Here are today’s contestants:
– Jason, a non-profit executive from Colorado, works against hate crimes;
– Jennifer, a freelancer from New Mexico, draws hundreds of mammals, mainly rodents; and
– Laurel, a graduate student from Florida, has fun playing D&D as a dwarf warrior. Laurel is a one-day champ with winnings of $31,201.
In a mainly top-down game that was played as if James never existed, champ Laurel jumped from third place to first on DD3 and showed the way into FJ with $17,600 vs. $16,400 for Jason and $15,200 for Jennifer.
DD1, $800 – “S”EVEN LETTER SCIENCE – This species name is also the title of a bestselling history of humanity by Yuval Noah Hariri (Jennifer won $1,600 on a true DD.)
DD2, $1,200 – EUROPEAN JOBS – Ravenmaster Yeoman Warder Chirstopher Skaife said he felt “like a proud father” after 4 raven chicks hatched here in 2019 (Jason won $5,000 from his third-place total of $6,600. We’ll never know if betting everything would have made a difference in the final outcome, but it would have been the right move to make.)
DD3, $2,000 – IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON – A novel by him says, “Between me and the moonlight flitted a great bat, coming and going in great whirling circles” (Laurel won $4,000 from her third-place score of $11,600 to take the lead.)
FJ – SYMBOLIC OBJECTS – To complete one of its regular trips, in 1948 it took a boat across the English Channel; in 1952 it took a plane en route to Finland
Laurel and Jason were correct were correct on FJ. Laurel added $15,201 to win with $32,801 for a two-day total of $64,002.
That’s before our time: Given the band name and lyrics “Hey, hey, mama. said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove”, no one could provide the Led Zeppelin title “Black Dog”.
DD1 – What is “Sapiens”?
DD2 – What is the Tower of London?
DD3 – Who was Bram Stoker?
FJ – What is the Olympic Torch?