Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 7, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women Authors) for Thursday, September 7, 2017:

A 1936 New York Times review called the debut novel by this author “in all probability, the biggest book of the year: 1,037 pages”

(This game originally aired on May 18, 2017.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Mary Parker, a high school French & English teacher from Rogers, Arkansas
Mary Parker on Jeopardy!
Nan Cohen, a high school English teacher from Van Nuys, California
Nan Cohen on Jeopardy!
David Clemmons, an 11th grade U.S. history teacher from Fort Worth, Texas
David Clemmons on Jeopardy

Remember, today’s scores get added to tomorrow’s to determine the overall winner of the tournament!

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Scores going into Final:
Nan $20,500
Mary $11,600
David $7,600

Final results:
David $7,600 + $2,400 = $10,000
Mary $11,600 – $8,000 = $3,600 (Who is Edith Wharton?)
Nan $20,500 – $11,500 = $9,000 (Who is Willa Cather?)

Final scores for the September 7, 2017 episode of Jeopardy!

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Nan $6,800
David $3,800
Mary $2,800

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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WRITTEN IN 18-SOMETHING $1000 (5th pick)
Nan 1400 +1400 (Mary 400 David 200)

2) DOUBLE VOWEL IN THE MIDDLE $1600 (9th pick)
Nan 11600 +6500 (Mary 6400 David 3800)
3) A ROUND OF GULF $1600 (21st pick)
David 8200 -5000 (Nan 20500 Mary 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -81

Unplayed clues: None!

Game Stats:
David $12,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Nan $15,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Mary $11,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

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David Clemmons, stats to date:
53 correct
8 incorrect
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
29.59% in first on buzzer (50/169)
Average Coryat: $12,467

Nan Cohen, stats to date:
57 correct
7 incorrect
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
32.16% in first on buzzer (55/171)
Average Coryat: $14,533

Mary Parker, stats to date:
61 correct
9 incorrect
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
34.91% in first on buzzer (59/169)
Average Coryat: $15,266

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