Good morning! Today is Thursday, April 22, 2021 (Season 37, Game 149). It’s Day 4 of Anderson Cooper’s hosting tenure; thus far, $64,000 has been raised for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Continental Geography):
Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea & Somalia make up this region named for its resemblance to a part of a native animal
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kelly Donohue, a bank examiner from Winthrop, Massachusetts
|Monica St. Dennis, a librarian from Alexandria, Virginia
|Mike Nelson, an actor originally from Chesterton, Indiana (3-day total: $55,000)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Mike played a strong game yesterday on a more difficult board than usual; Mike’s opponents definitely hit some of the traps that were in that board. Thus, he survives to play another day. Mike’s already into double digits in incorrect responses, though — keeping that number down is a good way to keep his win streak going.
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Correct response: What is the Horn of Africa?
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It is undoubtable that the Horn of Africa, on the eastern tip of the continent, is shaped like a rhinoceros horn.
One thing that I noticed, though, when putting this recap together: The J!6 clue today in SECRETS OF THE WHALES: “Because of unique, hornlike tusks protruding from their heads, these whales are called ‘The Unicorns of the Sea'” (What are narwhals?). At least to me, I find it hard to believe that the “prepared 6th clue in a category” would also be about horns in a fully prepared board that contains this Final Jeopardy! clue. It is obvious, at least to me, that these J!6 clues are not the “actual 6th clue”. This isn’t the first time where the J!6 clue feels implausible at best, and I find that disappointing.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Mike $9,900 + $3,501 = $13,401 (What is the Horn of Africa?)
Monica $13,400 + $13,000 = $26,400 (What is the Horn of Africa?)
Kelly $18,000 + $8,801 = $26,801 (What is the Horn of Africa?) (1-day total: $26,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ISLANDS IN THE GROUP $1000 (clue #13)
Mike 2000 -1000 (Monica 1200 Kelly 2600)
2) MYTHOLOGICAL IDIOMS $1200 (clue #19)
Mike 9600 -2500 (Monica 9400 Kelly 9000)
3) PREMIERE EPISODES $800 (clue #27, $4800 left on board)
Kelly 13000 +5000 (Mike 7900 Monica 13400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -38
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 176 (1.18 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Kelly $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Monica $13,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mike $13,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Mike Nelson, career statistics:
88 correct, 15 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
40.81% in first on buzzer (91/223)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,700)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Monica St. Dennis, career statistics:
15 correct, 0 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Kelly Donohue, career statistics:
20 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Kelly Donohue, to win:
2 games: 53.608%
Avg. streak: 2.156 games.
- Thus far, $93,801 has been raised for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti.
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