Show #8482 - Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Matt Amodio game 35.


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Anthony Christopher-Smith, a social worker from Newark, New Jersey

Angie Vroom Givant, a writer from La Crescenta, California

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 34-day cash winnings total $1,350,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 27
In an "improper" one of these, the numerator is greater than the denominator
    $200 26
As the name suggests, the $100 million Breakthrough Listen is a project to detect this type of signal from distant planets
    $200 21
Chester Carlson's photocopying process was rejected by over 20 companies before this one bought it & made him rich
    $200 29
It can mean "beside" or be a prefix with -stander
    $200 30
According to Rolling Stone, the best album of the decade:
    $200 28
He helped make the Teamsters the USA's largest labor union, but his whereabouts are a mystery
    $400 23
In the expression 25, 2 is the base & 5 is this, the power to which 2 is raised
    $400 22
The area around a star where conditions are "just right" for life is called this zone, after a fairy tale girl
    $400 20
The Fifth Amendment guarantees that no person shall be "deprived of life, liberty, or property, without" this
    $400 25
The OED calls this synonym of "between" that starts with the same 4 letters "somewhat archaic"
    $400 24
"Mama Said Knock You Out"
    $400 15
On Oct. 14, 1066 King Harold was killed at this battle
    $600 16
The fundamental theorem of arithmetic says all composite numbers can be expressed as a product of these,
e.g. 65 = 5 x 13
    $600 19
A purported UFO crash in this southwest city in 1947 has spawned great interest & an annual festival
    DD: $1,400 5
Darwin wrote that he called a process this "or survival of the fittest"
    $600 17
Longfellow didn't begin a poem "Beneath a spreading chestnut-tree", but this synonym
    $600 18
1992's Grammy-winning Album of the Year: this Brit's
    $600 14
This abolitionist wrote "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic", the semiofficial song of the Union Army
    $800 12
The counting numbers beginning 1, 2, 3... are also known as these alliterative "numbers"
    $800 11
A British project to develop a spacecraft capable of reaching a nearby star within 50 years is named for this mythic Greek flyer
    $800 4
In the Catholic church, this part of the canonization process gives the holy person the title "blessed"
    $800 10
To Cicero it could mean around a place, as in "____ forum"; to us, it means around a time
    $800 13
"Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"
    $800 6
In 1825 Charles X of France finally recognized this nation, 21 years after it declared its independence
    $1000 8
This law of addition says x + y = y + x
    $1000 2
A theoretical basis of alien life is this 2nd most common element in Earth's crust; scientists have made enzymes bond it to carbon
    $1000 3
In the 1830s this Frenchman developed a new photo process that cut exposure time from 8 hours to less than 30 minutes
    $1000 7
"During" switches to this when it comes before a predicate phrase like "walking the dog"
    $1000 9
"Vitalogy", featuring "Better Man"
    $1000 1
As many as 30,000 of these German mercenaries fought during the American Revolution & some were with Cornwallis when he surrendered

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

Matt Angie Anthony
$9,400 -$400 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Angie Anthony
$12,600 $600 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Shakespeare's Sonnet 153 notes the "love-kindling fire" of this Roman god & where he "got new fire--my mistress' eyes"
    $400 29
In 2008 Ann Dunwoody became the first woman promoted to the rank of full or 4-star this
    $400 28
The wild musical fun of this cult classic features Meat Loaf, Susan Sarandon & Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter
    $400 30
This word meaning really old is in the full name of St. Andrews Golf Club, open for 18-hole play since 1764
    $400 24
Since 1925 the showcase of country music known as the Grand Ole Opry has been broadcast from this city
    $400 27
Cotahuasi Canyon in this Andean nation is more than 11,000' deep; it's a 7-hour hike down to the town of Quechualla at its bottom
    DD: $10,000 15
"...With the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life" are a few of the ways this woman loves thee
    $800 21
In 1986 Ann Bancroft (not the actress) left Ellesmere Island & 56 days later became the 1st woman to cross the ice to this point
    $800 22
A moody crime drama involving a robbery gone wrong, "The Drop" stars this TV mob boss in his final film
    $800 25
One of the letters in a BSEE degree
    $800 23
In 1939 this Pasadena event had child star Shirley Temple as its 50th anniversary grand marshal; she did the honors again in 1989
    $800 20
The Todra Gorge in these mountains is a popular attraction in Morocco
    $1200 3
The immortal John Donne wrote, "One short sleep past, we wake eternally and" this "shall be no more"
    $1200 12
In the 18th century "Mother Ann" Lee was a big mover in this offshoot of the Quakers whose name rhymes with Quakers
    $1200 19
An angry girlfriend, a mutant baby & a man with big hair all add up to "Eraserhead", this surreal director's first feature film
    $1200 18
It can be a type of small apartment or a measure of results versus costs
    $1200 8
Dating from 1880, this renowned liqueur is made with fine cognac & the essence of bitter oranges
    $1200 9
Seen here Waimea Canyon, on this Hawaiian Garden Isle, is nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific
    $1600 2
In 1816, after reading George Chapman's translations, Keats wrote "On First Looking into Chapman's" this poet
    $1600 11
John Allen & Elisha Rumsey were both married to women named Ann when they founded this city amidst some groves in 1824
    $1600 14
Visions of a man in a strange rabbit suit convince Jake Gyllenhaal to commit dangerous crimes in this film
    $1600 17
Term for someone like J.P. Morgan who invests in businesses on a large scale
    DD: $2,200 5
The head of state of this small nation is Grand Duke Henri
    $1600 4
Mexico's rugged Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon) is found in these "mother" mountains in Chihuahua state
    $2000 1
This "Tintern Abbey" man implored, "Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned, mindless of its just honours"
    $2000 13
The University of Hawaii's Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowment honors a noted anthropologist, this man's mother
    $2000 6
"Tell Your Children" was an alternate title of this 1936 film that purports to show the dangers of using marijuana
    $2000 16
Drop the last letter from a biological term to get this word meaning "coined money"
    $2000 7
Civil War drummer & bugler Albert Woolson, who died in 1956 at age 109, was the last member of this organization, the G.A.R.
    $2000 10
A canyon with 600-foot walls in Australia's Bungle Bungle Range bears the name of this small, spiny monotreme

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Angie Anthony
$39,000 $2,400 $11,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This phrase relating nutrition & health was popularized by fruit scientist J.T. Stinson at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Final scores:

Matt Angie Anthony
$50,000 $4,800 $17,200
35-day champion: $1,400,801 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Angie Anthony
$29,800 $1,800 $10,400
35 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
6 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $42,000

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Game tape date: 2021-08-27
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