Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 15, 2016

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Today’s contestants:

Amy Ramsay, a program director from Medford, MA
Siddharth Hariharan, a student from Herndon, VA
Scott Bateman, a filmmaker and author from Beacon, NY (1-day total: $28,001)

Final Jeopardy! category: DANTE’S INFERNO

Final Jeopardy! clue: During the journey, Dante encounters Homer, Socrates & Cicero, who bide their time in the first circle, aka this

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What is limbo?



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There are nine circles of Hell in Inferno:
First: Limbo
Second: Lust
Third: Gluttony
Fourth: Greed
Fifth: Wrath
Sixth: Heresy
Seventh: Violence
Eighth: Fraud
Ninth: Treachery

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7 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 15, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | September 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Scott $19,000
    Siddharth $14,200
    Amy $10,800

    Final Results:
    Amy $10,800 – $10,750 = $50 (What is the Circle of Heroes?)
    Siddharth $14,200 + $7,401 = $21,601 (1-day total: $21,601)
    Scott $19,000 – $9,401 = $9,599 (What is purgatory?)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) STATE YOUR BUSINESS $800 (10th pick)
    Scott 1600 +1600 (Siddharth 1600 Amy 600)

    2) CATCH SOME DOUBLE “Z”s $1600 (9th pick)
    Siddharth 8600 +3000 (Scott 9000 Amy 4800)
    3) WOMEN AUTHORS $1600 (10th pick)
    Siddharth 11600 +3000 (Scott 9000 Amy 4800)

    Unplayed clues:

    Game Stats:
    Siddharth 11,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Scott 18,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
    Amy 10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer

    Scott Bateman, final stats:
    41 correct
    2 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,600)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    32.43% in first on buzzer (36/111)
    Average Coryat: $17,200

    Siddharth Hariharan, stats to date:
    16 correct
    1 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
    Average Coryat: $11,400

    Siddharth Hariharan, to win:
    2 games: 43.22%
    3: 18.68%
    4: 8.08%
    5: 3.49%
    6: 1.51%
    Avg. streak: 1.761 games.

  2. Andy Saunders | September 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm |

    Amy’s interview (posted because of the video. I disagree with the attached comment editorially. I enjoyed the interview.)

  3. September 15th, 2016

    The question was in the “Hoover” category regarding Herbert Hoover’s Inaugeration Day, there were two inches of rain that day and that did not bode well.
    Scott Bateman simply answered’ “1929.”
    Scott did not say, “What is 1929?”
    We double checked Scott’s answer on our DVR twice.
    Thank you for your attention.
    William R. Sherrill

    • Andy Saunders | September 16, 2016 at 9:08 am |

      I don’t recall the phrasing being missed here. There have been a couple of times during Scott’s run where he said it quickly.

      Moreover, you are the only person to have pointed this out. Normally, when something like this is missed, there are at least a half a dozen people between Twitter and Facebook who say something.

      That being said, a failure to phrase, by rule, is not penalized in the Jeopardy! round — only Double Jeopardy!.

  4. that wasn’t the final category on MY TV on the 15th. We got the 14th show yesterday. They must be showing them a day behind here.

    • Andy Saunders | September 16, 2016 at 11:41 am |

      Yes, Anne.

      A few markets on the West Coast did this week because of the Rams-49ers Monday Night Football game simulcast on ABC.

      However, for most of the country, this was the Sept. 15 episode and I date them on the site accordingly.

  5. Some episodes have been moved due to Thursday Night Football. My local affiliate here in Virginia moved the Thursday episode to Friday and the Friday episode to Saturday night after the 11PM news.

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