Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jan. 27

Let’s meet today’s contestants:

– Cheyenne, a baker and entrepreneur from New York, makes “booze-infused” cakes;
– Sarah, a graduate student from California, worked in a “lighthouse”-restaurant; and
– Heather, a math teacher from Oregon, is having Alex over for risotto. Heather entered the game as a one-day champ with winnings of $7,799.

Sarah was in first place when she found DD3 on the last clue of DJ, surprisingly chose to put her advantage at risk, but it worked out when she was correct, leading into FJ with $20,000 vs. $13,400 for champ Heather and $11,200 for Cheyenne.

DD1, $800 – THE 2019 FORBES GLOBAL 2,000 – These 2 6-letter aircraft makers topped the aerospace section on the list (Heather won $2,000 from her leading score of $5,000.)

DD2, $800 – DANGEROUS COLORS – Copper sulfate helped produce Scheele’s this color, which gave some Victorians arsenic poisoning from wallpaper (Heather won $2,000 from her total of $10,600 vs. $10,000 for Cheyenne.)

DD3, $1,600 – WRAP IT UP! – This 4-letter seaweed that wraps up sushi is actually a type of red algae (Sarah won $4,000 from her score of $16.000 vs. $13,400 for Heather. Better choices for Sarah would have been to wager less than $2,600 to preserve a lead, or more than $10,800 to build a runaway.)

FJ – POETS – A Dartmouth dropout, he received 2 honorary degrees from Dartmouth — in 1933 and 1955

Only Sarah was correct on FJ, adding $6,801 to win with $26,801.

Triple Stumper of the day: Sarah chose a clue about a Canadian actress named Sarah who played Sara, but Sarah (and the others) didn’t know the Sarah who played Sara was Sarah Polley.

Jeopardy! rule book: For something that took place in Dante’s “Inferno”, which is one part of “The Divine Comedy”, they will accept “Inferno” in place of the title of the larger work.

Historical footnote: Although it feels like “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is the kind of phrase that’s been around forever, there are apparently no references in print to that specific wording before Burt Lance used it in the 1970s.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What are Boeing and Airbus?
DD2 – What is green?
DD3 – What is nori?
FJ – Who was Frost?