Andy here today/tonight with the recap of the September 20 game! I apologize for these coming up the middle of the next afternoon; I appear to have issues working the post scheduler in Blogger and they always post at the wrong time! I’ll figure this out eventually…
It feels good to have submitted answers for all 42 days in the Summer Hiatus Challenge; I finished buried in the pack somewhere, but I’m okay with that!
Our challengers today for 2-day champ Penny Citrola are Erin Zweiner and Jim Walke. Will I get to update the ToC standings after today’s episode? We’ll see in the next little while!
Alex seems disappointed at the back-to-back lock games Penny has had; if I’m a contestant, I want two locks, thank you very much!
J! round categories: THE WORLD ALMANAC NO. 1, BIBLICAL SPEAKERS BUREAU, BASEBALL STADIUMS, SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES, DUAL BIOGRAPHIES, and THAT’S IN CREDIBLE!
Penny went straight for BASEBALL STADIUMS to start with, but they went away from it after a Triple Stumper at $600 (From 1962 to 1965, 2 California MLB teams shared this facility). It was Erin (with the happy exclamation point after her name at the lectern) that had the lead after 15 clues. Your scores were:
Erin got to the Daily Double straight out of the commercial break, in the $600 slot in BIBLICAL SPEAKERS BUREAU. Her bet was $2,200, and her clue was as follows: “I am Esau thy first born”. Her correct response brought her up to $6,400!
Penny, helped by the $1,000 clue in BASEBALL STADIUMS, did get some of the deficit back before the end of the opening round, but Erin still had a commanding lead after the opening round. If she keeps this up, she’s going to have to start beating fanboys back with a stick! Scores at the end of 30:
DJ! round categories: ICE, ICE BABY; THE CRITICS SAY; WHAT THE “H”?; LET’S GET TOGETHER; HOW DOES SUNDAY MORNING SOUND?; WORKS FOR ME
Jim started his hunting expedition early, going straight to the $800 level in ICE. Apparently it’s a video category; I really hope I don’t have to transcribe any clues out of the category! That being said, Erin continued the hunt, and struck gold on her first crack at the board. The first Daily Double was under WHAT THE “H”? $1200. Scores:
Her bet: $3,000. Her clue: In OSHA. You could see the abject panic in her face when she realized it was an acronyms category and not a “words starting with H” category, but she pulled it together, gave a correct response, and brought her score to $13,600! That is one of the risks of hunting for a Daily Double, that you never really know what the category’s going to contain until you see a clue or two in it!
Penny made a fatal mistake in switching out of HOW DOES SUNDAY MORNING SOUND? — to the $400 clue in WHAT THE “H”, to boot — and once Erin got control back, she went where Penny probably should have gone to, and found the game’s final Daily Double. Your scores:
Erin bet just $2,200 this time, with the clue: The Washington Ringing Society does its thing on the bells of this cathedral every Sunday. Sadly, Erin’s response wasn’t correct, so her score fell to $15,000. But Penny and Jim will have to catch up organically now!
Erin did a pretty good job of getting clues where she needed to, and playing some very sound strategy during the waning moments of the game; however, Penny kept control of the board, and nailed the $1600 clue in LET’S GET TOGETHER (Josh Kelley met this actress when she appeared in his video for “Only You”; she didn’t wear “27 Dresses” at their wedding) to break the lock!
Scores going into FJ:
FJ! category: 8-LETTER WORDS
FJ! clue: This word that means “freedom from narrow restrictions” can also refer to one of a range of imaginary lines
I knew it as soon as Alex said to think geographically.
Jim 4000 – 3500 = 500
Penny 9800 – 9800 = 0
Erin 18200 – 2000 = 16200
I wonder if this makes Erin alphabetically last amongst all Jeopardy! champs in history…
Erin will come back tomorrow as the Jeopardy! champ; Jeanie will blog the week’s final game. I’ll be back next week! I’m looking forward to watching Erin’s run, though — I thought she carried herself very well and she looked like she was having a lot of fun up there!
My Coryat tonight: $26,800 (34 right, 2 wrong).