Let’s meet today’s contestants:
- Dan, a retired market researcher, graduated from the original Cornell in Iowa;
- Madeline, a teacher, was born on Pi Day but doesn’t like pi or pie; and
- Amy, an engineering manager, kept “the last thing I ever learned.” Amy is a five-day champ with winnings of $170,400.
PRESIDENTIAL THIS & THAT
PERIODS OF TIME
IN THAT COUNTRY
Scores going into DJ: Amy $7,400, Madeline $4,000, Dan $3,000.
DD1 – $800 – LATIN PHRASES – Caveat venditor, this phrase, is the flip side to caveat emptor (Amy won the window maximum of $1,000.)
LET’S GO SEE THE BAND!
THINGS IN LITERARY TITLES
NAMED FOR A PLACE
Amy moved to twice of Madeline’s total with a correct response to DD3, then pulled away impressively, entering FJ at $26,400 vs. $6,800 for Madeline and $5,200 for Dan.
DD2 – $2,000 – NAMED FOR A PLACE – In 1898 the Curies discovered this radioactive element & named it for Marie’s country of birth (Dan added $1,000 to his third-place score of $1,400.)
DD3 – $2,000 – THINGS IN LITERARY TITLES – Not an actual accolade, it’s received by the hero of an 1895 war tale after being hit on the head by a deserter (Amy’s leading total improved from $10,400 to $14,400 vs. $7,200 for Madeline.)
AWARDS & HONORS – First awarded in 1731 to electricity pioneer Stephen Gray, the Copley Medal is awarded annually by this organization
Only Amy was correct on FJ, adding $11,000 to win with $37,400 for a six-day total of $207,800.
Odds and Ends
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the breed of guide dogs popularized by a school near Berlin is the German Shepherd.
Ken’s Korner: He seemed to sense some eyes glazing over during his explanation of a clue, as he pondered if Madeline cared about The Riddler’s name and details about one of his riddles.
Correct Qs: DD1 – What is let the seller beware? DD2 – What is polonium? DD3 – What is “The Red Badge of Courage”? FJ – What is the Royal Society?