Happy Thursday! Plus, for all of you Nintendo fans, it’s March 10 – happy Mario (Mar10) Day! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Trials) for Thursday, March 10, 2022 (Season 38, Game 129):
On her acquittal in 1893, a reporter cited nearby events 2 centuries earlier, saying the days of witch trials are over
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Hannah Langhoff, a medical editor from Chicago, Illinois
|Karson Leperi, an engineer from Beaverton, Oregon
|Maureen O’Neil, an executive assistant from Rye Beach, New Hampshire (3-day total: $39,000)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Maureen O’Neil is now a 3-day champion; she’s found her way onto this site’s ToC Tracker, at spot #25. She’ll absolutely need to keep winning to increase her chances of qualifying—Karson Leperi of Oregon and Hannah Langhoff of Chicago will try to stop her.
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Correct response: Who is Lizzie Borden?
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Lizzie Borden—forever associated now with Fall River, Massachusetts—was acquitted in 1893 of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in August of the previous year. The events cited were the witch trials in nearby Salem, Massachusetts from two centuries earlier.
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Jeopardy! Round categories: European History, Sports, Good for the Stew, U.S. Military Branches, Suburbs of Chicago, “V”erbs
Maureen got off to a strong start in SPORTS, but 3 incorrect responses (2 in European History) saw her in the red at the first break. Meanwhile, Karson fell back to the field a bit after missing the Daily Double immediately before the break.
Shockingly (at least to me), Hannah, the Chicagoan, didn’t immediately go to the Suburbs category, and it nearly went unplayed—Ken had to give proceedings minute-to-go warning. Karson held a $2,200 lead at the end of the round.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Booze in Books, Vaccines, Political Geography, Starts & Ends with the Same Vowel, Women Make Passes, Guys who Wear Glasses
Today’s Double Jeopardy! round was very competitive amongst all three players. Maureen finally got to play a Daily Double, taking the lead after getting the first Daily Double in the round. Karson picked up the second one midway through the round, re-taking the lead. Then, Hannah picked up steam over the last 12 clues of the round, nearly taking the lead herself going into Final! Scores going into Final were Karson at $14,200, Hannah at $13,400, and Maureen at $9,600.
In Final, Maureen was the only correct player, meaning she’s now a 4-day champion! She’ll go for win #5 tomorrow.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, March 10, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Maureen $9,600 + $9,600 = $19,200 (Who is Lizzie Borden?) (4-day total: $58,200)
Hannah $13,400 – $12,601 = $799 (Who is Charlotte Cord)
Karson $14,200 – $12,601 = $1,599 (Who is Adams?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) U.S. MILITARY BRANCHES $800 (clue #15)
Karson 3800 -1800 (Maureen -1000 Hannah 0)
2) BOOZE IN BOOKS $2000 (clue #6)
Maureen 5200 +2000 (Karson 5400 Hannah 3000)
3) POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY $2000 (clue #18, $15600 left on board)
Karson 9000 +2000 (Maureen 9200 Hannah 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 13
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 44 (0.34 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Maureen $9,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Karson $16,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Hannah $13,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,000
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Maureen O’Neil, career statistics:
65 correct, 10 incorrect
6/9 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
28.37% in first on buzzer (61/215)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,550
Karson Leperi, career statistics:
19 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000
Hannah Langhoff, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Maureen O’Neil, to win:
5 games: 25.559%
Avg. streak: 4.343 games.
Hannah edited the obituaries and covered livestock at a county paper.
Karson played intramural flag football in grad school.
Maureen played pub trivia at the same pub for 20 years pre-pandemic.
- Today was the first time since March 2 where we saw all 61 clues.
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
Karson: $12,601 is the standard cover bet today.
Hannah: Bet $5,801; you’ll cover Maureen.
Maureen: Bet no more than $1,999 and hope that Karson and Hannah both miss Final.
Link to the box score: March 10, 2022 Box Score
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I’m guessing a triple ‘get’ on this one.
Yes, unless the Fall River, MA connection escapes one.
I don’t understand Maureen’s FJ betting strategy. Why does she keep overbetting?
I got this just because I remembered the year of the murders.
Current FJ streak – 1W
I live in Massachusetts. As a child, I grew up reciting this rhyme.
“Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her father forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done,
She gave her mother forty-one.”
So this one was easy for me.
I got thrown off by the wording — I thought it wanted the name of the reporter. I said Nellie Bly. Putting a female reporter on trial for something at that time in history didn’t seem surprising, so I figured I just didn’t know about it.
Three women in a row just won at least four games. Awesome.
In my opinion, TPTB should cap this field for the 2022 Tournament of Champions, along with whoever wins the SCT… especially if Maureen wins her 5th game tomorrow.
I really like watching Maureen…she’s having such a great time, it’s really fun to watch that. Love her all in final bets too.
Yes, my wife and I were commenting on how her stage demeanor is the polar opposite of the previous champion Margaret. Margaret was a strong player but always nervous (not a criticism, just a statement of fact). Maureen looks like she’s having a blast no matter what happens.
Maureen found her first Daily Double. Only took 3.5 games to find it!
What a comeback !!! Great game Maureen.
That was a good game. I’m a little surprised only one got the final, but a very competitive and entertaining game.
When a city and state appear together at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence (Salem, Massachusetts,), a comma must follow both the city and the state. You can thank me when you see me . . .
I’m new to this site and digging the stats. Maureen has to be among the luckier 4-time champions, no? I mean, one DD in 4 games, she came back from third place on Thursday, her wagers go … against the grain. Of course she’s there and I’m not, and all kudos to her! But just wondering.
Regarding the Chicago suburbs category, my wife has several coworkers who have lived within the city limits. Many, many of them don’t know Highland Park from Oak Park from Orland Park. It’s a big metro area and many people don’t feel the need to venture beyond or know the area!