Show #7999 - Thursday, May 23, 2019

James Holzhauer game 26.

Contestants

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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)

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Jeopardy! Round

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
This fort that successfully defended Baltimore in 1814 was built in the shape of a 5-pointed star
    $200 28
The gentleman seen here is dressed to these
    $200 10
As this film opens, Richard Gere is lost on Hollywood Boulevard & stops to ask Julia Roberts for directions
    $200 27
Track &
____ &
stream
    $200 16
Oldspeak referred to this language spoken by about 1.5 billion today
    $400 13
A carpenter named James Marshall found this in a streambed on January 4, 1848; he tried to keep it a secret, but...
    $400 24
"12 good men & true" is an idiom describing one of these
    $400 25
Interiors of Grant High School (OMG, totally in the Valley!) were used in this film with Alicia Silverstone as Cher
    $400 26
The Anthropology award went to a report on "cross-species imitation" between these apes & humans at zoos
    $400 22
Arm &
____ &
sickle
    $400 23
Most sex was outlawed, so artsem, short for this, was preferred for reproduction
    $600 9
This project to develop an atomic bomb got started in 1940 with $6,000 for research
    $600 19
NFL coach Chuck Pagano is known for his exhortation "all you got", this length of time, "don't judge"
    $600 20
(L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti gives the clue.) The 6th Street Bridge, which we're rebuilding, was featured in many films, including "Terminator 2" & this 1950s-set film in which John Travolta had a big racing scene
    $600 21
The Lit prize went to a look at whether buyers of complicated products actually do this, RTM for short
    $600 18
Brick &
____ &
pestle
    $600 17
Taking place every day after morning wake-up, "physical jerks" were these & were mandatory
    $800 6
In addition to the cotton gin, he developed the idea of mass production of interchangeable parts
    DD: $3,400 14
Owing to the traditional location of a grave, this term means to get rid of something, especially at sea
    $800 8
Canoga Park & Van Nuys High Schools subbed for the title institution in this film that had Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli
    $800 11
The Economics winners investigated if the use of these dolls was effective against bad bosses
    $800 15
Summer &
____ &
mirrors
    $800 12
Pondering unspoken forbidden beliefs was a thiscrime
    $1000 5
In 1861 this Secretary of State suggested the U.S. provoke a foreign war to distract from civil discord at home
    $1000 4
Wilson Mizner is credited with the adage "Life's a tough proposition & the first" this many "years are the hardest"
    $1000 3
Los Angeles City Hall plays itself in this iconic film in which Jack Nicholson plays 1930s P.I. J.J. Gittes
    $1000 7
Work on the caloric benefits of this anthropophagic diet during the Paleolithic ate up the Nutrition prize
    $1000 1
Torvill &
____ &
DeLuca
    $1000 2
To "rectify" was the euphemism used by this ministry for its deliberate altering of history

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

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
He shared leadership of the Huns with his elder brother Bleda--until he murdered Bleda
    $400 21
2-word name for what in theory is the lowest possible temperature
    $400 28
It took only about 350 years for this musical "Man" to ride forth from Cervantes' "Don Quixote"
    $400 25
At 3,210 feet, Scafell Pike in Lake District National Park is the highest elevation in this U.K. country
    $400 29
A floating one is designed to explode on contact
    $400 26
It's the 4-letter word for a news reporter's area of specialization, like sports or business
    $800 19
Marie hadn't joined the clan yet when physicist brothers Jacques & Pierre were in a photo of this family
    $800 20
Chemically, many hormones are peptides, which are molecules structured like these other "P" ones, but smaller
    $800 27
In 2018 "Fiddler on the Roof" was staged in NYC in this language of Sholem Alechiem's original stories
    $800 22
Snowshoe Mountain is a nearly 5,000-foot ski site in this U.S. "Mountain State"
    $800 24
It covers a grapefruit
    $800 23
3-word phrase for information given to a reporter from a source who doesn't want to be named
    $1200 18
You know George & Ira, but maybe not their other brother & composer, Arthur this
    $1200 17
You can't use a Carnot engine to power your car--it's an ideal one that loses no heat via this resisting force
    $1200 16
Characters from "War and Peace" populate "Natasha", him "and the Great Comet of 1812"
    $1200 15
The second-highest mountain peak in the world, it tops out at 28,251 feet
    $1200 1
This carnivore of the weasel family will feed on frogs, fish & occasionally birds
    $1200 14
The term "hard pass" was in the news in November 2018--it's what reporters need to come & go in this building
    $1600 5
From 1943 to 1950 Milton, younger brother of this president, was president of Kansas State College (now University)
    $1600 3
The last letter of the Greek alphabet represents this unit of electrical resistance
    $1600 9
Show your luck & name this musical based on Damon Runyon stories including "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown"
    DD: $8,200 6
All of Romania's mountains are part of this 900-mile-long range
    $1600 2
A synonym for darn--the verb
    $1600 13
Frank Magid created the action news format, including the now-common "happy talk", banter between these people
    $2000 10
Charles, bro of this Wyo.-born abstract painter, was once thought a better artist but ended up teaching etching at Michigan State
    DD: $6,000 4
Frederic Clements & Victor Shelford coined this 5-letter word for a zone of life, such as desert or deciduous forest
    $2000 8
The musical "Big River" was inspired by this novel first published in the U.S. in 1885
    $2000 7
This "Dome" is the highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains & in Tennessee
    $2000 11
To attach the part you shouldn't judge a book by
    $2000 12
In a newspaper office old clippings, not dead bodies, are kept here

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

JAZZ CLASSICS
In one account, this song began as directions written out for composer Billy Strayhorn to Duke Ellington's home in Harlem

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:

Game dynamics graph

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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