Show #8463 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Matt Amodio game 16.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to KidSmart.


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Max Wagner, a musician originally from Chicago, Illinois

Brianna Weck, a community engagement manager from Arlington, Virginia

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 15-day cash winnings total $475,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 29
To open a safe, rotate the lock dial to this sequence of numbers
    $200 4
August 1934: known as "The Rock", it opens & Frank Bolt gets prisoner number 1
    $200 22
Sometimes combined with "guess", it means to calculate approximately the amount of something
    $200 30
It's the gulf in Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    $200 28
In 2001 Time Warner was acquired by this Internet company for $111 billion; that did not work out so well
    $200 11
Mike Tyson, who wanted his tiger back, favored us with his rendition of "In The Air Tonight" in this 2009 comedy
    $400 24
This type of car key named for a parking pro operates the doors & ignition but not the storage compartment locks
    $400 26
August 1935: Note the grinning 66-year-old as this act providing a system of benefits becomes law
    $400 17
From Greek for "existing at the same time", it's to match one's actions to the timing of another's
    $400 7
Bordering Central America, this South American country has a coastline on both the Atlantic & the Pacific
    $400 25
This women's college formally merged with Harvard in 1999
    $400 27
This late comic, handing out compliments in "Caddyshack": "Hey, baby... you must have been something before electricity"
    $600 18
The part of a key that enters a lock cylinder is called this, like the part of a sword that enters a foe
    $600 23
August 1875: Matthew Webb makes the first unaided swim from this British town to Calais
    $600 16
Lyft says "45% of Americans have a gig on the side to" do this to their income
    $600 20
The southern shores of Bangladesh welcome the waters of this 800,000-square-mile bay known for its monsoons
    $600 19
With many players serving in World War II, NFL teams from these 2 cities in the same state merged to form the Steagles
    $600 21
We'll have a side of Beef Tobin, a single dad in Alaska voiced by Nick Offerman in this Fox cartoon
    $800 8
Pins & levers are types of these moving parts that must be properly aligned before a lock will open
    DD: $6,000 14
August 1990: Sue Hendrickson discovers a 40-foot-long skeleton of this
    $800 15
In psychology, to contribute to a loved one's pathological behavior
    $800 9
Named for its 2 distinct regions, this Canadian province on the Atlantic is the most easterly part of North America
    $800 10
This hybrid breed is the result of having a poodle & a Cocker Spaniel as parents
    $800 12
In 2021 Randy Watson, the lead singer of Sexual Chocolate, hit Amazon Prime in this sequel to a 1988 film
    $1000 2
The U-shaped part of a padlock that fits around an item to be locked is called this, also a word for a manacle or leg iron
    $1000 3
August 1977, Arktika this appropriate type of vessel is the first surface ship at the North Pole
    $1000 13
An alternate term for a crossroads takes its name in part from this verb meaning what happens when 2 lines cross each other
    $1000 1
The name of its capital translates to "Freetown" in this coastal nation highlighted here, independent from France since 1960
    $1000 6
Get C, H & O together in the right proportions & you've got this gasoline additive also called ethyl alcohol
    $1000 5
A vampire named Laszlo became "regular human bartender Jackie Daytona" on this FX mockumentary

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

Matt Brianna Max
$12,000 $2,800 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Brianna Max
$15,600 $4,000 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 28
Mao's attempts to reform this party resulted in an estimated 1.5 million deaths during the Revolution
    $400 5
A literal fairy tale that gets to the bottom of things with a triple wedding
    $400 27
To find the area of a sector of a circle, the formula is seen here, but fill in this missing number
    $400 24
Appropriately, the last track of her "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" is "Goodbye"
    $800 26
Mao started the Revolution partly over fears he would be deposed after Brezhnev replaced this Soviet leader in 1964
    $800 6
Laertes gets the short end of the (poisoned) stick
    DD: $2,000 20
It's a statement of a relationship such as greater than or less than; it's also a socioeconomic issue
    $800 22
Related to peaches & nectarines, this smaller relative that's a good source of vitamin A can be pronounced with a long or a short "A"
    $800 23
"Stepdad" was part of this Michigan man's "Music to Be Murdered By"
    $800 25
Traditionally, the headdress seen here is worn by this person
    $1200 17
In 1966 Chairman Mao swam across this "long river" at Wuhan to prove his strength
    $1200 8
Mercutio says, "If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark"
    $1200 13
Homotopy is when one shape can be continuously deformed into another; a circle is homotopic to this oval closed curve
    $1200 4
Widely grown worldwide, this protein-rich vegetable is seen here
    $1200 18
"Sweet Virginia" & "Loving Cup" were on their 1972 classic "Exile on Main Street"
    $1200 19
3 red diamonds make up the logo of this automaker
    DD: $2,000 10
Also called "Quotations from Chairman Mao", this colorful book was carried by the Revolution's most zealous adherents
    $1600 7
Tragically, not giving a guy a promotion at work ends up inflaming a non-affair to remember
    $1600 11
When the NBA's Steph Curry puts up a 3-point shot, this point, the apex of a parabola, is about 16 feet above the floor
    $1600 2
A national emblem of Wales is this vegetable related to the onion
    $1600 16
The 2000 album "Return of Saturn" by this ska-pop band found "Magic's In The Makeup"
    $1600 14
The word assassin goes back to a Muslim sect during the Crusades whose members were thought to be ritual users of this drug
    $2000 21
Stripped of his post during the Revolution, he came back to lead China starting in the late 1970s
    $2000 9
Demetrius is among the many, many casualties by the end & oh yeah... there's cannibalism!
    $2000 12
In calculus this is defined as the instantaneous rate of change of a function, so for a constant function (no change) it's 0
    $2000 3
Langoustine is a shellfish; this similar word is a tropical fruit
    $2000 15
On the "Invisible Touch" album in 1986, this trio tipped a "Domino", a nearly 11-minute song
    $2000 1
Made from resins & oils, this liquid is used on wood to protect it & make it shiny

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Brianna Max
$31,600 $8,800 $5,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The use of red, yellow & green as Pan-African colors began with the flag of this nation, the continent's oldest independent country

Final scores:

Matt Brianna Max
$29,600 $6,799 $0
16-day champion: $505,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Brianna Max
$24,800 $8,800 $5,400
36 R
(including 3 DDs),
5 W
10 R,
1 W
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,000

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Game tape date: 2021-05-04
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