Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Landmarks) for Tuesday, December 18, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 72):
The 1st segment of this was dedicated on July 4, 1930; the next, Aug. 30, 1936; section 3, on Sept. 17, 1937 & the last, on July 2, 1939
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Anne Cushman, a flight attendant from Denton, Texas
|Conor McMahon, a museum curator from Rapid City, South Dakota
|Jackie Fuchs, an attorney & writer from Los Angeles, California (2-day total: $34,089)
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Correct response: What is Mount Rushmore?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Located in Keystone, South Dakota, a 23 mile drive from Rapid City, Mount Rushmore depicts US Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. There were multiple dedications at Rushmore, including the original dedication of it as a national memorial prior to the beginning of carving in 1925.
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum directed most of the work, but he died in 1941 before the work was completely finished; his son Lincoln Borglum completed the project.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Anne $9,600 – $9,599 = $1 (What is Route 66?)
Conor $12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000
Jackie $12,400 + $12,200 = $24,600 (3-day total: $58,689)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BODIES OF WATER $600 (2nd pick)
Anne 400 -1000 (Jackie 0 Conor 0)
2) TREES $1600 (17th pick)
Conor 8400 -3000 (Jackie 10800 Anne 8800)
3) DO YOU COMPUTE? $1200 (25th pick) (Last clue of the round)
Conor 7000 +5000 (Jackie 12400 Anne 9600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -64
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: NO. 1 SONGS $800, DO YOU COMPUTE? $400, $800 & $2000, IMPOSSIBLE WORDS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $4,400
Jackie $12,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Conor $11,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Anne $10,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200
Jackie Fuchs, stats to date:
51 correct, 9 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
32.47% in first on buzzer (50/154)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
Jackie Fuchs, to win:
4 games: 37.08%
Avg. streak: 3.589 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 168 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.7731 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.83).
An average of 8.7652 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.2792).
An early cutoff took place 33.278% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Jackie Fuchs qualified 14.860% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 37.499% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 14.585% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 3.313% of the time.
Kyle Becker qualified 0.067% of the time.
Scott McFadden qualified 0.001% of the time.
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