Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 16, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Liz Haigney Lynch, a freelance writer & genealogist from Montclair, NJ
Jim Coder, a research associate from Bellefonte, PA
Hunter Appler, an attorney from Mount Airy, NC (6-day total: $145,603)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Hunter $20,400
Liz $18,700
Jim $9,800

Final Jeopardy! category: BOOK TITLES

Final Jeopardy! clue: A Pulitzer winner in 1947 & Best Picture Oscar winner in 1949, its title is also a line from Lewis Carroll

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What is All The King’s Men? (Incorrect responses, if any, as well as full game stats, will be placed in the comments section.



Jim 9800 – 6399 = 3401
Liz 18700 + 9800 = 28500 (1-day total: $28,500)
Hunter 20400 – 0 = 20400

Wow, congratulations to Liz for knocking off the superchamp Hunter! Of course, I’m sure we’ll be seeing Hunter in the Tournament of Champions!

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Of course, Chapter 6 of “Through The Looking Glass” is titled “Humpty Dumpty”. The famous nursery rhyme is quoted by Alice early in that chapter, leading to Humpty clamoring “Don’t stand there chattering to yourself like that!”

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10 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 16, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm |

    Incorrect responses to Final:
    Jim: “The Third Man”
    Hunter: “(Cheshire) Cats”

    Game Stats:
    Liz: 16,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer
    Hunter: 19,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer
    Jim: 9,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer

    Hunter Appler, final stats:
    161 correct
    16 incorrect
    6/8 on Daily Doubles
    5/7 in Final Jeopardy
    39.12% in first on buzzer (151/386)
    Average Coryat: $16,542

    Liz Haigney Lynch, to win:
    2 games: 59.45%
    3: 35.34%
    4: 21.01%
    5: 12.49%
    6: 7.43%
    Avg. streak: 2.466 games.

  2. All the King’s Men won Best Picture in 1950, not 1949. The movie was released in 1949.

  3. Kevin Blackburn | June 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm |

    Where the hell is the audio. Couldn’t hear a thing for half of the show!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Andy Saunders | June 16, 2016 at 8:42 pm |


      You should contact your local TV station. This is a fan site. I don’t control the broadcasting whatsoever.

  4. Perry Beider | June 17, 2016 at 11:06 am |

    Does anyone else think it was extremely lame to refer to “All the king’s men” as “a line from Lewis Carroll”? To me, saying that something is “from” a book author connotes that the author created it, not quoted it from some other well-known source.

  5. Andy Saunders | June 17, 2016 at 11:44 am |

    Here are my thoughts on this Final Jeopardy:

    This is one clue where I would have loved to be a fly-on-the-wall in terms hearing the construction (and editing) discussion regarding it between researchers and writers.

    I certainly don’t have a compelling argument against either comment in this thread – but I’m also sure that the show has very good reason for choosing the wording that it did.

    But one thing I am sure of: I’d find the construction and editing discussion to be absolutely fascinating.

  6. Joel Ostrow | June 17, 2016 at 11:59 am |

    Don’t understand betting zero on “Book Title” final category with a small lead

    • Andy Saunders | June 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm |

      Hunter said over on Reddit that had a gut feeling that he wasn’t going to know Final because he thought the show was due for a tough one. So he bet with his gut. He didn’t get it, but Liz did. And props to her for doing so.

  7. Sheryl Speerstra | June 17, 2016 at 7:06 pm |

    Vaughn posted the link to your site in J! FB. This is awesome, Andy! You are truly an intelligent and thorough young man.

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