Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Dec. 27 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Kathryn, a retired CPA from Wisconsin, met her husband through an ad for housing;
– Heath, a ScrumMaster from Connecticut, is a software whiz; and
– Jon, an investment professional from California, had hiccups for a week, cured by olive oil. Jon is a one-day champ with winnings of $19,999.
Kathryn didn’t find any of the DDs, but after a slow start, she was able to outperform her opponents on the rest of the clues and carry the lead into FJ with $13,000 vs. $10,800 for Heath and $6,800 for Jon.
DD1 ($1,000) – ALLITERATIVE PEOPLE – In 1778 he was made President of the Continental Congress; in 1789 he was made Chief Justice of the United States (Heath won $1,000)
DD2 ($1,200) – ALMOST PRESIDENT – Because he held this job in 1973, Carl Albert would have been President had Nixon resigned before a new veep was confirmed (Jon won $3,800 on a true DD.)
DD3 ($1,600) – AMERICAN LITERATURE NOBELISTS – This “colorful” Toni Morrison work follows a black girl’s struggle to achieve white ideals of beauty (Heath lost $2,000)
FJ – COASTLINES – At 3,700 miles, the longest ocean trench is named for these two nations that share most of South America’s pacific coast
Everyone knew FJ, but only Kathryn and Heath got credit as Jon ran out of time before completing his response. Kathryn added $9,000 to win with $22,000.
Musical miscues: Being provided with lyrics and performers didn’t lead the players to Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” or “boozy” Oasis song “Champagne Supernova”.
DD1 – Who was John Jay?
DD2 – What is Speaker of the House?
DD3 – What is “The Bluest Eye”?
FJ – What are Chile and Peru? (Jon wrote “Chile and Pe”.)