Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Pronouns) for Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Season 37, Game 22):
Thanks to a horror film, this novel returned to the bestseller lists in 2017, some 30 years after reaching No. 1
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|Natt Supab, a cancer research coordinator from Pico Rivera, California
|Alex Switzky, a writer & producer from North Hollywood, California
|Kevin Walsh, a story analyst originally from Williamstown, New Jersey (3-day total: $62,900)
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Correct response: What is It?
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Stephen King’s 1986 novel It, his 22nd (the 17th written as Stephen King), was famously adapted into a two-part feature film adaptation in the past few years, with the part featuring the characters as children released in 2017. (It Chapter Two, detailing the part of the book with the characters as adults, was released in 2019.) An interesting point from a clue-solving perspective, here: I would say that the difficulty of this clue hinges upon remembering the category. A category of “Literary Pronouns” reduces the number of possible answers significantly, compared to, say, “Film Adaptations” or even “Bestsellers”. In the work, It is a shapeshifting monster that usually takes the form of a dancing clown known as Pennywise.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Natt -$400 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Alex $0 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Kevin $14,400 + $4,400 = $18,800 (What is It?) (4-day total: $81,700)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TREE OF A KIND $1000 (clue #25)
Alex 3800 +100 (Kevin 5200 Natt -400)
2) OXYMORONS $1200 (clue #8)
Kevin 8800 +2800 (Alex 5100 Natt -400)
3) THE CUBISTS $1200 (clue #26)
Alex 5900 -5900 (Kevin 14400 Natt -400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -66
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: THE CUBISTS $400 $800 $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $4,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 48 (2.18 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Kevin $12,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.85% in first on buzzer (19/53), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Natt -$400 Coryat, 5 correct, 3 incorrect, 13.21% in first on buzzer (7/53), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Alex $6,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 9 incorrect, 37.74% in first on buzzer (20/53), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $19,200
Lach Trash: $17,000 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,000
Kevin Walsh, career statistics:
96 correct, 10 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 20 rebound opportunities)
40.99% in first on buzzer (91/222)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,600)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,150
Alex Switzky, career statistics:
16 correct, 9 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
37.74% in first on buzzer (20/53)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,800)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800
Natt Supab, career statistics:
5 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
13.21% in first on buzzer (7/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$400
- This is the first game with a single-player Final Jeopardy! since March 12, 2015.
- By my count, today’s game is the 9th known game with a single-player Final Jeopardy!.
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