Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 14, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Chemical Symbol Wordplay) for Monday, October 14, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 26):

Fittingly, the symbols for the 4 elements in sodium citrate, which can make cheese melt easier, spell this 5-letter food

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Erin Barry, a Ph.D student from Maplewood, Missouri
Erin Barry on Jeopardy!
Anthony Pinggera, a civil rights lawyer from Los Angeles, California
Anthony Pinggera on Jeopardy!
Susan White, a bookseller from Norwich, Vermont (1-day total: $8,700)
Susan White on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is nacho?


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I always like wordplay clues here at The Jeopardy! Fan! All sodium citrates consist of sodium (Na), carbon (C), hydrogen (H), and oxygen (O). Trisodium citrate (Na3C6H5O7) is often added as an emulsifier to cheese, which assists in melting the cheese as described in the clue.

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

Scores going into Final:
Anthony $15,500
Erin $12,400
Susan $7,200


Tonight’s results:
Susan $7,200 + $2,100 = $9,300
Erin $12,400 + $8,000 = $20,400 (1-day total: $20,400)
Anthony $15,500 – $10,000 = $5,500 (What is Nancy?)


Erin Barry, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 14, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Anthony $9,100
Erin $4,800
Susan -$600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) BAYOU TRAP-ESTRY $600 (18th pick)
Anthony 6200 +3500 (Erin 2800 Susan -800)
2) AMERICAN POETS LAUREATE $1600 (13th pick)
Erin 9200 -4000 (Anthony 13500 Susan -600)
3) THE MANY BUILDINGS OF I.M. PEI $1600 (27th pick) ($4,000 remaining on the board)
Susan 6200 +1000 (Anthony 14300 Erin 10400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 29


Unplayed clues:
J! round: I READ IT IN THE WORLD BOOK $200; A BIG STATISTIC $200
DJ! round: THE MANY BUILDINGS OF I.M. PEI $800
Total $ Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 78 (3.00 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Erin $16,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 6 incorrect, 48.15% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Susan $7,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Anthony $12,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,800
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600


Susan White, stats to date:
22 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
18.52% in first on buzzer (20/108)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,900

Erin Barry, stats to date:
23 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
48.15% in first on buzzer (26/54)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400

Erin Barry, to win:
2 games: 40.311%
3: 16.250%
4: 6.551%
5: 2.641%
6: 1.064%
Avg. streak: 1.675 games.


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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 14, 2019"

  1. I wondered where he came up with Nancy. It’s Sodium, Nitrogen, Carbon, and Yttrium.

  2. Andy:

    Your stats on “in first on buzzer” are out of whack (it looks as if you repeated the same score on two contestants). Also, the total Coryat score is $10,000 off.

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