Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Dec. 24

Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Dec. 24 – Introducing today’s contestants:

– Charbel, an attorney from Florida, shares his name with a patron saint of Lebanon;
– Nicole, a non-profit communications consultant from Washington state, looks forward to drinking more water; and
– Graham, a musician-research engineering assistant from Connecticut, whose airline found his lost Christmas presents. Graham is a one-day champ with winnings of $22,200.

Charbel had the lead when he found DD2 and boldly bet his entire $10,600, then wisely shut it down on DD3, taking a runaway into FJ with $28,200 vs. $10,200 for Nicole and $9,000 for Graham.

DD1 ($600) – NOT FOR PROFIT – This actor’s non-profit sixdegrees. org makes connections between people and local causes (Charbel won $3,000)

DD2 ($1,200) – FOR PROFIT – Around 1920 he turned a $30 investment into a get-rich-quick “scheme” that defrauded folks out of $15 million (Charbel won $10,600 on a true DD.)

DD3 ($1,200) – LET’S PUT ON A SHOW – No. 5 in this play says, “I’d like to change my vote to not guilty”; the foreman replies, “Are you sure?” (Charbel won $600)

FJ – BRITISH NAMES – The last name of this 17th century baronet who held many offices is synonymous with the government & especially the Prime Minister’s residence

Everyone was correct on this easy FJ, with Charbel adding $2,500 to win with an impressive $30,700.

Anagram agony: In “Anagrammed Minerals”, the players couldn’t unscramble “Fireproof but unhealthy: obsess at” as asbestos, or “Gem-bright: or zinc” as zircon.

This day in Trebekistan: After a clue that wanted “this term with a 4-letter abbreviation” to which Graham responded with “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price”, Alex accepted it but said ” we would have preferred the abbreviation”. This makes no sense, since the clue specifically called for the term, not the abbreviation.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – Who is Kevin Bacon?
DD2 – Who was Ponzi?
DD3 – What is “Twelve Angry Men”?
FJ – Who was Downing?