Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Nov. 27 – The battle was between champ Marcus and Caity, as Marcus took the lead on DD2, then Caity had a chance to get it back on DD3, also the last clue of DJ.
She missed, but the size of her bet kept Caity with more than twice of third-place Hilary’s score, so Caity could win with a small FJ wager and a miss by Marcus. Going into FJ it was Marcus with $15,600, Caity at $13,200 and Hilary with $6,200.
DD1 – NOTABLE NAMES – This Scotsman came to the U.S. in 1871 at the invitation of Sarah Fuller, a teacher at a school for the deaf (Marcus lost $1,200)
DD2 – A MANIA FOR MANIAS – Pontius Pilate had ablutomania, an obsessive need to do this (Marcus won $2,200)
DD3 – CRIME TIME – Jack the Ripper’s ripping: this decade (Caity lost $1,600)
FJ – GERMAN GEOGRAPHY – Of Germany’s 16 states, these 2 at opposite ends of the country begin with the same letter & are the largest & smallest
Only Marcus was correct on FJ with what he admitted was a “guess”, picking up $10,801 to win with $26,401 and a two-day total of $46,802. Note that Caity bet $5,000, which could have cost her the game if only Hilary had been correct. That risk could have been avoided with a wager of less than $800.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew that Seinfeld’s encounter with a low talker led to him wearing the “puffy shirt”.
DD1 – Who was Bell?
DD2 – What is washing hands?
DD3 – What is the 1880s?
FJ – What are Bavaria and Bremen?