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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Novels) for Monday, September 12, 2022 (Season 39, Game 1):
“This bell was named Marie…alone in the southern tower, with her sister Jacqueline, a bell of lesser size”, says this novel
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Katherine May, a financial institution risk manager from Riverside, Illinois
|Tim Faulkner, a paperboy from Kalamazoo, Michigan
|Luigi de Guzman, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia (1-day total: $23,401)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Happy Opening Day! Today is the first day of Season 39 of Jeopardy! Luigi de Guzman returns to defend his title after his victory in the Season 38 finale.
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Correct response: What is The Hunchback of Notre-Dame? (Notre-Dame de Paris)
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is Victor Hugo’s famous 1831 novel about Quasimodo, Notre Dame’s bell-ringer, that served to turn the Paris cathedral into a national French icon. The quote from today’s clue comes from Chapter III of the work, whose full text is available at the Gutenberg Project.
I am also pleased that the New York Times Clue of the Day, while it failed to be available online, is still available in the physical edition of the newspaper, and thus, has been published publicly.
(Categories: Here Comes 39; World Capital Rhyme Time; All Kinds Of Doors; Writers & Their Works; Chump Change; Ralph Macchio Talks Cobra Kai)
All three players got off to a good start over the first 15 clues, but Luigi found another gear after the first commercial break. He picked up 10 correct in the last 15 clues of the round, including a Daily Double, to have $14,000 after 30 clues!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Luigi 7 correct 0 incorrect
Tim 5 correct 1 incorrect
Katherine 3 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Luigi 17 correct 0 incorrect
Katherine 6 correct 3 incorrect
Tim 7 correct 2 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: On The Road Again; 11-Letter Words; Discoveries; Canadian History; Finance & Investing; That’s So Sir/Reel!)
Luigi’s dominance of the game continued in Double Jeopardy!, as he picked up another 17 correct and two more Daily Doubles (for a total of $10,000 in this round!) Tim and Katherine barely got in, and the three unplayed clues certainly felt like an act of mercy by the timekeeper (though, to be fair, the Ralph Macchio category in the opening round was a little on the long side as well). The scores going into Final were Luigi at $38,400, Tim at $5,200, and Katherine at $1,400.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Luigi 34 correct 2 incorrect
Tim 9 correct 2 incorrect
Katherine 8 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 3 (3 today).
Luigi and Tim got Final correct today, which means that Luigi is now a 2-day champion! He goes for win #3 tomorrow, and probably put the fear of God into his upcoming opponents with his performance today!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
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Scores going into Final:
Katherine $1,400 – $0 = $1,400 (What is Don Quixote?)
Tim $5,200 + $200 = $5,400 (What is The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Luigi $38,400 + $4,000 = $42,400 (What is The Hunchback of Notre Dame?) (2-day total: $65,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WRITERS & THEIR WORKS $800 (clue #29)
Luigi 9000 +4000 (Tim 2000 Katherine 2200)
2) DISCOVERIES $800 (clue #13)
Luigi 19200 +4000 (Tim 4000 Katherine 2600)
3) CANADIAN HISTORY $1200 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Luigi 30400 +6000 (Tim 5200 Katherine 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 85
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: FINANCE & INVESTING $1200 $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $4,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (3.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Luigi $27,200 Coryat, 34 correct, 2 incorrect, 55.56% in first on buzzer (30/54), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Tim $5,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer (9/54), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Katherine $1,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,800
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Luigi de Guzman, career statistics:
60 correct, 4 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
47.75% in first on buzzer (53/111)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,600
Tim Faulkner, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
16.67% in first on buzzer (9/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200
Katherine May, career statistics:
8 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,400
Luigi de Guzman, to win:
3 games: 86.413%
Avg. streak: 8.360 games.
Katherine got to play the National Anthem at the World Series.
Tim does not have a bicycle.
Luigi has had a lot of people from his past reach out.
- Regarding the judge’s ruling on the final Daily Double, I think it was fine, as Luigi gave the name of the company that still fit the essence of the clue, even though he did not just give the body of water.
- Link to the box score: September, 12, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Luigi $38,400 Tim $5,200 Katherine $1,400)
Luigi: You can bet between $0 and $27,999 and enjoy win #2! Remember, though, that you are essentially betting actual money in a runaway game like this. (Actual bet: $4,000)
Tim: Bet between $0 and $2,399 and clinch second place. (Actual bet: $200)
Katherine: It doesn’t really matter what you bet today, you’re probably finishing third. (Actual bet: $0)
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