Introducing today’s contestants:
– Jim, a writer from Missouri, loves Paris and visits often;
– Sally, a legal assistant from Ontario, loves Newfoundland, especially Sally’s Cove; and
– Ryan, a student from Pennsylvania, wants to visit every national park. Ryan is a one-day champ with winnings of $34,650.
Ryan hit the first two DDs to open a big lead, and when Jim lost everything on DD3, Ryan was able to secure another runaway at $27,000 vs. $12,400 for Sally and $1,200 for Jim.
DD1, $800 – LITERARY MINNESOTA – The lives of 3 women centuries apart intertwine along the shores of this lake in Danielle Sosin’s “The Long-Shining Waters” (On the opening clue, Ryan won the $1,000 maximum.)
DD2, $1,200 – A STEEL DAY – March 3, 1901: J.P. Morgan announces his purchase of this man’s steel company (Ryan won $5,000 from his leading total of $13,200.)
DD3, $1,200 – FEMALE SINGERS MONONYMOUS – This Brit: “I’ve never wanted to look like models…I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.” (Jim lost his entire $11,400 on a very surprising miss vs. $26,200 for Ryan.)
FJ – 16th CENTURY NAMES – Hoping to stop Dominican friar Johannes Tetzel from preaching for indulgences, in 1517 he wrote a series of debate topics
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Ryan adding $2,199 to win with $29,199 for a two-day total of $63,849.
That’s before our time: In the category about one-named female singers, no one knew “The Queen of American Folk Music”, Odetta.
Shameless shilling: There was a clue about PlayStation that mainly consisted of its logo.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex had a good time thinking about the white fluffiness of Cotton Mather.
DD1 – What is Lake Superior?
DD2 – Who was Carnegie?
DD3 – Who is Adele?
FJ – Who was Martin Luther? (In a very unusual occurrence, the correct response to FJ was contained in a clue in the previous round.)