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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category British Novels) for Friday, June 9, 2023 (Season 39, Game 195):
Midway through this 1928 novel, the title character briefly takes “their” instead of his or her
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Tim Hagood, a communications consultant from Washington, D.C.
|Vickie Cyr, a retired postmaster from Minneapolis, Minnesota
|Suresh Krishnan, a networking engineer from Suwanee, Georgia (3-day total: $38,199)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Suresh Krishnan, as much as his statistics don’t match up well with some other recent champions, has absolutely taken full advantage of any opportunities he’s been provided to win, and is absolutely deserving of his three wins on Jeopardy! Today, he goes for win #4 against Vickie Cyr and Tim Hagood. (And, might I remind everyone: The point of this game is to win. It’s not to pick up a high Coryat or a high number of correct responses. The point of the game is to win, and Suresh is absolutely doing that.)
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Correct response: What is Orlando? (by Virginia Woolf)
More information about Final Jeopardy:
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Are you afraid of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando? You shouldn’t be. The work, said to be written as a lengthy love-letter to fellow novelist Vita Sackville-West after Woolf’s own relationship with Sackville-West in the mid-1920s, features the transition of the genderfluid title character; the most interesting part is touched on in the clue; it’s a rare early 20th century use of a singular “they” pronoun.
Joanna Scutts’s 2018 review for Vulture, “Orlando Is the Virginia Woolf Novel We Need Right Now”, is an excellent description and read.
Oh, and one further thing: I know there are bigots in today’s society who are going to take issue with the subject matter of tonight’s Final Jeopardy clue. If you have a problem with a 95-year-old novel, your bigotry is not welcome here, and the show and its fan community will be better off without you.
Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, June 9, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: State Holidays; Pets On Film; Diaspora; Classic Toys & Games; Quick Books; Retronyms)
The Jeopardy! round saw a slower pace thanks to 10 combined incorrect responses; Suresh held a good-sized lead after 30 clues, though.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Suresh 7 correct 1 incorrect
Tim 3 correct 5 incorrect
Vickie 1 correct 2 incorrect
Tim grew up on a Christmas tree farm.
Vickie ran a half-marathon, came dead last, and won $200.
Suresh was often quizzed on geography by his mother.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Suresh 11 correct 2 incorrect
Tim 7 correct 6 incorrect
Vickie 4 correct 2 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Around The World; Starts With “W”; Eponymous Science; With This Ring; TV: Who Said It; A Euro Leader Pass)
Suresh had a strong Double Jeopardy! round here, picking up another 11 correct; even missing the last Daily Double didn’t hurt him that much as he made a smart conservative bet. Final wasn’t mattering today as Suresh had a runaway!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Suresh 22 correct 4 incorrect
Tim 14 correct 8 incorrect
Vickie 9 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 34 (1 today).
Scores going into Final:
Vickie was correct in Final to pick up second place, and Suresh is now a 4-day champion! He’ll return Monday to go for win #5!
Vickie $3,800 + $3,795 = $7,595 (What is Orlando?)
Tim $7,200 – $506 = $6,694 (What is the Importance of Being Ern)
Suresh $15,800 – $0 = $15,800 (What is Dr. Jekyll & Hyde) (4-day total: $53,999)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) PETS ON FILM $1000 (clue #5)
Tim 1000 -1000 (Suresh -200 Vickie -400)
2) AROUND THE WORLD $1200 (clue #4)
Tim 1600 -2000 (Suresh 5600 Vickie 1000)
3) A EURO LEADER PASS $2000 (clue #21, $10800 left on board)
Suresh 15200 -1000 (Vickie 4200 Tim 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -207
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Suresh 1 2 3
Tim 4 5*
Suresh 3 1 2 4 5 1 2 4 5*
Vickie 1 2 5 3 3
Tim 3* 5 4 3 2 1 4
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: WITH THIS RING $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 34 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Suresh $16,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Vickie $3,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Tim $10,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 8 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $10,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200
Suresh Krishnan, career statistics:
63 correct, 12 incorrect
7/8 on rebound attempts (on 23 rebound opportunities)
26.46% in first on buzzer (59/223)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,200)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600
Vickie Cyr, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,800
Tim Hagood, career statistics:
14 correct, 9 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Suresh Krishnan, to win:
5 games: 33.721%
Avg. streak: 4.509 games.
- Today’s box score: June 9, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Suresh $15,800 Tim $7,200 Vickie $3,800)
Suresh: Limit your bet to $1,599. (Actual bet: $0)
Vickie: Bet at least $3,001 to have a chance at second place, in case Tim makes a small bet to cover. (Actual bet: $3,795)
Tim: Cover bet over Vickie is $401. (Actual bet: $506)
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