Friday, July 13, 2007

J! 7/13

This is the last ordinary episode of the show's season. The season will conclude with a Teen Tournament which begins this Monday.

In the meantime, Ben Taylor (a student originally from Rockford, IL) and Amy Fuller (a medical missions coordinator originally from Oakland, Oregon) are here to challenge two-time champion Zach Baker (a computer programmer from Downy, CA), with $44,400 so far. First set of categories:

CEMETERIES
PLEISTOCENE STEALER
5-LETTER WORDS
STATES' MOST POPULOUS CITIES
ADDING INSULT
TO INJURY

At the first break, the champ leads with $3,200. Taylor has $2,400 and the lady has $1,400. Late in the round, the champ gets on a bit of a roll before Taylor finds the Daily Double under the $600 clue in Pleistocene Stealer. He has $3,400, while the lady has three grand and Baker has $7,200. Taylor decides to go all in on this clue.

If you had a Smilodon smiling down on you, you were in trouble with one of these Pleistocene cats.

"What is a sabertooth tiger!"....as a roar of delight, that's good for a doubler! At the end of the round, Baker still has the lead with $8,200. Taylor is only $600 behind and the lady still has $3,000.

DJ! categories:

THE RESTORATION
POP CULTURE: 1999
NAMES FROM THE PAST
"The New York Times: Week in Review"
CHECK YOUR OIL
"E" BAY

Taylor finds the first Daily Double under the $800 clue in The Restoration. At this point, it's a very tight match between the men, as Taylor now leads with $9,600 and the champ is just $200 behind him. Taylor bets $3,400.

After John Milton died in 1674, his widow sold all the rights to this work for a paltry eight pounds.

"What is Paradise Lost?"....RIGHT to go to $13,000! The champ then finds the other Daily Double under the $1,600 clue in Week in Review. He has $9,800 while Taylor has $14,600. The champ bets four grand.

On Thursday, January 11, 2007, the Times reported the first public U.S. military action in this African nation since 1994.

The champ....has nothing. It was Somalia, and he drops to $5,800. At the end of the round, Taylor has the game locked up with $21,800. The champ has nine grand and the lady has five grand.

FJ! category: Sports.

Among its 13 founding members in 1950 were Louise Suggs, Patty Berg and Babe Zaharias.

Correct: Who are the LPGA?

The lady has it and finishes with $7,000. The champ also has it and finishes with $10,000 here, but since he's in second, he'e leaving with $46,400. Taylor is right as well and wins with $25,599. That means that like last season, we'll start out fresh.

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