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Andy here with a recap of February 18!

Today we have Ravi Subramanian, Christina McTighe, and Stephanie Engel, who was very impressive in winning $21,199 yesterday!

J! round categories:
SEUSSIAN KEYWORDS
VERMONT
TV EATERIES & DRINKERIES
BRAND NAMES AROUND THE WORLD
“S” TO “T”
I DIDN’T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS

I went 5/5 in TV EATERIES & DRINKERIES! All 3 players did well on the buzzer over the first 15 clues! Scores at the first break:
Christina $3,800
Stephanie $2,200
Ravi $1,800

Ravi went to school with Prince William and Kate Middleton — he asked Kate out on a date once — she declined. Alex goaded Christina into a velociraptor impression! Stephanie’s house has existed since 1745!

The Daily Double was under I DIDN’T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS $800! Ravi played it, with scores of:

Christina $3,800
Ravi $2,400
Stephanie $2,200

Ravi bet $1,200. His clue: Tensions can arise when a Michigan Wolverine exits the state to go to this capital, home to U-M’s traditional archrival. I say “phooey” to both halves of this rivalry — but Ravi gave a correct response to move to $3,600!

Ravi beat Stephanie in on the following clue: The Vermont quarter shows a hardy resident holding a bucket to tap 2 of these trees. Remember her interview yesterday?

Scores after the J! round:
Ravi $7,000
Christina $6,400
Stephanie $1,400

DJ! round categories:
COMMISSIONED ART WORKS
MY MOVIES
WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?
OCEANOGRAPHY
NAME CALLING
DAVID MUIR REPORTING

I picked up 2 Triple Stumpers in WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? (1200: A phillumenist (though restaurants used to make it a lot easier) and 1600: A vexillophile.

Surprise surprise! COMMISSIONED ART WORKS $1600 had a Daily Double! This one was Stephanie’s to play, with scores at:
Ravi $12,200
Christina $10,000
Stephanie $3,000

Stephanie bet $3,000! Her clue: In 1963 he did his first commissioned portrait, Ethel Scull 36 times Stephanie’s correct response put her at $6,000

WHAT DO YOU COLLECT $2000 had the other Daily Double; Ravi played this one very late! This was after Christina went to DAVID MUIR $400 — the clue least likely to hold the Daily Double. Sigh. Scores:

Ravi $13,400
Christina $12,400
Stephanie $6,000

Ravi bet $2,000. His clue: A helixophile (he & an oenologist need each other). Ravi’s correct response put him at $15,400!

Christina took a late neg, rebounded by Ravi, to put Ravi in a commanding position going into Final!

Scores going into Final:
Ravi $19,000
Christina $10,800
Stephanie $6,000

FJ! category: NO. 1 SONGS

FJ! clue :A U.S. No. 1. in 1977, it was performed the night before Carl XVI Gustaf’s 1976 wedding to Silvia Sommerlath

Stephanie 6000 – 5900 = 100
Christina 10800 + 10800 = 21600
19000 – 2601 = 16399

The following was the final question in my music trivia quiz on May 19, 2013:

Made this a really easy Final for me!

So Christina will return tomorrow!

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