Justin Sausville: $27,200+$2800=$30,000
Ryan Fox: $11,400+$7,400=$18,800
Cathy Markwiese: $1,800+$1,798=$3,598World History
Surus was the last known one of these to survive a mountain crossing in the 3rd century B.C.
Justin was very impressive tonight. Ryan almost made a game of it going into FJ, but he didn't seem to think through that DD very well. Why would an arm bone have anything to do with a person's height? I thought for a few seconds that Ryan wasn't even going to make an attempt at the final clue, despite the fact that he could have broken Justin's lock with a correct response. He finally rang in, but he seemed to be in the same boat I was, considering people like Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock, but figuring that someone that well known wouldn't be a $2,000 clue. Ultimately it wouldn't have mattered if he had gotten the DD or the last clue right, since Final Jeopardy was so easy.
If anyone didn't get FJ, I would love to know what incorrect guesses they thought of, because I couldn't think of anything else even remotely plausible to consider as an answer.
I had a slightly above average J! round, helped by an easy sweep in the QB U category, plus several other sports questions sprinkled throughout the other categories. I was on fire in DJ, but unfortunately went a perfect 0-for-6 on the $2,000 clues, so my Coryat wasn't what it could have been. A few of those I should have been able to come up with, most notably the $2,000 clue in the 'Big" category, as I failed to pick up on the "rhyming" hint that would have surely led me to "Big Dig".