Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Mar. 9 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Mark, a software engineer from Elmhurst, IL, who was a finalist in a caption contest held by The New Yorker;
– Megan, a librarian from Playa del Rey, CA, a Dodgers fan who went to two World Series games; and
– Lane, a business owner from Atlanta, GA, who holds out hope for the Vanderbilt football team. Lane is a two-day champ with winnings of $38,399.
In the best-played game in some time, Lane stayed aggressive with a $6,800 lead on DD3, betting $6,000 while being correct.
Lane wasn’t able to secure the runaway, but the strong wager enabled him to force Mark to be right on FJ to have a chance. Going into FJ it was Lane with $23,000, Mark at $14,600 and Megan with $7,400.
DD1 – AROUND THE CATHEDERAL – The mensa is the top slab or surface of one of these (Mark won $2,800 on a true DD.)
DD2 – FOREIGN PHRASES – This 3-word Latin phrase means “retroactively” (Lane won $4,000)
DD3 – TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER – You will find this country’s leader at Carthage Presidential Palace, near an archaeological site (Lane won $6,000)
FJ – BIG BUSINESS – Bill Fernandez, who in 1971 introduced to each other the 2 founders of this California company, became its first full-time employee in 1977
Mark and Megan were correct on FJ, with Mark nearly doubling up and taking the win when Lane missed. Mark improved by $14,500 for a victory worth $29,100.
Note that Lane made a wagering error on FJ by betting $8,399, small enough stay ahead of a possible $0 wager by Mark, but putting him at risk of being passed by Megan.
Pavlov: Milton poem = Paradise Lost.
One more thing: A clue mentioned that on the original series, Fred Flinstone found Dino on a hunting trip. This backstory was changed in the recent series of Flintstones comics, where Fred picked up Dino at a home supply store as a malfunctioning appliance.
DD1 – What is an altar?
DD2 – What is ex post facto?
DD3 – What is Tunisia?
FJ – What is Apple?