Getting the Crist

      So yesterday David Brown supposedly “restored the family honor” (as stated in his interview with Mr. Trebek) with a convincing win. Is he a flash in the pan?

Katie Annis
(The second stay-at-home mom this week!)

Timothy Youker

David

   

     “Theater scholar” endeared me to Timothy right away. Watching him play, he strikes me as the type who’s actually smart. Not just trying to look like it.
     A contestant named “Nadal” this week, and now Nail Polish Colors? Nail Polish Colors?!

And heck, how about this one too:

     Poor Timothy looked so dejected every time he negged. I said what he did on this one in Sports on Film: “Invictus.” Katie knew it. Timothy had 3 negs and 4 right when he found the Daily Double, in 11-Letter Words.
David 1200 (4 right and one wrong)
Katie 1600 (3 right)
Timothy -1000
     Timothy wagered 1000 on this clue: “Adjective for actions that can be supported by reasoning, like certain homicides.” Timothy got it! This was the last clue before the first break.
     I got this triple-stumper in Born on the 24th of July: “On July 24, 1956 it was clap hands, here comes Charlie, this future party-switching Florida governor.”
     I didn’t notice Timothy saying “Uh…” before selecting, til we almost didn’t see the nail polish clues! Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning when only that category was left. (Maybe it was Timothy’s long interview with Mr. Trebek?) At least Timothy dove for 2000. And we did see all the clues. Look how nicely Timothy already rebounded:
David 2000 (4 right and one wrong)
Katie 2200 (One right)
Timothy 5400 (8 right and one wrong)
     Katie left a clue in “American” Entertainment when she made a beeline for Insects. The first clue was a triple-stumper, and I got it: “Last seen in 1956, the cockerell’s species of this large bee was rediscovered in 2011 in New Mexico.” David and Katie negged on it. Timothy soon found a Daily Double there.
David 4000 (3 right and one wrong)
Katie 3000 (Also 3 right and one wrong)
Timothy 7800 (2 right)
     Timothy wagered 1000 on this clue: “4 inches long with a 4-inch wingspan, the Giant Darner is the USA’s largest species of this insect.” Timothy and I got it right.
     I accepted “Indian nickel” for this triple-stumper in Coins of Our Realm: “From 1913 to 1938 it featured a composite picture, possibly of men named Iron Tail, Two Moons & John Big Tree.” The next clue was the Daily Double, in the same category, and it was Timothy’s.
David 4400 (One right)
Katie 2200 (One wrong)
Timothy 10000 (One right and one wrong)
     He wagered 2000 on this clue: “To mark the 150th birthday of the man on the front, this image was added to the back of the 1-cent coin in 1959.” Timothy got it right!
     Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning with 6 clues left. Then came this one in Fill in the Nonfiction Blank: “L. Ron Hubbard: ‘_________: The Modern Science of Mental Health.” I would not have gotten this one right if I hadn’t just read some of Lawrence Wright‘s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief.
     We saw all the clues again! I like how Timothy did not wait for Mr. Trebek to call on him to select after a triple-stumper.
David 12400 (8 right and one wrong)
Katie 3800 (One right)
Timothy 17600 (5 right)
     The Final Jeopardy category was 3-Named People. That narrows it down a lot, but it was still a triple-stumper. Here’s the clue: “Born in what’s now Maine in 1807, he’s honored with a bust in a special section of Westminster Abbey.” My problem with Mr. Trebek today: He acted like the contestants didn’t know he was referring to Poets’ Corner. Oh, Mr. Trebek. Anyway Katie lost 1500, David lost 2000 and Timothy lost 8000. Too much! Poor Timothy was nervously playing with his fingers just before his response was revealed.
     David’s back tomorrow. Andy may be updating the ToC list! I said the same thing David did, incidentally.
     My Coryat today was 26600 (29800 without negs).

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