Show #8468 - Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Matt Amodio game 21.

Contestants

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Nick Auricchio, a social studies teacher from Mission Viejo, California

Maureen Skehan, a research associate from Baltimore, Maryland

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 20-day cash winnings total $678,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

ACTION & SUSPENSE NOVELS
IT'S A GAS
ORGANIZATIONS
CAN I SELL YOU SOME INSURANCE (ON TV)?
NUMERICAL ENTERTAINMENT
REDUPLICATIVES
(Mike: Humpty Dumpty is an example of that.)
    $200 20
Truly on a voyage of self-discovery, this Robert Ludlum character has a realization--"The J was for Jason!"
    $200 26
Firedamp is a dangerous gas found in seams of this stuff in the mines where it's quarried
    $200 29
A 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois helped lead to the founding of this civil rights organization the following year
    $200 28
Commercials once featured an actual State Farm employee named this, but now he's played by an actor named Kevin
    $200 25
Hasbro pits red vs. yellow:
Connect ____
    $200 30
A minor car accident that presumably dents a protective device
    $400 19
A symbologist & a cryptologist deal with a murder at the Louvre in this novel
    $400 21
Lachrymator is a more formal word for this class of irritants
    $400 23
Troops of younger kids in this organization include Daisies & Brownies
    $400 24
Progressive's Dr. Rick is a self-help authority who keeps you from doing this ("Did he ask for your help?... you don't know him")
    $400 17
The cinematic hunt for bin Laden:
"____ Dark ____"
    $400 27
This kids' slang meaning extremely simple is in the 1940 movie "The Long Voyage Home", based on Eugene O'Neill's plays
    DD: $5,400 13
"Marko Ramius of the Soviet navy was dressed for the Arctic conditions normal to the... submarine base" in this book
    $600 11
It's the alliterative term for a gas that absorbs infrared radiation & re-radiates it back to Earth's surface
    $600 22
In 2019 David R. Malpass became the president of this global finance organization that's affiliated with the United Nations
    $600 15
In 2008 this group of prehistoric pitchmen for GEICO were elected to the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame
    $600 16
Time to get hitched on TLC:
"____ Day Fiance"
    $600 18
Let's "give 'em the old" this, showy action that causes a distraction
    $800 4
Dunne & Dunne! (Nick & Amy) quite appropriately, part one of this novel is "Boy Loses Girl"
    $800 7
It's the second-most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere; scientists used to think it was No. 3 in the Sun, but now they're not sure
    $800 12
Here's the logo of this organization
    $800 14
He's a 5-star insurance pitch cartoon with a big mustache
    $800 9
Actor & OutKast:
Andre ____
    $800 8
This phrase for magic & deception is also a 1993 Bette Midler film title
    $1000 3
Do you wanna build "The Snowman", in which Jo Nesbø sends this inspector with an alliterative name after a Norwegian serial killer
    $1000 1
NH3 is this strong-smelling gas; the cleaning fluid is it dissolved in water
    $1000 6
Prince Philip was mentored in bird-watching by Peter Scott, the first chairman of the WWF, short for this group
    $1000 10
This actor portrays professor Nathaniel Burke, your guide through some bizarre mishaps that were covered by Farmers Insurance
    $1000 2
Groove metal band:
____ Finger Death Punch
    $1000 5
"Let's get down to the" this, the heart of the matter

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

Matt Maureen Nick
$10,800 $4,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Maureen Nick
$11,200 $7,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

PRIZED POSSESSIONS
ACROSS THE USA
ARTISTS
FAMOUS FAMILIES
THE 2020 OLYMPICS IN 2021
"IN" THE DICTIONARY
(Mike: Each correct response will begin with "I-N".)
    $400 29
In between stints as prime minister, this Brit won a medal in 1949 when his shorthorn cow, Gratwicke Beatrice 2nd, turned heads
    $400 30
Elizabeth Bishop's poem about this state mentions alligators, sandbars, swamps & mosquitoes
    $400 9
They're the twice-married Mexican power couple seen here
    $400 27
In this family, Henry was a historian; his grandfather & great-grandfather had both been U.S. presidents
    $400 28
Momiji Nishiya, at 13 the youngest gold medalist since 1936, came down the rail to win gold in the street type of this debuting sport
    $400 26
This word means drunk
    $800 21
In 1892 John Hitz, from Alexander Graham Bell's Institute for the Deaf, gifted her a very special "touch watch"
    $800 22
Clingmans Dome, the highest point in Tennessee, is also the highest point on this trail that goes from Georgia to Maine
    $800 8
He painted "Lady with a Fan" during his Rose Period
    $800 23
Last name of siblings Albert, Otto, Alfred, Charles & John, who in 1884 started the "World's Greatest Shows" circus
    $800 24
Not in a driveway but in an arena, a shot by Karlis "Batman" Lasmanis gave Latvia the 1st men's gold in this form of basketball
    $800 25
It's a more general synonymous term for a vaccination
    $1200 19
Lewis & Clark really wanted a fur robe from the Chinook; they got it by trading this woman's blue beaded belt
    $1200 20
It's the only Great Lake that doesn't cross into Canadian territory
    $1200 4
This surrealist painter & printmaker was born in Figueres, Spain in 1904 & died there in 1989
    $1200 12
The members of this "First Family of Jazz" do toot their own horns, with Wynton on trumpet & Branford on sax
    $1200 15
Not an anthem but Tchaikovsky was played at gold medal ceremonies for the ROC, short for this team, the result of a ban
    $1200 7
It's 4 letters longer than lazy or idle & means the same thing
    $1600 18
In 1989 this Japanese emperor was buried with a Mickey Mouse watch he got on a visit to the United States
    DD: $6,000 3
This river flows through Richmond, Virginia as well as a historic colonial settlement that bears its name
    $1600 2
A grave marker for this centenarian says, "Her primitive paintings... preserved the scene of a vanishing countryside"
    $1600 11
Kykuit Estate in New York's Hudson Valley was a "center" of 4 generations of this family's life
    $1600 14
This martial art, born on Okinawa, made its Olympic debut & Ryo Kiyuna, born on Okinawa, won gold
    $1600 6
In legal speak, it refers to a person guilty of arson or to a device designed to harm people or property by means of fire
    $2000 17
Now restored, a spyglass belonging to Napoleon was left on this Mediterranean isle after his flight from there
    $2000 16
Fittingly, it's from the top of Idaho's He Devil Mountain that this deepest river gorge in North America plunges 8000 feet
    $2000 5
Commenting on his portrait by this man, Bobby Kennedy said he thought it was marvelous, "but I don't have red spots all over my face"
    DD: $4,000 13
The first 3 doctors who worked at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Minnesota all had this last name
    $2000 1
The first Hmong-American Olympian, she won all-around gold in gymnastics
    $2000 10
This French loanword means indifferent or nonchalant

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Maureen Nick
$41,200 $7,600 $8,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AUTHORS
In addition to knowing many languages & making up his own, he also taught language at the universities of Leeds & Oxford

Final scores:

Matt Maureen Nick
$61,200 $15,200 $8,000
21-day champion: $740,001 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Maureen Nick
$30,000 $7,600 $8,000
33 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
15 R,
1 W
9 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $45,600

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