And we're back with another episode of Jeopardy! Andy here today, your contestants today are Kathy Wright and Eddie Nwabuoku, challenging 2-day champion Aaron Cappocchi.
J! round categories: AMBROSE-IA, SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN, 20th CENTURY FOX TV, GOING POSTAL, ABBREVIATIONS AFTER YOUR NAME, GRIME FIGHTERS
Kathy really looked like she was having fun today, as evidenced by her "Yay!" when she found the first Daily Double of the game, on the game's 11th clue (under GRIME FIGHTERS $1000). Holding $2,800 to the two guys' $1,000 apiece, she bet the size of her lead and saw the following clue: This household cleaner's website says it "didn't get its name from the area code where it was developed". Her correct response brought her score to $4,600.
A surprising Triple Stumper, even to Alex, under AMBROSE-IA $600: A benefactor of the early Christian church, St. Ambrose of Alexandria shares this feast day with St. Patrick.
One thing I didn't like, though: there seemed to be a concerted effort to avoid the $400 clues, even with the Daily Double already gone. I'm all for Daily Double hunting -- if it's there -- but it's just annoying to me otherwise.
Also, I've always found that there's only one major Russian Jewish artist, yet no one ventured a guess on the Triple Stumper at GOING POSTAL $800: In 2002 the stolen "Study for Over Vitebsk" by this Russian Jewish artist was found in a Topeka dead-mail sorting facility
At the end of 30, Kathy held a lead at $9,000; Aaron had $4,400 and Eddie $2,200.
DJ! round categories: DRINKS, APPS, THE MAINE COURSE, "SIDE" DISHES, MIXED GREENS, WHAT'S FOR DESERT?
My notes for the DJ! round consisted of one word: "Hunt!" Especially as Kathy built her lead further early in Double Jeopardy!, both Aaron and Kathy should have been trying to find the Daily Double. I'm not sure that they did enough to try to find them here. As it stood, Aaron got to the first Daily Double in the round, under "SIDE" DISHES $1200. Kathy had $16,200, Aaron $8,400, and Eddie $2,200. Betting $6,000, he saw the following clue: This comic strip's genesis was in a series of animal cartoons called "Nature's Way" first published in 1979. Aaron's correct response made this a game again.
The hunting got a little more concerted amongst our two leaders throughout the rest of the game, though we only heard from Eddie once in the round (a neg on a $1,600 clue). Aaron finally found the final Daily Double, after Kathy missed on her shot to find it, under WHAT'S FOR DESERT $1600. Kathy led with $21,000 to Aaron's $20,400 and Eddie's $600. Aaron bet $1,200 (an excellent bet, in my opinion), and saw the following: The name of this desert in the south of Israel is Hebrew for "south". I didn't get this either, but I'd heard of it. Aaron was unable to come up with a guess.
Scores going into FJ:
FJ! category: AUTHORS
FJ! clue: His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
Eddie 600 - 600 = 0
Aaron 19200 + 1999 = 21199
Kathy 21000 + 17398 = 38398
Not sure what Kathy was thinking with her bet tonight, it introduced a lot of unneccessary risk, in my opinion, but we'll see her tomorrow, and we'll see Aaron soon here in his Q&A with Jeanie! My Coryat today was $27,600 (39 correct answers, mostly in the J! round).
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