She’ll have A Cross to Bear

     Yesterday, Kerri defeated Mark Japinga for her first win. Was it her only win?

Berek Marcus
Kerri McCoy
Matthew Mahan

     Not surprisingly, Kerri, a pediatric emergency-room nurse, went for Baby Registry Items first. Berek answered the first couple correctly, then went back to Long Movie Titles. Then Matthew kept going for it too when he had the chance. After two correct responses there, Mr. Trebek said, “Sounds like the father of a young one.” Come to find out, Matthew’s wife is expecting twins! At the first break:
Kerri 2200 (3 right)
Matthew 2200 (4 right)
Berek 4000 (8 right and one wrong)
     Matthew found the Daily Double of the round, on the late side.
Kerri 2200
Matthew 3800 (2 right)
Berek 6600 (6 right)
     Matthew wagered 2000 on this clue in Business Histories: “In 1916 Pullman Brown was chosen as the color of this company’s vehicles.” Matthew and I got it right.
     At the end of the round:
Kerri 4400 (3 right)
Matthew 6400 (One right)
Berek 6800 (2 right and one wrong)
     Not surprisingly again, Kerri went for Medical History. She negged on the first clue, a triple-stumper, but I got it on a guess!: “The first quarantine island to prevent the spread of disease was in this city’s lagoon.” Kerri found the first Daily Double there shortly.
Kerri 5200 (One right and one wrong)
Matthew 6400
Berek 7600 (One right)
     Kerri wagered 2000 on this clue: “In 1896 physician Pringle Morgan described this condition as ‘word blindness.'” I got it but Kerri missed it.
     Did you guys like it how Kerri kept saying “I’ll have A Cross to Bear for…”? She found the next Daily Double there.
Kerri 5600 (3 right and one wrong)
Matthew 10800 (4 right)
Berek 11600 (5 right and one wrong)
     Kerri wagered 2000. I get the feeling she’s just wagering whatever. This was the clue: “One of the crosses in the Union Jack is the saltire, the x-shaped cross of this saint.” She got it right! What a wasted opportunity.
     Mr. Trebek was impressed with the scores at the end of the round.
Kerri 10000 (4 right and one wrong)
Matthew 12000 (One right and one wrong)
Berek 17600 (5 right)
     The Final Jeopardy category was Historic Telegrams. This was the clue: “In May 1945 Churchill cabled Truman that this ‘is drawn down upon their front. We do not know what is going on behind.'” Mr. Trebek’s impression was lame; sorry. Kerri didn’t put a response! She lost 4000. Matthew and Berek got it and added 10000 and 7599 respectively. Berek’s happiness was evident before his response was even revealed! So we’ll see him tomorrow.
     My Coryat today was 32400. I didn’t have any negs!

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