Final Jeopardy: Women Authors

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  1. Pamela Goebel says:

    Congratulations David!! I’m so glad the History teacher beat the English teachers.. (I’m a History grad so I’m prejudiced.)

  2. TaiwanBill says:

    What an incredible finish! I didn’t think David had a ghost of a chance after missing big on Turkey. But a H.S. history teacher beating out 2 language teachers? But of course they are not literature teachers and the levels are different, and perhaps they never had time to read GWTW. I finished reading all 1037 pages only 15 days ago and was just waiting for a GWTW question to come up! Oh, Fiddle-dee-dee and Zip-a-dee-doo-dah!

    • VJ says:

      Hi Taiwan Bill, glad to hear that you finished GWTW. I remember you mentioning that it was at the top of your reading list the last time the Final Jeopardy! clue was related to it. That was just this past February, in Kirstin Cutts’ 3rd game.

  3. Lou says:

    This was an easy final but I was hoping one of the ladies would get it. Still 9000 from Nan is good but I would love to see tomorrow’s match. Also gone with the wind has a movie and I would love to see it again.

  4. VJ says:

    Just by way of additional stuff to know (or maybe just to see today because who knows if I’ll remember it), I was looking at wikipedia’s list of fiction published in 1936. The only other novels I could find in 1936 by women authors we’ve seen on Jeopardy! were Daphne du Maurier’s “Jamaica Inn” and Ayn Rand’s “We the Living” (her debut novel).

  5. rhonda says:

    VJ, were you as shocked as I was that neither Nan nor Mary got FJ correct? And we were wondering why they gave such an easy clue?

    • Dalton Higbee says:

      I hope one of the ladies still win tomorrow.

      • Richard Corliss says:

        Not gonna happen, Dalton, David won’t stop hogging the tournament.

        • VJ says:

          Aw, Richard, how can you say that? Look what happened to David on that Daily Double today — he lost $5K and geography is a category he’s been good at. David only made a little bet in FJ and it’s not his fault that Nan and Mary bet big.

          Anyway, as Alex Trebek says, strange things can happen tomorrow. It would be really crazy if tomorrow’s FJ is in a History category and the English teachers get it and David doesn’t!

    • VJ says:

      Yes, Rhonda, I was totally shocked. I wasn’t too surprised that they bet big, but still — wow!

      Well, good for David for the lone solve. Per ray! (That is how my daughter used to say hooray when she was little and we still say it).

      LINK: 8 more clues from the match

  6. Richard Corliss says:

    I don’t know, but David is the one who hogs the entire tournament. Nan can’t catch up at the end of tomorrow, because David can easily win tomorrow.

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