Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Bodies of Water) for Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (Season 39, Game 32):

The Kattegat & Skagerrak Straits separate these 2 seas

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jack Weller, a law student originally from San Diego, California
Jack Weller on Jeopardy!
Jack’s previous game: Friday, January 22, 2021
Alicia O’Hare, a social worker from Long Beach, New York
Alicia O'Hare on Jeopardy!
Alicia’s previous game: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Tom Philipose, a writing professor from Forest Hills, New York
Tom Philipose on Jeopardy!
Tom’s previous game: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

We’re on to Day 7 of Jeopardy! Second Chance (presented by Moderna). Yesterday, Sadie Goldberger punched her ticket into Thursday and Friday’s finals. Today, Tom Philipose (who almost beat Ryan Long), Alicia O’Hare (who nearly defeated Yungsheng Wang), and Jack Weller (who lost in a tiebreaker to Brian Chang) get a shot at redemption. I think today’s match will be very close—it’s very difficult to pick a favorite!

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Correct response: What are the North Sea and the Baltic Sea?

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The Skagerrak and Kattegat Straits are found in northern Europe, connecting the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, along with the various Danish straits. I feel like today’s Final is going to be a difficult one, even though it is a major international shipping route. I might expect to see a bunch of incorrect responses in the Arctic.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Women On The Map; TV Cartoons; A Green Party; The Elements; Mcdonald’s Around The World; Plurals That Don’t End In S)

Midway through the opening segment, Jack found signaling device timing and went on a roll; by the time he was done, he had $9,000! While Alicia and Tom were able to claw back in the second half of the round, Jack held a big lead after the Jeopardy! round.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Jack 9 correct 1 incorrect
Tom 3 correct 0 incorrect
Alicia 3 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Jack 11 correct 2 incorrect
Alicia 11 correct 1 incorrect
Tom 8 correct 3 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Revolts; Recent Movies; Miscellany; Festivals; Essay Questions; Rhymer’s Delight)

Jack found the Daily Doubles on back-to-back clues early in the round, picking up a combined $8,000 on them! From there, it was a matter of “will it be a runaway”—and it was, barely. Scores going into Final were Jack at $26,400, Alicia at $13,000, and Tom at $10,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Jack 21 correct 3 incorrect
Alicia 18 correct 3 incorrect
Tom 16 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (0 today).

Jack was the only player correct in Final today; he moves on to Thursday and Friday’s final!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Jack $26,400
Alicia $13,000
Tom $10,000

Tonight’s results:

Tom $10,000 – $3,001 = $6,999 (What are Caspian + Black?)
Alicia $13,000 – $13,000 = $0 (What are the North & Atlantic)
Jack $26,400 + $100 = $26,500 (What are the Baltic + North Seas?) (Finalist)

Jack Weller, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 25, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Jack $9,200
Alicia $6,200
Tom $2,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) THE ELEMENTS $1000 (clue #12)
Jack 5000 +4000 (Tom 800 Alicia 2000)
2) REVOLTS $1200 (clue #7)
Jack 12000 +5000 (Tom 2400 Alicia 7800)
3) ESSAY QUESTIONS $1600 (clue #8, $26400 left on board)
Jack 17000 +3000 (Tom 2400 Alicia 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 139

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.25 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Jack $18,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tom $10,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Alicia $13,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000

Tom Philipose, career statistics:

36 correct, 5 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,300

Alicia O’Hare, career statistics:

44 correct, 6 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,600

Jack Weller, career statistics:

38 correct, 4 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
26.09% in first on buzzer (30/115)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $20,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,700

Today’s interviews:

Jack had the hashtag #BringBackJack that manifested his return.
Alicia pretended The Email inviting her back to Second Chance was a bad paper cut.
Tom was at a family celebration of a new nursing scholarship when he got invited back.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Pardon the spoiler for anyone who hasn’t seen Sunday’s Celebrity Jeopardy! yet, but anyone claiming on Sunday that Jeopardy! should not have accepted “dragon bridge” during that game looks incredibly silly in light of Jeopardy! accepting “The Decembrists” tonight. Just saying.
  • Today’s box score: October 25, 2022 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Jack $26,400 Alicia $13,000 Tom $10,000)

