Today’s contestants are:
– Eric, an engineer from Washington D.C., wants to visit all the Summer Olympics stadiums;
– Jeff, an academic librarian from New Hampshire, met his wife at Oxford and kept in touch; and
– Jason, a math teacher from New Mexico, is perfectly engaged to April, who like Jason, can be found on the calendar. Jason is a nine-day champ with winnings of $233,243.
Jason swept to a large lead in round one’s Country Music category and never looked back, scoring a big runaway at $37,600 vs. $12,800 for Jeff and $2,000 for Eric.
DD1 (video), $800 – COUNTRY MUSIC – (Note: “I Fall to Pieces” plays over a photo of the subject as the clue is read) Before her untimely death, she saw her career take off beginning with her first no. 1 hit that she had been reluctant to record (Jason added $6,000 from his score of $7,800.)
DD2, $2,000 – ANATOMICAL ETYMOLOGY – Aristotle was the first to call the bones of the fingers these: they are arranged in rows like Greek soldiers (Jeff won $4,600 on a true DD.)
DD3, $2,000 – BEEN AROUND AWHILE – Ernest Hollings, who died in 2019 at age 97, was a junior senator longer than anyone else — 36 years from this state (Jason won $4,000 from his score of $25,200.)
FJ – AMERICAN MUSEUMS – President Johnson signed a law that added 2 words to the name of this museum established in 1946, D.C.’s most popular
Jason and Eric were correct on FJ (Jeff misread the clue and gave an incomplete response), with Jason adding $3,000 to win with $40,600 for a ten-day total of $273,843.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the football term which is also a type of rushed judgment is “snap”.
Missing the layup: For a clue about a Canadian “clone-spiracy” drama, after Jason misspoke with “Black Mirror”, his opponents didn’t jump in with “Orphan Black”.
One more thing: We need a prestige cable drama set in 1870s New York City with Boss Hogg conniving to take over the treasury.
DD1 – Who was Patsy Cline?
DD2 – What are phalanges?
DD3 – What is South Carolina?
FJ – What is The Air and Space Museum?