Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, September 6, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category UNESCO World Heritage Sites) for Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (Season 38, Game 189):

Known as the female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell called this place “a fairy tale city, all pink & wonderful”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Tom Philipose, a writing professor from Forest Hills, New York
Tom Philipose on Jeopardy!
Maya Sudarsana, a customer success manager from Boston, Massachusetts
Maya Sudarsana on Jeopardy!
Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14-day total: $260,100)
Ryan Long on Jeopardy!

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Today’s game originally aired on June 2, 2022.

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Correct response: What is Petra?


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The city of Petra, now located in Jordan, was one of the more prominent cities in the Middle East in antiquity. While it was abandoned by the Middle Ages, its site was rediscovered by archaeologists in the 19th century and is one of the major tourist attractions in the Middle East today. Alex Trebek also visited Petra for a category of clues that aired during the 2011 Tournament of Champions.

That being said: I have a pretty major beef with this clue; this clue is grammatically ambiguous. Here’s how I propose this clue should have been written:

Gertrude Bell, known as the female Lawrence of Arabia, called this place “A fairy tale city, all pink and wonderful”

The fact that “known as the female Lawrence of Arabia” comes first makes this clue ambiguous as to whether or not Gertrude or Petra has the nickname, and has the potential to throw a contestant off—especially under the pressure of the studio.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Thank You For Your Service; The Pacific Ocean; Nuggets Of Information; Let’s Play A Game; What Breed Of Movie Dog?; Come “Inn”)

Tom went out to a rocket start, picking up the first six clues! Ryan then got six of the next nine to nearly catch his challenger. Both Ryan and Tom played strong after the break, with the game staying very close and both Ryan and Tom getting to nearly $9,000 after the Jeopardy! round.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Tom 8 correct 0 incorrect
Ryan 6 correct 0 incorrect
Maya 0 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Tom 13 correct 0 incorrect
Ryan 14 correct 0 incorrect
Maya 2 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Theater; Ye Old “E” Category; USA; A Short Goodbye; 6 Drugs; Rock & Roll)

Maya had a strong start to Double Jeopardy!, but her attempt to pull back into the game was derailed by missing the second Daily Double. Ryan then made $3,000 on the final Daily Double as he tried to stay ahead of Tom. Ryan held a small $4,000 lead going into Final. Scores going into Final were Ryan at $22,800, Tom at $18,800, and Maya at $2,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Ryan 28 correct 1 incorrect
Tom 20 correct 0 incorrect
Maya 8 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 78 (0 today).

Final today was another Triple Stumper—but it looks like the gambits of Ryan and his earlier strategy are paying off, as Tom went all-in and went home in second place. Ryan is now a 15-day champion!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Ryan $22,800
Tom $18,800
Maya $2,000

Tonight’s results:

Maya $2,000 – $2,000 = $0 (What is Jaipur?)
Tom $18,800 – $18,800 = $0 (What is Jaipur?)
Ryan $22,800 – $3,500 = $19,300 (What is Baghdad?) (15-day total: $279,400)


Ryan Long, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 6, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom $8,800
Ryan $8,600
Maya -$200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) THE PACIFIC OCEAN $800 (clue #19)
Tom 5800 +1000 (Ryan 4600 Maya -400)
2) 6 DRUGS $1600 (clue #6)
Maya 3000 -3000 (Ryan 9800 Tom 8800)
3) YE OLD “E” CATEGORY $2000 (clue #11, $23200 left on board)
Ryan 10200 +3000 (Maya 400 Tom 8800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -53

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:

Ryan $21,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Tom $18,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Maya $5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,400
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Ryan Long, career statistics:

364 correct, 56 incorrect
11/18 on rebound attempts (on 46 rebound opportunities)
43.23% in first on buzzer (367/849)
13/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
7/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,280

Maya Sudarsana, career statistics:

8 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000

Tom Philipose, career statistics:

20 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,600

Ryan Long, to win:

16 games: 61.237%
17: 37.500%
18: 22.964%
19: 14.062%
20: 8.611%
Avg. streak: 16.580 games.

Today’s interviews:

Tom joined a bone marrow registry along with his brother.
Maya has lived in five different countries.
Ryan hopes to take his son on a trip to California.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Ryan $22,800 Tom $18,800 Maya $2,000)

Ryan: Standard cover bet over Tom is $14,801. (Actual bet: $3,500)

Maya: Unless someone overbets, you have no chance of winning. However, your chances of finishing higher are greater if you bet a small amount. (Actual bet: $2,000)

Tom: If Ryan covers and is incorrect, he falls to $7,999. Your bet range should be between $8,001 (in case Ryan does go small) and $10,799 (to win the Double Stumper if Ryan bets to cover). It’s been since last Monday that Ryan hasn’t bet to cover, so I don’t think you’d see occasion to go all-in here. (Actual bet: $18,800)


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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, September 6, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | September 6, 2022 at 9:27 am |

    The only reason I knew about Petra was because a family member visited there a few years ago and took a LOT of great pictures!

  2. Jim Cardillo | September 6, 2022 at 2:04 pm |

    Andy – your rewrite of the question is the textbook definition of clarity.

  3. Lone Biker Of The Apacolypse | September 6, 2022 at 6:02 pm |

    In “normal” years, Ryan’s streak would have us believe he is the favorite for the TOC. While his run was impressive, and I very much enjoyed his style, this year the odds are tall against him.

    Well done Ryan.

  4. I knew this from familiarity with John William Burton’s 1845 poem “Petra”, especially its famous final couplet “Match me such marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.”

  5. Tom seems like a good bet to make some noise in the 2nd chance.

  6. Can someone please explain to me why the one double jeopardy category was called ‘6 drugs’?? I get the play on words with the next category being ‘rock and roll’, but did the clues incorporate the number 6 somehow?

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