Happy Thursday! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Words in American History) for Thursday, January 20, 2022 (Season 38, Game 94):
The 1890 Census reported that “the unsettled area has been so broken into…that there can hardly be said to be a” this
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brittany Love, a trial attorney from Concord, North Carolina
|Patrick Lackey, a biochemistry professor from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (36-day total: $1,181,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday, Amy won her 36th game, moving to 2 wins behind Matt Amodio for 2nd all-time. How long will this streak last? We’re at the point of the streak where the unlucky result could come any day. Looking into the historical record, though, of the 11 previous players to have won 10 or more games, 4 of them have lost on a Monday (Matt Amodio, James Holzhauer, Julia Collins, and David Madden), 2 on Tuesday (Ken Jennings and Jonathan Fisher), 3 on Wednesday (Matt Jackson, Seth Wilson, and Arthur Chu), and 2 on Thursday (Jason Zuffranieri and Austin Rogers). No 10+ game winner has ever lost on a Friday.
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Correct response: What is a frontier?
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In 1890, the Superintendent of the U.S. Census declared that there was no longer a frontier line, as the United States had so many pockets of settled areas that a frontier line was no longer said to exist, and that the United States had expanded to occupy from Atlantic to Pacific. The U.S. Census Bureau has a data visualization of population density from 1790 to 1890 at its website.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Brittany -$2,800 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Patrick $3,000 + $2,000 = $5,000 (What is a
the West Frontier)
Amy $46,400 + $25,000 = $71,400 (What is frontier?) (37-day total: $1,253,200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ALSO KNOWN AS $1000 (clue #12)
Amy 4400 +2000 (Patrick 400 Brittany 0)
2) SOUTH ASIA $1200 (clue #12)
Amy 20400 +5000 (Patrick 3400 Brittany -1600)
3) INTERNATIONAL MEN OF MYSTERY $800 (clue #16, $17200 left on board)
Amy 29400 +5000 (Patrick 3400 Brittany -1600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 87
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $37,400 Coryat, 39 correct, 0 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer (32/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Patrick $3,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Brittany -$2,800 Coryat, 6 correct, 6 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
1200 correct, 70 incorrect
58/64 on rebound attempts (on 140 rebound opportunities)
52.31% in first on buzzer (1100/2103)
59/69 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $183,800)
26/37 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,611
Patrick Lackey, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,000
Brittany Love, career statistics:
6 correct, 6 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$2,800
Amy Schneider, to win:
38 games: 91.683%
Avg. streak: 46.207 games.
Brittany took a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains and encountered a bear.
Patrick has a New Year’s tradition of growing mustaches.
Amy thinks Jeopardy! is her Olympics.
- $71,400 is the 25th-best single-game regular play total of all time, and the 5th-best not belonging to James Holzhauer.
- I don’t know where the show got 1,164 correct responses for Amy going into today’s show; both here and J! Archive has the total through yesterday at 1,160.
- $37,400 is the 9th-best Coryat score of all time on the show.
Link to the box score: January 20, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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