Jeopardy! Masters game #20 - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

2023 Jeopardy! Masters final game 2.


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Mattea Roach, a writer and podcaster from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (subtotal of 24,800)

Matt Amodio, a postdoctoral researcher from Cambridge, Massachusetts (subtotal of 12,000)

James Holzhauer, a self-described game show villain from Las Vegas, Nevada (subtotal of 34,314)

Jeopardy! Round

THE 1960s
(Michael J. Fox: I'm Michael J. Fox. I like to think I've mastered a few kinds of acting over 40 years. I'll have clues about my career.)
    200 5
When Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first of these, the patient lived less than a month, but Dr. B.'s 2nd try got a guy 18 months
    200 19
    200 30
Shel Silverstein's poem about one of these, "fresh off the griddle" finds terrible Theresa asking for one in the middle
    200 14
Alaska's Copper River Fish Market got a 2023 Good Food Award nom for its locally sourced Copper River sockeye this
    200 23
Do you know how fast you were going you blew past that stop sign you didn't use a period you ended up with this hyphenated error
    200 28
(Michael J. Fox presents the clue.) The song "At This Moment" became a hit after it was the backdrop on this show to show the romance of my character Alex B. Keaton & Ellen, played by Tracy Pollan, who, at this moment, has been my wife for almost 35 years
    400 4
It was a decade of rising youth; Bernadette Devlin of Northern Ireland became the then-youngest-ever female one of these
    400 18
    400 29
Of this figure, Byron wrote, "titan...the rock, the vulture, and the chain, all that the proud can feel of pain"
    400 13
From 2001 to 2006, Emmy voters didn't quite get the "essence of" this chef, but in 2017... bam! he got a trophy for "Eat the World"
    400 22
"Herb, with his in-laws, are going to Tahiti". Good for Herb, but here's your ticket for violating subject-verb this
    400 27
(Michael J. Fox presents the clue.) As a judge for the Battle of the Bands, this singer had a cameo in "Back to the Future"; we noodled over the chorus to his hit "Power of Love"
    600 3
On June 16, 1966 activist Stokely Carmichael rallied a crowd with "we want" these 2 words
    600 17
A whip,
a code,
a joke
    600 8
Poet & critic whose award-winning "Cantos" were written across a span of 6 decades
    600 12
A 2022 Beard nominee for Outstanding Restaurant, Brennan's in New Orleans is famed for this flambéed fruit & rum dessert
    600 21
"I don't know where that panda went off to"?! You can't end a sentence with this part of speech! & you had better find that panda!
    600 26
(Michael J. Fox presents the clue.) An inspiration for my character in "The American President" was this advisor to Bill Clinton, a spin doctor in his own right; he also made a cameo on my show "Spin City"
    800 2
Last name of Henry, a 19th century governor; it follows "the" in the name of a San Francisco area where 1967 activities would not have pleased Henry
    800 16
a slow cornerback,
    800 7
Established in 1881, this alliterative literary award is named for Russia's preeminent poet
    800 11
"Beat" this chef? as a 1991 & '92 nominee for Beard's rising chef of the year, yes, but in '93? Winner winner barbecue dinner!
    800 20
You know you got a dangling this? Yeah, I saw it when you wrote, "Landing on the Moon, the nation erupted in cheers"
    800 25
(Michael J. Fox presents the clue.) When I began acting, someone had the name Michael Fox, so I added the J to my name to honor this Michael J. whose work I loved in "Bonnie and Clyde"
    DD: 1,000 1
U.S. Solicitor General J. Lee Rankin was its general counsel & is credited with smoothing the prose in its 1964 report
    1000 9
    1000 6
A style of ode is named for this great Greek who wrote poems about the Nemean & Pythian Games
    1000 10
She got a BAFTA TV must-see moment nomination for her pronunciation of "microwave" on "Cook, Eat, Repeat"
    1000 15
30 years on the force, but I was sickened by "I went to lunch, Tim showed up" --what animal does this act with an innocent comma?
    1000 24
(Michael J. Fox presents the clue.) In 1988, I starred in the movie "Bright Lights, Big City," based on the novel this man famously wrote in the second person

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

James Matt Mattea
2,200 800 2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Matt Mattea
5,600 1,800 4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    400 28
The red on the flag of the Northwest Territories stands for this cold, treeless ecosystem
    400 29
Ancient epic composed in hexameters (6 letters)
    400 30
In command of the Bonhomme Richard, he said, "I have not yet begun to fight"
    400 26
Fossil remains found in this Tanzanian gorge have provided the most continuous known record of human evolution
    400 25
She's the female lead & basically the whole female cast in 1980's "The Blue Lagoon"
    400 23
Lovers of the game like Ken Burns & Bill "Spaceman" Lee have observed there's no this in baseball, but as of 2023 there is
    800 27
Some clownfish have a mutualistic living arrangement with this type of sea creature, seen here
    800 15
A fine mist: spray it & do say it (7 letters)
    800 8
Stop the presses! Here's a picture of this newspaper publisher
    800 9
It's the second-largest & most southerly of the Philippines' main islands
    800 24
In a 20-teens FOX comedy, at one point Carol doesn't have many romantic options as it seems Phil is this, the show's title
    800 22
In 2023 a longtime Wash. Post editor wrote, "truth-seeking news media must move beyond" this idea of giving facts without bias
    1200 2
Granite commonly contains biotite, a dark, glossy type of this 4-letter mineral
    1200 14
The Dodecanese are in it (6 letters)
    1200 5
Books by this historian include "Team of Rivals" & "Leadership in Turbulent Times"
    1200 4
For now the world's largest body of floating ice, it's in the sea of the same name off Antarctica
    1200 18
In this 2013 movie it's pretty much just Nicholas Hoult as a zombie & Teresa Palmer as a girl he decides not to eat
    1200 21
The Democratic National Committee has taken the first presidential primary away from New Hampshire & given it to this state
    1600 1
The fragrant flowers of this plant turn toward the sun, hence its name; it's also the name for a shade of purple
    1600 13
Windy type of harp (7 letters)
    1600 7
The evolutionary theory known as punctuated equilibrium was developed by this paleontologist
    1600 6
In 1993 it became the capital of an independent Eritrea; it's still the capital
    1600 17
This late singer and songwriter gave us the classic songs of friendship "Lean On Me" & "Just the Two of Us"
    1600 20
Recent movies like "Lady Chatterley's Lover" & TV like "The Affair" credit this type of coordinator of romantic scenes
    DD: 7,400 3
Malay gives us the name of this marine mammal that's similar to a manatee
    2000 12
Norse deity group (5 letters)
    2000 11
Besides painting many portraits of George Washington, he founded a museum in Philadelphia as much for science as for art
    DD: 4,600 10
Guadalcanal is a Pacific island; the same 6 letters start the name of this river that flows through southern Spain
    2000 16
Paul Williams, Helen Reddy & Johnny Mathis have all recorded the song that says, "Sometimes it feels like" this mismatch
    2000 19
Bacteria, parasites & viruses inside you sound bad, but they're now seen as this 10-letter realm essential to gut & overall health

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Matt Mattea
9,600 3,200 22,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A work by this 15th century English writer quotes the phrase "rex quondam rexque futurus"

Final scores:

James Matt Mattea
9,481 3,200 16,885

Cumulative scores:

James Matt Mattea
43,795 15,200 41,685
Winner: 1st place: $500,000 + $100,000 to Project 150 + the Trebek Trophy 3rd place: 3rd place: $150,000 2nd place: 2nd place: $250,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

James Matt Mattea
10,600 7,800 17,400
19 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: 35,800

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Game tape date: 2023-05-15
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