Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 12

Please note that the dollar values of the clues where the Daily Doubles are located are now included.

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 12 – Please welcome today’s contestants:

– Elana, a journalist from Washington, D.C., climbed Kilimanjaro, which is not for Alex and Andy;
– Andy, an elections administrator from Washington state, as a child was a “jerk” while reciting the Presidents backwards to win $20; and
– Nicole, a travel agent from Indiana, is the “royal aunt”. Nicole is a one-day champ with winnings of $20,001.

Late in DJ, Elana kept picking $400 clues when there was only one logical remaining place DD3 could be. But she maintained control, did find it and bet enough to break up Andy’s runaway with $15,200 vs. $23,600 for Andy and $7,600 for Nicole.

DD1 ($800) – READ IT – This first mystery novel with Philip Marlowe–too convoluted & kind of a snooze (pun intended) (Andy won $1,000 on a true DD.)

DD2 ($1,200) – WORLD CAPITALS – It’s continental Europe’s westernmost national capital (Andy won $4,600)

DD3 ($800, video) – THE ARTS – Here is Eugène Delacroix’s depiction of the death of this Shakespeare character (Elana won $7,000 – if she had wagered her entire $8,200, she would have been within two-thirds of Andy and could have won if he missed without having to be correct herself.)

FJ – SCI-FI TV – One of the twin planets this alien race called home was Remus

Elana and Nicole were correct on FJ, but Andy “overthought” the “obvious” response and missed. So much to Elana’s shock and delight, her bet of $8,801 gave her the win with $23,601.

That’s before our time: In a category about “Up” songs, no one knew the title that goes with “and if this old world starts getting you down, there’s room enough for two”, “Up on the Roof”.

“The other one” dept.: After an incorrect response of Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Alex reported that it was “the other one”, Flo-Jo (Florence Griffith–Joyner).

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is “The Big Sleep”?
DD2 – What is Lisbon?
DD3 – Who is Ophelia?
FJ – Who are Romulans? (Andy wrote Vulcans)