I've been picking at this game for about a month now, a handful of clues at a time, but I've finally finished Thursday, January 3, 2002, Joel Zuercher vs. Deborah Wood vs. Mark Lee.
In fact, I've spent so much time on this game, I can't remember what clues I wanted to highlight.
I did look up "pet writer" Deborah Wood's Amazon page. It's here:
Alex was sure having a good time reading those Double Jeopardy clue names.
TAKE A GANDER AT UGANDA for $2000 is a Thing Worth Knowing. I remember this clue from when it originally broadcast; it's where I learned about this particular event.
Over 100 hostages were freed by Israeli commandos from this Ugandan airport in 1976
Clue of the game will be PASS ME A MINT for $1600, a food clue I missed.
The 3 main types of this are the American, the Mexican & the Italian; the elephant type isn't a true one
What is garlic?
Per the Tale of the Tape, the players in this game were very evenly matched. They each had a Daily Double correct, they each had 2 misses, and they each got correct approximately the same number of clues. Mark and Deborah even ended up tied. But with Mark getting FJ by himself, and the other 2 players going all-in on incorrect guesses, the final score has Mark in a blow-out.
And then there was one. The final Season 18 game is in the chamber, ready to be started. I'll enter the first clue next, like I always do after I finish these writeups, and we'll see just how long it takes to be done. Cheers and stay safe, y'all.