Responses for show #6729 - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Contestants

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Woody Bell, an Air Force officer from Columbia, Maryland

Rachel Hirsch, a high school history teacher from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Meredith Larson, an attorney from Washington, D.C. (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,701)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

HAPPY DECEMBER, EVERYBODY!
T.C.L.T.
(Alex: Twentieth century literary titles.)
TV BARS & SALOONS
THE KILLING
CHOP WOOD
CARRY "WATER"
    $200 22
egg nog

Meredith
    $200 13
[Alex did not give the alternate correct response.]

Tropic of Cancer (or Tropic of Capricorn)

Rachel
    $200 5
Moe's

Meredith
    $200 1
Oedipus

Meredith
    $200 4
lumberjacks

Rachel
    $200 12
water torture

Rachel
    $400 23
Boxing Day

Rachel
    $400 14
Of Human Bondage

Rachel
    $400 6
Cheers

Rachel
    $400 2
Italy

Rachel
    $400 18
Paul Bunyan

Meredith
    $400 27
treading water

Woody
    $600 24
the National Guard

Meredith
    $600 15
From Here to Eternity

Triple Stumper
    $600 7
Grey's Anatomy

Woody
    $600 3
Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Woody
    $600 19
Abraham Lincoln

Rachel
    $600 28
a waterfall

Woody
    $2,000 25
Kwanzaa

Meredith
    $800 16
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Rachel
    $800 8
The Dukes of Hazzard

Rachel
    $800 10
McKinley

Meredith
    $800 20
the Tin Man

Rachel
    $800 29
the waterworks

Meredith
    $1000 26
(Alex: You pretty well had three to choose from. You should have chosen the largest, [*].)

General Motors

Triple Stumper
    $1000 17
The Last Temptation of Christ

Triple Stumper
    $1000 9
(Rachel: What is The Boom Boom Club?)
...
(Alex: [*], Bada Bang, Bada Boom.)

Bada Bing

Rachel
Triple Stumper
    $1000 11
(Jean-Paul) Marat

Meredith
    $1000 21
(Meredith: What is a blaze?)
...
(Alex: Starts with making [*] in the wood.)

a notch

Meredith
Triple Stumper
    $1000 30
a watershed

Rachel

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

Meredith Rachel Woody
$2,200 $1,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$5,200 $5,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

SANTA FE
McCARTHYISM
YOU'RE AN ANIMAL!
NEW TO THE OXFORD DICTIONARIES
POLITICAL BOOKS
"DARK" MOVIES
    $400 21
Billy the Kid (William Bonney)

Rachel
    $400 9
Cormac McCarthy

Rachel
    $400 22
bald eagle

Meredith
    $400 14
selfie

Woody
    $400 4
Kissinger

Woody
    $400 1
The Dark Knight

Rachel
    $800 27
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Georgia O'Keeffe

Woody
    $800 10
Charlie McCarthy

Meredith
    $800 23
porcupine

Rachel
    $800 17
crowdsourcing

Woody
    $800 5
(Thurgood) Marshall

Woody
    $800 2
(Meredith: What is Dark Side of the Moon?)

Dark of the Moon

MeredithWoody
    $1200 11
Eugene McCarthy

Rachel
    $2,800 24
(Rachel: What are wombats?)

koalas

Rachel
    $1200 18
twerking

Rachel
    $3,200 6
the Situation Room

Woody
    $1200 3
A Cry in the Dark

Triple Stumper
    $1600 12
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Rachel
    $1600 25
(Rachel: What is a gibbon?)

capuchin

RachelWoody
    $1600 19
bitcoin

Woody
    $1600 7
Jimmy Carter

Triple Stumper
    $1600 15
A Shot in the Dark

Rachel
    $2000 13
(Meredith: What is Wellesley?)

Vassar

Meredith
Triple Stumper
    $2000 26
(Woody: What is a bullfrog?)

the goliath frog

Woody
Triple Stumper
    $2000 20
geek chic

Triple Stumper
    $2000 8
David Stockman

Triple Stumper
    $2000 16
The Dark Crystal

Woody

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$3,600 $8,400 $12,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

21st CENTURY NOVELS
MeredithWhat is Eat Pray Love
$3,600
RachelWhat is Olive Kittrige
$8,200
WoodyWhat is a raisen in the Sun?
$4,201
Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)

Final scores:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$0 $200 $8,399
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,399

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$2,400 $11,200 $10,600
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
20 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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