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Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:00 am

Summit City? Contestants haven't a clue

Contestants on Monday's “Jeopardy” quiz show came up short when host Alex Trebek offered the final clue in “The State's Second-Largest City” category.

“Indiana: Named for a log stockade named for a Revolutionary War hero” was the clue and Fort Wayne, of course, was the answer. None of the contestants even ventured a guess.

It's not the first time the Summit City – or a similar clue – has popped up on the game show. Four years ago to the date, the clue was worded as “A log stockade made by a certain 'Mad' Revolutionary War General in 1794 gave this city its name.”

And Fort Wayne should have been part of a clue this past March when contestants were asked to name the Johnny Appleseed Festival. Instead, the clue referenced “lots of pie at this festival in Huntertown, Indiana, which could be called the John Chapman Festival.”

The mailing address for the popular September festival is Huntertown, which was likely the source of confusion for the game-show writers.