Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Word Origins) for Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 212):
Meaning cobbled together, it once referred to a temporary fix replacing a broken mast on a ship
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Charlie Jorgenson, a librarian from Loveland, Colorado
|Allison Lyttle, a music librarian from Harrisonburg, Virginia
|Josh Levit, a union organizer from Brighton, Massachusetts (1-day total: $8,199)
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Correct response: What is jury-rigged (or jerry-rigged)?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In the nautical word, “jury” means “temporary”; “rigging” is “fitting a ship or mast with sails and other necessary elements”; hence, a temporary mast would have been “jury-rigged”.
Although “jerry-rigged” makes many language traditionalists squirm, it is a term found in many dictionaries and means the same thing as “jury-rigged”, and has been used in places since the late 19th century. So, if you said that instead, give yourself credit!
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Josh $12,400 – $3,601 = $8,799 (What is stopgap?)
Allison $16,000 – $12,000 = $4,000 (What is spliced?)
Charlie $17,800 + $15,000 = $32,800 (1-day total: $32,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SALAD $800 (19th pick)
Allison 4000 +1000 (Charlie 3400 Josh 1800)
2) LITERATURE FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE $1600 (4th pick)
Josh 8200 -3000 (Allison 6000 Charlie 5600)
3) DOCTORS & LAWYERS $800 (19th pick)
Charlie 10800 +3000 (Allison 12400 Josh 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 16
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Charlie $15,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Josh $15,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
Allison $15,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $46,800
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600
Josh Levit, final stats:
38 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,700
Charlie Jorgenson, stats to date:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Charlie Jorgenson, to win:
2 games: 56.988%
Avg. streak: 2.325 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 58 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 1.6103 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.0649).
An average of 2.9313 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3228).
An early cutoff took place 0.044% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Charlie Jorgenson qualified 12.084% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 94.757% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 78.268% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 44.435% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 12.221% of the time.
- I would sugest a bet of $14,201 from Charlie and $8,801 here from Allison. Josh’s bet of $3,601 falls into the range suggested by J! Archive’s wagering calculator.
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