Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Thrillers) for Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Season 37, Game 118):

The only Ian Fleming James Bond novel not told in the third person, it’s narrated by one of 007’s paramours

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

James Fraser, a Naval aviator from Norfolk, Virginia
James Fraser on Jeopardy!
Lori White, a fiction & part-time science writer originally from Grangeville, Idaho
Lori White on Jeopardy!
Zach Shrier, a financial advisor from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $22,801)
Zach Shrier on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Spy who Loved Me?


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Ian Fleming’s The Spy who Loved Me is mostly told from the perspective of a young Canadian, Vivienne Michel. According to what Fleming wrote in the prologue, “According to her story, she appears to have been involved, both perilously and romantically, with the same James Bond whose secret service exploits I myself have written from time to time.” The fictional Michel was given co-author credit for the work. It also shares no general plot points with the 1977 Bond film of the same title.


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

Scores going into Final:
James $17,400
Lori $14,800
Zach $9,400


Tonight’s results:
Zach $9,400 + $1,600 = $11,000 (What is The Spy who Loved Me?)
Lori $14,800 + $4,001 = $18,801 (What is The Spy who Loved Me?) (1-day total: $18,801)
James $17,400 – $12,202 = $5,198 (What is “You Only Live Twice)


Lori White, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 10, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
James $6,600
Lori $4,200
Zach $200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) U.S. COINS $800 (clue #18)
Zach -200 -1000 (Lori 1600 James 4000)
2) COLORFUL RIVERS $1600 (clue #7)
Lori 7400 +2000 (Zach 2600 James 7400)
3) MEDICINE $2000 (clue #13, $19200 left on board)
Lori 10600 +3000 (Zach 3400 James 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -45


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: CHARACTERS IN CHILDREN’S LIT $800 I’VE WON AN OSCAR & AN EMMY $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 159 (1.35 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Lori $13,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Zach $10,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
James $17,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer (24/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600

Zach Shrier, career statistics:
38 correct, 6 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
31.25% in first on buzzer (35/112)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000

Lori White, career statistics:
15 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

James Fraser, career statistics:
22 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
43.64% in first on buzzer (24/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400

Lori White, to win:
2 games: 44.666%
3: 19.950%
4: 8.911%
5: 3.980%
6: 1.778%
Avg. streak: 1.807 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • >
      Lori seemed to select clues in a more deliberate fashion; I would say that this, coupled with a pair of clues in the Jeopardy! round that saw 2 or 3 incorrect responses, was the cause of us not seeing all 30 clues in the opening round.
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    8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, March 10, 2021"

    1. Never read it, but going through James Bond titles in my head, it seemed like the obvious answer.

      • I was in the same boat, got to “For Your Eyes Only” and was like – ah, second person! That must be it!

    2. I’ve read all the James Bond books, so I didn’t have any trouble with this one. Feels like there’s enough here to get to The Spy Who Loved Me in 30 seconds for anyone reasonably familiar with the films, so I think it’s a pretty good clue.

      As for the book itself, none of the Fleming books are knock-your-socks-off great, but I thought Spy was a nice change of pace with the different point of view and what is essentially a single setting (a motel) for most of the novel. I know Andy said there were no plot points taken from the book, which is true, but I believe the character “Horror” inspired the legendary Jaws.

      Looking forward to seeing how Zach does tonight!

    3. I just did some digging into the novel itself and the film of the same name. Apparently the novel met with the 1960s equivalent of a lot of rotten tomatoes. But, of course, the great Barbara Bach and her character, Anya Amasova, are unforgettable.

    4. I watched a movied called The Spy who loved me though the novel is similar to that of the movie. Still though I got this one with ease and it was unforgettable

    5. R. B. Smada | March 10, 2021 at 2:46 pm |

      I guessed Goldfinger since that has his most famous paramour in it lol

    6. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the third person “used to help with speech impediments” and the term “speech impediments” is not acceptable either imho

    7. Pamela Ross | March 14, 2021 at 6:03 am |

      Didn’t anyone find it eerily coincidental that there was a contestant named JAMES FRASER in this game while the name JAMES EARLE FRASER was also in a clue? I was so surprised it was not mentioned on the show itself- or here on the JEOPARDY FAN site!

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