Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Nov. 26 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Bridget, a telemetry technician from Montana, is a disappointed Atlanta Braves fan;
– Dylan, a pediatric dentist from South Carolina, uses his professional knowledge around the world; and
– J, a marketing and strategy consultant from Oregon, might eventually get around to visiting Mississippi. J is a one-day champ with winnings of $28,000.
Dylan bet the maximum on the first two DDs and was correct on both, which helped him secure the lead going into FJ with $10,800 vs. $6,200 for J and $1,200 for Bridget.
DD1 – CRAFTS & HOBBIES – It’s become a 9-letter word for the hobby of shopping for old furniture & collectibles (Dylan won $1,000)
DD2 – SAFE SPACES – In 1640 English settlers named a Connecticut town “New” this, reflecting the safety it provided (Dylan won $4,400 on a true DD.)
DD3 – ENGLISH MAJORS – Sergeant Major John Berryman won the Victoria Cross for this 1854 engagement in which his horse was shot under him (Bridget lost $3,000)
FJ – AMERICAN AUTHORS – The 1877 novel “Garth”, about a New Hampshire family cursed by an ancestor’s crime, is by Julian, son of this novelist
Only Bridget was correct on FJ but had too little to wager to be a threat to Dylan, who dropped $1,601 to win with $9,199.
Triple Stumper of the day: The players couldn’t provide the fifth word in the famous quote, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.
This day in Trebekistan: Three straight stand-and-stares in a Bible category brought back Alex’s nightmarish memories of the famously futile football category that got some internet fame.
DD1 – What is antiquing?
DD2 – What is New Haven?
DD3 – What is the Charge of the Light Brigade?
FJ – Who was Hawthorne?