Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Sept. 18 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Raymond, a retired tax attorney from Washington D.C., likes to travel to baseball parks;
– Emily, a pastor from New York, is the first woman in her position there in 167 years; and
– Kyle, a music teacher from Colorado, got to pet a live cheetah. Kyle is a four-day champ with winnings of $83,601.
Emily had a chance to take the lead on DD3 but missed, which allowed Kyle to hold first position into FJ with $15.800 vs. $12,000 for Emily and $4,200 for Raymond.
DD1 – ONE-SYLLABLE CITIES Hanseong & Gyeongseong are former names of this world capital (Emily won $1,000)
DD2 – THE LETTERS OF THE LAW – 1973 pro-animal legislation: ESA (Kyle won $2,000)
DD3 – TOMB RAIDER – 16th century knights tried to plunder this tomb in Halicarnassus, but it had already been looted (Emily lost $4,000)
FJ – ANIMAL CHARACTERS – Items bought by this predator: iron bird seed, an iron carrot, earthquake pills & dehydrated boulders
Everyone was correct on what could just as well could have been a $200 first round clue, with Kyle picking up $8,201 to win with $24,001 and a five-day total of $107,602.
Triple Stumper of the day: A clue’s reference to the Lancaster Barnstormers didn’t lead the players to Pennsylvania chocolatier Hershey.
This day in Trebekistan: Don’t try and tell Alex anything about the Chicago Cubs, he’s the host of Jeopardy!, after all.
DD1 – What is Seoul?
DD2 – What is the Endangered Species Act?
DD3 – What is the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus?
FJ – Who is Wile E. Coyote? (Both Kyle and Raymond spelled it “Wiley Coyote” but it was accepted.)