Today’s contestants are:
- Andrea, a research compliance manager from Maryland, saw the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket;
- Emmy, a program officer from Virginia, attended the landing of the last space shuttle; and
- Kris, an adjunct professor from New York, got a grant for a zero waste initiative. Kris entered the game as a one-day champ with winnings of $16,601.
Well-matched affair in which Andrea didn’t find any DDs but both opponents missed one, helping her lead into FJ with $12,600 vs. $9,600 for Kris and $6,400 for Emmy.
DD1, $1,000 – BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS – Biographies by Walter Isaacson include “Steve Jobs” & one about this man subtitled “His Life and Universe” (Emmy lost $2,800 on a true DD.)
DD2, $1,600 – PLACES IN FANTASY – The name of this 2-word ancestral dwelling in Tolkien is a play on the translation of the French “cul-de-sac” (Kris lost $3,000 from his leading score of $8,200 vs. $2,200 for Andrea.)
DD3, $1,600 – ENDS WITH A 3-LETTER BODY PART – This other name for tetanus refers to one of its most-common symptoms (Emmy won $3,000 from her total of $4,600 vs. $8,200 for Andrea.)
FJ – FAIRS & EXPOSITIONS – To celebrate the 500th anniversary of a major event, Seville, Spain & Genoa, Italy both had expositions in this year
Andrea and Emmy were correct on FJ, with Andrea adding $6,601 to win with $19,201.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew that in 1912, the last of the lower 48 to gain statehood is Arizona.
One more thing: In a very unusual move, at the top of the show they replayed the shocked reaction of Kris when he won on the previous show.
DD1 – Who was Einstein?
DD2 – What is Bag End?
DD3 – What is lockjaw?
FJ – What is 1992? (Kris apparently misinterpreted the clue and wrote “1492”, the year of the event being celebrated, not the year of the expositions themselves.)