Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jul. 2 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Suzanne, a museum education manager from New York, oversees a simulated archaeological dig;
– Adam, a tutor from California, played for Stanford in the Rose Bowl; and
– Scott, a librarian from Indiana, wants to drive Route 66.. Scott is a three-day champ with winnings of $78,401.
Scott nearly doubled up on DD3 to get to within half of Suzanne’s score, then a $4,000 swing on the next clue brought him inside two-thirds going into FJ with $12,200 vs. $16,200 for Suzanne and $6,000 for Adam.
DD1 – BORN & DIED – Born in Spain in 1881, he “drew” his last breath near Cannes April 8, 1973 (Suzanne won $1,000)
DD2 – COMMUNICATION – There’s no such thing as a native speaker of this, a word found before “English” for a mix of a colonizing and a local language (Suzanne won $3,000)
DD3 (video) – AMERICAN HISTORY – The photo (showing a young woman holding out a flower) of a 1967 march on the Pentagon demonstrates this rhyming slogan of the time (Scott won $5,000)
FJ – 20TH CENTURY NOVELS – In a 1989 novel, Jing-Mei Woo says, “My father has asked me to be the fourth corner” in this title group
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Suzanne adding $8,201 to win with $24,401. Scott didn’t make the best percentage play by wagering $4,001, instead he should have bet less than $200 to shut out Adam and hoped for Suzanne to miss.
TV troubles: The players don’t watch much CBS as they couldn’t solve clues about “Criminal Minds” and the “NCIS” spinoffs. They also didn’t know the classic British detective series with Helen Mirren, “Prime Suspect”.
This day in Trebekistan: After a very slow start, Alex told us to forget what he said at the top of the show about the contestants being “bright people”.
DD1 – Who was Picasso?
DD2 – What is pidgin?
DD3 – What is flower power?
FJ – What is “The Joy Luck Club”?