Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jan. 2 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Jordan, a chef from California , escaped his small town for San Francisco;
– Danielle, an attorney from Michigan, got a “good for you” and an “all right!” from Alex for being “grill person of the month”; and
– Jonathan, a composer from California, does a podcast about film music. Jonathan is a one-day champ with winnings of $16,500.
Danielle was correct on the first two DDs but didn’t bet very much on them, so she wound up well behind in second place going into FJ with $12,000 vs. $19,400 for Jonathan and $400 for Jordan.
DD1 ($1,000) – COUNT – Ridge count is an important number in identifying these in the AFIS system in forensics (Danielle won $1,000)
DD2 ($1,200) – USA – Surprisingly, of the more than 164 million items in its collection, fewer than a quarter are cataloged books (Danielle won $1,400)
DD3 ($1,600) – THE PLANTAGENETS – Edward I took a famous rock from this village to Westminster (Jordan lost $2,000)
FJ – BRITISH MEMOIRS – Before his death in 1996, this famous son wrote the memoirs “The Enchanted Places” & “The Hollow on the Hill”
Only Jonathan was correct on FJ, adding $4,601 to win with $24,001 for a two-day total of $40,501.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one took a guess that the 408 gems in the memento given by Benjamin Franklin to his daughter were diamonds.
Clue selection dept.: The players would have been well-advised to shop for the final DD in the category about the Plantagenets instead of the fluffier one about Hallmark anniversary gifts.
This day in Trebekistan: If there was a clue about the term used when a Jeopardy! player can’t be caught, Alex would have been ruled incorrect for saying “runway” as he did at the top of the show.
DD1 – What are fingerprints?
DD2 – What is the Library of Congress?
DD3 – What is Scone? (the Stone of Scone has been referenced in clues at least eight times in the last ten years.)
FJ – Who was Milne?