Introducing today’s contestants:
– Joyee, an international affairs analyst from Washington, D.C., is obsessed with potato chips, but not so much cappuccino flavor;
– Seema, a technical writing professor from Missouri, learned improv from Jon Hamm; and
– Elise, a financial counselor from New Jersey, somehow was bored in New Jersey and moved to Argentina. Elise is a two-day champ with winnings of $54,800.
Joyee had a chance to open a big lead on DD2 but missed, then champ Elise hit DD3 to nail down first place going into FJ with $14,800 vs. $12,000 for Joyee and $4,600 for Seema.
DD1, $600 – ALL ABOUT THE GREEN – Last name of brothers Charles & David, worth around a combined $100 billion at the time of David’s death in 2019 (Joyee won $4,000 from his score of $5,200.)
DD2 – $1,200 – QUOTABLE BOOKS – 1990: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” (Joyee dropped $4,000 from his leading score of $12,400 vs. $7,600 for Elise.)
DD3, $1,600 – U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATES – Wally Schrirra, who was the only astronaut to fly in all 3 of these NASA programs (Elise won $2,400 from her leading total of $14,400 vs. $11,200 for Joyee.)
FJ – HOME & GARDEN – In 1847 eccentric horticulturist Sir Charles Isham popularized these when he imported terra cotta ones from Nuremberg
Elise and Joyee were correct on FJ, with Elise adding $10,000 to win with $24,800 for a three-day total of $79,600.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the “o” doctor who specializes in the skeletal system, an orthopedist.
This day in Trebekistan: A black-and-white movie category gave Alex a chance to demonstrate his Bogart and De Niro impressions.
DD1 – What is Koch?
DD2 – What is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”?
DD3 – What are Mercury, Gemini and Apollo?
FJ – What are garden gnomes?