Final Jeopardy: Artists

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10 Responses

  1. harothl says:

    Please state the answer to final jeopardy on wed, 11/5/14 by email to me. It was abruptly pre-empted in my area by a news flash. About the ancient wonders.
    Thank you

    • VJ says:

      The category of yesterday’s FJ was The Supreme Court, not Ancient Wonders. If you are talking about a rerun, your best bet is look up one of the contestants in the search box to find the original recap.

    • harothl says:

      Thanks VJ, but can someone please tell me the answer to that ANCIENT Wonders question that got preempted here that day (past Tue, or Wed.)?

      • VJ says:

        Here is a link to the recap of that game, harothi, where you can see the answers the players gave and the bets they made, too.

        • harothl says:

          Thanks again VJ. I also just found your link to the answer of “ARTEMIS AND ZEUS”. I would also have been wrong as all contestants were, but now I can sleep well.I appreciate your help.

  2. john blahuta says:

    not the one i had in mind. but at least sensible wagers and a triple solve. but in the last 3 days 1 correct answer out of NINE dd clues… and today #2 and # 3 were really easy. the fj would have been easier with the illustration in the nyt.
    but finally a “normal game. so congratulations and i hope the flaky times are over!

  3. VJ says:

    OK, so now we know why the NYT clue seemed vague. But Jacob getting it without even seeing the illustration made me write his Hometown Howdy:

    “I’m a gardener and I’m here to mow down the competition”.

    • jacobska says:

      VJ, thanks for the kudos. However I think Randolph Caldecott’s name appears on Jeopardy every year. Somehow I recalled his name from last year on Jeopardy. I don’t know how recent it was though. I think the contestants would have gotten the clue correct without the picture. He seems to be a J favorite. I think one year there was an entire category about him.

      Is there anyway you can find out?

      • VJ says:

        Yes, you are right — they have had a clue about him almost every year (the last time, it mentioned Maurice Sendak). They actually devoted two categories to the Caldecott Medal (2010 and 2000). This is his first FJ though.

        Here’s the link on J-Archive

        Next time the clue seems so vague, at least we’ll realize it’s got some visual or audio to go with it. After all, they can’t be expecting folks to know stuff from vague clues just because they recycle stuff all the time.

        • jacobska says:

          Wow! Thanks vj. Some past J champions have said they watched the shows which helped them. Now I’m believing it. The writers recycle clues. Also as you stated in your recap the Caldecott Medal is awarded every year. The ALA makes sure it gets a lot of media coverage. Another one is the Newbery. Living on the East Coast we read about the awards each year in the NYT and at local libraries.