Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 7, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Writing Old & New) for Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (Season 38, Game 192):

This 2013 bestseller shares its title with the first section of a poem from 7 centuries before

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Elaine Hesser, a features editor from Salinas, California
Elaine Hesser on Jeopardy!
Michael Toughill, a senior marketing analyst from Seattle, Washington
Michael Toughill on Jeopardy!
Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota (1-day total: $18,401)
Eric Ahasic on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: We have a giant killer on our hands! Minneapolis meteorologist Eric Ahasic ended the 16-game winning streak of Ryan Long in yesterday’s game. Will Eric be able to extend his streak to a second game? Previously, players who have ended a streak of ten or more victories are just 3-10 when going for win #2.


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Correct response: What is Inferno?


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The 2013 book Inferno is the fourth book in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, which takes its title, and some plot point inspiration from, the famous first work of Italian poet Dante’s Divine Comedy from seven centuries earlier. Much like The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons (but not The Lost Symbol and Origin), it was adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: Dear-Pourri; Spanning the Globe; Texting Abbrev.; The Cabinet; A Writer by Any Other Name…; From Farm to Table

Eric got off to a very strong start, holding a strong lead at the interviews (in spite of a bit of a weird texting abbreviation category from the writers). Coming out of the break, Eric got goaded into going all-in by Mayim on the Daily Double, only to watch his score fall to $0. However, he nearly re-took the lead over the last 13 clues of the round. Michael held the lead after 30, with Eric second and Elaine third.

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Deer-Pourri; Historic Names; 6-Letter Adjectives; On the State Flag; War Gods; They Played the Title Character

Eric’s dominance of today’s game continued, with 16 correct responses by himself (compared to 11 combined between today’s two challengers); Eric also picked up $7,200 over the final two Daily Doubles. While Michael got into five figures, it wasn’t enough to prevent a runaway today! The scores going into Final sat with Eric at $25,800, Michael at $10,000, and Elaine at $7,400.

Final Jeopardy! today was a Triple Stumper; Eric dropped $4,200 but he’s still over $40,000 through two victories! He goes for victory number three tomorrow!


Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Eric $25,800
Michael $10,000
Elaine $7,400


Tonight’s results:
Elaine $7,400 – $6,000 = $1,400 (What is the Canterbury Tale Handmaids Tale?)
Michael $10,000 – $5,454 = $4,546 (What is Twilight: New Moon?)
Eric $25,800 – $4,200 = $21,600 (What The Handmaid’s Tale?) (2-day total: $40,001)


Eric Ahasic, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 7, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Michael $3,600
Eric $3,400
Elaine $1,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE CABINET $1000 (clue #17)
Eric 3200 -3200 (Michael 1600 Elaine 400)
2) ON THE STATE FLAG $1600 (clue #7)
Eric 7400 +3400 (Michael 4000 Elaine 3000)
3) THEY PLAYED THE TITLE CHARACTER $1200 (clue #20, $9600 left on board)
Eric 18800 +3800 (Michael 5200 Elaine 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -34


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 78 (0.41 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Eric $24,600 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Michael $10,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Elaine $7,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,000
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600

Eric Ahasic, career statistics:
48 correct, 7 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,100

Michael Toughill, career statistics:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Elaine Hesser, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400

Eric Ahasic, to win:
3 games: 59.343%
4: 35.216%
5: 20.899%
6: 12.402%
7: 7.360%
Avg. streak: 3.460 games.

Today’s interviews:
Elaine took a lengthy detour to see Glacier National Park.
Michael did a 3rd grade presentation on why he should be Alex Trebek.
Eric has a toothless cat named Potato.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I see that the writers have gone back to the nonsensical never-used texting abbreviations. Honestly, that category just should be shelved—it just makes the writers look like that “How’re you doing, fellow kids?” meme.
  • The fact that the first Daily Double was a mere speed bump along the way to Eric’s dominance of this game is another very good reason for players to always go for a True Daily Double in the opening round of the game.
  • Link to the box score: June 7, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Eric $25,800, Michael $10,000 Elaine $7,400)

Eric: Bet between $0 and $5,799, and enjoy victory number two! (Actual bet: $4,200)

Michael: Standard cover bet over Elaine is $4,801. (Actual bet: $5,454)

Elaine: If Michael gets Final incorrect and bets to cover, he falls to $5,199. To ensure you stay above that, I’d bet a maximum of $2,199. (Actual bet: $6,000)

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 7, 2022"

  1. For the second day in a row, the Jeopardy! site has misspelled Eric Ahasic’s occupation as “Meterologist.” This is annoying to viewers and no doubt to Eric.

    • I tweeted Jeopardy! on Twitter with the correct spelling and said they should check the dictionary.

      • Robert Fawkes | June 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm |

        Kudos to Andy, he has it spelled correctly, too.

        • How often in a typical day are you asked if you’re related to Guy? Anytime the Gunpowder Plot is part of a clue is a great game.

    • so their spelling is about as accurate as many weather forecasts….

  2. I remember reading about Inferno based on the Divine Comedy series. This is a good book for anyone who is a literature fan. Happy to see Eric winning again. maybe he will keep a streak going as far as I know. Sam Kavanaugh did the same thing previously so I guess Eric must have learned from him when he got on the show.

    • Kavanaugh’s first win came against a returning champ that had only won 4 games, so not quite a superchamp-defeater. But Sam was/(is?) also from Minneapolis.

  3. Michael Johnston | June 7, 2022 at 4:32 pm |

    Ha! I’m familiar with the 14C book, but not the 21C one 😅

    Current FJ streak: 1L

  4. ABC7 Chicago aired yesterday’s show again today. I complained about it to them on Twitter.

  5. Eric appears to “think” the game as well as play it, and I’m not sure all contestants do. In DJ, he answered two clues in the State Flag category, the second of which was the first DD. He then went to Historic Names. I’m not sure why he immediately left the Flag category in which he was doing well, but my guess is he prioritized finding the second DD. Often, people stick with a category in DJ even after a DD was found in it. Maybe they are not prioritizing the DDs, but champions with long runs seem to.

    • Unless he thinks it’s a strong category and wants to accumulate $ for an effort at finding the second DD later. That reminds me — when playing, NEVER let your opponents know that you don’t like a category. You set yourself up for the info to be used against you.

      • how would they use it against you?

        • By deliberately selecting clues in that category, knowing that there’s a better chance of ringing in if they know it. If my opponent says let’s get out of there, as soon as I get control of the board, I’m going back there if I have any shred of ability in that category. It’s an edge I can potentially exploit, so you don’t want to hand your opponents an edge if you can avoid it.

  6. I don’t think the “texting abbrev.” category was “nonsensical”. Most of them are easily figured out if you give them some thought (and I don’t even text much).
    But you’re probably right that many of those abbreviations are seldom actually used. Especially today with auto-complete and voice-to-text.
    I don’t have any issue with it as a category, though. Better than Opera or Rhyme Time, at least

    • “Easily figured out” is relative — under the studio lights, it’s even harder than at home. I’m sure there are categories you go 0-for-5 on that others find “easy.”

  7. What’s even weirder about the texting abbreviation category is that one or two of them were real abbreviations (LTNS is definitely legitimate), but then it got weird from there. That’s confusing, IMO.

  8. I like the texting abbreviation category. There’s enough info there to figure them out even if one hasn’t used or even seen them before.

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