Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Nick, a administrator-composer from New York, made a pepperoni proposal;
– Allyson, a communications director from Florida, helps protect those who are abused; and
– Martha, an attorney from North Carolina, faces last name mispronunciation issues. Martha is a one-day champ with winnings of $16,400.
Allyson was correct on her DD chance in DJ while Nick missed his, so Allyson led into FJ with $14,700 vs. $11,800 for Nick and $9,800 for champ Martha.
DD1, $800 – I BLESS THE RAINS – Rainfall in this area covering 2 million square miles & 9 countries has topped 120 inches in some years (Martha won $800 from her total of $1,400.)
DD2, $1,200 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – In 1900 this Japanese company began producing upright pianos; motorcycles came along more than a half-century later (Allyson added $2,500 to her leading score of $9,000.)
DD3, $1,600 – MARCH ON WASHINGTON – 10 times Martin Luther King spoke these 3 words that end the first verse of “My Country, ’tis of Thee” (Nick lost $2,000 from his second-place total of $10,600.)
FJ – 1930s NOVEL CHARACTERS – Prior to a murder in a 1934 book, he says he hasn’t been a detective since 1927 & that his wife inherited a lumber mill
Everyone was incorrect on FJ. Allyson dropped $5,200 to win with $9,500.
Wagering strategy: An unusual FJ wager from the lead by Allyson, who only bet enough to cover third-place Martha, but not second-place Nick. However, Allyson’s bet was still large enough to have dropped her behind Martha had she wagered $0, who instead cost herself the game by betting $7,000.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the legislation signed by LBJ that was supported by the March on Washington was the Civil Rights Act.
First name foibles: For a clue about the celebrity daughter of Muhammad Ali, two players were incorrect in trying to come up with the first name of Laila.
DD1 – What is the Amazon?
DD2 – What is Yamaha?
DD3 – What is “Let Freedom Ring”?
FJ – Who is Nick Charles?