Final Jeopardy: Children’s Authors

The Final Jeopardy question (3/8/2017) in the category “Children’s Authors” was:

“The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots”, written by her in 1914, was first published in 2016.

New champ Todd Defilippi won $24,583 in yesterday’s game. Today he takes on these two players: Annie Marggraf, from Vancouver, WA; and John Paul Gove, from La Verne, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Presidential Celebs? – Special Months – Plays & Playwrights – Nationalitease – Music Soothes – The Savage Beast

Annie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Special Months” under the $1,000 clue on the 17th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $2,400, $2,200 more than Todd in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

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Annie finished in the lead with $7,200. Todd was second with $1,800 and John Paul was last with $800.

Round 2 Categories: Summing Up Oscar’s Best Picture – Edible Expressions – Clocks – Oceania! – Early American History – “Hy”-er Education

Todd found the first Daily Double in “Oscar’s Best Picture” under the $2,000 clue on the 9th pick. He was in second place with $4,600 at this point, $5,400 behind Annie’s lead. He bet $2,600 and he was RIGHT.

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Todd found the last Daily Double in “Clocks” under the $800 clue, with 11 clues left after it. In second place with $6,000, he had $6,800 less than Annie’s lead. He bet $3,000 and thought it was glockenspiels. That was WRONG.

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Annie finished in the lead with a runaway $15,600. John Paul was next with $3,600 and Todd was in third place with $1,000.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Written just before the outbreak of the First World War, Beatrix Potter’s “24th Tale” was discovered by Jo Hanks, a Penguin Random House Children’s Books publisher, in the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. It did not come with any illustrations by its author, so Quentin Blake was invited to illustrate the story, which features an appearance by a much older version of Potter’s most beloved character, Peter Rabbit. Read an extract on The Telegraph.

Todd got it right. He bet it all and finished with $2,000.

John Paul picked P.L. Travers. He didn’t bet anything though, so he remained at $3,600.

Annie also got it. She added $4,400 to her runaway, winning the match with an even $20,000, and she is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (3/8/2017) Todd Defilippi, John Paul Gove, Annie Marggraf

A triple stumper from each round

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EDIBLE EXPRESSIONS ($2000) In Matthew 5:13 Jesus calls his disciples this

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11 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    There was an Annie who won on International Womens Day last year, then there was an Annie who won the Season 33 premiere, then there was an Annie who won on International Womens Day this year.

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    It was an up and down game today.

  3. Adam says:

    Did Annie wave bye to the guys before final jeopardy like she was rubbing it in that they couldn’t catch her? Lol

  4. Lou says:

    Annie was on fire today blazing through this game.hopefully the leader curse will break at least and I hope to.see her build on her lead tomorrow. Also, what.books did Travers write?

  5. VJ says:

    There was a difference between the CotD shown online this morning and the one shown on the show– the title had quotes around it on the show.

    Annie was just incredible today!

    LINK: 9 more clues from this match

    • jacob ska says:

      VJ, the difference is because the hard copy of the NYT allocates such small space to the CotD. The CotD online is the same copy that goes into the newsstand edition. It’s normally in the “Arts” section and difficult to find. It’s so tiny.

      How about Annie? She appeared nervous today. Which means tomorrow when she settles down she might really be a force to be reckoned with. We shall see, but, she is really smart imo.

      • VJ says:

        @Jacob, Well, quotes is only 2 more characters and even adding that, this one has less characters than yesterday’s clue. The only reason I was specifically looking for it is when I typed the clue, I put the quotes in myself because almost all of her titles begin with “The Tale of” — then when I looked back at the CotD again, I noticed that there were none.

        I didn’t notice Annie looking nervous myself. I was just astounded at her buzzer speed!