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April 27, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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I’m switching things up tonight – quite literally.

Joe might regret missing that last penultimate clue, because it knocked him out of contention.

Buzzy

Cohen (2x)

Ellen

Plitt

Joe

Indiviglia

13,800 9,600 4,000

Buzzy and Ellen might have some mind games tonight with this category:

AMERICAN HISTORY

Mind games

Buzzy and Ellen can both either go small or large.

Buzzy
Ellen
Joe
13,800 9,600 4,000
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
5,400 5,800 1,200
3,000 7,200*

What actually happened

Buzzy Ellen Joe
13,800 9,600 4,000
5,401 4,201 3,995
8,399 5,399 7,995
min max min max
5,401 5,799 1,199
2,999 9,600

Ellen decided to go for neither, and it cost her the game. Buzzy’s three-day total is now $58,401.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

AMERICAN HISTORY
A STIMULUS TO THE COURAGEOUS, THE $25,000 ORTEIG PRIZE OFFER OF 1919 RESULTED IN HIS SUCCESS 8 YEARS LATER

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – April 27, 2016
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3 Comments
  1. There is a great book by Bill Bryson about the summer of 1927 and all the historically important events that happened then, including Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic, Babe Ruth setting the home run record, the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, and the opening of The Jazz Singer. I highly recommend it specifically to help bone up on frequent trivia topics, and generally as a very well-written and interesting nonfiction book.
    http://www.amazon.com/One-Summer-America-Bill-Bryson/dp/0767919416

    • Thanks for the suggestion – I’d forgotten The Jazz Singer opened in 1927; that should be more Pavlovian for me.

  2. Wendell permalink

    I agree about kids and pads. My young nieces and nephews all have them…

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