Show #8001 - Monday, May 27, 2019

James Holzhauer game 28.


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Scott Swartz, a medical student from Berkeley, California

Monica Foy, a financial planner from San Francisco, California

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 27-day cash winnings total $2,065,535)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Texas Beeworks in Austin, Texas.) Beekeeping was practiced in ancient Egypt where honey was important not just in everyday life, but in the afterlife; the 1922 discovery of this king's tomb included jars of honey, still edible 3,000 years later
    $200 25
Pharrell Williams must have been pleased by its success
    $200 30
Seen here is the flag of this Central American country where the U.S. once held some valuable real estate
    $200 28
In ancient Rome the dangerous job of Halotus was to do this to the food of Emperor Claudius
    $200 29
The "Age" of this alloy finished second, not third, falling between the Stone & Iron Ages
    $200 23
Nominative singular pronoun
    $400 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Texas Beeworks in Austin, Texas.) Karl von Frisch won a Nobel Prize for figuring out that bees communicate the distance & direction of a food supply to other members of a hive by using a series of rhythmic movements called these; a circling one means food is within 75 meters while a waggling one means a greater distance
    $400 24
Adele could've had it all, & did
    $400 8
Horizontal stripes of these 3 colors are found on the flags of Colombia, Ecuador & Venezuela
    $400 27
A South Carolina BBQ joint is named for this phrase meaning to make a hog of yourself
    $400 21
In the U.S. the "Roaring" these are also called the "Tribal" these, as the rise in nativism led to the growth of the KKK
    $400 22
A Roman 1,000
    $600 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Texas Beeworks in Austin, Texas.) In ancient Greece, this father of medicine recommended honey as a cure for everything, from thirst & pain to fevers & ulcers
    $600 17
Ed Sheeran was in love with it
    $600 7
A nutmeg seed adorns the flag of this island nation the U.S. invaded in 1983
    $600 11
Pronounced one way, it's a Norwegian artist; the other way, a verb meaning to eat
    $600 20
1760 is a traditional start date for this period of technological development in Britain
    $600 14
It precedes "peg" regarding compressed pics
    $800 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Texas Beeworks in Austin, Texas.) In the 1870s, beekeepers were using a smoker to calm bees; the smoke works by dulling the attack receptors of these chemical secretions
    $800 15
You'd think that people would've had enough of this Wings tune
    $800 6
A West Indies nation's flag has 2 stars--we don't know if one represents Nevis & the other, this
    $800 10
When cows chew their cud, they do this; in another sense of the word, you meditate over a subject
    DD: $8,200 12
Though this era is associated with Monroe, the joy began in Madison's administration as the War of 1812 ended
    $800 13
Type of "frame" very common in house construction
    $1000 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Texas Beeworks in Austin, Texas.) Worker bees produce a nutritious milky substance long thought to be what made certain female larvae become queen bees, hence this name; recent research is challenging that assumption
    $1000 1
Blondie was phoning it in with this hit from "American Gigolo"
    $1000 5
Swords, rifles, a scroll declaring "libertad" & a resplendent one of these birds are found on Guatemala's flag
    $1000 9
In tech, this 6-letter word is half a byte; the mildly hungry often do it with their food
    $1000 4
A volume of the "Oxford History of the United States" covers "Reconstruction &" this "Age" of robber barons
    $1000 3

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

James Monica Scott
$18,600 $0 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Monica Scott
$21,800 $600 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response beginning with the letter "C".)
    $400 27
Oliver Wolcott Jr., taking over for Hamilton but getting no eventual musical
    $400 29
Anything that excludes you from consideration for a job
    $400 28
Carl Sandburg's poem about this city declares it "Hog Butcher for the World"
    $400 23
The imperial system of weights & measures was officially used in Great Britain until 1965 & the adoption of this system
    $400 30
On this TV series Taylor Schilling plays the incarcerated Piper Chapman
    $400 8
This French-named technique involves sticking photos, papers or really anything onto a canvas or backing
    $800 26
1975 & back for more in 2001:
Donald Rumsfeld
    $800 24
Adjective meaning working the opposite way from what instinct suggests
    $800 20
"The Merchant's Tale" & "The Squire's Tale" are 2 offerings in this 14th century work
    $800 22
"La Bayadere" was premiered in 1877 by the Russian Imperial this, later the Kirov, now the Mariinsky
    $800 25
This South African-born beauty won an Oscar for playing a "Monster", serial killer Aileen Wuornos
    $800 7
MoMA has a series of 32 Andy Warhol paintings of these cans, including clam chowder & chicken noodle
    $1200 13
Janet Reno dances into the Cabinet
    $1200 17
The paper bag method is no longer widely recommended if you find yourself doing this--learn controlled breathing
    $1200 3
Emerson wrote a "Hymn" to this Massachusetts town that got in on Revolutionary War action on day one
    $1200 21
Also known as the Crown of Charlemagne, the Imperial Crown was created in the 10th century for coronations of these emperors
    $1200 10
Constance Wu, Jessica on "Fresh Off the Boat", hit the big screen in this 2018 rom-com
    $1200 1
Botticelli painted Athena with this type of mythic creature
    $1600 12
Tom Ridge, the first to hold the job
    $1600 16
Adjective for the part of the life & career of George W. Bush that began in January 2009
    $1600 2
In "Sailing to" this ancient city today known as Istanbul, Yeats sought the comfort of past ages
    $1600 19
This "small" guy & The Imperials had R&B pop hits like "Tears On My Pillow" & "Goin' Out Of My Head"
    $1600 9
On "The Handmaid's Tale", Ann Dowd plays this imposing & authoritarian aunt
    $1600 5
Though her dad said he'd rather see her dead, she moved to Paris in 1866 & later exhibited with the Impressionists
    DD: $20,000 14
A few names, if one isn't enough:
Albert Fall (who very much did), James Watt, Sally Jewell
    $2000 15
Look at a map of the contiguous U.S. & you'll see that this 16-letter superlative adjective applies to Maine
    DD: $11,022 4
"Harlem", sometimes called "A Dream Deferred", is probably the most famous poem by this man
    $2000 18
The Imperial Palace in this city was destroyed in air raids during WWII, but rebuilt in the 1960s
    $2000 11
This singer & actress honors her roots with her signature black & white fashion choices
    $2000 6
He was a master of chiaroscuro, the use of light & shadows to add drama to his canvases, as in "The Denial of Saint Peter"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Monica Scott
$72,022 $6,600 $6,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: That's right up your alley, champ.)
When this game was introduced in 1860, it had squares like Intemperance & Poverty & if you hit the Suicide square your game was over

Final scores:

James Monica Scott
$130,022 $13,195 $12,399
28-day champion: $2,195,557 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

James Monica Scott
$37,600 $6,600 $6,200
40 R
(including 3 DDs),
0 W
8 R,
0 W
10 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $50,400

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