Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Authors) for Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (Season 38, Game 3):
In addition to knowing many languages & making up his own, he also taught language at the Universities of Leeds & Oxford
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Nick Auricchio, a social studies teacher from Mission Viejo, California
|Maureen Skehan, a research associate from Baltimore, Maryland
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (20-day total: $678,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday, Matt Amodio tied Julia Collins by winning his 20th game. Will his streak continue today? He still had a runaway game yesterday in spite of finding neither Daily Double in Double Jeopardy. I figure that the best chances of beating Matt will come if Matt is in first on the signalling device fewer than 25 times, if he does not find all of the Daily Doubles, and if he doesn’t get Final Jeopardy! correct. It’s a lot, but it’s possible.
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Correct response: Who is J.R.R. Tolkien?
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J.R.R. Tolkien, best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, taught at Leeds early in his academic career and Oxford later. Tolkien also translated Beowulf into Modern English; it was completed in the 1920s but not published in 2014. For The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien constructed fantasy languages within the Middle-earth setting of those novels, including Elvish, Dwarvish, and Entish.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Maureen $7,600 + $7,600 = $15,200 (Who is Tolkein?)
Nick $8,000 – $0 = $8,000 (Who is ?????)
Matt $41,200 + $20,000 = $61,200 (Who is Tolkein?) (21-day total: $740,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ACTION & SUSPENSE NOVELS $600 (clue #13)
Matt 5400 +5400 (Maureen 4200 Nick 0)
2) ACROSS THE USA $1600 (clue #3)
Matt 14800 +6000 (Maureen 7200 Nick 2400)
3) FAMOUS FAMILIES $2000 (clue #13, $16800 left on board)
Matt 26400 +4000 (Maureen 7200 Nick 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 156
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $30,000 Coryat, 33 correct, 3 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer (32/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Maureen $7,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Nick $8,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,600
Lach Trash: $4,600 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,800
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
671 correct, 69 incorrect
34/38 on rebound attempts (on 75 rebound opportunities)
53.51% in first on buzzer (633/1183)
42/47 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $160,400)
15/21 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,724
Maureen Skehan, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600
Nick Auricchio, career statistics:
9 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
22 games: 92.394%
Avg. streak: 33.147 games.
- $61,200 is the 28th-highest one-day total of all time and the 7th-highest that does not belong to James Holzhauer. Matt also becomes only the 2nd player to surpass the $60,000 mark three different times.
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