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GameRecap

      I’m getting excited about our fifth anniversary Friday! I’m not sure how I’m gonna treat myself yet, but I’ll take suggestions.
     So Dava-Leigh Brush surprised me anyway with a third win yesterday. And as for me she looked noticeably more comfortable today, right from her first selection.

Dava-Leigh
Laura Gallo
Michael Camiel

     Michael found the Daily Double of the first round in The Liberty Bell, a category he kept going back to.
Dava-Leigh 2600 (5 right)
Michael 1400 (4 right and one wrong)
Laura 800 (One right)
     He wagered it all on this clue: “A bell replica toured the U.S. in 1915 with the clapper chained; it rang at last in 1920 to celebrate this event.” He and I got it. Laura got the next 2 clues right, bringing her to 1800, when it was time for the first commercial break.
     Um, only old guys can like the Three Stooges? I’m a long-time fan. What an odd story of Michael’s, though.
     At the end of the round:
Dava-Leigh 4600 (4 right)
Michael 4600 (3 right)
Laura 3400 (3 right)
     Laura found the first Daily Double of the next round in End of the Line.
Dava-Leigh 5800 (2 right)
Michael 6200 (2 right and one wrong)
Laura 6200 (5 right and one wrong)
     Laura wagered 2000 on this clue: “‘The very first requirement in a hospital (is) that it should do the sick __ ____.” She was right.
     I got this triple-stumper in Who’s in Charge? thanks to a discussion I saw on jboard once about the suffix -ian in a name: “A former Soviet republic: President Serge Sarkisian.” Uh oh. Laura found the next Daily Double too, in the same category. By now I’m getting worried about Dava-Leigh’s chances and I don’t know why I’m pulling for her.
Dava-Leigh 7800 (One right)
Michael 4600 (One right and one wrong)
Laura 10600 (2 right)
     Laura wagered 2000 on this clue: “A big African country: President Goodluck Jonathan.” She was wrong and I was right.
    If you guys watched the finale of Child Genius last night, you saw a similar clue as this one in Skeleton Crew: “Found in the chest, this bone includes the xiphoid process.” Graham (and Dava-Leigh) got it right and of course I knew it cold too. I also got this triple-stumper in the category: “These 5 bones form the skeleton of the sole of the foot.”
     At the end of the round:
Dava-Leigh 8200
Michael 5800
Laura 12600
     The Final Jeopardy category was Languages. This was the clue: “They’re the 2 states with the highest percentage of people who speak French at home.” I thought this was so easy it was silly, and am amazed that it was a triple-stumper. Michael lost it all. Dava-Leigh lost 4500! Laura lost 3801, but she wins. On to tomorrow!
   
One year ago: The Dog Ate It
Two years ago: Colby conquers K2 today
Three years ago: Another Oracle of Omaha?
Four years ago: Back in Action

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