Mark Runsvold: $39,200+$15,800=$55,000
Jerry Hou: $9,100+$8,000=$17,100
Karawan Meade: $8,400-$5,000=$3,400World Geography
Of the 4 largest Asian countries in area, it's the only one that borders the other 3.
What is China? Karawan said Russia. Alex didn't tell us what the 4 were, but they are actually 1. Russia 2. China 3. India 4. Kazakhstan, followed by Indonesia, Iran, and Mongolia. Russia, China, and Kazakhstan all border each other, but only China also borders India.
econgator wrote:Is "hundredth" an ordinal number? Seems to me you need something before it, like "one" or "two".
I had the same thought about hundredth. As the Daily Double was being read, I was frantically looking for a number that started with "h", and began to panic when I couldn't find one. Then "hundredth" popped into my head, and I really questioned whether it was truly an ordinal number, but having no other possible answer it was clearly what I would be going with.
I don't have a whole lot to say about Mark's second performance tonight, other than "Wow!". Once again he was facing two opponents that were more than game, but he just left them in the dust in Double Jeopardy. The pre-FJ combined score of all 3 players was $56,700, down from $59,600 on Friday's show, but once again higher than the $54,000 combined value of all the clues on the board. I have a feeling that Mark is going to be pretty tough to beat if he keeps finding all the Daily Doubles, at least in DJ. I'm sure eventually he'll have to miss one, and if he keeps making bets as large as he has been, it could prove costly. It may take a big miss like that just to let another player have a shot to catch him in FJ.
I liked today's boards, with a wordplay category in each round, plus TV and movie categories that were right up my alley. I got 36/60, but it seemed like I could have done better. French Composers, Women in Science, and the name the book category were a not exactly my cup of tea it seems.
Congrats again to Mark, and let's see you hit $60,000 tomorrow!