Today is Friday, and it’s the final day of Mayim Bialik’s hosting stint! Thus far, $183,852 has been raised through 9 days for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geography Words) for Friday, June 11, 2021 (Season 37, Game 185):
From the Latin for “key”, this word for a type of isolated country applies to Vatican City, which has keys on its flag
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Katie Sekelsky, a graphic designer from Kent, Ohio
|Mike Goldstein, a copywriter originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania
|Ankit Gupta, a product manager from Somerville, Massachusetts (1-day total: $13,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Ankit won from a distant second yesterday after Final Jeopardy! fell favorably for him. After being in first on the signalling device only 12 times yesterday, that’s a number that will need to improve for him to have a better chance at winning today.
PSA: The best way to keep COVID-19 at bay (and keep Jeopardy! producing new episodes) is for everybody to get their vaccinations as soon as they are able to. When wearing a mask, ensure that your mask covers both your nose and your mouth.
Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!
(Content continues below)
Correct response: What is enclave?
More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2021 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)
The word “enclave” comes from “clavis”, Latin for “key”. It is a term used to describe land (or a country) that is completely surrounded by another country—in the case of Vatican City (or San Marino), they are completely surrounded by Italy.
Unrelatedly, this is something that I thought of this morning because today’s Jeopardy! Clue of the Day was rendered differently in the New York Times and on Jeopardy!‘s website (the Times version had the comma inside the quotation marks, the website version had the comma outside): Jeopardy!‘s in-house style guide calls for punctuation outside of the quotation marks—the British way—for two reasons. Firstly, the show’s original editorial producer was the product of a British education; secondly (and much more importantly): punctuation marks outside of quotation marks were seen as much easier to read at the distance, font, and screen size of the 1980s Jeopardy! set. Frankly, having seen (and been very much thrown off by) the typesetting of the clue in this morning’s New York Times, I would 100% agree: American grammatical convention be damned, having punctuation outside of the quotation marks makes sense for Jeopardy!.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ankit $1,800 + $0 = $1,800 (What is an enclave?)
Katie $11,200 – $3,201 = $7,999 (What is a see?) (1-day total: $7,999)
Mike $12,800 – $10,000 = $2,800 (What is a principality?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) VOLCANO CITY USA $1000 (clue #26)
Mike 3400 +3400 (Ankit 2600 Katie 3400)
2) 1930s LITERATURE $1600 (clue #2)
Mike 8600 -5000 (Ankit 1200 Katie 4000)
3) SKILLFUL WORDS & PHRASES $1600 (clue #16, $14400 left on board)
Ankit 5600 -5000 (Mike 10400 Katie 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -47
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.04 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Katie $11,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Mike $15,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Ankit $6,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,400
Lach Trash: $5,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,200
Ankit Gupta, career statistics:
25 correct, 5 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
18.42% in first on buzzer (21/114)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,700
Mike Goldstein, career statistics:
20 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400
Katie Sekelsky, career statistics:
21 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200
Katie Sekelsky, to win:
2 games: 36.926%
Avg. streak: 1.585 games.
- $194,851 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness through 10 games. $1,694,976 has been donated from all guest hosts.
- Katie made the perfect conservative wager as suggested by J! Archive’s wagering calculator for a four-fifths game.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.
If you are going to quote any information from this page or this website, attribution is required.