Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Mar. 6

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Mar. 6 – Please welcome today’s contestants as we return to regular play:

– Tim, an engineer from Arizona, decided to lose weight thanks to Jeopardy!;
– Eric, a lawyer from Ohio, shared a moment with Rick Springfield while dressed as a talon-less eagle; and
– Dana, an educator from California, who is a goat nanny. Dana is a one-day champ with winnings of $26,401.

Well-matched contest that saw Eric have a chance to make a big move on DD3, but he only wagered less than half of his $7,200, and as a result wound up in second place going into FJ with $11,400 vs. $14,400 for Tim and $10,600 for Dana.

DD1, $800 – SPEED OF SOUND – A tachometer measures RPM; this, named for scientist Ernst, measures speed in relation to the speed of sound (Dana lost $400)

DD2, $1,200 – EX-CREATURES – This type of feline named for its scary canines has turned up in the La Brea Tar Pits (Tim won $2,000)

DD3, $1,600 – 19TH CENTURY PEOPLE – This Maine senator who became Lincoln’s veep was name for an uncle who was named for a Carthaginian general (Eric won $3,000)

FJ – WORD ORGINS – This 8-letter word for a reaction against a trend comes from an engineering term for a jolt caused by a gap in machine parts

Surprisingly, everyone missed FJ and Dana smartly played for the Triple Stumper, losing only $4,600 to win by $1 with $6,000 for a two-day total of $32,401.

Sports stumbles: Tim and Eric tried to do a great job in the Alphanumeric Athletes category, but both couldn’t tackle LT2, Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is a Machmeter?
DD2 – What is the saber-toothed tiger?
DD3 – Who was Hannibal Hamlin?
FJ – What is backlash?