Show #8474 - Thursday, September 23, 2021

Matt Amodio game 27.

Contestants

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Guhan Venkatesan, an undergrad student and EMT from New Providence, New Jersey

Caroline Minkus, an ophthalmologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 26-day cash winnings total $929,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY TERMS
SPORTS VENUE NICKNAMES
WORLD WAR II NAVAJO CODE TALKERS' DICTIONARY
MONEY IDIOMS
PEAK
MY INTEREST
    $200 24
"Sign that kid up! He runs like a thoroughbred" is one of these comparative figures of speech
    $200 30
The stadium of this Gainesville school is officially Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but it's nicknamed "The Swamp"
    $200 29
This armored fighting vehicle was chay-da-gahi, a "tortoise"
    $200 4
Dropping one of these on another person means you're informing on his criminal activities
    $200 3
See the Sun earlier than most hiking the Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail in this state's Acadia National Park
    $200 28
A mycophile is a culinary hobbyist on the hunt for wild these
    $400 22
"And then a million people started screaming at me at once" is an example of this exaggeration for effect
    $400 2
The Gonzaga University Bulldogs basketball teams play at McCarthey Athletic Center, nicknamed this canine shelter
    $400 26
These weapons were ni-ma-si, meaning "potatoes"
    $400 5
This rhyming term refers to the output of a counterfeiter
    $400 23
Seen here, New Zealand's Mount Aoraki is fittingly translated as "cloud piercer" from this language
    $400 27
Vecturists crave these small round items, like old ones from the New York City Transit Authority
    $600 17
A sheet of thin metal shares its name with this, a character who contrasts with the hero or heroine
    DD: $1,500 25
Home to an NHL team, the SAP Center in this California city is nicknamed "The Shark Tank"
    $600 13
This enemy was besh-be-cha-he, or "iron hat"
    $600 6
Something that has no value is said to be "not worth a plugged" this
    $600 21
Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third-tallest peak, resides in this range
    $600 16
From words meaning "earth" & "hide", it's the pastime involving searching for hidden goods using GPS
    $800 11
Juliet's "Good night, good night!" is followed by these 5 words that include an oxymoron
    $800 10
The centerpiece of the 2008 Olympics, the National Stadium seen here, has this avian nickname
    $800 12
A fighter plane was da-he-tih-hi, one of these hovering avians
    $800 18
Makes cents! These 2 words begin the idiom that ends "pound foolish"
    $800 14
An extinct volcano, Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains is located in this country
    $800 20
A phillumenist likes to collect these books; the reading, though minimal, can lead to enlightenment
    $1000 1
"The ancient door groaned when I opened it" makes use of this device giving human attributes to nonhuman things
    $1000 15
Nicknamed "The Loud House", the Carrier Dome is the stadium of this university in New York state
    $1000 9
These opposite military movements, toward & away from battle, were nas-sey & ji-din-nes-chanh
    $1000 19
Cash that you are eager to spend is figuratively said to do this to your clothes
    $1000 7
This Alpine peak inspired Shelley to write a 5-part poem
    $1000 8
Rest a spell in your cave & tell us of your love for this pastime of exploring them

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

Matt Caroline Guhan
$3,400 $1,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Caroline Guhan
$6,400 $2,000 $5,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC WOMEN
SUPERLATIVES
WELCOME TO COMET-CON!
REVIVAL
ROLE PLAYERS
"DEF"INITIONS
    $400 20
This first lady's last words, in 1818: "Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend. I am ready to go. & John, it will not be long"
    $400 11
Since 1985 People magazine has been pointing out this person, including Sean Connery & Michael B. Jordan
    $400 30
Here's a 1986 shot of this regular visitor that got its name in 1759
    $400 6
Nationality name for the literary revival that included writers like Yeats & O'Casey
    $400 29
Jane Foster & Padme Amidala, in 2 very, very different universes
    $400 1
It's a 4-letter synonym for adroit or skillful
    $800 3
In 1993 Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina launched into space, aboard this shuttle, also a 2017 "Star Trek" series
    DD: $2,800 12
Before "woman alive", this word is often applied to multiple Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica
    $800 14
An unusual object known as 288P has a tail so it's classed as a comet, but it's basically a binary this, also called a minor planet
    $800 28
19th century news, like the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, inspired the style called this Revival
    $800 27
Machete &... what? You need more? Tyrannosaurus Death & Muerte
    $800 9
Yield to another & you're showing this courteous regard
    $1200 2
After briefly dancing in Paris as Lady MacLeod, she soon changed her name to a Malay one meaning "eye of the dawn"
    $1200 13
Seen, but not heard here--for safety reasons--Manowar vied for & sometimes achieved this distinction
    $1200 8
The 4 visible parts of a comet are the nucleus, coma, ion tail & this tail that sounds like a bottle of Pledge will get rid of it
    $1200 26
1765's "Reliques of Ancient English Poetry" was part of a revival of this type of folk poem, like the one "Of Constant Susanna"
    $1200 25
Gabrielle Solis on "Desperate Housewives" & Beatriz Mendoza on "Grand Hotel"
    $1200 18
The Joint Chiefs of Staff coined this acronym for a state of alertness in 1959
    $1600 4
In 1969 Shirley Chisholm attacked the Vietnam War in the first floor speech of her 14-year run as a rep. of this state
    $1600 17
While attending Beverly Hills High, "When Harry Met Sally" screenwriter Nora Ephron was dubbed this 4-word future winner
    $1600 7
In 1997 the world caught sight of this comet named for 2 amateur astronomers
    DD: $10,400 15
Search Etsy for the revival of this 19th c. movement of William Morris that itself looked back to the fine work of medieval times
    $1600 23
Justice in 1993's "Poetic Justice" & Charlene DuPrey on the TV show "Diff'rent Strokes"
    $1600 24
Excess of spending over revenue, or the margin by which a team trails an opponent
    $2000 5
A programming language is named after this daughter of Lord Byron who is called the world's 1st computer programmer
    $2000 16
Motivational author Zig Ziglar reminded us to "Expect the best", followed by these 4 words
    $2000 10
The source of many observable short-period comets is the belt beyond Neptune named for this Dutch-American astronomer
    $2000 19
Baroque revival architecture is typified by London's criminal courts building called the "Old" this (it was New in 1907)
    $2000 22
Sulu in recent "Star Trek" films & Kumar's pal Harold Lee
    $2000 21
Latin for "window" partly gives us this word that means to throw someone out of a window

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Caroline Guhan
$26,800 $9,200 $11,500
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FOOD & DRINK IN THE BIBLE
In the King James Version, these creatures are a plague in Exodus 10, but deemed okay to eat in Leviticus 11

Final scores:

Matt Caroline Guhan
$25,800 $17,200 $22,993
27-day champion: $955,201 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Caroline Guhan
$18,000 $7,200 $10,600
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $35,800

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