Show #7968 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

James Holzhauer game 5.
James breaks Frank Spangenberg’s record for winnings accumulated over the first five games, as adjusted for doubled dollar values to $205,194.


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Laura Hertzfeld, a journalist from Venice, California

Jeff Henderson, a retail manager from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 4-day cash winnings total $244,365)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response beginning with that letter of the alphabet.)
(Alex: At least through 2018, but there's always next season.)
    $200 24
This state celebrates July 24 as Pioneer Day, commemorating the passage of pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley
    $200 26
Heading north on I-5:
    $200 27
He exited the Massachusetts turnpike & headed toward Wooster, but was stopped by the state trooper for his taillight
    $200 28
Jell-O brand flavors of this include butterscotch & banana cream
    $400 25
John 11:17 notes, "He had lain in the grave four days already", but with Jesus' help he makes a comeback
    $400 21
Germany observes November 9 to remember the fall of this
    $400 20
Going due west:
    $400 23
My uncle did not segwe very subtly when he steered the conversation into stories about his pinochle wins
    $400 17
You can make a healthy one of these with fruit, granola & yogurt
    $400 22
Stay classy! Even Dave Winfield & Tony Gwynn never took this West Coast team to a championship
    $600 18
After Jesus "was risen early the first day of the week" in Mark 16, "he appeared first to" her
    $600 9
Drawing on a southern African holiday, it celebrates nguzo saba, which are 7 cultural principles
    $600 19
Going south on U.S. 281:
    $600 16
"Stankonia" was a hit album for Andre 3000 & Big Boy of the group Outkast
    $600 15
Get your pecan on with this confection famously made at Aunt Sally's in New Orleans
    $600 14
Despite local superfan Drake rooting from courtside, this NBA team has never had a dino-mite ending to its season
    $800 11
Nearing the end, Jesus receives the vinegar in John 19, says, "It is finished", then "bowed his head, and gave up" this
    $800 8
Making a cake for this Jewish holiday? You can't use flour (or any leavening agent)
    $800 7
Heading north:
Rhode Island,
    $800 12
Arthroscopic surgery was the unforseen consequence of my mania for skiing
    $800 4
Yum! We're "pro" these miniature cream puffs, served with chocolate sauce
    $800 13
Go to Carolina in your mind & name this title-less current team; would that owner Michael Jordan could still play...
    $1000 10
Matthew 6 says do not do this in public, but "to thy secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee"
    DD: $3,000 6
Constitution Day is September 17; this related set is celebrated every December 15
    $1000 5
Heading east on I-94:
North Dakota,
    $1000 3
I have an abhorrence of the appearence of misspelled words; let's have no recurrence
    $1000 2
The name of this eggless, Italian dessert custard literally means "cooked cream"
    $1000 1
These Midwest NHLers made the finals in their first 3 seasons, never won & have sung their team name since

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

James Jeff Laura
$4,200 $0 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Jeff Laura
$6,400 $200 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 29
In 2014 a group of Marks--Begich, Udall, Kirk, Pryor & Warner--made up 5% of the 100 public servants in this job
    $400 28
    $400 30
On July 21, 1861 the Union attacked the Confederates near a stone bridge crossing this creek in the first battle of it
    $400 27
Cherrystones & littlenecks are hard-shell types of these
    $400 26
Thank you very much for the memoir "Elvis and Me", her story of her life with the King
    $400 25
Let's have a Carnival on this, literally "fat Tuesday"
    $800 22
In 1854 Navy officer Matthew Perry negotiated the first modern treaty between a Western nation & this country
    $800 20
"Shiny Happy People",
"Man On The Moon",
"Fall On Me"
    $800 21
On April 3, 1865 its business district was aflame when this Confederate capital fell
    $800 23
Freshwater mussels were once a source of this rainbow-colored material used to make jewelry
    $800 17
Jacques Pepin's "The Apprentice" is subtitled "My Life in" this room
    $800 24
Catalina Island has an 18-hole course for this
    $1200 12
What we have here is a successful communication; Paul Newman got an Academy Award nomination for this 1967 film
    $1200 13
True Religion,
7 For All Mankind,
Lucky Brand
    $1200 4
The so-called necktie seen here, making sure the rails carried no Confederate trains, was named for this general on the march
    $1200 16
Sperm whales often prey on the 40-foot-plus giant species of this, one of the largest mollusks
    $1200 6
"It's Always Something" was this late funny lady's catchphrase & memoir title
    $1200 7
These stocky ruminants have muscular legs & broad hooves, making them surefooted climbers
    $1600 14
This wrestler & actor really is an all-time champ; as of 2018, he granted 550-plus wishes for Make-A-Wish
    $1600 3
Johnny Weissmuller,
Miles O'Keefe,
Alexander Skarsgard
    DD: $9,200 5
On March 9, 1862 ironclad warships met in battle for the first time as these 2 vessels clashed, with no clear victor
    DD: $7,000 18
In the Caribbean the spiral shell of the queen, or pink, species of this gastropod is used for making "trumpets"
    $1600 8
These "Diaries" were the revolutionary record of Che Guevara's early life & political development
    $1600 2
A song from "The Pirates of Penzance" says, "In matters vegetable, animal, & mineral, I am the very model of a modern"
    $2000 15
This current congressman was already a civil rights leader in 1963 at age 23
    $2000 10
Singers Maddie Poppe,
Phillip Phillips,
Jordin Sparks
    $2000 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of a battle on the monitor.) Here's the Little Round Top location of the 20th Maine regiment; out of ammo & exhausted, the 20th led a bayonet charge to secure Meade's left flank & saved the day during this battle
    $2000 19
Once believed to sail on water using 2 enlarged arms as sails, they are named for the crew who sought the golden fleece
    $2000 9
First name of Steve Jobs' daughter whose 2018 book "Small Fry" shows Dad's good & bad sides
    $2000 1
It's the climbing vine seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Jeff Laura
$33,200 -$600 $5,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2000 the Russian Orthodox church canonized 7 members of this family, 82 years after their deaths

Final scores:

James Jeff Laura
$54,322 -$600 $6,800
5-day champion: $298,687 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Jeff Laura
$28,600 -$600 $12,800
31 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
4 R,
3 W
18 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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Game tape date: 2019-02-11
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