Today’s contestants are:
– Shayna, a stage manager from Maryland, got a kiss from Yo-Yo Ma;
– Mat, a web developer from New York, named his dog after Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey; and
– Karen, a political consultant from Virginia and today’s winner, collects vintage earrings. Karen entered the game as a six-day champ with winnings of $115,603.
Karen once again moved away impressively in the latter stages of DJ, building a runaway with $22,600 vs. $7,800 for Mat and $2,000 for Shayna.
DD1, $1,000 – THE MOTH – The final stages of this oddly mobile seed with a “national” name is the emergence of a moth that has cocooned inside (Mat lost $1,000 from his score of $4,400 vs. $3,400 for Karen.)
DD2, $1,200 – CRIMINAL SLANG – Fans of “Law & Order” know this adjective meaning previous can be a noun meaning a previous arrest or conviction (On the first clue of DJ with $800, Shayna won the table limit of $2,000.)
DD3, $1,200 – ROCK BANDS – In 1988 “New Jersey” was a no. 1 album by this band that’s from there (Karen won $3,000 from her total of $8,000 vs. $4,600 for Mat.)
FJ – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS – Until a 1913 amendment allowed this, 1/3 of U.S. government revenue came from liquor
Karen and Mat were correct on FJ, with Karen adding $1,600 to win with $24,200 for a seven-day total of $139,803.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the “Avalon” band led by Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music.
This day in Trebekistan: After the players started in the middle of a category and missed three clues they might have gotten had they started at the top, Alex seemed a bit aggravated with the whole strategy of fishing for DDs.
DD1 – What is Mexican jumping bean?
DD2 – What is prior?
DD3 – What is Bon Jovi?
FJ – What is income tax?