Show #8617 - Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Mattea Roach game 6.

Contestants

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Zhe Lu, a software engineer from Boston, Massachusetts

Leah Q. Pence, a social studies teacher from Woodstock, Georgia

Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 5-day cash winnings total $117,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

ROCK ART
MEDICINE
GAME CHANGERS
FASHION
AMAZON PRIME
EVERYTHING FROM MOD TO MUD
(Ken: All the correct responses will come between those two words in the dictionary.)
    $200 11
"Help" is a 2005 print by this man who played drums on "Help!" 40 years earlier
    $200 19
In 1959 methicillin was one of the first medications introduced to cope with bacteria resistant to these drugs
    $200 16
A 15th century rule change transformed the weakest chess piece to this one, the strongest on the board
    $200 1
Long flowy dresses are typical of boho fashion, boho being short for this
    $200 26
The Amazon River basin is home to stands of this "national" nut tree; the nuts are big in protein & the oil, big in shampoos
    $200 6
A rule by royals; Saudi Arabia has an absolute one
    $400 12
Andy Warhol's cover for The Velvet Underground's 1967 debut album featured one of these fruits with a peelable sticker
    $400 22
The A1C test measures average blood sugar over the past 3 months; at 5.7% you're pre-this, at 6.5 you're this
    $400 17
In 1990 this classic card game was included as part of Windows 3.0, turning millions of casual computer users into gamers
    $400 2
Often seen on the front of a hoodie, this type of pocket resembles a certain animal's pouch
    $400 27
Let this alliterative Amazon water creature light up your night... & despite its name, it's a knifefish
    $400 7
Buzzfeed examined "Why" this synonym for damp "is the Worst Word Ever"
    $600 13
Lithographs by this late disco queen include "Jazzman" & "Hard for the Money"
    $600 23
Iatrogenic is the term for a medical problem caused by the act of one of these, with maybe a lawsuit as a consequence
    $600 18
In 1875 a British army lieutenant modified a form of pool to create this very British billiards game
    $600 3
1980s fashion included wearing these accessories seen here outside the ballet studio
    $600 28
Iquitos, the world's largest city that can't be reached by road, is on the Amazon in this nation on Chile's northern border
    $600 8
This group of animals includes squid as well as shellfish
    $800 14
For the cover of a 2019 album, this "Truth Hurts" singer posed nude against a simple black backdrop
    $800 24
A patient is often put on a ventilator in a procedure called endotracheal
this -ation
    $800 20
This card game scored with pegs on a board evolved from an earlier one called Noddy
    $800 4
This winter coat echoes the name of a deadly sushi fish
    $800 29
Seen floating on the Amazon is Victoria amazonica, the largest one of these; its pads can be six feet wide
    $800 9
Angora goat fabric
    $1000 15
She's painted the covers for many of her own albums, including "Ladies of the Canyon" & "Both Sides Now"
    $1000 25
Thomas Hodgkin's paper on "morbid appearances of the absorbent glands & spleen" described this type of cancer
    $1000 21
In 2019 season 10 of this online survival game ended with a giant asteroid blowing up its virtual island, leaving a black hole
    DD: $2,000 5
This portmanteau word is used of a casual clothes for exercise & for just hanging out
    $1000 30
The Casiquiare River connects 2 major river systems, the Amazon & this 1,300-mile one
    $1000 10
It's Spanish for "young guy"

