Responses for show #7430 - Friday, December 23, 2016

Contestants

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)

Jeopardy! Round responses

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
Iraq

Vinnie
    $200 13
a tarantula

Molly
    $200 6
fish

Sam
    $200 11
(Vinnie: What is the...)

the bicep

MollyVinnie
    $200 1
the (Philadelphia) Eagles

Sam
    $200 22
end

Molly
    $400 19
the CIA

Sam
    $400 14
the Neanderthal

Molly
    $400 7
Maryland

Sam
    $400 12
the calf muscles

Sam
    $1,000 2
the Niners (or 49ers)

Sam
    $400 23
conclusion

Sam
    $600 20
Janet Reno

Sam
    $600 15
coach

Vinnie
    $600 8
(Vinnie: What is the horned frog?)
(Sam: What is the horny toad?)

the horned toad

SamVinnie
Triple Stumper
    $600 28
Mary, Mary, quite contrary

Triple Stumper
    $600 3
the (Buffalo) Bills

Vinnie
    $600 25
a completion

Sam
    $800 21
Veep

Vinnie
    $800 16
satin

Triple Stumper
    $800 9
the humpback whale

Sam
    $800 29
dorsi

Vinnie
    $800 4
the New York Jets

Sam
    $800 26
finish

Sam
    $1000 24
(Molly: What is the National Endowment of the Arts?)

the National Endowment for the Arts

MollyVinnie
    $1000 17
Spa

Sam
    $1000 10
(Sam: What is beetle?)

a dragonfly

SamMolly
    $1000 30
(Sam: What are cephalopods?)

mollusks

Sam
Triple Stumper
    $1000 5
the (Los Angeles) Rams

Molly
    $1000 27
summation

Vinnie

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 responses

GLORY TO GOD
IN THE HIGHEST
PIECE
ON EARTH
GOOD WILL
TOWARD "MEN"
    $400 2
(Molly: Who are the Mormons?)
(Alex: Mormons, or... )
(Molly: [*]?)
(Alex: Thank you.)

the Church of Latter Day Saints

Molly
    $400 11
a royal flush

Sam
    $400 30
Plymouth Rock

Sam
    $400 16
Vancouver

Vinnie
    $400 1
the First Folio

Vinnie
    $400 21
abdomen

Vinnie
    $800 3
gospel

Sam
    $800 12
the piccolo

Molly
    $800 27
the Berlin Wall

Sam
    $1,000 17
Mount McKinley

Vinnie
    $800 4
(Sam: Oof. I have no idea.)

King James I

Sam
    $800 22
chessmen

Vinnie
    $1200 8
Hasidic Judaism

Sam
    $1200 13
surfing

Sam
    $1200 26
Sputnik

Vinnie
    $1200 18
Lake Havasu City

Sam
    $1200 5
blank verse

Vinnie
    $1200 23
acumen

Molly
    $1600 9
The Passion of the Christ

Sam
    $1600 14
the Spingarn Medal

Triple Stumper
    $1600 29
a sword

Triple Stumper
    $1600 19
(Molly: What is Sydney?)

Melbourne

Molly
Triple Stumper
    $1600 6
Arden

Vinnie
    $1600 24
a lumen

Triple Stumper
    $2000 10
"Get Up, Stand Up"

Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
Monaco

Vinnie
    $2000 28
(Vinnie: What is a pottery shard?)

potsherd

Vinnie
Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
Lake Chad

Vinnie
    $2000 7
Henry VI

Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
cognomen

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

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

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

RECORDING HISTORY
MollyWho is Edison
$1,000
SamWho is Caruso?
$5,599
VinnieWho is Bell
$10,401
Enrico Caruso

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:

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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