Show #8486 - Monday, October 11, 2021

Matt Amodio game 39.
Jonathan Fisher game 1.
Jessica Stephens game 1.
First game with Michael Davies as executive producer.


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Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida

Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist from Nashville, Tennessee

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 38-day cash winnings total $1,518,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 29
Oxford is called "The City of Dreaming Spires", while this other U.K. place is "The City of Perspiring Dreams"
    $200 23
The HT in HTML & HTTP stands for this
    $200 21
In December 2011 the last U.S. troops left this country, ending a war that began in 2003; they later returned to fight ISIS
    $200 30
Often unpopular on a diamond:
    $200 28
"Empire State of Mind" tells how this man became a rap mogul
    $200 2
You've been described as fastidious, so you're too this
    $400 22
Back when it was Constantinople, this Turkish city was known as "Second Rome"
    $400 27
In the Disney film he's alphabetically last of Snow White's seven dwarfs
    $400 20
From the early 1800s until 2011, these busy workers carried messages & assisted members in the House of Representatives
    $400 26
He sometimes runs the football:
    $400 18
"Hiding in Plain Sight" is the subtitle of Julia Sweig's biography of this first lady born in Karnack, Texas
    $400 3
Before "wicket" it refers to a muddy part on the cricket pitch, or any awkward problem
    $600 15
Looking down Capitol Boulevard, you can see why this U.S. city--whose French-derived name means "wooded"--is the "City of Trees"
    $600 17
A flock of geese in flight can be called a skein or wedge; the same group on the ground or in the water is this
    DD: $1,600 19
With a landing in July 2011, the 135-mission program using these came to an end
    $600 25
A big shot in basketball:
    $600 10
Jon Krakauer's "Where Men Win Glory" tells of this man who left the NFL for the Army & was killed in Afghanistan
    $600 16
Your pasta has too much of the plant bulb Allium sativum, so it's overly this
    $800 12
Once gently funned as "Brisvegas" for its anemic nightlife, it now prefers "Australia's New World City"
    $800 13
This appetizer has flowered on the Outback Steakhouse menu since 1988--it accounts for 1 in 4 apps ordered there
    $800 14
As this store chain closed, the CEO wrote, "My sincerest hope is that we remain in the hearts of readers for years to come"
    $800 24
Multi-gender tennis:
    $800 9
"Radioactive... a Tale of Love & Fallout" is about the relationship between this couple with real chemistry
    $800 11
A fussy baby who cries excessively is often described this way
    $1000 4
With the hub airport & some of the most glorious beaches of the French Riviera, it's the "City of Angels"
    $1000 7
Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music to the songs in "Jesus Christ Superstar"; this man wrote the lyrics
    $1000 6
His decades of rule ended in Egypt, & though bedridden, he went on trial for crimes including abuse of power
    $1000 8
Olympic event with ropes & ribbons:
    $1000 1
"His Truth Is Marching On" tells about this late, great Georgia congressman & "the Power of Hope"
    $1000 5
A list of "10 Most" this adjective "Auto Features" included "cabin perfume dispensers"

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

Matt Jessica Jonathan
$7,400 $2,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Jessica Jonathan
$9,800 $2,400 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
On Christmas night, 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware; the battle of this now-state capital was the next day
    $400 1
After a major surgery, you may end up in the ICU, which stands for this
    $400 27
A detective is hired to track down the missing sister of the secretive Miss Wonderly at the beginning of this hard-boiled novel
    $400 28
Women fought for this, a word which is not derived from "pain", rather from the Latin for "to publicly show support"
    $400 29
2 main kinds of farming are subsistence farming & growing these alliterative items to sell
    $400 24
It's what "The Meg" is in the Jason Statham aquatic actioner
    $800 26
Before he was president, George presided over this months-long meeting in the summer of 1787
    $800 2
IDDM stands for this-dependent diabetes mellitus
    DD: $3,000 23
In this Michael Ondaatje novel, a badly burned plane crash victim remembers a fateful love affair
    $800 25
From the Greek for "song", this type of "drama" sounds like it's really easygoing, but it features exaggerated emotion
    $800 14
This 7-letter layer of earth used for cultivation usually contains more organic matter than the layers beneath it
    $800 10
Anthony Ramos took over Lin-Manuel Miranda's singing bodega owner role in the film adaptation of this stage musical
    DD: $2,000 22
A 1791 proclamation by President George ordered the first this of the District of Columbia; a young George would've done it himself
    $1200 3
In med speak, a heart attack is an M.I., this infarction
    $1200 19
This guy is the magnanimous title Greek in Nikos Kazantzakis' novel about living life to the fullest
    $1200 20
Noisome sounds like it offends the ears, but it means something offensive especially to this other sense organ
    $1200 13
Though it's not for tea & conversation, an area that may put the cows in a tandem or rotary setup is this activity's "parlor"
    $1200 9
Tom Hardy is back in rare form again playing Eddie Brock, a journalist who shares his body with this alien symbiote
    $1600 4
On May 28, 1754 Lt. Colonel George ordered an attack on the troops of Ensign Coulon de Jumonville, starting this conflict
    $1600 6
A blow to the head could cause TBI, short for this
    $1600 17
Meryl Streep starred in a film of this John Fowles novel
    $1600 15
Belladonna means "fair lady", but is actually a type of plant called "deadly" this
    $1600 12
This unit of measure varies with its content: for wheat it's 60 pounds & for oats, 32
    $1600 8
This word/genre completes the title of a movie with Riz Ahmed as a drummer going deaf, "Sound of..."
    $2000 21
At 26 George married a woman with this last name of her first husband
    $2000 7
P.E. is this type of blood clot in the lungs
    $2000 18
A home built by the VanHoebeek family gives this 2019 Ann Patchett bestseller its title
    $2000 16
As a noun this word refers to a gallant mounted knight; as an adjective, it can mean disdainful or offhand
    $2000 11
Despite its name, it's not a frog relative, it's a microscopic worm such as an eelworm that may damage plant roots
    $2000 5
The 2020 film "Resistance" saw Jesse Eisenberg play this mime working for the French resistance

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Jessica Jonathan
$10,600 $14,400 $14,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Nazi Germany annexed this nation & divided it into regions of the Alps & the Danube; the Allies later divided it into 4 sectors

Final scores:

Matt Jessica Jonathan
$5,600 $28,799 $29,200
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $29,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Jessica Jonathan
$10,600 $14,400 $13,400
23 R,
5 W
14 R,
0 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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Game tape date: 2021-09-09
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