‘Jeopardy! Notebook: On Day 23, Dayton native to play on into 2022

Dayton native Amy Schneider will play on into the new year after extending her “Jeopardy!” winning streak to 23 games.

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Schneider in the New Year’s Eve episode had her highest score at $42,000 at the end of the Double Jeopardy round.

However, she and her two opponents all incorrectly answered the Final Jeopardy clue: “On their July 1957 first meeting at a church fair, one of this pair recalled: “I was a fat schoolboy and … he was drunk” with Simon and Garfunkel. The correct answer was Paul McCartney recalling his first meeting with Beatles bandmate John Lennon.

Schneider bet $18,000, but still handily winning with $24,000, bringing her 23-day total to $855,600.

She is in fourth place for the most consecutive wins in the show’s nearly 57-year history. Only host Ken Jennings with 74 games, Matt Amodio with 38 games and James Holzhauer with 32 games are ahead of her.

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She can be seen on “Jeopardy!” weeknights at 7:30 on WDTN Channel 2.

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