Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 3, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, February 3, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: His official website says, “It is forty years since I hung up my cloak and dagger”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Marion Montgomery, a library assistant from Huntsville, Alabama
Tyler Johnson, a political science professor from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Berwyn, Pennsylvania (5-day total: $112,300)

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Who is John Le Carré?


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When he first got into writing novels, John Le Carré (the pen name of David Cornwell) was a member of the British Foreign Service. Following the success of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, his third novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author, hanging up his cloak and dagger, as it were.

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 3, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Tyler $18,400
    Lisa $13,400
    Marion $4,000

    Final results:
    Marion $4,000 + $3,999 = $7,999
    Lisa $13,400 + $13,400 = $26,800 (6-day total: $139,100)
    Tyler $18,400 – $8,401 = $9,999 (Who is Rushdie?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Lisa $6,000
    Tyler $5,600
    Marion $4,000

    Opening break taken after: 14 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) AMERICAN HISTORY $800 (14th pick)
    Marion 1600 +1600 (Lisa 2600 Tyler 1800)

    2) SCIENTIFIC MILESTONES $1200 (3rd pick)
    Lisa 6400 +1400 (Tyler 4800 Marion 3200)
    3) THE NEXT U.N. MEMBER, ALPHABETICALLY $1200 (19th pick)
    Tyler 12400 +2400 (Lisa 10200 Marion 3600)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THE END OF THE STORY $1000
    DJ! round: 20th CENTURY ART & ARTISTS $2000
    $ Left on Board: $3000

    Game Stats:
    Lisa $13,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
    Tyler $17,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
    Marion $3,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $12,200
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $5,200

    Lisa Schlitt, stats to date:
    132 correct
    16 incorrect
    6/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,900)
    5/6 in Final Jeopardy
    38.92% in first on buzzer (130/334)
    Average Coryat: $14,867

    Lisa Schlitt, to win:
    7 games: 50.43%
    8: 25.43%
    9: 12.83%
    10: 6.47%
    11: 3.26%
    Avg. streak: 7.017 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings: $161,115 + a Tournament of Champions berth

  2. Keith Hosannah | February 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm | Reply

    This Jeopardy! champion looks really strong in the American history and geography categories, as well as in science due her occupation. And she’s deadly in Final Jeopardy!.

    On a side note, as a Canadian, I always get mythed by the clues that contestants don’t get when it comes to Canadian content (e.g. the “Group of Seven” clue in Double Jeopardy!) I am always amused by Alex’s face when contestants miss those “slam dunks”.

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