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Skyler Higley initially answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "inflation" but changed it to "Fed rate". Although Peter Sagal accepted, there was no bell ding sound confirming it. Skyler would finish the round with credit for 3 correct answers.
In the version of the show that was aired, Paula Poundstone was asked 6 questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment and answered 5 questions correct (including with 5 bell ding sounds). Since Paula and Josh Gondelman started the segment with 3 points and both were credited for 4 correct answers a piece, this lead to both tied for first. If Paula was credited for all 5 correct answers, Paula would have won outright and Josh would finish in second place.
The scores listed reflect the official scores announced by Bill Kurtis.