Recap of December 30, 2014:
J! round categories:
A CATEGORY WITH REVERENDS
THE “OQ” CORRAL
Scores at the first break:
Marcia had an interesting story: her father cut an unseen trapdoor in the kitchen floor and hid two Jews under the kitchen floor for the duration of World War II.
THE WINNERS $800 had the first Daily Double; Dan played it, with the following scores:
Dan bet $1,200. His clue: It was the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture His correct response put him at $3,600!
After the J! round, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
THINGS TO DO & SEE IN ISRAEL
THE LADIES WHO LAUNCH
TELEVISION FOR SHORT
A surprising Triple Stumper, at least to me: TELEVISION FOR SHORT $1200: This celeb-obsessed show got its name from a zone with a 30 mile radius used to monitor film shoots — this could have been in Stupid Answers, even!
The Daily Doubles stayed hidden for a long time! The first one came out on the 25th clue, 11 LETTER WORDS $1200! Scores:
Marcia bet just $3,000. Her clue: It’s the term for someone who collects pieces of eight, Venetian ducats or Confederate half-dollars. Her correct response put her at $12,000.
Marcia decided she’d rather go over and finish 11-LETTER WORDS, handing the final Daily Double over to Vaughn on a platter (it was at LAUNCH $1600). Scores:
Vaughn bet $200. His clue: Let’s be clear — it’s the last name of Shannon, inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2014. He had no answer, leading to scores going into Final of:
FJ! category: ROYALTY
FJ! clue: He was the last English monarch to die in battle
Dan 11800 + 11798 = 23598
Marcia 13200 + 10500 = 23700
Vaughn 18200 + 8201 = 26401