Show #8471 - Monday, September 20, 2021

Matt Amodio game 24.
First game with Mayim Bialik as host.

Contestants

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Tracy Pitzel, an accountant from Ellensburg, Washington

Carlo Angiuli, a post-doctoral researcher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 23-day cash winnings total $825,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

BOOKS & AUTHORS
COMMON BONDS
ALLITERATIVE PEOPLE
LIZARDS
A WORD IN SPANISH
VENTRILOQUISM FOR DUMMIES
    $200 13
An H. Rider Haggard novel from 1885 saw Allan Quatermain looking for this king's mines
    $200 26
Driver,
wedge,
putter
    $200 28
In 1937 this future U.S. commander in chief made his film debut in "Love is on the Air"
    $200 29
The Florida worm lizard has no ear openings or visible eyes but somehow preys on these wood-eating insects also called white ants
    $200 25
A Spanish idiom for "Don't worry about it", literally "nothing happens", is no pasa this word
    $200 30
The U.S. loves ventriloquists! 3 have won this NBC competition show with Simon Cowell as a judge
    $400 15
Anthony Bourdain wrote a 2001 book about this New York woman who was very infectious in the kitchen in the early 1900s
    $400 17
The bucket,
bad habits,
a football
    $400 22
His assassination sparked a war to end all wars
    $400 23
Sounding like an ornamental edging, it's the membrane that an Australian lizard raises to appear larger when threatened
    $400 24
Lionel Richie sang of celebrations in many languages: "We're going to party, karamu," this Spanish word
    $400 27
Shari Lewis had her own children's show featuring this "sheepish" puppet
    $600 3
In "Gub Gub's Book", by the creator of Dr. Dolittle, this type of animal tells of truffles & more
    $600 16
A violin,
a marionette,
a tennis racket
    $600 18
One of the greatest songs he's written is "Send In The Clowns" from "A Little Night Music"
    $600 19
The name of this lizard known for its ability to climb vertical surfaces is from a Malay word imitating the sound it makes
    $600 20
This fish in the tuna family is also a masculine adjective for "pretty" in Spanish
    $600 21
Before winning an Oscar for playing an imprisoned serial killer, he partnered up with a spooky dummy in "Magic"
    DD: $1,000 2
"War & Peace" opens in this year, 7 years before a fateful invasion
    $800 9
Birds,
angels,
the stage in a theater
    $800 10
Born with an artistic heritage, she's found beauty in designing jewelry & creating a signature perfume
    $800 11
The 5-lined this 5-letter lizard is also known as the blue-tailed type
    $800 12
Stand down, Sir Francis Drake; Spanish-speaking countries such as Argentina use this to mean their navy
    $800 14
Bubba J & the cranky Walter are 2 of the dummies featured in this comedian's act
    $1000 1
Outside the Ansonia, Connecticut Public Library, a memorial fountain & horse trough honors this "Black Beauty" author
    $1000 4
Cuban,
banh mi,
po' boy
    $1000 8
In 2020 the job of White House Chief of Staff changed M&Ms, from this man to Mark Meadows
    $1000 5
The world's biggest lizards, Komodo dragons are native only to Komodo Island & the Sunda Islands of this country
    $1000 6
In Spanish it's not someone taking the law into his own hands, it's just a watchman, like a night watchman
    $1000 7
Edgar Bergen's most famous dummy, this character was based on a newsboy but classed up with a monocle & top hat

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

Matt Carlo Tracy
$7,600 $0 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Carlo Tracy
$11,400 -$800 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

GREATS IN HISTORY
YOUTHFUL POP STARS
STARTS WITH "B"
OH MY GODS!
AMERICAN LAKES
FOOD FIGHTS BACK
    $400 29
Term for the worldwide economic crisis that lasted throughout the 1930s
    $400 21
This actress-singer was 13 when the soundtrack for "Hannah Montana" hit No. 1
    $400 30
A signal fire, perhaps on a Boston hill
    $400 28
This leader of the Norse gods stole a potion containing the art of poetry from Suttung the giant & gave it to human wordsmiths
    $400 12
As its name suggests, this 1,900-foot-deep lake sits atop an Oregon volcano
    $400 27
The tyramine in fermented products like aged cheese or beer may cause these headaches derived from the word hemicrania
    $800 26
Here's a portrait of this empress of Russia, who did not go by her original name of Sophie
    $800 20
This 17-year-old singer was appearing on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" when he released his album "Ricky"
    $800 24
An uncivilized person, particularly one from outside the Roman Empire
    $800 25
Saraswati, Hindu goddess of learning & the arts, is considered the inventor of this language
    $800 11
In honor of a first lady with a famous nickname, Town Lake in Austin, Texas got this new 2-word name in 2007
    $800 1
A serious allergic reaction to this legume can be caused by its Ara h 1, 2 & 3 proteins
    DD: $7,000 8
A great & prolific builder, this pharaoh dedicated one of his temples at Abu Simbel to his favorite queen, Nefertari
    $1200 19
This military-sounding rapper had a 2007 hit at age 17 with "Crank That"
    $1200 23
Guinea is a small species of this primate
    DD: $2,000 13
Amulius wanted Mars' sons Romulus & Remus drowned in this river, but turns out Rome wasn't gonna found itself
    $1200 9
Secluded inlets called coves are popular for fishing in Midwestern lakes, like Missouri's Lake of these mountains
    $1200 2
If your doctor tells you to avoid this citrus fruit with your medications, the furanocoumarins are the problem
    $1600 5
During the period in the Catholic church called the "Great" this, there were 2 & even 3 rival popes at the same time
    $1600 18
Seen here, she took the country music world by storm as a teenager in the 1990s
    $1600 22
Many over-40 folks wear these to compensate for presbyopia
    $1600 14
Appearing as a swan to Leda, Zeus became a dad to at least one of these twins, the Dioscuri; obviously, that's complicated
    $1600 7
A Seminole reservation & the communities of Belle Glade & Pahokee are found around the shores of this lake
    $1600 3
If mango skin makes your lips tingle, it's a reaction related to the rashes you might get from touching this toxic vine
    $2000 6
After the death of his wife Julia, this member of the First Triumvirate turned against his father-in-law Julius Caesar
    $2000 17
In 1987, a month after her 16th birthday, this single-named singer topped the charts with "I Think We're Alone Now"
    $2000 16
A blessing from the Sermon on the Mount
    $2000 15
Quetzalcoatl was worshiped at Tula, also called Tollan, by this people from whom the Aztecs claimed descent
    $2000 10
Home to a wildlife refuge, this saline "sea" in the Colorado Desert is California's largest lake in surface area
    $2000 4
Leafy greens are rich in this vitamin needed to synthesize clotting factors; blood thinners may counteract its activity

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Carlo Tracy
$33,200 $1,600 $17,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1980s MOVIES
The Dip used to kill characters in this 1988 film consisted of acetone, benzene & turpentine, ingredients of paint thinner

Final scores:

Matt Carlo Tracy
$31,200 $1,605 $400
24-day champion: $857,001 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matt Carlo Tracy
$27,400 $800 $18,000
31 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
5 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
20 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $46,200

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