Responses for show #7515 - Friday, April 21, 2017

Contestants

Meghan Phillips, a library & archives assistant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

David Rigsby, a Social Security Administration attorney from Alexandria, Virginia

Nilanka Seneviratne, an international development nonprofit professional from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,601)

Jeopardy! Round responses

U.S. HERSTORY
LITERATURE
ALMA MATERS
CROSSWORD CLUES "D"
SCHWARZENEGGER
IT'S NOT A TUBER!
    $200 11
the Boston Tea Party

David
    $200 6
The Jungle

Nilanka
    $200 19
Cornell

Nilanka
    $200 16
a drone

Meghan
    $200 1
Austria

David
    $200 28
an artichoke

Meghan
    $400 12
Coretta Scott King

David
    $400 7
Willa Cather

Nilanka
    $400 20
Howard Stern

Meghan
    $400 17
delete

Meghan
    $400 2
Kindergarten Cop

David
    $400 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

carrot

David
    $600 13
Montana

Nilanka
    $600 8
Tolstoy

Nilanka
    $600 22
Notre Dame

Nilanka
    $600 18
disinherit

David
    $600 3
Total Recall

David
    $800 14
Life

David
    $800 9
Owen Meany

Meghan
    $800 23
Harvard

David
    $800 21
dandelion

David
    $800 4
The Expendables

Meghan
    $800 26
a leek

Meghan
    $2,000 15
Title IX

David
    $1000 10
Werther

Meghan
    $1000 24
Amherst

Meghan
    $1000 25
(Alex: And we have less than a minute to deal with the last category.)

the Decalogue

Triple Stumper
    $1000 5
greenhouse gasses

Meghan
    $1000 27
a plantain

David

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

Nilanka David Meghan
$1,800 $4,600 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nilanka David Meghan
$2,600 $8,200 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

BROKE ENGLISH
BALLET
ANIMALS ON THE MAP
1990s NO. 1 ALBUMS
THE ANCIENT WORLD
IT'S ALL SAM-ANTICS
    $400 16
a pauper

David
    $400 26
The Nutcracker

David
    $400 11
Buffalo

Meghan
    $400 1
the Beastie Boys

Nilanka
    $400 6
(Alex: They had a kind of Pony Express.)

a postal service

Triple Stumper
    $400 21
Sam Waterston

Nilanka
    $800 17
a bankruptcy

Nilanka
    $800 27
(David: What is the Borshoi?)

the Bolshoi Ballet

NilankaDavid
    $800 12
Turkey

Nilanka
    $800 2
The Eagles

Nilanka
    $800 7
Egypt

Nilanka
    $800 22
(David: Who is Sam Wall?)
(Alex: Say it again.)
(David: Sam Wall?)

Sam Walton

NilankaDavid
    $1200 18
penniless

Nilanka
    $100 28
(Nilanka: Who is Nureyev?)
...
(Alex: Less than a minute now for the last two clues.)

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Nilanka
    $1200 13
(Nilanka: What is the Snake River?)

the Gila River

Nilanka
Triple Stumper
    $1200 3
Meat Loaf

Meghan
    $1200 8
a dowry

David
    $1200 23
Sam Cooke

Meghan
    $1600 19
a debtors' prison

David
    $1600 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Rodeo

Triple Stumper
    $1600 14
(Meghan: What is Tasmania?)

Kangaroo Island

Meghan
Triple Stumper
    $1600 4
Guns N' Roses

Nilanka
    $1600 9
the Maccabees

Meghan
    $1600 24
(Nilanka: Who is Sam Houston?)

Sam Rayburn

Nilanka
Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
busted

Nilanka
    $2000 15
(Meghan: What is Gatlinburg?)

Pigeon Forge

Meghan
Triple Stumper
    $2000 5
R.E.M.

Nilanka
    $2,000 10
(Alex: Meghan?)
(Meghan: What is Israel?)

Assyria

Meghan
    $2000 25
Sam Peckinpah

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nilanka David Meghan
$12,100 $10,200 $5,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

19th CENTURY EUROPE
(Alex: It had to do with the infamous Dreyfus Affair in France.)
...
(Alex: [To Nilanka] Émile Zola was the one who was convicted of libel because he wrote [*], I accuse the government.)
MeghanWhat is Dangerous Liasons?
$5,001
DavidWhat is Madame Bovary?
$2,000
NilankaWhat is the Dreyfus Affair
$8,301
J'accuse

Final scores:

Nilanka David Meghan
$3,799 $8,200 $399
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Nilanka David Meghan
$12,200 $9,200 $7,400
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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