Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 10, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women Writers) for Thursday, May 10, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 174):

On her 2012 passing this Oscar nominee was described as “an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold” (but funnier)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Katherine Saxby, a high school English & French teacher from Alameda, California
Katherine Saxby on Jeopardy!
Indi Ekanayake, an 8th grade science teacher from Seattle, Washington
Indi Ekanayake on Jeopardy!
Beth Binder, a 6th grade teacher from Fort Collins, Colorado
Beth Binder on Jeopardy!


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Correct response: Who is Nora Ephron?

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Ephron’s obituary in the New York Times described her as such. Nora Ephron’s screenplays included such classics as “Sleepless in Seattle”, “When Harry Met Sally…”, “You’ve Got Mail”, and “Julie & Julia”.

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

Scores going into Final:
Katherine $7,000
Beth $6,800
Indi $2,500

Tonight’s results:
Indi $2,500 – $2,000 = $500 (Who is )
Beth $6,800 – $4,000 = $2,800 (What was Fannie Flagg?)
Katherine $7,000 + $6,601 = $13,601 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)

Katherine Saxby, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 10, 2018 episode.)

Wild Card standings:
Monday: Larry Martin, $18,100 ($20,600, $6,200)
Tuesday: Rachel Niegelberg, $14,400 ($10,400, $6,000)
Wednesday: Judy Tymkiw, $15,200 ($7,600, $1,200)
Thursday: Katherine Saxby, $13,601 ($7,000, $3,800)
1) Scott Montanaro, $14,400 ($14,900, $3,200), 100% to advance
2) Claire Bishop, $13,800 ($14,400, $5,200), 100% to advance
3) Erika Eason, $5,600 ($11,200, $2,800), 59.007% to advance
4) Beth Binder, $2,800 ($6,800, $5,600), 5.359% to advance
5) Bob Julian, $2,400 ($8,200, $5,600)
6) Mary Alice Korth, $2,000 ($12,000, $2,800)
7) Indi Ekanayake, $500 ($2,500, $3,400)
8) Lee DiGeorge, $0 ($5,200, $4,800)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Beth $5,600
Katherine $3,800
Indi $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS $800 (16th pick)
Katherine 2400 +1000 (Beth 3200 Indi 1600)
2) ASIAN GEOGRAPHY $2000 (10th pick)
Indi 5000 -2500 (Beth 5600 Katherine 2600)
3) AN APPELATION FOR THE TEACHER $1200 (24th pick)
Indi 2900 -2000 (Beth 7600 Katherine 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -77

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

Game Stats:
Katherine $6,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Beth $6,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Indi $7,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 6 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $20,600
Lach Trash: $19,400 (on 16 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000

Katherine Saxby, stats to date:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
28.07% in first on buzzer
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Beth Binder, stats to date:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
19.30% in first on buzzer
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Indi Ekanayake, stats to date:
16 correct, 7 incorrect
35.09% in first on buzzer
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned -$4,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 10, 2018"

  1. Ms. Fannie Flagg might have something to say about Alex’s “not a bad guess” comment for Beth…she’s very much alive and well and still writing her great books, the most recent of which published just two years ago.

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