Tom: Bet between $3,001 and $3,999—that way, you’ll stay ahead of Alicia if she misses and bets to cover you. (Actual bet: $3,001)

Alicia: Standard cover bet over Tom is $7,001. (Actual bet: $13,000)

Jack: Bet between $0 and $399 and enjoy your trip to the final! (Actual bet: $100)

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, October 25, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | October 25, 2022 at 9:18 am |

    Huh… I didn’t know “Kattegat” but I knew Skagerrak because of the Battle of Jutland (wargaming and military history) and so assumed that the K Strait was some nearby body of water. Starting to dread the losing streak that’s inexorably creeping up, perhaps in time for Halloween 😨

    • I thought I remembered “Kattegat” from the show ‘Vikings’ so said “the North Sea and that sea that starts with a ‘B’ but is not ‘Bering’ because that is in Alaska”. 🙃 I am always thinking of “Baltic” as being down in the general area of the Mediterranean, which I am sure is due to playing Monopoly a lot as a child! [Baltic and Mediterranean being only one space apart on the Monopoly Board]

  2. Marvin Gregory “Greg” Fuller | October 25, 2022 at 10:02 am |

    Got it just because of the Nordic sounding names.

  3. Although they did sound Nordic, I had never heard of either of these straits; but I try to follow the Jeopardy suggestion—“When in doubt, say SOMEthing—you just might be right”. And, to my own surprise, I was!

  4. Marty Cunningham | October 25, 2022 at 2:47 pm |

    I got it because of the Nordic names, too, but also because the clue specified two “seas” not two bodies of water (like one could be an “ocean” Arctic or Atlantic), so i just had to think of the two seas around Scandinavia.

    Also, want to add that i have been enjoying Celebrity Jeopardy! I think eliminating the timing for each round is great in a setting like this. It doesn’t put as much pressure on the contestants, plus it allows them to try for every clue on every board, since they are playing for charity, and it is nice to see the contestants relax and banter with each other and how good they do or do not feel on some clues, and especially how they jokingly encourage each other when finding a Daily Double. Refreshing break from the regular format, but don’t discard the standard format, either. Being a lifelong fan of the show, even remember watching Art Fleming, at least during the summer and school breaks, i think this was a nice change that Michael Davies has implemented and it does not really go against any tradition.

  5. Given that these are nordic sounding name seas. my guess was the Baltic sea and the north sea. Happy to see Jack winning today and advancing to the finals. Still though this game just gets better and better. A good game today by all the players

  6. Robert Fawkes | October 25, 2022 at 6:13 pm |

    Having finished in a tie with Brian Chang (lost only in the tiebreaker) and a strong showing today, Jack looks like a very strong candidate in this week’s finals. We’ll see what the rest of the week brings, but my money’s on Jack at this point. Congratulations to all the contestants. The SCT has been a great success in my humble opinion.

  7. The vaguely Scandinavian sounding names pointed me in the right direction. I’m 17-15 so far on the regular games this season, but I’m a little worried about dipping below .500 with the upcoming ToC, so I need to of the stats this week.

    I’m a little surprised that Alicia didn’t make a play for the last clue in Regulation here. Losing $400 wouldn’t have affected the lock game status, but gaining $400 would have put at least a little bit of pressure on Jack in Final. It ended up being moot, since she didn’t get it right, but I thought about it here.

  8. Randy Skretvedt | October 25, 2022 at 10:36 pm |

    I love this website and I’m very grateful for it, but just one little item — the “Current Champion” in the right column hasn’t been the champ for quite some time now.

    • I wholeheartedly disagree.

      Has he lost?

      Until he does, he’s therefore the current champion and his statistics go in the sidebar.

      • Totally agree with your decision to leave it that way! Admittedly, occasionally when bringing up a new day’s page that photo would throw me off for a second, but I understood it without having to be told.

        Would it also be right to say that individual day winners WITHIN tournaments are not even Champions [much less Current Champions], just game winners? (In the case of the Second Chance Tournament, they’re not even already Champions.)

  9. I found it interesting afterwards to find that neither of the strait names showed up on Google maps of Scandinavia. I had to put in the actual names to find each one, and then each name was barely visible in small type in the middle of the large body of water.

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