Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geography Words) for Tuesday, June 21, 2022 (Season 38, Game 202):
From Greek for “chief” & “sea”, this word originally referred to the Aegean, known for its many island groups
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jenny Sholar, a pre-school teacher from Madison, Wisconsin
|Rob Kaplan, a teaching physician from Los Angeles, California
|Megan Wachspress, an attorney from Berkeley, California (5-day total: $52,002)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: They all count the same in the standings. Megan Wachspress has become a 5-day champion, thanks to her learning a modicum of wagering strategy. She may have only just over $50,000 in winnings to her credit, but what matters is that she is picking up victories. Today, your challegers are Rob Kaplan and Jenny Sholar—will Megan’s streak continue today?
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Correct response: What is “archipelago”?
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The word “archipelago” derives from the Greek words “arkhi” (“chief”) and “pélagos” (“sea”)—in Antiquity, the term was used to describe the Aegean Sea itself. The sea contains a large number of Greek and Turkish islands, including the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Crete, and Euboea (Evia). Later, the term expanded in usage to refer to any island chain, like the Hawaiian Islands or the Canary Islands.
Jeopardy! Round categories: Geographic Superlatives; Red All Over; Taking Stock Symbol; TV Factoids; Kids’ Books; 3 Letters in a Row, Alphabetically
In a round that featured a combined 11 incorrect responses, many of which were caused by forgetting the “3 Letters In A Row Alphabetically” category, Jenny had the best luck, with 6 correct before the break and 10 correct overall in Single Jeopardy (And, yes, once again, “Single Jeopardy” is a thing—the term appeared on Alex’s scripts and Alex did say those words himself). Jenny held the lead with Rob getting the chance to go first in Double Jeopardy
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: History; Movie Inspirations; I Don’t Hear a Symphony; Medical Breakthroughs; Transplants; “M.R.”, Aye!
Double Jeopardy! very much belonged to Rob. Even though he missed the Daily Double after picking it off the board to open the round, he picked up 13 correct in the round, and went from -$2,200 to $16,500! Both Megan and Jenny also went through the round without any incorrect responses. Scores going into Final were Rob at $16,500, Jenny at $12,200, and Megan at $8,400.
Megan got another single-get Final Jeopardy! in her favor, and she bet once again to make sure she overtook the leader by $2. Thus, for the third time in six games, Megan has won a game by exactly $2! She’s now a 6-day champion!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Megan $8,400 + $201 = $8,601 (What is archipelago?) (6-day total: $60,603)
Jenny $12,200 – $8,700 = $3,500 (What is
Rob $16,500 – $7,901 = $8,599 (What is Nemmihant? (judged illegible))
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GEOGRAPHIC SUPERLATIVES $600 (clue #13)
Jenny 600 +1000 (Megan -600 Rob -600)
2) MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS $1200 (clue #1)
Rob -200 -2000 (Megan 1200 Jenny 4600)
3) MOVIE INSPIRATIONS $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Rob 13400 +3100 (Megan 6800 Jenny 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 23
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 79 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Megan $8,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Rob $16,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Jenny $11,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800
Megan Wachspress, career statistics:
96 correct, 25 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
31.67% in first on buzzer (108/341)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,767
Rob Kaplan, career statistics:
18 correct, 5 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,100)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,600
Jenny Sholar, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Megan Wachspress, to win:
7 games: 27.434%
Avg. streak: 6.378 games.
Jenny was once a chipmunk researcher.
Rob uses the Jeopardy! think music to time the gram stain.
Megan is wearing a necklace she got from her grandmother.
- Mayim said that Megan was the 13th automatic qualifier. I’ve counted 14—remember that Michael Davies has already said that Jaskaran Singh will be receiving a Tournament of Champions invitation.
- It felt disjointed with Mayim’s hesitations before announcing every lead change in Double Jeopardy.
- Link to the box score: June 21, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Rob $16,500 Jenny $12,200 Megan $8,400)
Megan: If Rob covers and is incorrect, he falls to $8,599. You should thus bet between $201 (to pass Rob’s cover bet and $799 (to stay ahead of Jenny’s score if she covers you.))
Rob: Standard cover bet over Jenny is $7,901. (Actual bet: $7,901)
Jenny: You’re in Stratton’s Dilemma; you can’t both cover Megan and win a Double Stumper with Rob. Basically, if you think a tougher clue is more likely, bet $0. If you think an easier clue is more likely, go all-in. (Actual bet: $8,700)
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