Show #7430 - Friday, December 23, 2016

Contestants

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Vinnie Chiappini, an attorney from Providence, Rhode Island

Molly Thacker, a doctoral student from Arlington, Virginia

Sam Scovill, a G.I.S. technician from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (whose 2-day cash winnings total $38,802)

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Jeopardy! Round

POWER AWARDS
PLACES THAT BECAME WORDS
BEASTLY STATE SYMBOLS
COCKLES & MUSCLES
(Alex: We'll name a squad, past or present. You identify the team for us in...)
NFL CHEERLEADING SQUADS
IT'S OVER
    $200 18
(I'm Lara Logan of CBS News.) I earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for "Ramadi: On the Front Line"; a report on troops under fire in this country
    $200 13
It's a hairy tropical spider that gets its name from an Italian seaport
    $200 6
In 1986 the bluegill was designated Illinois' official state this
    $200 11
It's the muscle at the front of the upper arm
    $200 1
The Liberty Belles
    $200 22
If you "go off the deep" one, you've lost emotional control
    $400 19
In 2013 this agency's director John Brennan gave Jack Downey & Dick Fecteau the Distinguished Intelligence Cross
    $400 14
Named for a German valley, this prehistoric precursor was a forerunner and rival of modern humans
    $400 7
The blue crab is the tasty state crustacean of this Eastern state
    $400 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) Stand on the edge of a step with the balls of your feet firmly planted while the heels hang over the edge; lower the heels, then lift up on your toes to do a standing raise of these leg muscles
    DD: $1,000 2
The Gold Rush
    $400 23
This 10-letter word means an ending or a logical deduction
    $600 20
(I'm ABC News senior legal correspondent Sunny Hostin.) As a federal prosecutor, I received the Special Achievement Award from this U.S. Attorney General, the first woman to hold the job
    $600 15
A Hungarian town spelled K-O-C-S gave us this word for a class of travel or for a vehicle for travel
    $600 8
Texas calls its state reptile a horned lizard; Wyoming uses this amphibian name for a related animal
    $600 28
In rhyme, features of her garden include cockleshells & pretty maids all in a row
    $600 3
The Jills (it's a rhyme thing)
    $600 25
In football, it's a successful forward pass
    $800 21
The "Election Night" episode of this HBO show won the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmy in 2015
    $800 16
Named for a town in China, it's a glossy fabric, typically silk, used to make fine garments like pajamas
    $800 9
This type of whale known for its elaborate courtship songs is a Hawaiian marine mammal
    $800 29
In the full name of your lats, this word follows "latissimus" to indicate location in your back
    $800 4
The Flight Crew-- clear the runway!
    $800 26
That's all, wrap it up, this word, also the surface coating of polished wood
    $1000 24
Tobias Wolff & Sally Field have won the National Medal of Arts from this "National" government agency
    $1000 17
This town, "The Pearl of the Ardennes", is the original spot to take the waters
    $1000 10
The green darner one of these is Washington's state insect
    $1000 30
The shell with radiating ribs identifies cockles, part of this vast group that also includes snails & squid
    $1000 5
The Embraceable Ewes (the last time the team was on the coast)
    $1000 27
A closing argument in a courtroom is also called this, from the Latin for "highest"

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

Sam Molly Vinnie
$2,200 $2,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Molly Vinnie
$5,000 $2,000 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

GLORY TO GOD
IN THE HIGHEST
PIECE
ON EARTH
GOOD WILL
TOWARD "MEN"
    $400 2
In "The Expanse" on Syfy, the Nauvoo is a spaceship being built by this religious group, the LDS
    $400 11
Playing without wild cards, this is the highest-ranking 5-card poker hand you can have
    $400 30
In 1880 the top piece of this boulder was reunited with tis base & the year "1620" was carved into it
    $400 16
"Canada's Gateway to the Pacific", this Olympic city stands on the southern shore of Burrard inlet
    $400 1
Of the few known portraits of William Shakespeare, one is the engraving that adorns this 1623 publication
    $400 21
Part of the body where you'll find your 6-pack (or your spare tire)
    $800 3
"These Things Shall Pass" & "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" are Johnny Cash recordings in this 6-letter genre
    $800 12
Higher than a flute, this small woodwind is the highest-pitched instrument in an orchestra
    $800 27
Artifacts embedded in the first floor wall of Chicago's Tribune Tower include a piece of this barrier that crumbled in 1989
    DD: $1,000 17
In 1896 the mountain now called Denali was named for this man, 5 years before his death
    DD: $800 4
This man enjoyed good Will Shakespeare & his actors so much, he made them Grooms of the King's Chamber
    $800 22
Collective term for pawn, knight, bishop, rook, king & (strangely) queen
    $1200 8
In broad-brimmed black hat & untrimmed beard, Matisyahu gained fame as a musician of this faith
    $1200 13
Garrett McNamara set a record by doing this with a 78' wave in 2011; there have been claims of 100-footers since
    $1200 26
In 1962 the IV version of this Soviet satellite burned up on re-entry--except a hunk that crashed in Manitowoc, Wisc.
    $1200 18
London Bridge isn't falling down; residents of this Arizona lake city will tell you the bridge is just fine right here
    $1200 5
Shakespeare was a master of this poetic pattern, unrhymed iambic pentameter, & even used the term in "Hamlet"
    $1200 23
You're here to display this, sharp-wittedness
    $1600 9
Jim Caviezel played Jesus in this controversial film made by Mel Gibson
    $1600 14
"For the highest achievement of an American of African descent", the NAACP awards this medal annually
    $1600 29
Wagner's Siegfried forges Nothung, one of these, from the pieces of his father's
    $1600 19
This capital of Australia's Victoria state was founded in 1835 by John Fawkner & Batman...John Batman, that is
    $1600 6
William Shakespeare's mother's maiden name, it's also the name of the forest in "As You Like It"
    $1600 24
Unit used to measure an amount of light
    $2000 10
Bob Marley expanded on Rastafarian teachings in this song that pleads, "Don't give up the fight"
    $2000 15
This tiny nation on the Mediterranean has the world's highest life expectancy at 89.52 years; in the U.S., it's 79.68
    $2000 28
P.S.: it's the 2-syllable archaeological word for a piece of broken earthenware
    $2000 20
In 1870 this 4-letter lake in north central Africa covered some 10,800 square miles; today, only around 580
    $2000 7
Written around 1589, this history "Part One" is generally agreed to be Shakespeare's first play
    $2000 25
Fancy Latinate synonym for "nickname"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Molly Vinnie
$11,800 $2,800 $13,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

RECORDING HISTORY
Guinness recognizes his 1902 version of Leoncavallo's "Vesti La Giubba" as the 1st million-selling record

Final scores:

Sam Molly Vinnie
$17,399 $1,800 $2,799
3-day champion: $56,201 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Molly Vinnie
$12,000 $2,800 $13,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
2 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $27,800

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