Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Sept. 11 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Becky, a rock musician from Georgia, has been playing guitar since age 13;
– Lori, a non-profit executive director from California, had her first date with her husband at a Giants-Dodgers game; and
– Rick, an English teacher from Pennsylvania, a horror movie fan who had dinner with George Romero. Rick is a three-day champ with winnings of $60,000.
Rick was leading Lori by $800 when he found DD3 and an opportunity to nail down first place going into FJ with a bet of over $3,200. He was correct but only wagered $2,000, and Lori got the last two remaining clues to take the lead with $19,000 vs. $17,800 for Rick and $3,200 for Becky.
DD1 – GO FLY A KITE – In Dec. 12, 1901 he used a kite to raise an antenna & claimed to receive the first wireless signal from over the Atlantic (Lori won $3,000)
DD2 – RELIGIOUS LEADERS – John Carroll, the first Roman Catholic bishop in the U.S., founded this D.C. university in 1789 (Lori won $3,400)
DD3 – THE SECRET OF -NYM – Members of the organization known by this acronym run alphabetically from Algeria to Venezuela (Rick won $2,000)
FJ – DESIGN – Switching the syllables in the German word for building of a home gave this design & architecture school its name
Everyone was correct on FJ and Lori bet $15,401, which wasn’t enough to cover double of Rick’s score. Fortunately for Lori, Rick only wagered $11,300, so Lori picked up a nice payday of $34,401.
Judging the judges: For a clue about Daniel Defoe’s fictional character, Rick pronounced “Crusoe” with three syllables, like the opera singer, but the judges chose to overlook this and ruled him correct.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex formally announced the “Jeopardy! All-Star Games” team competition of former champions later this season.
DD1 – Who was Marconi?
DD2 – What is Georgetown?
DD3 – What is OPEC?
FJ – What is Bauhaus?