Monday, July 02, 2012

"Jeopardy!" 7/2

PANEL:
Taylor Norwood (Dallas)- High school speech & debate teacher
Misha Bushyager (Baltimore, MD)- Culinary student & mom
CHAMPION: Matt Samberg (whose one-day cash winnings total $21,400)

BTW, we have four weeks of regular play left in the current season. After that, the season will end w/ Kids Week.


Monday's Openers:

ROLLING STONE'S GREATEST GUITARISTS
LITERARY ADJECTIVES

STATE THE NATIONAL PARK
ABBRE-V-ATIONS
NOTABLE HUNGARIANS
MEDICAL TALK

Taylor's a grand in the hole early on, but he's suddenly $1,400 on the positive side & has found the opening Daily Double at the end of Rolling Stone's Great Guitarists; Matt leads him by $800 & Misha's started off w/ $600. Taylor wagers $1K, so for a $200 lead:

The cream didn't quite rise to the top; this guitarist floated up to No. 2.


"Who is Eric Clapton?"...he's your new current leader w/ $2,400. At the first timeout of this game, Matt's back in front by the $200 margin over Taylor w/ $2,800.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH:
$2,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,400
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $7,200

Post-J! Round Scores:

Matt: $3,600
Misha: -$1K
Taylor: $4K

In the Double J! Lineup:
 

HARD TIMES
BLEAK HOUSE
OLIVER TWIST (each correct response contains letters from "Oliver")
OUR MUTUAL FIEND
THE QUICK PICK PAPERS
THE CHARLES DICKENS BICENTENNIAL (this board's theme)

W/ 13 answers left on this board, Matt takes a DD in the center of Hard Times w/ $7,600; Taylor has first place back at the $10K mark & Misha's a fairly respectable third w/ $4,200...only to have her incorrect response on the $2K Oliver Twist be reversed, so she's in the middle of the pack at $8,200. The champ will try to tie this game back up w/ this clue:
 
The economic contraction known as The Panic of 1907 led Congress to create this system in 1913.


"What is the Federal Reserve?"...another tie! As we end this round of play...he gets the other one by default w/ the $2K Charles Dickens Bicentennial answer & he's risen to $17,600. He's got a $6K lead over Taylor & Misha's sitting on nine thou. Matt risks $5,300:

This city named for its "Harbor Entrance" location recreated the dance at which Elizabeth Dickens' water broke.


"What is..Liverpool?"...is wrong; that's Portsmouth.

SOLE TS OF THE ROUND:
Unattempted $2K Our Mutual Fiend clue

Pre-Final J! Banks:

Matt: $12,300
Misha: $9K
Taylor: $11,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Matt: $16,400
Misha: $9K
Taylor: $11,600

FJ! SUBJECT:
Famous Relatives.


In 2011, his daughter Svetlana, living in the U.S. under the name Lana Peters, died in Wisconsin at age 85.

Misha came up w/ a query of "Who is (Joseph) Stalin?"...yes. In this 4/5 betting situation, her suggested betting window was $2,601-$3,800, but she doubles up to $18K. Both guys...are right also & Matt retains over Taylor $23,201-$23,190! That gives Matt a two-match total of $44,601.

EPISODE RATING: 7

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