Jeopardy! recap for Thur., May 31 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Skyler, a health care data analyst from Watertown, MA, who does competitive adult gymnastics;
– Maryanne, a veterinarian from Loves Park, IL, who’s giving it all away except for her sailboat; and
– Jeffrey, a private investor from New York, NY, who finds investing safer than private investigating. Jeffrey is a two-day champ with winnings of $52,500.
Skyler found DD3 very late and tried to expand her lead to the point that Jeffery would have to be correct on FJ to defeat her.
However, she missed, so Jeffrey was close enough to win if Skyler was incorrect on FJ without having to be right himself. The scores at the end of DJ were Skyler with $14,800, Jeffrey at $12,400 and Maryanne with $3,600.
DD1 – YOU SHALL NOT PASS! – Oops! You crammed for the multistate bar exam but this state with laws deriving from the Napoleonic Code doesn’t use it (Skyler won $2,000)
DD2 – MONARCHS FLUTTER BY – He reigned in the United Kingdom from 1760 to 1820, with a few interruptions (Jeffrey won $3,000)
DD3 – ARCHITECTURE WORDS – The vertical grooves of a column are referred to by this musical term (Skyler lost $3,000)
FJ – CURRENCY – 20-Euro notes available in 2015 fittingly feature this mythological mother to some of Zeus’ kids
Everyone missed FJ and Jeffrey wisely made a small $2,600 wager, taking the victory when Skyler dropped $10,001. Jeffrey’s total of $9,800 increased his three-day winnings to $62,300.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one could identify photos of “Lady Boss” author Jackie Collins, or in the “slim” category, of the man with the visible insides, Slim Goodbody.
Judging the judges: The “Sgt. Pepper” rule came into play for a clue in which Jeffrey tried to give the full title of “Dr. Strangelove” but couldn’t get it exactly right, after which Skyler was given credit for the common shorthand of only the first two words.
DD1 – What is Louisiana?
DD2 – Who was George III?
DD3 – What is fluting?
FJ – Who is Europa?