The All-Important Fourth Game

Andy here with the final episode of the week! Remember that the Teacher’s Tournament begins next week!

Today’s contestants: Vimal Murthy and Amanda DeMeola are the challengers for Rani Peffer, who won $41,135 in her first 3 days. Will she win her all-important fourth game?

J! round categories:
AMERICAN POETRY
DEPARTMENT STORES
“LEAD” THE WAY
CARTOGRAPHIC ABBREVIATIONS
THE OSCAR-WINNING ROLE
SOUTH AFRICAN WILDLIFE

All 3 contestants had good luck with getting in on the buzzer over “LEAD” THE WAY, CARTOGRAPHIC ABBREVIATIONS and SOUTH AFRICAN WILDLIFE, the scores at the end of 15 were:

Vimal $3,200
Rani $3,000
Amanda $1,200

Amanda’s a bit of a collector – she has the original cast recording of over 500 musicals. Rani said that she would be interested in winning enough to by a small- or medium- sized island, “like Cyprus”.

Going back, the Daily Double stayed hidden for awhile; it was under AMERICAN POETRY $800 – the second-to-last clue of the round! It was Rani’s to play, and the scores were:

Rani $5,400
Amanda $3,800
Vimal $3,600

Rani bet $800. Her clue: In “Paul Revere’s Ride”, these 9 words precede “and I on the opposite shore will be”. She went straight to her fingers to count, gave the 9 words, and went to $6,200 as the end-of-round signal played.

DJ! round categories:
THE SWEET 1600s
PANTSLESS TV
GLASS & GLASSMAKING
FILTHY 4-LETTER WORDS
IMMIGRANTS
FROM THE “OL” COUNTRY

Vimal did quite well in FROM THE “OL” COUNTRY and found the Daily Double at the bottom of it! Scores were:

Rani $6,600
Vimal $6,000
Amanda $3,800

Vimal bet $3,000. His clue: This South American country has coasts along both the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans – Vimal went to the other corner of “Atlantic, Pacific, Both, or Neither” with “Bolivia” and fell to $3,000.

Meanwhile, Amanda found her buzzer mojo in FILTHY 4-LETTER WORDS and PANTSLESS TV to take the lead! Meanwhile, Vimal tried hunting all over IMMIGRANTS for the Daily Double until it appeared at $800! The scores were:

Amanda $10,200
Rani $9,000
Vimal $8,600

Vimal bet $3,000. His clue: He was California’s first foreign-born governor since Irishman John Downey, who left office in 1862. His correct response put him into the lead at $11,600, and gave us less than a minute to deal with GLASS.

The end-of-round signal came with 2 clues left on the board, and we had scores of:

Vimal $12,000
Amanda $10,200
Rani $7,800

FJ! category: OLYMPIC HISTORY

FJ! clue: In London in 2012, judo & the 800m run included the first female Olympians ever from this Mideastern country

Rani 7800 + 7777 = 15577
Amanda 10200 – 10200 = 0
Vimal 12000 – 8401 = 3599

I think Alex screwed up at the end of this one — he said “we’ll see you Monday” to Rani but the Jeopardy! website says that the Teacher’s Tournament starts on Monday! Oops!

ToC update:

1. Jim Coury (May 2013 College Champion)
2. Ben Ingram $176,534 (8 wins)
3. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
4. Jared Hall $181,001 (6 wins)
5. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
6. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
7. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
8. Mark Japinga $112,600 (4 wins)
9. Mike Lewis $102,800 (4 wins)
10. Rani Peffer $56,712 (4 wins)
11. Adam Holquist $76,299 (3 wins)
12. Sara Garnett $75,403 (3 wins)
13. Salvo Candela $66,195 (3 wins)
14. Neal Pollack $60,798 (3 wins)
15. John Anneken $60,112 (3 wins)
16. Tim Anderson $56,001 (3 wins)
17. Stuart Anderson $51,601 (3 wins)
18. Bill Tolany $44,200 (3 wins)

Be back Monday!

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