Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Jeopardy!" 2/14- START OF '13 ToC

TONIGHT'S RETURNEES: Paul Nelson, Jason Shore & Stephanie Jass

Base Categories:
FROM THE GREEK
GINGHAM STYLE
BOOK TITLE CHARACTERS' LAST NAMES
OLYMPIC HOST CITIES
PLANE SPEAKING
THE LEFTY

Stephanie's temporarily sitting pretty w/ $2,800 to Jason's $200 at the first TO. The $800 Olympic Host City could actually be worth a little more to Jason w/ $1K, because the DD's lurking inside; Stephanie's added $400 to her first-half score. As for Jason's TDD:

Most of its more than 14M people are ethnically Han.

"What is Beijing?"...he got it. The rd. ends w/ him still in second place at $3,600, trailing Stephanie by $2,200; Paul has the third-place advantage w/ $2K.

ATTEMPTED LT: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2,600
TOTAL LT: $4,200

DJ! List:
FROM ZORBA THE GREEK
SCIENCE
CROSSWORD CLUES "J"
THE 4 ELEMENTS
PRESIDENTIAL ACQUISITIONS
THE LATE, GREAT COMEDIAN

Jason's acquired his second DD of this preliminary from the $800 Presidential Acquisition w/ half the Norma Brown Jackpot ($14,400); Stephanie's second w/ $8,600 & Paul trails her by $3K. Jason bets a grand again.

The Alaska Purchase

"Who was...(William) McKinley?"...Andrew Johnson. Additionally, McKinley was the right response to that topic's very next clue. Near the end of the rd., Paul selects the final one to end From Zorba the Greek (only the $2K Presidential Acquisition's left after this) & is working on $8,800, trailing both Stephanie & Jason by $4,200. To give Paul an additional five big ones & a slight lead, the answer turns out to be:

"Behind each woman rises The Austere, sacred and mysterious face of..." this beautiful goddess.

"Who is Aphrodite?"...right he is!

ATTEMPTED LT: $2K
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1,200 (Science)
TOTAL DJ! LT: $3,200

Pre-FJ! Scores:
Stephanie & Jason: $13K each
Paul: $15,800


CORYAT SCORES:
Stephanie: $13K
Jason: $13,800
Paul: $12,800


FJ! SUBJECT: The Rosetta Stone.

Champollion's deciphering the first symbol as "sun" led to translating the name of this leader- there were 11 of them named this (an image was attached to that).

The Peter Tomarken Rule applies here.

STEPHANIE: "What is Ramses?" (NOTHING)
JASON: SAME AS HER ($1K) = $14K
PAUL: SWEEP (NOTHING) = AUTOMATICALLY IN SEMIS

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