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     One season 25 Coryat, of the episode originally airing 4-20-09: 29600 (30800 without negs)
     Jeopardy! tweeted this clue today. Kristin works for NASA!, I thought! So how did she do in the category? And is she gonna make it five wins? Here she is with her opponents. She and Scott tied yesterday.

Kristin Morgan of Huntsville AL (Stripes!)
Katie Collins of Philadelphia PA
(Her necklace looks like the one in Kristin’s Howdy.)

Scott Mitchell of New York NY (Stripes!)

     Kristin must’ve influenced Mr. Trebek, too:

     Mr. Trebek pointed out that Kristin won more yesterday than she had in her previous 3 appearances. He means combined.
     Katie was “on a good roll” according to Mr. Trebek, at the first break. She’d gotten 8 right and had 4200. Scott and Kristin had each gotten 3 right and had 1800 and 1400 respectively. Notice they only showed 14 clues. When they returned from break I could tell why – Maybe, anyway, they thought Katie was gonna go back to Published Posthumously, and the next clue there was the Daily Double that they probably wouldn’t have had time for before the break. It did seem like Katie was choosing that clue when Mr. Trebek cut her off for the break. She wagered 3200 on it, and here it is: “In the last chapter of ‘Billions and Billions,’ this scientist talked about the disease that took his life.” Katie and I got it right. My dad loves to say “billions and billions” like this scientist apparently did.
     I wouldn’t have gotten this next clue right in the same category if I hadn’t devoured the book My Ideal Bookshelf last night: “John Kennedy Toole was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer prize for this novel published 11 years after his suicide.” Kristin got it right, too. And I doubt the correct novel would’ve come into my head on this clue, had I not read My Ideal Bookshelf: “Unclothed & a novel about Fremen.” This clue was in Same 4 Letters, Different Word, which I swept. Has anybody read any of these books?
     At the end of the round, Kristin got 7 right and had 5200. Katie had gotten 5 right and one wrong and had 9400. Scott had gotten one right and 3 wrong once his score was adjusted after the break – They said he left an “m” off the name in his response to this one in Religious Leaders: “‘As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen’ is the autobiography of this Korean reverend, who died in 2012.” I listened to it a few times and it didn’t sound like he missed an “m” to me. But it’s commonly said among Jeopardy! fans, just say last names when you respond with a person’s name. He’d been in third place anyway but now he had just 400.
     But Scott did well in The Nearest Canadian Province to…, getting 4. He did neg once there, though. I only got this one right, because a certain co-blogger I know has tweeted from Detroit baseball before: “The Motor City — Detroit.”
     Scott found the first Daily Double of the round, in World History. He’d gotten 6 right and one wrong, and had 6000 now! Kristin had gotten 4 right, including 2 in NASA Glossary, and had 8400. (She’d get one more in the category later.) Katie had gotten 4 right and one wrong, and had 11800. Scott wagered 4000 on this clue: “Count de Chabrol really liked to count; he coined this term for Napoleon’s brief return, March 20-July 8, 1815.” Now tell me, did anyone out there really know this? Neither Scott nor I did.
     I swept I’d Love Some “Poi”.
     Kristin found the next Daily Double, in Wells. There were 7 clues on the board after this. She’d gotten 6 right since Scott’s Daily Double and now had 16000! Scott still had 2000, while Katie had gotten 2 right and had 14200. Kristin wagered 4000 on this clue: “Abraham’s servant found this wife for his master’s son Isaac at a well near the city of Nahor.” Kristin and I got it right.
     Poor Scott lost his 2K when he negged on a triple-stumper, this with 5 clues left. Luckily he got one of those right. Kristin and Katie got 2 right, and Katie also got one wrong. So Kristin ended the round with 22000, Scott 1200, and Katie 13800. Mr. Trebek said Scott was “still alive.” I said that about myself at the end of my Double Jeopardy round, and Mr. Trebek repeated it.
     The Final Jeopardy category was U.S. Landmarks. This is the clue: “Design artist Iwao Takamoto said the exterior for the Skypad Apts. on ‘The Jetsons’ was inspired by a landmark in this city.” This was an instaget for me, which I love because I can move on and say, get dinner ready. I’m surprised anyone was wrong, but Scott was and he lost 1000. Katie got it right and doubled her score except for a dollar! Kristin was right too though, and she added 8000. So we’ll see her tomorrow again. Here’s the updated ToC list.

1. Monica Thieu $100,000 (College Champion)
2. Patrick Quinn $100,000 (Feb. 2012 Teacher’s Champion)
3. Colby Burnett $100,000 (Nov. 2012 Teacher’s Champion)
4. Jason Keller $213,900 (9 wins)
5. Keith Whitener $147,597 (7 wins)
6. Stephanie Jass $147,570 (7 wins)
7. Joel Pool $116,800 (6 wins)
8. Dave Leach $98,054 (6 wins)
9. David Menchaca $115,503 (5 wins)
10. Kristin Morgan $69,058 (5 wins)
11. Paul Nelson $54,900 (5 wins)
12. Jason Shore $85,200 (4 wins)
13. David Gard $84,700 (4 wins)
14. Ashok Poozhikunnel $69,002 (4 wins)
15. Dan McShane $62,001 (4 wins)

16. Patrick Morrison $80,701 (3 wins)
17. Francis Lansangan $78,401 (3 wins)
18. Matt Samberg $61,402 (3 wins)
19. Andy Baggarly $60,402 (3 wins)
20. Kris Hamilton $60,301 (3 wins)
21. Alistair Bell $56,800 (3 wins)
22. Paula Menasche $55,100 (3 wins)
23. Stephanie Fontaine $54,500 (3 wins)
24. Joey Falco $53,999 (3 wins)
25. Susan Jann $53,800 (3 wins)
26. Erin Zweiner $53,399 (3 wins)
27. Beau Henson $51,203 (3 wins)
28. Margaret Swanson $48,000 (3 wins)
29. Claudia Gray $45,202 (3 wins)
30. Dan Adkison $37,400 (3 wins)
31. Jacob Silverman $35,998 (3 wins)
32. Jessamine Price $26,803 (3 wins)

     My Coryat today was 25800 (29800 without negs).