Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jan. 10 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Anneke, a design consultant from Utah, collects red shoes to remind her of her days in Japan;
– Dave, a retired mixed martial artist from Massachusetts, met his wife through a forgotten picture; and
– Jessica, an art education student from Texas, taught in Japan. Jessica is a two-day champ with winnings of $54,401.
Jessica started quickly in round one, then Anneke took over with a strong performance in a DJ language category, leading into FJ with $19,200, while Jessica had exactly two-thirds of that amount at $12,800. Dave, who insisted on starting categories from the bottom even when there were no DDs to be found, never got rolling and finished at -$800.
DD1 ($800) – ON THE RADIO – Radio’s first quiz show is claimed by the public radio station with these call letters that contain the Big Apple’s initials (Jessica won $1,000)
DD2 ($2,000) – SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL – Heinz College (a 2-name school) (Dave lost $4,400 on a true DD.)
DD3 ($1,600) – WORDS ABOUT WORDS – The name of a 1775 play character gave us this word for an error like “There is no anecdote for the poison” (Anneke won $4,000)
FJ – AMERICAN LANDMARKS – Eyewitness Jose Marti wrote, “Luckless Irishmen, Poles, Italians…run toward the wharves” to see its dedication
Both players were correct on a FJ that could have been a top-row clue, with Anneke adding $6,401 to win with $25,601.
Jessica doubled up but given the scores, the percentage play would have been for her to wager exactly $0, which would have given her the victory by $1 if Anneke had missed without requiring Jessica to be correct.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one knew a school named after Woodrow Wilson is part of Princeton, the legendary land of gold is El Dorado, or London’s very long-running Agatha Christie “ensnaring” play is The Mousetrap.
That’s before our time: The players couldn’t complete the second name in the title of the old-time radio classic “Fibber McGee and Molly”.
DD1 – What is WNYC?
DD2 – What is Carnegie-Mellon?
DD3 – What is a malapropism?
FJ – What is The Statue of Liberty?