Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jun. 26 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Andrew, a lawyer from Arkansas, who works on marijuana ethics in his home state;
– Jeff, an electrical engineer from Colorado, who keeps close tabs on his bar trivia winnings; and
– Kelly, a teacher from Mississippi, who studied in Ireland. Kelly is a one-day champ with winnings of $16,200.
Andrew started and ended DJ in the right way, with a near double-up on the last clue moving him into second with $13,999 behind Kelly at $18,000, while Jeff was a strong third with $13,400.
DD1 – SPACED-OUT BUSINESS – Chevrolet & PBS have made very different versions of things called this (Jeff won $2,000)
DD2 – YES, PRIME MINISTER – Hun Sen, who spent much of the 1970s in exile in Vietnam, became Prime Minister of this country in 1985 and was still in office 30 years later (Andrew won $2,400)
DD3 – QUOTES OF VICTORY – In 1776 in “The American Crisis” he wrote, “the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” (Andrew won $6,999)
FJ – INTERNATIONAL CINEMA – Getting its nickname from a capital, Dhallywood is the name for the film industry in this Asian country
Everyone missed FJ and none of the wagers were optimal.
Jeff gave up his chance to win on the Triple Stumper by betting nearly everything. Kelly bet far too much, losing $17,000 when a wager of $10,000 would have ensured a win if correct. Andrew bet $12,801, which risked a tiebreaker with Jeff if both had been correct and Jeff bet everything, but left him with the win at just $1,198.
Triple Stumper of the day: In the Pyramid-like category “Common Bonds”, no one figured out that bears, small icebergs and your tummy are things that growl.
DD1 – What is Nova?
DD2 – What is Cambodia?
DD3 – Who was Paine?
FJ – What is Bangladesh?