Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Dec. 20 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Andrew, a graduate student from California, is a descendant of Confucius;
– Carrie, a copy editor from Massachusetts, took a bike-riding class for adults; and
– Jackie, an attorney-writer from California, negotiated with an ex-KGB agent for use of a submarine. Jackie is a four-day champ with winnings of $87,089.
Andrew led at every break and when he was correct on back-to-back DDs in DJ, it was all over. Andrew cruised into FJ with $25,200 vs. $9,200 for Carrie and $8,600 for Jackie.
DD1 ($600) – WORDS OF SCIENCE – In Physics, it’s a substance that technically can be gas or liquid & that conforms to the shape of the vessel holding it (Andrew won $1,000 on a true DD.)
DD2 ($1,200) – COMMUNICATION – Bill Klem, who popularized hand signals in this job, said, “That guy in a 25-cent bleacher seat” is entitled to know the call (Andrew won $4,000)
DD3 ($1,200) – STATE CONSTITUTIONS – The 1868 Constitution of Florida stipulated a seat in the State Senate & House for a member of this Indian nation (Andrew won $3,200)
FJ – THE WORKS OF MOZART – Composed in 1791, the year he died, & last in the Kochel catalog of all his works, K. 626 is this work
Everyone missed FJ, with Andrew dropping $4,200 to win with $21,000.
Triple Stumper of the day: A reflection of how far horse racing has dropped from the public consciousness, no one knew this year’s Triple Crown champion Justify.
That’s before our time: The players were stumped on the comedy duo from “Road to Morocco”, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
DD1 – What is fluid?
DD2 – What is umpire?
DD3 – What is Seminole?
FJ – What is “Requiem”?