Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 26, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Authors) for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 13):

After this woman’s death, her daughter wrote, “As far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jordan Boyd-Graber Ying, an associate professor of computer science from Riverdale Park, Maryland
Jordan Boyd-Graber Ying on Jeopardy!
Evelyn Rubin, a family physician from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Evelyn Rubin on Jeopardy!
Nancy Schoppa, a retired high school teacher from Saint Jo, Texas (2-day total: $35,000)
Nancy Schoppa on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Sue Grafton?

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Sue Grafton passed away Decemeber 28, 2017, before being able to write the 26th and final book in her “Alphabet” series about Kinsey Millhone. The title was going to be “Z” is for Zero, but the series ended at 2017’s “Y” Is for Yesterday. Her children are not going to allow a ghostwriter to write the final book (nor have they allowed film or television rights to be sold.)

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Scores going into Final:
Evelyn $17,800
Jordan $13,800
Nancy $8,200

Tonight’s results:
Nancy $8,200 + $8,100 = $16,300
Jordan $13,800 + $13,000 = $26,800
Evelyn $17,800 + $9,801 = $27,601 (1-day total: $27,601)

Evelyn Rubin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 26, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Evelyn $2,600
Nancy $2,200
Jordan $1,400


Opening break taken after: 16 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE GREAT BRITISH COIN HUNT $1000 (16th pick)
Evelyn 3600 -1000 (Jordan 2800 Nancy 1800)
2) GETTING COORDINATED $1200 (3rd pick)
Jordan 2600 +2600 (Evelyn 2600 Nancy 2200)
3) PARDONER $1200 (8th pick)
Jordan 7600 +3000 (Nancy 2600 Evelyn 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 112

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

Game Stats:
Evelyn $18,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jordan $10,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts
Nancy $8,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600

Nancy Schoppa, final stats:
46 correct, 5 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts
26.51% in first on buzzer (44/166)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Evelyn Rubin, stats to date:
24 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800

Evelyn Rubin, to win:
2 games: 57.99%
3: 33.63%
4: 19.50%
5: 11.31%
6: 6.56%
Avg. streak: 2.380 games.


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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 26, 2018"

  1. That was an easy FJ question for someone like me who read A to Y. A loss that she didn’t get to finish the series, although, the plots were getting rather stale.

  2. The Kinsey Millhone books were a subject of an early Complete the List category (Episode 18, Round 6).

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