Introducing today’s contestants:
– Veronica, a librarian from Oregon, loves pie, especially one not named for a Washington, D.C. mayor;
– Daniel. a medical student from Georgia, whose wife was on J! before him; and
– Katie, a retail supervisor from New York, went to the “Seinfeld” diner every day. Katie entered the game as a two-day champ with winnings of $53,602.
Veronica only broke even on the two DDs she found in DJ, but she was still able to build a runaway at $21,000 vs. $10,000 for Katie and $4,400 for Daniel.
DD1, $1,000 – BEAUTY BRANDS – The website for this company begun in 1886 has links for “shop with a friend” & “become a representative” (On the last clue of the round, Katie lost $2,000 from her score of $6,000 vs. $5,800 for Veronica.)
DD2, $1,200- THEIR PEN WENT SILENT – Just prior to his death in 2006, this bestselling novelist wrote a book for younger readers called “Shark Life” (Veronica lost $4,000 from her total of $14,200 vs. $6,000 for Katie.)
DD3, $800 – COLONIAL AMERICA – Cotton Mather supported the Salem witch trials but was more forward-thinking when he urged inoculation against this disease (Veronica won $4,000 from her score of $15,800 vs. $8,000 for Katie.)
FJ – THE BIBLE – This book of the Bible ends with “Fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys”
Veronica and Katie were correct on FJ, with Veronica adding $999 to win with $21,999.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the word for a world revolution that comes from a word meaning “circular” is orbit.
Judging the writers: Not sure that a clue about Simon & Garfunkel’s most popular hit should be more valuable than one about DNCE, which to date has one album and one top ten song.
Shameless shilling: The opening clue was a plug for Sony’s X800G smart TV.
DD1 – What is Avon?
DD2 – Who was Benchley?
DD3 – What is smallpox?
FJ – What is “Exodus”?