Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Landmarks) for Monday, July 22, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 226):
David Livingstone wrote of this discovery of his, “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Cristina Somolinos, a forensic scientist from Bordentown, New Jersey
|James Pelayo, a tax professional from Torrance, California
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (1-day total: $26,600)
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Correct response: What is Victoria Falls?
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David Livingstone wrote of his sighting of Victoria Falls on the upper Zambezi River in his Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. Interestingly, Livingstone underestimated his descriptions of Victoria Falls in the work, estimating the river as a thousand yards across at the falls with a drop of 100 feet; in actuality, the Zambezi River is about a mile wide at the top of the falls, with a drop of about 350 feet. Today, the falls sit on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Scores going into Final:
Cristina $7,000 – $6,789 = $211 (What is Timbuktu?)
James $18,000 – $17,990 = $10 (What is Kilimanjaro?)
Jason $27,600 – $9,000 = $18,600 (2-day total: $45,200) (What is the source of the Nile?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A FUNERAL ORATION $1000 (15th pick)
James 4200 -2000 (Jason 3600 Cristina 600)
2) LET’S TALK ABOUT FLAGS $1600 (13th pick)
James 12600 +3000 (Jason 10200 Cristina 3400)
3) POETIC WORDS $1200 (25th pick)
Jason 19400 +5000 (James 17600 Cristina 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 2
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: LET’S TALK ABOUT FLAGS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $400
Jason $23,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer
Cristina $7,000 Coryat, 7 correct, 0 incorrect, 10.71% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
James $18,600 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 41.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $49,400
Lach Trash: $2,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
50 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
41.67% in first on buzzer (45/108)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryet: $22,900
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
3 games: 84.615%
Avg. streak: 7.500 games.
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We start the finale week with a triple stumper.
Loved the way Jason tactically went to the lower value clues when he got the big lead and Alex said less than a minute. Not everybody tries to run out the clock like that. You don’t know how many of the remaining clues you will get to, and it makes sense not to give your opponents a chance at the higher value ones if you can.
Was it my imagination or was there a typo in the clue about Julie Andrews? I’m fairly certain the clue read in part, “… I was to pretty…”
No, there was definitely a typo in the clue.
Andy: I’m sure the first in on buzzer % for James is incorrect.
I made a typo. Corrected. Thank you, Harris!