He did all right yesterday. Can he do it again?
Contestants today: Ryan Pensyl, Emily Moody, Michael Oliphant
J! round categories:
MASTERS OF SIX
QUOTES FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ
CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY SHOES
A GAME OF IDIOMS
Emily got to play the Daily Double under WIZARD OF OZ $600, on the 10th clue of the round!
Emily bet the full $1,000. Her clue: It answers the question posed by the Lion, “What makes a king out of a slave?”. Her correct response put her at $1,200!
After 15, the scores were:
Alex: Michael Oliphant is an acupuncturist, which means he’s an individual who helps us get rid of pain. What’s the secret to acupuncture?
Michael: Um, uh, you’ve just to keep, uh, needling until you get a result, and…
Back to the game, I was surprised that the CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY SHOES category had no reference to Louboutins!
After 30, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
MASTERS OF SAX
RUSSIAN CROSSWORD CLUES
LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!
Michael went to STATE MOTTOES first. Once we got to the bottom of the category, Emily got to play the Daily Double! Scores:
Emily bet $4,000. Her clue: Its motto, “Equal Rights”, reflects the fact that its women were given the right to vote in 1869. Emily said Massachusetts and fell to $3,600.
Moving through the rest of the round, the final Daily Double was on the 21st clue of the round, under LOWLY HISTORY $800! Ryan played this one! Scores:
Ryan bet for the lead, going $2,500. His clue: 1381’s Peasants’ Revolt stormed London & executed many bigwigs including Simon of Sudbury, this religious official. His correct response put him at $8,700!
The rest of the round saw Ryan consolidating his advantage!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: LITERARY TRAVELERS