Responses for show #6898 - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Contestants

Howard Jacobs, a physician from Pikesville, Maryland

Erica Hersh, a health communications writer originally from South Orange, New Jersey

Bill Cossen, a Ph.D. candidate in history originally from Lexington, South Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,000)

Jeopardy! Round responses

9-LETTER WORDS
THE AMERICANS
DONALD DUCK
(Alex: [Stuttering] D-D-[*].)
FOOD
-MANCY PANTS
BOATING HOMOPHONES
    $200 6
umbilical

Erica
    $200 1
William Howard Taft

Bill
    $200 8
Daisy Duck

Bill
    $200 14
the croissant

Bill
    $200 16
dreams

Erica
    $200 22
(Howard: What are [*] & sail?)
(Alex: Yep. You don't have to give both of them.)

sale

Howard
    $400 7
a xylophone

Howard
    $400 2
Will Rogers

Howard
    $400 9
Scrooge McDuck

Erica
    $400 15
a cutlet

Triple Stumper
    $400 27
a spell

Bill
    $400 23
bow

Bill
    $600 13
sincerely

Erica
    $600 3
Donna Karan

Erica
    $600 10
Huey, Louie, & Dewey

Howard
    $600 17
matzo ball

Erica
    $600 28
tea leaves

Bill
    $600 24
stern

Howard
    $800 20
turquoise

Erica
    $800 4
Alan Shepard

Bill
    $800 11
Ludwig Von Drake

Triple Stumper
    $800 18
giblets

Erica
    $800 29
dormancy

Triple Stumper
    $800 25
massed

Bill
    $1000 21
vivacious

Howard
    $1,000 5
(Bill: Who is Thoreau?)

Noah Webster

Bill
    $1000 12
(Howard: What is the cymbal?)

a gong

Howard
Triple Stumper
    $1000 19
Thompson seedless

Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
palm reading

Bill
    $1000 26
birth

Erica

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

Bill Erica Howard
$400 $1,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Erica Howard
$3,600 $5,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

"NINE" LETTER WORDS
PHILOSOPHICALLY SPEAKING
THE SUPREME COURT
ROCK BAND NAME OPPOSITES
CRITTERS
MILITARY FIRSTS
    $400 24
canine teeth

Bill
    $400 11
(René) Descartes

Erica
    $400 6
a warrant

Bill
    $400 13
The Cure

Bill
    $400 21
the mongoose

Bill
    $400 1
World War II

Bill
    $800 25
(Alex: With less than a minute to go, you are right.)

cloud nine

Erica
    $800 12
(Jean-Paul) Sartre

Erica
    $800 7
(Howard: What is the Fourth Amendment?)

the Fifth Amendment

BillHoward
    $800 17
Barenaked Ladies

Howard
    $800 22
humpbacks

Howard
    $800 2
tanks

Bill
    $1200 26
asinine

Howard
    $1200 14
Charles Schulz

Bill
    $1200 8
clerks

Bill
    $1200 18
(Howard: What are...uh...White Liquids.)
(Alex: Nope.)
[Laughter]

The White Stripes

Howard
Triple Stumper
    $1200 23
a Gila monster

Erica
    $1200 3
the Korean War

Bill
    $1600 27
strychnine

Bill
    $1600 15
John Locke

Howard
    $2,600 9
Bush v. Gore

Bill
    $1600 19
Talking Heads

Triple Stumper
    $3,000 28
(Bill: [no response])

the leatherback turtle

Bill
    $1600 4
Australia

Howard
    $2000 16
Machiavelli

Howard
    $2000 10
the Voting Rights Act

Erica
    $2000 20
New Kids on the Block

Triple Stumper
    $2000 29
(Erica: What is the Burmese tiger?)
...
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

the Sumatran tiger

Erica
Triple Stumper
    $2000 5
(Howard: What is the Distinguished Service Award?)

the Victoria Cross

Howard
Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Erica Howard
$12,000 $8,400 $6,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

MUSICAL THEATER
(Alex: [To Howard] That's not the response we were looking for. However, the author of Godspell said that in this musical, Judas and John the Baptist are one, so you are correct.)
HowardWho is Judas Iscariot?
$6,000
EricaWho is
$3,800
BillWho is John the Baptist?
$4,801
John the Baptist (or Judas Iscariot)

Final scores:

Bill Erica Howard
$16,801 $4,600 $12,200
2-day champion: $31,801 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Bill Erica Howard
$15,000 $8,400 $6,200
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
1 W
12 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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