Plotting Karen’s Demise (Feb. 16)

GameRecap

This week’s players:
Karen Ash (WABC) Brooklyn, NY
Andy Axel (KWWL) Iowa City, IA
Dava-Leigh Brush (KSDK) Arnold, MO
Eamon Doyle (KGO) Berkeley, CA
Stephanie Engel (WPVI) Douglassville, PA
Susan Mackay Smith (KDVR) Boulder, CO
Christina McTighe (WJLA) Washington, DC
Sam Osborne (WTLV) Lake City, FL
Ashley Singh (WLKY) Louisville, KY
Ravi Subramanian (WKYT) Lexington, KY
Diana Zinser (WPVI) Berwyn, PA

Monday’s contestants were: Susan MacKay Smith, Andy Axel, and Karen Ash, who won $49,600 in 2 days before the Teacher’s Tournament!

J! round categories:
MR. CATEGORY
DOUBLE-LETTER SCIENCE
THIS & THAT
HIT MEN
OH, TOO SOON?!
NICE “SHOE”S

Scores at the midway point of the round:
Karen $3,200
Susan $2,600
Andy $2,400

Andy got to the first Daily Double under DOUBLE-LETTER SCIENCE $400! Scores were:
Andy $4,600
Karen $3,200
Susan $3,000

Andy bet $3,000! His clue: In birds it’s also known as the gastric mill. His correct response put him at $7,600!

At the end of the J! round (we got through all 30!), the scores were:

Andy $7,600
Karen $5,800
Susan $3,200

DJ! round categories:
STATE CAPITOLS
BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNERS
AVIATION
DROPPING AN “ESS” BOMB
SHORT-LIVED TV SHOWS
NICE SHOES!

BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNERS $1600 had the first Daily Double! Andy played it, with scores of:
Andy $9,600
Karen $5,800
Susan $3,600

Andy bet $3,000. His clue: 2012, Screenplay: “The Cabin in the Woods” by Drew Goddard & this “Buffy” biggie. Andy had no response and fell to $6,600.

Throughout the game, the correct responses were spread evenly thoughout our 3 players; Karen had 16, Andy 15, and Susan 15 — but Susan’s 6 negs kept her score down!

The final Daily Double, under AVIATION $1600, was Susan’s! Scores:
Karen $10,600
Andy $9,000
Susan $4,000

Susan bet $2,000. Her clue: In 1910 a Wright airplane flew several bolts of silk from Columbus to this Ohio city, possibly the 1st air freight shipment. Her correct response put her at $2,000!

Unfortunately, the bottom two clues in NICE SHOES! went unplayed! Scores going into Final:

Andy $11,400
Karen $10,600
Susan $4,800

FJ! category: MYTHOLOGY

FJ! clue: The ancient Greeks derived the name of this evil sorceress from a verb meaning “to plot”

Susan 4800 – 4800 = 0
Karen 10600 – 10600 = 0
Andy 11400 – 9801 = 1599

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