Quick Recap – October 5, 2015


     Phew. I finally got my cable set up today, and am just familiarizing myself with this new DVR. It’s not intuitive, so I hope I’ve set the series recording right for Jeopardy! I hadn’t this morning, I found out this afternoon when the show started. Good thing I could watch live.
     Today’s contestants:

Amanda Brock, a biologist from Champaign, IL
Ben Rudd, a client service specialist from Minneola, FL
Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, DC(6-day champ, $166,401)

     I understand this is not unusual going into Final Jeopardy, in a Matt Jackson game:
Matt: 24200
Ben 10200
Amanda 7600

Final Jeopardy category: Word History

Final Jeopardy clue: “From the Latin for ‘buy back,’ it once referred to buying a slave’s freedom & today can refer to being saved from sin.” I said “redemption,” and Matt’s was accepted. He wagered nothing today, while Amanda added 2000 and Ben lost 5100.

     My Coryat today was 23000.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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