Today’s semifinalists: Eric Hack, Kate La Riviere-Gagner, and Jennifer Giles!
Alex is stealing my material! I tweeted this last night:
Of course, Alex made a “beard-off” joke today!
J! round categories:
WINDOW TO THE WORLD
FOOD & DRINK
THE NAME OF THE BOARD GAME
Of course the writers would take the sophomoric route on the FOOD & DRINK $1000 clue (It’s the familiar Japanese name for what’s also called the golden oak mushroom). Fun fact, the one time I played in Scrabble, I drew a challenge, because my opponent thought that it was spelled with two Ts, not two Is!
I want to know if anyone recognized this picture as being from Montreal. Both of my parents lived there for 40 years and didn’t recognize it! Needless to say, it was a triple-neg in WINDOW TO THE WORLD $800!
Eric got to the Daily Double in HISTOR-E $800! Scores:
Eric bet $1000. His clue: Its construction began in 1817 & took advantage of the Mohawk River gap in the Appalachian Mountains. He had no answer and fell to -$400.
After 15 clues, the scores were:
Eric wanted to be a stand-up comic, then he realized that he wasn’t funny!
Jennifer had two of her students pool money for a book for her!
Going back to the game, all 3 players had a good chance to ring in! Scores after 30:
DJ! round categories:
CHEMICAL ELEMENT PAIRS
ENDS WITH 2 VOWELS
If I told you to guess where a Daily Double might be, you’d pick CHEMICAL ELEMENT PAIRS $1600, right? Today, you’d be right! Jennifer got to play this one, with scores at:
Jennifer bet $2,000. Her clue: The 2 that were discovered by the Curies. Jennifer said “radium” and “curium” and fell to $5,800.
CLASSICAL MUSIC $1200 had the other Daily Double; this one was Eric’s! Scores:
Eric bet $500. His clue: Hokusai’s painting “The Great Wave” graced the cover of the first edition of this Debussy work’s sheet music. Eric seemed to be blanking today; he had no answer, and he fell to $1,500.
Jennifer did quite well in MOVIE NARRATORS to jump into a big lead! Her lead was over $10,000 with two categories to play! However, a few key negs late from Kate meant that for the second consecutive day we had a lock game going into Final! Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: BROADWAY MUSICALS
FJ! clue: Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Eric 5900 – 0 = 5900
Kate 6600 – 6600 = 0
Jennifer 14200 + 200 = 14400
Who will join Adam and Jennifer in tomorrow’s final? Tune in tomorrow to find out!