Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jun. 19 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Ali, a secondary school teacher from British Columbia, who missed his initial audition due to a delay entering the U.S. from Canada;
– Jessica, a student from California, who has dolls from all over the world; and
– Deirdre, and attorney and editor from Washington state, whose daughter is a geography bee star. Deirdre is a two-day champ with winnings of $33,200.
Ali fell back to third after missing DD3, then went on a late roll to take first place, which he held when the last $2,000 clue was a stand-and-stare. Ali entered FJ with $10.800 vs. $10,200 for Jessica and $10,000 for Deirdre.
DD1 – WORLD HISTORY – After a long journey, this was signed Nov. 21, 1620 to ensure the enactment of “just and equal laws” (Ali lost $3,200 on a true DD.)
DD2 (video) – ARCHITECTURE – Instead of Doric (seen here), columns at Athens’ Temple of Athena Nike are in this order named for a region in Asia Minor (Jessica won $1,800)
DD3 – THE 27 LANDLOCKED STATES – Word shared in the name of 2 of the 27 (Ali lost $1,800)
FJ – 20th CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY – On Nov. 3, 1948 he sent a congratulatory telegram, then told reporters, “I was just as surprised as you”
Only Ali, the Canadian, was able to solve this American history FJ as his opponents didn’t read the clue carefully enough. Ali added $9,601 to win with $20,401, which hopefully made the hassle he went through to get on the show worth it.
Deirdre gave up her chance to win on a possible FJ Triple Stumper by betting it all except a dollar. Meanwhile, Jessica wagered $8,500, which wasn’t enough to cover double of Deirdre’s score, so her only chance was if both opponents missed.
That’s before our time: Even with “very good” in the clue, no one knew the legendary Sinatra song “It Was a Very Good Year”. Also, the players couldn’t associate Gordie Howe with the Detroit Red Wings, which must have crushed Trebek’s soul just a little.
DD1 – What is the Mayflower Compact?
DD2 – Who was ionic?
DD3 – What is Dakota?
FJ – Who was Dewey? (Both Deirdre and Jessica said Truman.)