Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Mar. 25 – Here are today’s contestants:
– Mara, a retired attorney from New York. competes in crossword competitions;
– Ryan, a journalist from Washington, D.C., got a word in edgewise while interviewing Gene Simmons; and
– Dave, a chemical engineer from California, passed the “living together in a tent without showering” marriage test. Dave is a one-day champ with winnings of $4,600.
Dave opened up a solid lead in a DJ category about Sooners, and when Ryan lost everything with an embarrassing mistake on DD2, Dave had the game in hand, entering FJ with $14,000 vs. $4,300 for Mara and $400 for Ryan.
DD1 $1,000 – WOMEN IN SONG – In 2018 the woman who was immortalized in this 1958 hit by schoolmate Buddy Holly passed away (Ryan lost $3,200)
DD2, $800 – 1960s AMERICA – In 1964 D.C. residents were allowed to vote for President for the first time, going 85% for this man (Ryan lost $4,400 on a true DD.)
DD3, $1,600 – -“GRAM”s – In 1959 Western Union began this service that included sweets with the message (Mara won $2,100)
FJ – FOREIGN TRANSPORTATION – Operating for only one week a year, a train line to this city moves over half a million people a day
Dave and Mara were correct on FJ, with Dave adding $4,600 to win with $18,600 and a two-day total of $23,200. In his response, Ryan paid humorous tribute to the subjects of the two DDs he missed.
Science stumbles: No one guessed that something blindingly obvious isn’t rocket science, or the “-ology Today” magazine a clue wanted was “Psychology”.
Pedantry corner: A clue referred to the many empty seats at the first Super Bowl in 1967, but that game was officially called The AFL-NFL Championship Game, as the formal Super Bowl title wasn’t used until 1969.
DD1 – Who was Peggy Sue?
DD2 – Who was LBJ?
DD3 – What is a Candygram?
FJ – What is Mecca?