Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – January 26, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, January 26, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: 20TH CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: He said of his 1949 play & its main character, “I could write about failure only because I could deal with it…I knew how he felt”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Josiah Drewien, an engineer & off-grid homesteader from Hayden Lake, Idaho
Christy Karras, a writer & editor from Seattle, Washington
Loren Lee Chen, a basketball podcaster from West Newton, Massachusetts (2-day total: $36,038)

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Who is Arthur Miller?

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The article in which Arthur Miller speaks about failure (and a few other items that may raise the eyebrow of a more prudish sort) appeared in Esquire in 2003. The quote above was a reference to Willy Loman, the title character of his well-known play Death Of A Salesman.

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – January 26, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Christy $23,600
    Loren $6,200
    Josiah $4,600

    Final results:
    Josiah $4,600 – $0 = $4,600 (Who is ?)
    Loren $6,200 – $3,001 = $3,199 (Who is Williams?)
    Christy $23,600 + $7,000 = $30,600 (1-day total: $30,600)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Christy $5,800
    Josiah $1,000
    Loren $800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THAT’S MY SCIENTIFIC NAME $1000 (22nd clue)
    Josiah 2000 -2000 (Christy 5000 Loren 2200)

    2) WORDS FOR TRAVELERS $1200 (20th clue)
    Loren 5200 +2200 (Christy 13400 Josiah 2200)
    3) UNCROWNED ENGLISH MONARCHS $1200 (22nd clue)
    Christy 14200 +3000 (Loren 7400 Josiah 2200)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: OSCAR HOSTS $1000
    DJ! round: THE MIDWEST $1200
    $ Left on Board: $2,200

    Game Stats:
    Christy $21,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
    Josiah $6,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer
    Loren $5,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $10,200

    Loren Lee Chen, final stats:
    56 correct
    13 incorrect
    4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,800)
    1/3 in Final Jeopardy
    36.20% in first on buzzer (59/163)
    Average Coryat: $12,333

    Christy Karras, stats to date:
    23 correct
    1 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    34.55% in first on buzzer (19/55)
    Average Coryat: $21,800

    Christy Karras, to win:
    2 games: 73.29%
    3: 53.72%
    4: 39.37%
    5: 28.86%
    6: 21.15%
    Avg. streak: 3.744 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $96,763

    Miscellany:

    • Loren is the first contestant in Jeopardy! history to be introduced as a podcaster.
    • Thank you to Jay Johnson for providing me with a chart of this game.
  2. In the first round Oscar Hosts I thought Alex said that Crocodile Dundee came out in 1984, pretty sure it was 86. Did you catch that??

  3. Christy may be the most impressive first-time champ in several weeks. $21,800 Coryat, 22-1 for responses, 35% first buzzer versus 29% for the runner up. I can see why she’s listed as a better-than-even chance to win three games. I’ll be watching tonight’s match with a lot of interest.

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