Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jul. 24

Let’s meet today’s contestants:

– Corin, a fiber artist from Wisconsin, was in a multi-rhythmic drum troupe;
– Michelle, an attorney from Pennsylvania, was persuaded to memorize the Gettysburg Address; and
– Jason, a math teacher from New Mexico, was mistaken for Nicholas Cage in Mexico. Jason is a three-day champ with winnings of $75,300.

Jason lost his entire $5,200 on DD1, but bounced back to take the lead on DD3, showing the way into FJ with $18,400 vs. $14,200 for Corin and $3,000 for Michelle.

DD1, $400 – SEAS – The ruins of Qumran, including some notable caves, overlook its northwest shore (Jason lost $5,200 on a true DD.)

DD2, $2,000 – HISTORY BOOKS – A look at great historic clashes, Philip Sabin’s “Lost Battles” includes this 490 B.C. battle the Persians lost to the Greeks (Michelle lost $2,000 of her total of $4,200 from a distant third place.)

DD3, $1,600 – CANADIAN PROVINCIAL SYMBOLS – Of course, this province’s flag is basically the cross of St. Andrew with reversed colors (Jason won $4,000 from his score of $11,600 vs. $12,200 for Corin.)

FJ – CHILDREN’S AUTHORS – This author and illustrator who won the 1964 Caldecott Medal was dubbed “The Picasso of Children’s Books”

Only Jason was able to provide the FJ name that should be very familiar to devoted Jeopardy! viewers. Jason added $11,600 to win with $30,000 for a four-day total of $105,300. With her wager of $8,100, Corin ensured she would finish ahead of Michelle, but bet too much to beat Jason if he had missed.

Triple Stumper of the day: In the category Infamous Women, no one came up with the rhyming last names that matched up with photos of Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker.

Shameless shilling: We had a clue about a robotic dog made by Sony.

One more thing: On a clue for which there was accompanying music, strangely Jason was allowed to ring in before the music even started.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is the Dead Sea?
DD2 – What is the Battle of Marathon?
DD3 – What is Nova Scotia?
FJ – Who was Maurice Sendak?