Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 29, 2016

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Today’s contestants:

Anne Campbell, a homeschool educator from Frederick, MD
Damien Shirley, a digital consultant from Arlington, VA
Seth Wilson, a PhD candidate from Chicago, IL (8-day total: $191,701)

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Final Jeopardy! category: MYTHOLOGY

Final Jeopardy! clue: Banished from Athens, this inventor found trouble on Crete too, but escaped

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Who is Daedalus?



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Daedalus, of course, was most famous for inventing the wax wings used by his son Icarus to fly. Icarus then proceeded to fly too close to the sun, the wax melted, and Icarus plummeted to his death.

The trouble on Crete was Daedalus’ revealing the secret of the minotaur’s labyrinth to Theseus, which led to a punishment inside of the labyrinth. The aforementioned wax wings were used to escape.

The banishment from Athens? In a fit of jealousy after his nephew and apprentice Talus invented the saw, Daedalus threw Talus off the Acropolis.

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1 Comment on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 29, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | September 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Seth $14,100
    Anne $9,000
    Damien $5,500

    Final Results:
    Damien $5,500 – $5,499 = $1 (Who is Mithra?)
    Anne $9,000 + $3,499 = $12,499
    Seth $14,100 + $4,000 = $18,100 (9-day total: $209,801)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) CITY HALL $400 (10th pick)
    Damien 800 -500 (Seth 1800 Anne 800)

    2) NATIONAL CURRENCY UNITS $2000 (6th pick)
    Anne 6800 +1000 (Seth 5200 Damien 3100)
    3) HONORS & AWARDS $2000 (25th pick)
    Seth 13600 -1500 (Anne 7000 Damien 4700)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: BOY SCOUT LAW WORDS $800 & $1000
    DJ! round: “SQ”S ME $1200

    Game Stats:
    Seth 15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.74% in first on buzzer
    Anne 10,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
    Damien 6,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer

    Seth Wilson, stats to date:
    215 correct
    25 incorrect
    10/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,700)
    6/9 in Final Jeopardy
    41.82% in first on buzzer (207/495)
    Average Coryat: $17,867

    Seth Wilson, to win:
    10 games: 66.03%
    11: 43.60%
    12: 28.79%
    13: 19.01%
    14: 12.55%
    Avg. streak: 10.944 games.

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