Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jan. 2 – As he did on the previous show, champ Nick opened a substantial lead in round one, but found himself in a battle with Saralee after he missed DD2. Then Saralee returned the favor by missing DD3, helping Nick hold the edge into FJ with $14,600 vs. $11,600 for Saralee and $4,000 for Olev.
DD1 – SYMPTOMS – Vague pain around the navel that intensifies can be a symptom of this; apply pressure to McBurney’s point to diagnose (Saralee lost $1,000)
DD2 – IT’S HISTORICAL ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT – In 1954 Senator McCarthy turned his anti-red drive on this institution (but in confronting Joe Welch, he made a huge mistake) (Nick lost $3,000)
DD3 – OLD TESTAMENT TRANSPORTATION – In Numbers 7 this priestly tribe is given 6 covered wagons to transport the tabernacle & its furnishings (Saralee lost $2,000)
FJ – NOVELISTS – A 2015 BBC list of the 25 greatest British novels included 12 by women, 3 of them by this woman who died in 1941
Everyone missed FJ and thanks to Saralee’s modest wager of $3,600, she took the win when Nick lost $8,601 in an attempt to cover double of Saralee’s score. The victory for Saralee was worth $8,000, although she should have bet at least $1 less to avoid a potential tie if Olev had been correct and bet everything.
Triple Stumper of the day: The players struggled a bit with the homophones category, including a miss on a clue about multiple beers and a minor injury, “brews/bruise”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex’s impression of Reagan sounded a lot like Billy West’s impression of Nixon.
DD1 – What is appendicitis?
DD2 – What is the U.S. Army?
DD3 – Who are the Levites?
FJ – Who was Virginia Woolf?