Coryat scores from Monday, 1-31:
Johnny Marigliano (I love his accent and style, and I wish he would've won!) 7600
Jean Dupon 4200
Eureka Nutt 17200
|Ron Roberts (introduced as a "poker impresario." ?)|
Both of the Daily Doubles were found rather early in the round. The first one was just 4 clues in, in Science. Ron found it. He had 4000, Eureka still had 4200, and Molly had 5000. Ron wagered 2000 on this clue, read by Kelly of the Clue Crew: "The keys weigh much more than the paperclips, and fall to the ground. But a pencil acts as this support, pulling the clip sideways where gravity and friction stop the keys' descent."* This one was tough, too! Ron missed it.
Molly found the next Daily Double, in Movie Remakes. She had been on a tear in the round, and had 7400. Eureka still had 4200, and Ron had 3200. Molly wagered 3000 on this clue: "This Al Pacino film was a remake of the Italian movie 'Profumo di Donna.'"* Like Molly, I knew the answer before Mr. Trebek was done reading the clue.
Molly kept it up and had a huge lead, with 18800 when the round ended. Eureka had 9800 and Ron had 3200. The Final Jeopardy category was 20th Century Leaders, and this was the clue: "In 1950, two years after his murder, some of his ashes were enshrined at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles."* Ron and Molly got it right. Ron added only 200 to his score, while Eureka lost 9700. (Not sure of Ron's reasoning, even if he didn't have much confidence in his strength in the category.) Molly's wager was small, too, but it didn't have to be big: She only had to add 801 to beat Eureka if she doubled. Molly, then, is your new champion. My Coryat score today was 17200. Eureka's was 9800, Molly's was 18400, and Ron's was 5200.
*Baltimore, fulcrum, 'Scent of a Woman,' Gandhi