After last night’s game, I said that I thought that Tim was the best player that we’d seen since Matt Jackson. The only thing was that he dodged a major bullet, because Chris had significantly better strategy, especially when it came to hunting for — and finding — Daily Doubles. Will that improve today?
|Shana Macks, an educator from Arlington, MA
||Brian Worthington, a computer programmer from Lewisville, TX
||Tim Kutz, a data conversion manager from Ogden, UT (1-day total: $46,599)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: PEN NAMES
Final Jeopardy! clue: This children’s author considered using the anagrams Edgar Cuthwellis & Edgar U. C. Westhill for his pen name
Who is Lewis Carroll?
Brian 9400 – 5499 = 3901 (Dr. Seuss)
Shana 12400 – 10000 = 2400 (Lemony Snicket)
Tim 20900 – 4000 = 16900 (no response) (2 day total: $63,499)
When I saw this clue, I went with my first instinct — that being the correct response — but I also thought that “Geisel is in here, I wonder how many people will say Dr. Seuss”.
Meanwhile, the good: I liked Tim’s bet of $4,000. The bad: I didn’t like Brian’s bet at all. Keith is going to break out the grey wager later. Did Brian make a math error?
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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