Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Jun. 28

Here are today’s contestants:

• Spencer, a store operations associate, has a big library, the contents of which he aspires to read;
• Courtney, a community college instructor, got 2 birthdays by crossing the International Date Line; and
• Austin, a pediatrician, helped people overseas. Austin is a one-day champ with winnings of \$12,900.

Austin trailed in the early going, but moved up with the help of both DDs in DJ to lead into FJ with \$20,400 vs. \$15,000 for Spencer and \$11,400 for Courtney.

DD1 – \$800 – JOURNEY – An epic poem that begins by talking about a hero’s travels gave us this word for a journey (Courtney lost \$1,400 from her score of \$2,200.)

DD2 – \$1,600 – JAMES BEARD CHEF OF THE YEAR – Alice Waters, the first woman to win the award, won for Chez Panisse in this California college town (Austin won \$3,800 on a true DD vs. \$6,600 for Spencer.)

DD3 – \$2,000 – SCIENCE – This physicist’s effect is the change in a wave’s frequency based on relative motion between observer and source (Austin won \$4,000 from his total of \$14,400 vs. \$15,000 for Spencer.)

FJ – MONARCHIES – The future Charles I suddenly became next in line to the throne of Austria in this year

Only Courtney was correct on FJ, adding \$4,000 to win with \$15,400.

Clue selection strategy: Late in DJ, Courtney had control of the board when out of two remaining clues in the SCIENCE category, she chose the \$400 one. Austin got it, then immediately found DD3 under the \$2,000 clue, which allowed him to take first place.

Triple Stumpers of the day: No one got a top-row clue about an instant noodle dish (ramen), and “Simpsons” fans might know that the manufacturer of the old-time Bearcat car model was Stutz.

Correct Qs: DD1 – What is Odyssey? DD2 – What is Berkeley? DD3 – Who was Doppler? FJ – What is 1914?