Please welcome today’s contestants:
- Laura, a communications consultant, collected sweat;
- Alex, a Ph.D candidate in economics, whose sister is a world champ equestrian; and
- Courtney, a community college instructor, crochets Star Wars figures. Courtney is a six-day champ with winnings of $96,958.
Courtney had the easiest time of it so far in her run, as her opponents missed all three DDs and Courtney had a big runaway at $17,600 vs. $2,600 for Alex and $800 for Laura.
DD1 – $800 – AMERICANA – Unusually, one building of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce in West Virginia is made of the flammable material (Alex lost the window maximum of $1,000.)
DD2 – $1,600 – A WORLD TO KISS – In this French pilgrimage city, many have kissed the stone in the cave where St. Bernadette had her vision (Alex lost $4,000 for his score of $5,400 vs. $15,200 for Courtney.)
DD3 – $2,000 – THE HUMAN BODY – The “dur” in epidural refers to this 2-word tough lining of the spinal cord & brain (Laura lost $5,000 from her total of $5,800 vs. $17,600 for Courtney.)
FJ – COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES – In 2019 this public university attempted to trademark the word “The” for use on clothing & hats
Everyone was correct on FJ. Courtney added $4,000 to win with $21,600 for a seven-day total of $118,558.
That’s before our time: No one knew Jerry Lee Lewis has the “lethal” nickname “The Killer”, or that the “Solitary Man” singer known as the “Jewish Elvis” is Neil Diamond.
Jeopardy! rule book: For a clue about Zelda Fitzgerald, they wouldn’t take just the last name, apparently because her “husband Scott” was referenced in the clue.
Correct Qs: DD1 – What is coal? DD2 – What is Lourdes? DD3 – What is dura mater? FJ – What is (The) Ohio State University?