Andy here with a recap!
J! round categories:
THE CARTER FAMILY
STATE CAPITAL HEADQUARTERS
ALL THINGS GOLDEN
Thomas, working bottom-to-top, found the Daily Double in the middle of STATE CAPITAL HEADQUARTERS! Scores:
Thomas bet $1,800. His clue: 3M. His correct response put him at $3,600! His running the category put him at $4,200
An aside: I wonder if there’s ever been a clue that is one character in length?
Thomas seemed to enjoy hopping all over the board! (Harumph.)
Scores after 15:
Coming out of the break, Erin did quite well on the buzzer, and seemed to know her ice dancing, too! I’m also pretty sure that Jason Keller enjoyed that category, too! Scores after 30:
DJ! round categories:
TRIPLE TALK SONGS
GEOGRAPHIC ETYMOLOGY $1600 (This noted prince consort has the gateway city to Northern Saskatchewan named for him– what an honor!) was put in the can by Erin! The $1200 had the Daily Double! Scores:
Erin bet $3,800. Her clue: Making up 2 Spanish provinces, they get their name from Latin for “islands of dogs”, & the “dogs” may have been seals. Her correct response put her at $13,000!
Alvin got into a run of his own and then found the final Daily Double under DRUNK HISTORY $1600! Scores:
Alvin bet $7,500. His clue: This U.S. artist’s 1945 marriage to Lee Krasner was a stabilizing factor he needed against his drinking. His correct response put him at $15,300!
Scores going into Final:
Before seeing this Final, I was informed that I needed to turn in my computer for a few seconds. I’m not entirely sure what this means.
(In case anyone’s curious: I think Erin should bet $8,801. Alvin has a choice of “less than $1500” or “more than $3,901” — but should go with the latter to defend against Thomas. And Thomas might as well bet everything to maximize winnings because he needs to be right and Erin needs to be wrong.)
FJ! category: U.S. STATES
FJ! clue: It’s the only state name that can be typed using the letters on only one row of the standard keyboard
Thomas 10000 – 6101 = 3899
Alvin 16100 + 16000 = 32100
Erin 23400 – 9000 = 14400
So big props to Alvin for his getting this one right — that’s a tough one to get in 30 seconds! He’ll be back tomorrow to defend!