Show #8480 - Friday, October 1, 2021

Matt Amodio game 33.

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Samantha Wells, a graduate student from Urbana, Illinois

Thomas Dai, a Ph.D. student from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 32-day cash winnings total $1,212,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

1871--150 YEARS AGO
SOME FUN & GAMES
SPIN CYCLE
GERUNDS
FOR YOUR REFERENCE
WAITER, THERE'S A BUG IN MY MOVIE
    $200 29
In Brooklyn this impresario opened his circus, calling it a traveling museum, menagerie, caravan & hippodrome
    $200 30
In blackjack this alliterative phrase means betting your original amount again & getting just one more card
    $200 22
You'll also need handsticks if you're buying these to spin in your juggling act, as Senor Wences did
    $200 27
Julia Child called the book titled "Joy of" this "a fundamental resource"
    $200 26
"Cyrus, epirus, papyrus, virus" is an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of these
    $200 28
2018:
"Ant-Man and
the ____ "
    $400 19
William Woods Holden of North Carolina became the USA's first governor removed from office via this process
    $400 20
You open an imaginary curtain to indicate the category is a play title in this game; first word...!
    $400 21
A spin is named for Denise Biellmann, a Swiss star in this sport
    $400 23
Of all sad words of tongue or sign, the saddest are "We no longer validate" this
    $400 24
John was the first name of this Massachusetts bookseller who published his first volume of quotations in 1855
    $400 25
2018:
"The Girl in
____ ____ ____"
    $600 15
March 21 saw the first meeting of a united Germany's Reichstag, or parliament, with this man as the first chancellor
    $600 17
The heads of 4 amphibious ungulates gobble up marbles in this Hasbro game
    $600 18
A story says Babe Ruth's eyesight was so good he could read the label on one of these records of his day named for its RPM
    $600 11
A recital of a literary work, or a service performed by a psychic
    $600 16
The first book with this repetitive title was published in London in 1849; today it's followed by "in Dentistry", among many others
    $600 9
1938,
a Disney
"Silly Symphony":
"____ and the Flame"
    $800 13
This reporter for the New York Herald seen here made his way to Lake Tanganyika & a memorable encounter
    $800 7
Based on a Mongol attack on Japan in 1274, "Ghost of Tshushima" has you battle as one of these & struggle to live to their code
    $800 12
In the movie "White Nights", Mikhail Baryshnikov does a 3,960-degree turn, 11 in a row of these
    $800 10
Freefalling & the canopy ride are segments of this activity
    $800 14
He divided the contents of his first thesaurus into 6 classes, just as his hero Linnaeus had done with animals
    $800 8
2002,
desert battles in the ancient world:
"The ____ King"
    DD: $1,000 1
This performance space that seats more than 5,000 was opened by Queen Victoria
    $1000 5
A "red snake" bet in this wheel game winds through 3 columns from 1 to 34
    $1000 4
Labs use this machine that spins fluids to do your hematocrit, or blood analysis
    $1000 3
Involving papers to be kept as a record, it's the process of delivering claims to a court
    $1000 2
"Do not break sentences in two" & "use the active voice" were among William Strunk's original these title principles
    $1000 6
1958,
remade in 1986:
"The ____"

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

Matt Thomas Samantha
$6,800 $2,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Thomas Samantha
$10,400 $2,600 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

CITIES OF IRELAND
SCIENCE
THE BANDS THEY FRONTED
NAME CALLING
THAT'S A BIG BOOK
ALLITERATION
    $400 28
The name of this capital means "black pool", referring to the dark waters of the River Liffey
    $400 13
Stannite is a sulfide ore of copper, iron & this metal
    $400 29
David Lee Roth
    $400 27
This man adapted Charles Barbier's night writing code into a writing system for the blind
    $400 1
If you're not a fan of long, long fiction, this 1862 Victor Hugo work will make you... what's the word... unhappy? Wretched?
    $400 30
This kids' game, this kids' game, send a response right over by knowing it's a team line-breaking game
    $800 14
Galway is home to a national theater dedicated to works in the language called Irish this
    $800 12
For butterflies, the pupa is the third stage in this process
    $800 26
Since the '70s & right through today:
Belinda Carlisle
    $800 24
This large Howitzer was named for the woman who once owned the Krupp Armaments Company
    DD: $6,000 11
"Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit" is the first of this poem's more than 10,000 lines
    $800 23
Drew Brees, who didn't put on pads until high school, started an organization to promote this coed, non-contact game
    $1200 8
It was a long way to this city for the English King John, who built a castle there when he was governor
    $1200 7
Also called thrombocytes, these cell fragments found in the blood are involved in clotting
    $1200 25
Until they broke up in 1980:
Robert Plant
    $1200 22
Creator of TV's "Fargo", Noah Hawley won this mystery award named for a certain Poe-et
    $1200 5
Might seem that way, but it won't take a hundred years to read this 1974 James Michener bestseller about the American West
    $1200 19
To have fun, to enjoy oneself; a character in Shakespeare "must" do this "with the duchess' gold"
    $1600 3
Archaeologists in Cork found Viking artifacts that threaten to shatter this city's "oldest in Ireland" status like its crystal
    $1600 2
Astronomers recently found a cluster of these cosmic bodies & think their collisions were the source of gravitational waves
    $1600 21
Before launching a solo country career:
Darius Rucker
    DD: $5,000 15
Around 1860 this man blazed a trail from Kansas & established a trading post in Oklahoma Territory
    $1600 4
There's a synonym for "dreary" in the title, then 67 chapters of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce court action in this Dickens work
    $1600 18
The middle horse has this condition, kind of the opposite of bow-legged
    $2000 10
A town called Drogheda sits on this river that lends its name to a decisive 1690 battle
    $2000 9
It's the common term for animals of the order Lagomorpha
    $2000 20
As a teen:
Ricky Martin
    $2000 16
Disraeli was among those who called this man's carriages "the gondolas of London"
    $2000 6
Book 10 of this Thomas Malory work has 88 chapters, & there are 21 books--just sayin'
    $2000 17
A folktale tells of a hungry man who convinces people he can make a tasty pot of this, then gets them to add actual food

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Thomas Samantha
$35,400 $2,200 $5,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN HISTORY
The April 26, 1906 edition of The Call, a newspaper in this city, reported on the heroic death of hoseman James O'Neil

Final scores:

Matt Thomas Samantha
$55,400 $1 $4,700
33-day champion: $1,267,801 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Thomas Samantha
$35,200 $2,200 $5,200
41 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
3 W
6 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $42,600

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