Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 27, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, January 27, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: AFRICAN CITIES

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: The coat of arms of this South African city shows 2 cornucopias, pouring out flowers & water

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Paul Cox, a portfolio manager from Austin, Texas
Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Christy Karras, a writer & editor from Seattle, Washington (1-day total: $30,600)


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What is Bloemfontein?


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The coat of arms of Bloemfontein, South Africa, seen above, are considered canting in the heraldic world due to the flowers (Bloem) and water (fontein). Canting symbols are ones that generally contain a visual pun or rebus (in Bloemfontein’s case, the bloom & fountain representation.)

Another famous canting symbol are the second and third quarters of the Maryland state flag (seen below), which is the coat of arms of the Crossland family (the symbol is a cross on land). Of course, the first and fourth quarters is the coat of arms of the Calverts. Maryland’s is easily my favorite state flag of the 50 states.

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 27, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 27, 2017 at 12:01 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Paul $14,900
    Lisa $13,800
    Christy $11,400

    Final results:
    Christy $11,400 – $3,501 = $7,899 (What is Pretoria?)
    Lisa $13,800 + $13,800 = $27,600 (1-day total: $27,600)
    Paul $14,900 – $12,701 = $2,199 (What is Cape Town?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Christy $7,000
    Lisa $4,600
    Paul $3,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT $800 (24th pick)
    Christy 4800 +3000 (Lisa 3400 Paul 3200)

    2) “A” FOR ART $1600 (7th pick)
    Paul 5800 +1500 (Christy 7400 Lisa 6200)
    3) AN INVENTIVE CATEGORY $1200 (24th pick)
    Lisa 8200 +6000 (Paul 13700 Christy 11400)

    Unplayed clues:
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Lisa $9,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
    Christy $9,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
    Paul $15,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $14,800

    Christy Karras, final stats:
    41 correct
    3 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    33.04% in first on buzzer (37/112)
    Average Coryat: $15,500

    Lisa Schlitt, stats to date:
    18 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
    Average Coryat: $9,000

    Lisa Schlitt, to win:
    2 games: 29.83%
    3: 8.90%
    4: 2.65%
    5: 0.79%
    6: 0.24%
    Avg. streak: 1.425 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $37,977

  2. Murphy's Law | January 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm |

    I liked the Maryland state flag until the University of Maryland football team started putting it on the uniform.

    • Andy Saunders | January 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm |

      The helmet and uniform of Maryland’s football team amuses me in the same fashion that the 1999 BAR F1 car’s livery amused me.

  3. Jonathan Graham | January 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm |

    Maryland’s flag is still rectangular. Ohio’s is better for being unique in its burgeeness.

  4. Linda Tillery | January 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm |

    Hi, doesn’t it seem like the contestants get away with a lot of mispronounciations? Such as on Friday Christy said Saudi Araba. And I remember in the past Alex saying “you gave us too much” but now It seems like it’s being allowed, but the only example I can think of right now is the question should have been “what is the Mormon Tabernacle” and the contestant said “Mormon Tabernacle Choir.” I’ve been wanting to get this off my chest for a while.

    • Andy Saunders | January 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm |

      No, it doesn’t. The judges are always on the lookout for mispronunciations and they are confident in their rulings that contestants have give acceptable pronunciations. You’ll find an instance of that in the January 30 episode.

      I am very confident that Christy pronounced “Saudi Arabia” acceptably.

      And “too much information” can still be a thing if the “too much” does not fit the clue and makes it incorrect. It just generally doesn’t happen that way too often.

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