Please welcome today’s contestants:
- Scott, a math & computer science teacher, had a cake-themed crossword puzzle cake;
- Maggie, a writer, knows more than when she bailed on an audition 20 years ago; and
- Ray, a scenic artist, has very kind words for the Jeopardy! staff. Ray is an eight-day champ with winnings of $219,300.
ESPIONAGE GLOSSERY // RHYMING RESPONSES // WORLD OF BEERS // HISTORICAL FIGURES ON FILM // FICTION // ECONOMY OF MOVEMENT
DD1 – $400 – ESPIONAGE GLOSSERY – John le Carré popularized this word; in a 1974 novel, he defined it as “an agent so called because he burrows deep” (Ray doubled to $3,600.)
Scores at first break: Ray $1,200, Maggie $4,000, Scott $3,200.
Scores going into DJ: Ray $4,200, Maggie $3,800, Scott $6,000.
FLYOVER COUNTRIES // SYNONYMS // SCIENCE // ALBUM COVERS // THE CIVIL WAR // “T” TIME
DD2 – $1,200 – THE CIVIL WAR – Arthur MacArthur from Milwaukee won the Medal of Honor for a charge at Missionary Ridge shouting this, now a fight song title (On the first clue of DJ, Maggie dropped $2,200 from her total of $3,800.)
DD3 – $2,000 – SCIENCE – Neptune’s moon Triton is the only big moon in our solar system that orbits in this 10-letter way, meaning backwards (Ray added $4,000 to his score of $7,000 vs. $6,000 for Scott.)
Ray started a bit slowly, but began to pull away on DD3 and ensured a runaway with a strong finish, entering FJ at $27,800 vs. $9,200 for Scott and $3,600 for Maggie.
CHILDREN’S BOOKS – Its title character is told “By the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off…your eyes drop out & you get…shabby”
Everyone was correct on FJ. Ray added $8,000 to win with $35,800 for a nine-day total of $255,100.
Final scores: Ray $35,800, Maggie $7,100, Scott $11,199.
Odds and Ends
Ken’s Korner: When Ray found DD1 under a $400 clue with all the other five remaining clues being in the top row, Ken said, “As you might expect, that’s the Daily Double, not a lot of places left where it could be.” To be clear, the DD could have been under one of the $200 clues, it’s just extremely rare.
Judging the writers: Today’s FJ category was CHILDREN’S BOOKS, while CHILDREN’S LIT was the FJ category less than one week ago.
One more thing: According to the judges, “Tarzan” is an acceptable response for the book title “Tarzan of the Apes”.
Correct Qs: DD1 – What is mole? DD2 – What is “On Wisconsin”? DD3 – What is retrograde? FJ – What is “The Velveteen Rabbit”?