And what a game it was! The poll creation tab allows up to 16 questions and that's exactly how many triple stumpers we had. Of course, one wasn't convertible because the contestant's response was accepted and later reversed. But that only takes $200 off the table. Chump change compared to the $17,600 available. That won't get you a runaway, but it'll get you a decisive crush. And given contestant responses, you would have won easily by making the shutout bet against Mohammed, EVEN IF YOU MISSED FJ.
There are a couple of other places with potential fourth podium bucks. I'd have included them in the poll, but it was full up.
$800 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST: Vultures can soar gracefully for hours and are classified, along with hawks and eagles, as these, from the Latin for "to seize" (But would this really put you $800 ahead? Surely the judges would have realized how ridiculous it is to NOT credit Alex for rebounding with a correct "predators" if they WERE crediting a contestant who rebounded with "raptors"? So, other things being equal--which they might not have been, given that Alex uncovered DD2 and DD3--Alex would have gone into FJ with $6400.)
$800 SPECIAL "OP"s: A musical work not as serious as "Rigoletto"; "Babes in Toyland", for example
Here's a reminder of pre-FJ scores and wagers so you can compare how you did:
Alex Damisch: 5600+1749=7349
Joanna LeRoy: 8400-2801=5599
Mohammed Ali: 9800-7001=2799
$1000 MILITARY JARGON & SLANG: the silk
$600 5 CLICKS: Car Talk
$800 5 CLICKS: a metronome
$600 I WON'T BE IN TODAY: Doc Holliday
$400 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST: Oahu
$200 I WON'T BE IN TODAY: Greta Thunberg (Joanna initially credited for Greta Thurnberg)
$2000 WHAT A DISASTER!: fiasco
$2000 LITERARY WORKS OF THE 1820s: the Teutonic Knights
$1200 LAFAYETTE, IT IS THERE: Oaks
$2000 POP QUIZ: Krist Novoselic
$1600 POP QUIZ: Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
$1600 WHAT A DISASTER!: fencing
$1600 THE ELECTORAL COLLAGE: precinct
$1200 WHAT A DISASTER!: The Worst-Case Scenario
$1200 LITERARY WORKS OF THE 1820s: Sir Walter Scott
$800 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST: Only take credit for this if you said "raptors," not "birds of prey" or "predators". And maybe don't even take credit then, depending on how you feel about my note above.
$800 SPECIAL "OP"s: Only take credit if you said "operetta", not "light opera".