Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jun. 20 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Tyler, a novelist and teacher from California, who robbed trains at an amusement park;
– Lindsay, an insurance underwriter from Massachusetts, who in the 90s thought Alex was her daddy; and
– Ali, a secondary school teacher from British Columbia, whose daughter, in keeping with tradition, has the middle name Titanic. Ali is a one-day champ with winnings of $20,401.
Tyler was trailing Ali by just $200 with one clue remaining in DJ, but couldn’t even offer a guess on the specialty of baseball’s “Dr. K” Dwight Gooden, so Ali retained the lead into FJ with $13,400 vs. $13,200 for Tyler and $8,200 for Lindsay.
DD1 – 25 YEARS AGO: 1993 – A major gun control measure known as this was signed into law in November (Ali lost $2,000)
DD2 – 3 P’S PPPLEASE – 15-letter adjective describing the time after a nuclear war (Ali won $2,000)
DD3 – WHO ESSENTIAL MEDICINES – “Activated” this, in powder form, is an essential poisoning antidote (Lindsey won $3,000)
FJ – CLASSICAL MUSIC – Not in the initial score, the feature giving this symphony its byname was a whim added by the composer close to its 1792 debut
Tyler played for the Triple Stumper by betting $0, but Ali foiled that plan by coming up with the correct response, adding $13,001 to win with $26,401 and a two-day total of $46,802.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one could identify the food when shown a photo of manicotti.
This day in Trebekistan: It sounded weird when Alex, who often proudly embraces his roots, referred to Ali, a Canadian, as a “foreigner”.
DD1 – What is the Brady Bill?
DD2 – What is post-apocalyptic?
DD3 – What is charcoal?
FJ – What is “The Surprise Symphony”?