Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – October 12, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Wednesday, October 12, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: STATE SONGS

Final Jeopardy! clue: The first line of its state song, “Eight stars of gold on a field of blue”, refers to the star group on its flag

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Bowie, Maryland
Russ Williams, a retired Army officer from Alexandria, Virginia
Pidge Meade, a technical writer and actress from Pacifica, California (2-day total: $31,001)

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What is Alaska?


In case you missed Monday’s game, Pidge’s interview that day was about how she got her name: Pidge’s mother asked her local bridge-playing friends for naming advice, all of whom wanted Pidge named after them. So, Pidge’s mother took the first initial of everyone’s name and turned into an acronym for her name!

Results will go up on the main page late afternoon, with full stats early evening. They will be seen in the comments section at the bottom of the main page.

Here, of course, is Alaska’s flag:


The Alaska state website has the full lyrics, and sheet music, to the state song.

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1 Comment on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – October 12, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | October 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Susan $22,600
    Pidge $10,200
    Russ $6,200

    Final Results:
    Russ $6,200 – $4,001 = $2,199 (What is The Big Dipper?)
    Pidge $10,200 – $2,300 = $7,900 (What is Texas?)
    Susan $22,600 – $2,000 = $20,600 (What is California?) (1-day total: $20,600)

    @_FloridaMan on Twitter was featured in a category. Here are the clues!

    Alex Trebek didn’t have nice words about nerdcore hip-hop tonight. What did he say?

    Daily Double locations:
    1) IN CONCLUSION $800 (14th pick)
    Pidge 600 +1000 (Russ 2800 Susan 1000)

    2) LANGUAGE LAB $1200 (3rd pick)
    Susan 1800 +1800 (Russ 3800 Pidge 3000)
    3) LITERARY LONDON $1600 (14th pick)
    Susan 10400 +5000 (Russ 7000 Pidge 5000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: MONEY SLANG $200 & $400
    DJ! round: COMING SUBTRACTIONS $400 & $800

    Game Stats:
    Susan 18,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer
    Pidge 10,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer
    Russ 6,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer

    Pidge Meade, final stats:
    50 correct
    8 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/3 in Final Jeopardy
    28.83% in first on buzzer (47/163)
    Average Coryat: $11,800

    Susan Cole, stats to date:
    18 correct
    4 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,800)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53)
    Average Coryat: $18,600

    Susan Cole, to win:
    2 games: 64.51%
    3: 41.62%
    4: 26.85%
    5: 17.32%
    6: 11.17%
    Avg. streak: 2.818 games.

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