Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Dec. 13 – Let’s welcome today’s contestants:
– Mary Kate, a dentist from Virginia, is commodore of a rowing club;
– Faris, a speechwriter from Georgia, walked Hadrian’s Wall; and
– Elana, a journalist from Washington, D.C., wrote her thesis on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Elana is a one-day champ with winnings of $23,601.
Faris dropped to $0 with a miss on DD1, but he regained the lead on DD2 and extended his advantage, showing the way into FJ with $17,200 vs. $10,800 for Elana. Mary Kate finished DJ at -$400 and did not play in FJ.
DD1 ($800) – GET IT STRAIT – The Denmark Strait lies between these two islands, one 20 times the size of the other (Faris lost $3,200 on a true DD.)
DD2 ($2,000) – 1940s AMERICA – On March 11, 1941, this alliterative act became law & let FDR transfer billions of dollars of supplies to foes of the Axis (Faris won $2,000)
DD3 ($1,600) – JACK THE RIPPER SUSPECTS – This 19th cent. author has been looked at; later writers pitted his creation against the Ripper in books like 2009’s “Dust and Shadow” (Mary Kate lost $800 on a true DD.)
FJ – 19TH CENTURY AUTHORS – In the preface to a book of his stories, he thanks a herpetologist of upper India & an elephant named Bahadur Shah
Both players were correct on this easy FJ, with Faris picking up $5,500 to win with $22,700.
Triple Stumper of the day: Alex seemed very unimpressed that in the “fight” category, no one knew the term for a boxing match that refers to the cash available is “prizefight”.
Overpriced clue: $2,000 for the late physicist who in 2013 released “My Brief History”, Stephen Hawking.
DD1 – What are Greenland and Iceland?
DD2 – What is Lend-Lease?
DD3 – Who was Arthur Conan Doyle?
FJ – Who was Kipling?