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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Language & Its Meanings) for Thursday, December 1, 2022 (Season 39, Game 59):
Now meaning someone with nocturnal habits, it catches a sleeping dove in Shakespeare’s “…Lucrece”
Editorial note: The clue above has been redacted from how it has been displayed on the show. The Jeopardy! website contains the full text of the clue.
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Jeri Zulli, an English professor from East Setauket, New York
|Rob Lamanna, a product manager from Whitby, Ontario, Canada
|Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (18-day total: $637,923)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Cris Pannullo picked up victory #18 last night on Jeopardy!—if he wins today, he ties Jason Zuffranieri and David Madden at 19. Jeri Zulli and Rob Lamonna attempt to stop him.
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Correct response: What is a night owl?
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“The dove sleeps fast that this night-owl will catch” That is the requisite line from the Shakespeare poem; the term “night owl” is often used today to refer to a nocturnal person.
Now: I don’t know if Jeopardy! itself is attempting to trap websites by adding language that might get these sites demonetized, but it is my belief that if a publisher can not publish the full text of a clue out of fear of demonetization, that clue is completely inappropriate for use on the program. Be better, Jeopardy. Your writers’ behavior is puerile and sophomoric, and this clue’s wording is extremely inappropriate for 2022. There’s a reason why the Folger Shakespeare Library in D.C. just calls it “Lucrece” now—and you need to follow that lead.
I also understand that other publishers might choose a different editorial policy regarding this clue, and that is their prerogative. I have made my choice based on my own personal risk tolerance; I just don’t like how the show has put myself and others in a position to have to choose between potentially running afoul of its advertisers’ content guidelines and publishing what airs on the show.
(Categories: Remembering Olivia Newton-John; Nickname’s The Same; Geography; Doctor-Ing Up Literature; 1, 2 & 3; Dollars To Donuts)
Cris had the best opening round, and was aided by Jeri going to the top row—this gave Cris the control he needed to get to the Daily Double. Cris’s score was over five figures after 30 clues today.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Cris 8 correct 0 incorrect
Rob 4 correct 0 incorrect
Jeri 1 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Cris 19 correct 0 incorrect
Rob 6 correct 0 incorrect
Jeri 2 correct 0 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Biblical Demons, Devils & Spirits; Role In Common; World Museums; Hit The Sauce; Every Man A King; Contractions)
Double Jeopardy! started well for Rob, but he only ventured about half his score on the first Daily Double. Both fortunately and unfortunately for Cris, it was Jeri who found the last one when in a very distant third. As it was, Rob did just enough to keep Cris from having a runaway! Scores going into Final were Cris at $27,600, Rob at $14,200, and Jeri at $3,900.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Cris 34 correct 0 incorrect
Rob 12 correct 2 incorrect
Jeri 5 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).
Cris and Rob got Final correct today—Cris is now a 19-day champion; he’ll go for #20 tomorrow!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, December 1, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Jeri $3,900 – $100 = $3,800 (What is sleepwalking?)
Rob $14,200 + $12,600 = $26,800 (What is a night owl?)
Cris $27,600 + $1,221 = $28,821 (What is night owl) (19-day total: $666,744)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) DOCTOR-ING UP LITERATURE $800 (clue #6)
Cris 2200 +2200 (Rob 0 Jeri 1000)
2) BIBLICAL DEMONS, DEVILS & SPIRITS $1200 (clue #10)
Rob 8600 +4400 (Cris 16000 Jeri -200)
3) CONTRACTIONS $800 (clue #21, $4800 left on board)
Jeri 1800 +1700 (Cris 23600 Rob 14200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 236
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Cris 5 5 5 5 4*
Cris 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 2 5
Rob 4 5 3 3 3* 5† 3 5
Jeri 2 2*
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 12 (0.20 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Cris $26,200 Coryat, 34 correct, 0 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer (32/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Rob $11,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Jeri $3,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 1 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000
Cris Pannullo, career statistics:
575 correct, 44 incorrect
30/31 on rebound attempts (on 73 rebound opportunities)
48.84% in first on buzzer (527/1079)
38/42 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $149,700)
12/19 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,316
Rob Lamanna, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Jeri Zulli, career statistics:
5 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,700)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,000
Cris Pannullo, to win:
20 games: 92.470%
Avg. streak: 31.280 games.
Jeri has a 46-year tradition of going to Homecoming at William & Mary.
Rob has a Charlie Murphy $5 chip as a treasured possession.
Cris dislikes olives.
- At $666,744, Cris moves to 7th all-time in terms of total winnings on the show (including tournaments).
- At 575, Cris passes David Madden for 9th all-time in terms of the number of correct responses given on the show. Julia Collins sits 8th at 584.
- This is not the type of game that a challenger needs to play if they want to defeat a champion like Cris; Cris needs to be starved of the Daily Doubles, and challengers need to take full advantage of them.
- Today’s box score: December 1, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Cris $27,600 Rob $14,200 Jeri $3,900)
Cris: Standard cover bet over Rob is $801. (Actual bet: $1,221)
Rob: If Cris makes a cover bet and is incorrect, he falls to $26,799. Bet at least $12,601. (Actual bet: $12,600)
Jeri: Bet between $0 and $2,299 to stay ahead of Rob in case he’s incorrect. (Actual bet: $100)
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