Show #8618 - Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Mattea Roach game 7.

Contestants

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Adam Wallick, an airline planning analyst from Chicago, Illinois

Rachel Skytt, a bookseller from Burbank, California

Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 6-day cash winnings total $148,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

A REIGN OF ERROR
HOUSEHOLD INITIALS
A NUMBER BETWEEN 2 & 115
BOOK 'EM
AT THE MOVIES
ENDS IN DOUBLE LETTERS
    $200 26
The relentless execution of Protestant rebels earned this queen of England the nickname "Bloody" & the hatred of her people
    $200 21
P.L.:
The one on the stove might go out occasionally
    $200 6
The sequence of triangular numbers goes 3, 6, this
    $200 2
In 1897 this Bram Stoker horror novel was vastly outsold by another in the genre, "The Beetle", about a shape-shifting monster
    $200 15
Ellen DeGeneres voiced this character in "Finding Nemo" & its sequel
    $200 1
In the 1980s this word lost favor to the gender-neutral flight attendant
    $400 27
After having his mom & wife killed, this emperor was accused of starting a fire that devastated Rome; he blamed the Christians
    $400 22
S.D.:
It's time to change the batteries when they chirp
    $400 7
Numbers is this number book in the King James Bible
    $400 11
A series of instructional books was launched in 1991 with the title this 3-letter computer acronym "for Dummies"
    $400 16
"May the odds be ever in your favor" is a line from this 2012 post-apocalyptic film
    $400 3
This seven-letter track & field moment seen here requires practice & teamwork
    $600 28
Britannica, on one of this czar's many errors: he "met the rising groundswell of popular unrest with intensified police repression"
    $600 23
M.T.:
Removal of it "under penalty of law" does not apply to the consumer
    $600 8
The proverbial "weakling" weighs this many pounds, though a Charles Atlas ad had it one pound less
    $600 12
In 2019 this Irma Rombauer book was fully revised & updated with 600 new recipes
    $600 18
In "Mary Poppins Returns", this actress took on the role of the magical nanny
    $600 4
In Spanish it's globo ocular
    $800 29
After trying to buy Cortes off to stop an invasion, this Aztec emperor let the Spaniards into Tenochtitlan with no opposition
    $800 24
G.D.:
The InSinkErator is a brand of this
    DD: $400 9
Feb. 6, 2022 began Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee, marking this many years on the throne
    $800 13
African-American actress & writer Alice Childress is known for her young adult novel "A Hero Ain't Nothin' But" this
    $800 19
Denzel Washington & Viola Davis reprised their Tony-winning roles in the 2016 movie version of this play
    $800 5
This type of ornamentation is like lacework done with gold or silver
    $1000 30
Part of what made him "unready" to be England's king was massacring Danish settlers in 1002, which spurred more invasions
    $1000 25
M.R.:
It's a vestibule where you take off wet clothes
    $1000 10
In 1958 Crayola introduced its box of this many crayons, the first with sharpener included
    $1000 14
This James Redfield bestseller about an ancient manuscript that provides 9 key insights to life has been called "a spiritual classic"
    $1000 20
"Beavis & Butt-Head" creator Mike Judge wrote & directed this 1999 workplace comedy
    $1000 17
It's the aggrieved party that initiates a lawsuit

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

Mattea Rachel Adam
$600 $2,000 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mattea Rachel Adam
$7,200 $4,000 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

AROUND THE USA
OH ME OF LITTLE FAITH
CATCH THE MUSICAL TV ACT
(Ken: You'll have to name the series on which each act appeared.)
BAT QUIZ
WHAT THE LETTER SAYS
SINCERELY YOURS
    $400 30
To see a rare stone beach on Washington Island, Wisconsin, you must brave Death's Door, a strait connecting Lake Michigan and this bay
    $400 14
This Amherst woman wrote, "'Faith' is a fine invention / For gentlemen who see! / But microscopes are prudent / In an emergency!"
    $400 5
Scrantonicity
    $400 19
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera, meaning "hand"-this
    $400 25
Thomas Jefferson's last public letter, 10 days before he died, says, sorry, too sick to attend the celebrations of its 50th anniversary
    $400 10
In "Casablanca" Cuddles Sakall insists that the gambling at Rick's cafe is as this "as the day is long"
    $800 4
Head west on I-40 in New Mexico, & you can go from Acoma to Zuni, visiting two of the state's 19 of these centuries old Native American communities
    $800 15
After an admiral bags on his beliefs, this film villain says, "I find your lack of faith disturbing" & forces the issue
    $800 6
Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem, with Animal on drums
    $800 20
Nectar-feeding bats pollinate the flowers that grow on the tips of the organ pipe variety of this desert plant
    DD: $5,000 26
In 1855 she wrote a friend in England apologizing for not writing sooner but the Crimean War wounded were keeping her busy
    $800 11
9-letter "cardiac" adjective for sincere apologies or sympathies
    $1200 1
Incredible homes like Marble House, an imitation of Versailles, meant to be a temple of the arts, are in this Rhode Island city
    $1200 16
This "Derek" star tweeted atheists were fighting again "over who doesn't believe in any god the most... wait... that never happens"
    $1200 7
Jesse & the Rippers, led by Uncle Jesse Katsopolis
    $1200 21
Bats navigate at night using this system of acoustic orientation that incorporates nature's version of radar
    $1200 27
In 1964 he wrote from Mecca that he had prayed with white people whose belief in Allah had "removed the 'white' from their minds"
    $1200 12
If I give you the straight scoop, I do this, the title of a 1966 Aaron Neville hit
    $1600 2
Seafood plus history mark this area, named for its location on Chesapeake Bay, birthplace of both Harriet Tubman & Frederick Douglass
    $1600 17
In 1796 Samuel Miles, an elector for this political party, went "faithless" & voted against John Adams
    $1600 8
Dingoes Ate My Baby, performing down at the Bronze
    $1600 22
Vampire bat bites threaten livestock not by making them the undead, but by spreading this disease caused by a lyssavirus
    $1600 28
In 1639 he wrote to Lord Huygens about his paintings with the "greatest & most natural movement" & mentioning "I live on the Inner Amstel"
    $1600 13
It sounds like you just keep rising with this repetitive idiom that starts with "on the"
    DD: $2,000 3
Southwest of Tallahassee, this community got the same name as a Central American capital in 1909 when its people were excited about possible trade
    $2000 18
1 of the 2 Brits, a biologist & a political writer, in "The Four Horsemen of Atheism" with Americans Daniel Dennett & Sam Harris
    $2000 9
The rapper Clark County
    $2000 24
Each year as many as 20 million female Mexican free-tailed bats give birth at sites like Bracken Cave in this U.S. state
    $2000 29
A 1496 letter authorizes him & his son Sebastian to sail for England & claim isles, regions & "provinces of heathen & infidels"
    $2000 23
From the Latin, this word for sincere has a close relative, "genuine", & a "dis-" opposite

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mattea Rachel Adam
$20,400 $8,000 $10,200
(lock-tie game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORY
Intimately familiar with World War I, Churchill considered this war from some 150 years before the "first world war"

Final scores:

Mattea Rachel Adam
$20,401 $8,000 $0
7-day champion: $168,401 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mattea Rachel Adam
$20,400 $8,000 $6,400
23 R,
1 W
12 R,
0 W
12 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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Game tape date: 2022-02-08
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