Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 18, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Snack Foods) for Thursday, January 18, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 94):

The name of this cracker that’s been around since 1903 suggests that it was baked 3 times

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Did you hear? Alex Trebek returned to the studio this week to tape new episodes; he had been on medical leave since mid-December after suffering a subdural hematoma.

Today’s contestants:

Marilyn Rose, a quilt teacher & retired legal secretary from Ridgeland, Mississippi
Marilyn Rose on Jeopardy!
Ryan Graham, an account manager from Los Angeles, California
Ryan Graham on Jeopardy!
Lee Quinn, a teacher from Raleigh, North Carolina (1-day total: $22,400)
Lee Quinn on Jeopardy!


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Correct response: What is Triscuit?

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While “biscuit” is from the French for “twice baked”, there is no evidence that Triscuit crackers are thrice-baked, as it were. It was just a name given by Henry D. Perky for a patent he received or a “cracker of filamentous or shredded wheat”. Instead of their current 2″ squares, the original Triscuits were 2 1/4″ x 4″. Production began in 1903 in Niagara Falls, NY, and their original selling point were that they were “baked by electricity” (baked in electric ovens, that is). Triscuit is now a Nabisco brand.

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Scores going into Final:
Lee $18,400
Marilyn $8,000
Ryan $8,000

Tonight’s results:
Marilyn $8,000 + $7,995 = $15,995 (What is Triskit?)
Ryan $8,000 – $2,000 = $6,000 (What is [smiley face]?)
Lee $18,400 + $2,000 = $20,400 (2-day total: $42,800)

Lee Quinn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 18, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lee $5,200
Marilyn $5,000
Ryan $4,200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) BRITISH CABINETRY $800 (19th pick)
Marilyn 1200 +1000 (Lee 4000 Ryan 1200)
2) BIBLICAL ART $1200 (13th pick)
Ryan 9400 -3000 (Lee 10000 Marilyn 7000)
3) PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS $2000 (20th pick)
Marilyn 8600 -5000 (Lee 15600 Ryan 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -7

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Lee $18,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 0 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Marilyn $12,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Ryan $11,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $42,200
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600

Lee Quinn, stats to date:
48 correct, 2 incorrect
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,200

Lee Quinn, to win:
3 games: 66.28%
4: 43.93%
5: 29.11%
6: 19.30%
7: 12.79%
Avg. streak: 3.965 games.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 18, 2018"

  1. Does spelling count in Final Jeopardy

  2. I’m just here for the “predictions” and soccer scores,,,

  3. Triskit

    • Yes, that is how the Nabisco cracker brand “Triscuit” is pronounced.

      • I see .. okay. Rules have gotten looser. I have been watching Jeoardy! since the Art Fleming days!!

        Now getting back to Jam 16
        Getting Possessive was category
        Every answer had an ‘s …. Hadrian’s wall etc
        Olivia said Tim Horton (singular) but correct response is Tim Horton’s — judges didn’t rule against it and no deduction made.

        • Rules have not “gotten looser”. These spelling standards have been in place for decades on Jeopardy.

          Replying to your out-of-thread discussion on the January 16 game.

          The $200 clue’s correct response in that category was “What is communion?”.

          Thus, your assertion that “every answer had an ‘s”. is incorrect.

          And, again, the correct response is not “Tim Horton’s”. It is “Tim Hortons”. It may seem minor to you, but as a Canadian, I will tell you, again, that it carries an incredibly major distinction in the province of Quebec, as per the laws of that province, “Tim Horton’s” needs to be translated, while “Tim Hortons” does not.

          To rule against Olivia based solely upon that distinction would have been incorrect.

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