Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Mar. 13 – Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Sam, an assistant office manager from New York, is in a movie fantasy league, as he’s not a big fan of “the football”;
– Adrian, a technical writer from California , has friends who wrote her lucky haikus; and
– Barton, a trading associate from Ontario, was a hero of the 2003 Toronto blackout. Barton is a one-day champ with winnings of $23,200.
Barton rallied to the lead by running the World Leaders 1919 category, but he added some incorrect information on a crucial $2,000 clue which was picked up by Sam, who took first place into FJ with $17,400 vs. $16,400 for Barton and $6,000 for Adrian.
DD1, $800 – NOTABLE WOMEN – In 1952, this pioneering writer on the environment was the first woman to win a National Book Award for nonfiction (Sam won $1,200)
DD2, $1,200 – WORLD LEADERS 1919 – Billy Hughes spent WWI advocating this wartime practice, which split Australia as it later did the U.S. in the 1960s (Barton won $2,200 on a true DD.)
DD3, $1,600 – THE PULITZER PRIZE – The editorial board of the New York Daily News was prize-worthy for helping to save this theater in Harlem (Barton won $4,000)
FJ – NOVEL QUOTES – A boy at the end of this 1952 novel says to the main character, “Say it ain’t true, Roy”
For the second straight game, Barton bet it all on FJ, doubling up to $32,800. But even though the book referred to in the FJ clue was made into a well-known film, movie lover Sam was the only player to miss, so Barton took the win for a two-day total of $56,000.
Triple Stumpers of the day: Alex was surprised the players didn’t know the fire-resistant textured plaster called stucco, and the contestants weren’t familiar with the disease miners get on the job, black lung.
DD1 – Who was Rachel Carson?
DD2 – What is the draft?
DD3 – What is the Apollo?
FJ – What is “The Natural”?