Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Dec. 6

Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Dec. 6 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Pat, a retired technical editor from Texas, cooks for big groups;
– Samir, an anesthesiologist from Illinois, preaches the gospel of Willy Wonka; and
– Dave, a retired police officer from Pennsylvania, has plenty of things to do other than work. Dave is a three-day champ with winnings of $81,202.

Dave expanded his lead with correct responses to both DDs in DJ, building a runaway at $18,000 vs. $7,400 for Pat and $5,200 for Samir.

DD1 – WORD & PHRASE HISTORIES – In 1738 Jonathan Swift first wrote down a familiar phrase as “The sight of you is good for” these 2 words (Samir won $1,000)

DD2 – IN THE RANGE – Taza Gap in Morocco, on the way to Algeria (Dave won $3,000)

DD3 – LITERARY CADS – In this Dickens “Personal History”, the hero idolizes Steerforth, who ends up abandoning Em’ly (Dave won $2,600)

FJ – WORLD AFFAIRS 2018 – An Arab League summit final statement rejected “interference” by this country often mistakenly called an Arab land itself

Dave and Samir were correct on FJ, with Dave picking up $900 to win with $18,900 for a four-day total of $100,102.

No harm no foul: Everyone was a bit too early with their guesses for the century in which Richard III lived, the 15th century.

Basketball blunders: No one knew the uptempo two-word offense “fast break”, or that 6″1′ Nate Archibald’s nickname was “Tiny”.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is “sore eyes”?
DD2 – What are the Atlas Mountains?
DD3 – Who is David Copperfield?
FJ – What is Iran?