Responses for show #7489 - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Contestants

Steve Pecukonis, a trainer and consultant from Brunswick, Maine

Gretchen Neidhardt, a librarian from Chicago, Illinois

Grant McSheffrey, a software developer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $53,400)

Jeopardy! Round responses

PRECIOUS GEMS
CABINET DEPARTMENTS
"A" FOR THE WIN
GOT A WIFE & KIDS
IN BALTIMORE
JACK
    $200 4
pearls

Gretchen
    $200 17
the Department of Transportation

Gretchen
    $200 10
aerosol

Grant
    $200 1
George Foreman

Grant
    $200 16
the Chesapeake

Gretchen
    $200 15
the Union Jack

Steve
    $400 5
diamonds

Gretchen
    $400 27
the Treasury

Grant
    $400 11
axiom

Triple Stumper
    $400 2
Mel Gibson

Grant
    $400 23
(Grant: What are the Belmont Stakes?)
...
(Alex: And we have less than a minute now.)

the Preakness Stakes

GrantGretchen
    $400 19
(Steve: What is the iPhone?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

the iPhone 7

Steve
    $600 6
(Gretchen: Who is Carnegie?)

J.P. Morgan

GrantGretchen
    $600 28
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

the Department of Defense

Gretchen
    $600 12
an aquifer

Steve
    $600 3
Kevin Costner

Gretchen
    $600 24
Top of the World

Grant
    $600 20
Paul Bunyan

Gretchen
    $800 9
jade

Gretchen
    $800 13
armory

Gretchen
    $800 7
Kenny Rogers

Grant
    $800 25
Johns Hopkins

Steve
    $800 21
a jackboot

Steve
    $1000 18
the opal

Triple Stumper
    $1000 14
African grey

Triple Stumper
    $1000 8
Bob Marley

Gretchen
    $1000 26
Martin O'Malley

Grant
    $1000 22
Monterey

Grant

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

Grant Gretchen Steve
$2,200 $3,200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$4,800 $5,200 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

ZODIAC RHYME TIME
CHARACTERS IN BOOKS
CRY ME A WORLD RIVER
ORGANIZED LABOR
ENTERTAINMENT "MORE" OR "LESS"
THE NEW YORK TIMES HEADLINES
    $400 7
Taurus chorus

Gretchen
    $400 12
the Phantom of the Opera

Gretchen
    $400 6
Beijing

Gretchen
    $400 21
TAs or teaching assistants

Grant
    $400 24
Clueless

Gretchen
    $400 1
Lindbergh

Steve
    $800 8
Pisces crises

Steve
    $800 13
Fagin

Grant
    $800 14
the Ganges

Grant
    $4,000 22
(Grant: What are the... the United Fruit Workers?)

the United Farm Workers

Grant
    $800 25
Shameless

Gretchen
    $800 2
Chernobyl

Steve
    $1200 9
Stradivarius Aquarius

Gretchen
    $3,000 16
(Alex: Robinson Crusoe's man.)

Friday

Gretchen
    $1200 15
William of Orange

Gretchen
    $1200 23
police

Gretchen
    $1200 26
(Alex: With less than a minute to go now.)

Less Than Zero

Triple Stumper
    $1200 3
Iran-Contra

Grant
    $1600 10
a Cancer romancer

Triple Stumper
    $1600 17
(Gretchen: Who is Svengoolie?)

Svengali

GrantGretchen
    $1600 18
the Rio Negro

Gretchen
    $1600 27
The More You Know

Gretchen
    $1600 4
the Hindenburg

Grant
    $2000 11
Virgo Pergo

Steve
    $2000 19
Richard Parker

Grant
    $2000 20
the Yalu River

Grant
    $2000 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

the Service Employees International Union

Triple Stumper
    $2000 28
The Art of More

Triple Stumper
    $2000 5
the Good Neighbor policy

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$11,200 $15,800 $6,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE BRANDS
(Alex: How do you write 20 in Roman numerals? I don't often drink beer, but when I do, I prefer...)
...
(Alex: [To Grant] The two "X"s for the 20th century.)
SteveWhat is ?
$0
GrantWhat is Dos Equis?
$4,601
GretchenWhat is Corona?
$6,601
Dos Equis

Final scores:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$15,801 $9,199 $6,800
3-day champion: $69,201 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$15,200 $14,000 $6,800
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
9 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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