Final Jeopardy: Words in the News 2016

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11 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Another triple solve. Great play by all the contestants. RIP John Glenn. VJ, do u know what year did John Glenn went to outer space?

    • VJ says:

      The Final Jeopardy clue gives that year, Lou — 1962. The date was February 20.

      • Kevin S. says:

        He actually went to space twice, but I think the only “Godspeed” wish was at his Mercury launch in 1962. He returned to space in a shuttle mission in 1998 at age 77, but I don’t think “Godspeed” was reprised at that time.

  2. aaaa says:

    40/58 here. Jboard and Jeopardyfan.com suggest that players save the video categories like the Cousteau one in DJ! for last, or at least one clue in it for last, as they want that category played out. Three clues were left unrevealed in DJ! because of this, and perhaps they could have gotten one more clue in if Alex didn’t take time to thank Cousteau’s granddaughter for taping those clues.

    • EricS says:

      Might that not depend upon their standing at the time? If a player has a decent lead, might it not be in their favor to choose slower clues and leave some untouched?

    • mimsy says:

      I’ll say one thing. They are really overdoing the video and picture clues these days. I used to enjoy them when they were less frequent. Sometimes, as they say, less is more.

      • rhonda says:

        I agree totally. All they do is waste time and then Alex wastes even more time thanking the narrator.

      • VJ says:

        Mmmm. Funny you should mention that. I just didn’t see why they thought showing a picture of Stalin’s daughter would be of any help today. smh– If you didn’t know her first name, you probably didn’t have any idea what she looked like either.

        As for the Cousteau clues, they were so-ooooo looooo-ng! But I think Eric has a good point about picking a category like that to deliberately run the clock out.

        LINK: 12 more clues from this match

        • rhonda says:

          They even said that she went by Lana, that should have given it to them.
          And you’re right about the photo, VJ, so silly of them to show it.

  3. VJ says:

    If Alex ever asked me who my favorite Wizard of Oz character is, I would say “Put ’em up, put ’em up,” raised fists and Bert Lahr impression included. LOL!!

    Rachel first said Dorothy and besides Dorothy, she picked the Scarecrow

  4. Myron M. says:

    Well, my prediction was quite wrong, wasn’t it? Shows what I know. ;)