No Longer Computing

Andy here with the fifth and final show of the opening week!

Matt Volk and and Kellie Chan are the challengers for Jared today – will Jared Hall make it 7?

J! round categories:
NEWSMEN
SPECIAL MONTHS
HEADING “NORTH”
BESTSELLERS
DO YOU COMPUTE?
REPHRASING CLICHES

Jared had the best go of it on the buzzer to open the game. By the end of 15 clues, the scores were:

Jared $3,800
Matt $2,400
Kellie $600

Jared claims to have improved his wagering strategy over the summer break. I wonder what he decided to go with? Probably the Archive’s Wagering Calculator.

Not sure why Matt would go to a $200 clue after gaining control of the board, but he did…needless to say he lost control of the board and didn’t get it back before Jared found the Daily Double, under BESTSELLERS $1000. Scores were:

Jared $6,800
Matt $5,600
Kellie $800

Jared bet $3,000. His clue: At age 97 in 2012, quite a few years after his bestseller “The Caine Mutiny”, he came out with “The Lawgiver”. – Jared went for John Grisham and fell to $3,800 as the end-of-round signal went.

DJ! round categories:
FIND YOUR “VOICE”
IT TAKES ONE TO ROW ONE
HITS & MISSES
WRITING TEAMS
SAN ANTONIO
HOW’D THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY?

Matt had very good luck in HOW’D THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY? and jumped out to a big lead by the end of it! Glad the Daily Double wasn’t there (for my sake).

HITS & MISSES was a good category for me; I went 5-for-5.

The first Daily Double came in at SAN ANTONIO $1600; it was Matt’s, at the end of a “sensational roll”.

Scores were:

Matt $17,200
Jared $1,800
Kellie $800

Matt bet $1,000. His clue: The city thrived as the starting point for this trail, named for a trader, that sent cattle up to Abilene, Kansas. He pronounced the L, but he got credit for it, bringing his score to $18,200.

The final Daily Double went Kellie’s way, under FIND YOUR “VOICE” $1600. Scores were:

Matt $20,200
Kellie $2,400
Jared $2,200

She bet $2,000. Her clue: Since the 1940s, it’s been bringing Uncle Sam’s point of view to radio listeners worldwide. Her correct response put her at $4,400 as the end-of-round signal sounded.

Scores going into FJ!:

Matt $20,200
Kellie $4,400
Jared $2,200

FJ! category: FRENCH GEOGRAPHY

FJ! clue: 8 countries border mainland France; its smallest border, at 2.7 miles, is with this country

Jared 2200 – 2200 = 0
Kellie 4400 – 0 = 4400
Matt 20200 – 4800 = 15400

Honestly? I just Jared just ran out of gas! Matt is now the champ; Jeanie will be back next Monday with the recap of his defense!

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