Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Dec. 11

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Dec. 11 – Here are today’s contestants:

– John, a physician from Oklahoma, volunteers to read with schoolchildren;
– Nicole, a travel agent from Indiana, was on toy packaging; and
– Francesco, a tactical support analyst from Pennsylvania, collects Pez dispensers. Francesco is a one-day champ with winnings of $24,801.

Everyone had first place at some point in DJ. But it was Nicole, the only player not to lose money on a DD, who came out on top by getting the last clue of the round, leading with $11,000 vs. $10,000 for Francesco and $9,500 for John.

DD1 – THE BIG BATTALIONS – This country’s nearly 2.2 million active military personnel is by far the largest standing force (Francesco lost $2,400 on a true DD.)

DD2 – INITIAL INITIALS – A merger brought the “-CIO”, but first there was the AFL, which stood for this (John won $2,500)

DD3 – POSTHUMOUS BOOKS – After death, this horror author still talked about the Necronomicon in his novel “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” (John lost $3,000)

FJ – BIBLE BOOKS – The title of this Old Testament book is from the Greek for “song sung to a harp”

Nicole and Francesco were correct on FJ, so that last correct response for Nicole in DJ proved to be decisive. Nicole added $9,001 to win with $20,001.

Triple Stumper of the day: For a top-row clue, no one guessed the author who died in 1910 in Russia was Tolstoy.

Missing the layup: For a clue about a 1800s cartoonist, after Francesco incorrectly said “Nash”, his opponents didn’t jump in with “Nast”.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is China?
DD2 – What is the American Federation of Labor?
DD3 – Who was Lovecraft?
FJ – What is Psalms?