Responses for show #7999 - Thursday, May 23, 2019

James Holzhauer game 26.

Contestants

Nate Scheffey, a technology consultant from New York, New York

Laura Schulman, a public defender from Seattle, Washington

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 25-day cash winnings total $1,939,027)

Jeopardy! Round responses

AMERICAN HISTORY
NUMERIC PHRASES
LOS ANGELES IN THE MOVIES
THE 2018 IG NOBEL PRIZES
THE COMMON FACTOR
(Alex: And hearkening back to the novel 1984...)
NEWSPEAK
    $200 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

McHenry

James
    $200 28
the nines

James
    $200 10
Pretty Woman

Nate
    $200 27
field

Laura
    $200 16
English

James
    $400 13
gold

Nate
    $400 24
a jury

Nate
    $400 25
(Alex: Less than a minute.)

Clueless

James
    $400 26
(James: What are gorillas?)

chimpanzees

JamesNate
    $400 22
hammer

Nate
    $400 23
artificial insemination

Nate
    $600 9
the Manhattan Project

Laura
    $600 19
60 minutes

James
    $600 20
Grease

Nate
    $600 21
read the manual

Nate
    $600 18
mortar

Nate
    $600 17
exercise

Triple Stumper
    $800 6
Eli Whitney

James
    $3,400 14
deep-six

Nate
    $800 8
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

James
    $800 11
voodoo dolls

Nate
    $800 15
smoke

Laura
    $800 12
thoughtcrime

James
    $1000 5
(William) Seward

James
    $1000 4
a hundred

Nate
    $1000 3
Chinatown

Nate
    $1000 7
cannibalism

Nate
    $1000 1
Dean

James
    $1000 2
(Nate: What is the Ministry of Information?)

the Ministry of Truth

JamesNate

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

James Laura Nate
$5,400 $1,400 $6,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Laura Nate
$6,600 $1,600 $10,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

LESSER-KNOWN BROTHERS
SCIENCE
MUSICALS BASED ON LITERATURE
MOUNTAINS
CHANGE YOUR M*I*N*D*
(Alex: One letter in that word, "mind", needs to be changed to come up with a correct response in each of the clues.)
NEWS SPEAK
    $400 30
Attila

Nate
    $400 21
absolute zero

James
    $400 28
Man of La Mancha

James
    $400 25
England

James
    $400 29
mine

Nate
    $400 26
beat

James
    $800 19
Curie

James
    $800 20
proteins

Nate
    $800 27
Yiddish

James
    $800 22
West Virginia

Nate
    $800 24
rind

Laura
    $800 23
off the record

Nate
    $1200 18
Gershwin

James
    $1200 17
friction

Nate
    $1200 16
Pierre

Triple Stumper
    $1200 15
K2

James
    $1200 1
a mink

Laura
    $1200 14
the White House

Laura
    $1600 5
Eisenhower

James
    $1600 3
(Laura: What is omega?)

an ohm

LauraNate
    $1600 9
Guys and Dolls

James
    $8,200 6
the Carpathian

James
    $1600 2
mend

Nate
    $1600 13
anchors

James
    $2000 10
(Jackson) Pollock

Nate
    $6,000 4
a biome

Nate
    $2000 8
Huckleberry Finn

James
    $2000 7
(Laura: What is Teapot Dome?)

Clingmans Dome

JamesLaura
    $2000 11
bind

Triple Stumper
    $2000 12
morgue

James

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Laura Nate
$31,200 $1,200 $25,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

JAZZ CLASSICS
(Alex: [To Nate] Duke Ellington's signature tune.)
LauraWhat is Take 5?
$0
NateWhat is Take the A Train?
$10,000
JamesWhat is Take the A Train?
$20,908
"Take The "A" Train"

Final scores:

James Laura Nate
$52,108 $1,200 $35,800
26-day champion: $1,991,135 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

James Laura Nate
$24,600 $1,200 $19,200
26 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
6 R,
2 W
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $45,000

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