This week is Kids Week (not "Back-to-School Week" as I had been referring to it). Instead of keeping score with my Challenger, I've been trying to answer all the clues right in any round. I haven't been successful yet. I went 20/27 in Monday's Jeopardy round, and 26/30 in the Double Jeopardy round. I was perfect until this clue that I'm embarrassed to have missed, in George Washington: "It's the large northeastern city where George was first inaugurated, as Washington D.C. hadn't been built yet."* I felt better somehow when I missed the next one, too, in Tell Us of Television: "Kitchen mates Mung Daal and Shnitzel cook up adventures for this title cartoon network guy."* Maybe I should not count answers like this one that will never ever come up on the regular episodes? Still, I think it would be cool to be 30/30 at least once. Did you guys notice that even the kids went to the Radio Disney category last in the Jeopardy round on Tuesday, and they were triple-stumped by at least 3 of them? (I say at least because the 400 clue mysteriously vanished from my recording, and j-archive.com doesn't have the game on their site as this is being published.)
On Tuesday, I missed 4 or 5 in the Jeopardy round, depending on whether you'd count my answer of "buds" on this clue in Parts of Peach: "These parts of peach tree grow at nodes along the shoots of the previous season's growth; they're usually pink."* I was perfect until I got carried away dreaming of a title for this entry in case I stayed perfect. I wouldn't have otherwise missed this one, also in Parts of Peach: "If this part of a peach is downy or fuzzy, the fruit's called a peach; if it's smooth, a nectarine."* My score was 27/30 in Double Jeopardy, my best for the week so far. I'm 2/2 on Final Jeopardy this week.