Show #7980 - Friday, April 26, 2019

James Holzhauer game 17.


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Robin Falco, a nonprofit administrator from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Tyler Lee, an international banking project manager from Hollis, New York

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 16-day cash winnings total $1,225,987)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to identify the team; we'll give the players to you.)
1930s SLANG
(Alex: And we want you to name the play for us.)
    $200 27
Anthony Rizzo & Kris Bryant helped end a long dry spell
    $200 28
An important greenhouse gas, it's colorless, odorless & flammable & has the formula CH4
    $200 24
Made in the Vytina region, the first type of this sweetener does not crystallize
    $200 21
There were a number of slang words for this weapon, including a convincer & a roscoe
    $200 29
Seems like Alan needs help--he's been doing terrible things to horses
    $400 8
In early 2017 an unlikely tornado struck this southeastern state in Germany called Bayern by locals
    $400 26
Russell Wilson & Richard Sherman, birds of a feather
    $400 18
Europe's first use of gas for this purpose was with coal gas in William Murdock's cottage in 1792
    $400 3
"The Greek Freak", NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo loves this sandwich named for its preparation on a turning spit
    $400 15
Pay off a debt with a $100 bill & you've parted with one of these letter-word hyphenations
    $400 25
Seems like Timon needs help--he gave away all his money, now he eats roots
    $600 9
A S.C. man said this experience "cooks you from the inside out like being in a microwave" & says it's happened to him 11 times
    $600 23
Luke Walton & Metta World Peace, staples of the community
    $600 17
Orin, the sadistic dentist in this musical, really enjoys his nitrous oxide
    DD: $3,200 20
Made from the roe of the grey mullet, avgotaraho is sometimes called this delicacy "of the south"
    $600 14
The 1930s were a time of poverty, & dog soup meant a glass of this
    $600 13
Seems like Elwood needs help--he pals around with a 6-foot spirit in rabbit form
    $800 19
Traveling at 35 miles per hour, here's a 2000' high dust storm over this southwestern capital city in the year 2012
    $800 22
Sidney Crosby & Evgeni Malkin were able to fly to victory, unlike their mascot
    $800 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a picture of a seer on the monitor.) Scientists have proposed that ethylene gas seeping from a fissure below the temple of Apollo was the mysterious vapor said to trigger this seer's trances
    $800 12
According to Greek law, feta cheese must be at least 70% derived from the milk of this animal
    $800 10
In the 1930s a canary referred to a female one of these--Mildred Bailey, perhaps
    $800 11
Ouisa realized there's only this "between us and everybody else on this planet"
    $1000 7
In 2013 there were 114-degree temps in La Rioja, the wine belt of this South American country
    $1000 1
Wayne Rooney & Robin Van Persie were allied & Premier (League) players
    $1000 6
Aside from a lot of energy, the major byproduct of nuclear fusion is this gaseous element
    $1000 2
This Greek favorite is sliced eggplant & ground lamb or beef; you can top it with bechamel
    $1000 4
A convicted murderer might have to take the hotsquat, in this device
    $1000 5
To keep his wife corie, Paul risks frozen toes by walking this way

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

James Tyler Robin
$5,800 $2,400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Tyler Robin
$9,200 $800 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 27
The book "Gunfight" focuses on the history & interpretation of this amendment to the Constitution
    $400 26
From him in 1797:
"Out of office as a third term wasn't for me. Also have several dental appointments"
    $400 25
At Barstow, Calif., take I-40 East to get to Needles or I-15 North to this more glamorous Nevada city of more than 600,000
    $400 24
Something that's really good does this sweet 3-word phrase
    $800 18
"I thought you said your dog did not bite", says this Peter Sellers film character; he's told in reply, "That is not my dog"
    DD: $2,000 1
"The Righteous Mind" examines polarization, specifically why 2 subjects so divide us:
politics & this
    $800 2
From him, "Out of office after 48 years running the FBI; I will not be responding to your e-mail"
    $800 11
The Strand forks into the Mall & Whitehall in the heart of this city
    $800 23
When you're hit by a delayed realization, you may do one of these numeric reactions
    DD: $1,000 22
This, in the film of that title, is defined in part as "Be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book"
    $1200 16
One of Georges Simenon's 80-plus novels was Inspector "Maigret et le Corps Sans Tete", about a corpse lacking this title body part
    $1200 14
Law professor Randall Kennedy's "For Discrimination" argues in favor of this effort to boost minorities in education
    $1200 9
In 1973 he was "Out of office as vice president; available on (hopefully not in) cell"
    $1200 4
From Market Street, turn right on Geary to get to Union Square in this city
    $1200 20
It's an old, less fancy word for a mortician
    $1600 6
This ditty from the end of "Life of Brian" is the most requested song at British funerals
    $1600 15
In 2015 Netflix brought this animated crime stopper back to battle Dr. Claw; go go contestant
    $1600 13
A book by Matthew Desmond looks at some folks whose rent is 80% of their income & end up getting this, the book's title
    $1600 8
He wrote, "Out of office as Louisiana governor; please add to your contacts list"
    $1600 3
At Palmera Village in Panama, head east on the Panamerican highway for Panama City; go west for this neighboring country
    $1600 19
This manifold supplies fuel & air to your car's cylinders
    $2000 7
5-word line that follows "I didn't expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition"
    $2000 17
In 1899 he was appointed chief inspector of antiquities of upper Egypt; his greatest fame came in 1922
    $2000 12
He's a senator from Nebraska & the author of "Them: Why We Hate Each Other--and How to Heal"
    $2000 10
From Cordell Hull, 1944: "Out of office as longest-serving Secretary of this; if you need assistance, contact Foggy Bottom"
    $2000 5
Exit right on East Grand to get to Navy Pier if you're northbound on this Chicago "Drive"
    $2000 21
"The way you wear your hat, the way you sip your tea, the mem'ry of all that--no, no!" this song title

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Tyler Robin
$29,600 $1,600 $4,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The title character of this 1841 novel says he got his name because he kills bucks & does, but not people

Final scores:

James Tyler Robin
$49,600 $0 $3,300
17-day champion: $1,275,587 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Tyler Robin
$29,600 $3,600 $5,600
34 R,
2 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,800

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Game tape date: 2019-02-26
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