Show #7966 - Monday, April 8, 2019

James Holzhauer game 3.


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Matthew Amster-Burton, a podcast host from Seattle, Washington

Maryanne Mowen, an accounting professor from Santa Fe, New Mexico

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $82,606)

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Jeopardy! Round

ROOT '66
    $200 3
Starring Eric & Debra:
"____ & ____"
    $200 28
"The Wizard of Lies", which was made into an HBO film, tells of the rise & fall of this financier & Ponzi schemer
    $200 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an Ebbinghaus illusion on the monitor.) In an Ebbinghaus illusion, the two circles in the centers of the groupings appear to be different sizes, but they're really the same--the spacing & size of the other circles plays on our sense of this, from the Latin for "to look closely"
    $200 20
They're the long, thin parts on an insect's head used to search for food
    $200 23
According to the song, you can "get your kicks on Route 66" as it winds more than 2,000 miles from this Midwest city to L.A.
    $200 30
Owner Jay Sarno rode a chariot on opening night & this Vegas casino was open for business in 1966
    $400 26
On BBC America:
"Killing" her
    $400 27
Pete Earley spent 2 years among some of the most dangerous criminals to write "The Hot House" about life inside this Kansas prison
    $400 19
The nocebo response, detrimental effects caused by the mind, is the opposite of this
    $400 8
I don't want us to part having any resentment, so "no" these, okay?
    $400 24
In 2015 the NFL moved the spot for this kind of kick back to the 15-yard line
    $400 9
Born in '66, this former pop singer has become a best-selling country artist without the Blowfish
    $600 25
Streaming on Amazon:
"Sneaky" him
    $600 15
"In All-American Murder", James Patterson turned to the case of this convicted NFL player who took his own life in prison
    $600 13
One example of the frequency illusion is seeing pregnant bellies "everywhere" for a woman who's TTC, trying to do this
    $600 2
Kingly name for the power to make money out of anything one undertakes
    DD: $4,800 18
The history of these New York City high kickers began with a troupe founded in St. Louis
    $600 10
Modern auto safety took a big step in '66 as LBJ signed bills mandating seatbelts & rupture-resistant these
    $800 22
Starring Miranda Cosgrove on Nickelodeon:
"i" her
    $800 21
"Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" tells of the still unsolved Christmas night murder of this little girl in Boulder, Colorado
    $800 17
When you apply a positive first impression to everything about a person, it's this effect--angel, saint or not
    $800 12
Hyphenated adjective meaning promoting a sense of well-being, used of the most uplifting movie "of the year"
    $800 16
A V-kick & head spins are moves in this type of dancing popular in the 1980s
    $800 11
Australia took a step away from mother Britain in '66 when it switched from pounds to this currency
    $1000 4
Martha Plimpton was a young grandma on "Raising ____"
    $1000 14
Ann Rule first made a name for herself with "The Stranger Beside Me", about this serial killer who turned out to be someone she knew
    $1000 7
This 1950 Kurosawa movie portrays the phenomenon of different memories of witnesses to the same event
    $1000 6
A standard of judgment, or a fine-grained mineral used to test alloys of gold
    $1000 5
It's what you "kick" when you stop smoking or nail-biting
    $1000 1
Anton LaVey created this controversial church in 1966

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

James Maryanne Matthew
$4,600 $600 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Maryanne Matthew
$7,600 $2,400 $10,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 3
Brown's Hotel in London features this type of room ideal for & named for a hot beverage
    $400 10
With no lightning on his forehead, he was on stage in 2018 as a fact-checker who finds 130 pages of problems in a 15-page article
    $400 29
That's legendary session musician Carol Kaye playing bass on "Good Vibrations" & a bunch of other hits by this band
    $400 27
Something that is this place "variety", such as a carrot, is unremarkable
    $400 1
London's Millennium Bridge over this river was designed to perfectly frame St. Paul's Cathedral, if you're walking the right way
    $800 26
Wyndham now owns this chain once known for its ice cream & its iconic orange roofs
    $800 24
An equine named Joey goes from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches in France in this drama
    $800 28
During the Gupta dynasty, from about 320 to 550 A.D., this country experienced a great golden age
    $800 25
The score for this 1987 Ritchie Valens biopic; she'd played guitar on the 1959 song of the same title
    $800 20
A sufficient effort is this, as is a road once it has been cleared of debris
    $800 23
The Tappan Zee over the Hudson in N.Y. was deemed unsafe, so it was replaced by a new bridge named for this late governor
    $1200 6
In the 1930s this lavish NYC hotel that had a hyphenated name invented room service
    $1200 11
It was in fact new & called the Royal Coburg when this theatre opened in London in 1818
    DD: $10,000 5
Rulers of this empire included Darius I & his son Xerxes I
    $1200 18
The themes to "M*A*S*H", "Hawaii Five-O" & this spy show that debuted in 1966 & self-destructed in 1973
    $1200 19
This 8-letter adjective for middling effort comes from words meaning "halfway up the mountain"
    $1200 2
In the 2000s a bridge in Ketchikan in this state made people ask, "Why?" & was dubbed the "Bridge to Nowhere"
    $1600 7
Agatha Christie stayed at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan & used it as a setting in this 1937 mystery
    $1600 12
In the title of a Tony-winning play from the '60s, "The Subject Was" these
    $1600 15
Grandpa would have been proud of this conqueror of China who founded the Mongol or Yuan dynasty
    $1600 17
Many a Monkees hit, including "Last Train" to here
    $1600 21
Add an "A" to the middle of a non-holiday to get this word meaning "ordinary"
    $1600 4
Ferries in local waters not being the smoothest ride, it was built starting in 1933 so you could drive from San Francisco to Oakland
    $2000 9
Albert Chase McArthur worked with his former teacher Frank Lloyd Wright to design this Arizona hotel
    DD: $8,615 13
Act 1 of this autobiographical Eugene O'Neill drama begins at 8:30 a.m.; Act 4 begins at midnight
    $2000 14
The Carolingian dynasty in France was followed by this one named for the son of Hugh the Great
    $2000 16
2006's "Fast Man Raider Man" by this former frontman of The Pixies
    $2000 22
This "P" word that can mean "dull" is also a literary term, the opposite of poetic
    $2000 8
The Qinglong Railway Bridge in China over the Beipan River was built for these high-speed trains

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Maryanne Matthew
$43,815 $6,000 $17,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

On June 6, 2018 the Chinese Theatre dimmed its lights to honor Jerry Maren, who lived to the greatest age of any of this 1939 group

Final scores:

James Maryanne Matthew
$50,845 $10,000 $12,000
3-day champion: $133,451 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Maryanne Matthew
$28,400 $6,000 $13,400
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
8 R,
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $47,800

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Game tape date: 2019-02-11
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