Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jan. 4 – Today’s contestants are:
– Chelsea, an administrative assistant from New York, impressed her family by getting a clue at age 8;
– Robert, a proposal manager from Iowa, has a knack for domestic extemporaneous speaking; and
– Jonathan, a composer from California, made a turn in an open cockpit WWII training plane. Jonathan is a three-day champ with winnings of $62,902.
Robert bet enough on DD3 to take the lead, but not enough to hold it, as Jonathan regained first place on the last clue of DJ to show the way into FJ with $15,200 vs. $15,100 for Robert and $10,800 for Chelsea.
DD1 ($1,000) – GEOGRAPHICALLY SPEAKING – Originally, it was the upper fortified part of any Greek city, not just the capital (Jonathan won $3,000)
DD2 ($2,000) – CAUTIONARY MALE – Casanova embodied this 9-letter term whose name comes from the Latin for “free” (Chelsea won $3,000)
DD3 ($800) – BOOK OF THE YEAR – Virginia Cowles’ book titled this year describes the end of 2 little Balkan wars; the next year, a big one began (Robert won $2,500)
FJ – TRANSPORTATION – Carretera Transistmica, aka the Boyd-Roosevelt Highway, runs parallel to this waterway
Only Jonathan was correct on FJ, picking up $15,199 to win with $30,399 for a four-day total of $93,301.
British blunders: In completing the quote “My hour for” this “is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody”, players guessed coffee and wine, but not tea. Also, no one recognized an award acceptance by Laurence Olivier.
This day in Trebekistan: I just don’t think it is the host’s job to “warn” challengers about the champion’s FJ wagering strategy as Alex did at the top of the show.
DD1 – What is Acropolis?
DD2 – What is libertine?
DD3 – What is 1913?
FJ – What is the Panama Canal?