Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Nov. 13 – TOC day six – Andrew got off to a fast start in DJ to open up a decent lead, but an aggressive $8,000 wager and a miss on DD2 sent him back into third place.
Lilly then missed on DD3, so Austin, who wasn’t heard from that much in DJ, inherited first place into FJ with $9,200 vs. $7,200 for Andrew and $6,800 for Lilly.
DD1 – QUEEN-SIZED – The 18th century war of this “Succession” helped keep Maria Theresa as ruler but cost her Silesia (Andrew won $2,600 on a true DD.)
DD2 – WORLD PLACE NAMES – (video, shown was a photo of an impala) This African capital is said to take its name from the mammal seen here (Andrew lost $8,000 of his $12,000 score.)
DD3 – EARTH SCIENCE – Millennia ago Eratosthenes calculated this at 252,000 stadia, thought equal to about 25,000 miles (Lilly, in a close third with $6,200, lost $3,000.)
FJ – VICE PRESIDENTS – A biography of this 19th century Vice President traces his family to a German town made famous in a folk tale about children
Austin and Andrew were correct on FJ, with Austin adding $5,300 to prevail with $14,500. Andrew, with his wager of $3,199, was counting on a miss and/or small bet from Lilly, which did happen and would have given him the win if Austin missed. Lilly, by betting $6,000, gave up her chance at a possible win if everyone missed.
Triple Stumper of the day: The players couldn’t name the Dave Mustaine “Youthanasia” band, Megadeth.
This day in Austinistan: The quirky super-champ, who appeared to be dozing off during the introductions, prefers two methods of communication: his right hand or Morse code.
Coming up next: Buzzy Cohen, Jason Sterlacci and Lisa Schlitt.
DD1 – What is Austrian?
DD2 – What is Kampala?
DD3 – What is the circumfrence of the Earth? (Lilly said radius of the Earth.)
FJ – Who was Hannibal Hamlin?