Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jul. 5 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Steve, a writer from Ontario, let Ken Jennings know about an error in one of his books;
– Marilyn, an administrative assistant from Ohio, has loyal friends; and
– Suzanne, a museum education manager from New York, worked at the largest cathedral in the world. Suzanne is a three-day champ with winnings of $63,601.
Suzanne trailed most of the way and had just worked up to the lead when she found DD2 late in DJ. But she missed that as well as DD3, sending her back to third place going into FJ with $7,200 vs. $9,600 for Steve and $8,000 for Marilyn.
DD1 – BOOKS & AUTHORS – His crime: joining the Petrashevsky circle; his punishment: many months in prison in 1849, ending with a mock execution (Suzanne lost $1,000)
DD2 – YOU PASS BUTTER – Sanskrit for “to sprinkle” gives us this word for a clarified butter (Suzanne lost $2,000)
DD3 – & THAT’S THE WAY THE NEWS GOES – This Hungarian-born physicist later regretted the sexism in his telegram “It’s a boy” when an H-bomb test worked (Suzanne lost $1,000 – she didn’t seem to put much thought into this wager, which wouldn’t gave given her the lead if correct, but dropped her to third when she missed.)
FJ – AMERICAN AUTHORS – Her 1896 N.Y. Times obituary called her “the writer of probably the most widely read work of fiction ever penned”
Only Marilyn was correct on FJ, adding $6,401 to win with $14,401.
Triple Stumper of the day: The players didn’t know one of the most memorably named sequels of all time, “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex opened the show by assuming “we’re all fully recovered from yesterday’s celebrations”. Well, he should know that thumbs don’t grow back that quickly.
DD1 – Who was Dostoevsky?
DD2 – What is ghee?
DD3 – Who was Teller?
FJ – Who was Stowe?