Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 23, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Old English Literature) for Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 32):

This “creature of evil, grim and fierce, was quickly ready, savage and cruel, and seized from their rest thirty thanes”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Patrick Healy, a social studies teacher from Bronxville, New York
Patrick Healy on Jeopardy!
Traci Clark, a pharmacist from Pembroke Pines, Florida
Traci Clark on Jeopardy!
Erik Agard, a puzzlemaker from Gaithersburg, Maryland (2-day total: $40,001)
Erik Agard on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Grendel?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Grendel is the monster from the epic poem Beowulf.

Beowulf is generally considered to be the oldest surviving long story in Old English, dating back to somewhere between 700 and 1000 A.D.

Back to Grendel, he is the monster who has attacked King Hrothgar’s mead-hall; the young hero Beowulf is able to slay the monster.

Differing translations exist for the text; as an example, Project Gutenberg’s version describes it as “The monster of evil / Greedy and cruel tarried but little, / Fell and frantic, and forced from their slumbers / Thirty of thanemen”.


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Scores going into Final:
Erik $19,600
Traci $13,400
Patrick $5,000


Tonight’s results:
Patrick $5,000 + $3,500 = $8,500 (Who is Grendal?)
Traci $13,400 + $13,400 = $26,800
Erik $19,600 + $7,201 = $26,801 (3-day total: $66,802) (Who is B Grendel?)


Erik Agard, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 23, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Erik $4,800
Patrick $2,600
Traci $1,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) LITERARY OPENINGS $1000 (15th pick)
Traci 4400 -3000 (Erik 1400 Patrick 1400)
2) CONTRONYMS $2000 (13th pick)
Erik 8400 +6000 (Patrick 4200 Traci 2200)
3) PRISON $1600 (23rd pick)
Traci 6600 +4000 (Erik 19600 Patrick 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 64


Unplayed clues:
J! round: I GO TO FAMOUS PERSON HIGH SCHOOL $200, $400 & $1000
DJ! Round: I’M BESIDE MYSELF! $400 & CONTRONYMS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $2,400


Game Stats:
Erik $15,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.31% in first on buzzer
Traci $14,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 4/5 on rebound attempts
Patrick $5,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 28.85% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $34,600
Lach Trash: $5,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200


Erik Agard, stats to date:
68 correct, 11 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
42.86% in first on buzzer (69/161)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,933


Erik Agard, to win:
4 games: 56.22%
5: 31.60%
6: 17.77%
7: 9.99%
8: 5.61%
Avg. streak: 4.284 games.


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 23, 2018"

  1. Is it just me, or is Erik not asking questions with all his answers? I am sure he answered “Pick Six” without answering as a question. And I think last night he answered “Rhinestone” without asking a question.

    • It’s just you.

      I’m hearing what amounts to phrasing every time.

      • No Crash, it’s not just you. Erik occasionally does what some contestants before him have done…elide (or merge) the “what is” or “who is” with the response so low and fast, that to this naked ear it also appears he hasn’t phrased properly. I watch the program on DVR generally and have the luxury of rewinding. I’m sure the show has the judges pay particular attention to this during the taping. He is phrasing properly, but no, it’s not just you.

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