Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Dec. 26 – Cary ran a category about Boxing Day to close round one and was correct on his DD opportunity, while Ami missed her DD. As a result, Cary showed the way into FJ with $11,400 vs. $8,200 for Ami and $3,800 for champ Natalie.
DD1 – GREEK LETTER PHRASES – This transport business began as a crop-dusting operation in 1924 (Ami lost $1,600, perhaps forgetting the category.)
DD2 – ABRUPT ABBREV. – In a British courtroom, QC (Charlie won $3,000)
DD3 – Not seen
FJ – CANADA – As a response to new developments there, this territory was carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1898
Ami and Natalie were right on FJ while Cary pluralized his response, which make it incorrect. Ami added $6,000 to win with $14,200.
Note that the best percentage play for Ami would have been to bet less than $600 on FJ, which would have shut out Natalie and would have given her the win without requiring her to be correct herself. Also, by once again betting $0 on FJ, Natalie was depending on non-optimal wagers by both opponents to have a chance to get out of third place, while betting it all would have moved her up to second.
Triple Stumper of the day: In the “More” category, no one guessed the cliche that can be followed by “the fewer, the better fare” is “The more, the merrier”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex went full Pepé Le Pew in his reading of clues in a category about France and feels sorry for Americans because to them, this is just Tuesday.
DD1 – What is Delta Airlines?
DD2 – What is Queen’s Counsel?
FJ – What is the Yukon Territory? (Cary wrote “What is the Yukon Territories”. Since the clue said “this territory”, if Cary had simply written “What is the Yukon” it would have been accepted.)