his plainspoken "Toothpaste Diplomacy" by saying he & this Brit "both use Colgate"
    $800 13
A cirque is a bowl-shaped hollow; there's a cirque type of this snow & ice formation
    DD: $3,000 21
Also an automotive noise, it can be a blaze deliberately set for wildfire control, as seen here
    $800 24
Completes the name of the business started in 2009 after the founder cracked his cell phone screen: uBreak...
    DD: $5,000 18
Great work
    $1200 1
In this movie, Marge says to a suspect in the back of a police car, "I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper"
    $1200 8
Gold dental plates made for this general/president & his wife Julia were stolen from their dentist's office & never recovered
    $1200 4
You've heard of the ones in New York, but here's another type of this body part lake on New Zealand's South Island
    $1200 6
Breaking with tradition, Hindu daughters are starting to light these for their deceased parents in India
    $1200 23
A red, white & blue hot air balloon is the logo of this real estate franchise that opened its first office in 1973
    $1200 11
Makes a good motto: always faithful
    $1600 15
After a newspaper publisher loses an election in this classic, his people have no choice but to run the headline "Fraud at polls!"
    $1600 3
Admiral Ralph Malone served as the dentist for this president known for his smile, cigarette holder & all
    $1600 2
Hack's Law defines the relationship between the length of a river & the size of this 5-letter word, the whole area it drains
    $1600 7
A fire started by an experiment in this gold-making pseudoscience destroyed a Weimar castle in 1618
    $1600 22
At its 2,000+ locations, this "worldly" chain makes its gym users feel welcome with its "Judgement Free Zone"
    $1600 10
There is truth in wine
    $2000 17
In "Animal House" this college official has unfortunate midterm grade news: "Mr. Blutarsky... zero point zero"
    $2000 9
At the 1991 look into whether this 1840s prez was poisoned, the forensic dentist said his teeth were "better than mine"
    $2000 5
Fitting name for the 8-letter volcanic vent seen here letting off a little steam in Iceland
    $2000 16
On Feb. 7, 1497 Florentines burned objects said to be distractions from religious duty--an event known as this
    $2000 20
This specialty comes between "Nothing" & "Cakes" in the punning name of a franchisee
    $2000 12
Love conquers all things

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Tyler Maddie
$41,400 $6,600 -$1,000
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The official Olympic website says this event "has its roots in survival skills" practiced in the snowy forests of Scandinavia

Final scores:

Matt Tyler Maddie
$50,400 $0 -$1,000
37-day champion: $1,467,801 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Tyler Maddie
$35,000 $6,600 -$1,000
37 R
(including 3 DDs),
4 W
10 R,
0 W
6 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2021-08-27
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