Andy here with a recap from Thursday’s episode!
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One tweet I saw that I found interesting:
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J! round categories:
THE SOUND OF WORDS
PRO SPORTS TEAMS
The bottom of FICTIONAL CHARACTERS had the Daily Double; Ananya got to play it! Scores:
Ananya bet $1,000. Her clue: As this book begins, Santiago had “gone eighty-four days…without taking a fish”. She went for Don Quixote and fell to $1,600.
Alan did quite well in INDOORS to build a lead going into the break. Scores after 15:
Alan spent some time at an army camp in Israel; he claimed to be 0 for 10 in shooting M-16s!
Getting back to the game, Alan and Ananya had good luck with correct responses; Kevin had bad luck with them (he got as far deep as -$2200…)
Scores after 30:
DJ! round categories:
THE MIDDLE AGES
BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER….
THE GENIUS BAR
USE YOUR “HEAD”
Ananya seemed to want no part in hunting for Daily Double; she went to $400 after Kevin started at $1600! However, starting at $1200 would have been good for Kevin, as it was there in THE MIDDLE AGES! Ananya got to play it, with scores at:
Ananya bet $1,500. Her clue: The high period of this architectural style of rib vaults & pointed arches began around 1200. Her correct response put her in the lead by $100!
The other Daily Double came out early too, in the next category played — THE GENIUS BAR $1600! This was Ananya’s third bet, and scores were:
She chose to bet $600. Her clue: She is still the only woman to win Nobel Prizes in 2 different fields, which she did back in 1903 and 1911. Another correct response put her at $9,500. I can’t help but think she left way too much money on the table, though!
Meanwhile, Kevin got 4/5 in BRIDGES to bring himself well out of the hole!
$2000 in COOL BUILDINGS showed a building of the Calgary Saddledome — whose roof is shaped identical to a Pringles chip!
Alan gave what I thought was a reasonable answers in USE YOUR “HEAD” $400 (It’s a nickname for a fan or performer of heavy metal music). Alan said “metalhead”.
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: NOVEL WORDS
FJ! clue: This word for a person without certain abilities has made it from the realm of fantasy to the OED
Kevin 3400 + 3400 = 6800
Ananya 15500 – 8699 = 6801
Alan 17600 + 13401 = 31001
Wild Card standings:
Cooper Lair (Monday winner)
Selena Groh (Tuesday winner)
William Golden (Wednesday winner)
Alan Koolik (Thursday winner)
1. Jeff Xie $19,000
2. Kat Deabill $14,000
3. Erin Christopher $9,000
4. Ananya Nrusimha $6,801
5. Kevin Huang $6,800
6. Nikki Airi $2,800
7. Eileen Bunch $2,799
8. Josiah Takang -$2,800
24 hours from now, I’ll have quarterfinal #5! See you then!