Andy here with the final two adult games of the season!
Next week’s the Teen Tournament!
J! round categories:
LITERARY SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS
OFFICE SEEKER, DISAPPOINTED
A KILLEE’S HEELS
MYTHS BUSTED BY MYTHBUSTERS
Jerome started hunting for the Daily Double very quickly. It took a little bit of time to actually find it, though! We made it to the first break without reaching that betting clue! Scores after 15:
Megan is an electrical engineer for a spacecraft that in a few years will go 8.5 solar radii from the sun!
Jerome did a bit of a Good Samaritan duty after he totalled his car; he had just replaced a part, and he managed to find another driver with the same missing part. So he just left it on the car, no note at all… (I wonder if the recipient was watching!)
Back to the game, it was Katie who found the Daily Double after a bit of hunting on her own (NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS $800!) Scores:
Katie bet just $1,000. Her clue: A California Scenic Byway takes you through this place; a 1907 ad about it asked, “Would you enjoy a trip to hell?”. Katie went for the Pacific Coast and fell to $2,600.
The minute-to-go signal came with 6 clues to go! The final $1,000 clue in BYWAYS went unplayed! Scores at the second break:
DJ! round categories:
COUNTRY MUSIC MOVERS & SHAKERS
SIGNS & SYMBOLS
A RIVER RUNS BETWEEN THEM
Megan went straight into COUNTRY MUSIC and got 4 of 5! Meanwhile, Jerome couldn’t quite pull away; negs kept knocking him back!
SIGNS & SYMBOLS $1600 had the dreaded video Daily Double; Megan got to play it! Scores:
Megan bet $2,000. Her clue: In a Gilbert Stuart portrait, behind Washington are many symbolic touches, like the rainbow, showing faith in the future, the copy of “The Federalist,” symbolizing unity under the Constitution, and, on the chair, this botanical symbol of victory. Megan said “olive branch” and fell to $4,200.
The final Daily Double came with so little time left that it felt like it would be the final clue anyway! (A RIVER RUNS BETWEEN THEM $2000). Katie got to play it, with scores at:
If I’m Katie, I bet exactly $3,600. A wrong answer puts her at 50% of Jerome. A right answer gives her the lead. She chose just $1,400. Her clue: Brazil & Argentina (It’s named for a third country). She picked Paraguay and fell to $6,400.
FJ! category: 16th CENTURY SCIENTISTS
FJ! clue: It is often said of this man that he “stopped the sun and moved the earth”
Megan 4200 + 4199 = 8399
Katie 6400 + 2801 = 9201
Jerome 9200 – 3601 = 5599
MEDICAL TALK $800 had the Daily Double! Winston got to play it; scores were:
Winston bet $1,000. His clue: Epistaxis is this condition, & I think I’m getting one from sitting in the highest seats in the arena
After 15 clues, the scores were:
Winston collects signed pointe ballet shoes! Jeff is an astrophysicist who works on telescopes that observe the cosmic microwave background. Katie lettered in tennis in high school — boys’ tennis, as there was no girls’ team. The school was too small.
Coming out of the break, lots of negs kept the scores down; Jeff only got to $4,000 near the end of the round, and our champ barely got out of the hole! Scores after 30:
DJ! round categories:
WE GOT “AINT” FUN
MADONNA VIDEOS this time was a video art category. Really glad it didn’t have a Daily Double!
EXPLORERS $1200 had the first Daily Double! Jeff to play, with scores of:
Jeff chose to bet $2,500. His clue: Fewer than a third of his crew members survived the 1497-99 roundtrip voyage from Lisbon to Calicut, India. Jeff said Columbus and fell to $3,500.
Winston found the other Daily Double at the bottom of SERIOUS TV! Scores:
Winston bet $1,000. His clue: This man began seeing the news from every angle on his CNN evening show in 2003. Winston took awhile, but pulled the correct response. His score went to $5,800!
Following this, Winston and Jeff went back and forth trading clues, pulling away from our defending champ! Scores going into Final were:
FJ! category: FAMOUS HOMES
FJ! clue: Purchased in 1957 & called “the second most famous home in America”, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006
Katie 4800 + 4700 = 9500
Jeff 10300 – 2101 = 8199
Winston 13400 – 3333 = 10067
Man, I hope Winston looks up betting strategy over the break…lucky dude, he is! Alex says he needs to practice. I agree!