Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Bestselling Authors) for Friday, January 24, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 100):
Now in her 70s, this author splits her time between Paris & San Francisco, often writing 20 to 22 hours a day on an old typewriter
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ashwin Monian, a data scientist from Hatfield, Pennsylvania
|Heather Nelson, a middle school math teacher from Lake Oswego, Oregon
|John Cuevas, a slot floorperson from San Marcos, California (2-day total: $52,511)
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Correct response: Who is Danielle Steel?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
As a 19-year-old, Danielle Steel met a nonagenarian Agatha Christie; both loved writing, and Christie said, “I want to die face-first in my typewriter”. Steel has apparently taken this to heart, with the now-72-year-old writer churning out seven books a year while writing 20 to 22 hours a day on a 1946 Olympia standard typewriter (even pushing 24 when a deadline is looming).
On a personal note? I saw this clue, thought “Darned if I know, might as well guess Danielle Steel”, and was shocked to find myself correct.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ashwin $6,000 – $1 = $5,999 (Who is Marie…?)
Heather $9,200 – $1,401 = $7,799 (1-day total: $7,799) (Who is Mary Higgins Clark)
John $10,600 – $7,801 = $2,799 (Who is Ephron)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 1984 $800 (4th pick)
John 1200 +1200 (Heather 0 Ashwin 0)
2) GEOGRAPHIC NUMBERS $1200 (2nd pick)
Ashwin 1400 -1400 (John 7400 Heather 3200)
3) A BRUSH WITH DEATH $1600 (11th pick)
John 10200 -4000 (Heather 4400 Ashwin 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -9
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 187 (1.87 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Heather $9,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Ashwin $7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
John $14,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $14,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200
John Cuevas, final stats:
68 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
39.38% in first on buzzer (63/160)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,067
Heather Nelson, stats to date:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200
Heather Nelson, to win:
2 games: 31.898%
Avg. streak: 1.468 games.
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