Andy here, and it’s time for Ben Ingram to go for Win #7! Jeremy Husen and Liz Kelly are the challengers!
Alex is still going on about Ben’s betting from yesterday! I know Alex prefers contestants who wager more!
J! round categories:
UNOFFICIAL STATE NICKNAMES
IN LIVING COLOR
EMMY’S BEST COMEDY SERIES
LET’S TALK TURKISH
JIMMY WORKS OUT
Alex replied to Ben’s “I’d like to go for $600, please” with an “Of course you would.” He’s on to you!
I never realized before Alex’s pronounciation that the Hagia Sophia had a silent G! (The clue in question, TURKISH $600: You want me to walk up to the galleries in the Hagia Sophia? You mean there’s no asansor, this?)
At the first break, the scores sat at:
Jeremy is a huge Red Sox fan – he cried the first time he walked into Fenway Park!
I think Ben might be running short of interview topics — he lives about an hour from Vanna White’s hometown, leading Alex to say “loose connections all over the place!”
I could have seen this coming a mile away — the Daily Double was at the bottom of JIMMY WORKS OUT — an all-video category! This one went Jeremy’s way, for once. Scores were:
Jeremy wagered just $1,000. His clue: Wrap up your workout with cool-down exercises. I’m stretching
the hamstring and the side abdominal muscles called this, from the Latin for “slanting.”. His correct response put him at $5,000, but I really feel as though Jeremy has left some money on the table here!
By the end of the round, Ben had regained his lead, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
LITERARY BAD GUYS
IN A CAN
BETTER LET “IM” OUT
Surprising Triple Stumper at PRINCE ALBERT $1200: Prince Albert didn’t get to be officially called the “Prince” this until 17 years after marrying Queen Victoria.
The Daily Double was at the bottom of that category, and it was Ben’s to play. Scores:
Ben bet $4,000. His clue: Though Albert was only a prince, Alfred, Lord Tennyson dedicated this epic poetic work to him in the 1862 edition. Ben’s correct response floored Alex and put his score at $11,400!
INVENTIONS $1600 saw the other Daily Double. Scores:
Ben’s bet was $2,900. His clue: Being tested in 2013, Grasshopper is a reusable one of these as tall as a 10-story building. Another correct response put him at $18,300.
The “minute to go” signal came with 6 clues to go. 1 clue was left unplayed, and Liz broke Ben’s lock on a buzzer beater!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: NATIONAL OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
FJ! clue: This country has an area of only 276 miles but has 4 official languages: English, Tamil, Chinese & Malay
Jeremy 9000 – 9000 = 0
Liz 10000 – 9901 = 99
Ben 19900 + 101 = 20001
Ben’s now a 7-day champion, $157,733!
1. Jim Coury (May 2013 College Champion)
2. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
3. Ben Ingram $157,733 (7 wins)
4. Andrew Moore
$137,803 (6 wins)
5. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
6. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
7. Mike Lewis $102,800 (4 wins)
8. Adam Holquist $76,299 (3 wins)
9. Sara Garnett $75,403 (3 wins)
10. Salvo Candela $66,195 (3 wins)
11. John Anneken $60,112 (3 wins)
12. Tim Anderson $56,001 (3 wins)
Jeanie will have Ben’s 8th game tomorrow; I’ll be back Thursday!