Here are today’s contestants:
– Jessica, a librarian from Maine, was a slow starter when it came to driving;
– Ben, a program coordinator from Montana, writes parody song lyrics; and
– Kara, a coordinator from California, got into taxidermy. Kara is a one-day champ with winnings of $17,800.
Jessica was in control throughout, but came up just short of a runaway at $15,200 vs. $8,200 for Ben and $5,200 for champ Kara.
DD1, $800 – PLACES OF BUSINESS – Despite the state found in the name of this airline, its home offices are in Seattle (Ben, with $800, added an extra letter to his response and lost the table limit of $1,000.)
DD2, $1,200 – THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – “Plain Truth” was James Chalmers’ loyalist response to this 1776 pamphlet written in support of the Revolution (Ben, at $600, won the window maximum of $2,000.)
DD3 – Not selected. There were three upper-row clues remaining when DJ ended, and DD3 was almost certainly located under the lone $800 clue, which was in the category Essays.
FJ – OBSERVANCES – Washington made the very first presidential proclamation in response to a request for “a day of public” this
Only Kara was correct on FJ and doubled up, but it wasn’t enough to catch Jessica, who dropped $2,600 to win with $12,600.
That’s before our time: No one knew the Pac-Man ghost whose name doesn’t rhyme with the others is Clyde, or the Sam and Dave hit famously performed by the Blues Brothers, “Soul Man”.
DD1 – What is Alaska Airlines? (Ben said “Alaskan”)
DD2 – What is “Common Sense”?
FJ – What is Thanksgiving?