Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Dec. 17 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Anne, a flight attendant from Texas, got thrown off of a safari;
– Conor, a museum curator from South Dakota, caught an alligator instead of a fish; and
– Jackie, an attorney-writer from California, was a bass player with The Runaways and gets bored easily. Jackie is a two-day champ with winnings of $34,089.
Conor went to the most logical place on the board to find DD3, but after being informed by Alex that he was $5,400 off the lead, for some reason Conor only bet $5,000. He was correct and the round immediately ended, leaving Conor in second place with $12,000 vs. $12,400 for Jackie and $9,600 for Anne.
DD1 ($600) – BODIES OF WATER – This misleadingly named body of water is landlocked by Russia, Kazakhstan & 3 other nations (Anne lost $1,000)
DD2 ($1,600) – TREES – This is the better-known species of the maidenhair tree, used in Chinese medicine to boost memory (Conor lost $3,000)
DD3 ($1,200) – DO YOU COMPUTE? – A computer acting under a hacker’s control is called a zombie this, & a group of them is a zombie army or this “net” (Conor won $5,000 – at the time he had $7,000 vs. $12,400 for Jackie and should have bet it all without hesitation.)
FJ – U.S. LANDMARKS – The 1st segment of this was dedicated on July 4, 1930; the next, Aug. 30, 1936; Section 3, on Sept. 17, 1937 & the last, on July 2, 1939
Jackie and Conor were correct on FJ, so Conor’s wagering error on DD3 cost him the game. Jackie added $12,200 to win with $24,600 for a three-day total of $58,689.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the Roald Dahl tale of a cunning poultry-stealing animal is “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”
Judging the producers: The time-consuming video category about the Helicopter Museum helped result in five leftovers in DJ, despite Alex foregoing his opening remarks and getting right into the game
DD1 – What is the Caspian Sea?
DD2 – What is ginkgo biloba?
DD3 – Who was bot?
FJ – What is Mt. Rushmore?