Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 31, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Letter Perfect) for Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 37):

George Eastman called it “a strong, incisive sort of letter”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


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Today’s contestants:

Byron Merrill, a network engineer from Lincoln, Nebraska
Byron Merrill on Jeopardy!
Patrick Theobald, a product manager from Nashville, Tennessee
Patrick Theobald on Jeopardy!
Anand Kandaswamy, an economist from Washington, DC (2-day total: $35,001)
Anand Kandaswamy on Jeopardy!

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What is K?

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George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, devised the name Kodak. He said:

“I devised the name myself. The letter ‘K’ had been a favorite with me — it seems a strong, incisive sort of letter. It became a question of trying out a great number of combinations of letters that made words starting and ending with ‘K.’ The word ‘Kodak’ is the result.”

Of course, the brand Kodak has become synonymous with photography and film for over a century.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Anand $21,000
Patrick $7,800
Byron $6,800


Tonight’s results:
Byron $6,800 + $1,001 = $7,801
Patrick $7,800 + $7,000 = $14,800
Anand $21,000 + $1,000 = $22,000 (3-day total: $57,001)


Anand Kandaswamy, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 31, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Patrick $5,800
Anand $3,200
Byron $3,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WHAT HAPPENED WHEN? $600 (18th pick)
Patrick 2200 +1800 (Anand 2800 Byron 2200)
2) ART $1200 (7th pick)
Anand 6800 +3200 (Patrick 5800 Byron 4800)
3) NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEES $1600 (21st pick)
Anand 12400 +2600 (Patrick 9800 Byron 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 150


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: CUBAN FOOD & DRINK $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,600


Game Stats:
Anand $18,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer
Patrick $6,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer
Byron $6,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $31,400
Lach Trash: $14,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600


Anand Kandaswamy, stats to date:
69 correct
7 incorrect
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,100)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
38.46% in first on buzzer (65/169)
Average Coryat: $17,667


Anand Kandaswamy, to win:
4 games: 61.09%
5: 37.32%
6: 22.80%
7: 13.93%
8: 8.51%
Avg. streak: 4.570 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 31, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | October 31, 2017 at 1:13 pm |

    if you know who eastman was, then this was a gimme. am not surprised about the 3/3. second runaway,nice haul, congratulations Anand!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!!!

    • Frank Smith | October 31, 2017 at 2:56 pm |

      I want Anand in this ToC, but then again I don’t want him to lose too soon.

      • Given that the ToC spoilers are already on the Jeopardy! website, it may look like we may see him in the next ToC, should he continue.

        • john blahuta | October 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm |

          still pending though, he just won 3 games. that might not be enough if there are plenty of 4 and 5 game winners for the next ToC. If he wins tomorrow as well that would be his 4th win and then he would be pretty much a shoo-in. But the way he plays-2 runaways in 3 games- i expect him to go even further than 4 games.

          • freddie leonard | October 31, 2017 at 7:43 pm |

            Anand would have to lose on Friday and earn more money than Jon to sneak into this ToC. This is like trying to analyze NFL playoff scenarios at the end of December.

  2. Yeah, Anand will be in the next ToC if he makes it to Thanksgiving week.

    • john blahuta | October 31, 2017 at 6:47 pm |

      yes, certainly. because it would be too late for this ToC, plus he would have won 16 games if he makes it to november 20,the monday of thanksgiving week,which is still almost 3 weeks away.

  3. freddie leonard | October 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm |

    Anand is making the last qualifying week for the ToC interesting.

  4. Roxanne Koegl | October 31, 2017 at 11:06 pm |

    I just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you for your site I spent over 30 minutes just trying to find out what the answer no I mean Final Jeopardy question for the night tonight was because I am also a fan of the letter k considering my last name and wanted to find out what the question was and your site is great I will be sharing and so again thank you

  5. I think Anand could beat Austin.

  6. I’ve always been partial to the letter P because of its resemblance to favorite former girlfriend of mine…

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