Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Dec. 17 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Josh, a real estate agent from Colorado, collects garden gnomes, some of them creepy;
– Alex, a historical interpreter from Michigan, hosts when her family plays Jeopardy! on Christmas Eve; and
– Jackie, an attorney-writer from California, was known as “Malibu Barbie” in her surfer days. Jackie is a one-day champ with winnings of $14,200.
Jackie found all three DDs and missed two of them, losing a net amount of $1,200, but still held the lead into FJ with $10,000 vs. $9,000 for Josh and $2,800 for Alex.
DD1 ($400) – SPORTY BRAND NAME MEANINGS – This brand started as a catalog in 1983 & was meant to evoke preppy things like rowing — its original logo was an oarsman (Jackie lost $3,000 on a true DD, not a “false” one this time.)
DD2 ($1,600) – EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITIES – You’ll find NATO’s world headquarters on Boulevard Leopold III in this capital city (Jackie won $3,800 on a true DD.)
DD3 ($1,600) – THE MEXICAN WAR – In 1847, Mexico City had its Independence Day under occupation as this general took the city 2 days before (Jackie lost $2,000)
FJ – NORSE MYTHOLOGY – After turning himself into a mare, he gave birth to an 8-legged horse that was later the prized steed of Odin
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Jackie picking up $9,889 to win with $19,889 and a two-day total of $34,089.
Triple Stumpers of the day: Many to choose from, including the word with three “t”s that you can “pay” or “stand at” being attention; a wooden framework that is a device for punishment is a pillory ; and the special item that kills a werewolf is a silver bullet.
Pavlov: In the world of art, mobile = Alexander Calder.
DD1 – What is J.Crew?
DD2 – What is Brussels?
DD3 – Who was Scott?
FJ – Who is Loki?