Show #7971 - Monday, April 15, 2019

James Holzhauer game 8.


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Megan McLeod, a cinema manager from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Kevin Bohannon, a cell biologist from Ann Arbor, Michigan

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 7-day cash winnings total $415,035)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each clue will contain a word that is found within the country that is the correct response.)
    $200 28
In 1930 this competition kicked off as Uruguay triumphed 4-2 over Argentina
    $200 27
As the mariachis play in Mexico, you might hear "wiggle your bucket", commanding you to do this
    $200 26
Rembrandt showed a world of violence in "The Blinding of" this Biblical strongman
    $200 3
A national anthem writer & an area on a basketball court
    $200 30
We're "glad" its capital is Dhaka
    $200 29
Alexander Pope noted that "fools rush in where" these supposedly wiser entities "fear to tread"
    $400 25
Fielding "Hurry Up" Yost coached Michigan to a 49-0 win over Stanford in the first of these games in 1902
    $400 22
In a Chinese idiom to "emit smoke from seven orifices" is to be in this emotional state
    $400 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows "The Last Supper" on the monitor.) Bad-luck omens can be seen in Leonardo's "Last Supper"--not only are there 13 people present, but this apostle has spilled salt
    $400 21
A Bach concerto & a Berlin gate
    $400 13
We rate the roads in this European principality a "ten"
    $400 24
A "fool's" one of these refers to a quest that has no chance of success
    DD: $8,400 18
In 1903 Maurice Garin was its first winner in 94 hours, 33 minutes, 14 seconds
    $600 17
Meaning "wasted effort", a Thai idiom is "riding" one of these South Asian beasts "to catch a grasshopper"
    $600 16
Marc Chagall depicted this Biblical king playing the harp (which might have really been a lyre)
    $600 20
A presidential birthplace in Arkansas & a really big diamond
    $600 14
Let's "run" inside this sultanate on Borneo
    $600 19
This Bible book has many fool maxims, such as "a fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards"
    $800 10
J.J. McDermott barely broke 3 hours getting from Ashland to the Back Bay as its first winner in 1897
    $800 11
To be served this pungent condiment "after lunch" is the Polish way of saying it's too late, what's happened has happened
    $800 15
Around 1600 Tobias Verhaecht created a 6 1/2-foot-tall painting of this structure built in Genesis
    $800 12
A London palace & a New York kennel club
    $800 9
In this country you can "don" its batik cloth
    $800 8
One of 78, the Fool in one of these is sometimes seen with a dog at his feet, seemingly trying to warn him not to walk off a cliff
    $1000 1
On May 17, 1875 Aristides took it in 2 minutes, 37 seconds
    $1000 2
The Portuguese equivalent of this colorful proverb is "your neighbor's chicken is always fatter"
    $1000 7
In a painting by Hieronymus Bosch, the crowd demands Jesus' crucifixion while this Roman prefect says, "Ecce homo"
    $1000 4
Leander's girlfriend & a very large type of sandwich
    $1000 6
Let's rent a "car" to drive over Honduras' southern border into this country
    $1000 5
This company has been "helping the world invest better since 1993"

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

James Kevin Megan
$7,800 $2,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Kevin Megan
$2,800 $4,400 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The correct response will be words made from the letters in "onomatopoetic".)
    $400 23
Pope Julius II raised the roof & forced Michelangelo to work on this from 1508 to its completion in 1512
    $400 1
He met Jordan Peele around 2002 at Second City in Chicago
    $400 17
It's safe to say that when sewing, wear this small metal cap on your middle finger to push the needle through
    $400 30
"I ask the head of Jokanaan in a silver charger", says this title dancer in an Oscar Wilde one-act
    $400 16
Oregon's Finley Wildlife Refuge was created for these honking birds that come down from Alaska & Canada every fall
    $400 29
Pigeon pen
    $800 28
This opera legend was known for pre-concert jitters, but once he got out there, he seemed fine
    $800 4
He met John Oates in 1967 when both were students at Temple University
    $800 27
A guard covers the point of this pin, bent back on itself to form a spring... get the point? Actually, no, & that's the point!
    $800 26
This Irish playwright wrote "Endgame" in French as "Fin de Partie"
    $800 15
More than 5,000 of these big deer spend winters at the Wyoming national refuge named for them
    $800 25
A witch's brew
    DD: $7,200 7
This physicist had a Jewish wife, Laura; when Fascist Italy adopted policies of Nazi Germany, it was time to leave
    $1200 20
Last names Moore & Prater, this duo gave us the classic song "Soul Man"
    $1200 19
It's the 6-letter term for the "needle" that follows the groove in a vinyl record
    $1200 8
This Strindberg play was published in Swedish as "Froken Julie"
    $1200 14
Thousands of acres in Virginia's James River Refuge are covered by the loblolly species of this type of evergreen tree
    $1200 24
There's no knocking this gasoline rating number
    $1600 6
Facing charges of corruption in 1994, this billionaire resigned his world leadership post, but he'd be back
    $1600 12
This comic strip pair sounds like they would be very direct & sincere
    $1600 18
Adam Levine might know that 1204RL, with a 35mm diameter, is a common needle for this process
    DD: $8,615 9
Conversations devolve into babbling in Ionesco's "The Bald Soprano", a prime example of the theatre of this
    $1600 13
Crocodile Lake Refuge in Florida has crocodiles but also the less threatening Schaus' swallowtail this
    $1600 22
The back of the neck
    $2000 5
This emperor relieved his stress over senators by executing 'em, but got a "little boot" out of office in 41 A.D.
    $2000 11
"Shaun of the Dead" & "Hot Fuzz" are two collaborations by the British pair Nick Frost & him
    $2000 3
It's a near-cylindrical bowling pin that can be set up on either end, & yeah, folks sure can get lit while playing
    $2000 10
"I've been to the zoo", says Jerry in this play by Edward Albee
    $2000 2
New York's Seatuck Refuge is home to these birds of prey also known as fish eagles
    $2000 21
Cook apples in sugar until tender to make this crustless dessert served in a glass dish

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Kevin Megan
$35,415 $12,400 $4,800
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Living people are rarely seen on a stamp, but in July 1945 the USPS issued one depicting this military event

Final scores:

James Kevin Megan
$45,444 $12,400 $1,000
8-day champion: $460,479 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Kevin Megan
$30,800 $12,400 $4,800
37 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
1 W
5 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $48,000

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Game tape date: 2019-02-12
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