Today’s challengers: Christina Rodriguez and Andy Hermann. Bill Hawkins won $17,400 as the champ yesterday. Can he make it 2 wins?
J! round categories:
ALL IN THE FAMILY
TERMS WITH GREEK LETTERS
HERE’S THE BEGINNING
THE MIDDLE IS “OK”
BUT THE END IS ROUGH
Bill got in on the first two questions, but went silent for the next eight! By the end of 14 clues, Andy had gotten some mojo together, and they went to an early break! The scores were:
Christina lined up early for a PlayStation 2! In her “young, wild days”, she said. Andy, during his days as a music journalist, once interviewed Stewart Copeland of the Police for an hour!
Bill had tough neg on ALL IN THE FAMILY $600 (1 of Ernest Hemingway’s 2 granddaughters who appeared together in the movie “Lipstick”); Bill said “Muriel”! To compound the error, ALL IN THE FAMILY $800 had the Daily Double, and Andy got to play it!
The scores were:
Andy bet $3,000. His clue: The father of “You’re So Vain” singer Carly co-founded this publishing company. His instant correct response put him at $8,000.
The “less than a minute to go” came with 7 clues to play, and 2 clues were left unrevealed (the bottom 2 of HERE’S THE BEGINNING). The scores were:
DJ! round categories:
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
NOT BY SHAKESPEARE
ALL SCIENCE “E”
THE SHOW WITHIN THE SHOW
Bill and Christina did well in THE SHOW WITHING THE SHOW, but Andy had enough luck in NOT BY SHAKESPEARE to get control of the Daily Double in its $1600 box! Scores were:
Another $3,000 was ventured. His clue: After III, the only King Henry with no Shakespeare title is him, the subject of a 2007 Sean Cunningham biography. Andy went one Henry too high and fell to $9,000.
No matter, because buzzsaw Andy kept hammering away and rebuilding his score! Needless to say, Andy got to play his third Daily Double of the day under WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR $1600. Scores were:
Andy bet just $2,000. His clue: 1993’s Handgun Violence Protection Act, named for him, called for a 5-day waiting period in a handgun purchase. Another instantly correct answer put him at $17,400.
This game was all Andy’s, and a stellar performance on EUROPEAN LAKES for him brought the scores going into Final at:
FJ! category: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
FJ! clue: Donna Shalala, Alberto Gonzales & Tom Vilsack have each served as the “designated survivor” skipping this event
Christina 2000 + 1500 = 3500
Bill 8600 + 4500 = 13100
Andy 23800 + 3200 = 27000
Andy’s the new champion; he’ll be back to defend, and I’ll be back tomorrow to write about it! See you then!