Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Apr. 30 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Leslye, who unexpectedly made a few bucks singing at a hotel lounge;
– Osman, a student from Jamesville, NY, who was part of NYU’s campus pilot program in Shanghai; and
– Alexandra, a college admissions counselor from Houston, TX, who let down the nice office ladies who picked her in the spelling bee. Alexandra is a one-day champ with winnings of $17,300.
Osman ran a cartoon category early on, but proved he knew more challenging material too, hitting all three DDs and winning in a total romp with $27,400 vs. $6,200 for Leslye and $3,800 for Alexandra.
DD1 – LITERARY CHARACTERS – In this 17th c. work God says the fallen angels are subject to free will & therefore the authors of their own fate (Osman won $1,000)
DD2 – JAPAN-POURRI – Chanko nabe is a high-protein stew that’s traditionally cooked for those training for this sport (Osman won $3,500)
DD3 – MUSEUMS – Home to many Dutch masterpieces, it recently added an Asian pavilion that’s surrounded by water (Osman won $4,500)
FJ – AUTHORS ON AUTHORS – Whitman said this man’s poetry has a “propensity toward nocturnal themes, a demoniac undertone behind every page”
3 is a magic number for Osman, as he was correct on FJ, adding $5,933 to win with $33,333.
Triple Stumper of the day: For a clue about a famous Japanese battle cry, no one thought of “banzai”.
Don’t overthink it dept.: For a top-row clue about a London museum, everyone took a wrong guess without ever trying the British Museum.
This day in Trebekistan: In the B.G. category, Alex mistakenly accepted the first name only for a clue about Button Gwinnett, that resulted in the judges taking $1,000 away from Alexandra (fortunately this did not effect the outcome).
One more thing: Osman was so red-hot, as soon as he said “time’s up”, the game ended.
DD1 – What is “Paradise Lost”?
DD2 – What is sumo?
DD3 – What is the Rijksmuseum?
FJ – Who was Poe?