Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Publishing) for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (Season 38, Game 22):
Last name of brothers James, John, Joseph & Fletcher, whose co. published magazines with their name as well as books
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Robinson-Gissette Cruz, an art assistant from The Bronx, New York
|Brittany Iburg, a stay-at-home mom from Roswell, Georgia
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida (1-day total: $29,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: A brief but exciting era ended yesterday, as the world learned just how important momentum and confidence can be when it comes to this game called Jeopardy!. Matt Amodio held his usual commanding lead after the opening round yesterday, but lost momentum and confidence when his buzzer timing deserted him at a crucial moment early in Double Jeopardy. He just was not able to recover and the second-longest winning streak in the history of the show came to an end. Now, Jonathan Fisher gets to defend his title today as I expect more regular strategy and gameplay to return quickly to the show.
On a slightly more personal note: From October 16-23, there will be a 168-hour charity live-streaming relay on Twitch to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada; more information can be found at gamersvsms.ca. 1 in 385 Canadians live with MS. I’ll be doing my shift as part of the relay on Thursday, October 21 from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM EDT on my own Twitch channel, twitch.tv/andythequizzer/.
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Correct response: What is Harper?
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James and John Harper, printers, founded J & J Harper in New York City in 1817. Joseph and Fletcher joined the company in the 1820s and the company was renamed Harper & Brothers in 1833. The company became known on the book side for publishing works such as Moby-Dick, Ben-Hur, and many other books, and likely even better known for its 19th century magazines such as Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Harper’s Weekly, and Harper’s Bazaar. The company merged with Row, Peterson & Company to become Harper & Row in 1962, and, after a purchase by NewsCorp in 1987, merged with William Collins, Sons in 1990 to become HarperCollins.
In the world of board games, HarperCollins is known for having the publishing rights outside of North America for the official worldwide Scrabble word list, due to the bifurcation of the publishing rights to the game itself (Hasbro has the North American rights and partners with Merriam-Webster; Mattel has the rights in the rest of the world and partnered with Collins Dictionary.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Robinson-Gissette $3,600 – $3,600 = $0 (What is Pilii (Pulitzer))
Brittany $5,200 + $2,001 = $7,201 (What is Harper?)
Jonathan $30,000 – $7,500 = $22,500 (What is Penguin?) (2-day total: $51,700)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) & PLAYING TRIANGLE $400 (clue #17)
Brittany 1400 +1400 (Jonathan 6200 Robinson-Gissette -1000)
2) EUROPEAN HISTORY $2000 (clue #9)
Robinson-Gissette -400 +2000 (Jonathan 17000 Brittany 4400)
3) EDUCATION FIRSTS $2000 (clue #29, $1200 left on board)
Jonathan 29000 +1000 (Brittany 5200 Robinson-Gissette 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 203
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: IN- IS OUT $1200
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 1 (0.05 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Jonathan $31,000 Coryat, 32 correct, 0 incorrect, 46.43% in first on buzzer (26/56), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Brittany $4,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Robinson-Gissette $3,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 6 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,800
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
49 correct, 3 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
35.40% in first on buzzer (40/113)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,200
Brittany Iburg, career statistics:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,200
Robinson-Gissette Cruz, career statistics:
10 correct, 7 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,600
Jonathan Fisher, to win:
3 games: 71.147%
Avg. streak: 4.466 games.
- Today ends a 23-game streak where we saw all 61 clues; the longest since 2002. The last time a clue went unplayed was August 11.
- Kudos to the writers for the WHO DIRECTED IT? category being all women directors without putting it in the category name.
- Part of me feels like the EUROPEAN HISTORY $400 clue about the Guelphs and the Ghibellines was a bit of a callback to my comments back in July.
- Robinson-Gissette spoke in their interview about having tetragametic chimerism.
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