Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Debut Novels) for Thursday, June 16, 2022 (Season 38, Game 199):
Published in 1991, this novel, the first in a series, has been described as “historical fiction with a Moebius twist”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sarah Borrelli, an attorney from Hamilton, Montana
|Steve Ruiz, a doctoral student from Gilbert, Arizona
|Megan Wachspress, an attorney from Berkeley, California (2-day total: $28,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Megan Wachspress picked up her second victory in last night’s game and is currently sitting at $28,801 in winnings. Tonight, Arizona doctoral student Steve Ruiz and Montana attorney Sarah Borrelli; Sarah is Montana’s first representative this season on the show.
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Correct response: What is Outlander?
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Outlander is the 1991 debut novel by Diana Gabaldon; the work features World War II nurse Claire Beauchamp who ends up time travelling back to 18th century Scotland. The novel series currently has nine books published, with the most recent being 2021’s Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone. A television series based on the series debuted on Starz in 2014 and starred Caitríona Balfe as Claire. (The television series is, ironically enough, a Sony Pictures Television production, much like Jeopardy.)
Jeopardy! Round categories: Artists & Their Subjects; All Alliterative Familiar Phrases; Classic Lit; Horror Movies; Get Out; The “O” Men
While Megan found the Daily Double on Clue #2, it was Steve who had the best start over the opening 15 clues, with the Arizonan picking up six correct responses! Coming out of the break, both Steve and our champion played well, with the two of them tied for the lead after Single Jeopardy!
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Who Was Where, When; Places in the USA; It’s All Relativity; Classic Cars; Everything’s Coming Up Roses; From “B” to “I”
Sarah came on very strong in Double Jeopardy, with the Montanan finding both Daily Doubles and took the lead! Steve, though, played very well and stayed close! Unfortunately for Sarah, a couple of incorrect guesses with Aston Martin late in the Classic Cars category relegated her to second place going into Final. Scores going into Final were Steve leading at $16,200, Sarah in second at $13,400, and Megan in third at $11,800!
Final today was a Triple Stumper, and Megan made the perfect bet to the number—winning today’s game by a mere $2 after Steve bet to cover Sarah. Megan returns tomorrow in an attempt to win game #4!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, June 16, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Megan $11,800 – $6,199 = $5,601 (What is Wolf Hall?) (3-day total: $34,402)
Sarah $13,400 – $10,000 = $3,400 (What is Interview with a Vampire?)
Steve $16,200 – $10,601 = $5,599 (What is Abraham Lin)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ARTISTS & THEIR SUBJECTS $400 (clue #2)
Megan 200 +1000 (Steve 0 Sarah 0)
2) IT’S ALL RELATIVITY $1600 (clue #14)
Sarah 5800 +4000 (Megan 10600 Steve 11800)
3) PLACES IN THE USA $1200 (clue #18, $15600 left on board)
Sarah 10600 +2000 (Megan 11800 Steve 12200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 188
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 79 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Megan $11,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Steve $16,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $10,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Megan Wachspress, career statistics:
48 correct, 12 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
31.18% in first on buzzer (53/170)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,333
Steve Ruiz, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200
Sarah Borrelli, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Megan Wachspress, to win:
4 games: 34.186%
Avg. streak: 3.519 games.
Sarah has a rescue dog named Hardy.
Steve was locked in his bedroom, which had been turned into an escape room.
Megan has children named Rosalind Bowie and Pauli Murray.
- Megan and Steve made excellent bets today in Final. I didn’t like Sarah’s as much.
- Megan seemed surprised that her bet worked—that’s why you make that bet, though, because you know it might work!
- Link to the box score: June 16, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Steve $16,200 Sarah $13,400 Megan $11,800)
Megan: Your best chance here is if Final Jeopardy! is a Triple Stumper. In order to win a Triple Stumper, you should bet no more than $6,199. (Actual bet: $6,199)
Steve: Standard cover bet over Sarah is $10,601—you should do this, as Sarah’s in Stratton’s Dilemma and thus has occasion to go all-in. (Actual bet: $10,601.)
Sarah: You’re in Stratton’s Dilemma—you can’t both win a Triple Stumper and cover Megan. If you’re going big, the standard cover bet over Megan is $10,201. If you’re going small, I would limit your bet to $1,599, thus forcing Megan to be correct to beat you. (Actual bet: $10,000.)
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