Meike Olin (Wilmington, NC): Retired insurance broker
Dan Atherton (Quincy, MA): Fundraising data analyst
CHAMP: Alan Lin
TV ROLES THEN & NOW
SPEAKING OF TONGUES
DOG BREED NAMES
THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
WE’VE GOT CONTRACTIONS
Already w/ $1800 to Dan’s $1K, Meike makes it a TDD when she picks the $800 Dog Breed Name; Alan’s $200 in the red.
This breed’s name tells us that it’s the bearded dog from the Tibetan capital.
“What is a Lhasa Apso?”…got that. The $600 answer about The CA Gold Rush will remain hidden from view.
Alan: $800/Dan: $400/Meike: $4,200
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Dog Breed Names)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1800
TOTAL LT: $2800
Gentlemen: $4,200 each/Meike: $5,400
POETS & POETRY
COMEDY FILMS OF THE ’70s
EAT THIS VERB
“D” IN GEOGRAPHY
SHE’S GOT CONTRACTIONS
DD #2 coming for Meike by driving to the $1600 “D” in Geography; she’s in 2nd w/ $7400, Dan’s narrowly ahead of her w/ $8200 & Alan’s still in it w/ $5800. This is for $2K & the lead back.
At its narrowest point, this Turkish strait between the Sea of Marmara & the Aegean Sea’s only a mile wide.
“What are the Dardanelles?”…yes, lady. Champ Alan cops a chance at a TDD w/ the $800 Poets & Poetry clue & a last-place haul of $6600- what’s done has to be done as Dan’s nearly got three times as much ($18,600) & Meike’s only $1600 behind the other challenger. Here’s the next clue for Alan:
In Inferno Dante called him “my master…from whom alone I took the style whose beauty has done me honor”.
“Who is Virgil?”…successful doubler. He gets everything but the $2K clue there (it was the only TS this rd.) to still be in 3rd, but w/ 16 big ones.
(Note: Unlike previous expedition sweepstakes where you had to enter the night’s Final J! topic, you have to type in a word at the bottom of the screen on the show’s website at the end of that night’s bumper.)
FJ! #162: NUMERIC GROUPS
This numeric group was the subject of an Apr. 20, 1959 TIME article titled “Rendezvous with Destiny”.
ALAN: “Who are the Seven Samurai” ($4K) = $12K
MEIKE: “Who is the Apollo 11 crew?” ($15,001) = $1,999
DAN: “Who are Apollo I” (Correct: Who were the Mercury 7?) = $3,199