Final Jeopardy: Newspapers

The Final Jeopardy question (3/13/2013) in the category “Newspapers” was:

The circulation of the Times of New York & London totals about 1/2 the “Times of” this place, largest of any English daily.

6-day champ Drew Horwood now has a whopping $107,998 in winnings and we know he’s going to be in next year’s Tournament of Champions. What we don’t know yet, is how he’ll make out against these two players: David Czapka, from Wayne, NJ and Jillian Mueller, from Washington, D.C. Let’s find out.

Drew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.” He was in the lead with $5,000, $3,400 more than David in second place. He bet $1,500, guessed MacArthur and that was WRONG.

An Army General, never President: 1943 & 1947.
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Drew finished in the lead with $4,500. David was second with $3,200 and Jillian was last with $2,800.

Drew found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Playwrights.” He had the lead with $5,300 now, $2,100 more than both Jillian and David, who were tied for second place. He bet $1,300 and guessed Eugene O’Neill but that was WRONG.

Before his first success with “Come Blow Your Horn”, he wrote TV comedy for “Your Show of Shows” & “The Phil Silvers Show”.
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Drew found the last Daily Double in “Latin American History.” He was in the lead with $9,200 at this point, exactly $2,000 more than David in second place. He bet $1,500 and, this time, he was RIGHT.

Between 1833 & 1855, this General led Mexico 11 different times & was responsible for losing much land to the U.S.
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Drew finished in the lead with $16,300. David was next with $15,600 and Jillian was in third place with $5,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS INDIA?

In addition to ranking first in circulation in English language dailies, The Times of India is also the third largest by circulation of any language. Wikipedia has a list of world newspapers by circulation. But when it comes to Facebook likes, as of right now, the New York Times has 2,776,850, while the Times of India only has 2,414,307. (By the time you look, these figures will have changed – they changed 3x just looking it up!).

If you have a mind to read the news anywhere in the world at anytime, bookmarking RefDesk’s handy list of U.S. and Worldwide Newspapers will serve you well.

Jillian got it right and bet $1,000. She finished with $6,200.

David wrote down “New Delhi.” That cost him $10,399 and he finished with $5,201.

Drew wrote down Westminster with an extra i in there somewhere. Jillian was of course hoping for a big bet on Drew’s part to cover a bet-it-all right answer from David, but Drew only bet $2! So he racked up another win and a very respectable one for not getting FJ! Today’s total: $16,298 and Drew’s 7-day total is now $124,296.

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