Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jun. 7 – Today’s contestants are:
– Steven, a software engineer from Virginia, collects souvenir baseballs;
– Allison, a librarian from Texas, as a five-year-old had a daycare advice column; and
– Brendan, a policy researcher from Massachusetts, has a 3-legged cat that Alex doesn’t trust. Brendan is a one-day champ with earnings of $38,200.
Brendan scored on the first two DDs and faced no serious competition here, leading at every break with a FJ runaway at $25,000 vs. $10,000 for Allison and $6,800 for Steven.
DD1, $600 – FOREIGN RELATIONS – In Swedish a brorsdotter is this (Brendan won $2,000 from his score of $5,800.)
DD2, $1,200 – AMERICAN HISTORY – Ratified in 1913, the 17th Amendment gave the selection of these to voters (Brendan won $4,000 from his total of $11,800)
DD3, $1,600 – AROUND THE BODY – This long bone between the acetabulum and the patella can resist a force of 2,500 pounds (Steven won $2,000 on a true DD.)
FJ – CANADIAN CITIES – City hall in this Western provincial capital is on Victoria Avenue near the corner of Albert Street
Only Allison was correct on FJ, as Brendan dropped $4,500 to win with $20,500 for a two-day total of $58,700.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew that trail between Missouri and New Mexico where stagecoach mail delivery began in 1849 was the Santa Fe Trail.
Clue selection strategy: If you have any interest in finding the round one Daily Double, the “food court” category is probably not the most likely place to look.
One more thing: Clearly Brendan has not been in the market for any vowels lately, as he guessed that Wheel of Fortune’s catch phrase is “Big bucks, no Whammies!”
DD1 – What is niece?
DD2 – What are U.S. Senators?
DD3 – What is the femur?
FJ – What is Regina?