Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jun. 29 – Today’s contestants are:
– Nick, a writer from California, was a choirboy who went over to rock;
– Ruth, a law school career counselor from Virginia, got a lot of letters from her boyfriend; and
– Scott, a librarian from Indiana, went through Checkpoint Charlie but unlike Alex, didn’t get a cheap meal. Scott is a two-day champ with winnings of $59,602.
Scott extended his lead with correct responses to both DDs in DJ, but Ruth was able to stay close enough to have a chance into FJ with $13,600 vs. $23,000 for Scott and $4,600 for Nick.
DD1 – TV SHOW ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND COMPANIONS – Chapter titles in the biography of this classic comedy include “Capri Pants” and “Stumbling” (Nick lost $1,000)
DD2 – FROM THE GREEK – The name of this noble gas is from the Greek for “strange” (Scott won $3,000)
DD3 – TRY “ME” A RIVER – A Civil War ship shares a name with this New Hampshire river (Scott won $3,000)
FJ – 18TH CENTURY NOTABLES – Researchers in London & Vienna now speculate that his 1791 death was due to a strep infection, not poisoning
Everyone missed FJ and Scott was able to hold on, dropping $4,201 to win with $18,799 for a three-day total of $78,401.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the “AA” company that claims to have invented the aluminum industry is Alcoa.
Judging the writers: That “AAR” clue was so obviously sloppy that it’s amazing it got through the review process.
DD1 – What is “The Dick Van Dyke Show”?
DD2 – What is Xenon?
DD3 – What is the Merrimack?
FJ – Who was Mozart?