Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jul. 11

Jeopardy! recap for Wed.., Jul. 11 – Here are today’s contestants:

– Stel, a project manager from New York, comes from a Greek area of long-lived people;
– George, a writer and musician from Arkansas, likes to knit but can’t make it fit; and
– Wes, a stand-up comedian and storyteller from Massachusetts, looked like a credit card company mascot. Wes is a two-day champ with winnings of $26,795.

Wes had his most impressive game yet, finishing strongly to enter FJ with $21,400, but the game wasn’t over as George and Stel stayed alive with $12,200 and $11,200 respectively.

DD1 – FIRST NAMES IN THE DICTIONARY – First names in the dictionary that are synonyms for a Christmas song include Carol & this male name (Wes won $2,000)

DD2 – IT HAPPENED IN 2005 – This web-based mapping service introduced in 2005 give a satellite view of Paris, Tokyo or your own block (Stel won $3,000 after a reversal by the judges.)

DD3 – BLACK WOMEN AUTHORS – This British author of “White Teeth” also wrote “Swing Time”, a story of 2 childhood friends who dream of being dancers (Wes won $2,000)

FJ – FROM BOOKS TO BROADWAY – “Son of a Witch” & “A Lion Among Men” are sequels to the book that inspired this musical

Wes and Stel were correct on FJ, with Wes picking up $3,001 to win with $24,401 for a three-day total of $51,196.

Triple Stumpers of the day: The players didn’t know the “little” nursery rhyme characters with soiled mittens are the Three Little Kittens. Also, everyone forgot the female Secretary of State confirmed in 2005, Condoleezza Rice.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is Noel?
DD2 – What is Google Earth (Google Maps)?
DD3 – Who is Zadie Smith?
FJ – What is “Wicked”?