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

Mattea Leah Zhe
$7,600 $800 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mattea Leah Zhe
$9,600 -$200 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ROCK ART
NEW TO MERRIAM WEBSTER
THE ACTOR'S MOVIE LINE
I HAVE A PLAN
HALLS OF FAME
A CHRISTIE MYSTERY
(Hugh: You might wonder why I've gathered you all here. I'm Hugh Laurie--director, writer and executive producer of the new series based on the Agatha Christie novel Why Didn't They Ask Evans? I'll have clues, along with two of the stars, about some of Christie's other works.)
    $400 7
A mysterious animal in France's famed Lascaux Cave is know as this, even though it has two horns, not one
    $400 2
Withdrawing support from those who have erred in the eyes of the world leads to this alliterative phenomenon
    $400 18
In a movie sequel:
"Yo, Adrian, I did it!"
    $400 12
G. Gordon Liddy's 1972 Gemstone plan included kidnapping & prostitutes; it was scaled back but a remaining part led to this scandal
    $400 24
Seen here, this organization's General Assembly Hall accommodates nearly 200 delegations
    $400 8
(Hugh Laurie presents the clue.) A train that was snowbound in Turkey for 10 days in 1929 & the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby helped inspire the plot of this, one of Agatha Christie's greatest novels
    $800 9
The black paint used in figures on the ceiling of Spain's Altamira Cave is mostly this stuff, radiocarbon-dated to 14,000 years ago
    $800 3
Spectral phrase for the place to prepare food that is consumed elsewhere
    $800 1
In 2018: "I am not king of all people. I am king of Wakanda"
    $800 13
In 1960 PM Ikeda planned to double Japan's national income by 1970, with annual this of 7.8%; it was 10% & income doubled early
    $800 25
Teenaged Yo-Yo Ma must have practiced, practiced, practiced to play his debut recital here, May 6, 1971
    $800 22
(Lucy Boynton presents the clue.) Because she worked as a nurse & later as a pharmacy dispenser, Christie frequently used poison as the murder weapon in her writing--strychnine, cyanide, & very often this one, as it would have been easy to obtain in her day as rat poison
    $1200 14
Rock art depicting an animal's skeleton & internal organs is said to be in this electromagnetic-named style
    $1200 4
This peanut butter & marshmallow creme sandwich has been around for a long time, but only made it into Merriam-Webster's in 2021
    $1200 10
To Tom Cruise:
"Shut up, just shut up. You had me at hello"
    $1200 19
Winfield Scott's Anaconda plan was to strangle the Confederacy by means of these efforts to stop up the enemy's ports
    $1200 26
We'd like to reflect on the fact that the treaty ending World War I was signed in this room in the Palace of Versailles
    $1200 23
(Lucy Boynton presents the clue.) Agatha Christie wrote 12 novels & 20 short stories featuring this woman & regretted making her so old at the outset; she would have been well over 100 by the time Christie finished writing about her
    $1600 15
Though arid today, Libya's Messak plateau in this desert has prehistoric images of hippos & crocodiles
    $1600 5
It's the 4-letter abbreviation for the pleasant tingling sensation that starts on the scalp in response to certain stimuli
    $1600 11
In 2005:
"I wish I knew how to quit you"
    DD: $3,000 20
In 1990 the Shatalin plan for moving the USSR to a free market was too radical even for this reformer who ousted Shatalin
    $1600 29
This temperance advocate took in battered women at Hatchet Hall, her Arkansas home
    $1600 27
(Will Poulter presents the clue.) This courtroom drama that hinges on the testimony of the mistress of the accused murderer had been adapted for stage & screen, & in 2014 was performed in an actual English courtroom
    DD: $2,000 16
A national monument in New Mexico is named for its many these, from Greek for "rock" & "carvings"
    $2000 6
This Danish concept comparable to coziness has become a U.S. trend; it includes good food, coffee & a warm place to gather
    $2000 17
Her in a 1950 classic:
"I am big, it's the pictures that got small"
    $2000 21
The 1791 plan for Washington, D.C. with diagonal axes over a more conventional grid was named for this Paris-born man
    $2000 28
(Hugh Laurie presents the clue.) The amateur sleuths featured in my adaptation of "Why Didn't They Ask Evans", Bobby Jones & Frankie Derwent, have a lot in common with the detectives Christie enjoyed writing about the most, the Beresfords--Tommy & his wife Prudence, nicknamed this, slang for a British coin

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mattea Leah Zhe
$25,400 $7,800 $5,800
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
The 1964 article that gave this term its current use noted the "menace that haunts the Atlantic off our southeastern coast"

Final scores:

Mattea Leah Zhe
$30,800 $12,856 $1,900
6-day champion: $148,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mattea Leah Zhe
$23,000 $7,800 $5,800
32 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
8 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
12 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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Game tape date: 2022-02-08
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