Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 10, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Senators) for Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 88):

The last names of these 2 current senators, one from Virginia & one from Massachusetts, are anagrams of each other

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Flora Leen, a proofreader & editor from Studio City, California
Flora Leen on Jeopardy!
Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, New Jersey
Gilbert Collins on Jeopardy!
Lindsay Resnick, an archivist from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $10,001)
Lindsay Resnick on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who are (Elizabeth) Warren and (Mark) Warner?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Mark Warren is currently Virginia’s senior senator; Elizabeth Warren is Massachusetts’ senior senator.

Wouldn’t a Warren/Warner ticket in 2020 be fun (just for the anagram part of it?)


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

Scores going into Final:
Gilbert $11,200
Flora $7,000
Lindsay $4,400


Tonight’s results:
Lindsay $4,400 – $4,399 = $1 (Who are Warren and ??? :()
Flora $7,000 – $4,300 = $2,700 (Who are Warren )
Gilbert $11,200 – $2,801 = $8,399 (1-day total: $8,399) (Who are Kerry Aiken + Kaine)


Gilbert Collins, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 10, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Gilbert $4,000
Flora $1,600
Lindsay $1,200



Opening break taken after: clues


Daily Double locations:
1) HIS WIDOW LIVED ON $800 (17th pick)
Lindsay 1800 -1800 (ilbert 3800 Flora 800)
2) HISTORY TIME $1600 (14th pick)
Flora 5200 -3000 (Gilbert 8000 Lindsay 5200)
3) Unplayed!
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -158


Unplayed clues:
J! round: YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE $1000, A CLUE OF GAME $1000, LETHAL WEAPON $400 & $600
DJ! Round: 21st CENTURY FICTION $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $6,600
Jeopardy! has posted the unused clue to YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE $1000 at its website.


Game Stats:
Gilbert $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.54% in first on buzzer
Flora $10,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Lindsay $6,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $27,400
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200


Lindsay Resnick, final stats:
24 correct, 7 incorrect
20.19% in first on buzzer (21/104)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600


Gilbert Collins, stats to date:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
36.54% in first on buzzer (19/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200


Gilbert Collins, to win:
2 games: 37.69%
3: 14.21%
4: 5.36%
5: 2.02%
6: 0.76%
Avg. streak: 1.605 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 – January 10, 2018"

  1. FJ Coincidence – my wife had MSNBC’s Morning Joe on this morning and Senators Warren and Warner were being interviewed together about the legislation they introduced to safeguard consumer data in the wake of the Equifax breach.

    • Scott William | January 10, 2018 at 10:21 pm |

      I am wondering if their co-sponsorship was what led to the creation of that clue. It certainly was a clever one!

  2. I like Gilbert’s response. He came up with a Virginia senator and anagrammed it with someone who actually did run for at least the House. Wrong, but strangely impressive!

  3. Are we going to start 2018 (like 2017) with a long leader-curse?

  4. john blahuta | January 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm |

    And again 6 clues left on the board including a DD in the DJ round for the second day in a row, again a new champ.When will J realize they have a problem with the timing and do something about it? Thousands of bucks left on the board – not to mention a DD in DJ – can and probably does more often than not- turn the outcome of the game upside down.This is unfair to the players and unacceptable. We had a clue or two left once in awhile in the past, but this is becoming the rule now or so it seems.If this keeps on going and altering the outcome of almost each game I doubt that I will watch J much longer. Are the clues too long, is Alex – as much as I like him- slowing down? Are there too many commercials? This is not a random occurrence anymore.

    • I haven’t looked at the recent shows over at j-archive.com, but it does seem as though there are a lot of long clues recently. Something else that eats time are misses, and to a lesser extent, triple stumpers. Also, are they not editing the contestant stories as much as they seemed to be doing before?

      • Not that the Jeopardy team needs defending, but I don’t think that the problem at all. I think the contestants have to bear a large burden. There are way too many triple stumpers – there were 10 today, which slows down everything (I mean, really,
        no one knows Robert
        Redford?) and despite the extensive pre-taping coaching and practice, there are way too many pauses and board scanning before choosing the next question.
        I know it’s frustrating to watch, but hey the folks on stage must know they’re leaving $$ on the table. Let’s move it guys – stop sighing and pick the next clue.

  5. Anagrams are very tough in only 30 seconds.

    • Maybe, but if you know the senators from those two states — it’s only four people — then the answer would be rather obvious.

  6. Julie Adams | January 10, 2018 at 7:33 pm |

    I wonder if these shows were taped before Alex had surgery and was this a factor in clues left behind?

  7. Well it’s part of the strategy now. I like it better this way because everyone is racing against the clock. Still completion, in a different form. Either adapt or die, according to Darwin anyway…

  8. Speaking of unplayed questions, has anybody noticed that ‘Art’ is often the last category people pick on the second Jeopardy board? I’ve noticed that because I love the ‘Art’ category and I hate it when the 1,200 1,600 and 2,000 clues remain untouched at game’s end.

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