Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 27, 2016


Today’s contestants:

Megan Hauser, an editor and stay-at-home parent from Chicago, IL
Erin Delaney, an English professor from North Hills, CA
Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, CA (9-day total: $164,603)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Erin $16,400
Buzzy $12,200
Megan $7,200

Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY NOVELS

Final Jeopardy! clue: The Gold Bug, Edgar Allan Poe’s story about the search for Captain Kidd’s buried loot, helped inspire this 1883 novel

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What is “Treasure Island”?



Megan 7200 + 7000 = 14200
Buzzy 12200 + 8000 = 20200
Erin 16400 + 8001 = 24401

This week’s Poll of the Week contains cute dogs. Go vote!

From the introduction to an edition of “Treasure Island”:

In “My First Book”, RLS was more forthcoming about the specific, rather than the inspirational, sources of his book. The precise source materials, he wrote, were “a few reminiscences of Poe, Defoe, and Washington Irving, and a copy of Johnson’s “Buccaneers”. Once again, he reveals his appreciation for American romance writers – here, Poe and Irving – with whom RLS had a strong affinity. From Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Gold Bug”, a story based on the legendary buried treasure of Captain Kidd, RLS claims to have found Flint’s skeleton pointer. In Poe’s story, the treasure of gold coins and jewels is located, in part, by dropping a string weighted with a beetle through the eye socket of a skull.

I’m disappointed that Buzzy lost today.

All-Time Wins List:

  1. Ken Jennings (74 wins, $2,520,700)
  2. Julia Collins (20 wins, $428,100)
  3. David Madden (19 wins, $430,400)
  4. Matt Jackson (13 wins, $411,612)
  5. Arthur Chu (11 wins, $297,200)
  6. Jason Keller (9 wins, $213,900)
  7. Dan Pawson (9 wins, $170,902)
  8. Buzzy Cohen (9 wins, $164,603)

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 27, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | May 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm |

    May 27 stats:
    Erin 16,200 Coryat, 17 right, 2 wrong, 30.36% in first on buzzer
    Buzzy 9,400 Coryat, 15 right, 2 wrong, 28.57% in first on buzzer
    Megan 9,200 Coryat, 15 right, 2 wrong, 26.79% in first on buzzer
    11 Triple Stumpers

    Buzzy Cohen, through 10 games:
    205 correct
    36 incorrect
    13/18 on Daily Doubles
    6/10 in Final Jeopardy
    In First on Buzzer: 36.53% (202/553)
    Average Coryat Score: $14,100

  2. JOHN STEIN | May 28, 2016 at 11:53 am |

    thanks! we were cutious about yesterday and could not watch.

  3. Mary Sue Sanderlin | May 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm |

    Why isn’t Brad Rutter on the all time wins list?

    • Andy Saunders | May 30, 2016 at 4:58 pm |

      Brad only won 5 games in his original run on the program as he appeared while the show still had a 5-game limit. Most of his money winnings have come from tournament play.

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