Show #7964 - Thursday, April 4, 2019

James Holzhauer game 1.

Contestants

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James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada

Anna Hautzinger, a veterinarian from Chicago, Illinois

Alex Koral, a regulatory research counsel from Boulder, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

NATURE STICKS IT TO YOU
THE HIGHEST CAPITAL CITY
BALLPARK CUISINE
U3
(Alex: There are 3 "U"s in each correct response.)
POTPOURRI
DON'T TREAD ON MEME
    $200 30
These from a porcupine puncture the victim with ease, but require about 4 times the force to be removed
    $200 1
Canberra,
Kathmandu,
Kingston
    $200 29
Sheffield Corner at this stadium offers the Chick-ago sandwich
    $200 8
Let's needle you with these Chinese medical practice
    $200 26
The cheese-filled receptacle seen here is called this pot
    $200 28
knowyourmeme.com says this Muppet is the origin of the "Om nom nom nom" eating meme
    $400 23
This fish whips its tail forward like a scorpion to stab you with its barbs
    $400 2
Washington, D.C.,
Ottawa,
Mexico City
    $400 24
For the 2018 season, Comerica Park in Detroit offered egg rolls filled with this hazelnut spread
    $400 9
In 1891 it was incorporated as a city in New Mexico; it had about 3,800 people then
    $400 25
This city was established as the capital of the territory of Florida in 1824
    $400 27
A 2016 interview with this Batman actor found him looking sad; the internet then made him the meme we deserve
    $600 22
On 8 of the 9 days of the festival of San Fermin in this city, you can try running with the bulls
    $600 3
Brasilia,
Quito,
Santiago
    $600 19
Minute Maid Park has the meats: pulled pork, chopped beef & smoked sausage, all atop this deep-fried spiral cake
    $600 10
Tom Jones could have sung "It's Not Uncommon" but went with this instead
    $600 20
A painting that spent 60 years stored in this room at the top of a house was authenticated as a Van Gogh in 2013
    $600 21
After she wore a jacket with "I really don't care. Do u?" written on it, memes flew fast & furious
    $800 18
The stiletto type of this reptile has horizontal fangs & is especially dangerous because it can bite you with its mouth closed
    $800 5
Athens,
Amsterdam,
Addis Ababa
    $800 16
Head to AT&T Park for ahi tuna over rice, tortilla chips or fresh greens--this dish with a Hawaiian name that means "to slice"
    $800 11
3-word term for minestrone when it's only offered on, say, Tuesday
    $800 14
A study found over half of moms admit to this -ism, being more proud of or closer to 1 adult child than another
    $800 17
When Tom Holland as him said, "I don't feel so good" in "Infinity War", half the meme community sprang to life
    DD: $5,000 15
The venomous stonefish has a blade called a lachrymal saber that pops out from a bone under this body part
    $1000 4
Kabul,
Baghdad,
Beirut
    $1000 6
Some of the best things to eat at Chase Field, home of this team, are green tamales & the Sonoran dog
    $1000 7
A demon in female form; we're throwing you under the...
    $1000 12
The most recent impeachment of a president was in 1998 based on a report by this man
    $1000 13
One meme about this actor who was "Walker, Texas Ranger": he "counted to infinity--twice"

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

Alex Anna James
$4,800 $0 $10,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Anna James
$7,000 $0 $13,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR
WORLD WAR II
TRANSPORTATION
FROM THE GREEK
MUSEUMS
SMALL SCREEN SHOW TUNES
    $400 28
In the preface to this 1937 book, Tolkien explains that he is using "dwarves" instead of the preferred plural, "dwarfs"
    $400 2
Launching hostilities in 1939, the Germans used blitzkrieg tactics in their invasion of this country
    $400 29
On May 6, 1994 this 31-mile expanse was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth & Francois Mitterrand
    $400 12
Bread has its roots in German while this dairy partner goes back to the Greek for "cow"
    $400 1
You too can donate a lock of this to the Turkish museum dedicated to it
    $400 30
On "Britain's Got Talent", Susan Boyle stunned the crowd with "I Dreamed A Dream" from this show
    $800 27
This author of the Michael Bennett thrillers:
"If I'm working with a co-writer, they'll usually write the first draft"
    $800 6
These suicide plane attacks near the end of the war in the Pacific sank 34 ships & damaged hundreds of others
    $800 26
This transportation hub in the heart of midtown Manhattan opened in 1913
    $800 21
Appropriately, this optical instrument gets its name from the Greek for "far-seeing"
    $800 25
Most of the surviving French crown jewels reside in the Galerie d'Apollon in this Paris museum
    $800 24
Andy Bernard sauntered into "The Office" singing of this "demon barber of Fleet Street"
    $1200 8
"I believe the road to hell is paved with" these modifying parts of speech, Stephen King said forcefully
    $1200 3
Walthère Dewé was a leader of this underground anti-occupation movement in Belgium in WWI as well as WWII
    $1200 20
Here's the logo of this electric transport sharing company
    DD: $9,812 10
In ancient Greek comedies, there were 24 in this group of performers
    $1200 22
The Topeka, Kansas museum dedicated to this daredevil features his red, white & blue rocket cycle
    $1200 23
Vanessa Hudgens played Maureen when this musical based on a Puccini opera went live on Fox in 2019
    $1600 9
Late in life, this author clarified, "Sharks don't target human beings, & they certainly don't hold grudges"
    $1600 4
Many have seen Germany's decision to do this along with Italy 4 days after Pearl Harbor as a big mistake
    $1600 17
During the Revolutionary War, a one-man craft called the Turtle was one of these used in naval warfare
    $1600 13
This synonym for dictionary comes from the Greek for "word"
    $1600 16
The Winter Palace that was once home to Russia's czars is part of this museum in St. Petersburg
    $1600 19
On a memorable "American Idol", Jason Castro sang "Memory" from this Broadway musical
    $2000 7
This author revealed Yoknapatawpha, a place in his books, is a Chickasaw word meaning "water runs slow through flat land"
    DD: $3,000 5
Rounds from the Katyusha rocket launcher made a howling sound; German troops called it this enemy leader's "organ"
    $2000 15
This sporty Volkswagen coupe debuted in 1955
    $2000 11
A Southwestern national park is named for these stone carvings, which is what the word means
    $2000 14
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is in this Walmart company town
    $2000 18
An episode of NBC's "Smash" included "Another Op'nin' Another Show" from this musical based on "The Taming of the Shrew"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Anna James
$18,000 $1,600 $40,412
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. BODIES OF WATER
The Jordan, Bear & Weber Rivers deposit over a million tons of minerals into it annually, much of that chloride & sodium

Final scores:

Alex Anna James
$20,000 $3,200 $43,680
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $43,680

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Anna James
$17,000 $1,600 $27,800
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
1 R,
1 W
31 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $46,400

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