Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 9, 2023

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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.
Tim Hagood on Jeopardy!
Vickie Cyr, a retired postmaster from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vickie Cyr on Jeopardy!
Suresh Krishnan, a networking engineer from Suwanee, Georgia (3-day total: $38,199)
Suresh Krishnan on Jeopardy!

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)

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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.

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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:

Jeopardy! Round:

(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

Today’s interviews:

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:

Suresh $4,800
Tim $1,200
Vickie $600

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:

Suresh $15,800
Tim $7,200
Vickie $3,800

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!

Tonight’s results:

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)

Suresh Krishnan, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 9, 2023 game.)

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:

J! Round:
Suresh 1 2 3
Tim 4 5*

DJ! Round:
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:

Suresh 2.75
Vickie 2.80
Tim 3.44

Unplayed clues:

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

Game Stats:

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

Player Statistics:

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%
6: 11.371%
7: 3.834%
8: 1.293%
9: 0.436%
Avg. streak: 4.509 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

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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18 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 9, 2023"

  1. Michael Johnston | June 9, 2023 at 9:24 am |

    Yeah, that had to be “Orlando”, a book I know only by reputation but should get around to reading eventually🙄

  2. I got this right away, because although I never actually read it, I had read about it. The only thing by Virginia Woolf that I ever read was “A Room Of One’s Own”. I probably missed a lot of good writing, but there is so much out there that it is impossible to get to it all. In response to Andy’s remarks, I’m “straight but not narrow”, and although my own preferred pronouns are “she/her/hers”, I have no problem with the singular “they/them/theirs”— better than “co”, which was in the running for a while, but didn’t even sound like English to my ears. And our English pronouns have changed before—“you” used to be only plural, not either plural or singular, in the South they have “you all”, and no one uses “thee” or “thou” in secular conversation anymore!

  3. So close: I guessed “Mrs. Dalloway.” Right author, wrong novel. Too bad this isn’t horseshoes.

  4. I’ll be impressed by anyone who gets it today. This is within the show canon but a little more obscure than most FJs.

  5. Orlando was something I remember reading. But I am impressed that Vicky got this final today. I think this game was a lot better compared to the one on wednesday. Maybe my library still has Orlando somewhere in the stacks.

  6. I have only seen (and enjoyed) the movie a long time ago, and I did not know/remember what was the literary work it was based on. I’ve guessed Orlando as the only gender-fluid character I’ve heard of.

  7. I couldn’t get this right if I had 30 minutes, 30 hours, or 30 days

  8. The definition of “British Novel” can be elastic – considering its empire and the transient immigrant communities.

  9. Go Suresh!

  10. 33.721% – Can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a four game winner with such a low percentage to win a 5th.

  11. Katerina E. | June 9, 2023 at 7:34 pm |

    Given the year, I figured it was going to be either Virginia Woolf or Agatha Christie, then I remembered seeing the Tilda Swinton film adaptation and how that resonated with me as a trans person, and it all just clicked.

  12. Judith P. | June 9, 2023 at 8:01 pm |

    Ouch! I’m familiar with Virginia Woolf, of course, but not with “Orlando.” Not in my wheelhouse. I guessed “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

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