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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Name’s The Same) for Thursday, December 8, 2022 (Season 39, Game 64):
A cocktail, an island & a WWII venture originally called “Development of Substitute Materials” all bear this name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|A.Z. Madonna, a music journalist from Malden, Massachusetts
|Sriram Krishnan, a consultant from Falls Church, Virginia
|Ron Cheung, an economics professor from Lakewood, Ohio (1-day total: $19,599)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Yesterday, the post-Cris Pannullo era began with a barnstormer of a game; two players were both over $20,000 going into Final! Unfortunately, a Triple Stumper meant that Ron Cheung only finished with $19,599, but victory is just as important, as it means being able to come back the next day! Today, he faces A.Z. Madonna and Sriram Krishnan.
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Correct response: What is Manhattan?
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“Manhattan is an island” is a fact that the Jeopardy! writers like to throw out from time to time; today is no exception. The three parts of the clue refer to the cocktail (which, according to legend, was created for Winston Churchill’s mother at the Manhattan Club), the island itself in New York, and the World War II Manhattan Project (named as such because there were concerns that “Development of Substitute Materials” would attract too much attention; thus, the project was named after Col. James C. Marshall’s offices in Manhattan in New York.)
I like “Name’s the Same” clues, especially in Final, as they can often turn into a small puzzle, and the “a-ha!” moment is very satisfying when solved.
(Categories: The World Of Patent Models; Rhyme Time; “U” In History; A Night At The Opera; Monkey Business; Mark’s Brothers & Sisters)
A.Z. got off to a slow start, but found the Daily Double and pulled herself out of the hole by the opening break. Ron held the lead after 30 clues, buoyed by doing better on the signaling device.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Sriram 5 correct 0 incorrect
A.Z. 4 correct 2 incorrect
Ron 3 correct 3 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Ron 9 correct 3 incorrect
Sriram 8 correct 0 incorrect
A.Z. 8 correct 3 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Let’s Get Down To Cases; What A Novel Character!; In The Room; Countries From Wordplay Categories; Preparing For The Role; 1990s Vocab Test)
Ron and Sriram found the Daily Doubles in this round—Ron lost $3,000, and Sriram only bet a very conservative $2,000 on a second-row clue. This made the endgame much more stressful for Sriram, as he only barely clinched a runaway on the final clue of the round (Plus, he needed 5 correct at the bottom of the board). Scores going into clue #61 were Sriram at $21,800, Ron at $10,800, and A.Z. at $8,000.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Sriram 21 correct 0 incorrect
Ron 16 correct 4 incorrect
A.Z. 15 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).
Final Jeopardy! today was a triple stumper—for the third day running, we have a new champion! Sriram returns tomorrow to defend.
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, December 8, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
A.Z. $8,000 – $6,270 = $1,730 (What is a mai tai?)
Ron $10,800 – $5,201 = $5,599 (What is a martini?)
Sriram $21,800 – $0 = $21,800 (What is mai tai?) (1-day total: $21,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA $1000 (clue #14)
A.Z. -200 +1000 (Ron 600 Sriram 1800)
2) COUNTRIES FROM WORDPLAY CATEGORIES $1600 (clue #9)
Ron 7400 -3000 (Sriram 6600 A.Z. 4800)
3) 1990s VOCAB TEST $800 (clue #20, $13200 left on board)
Sriram 11000 +2000 (Ron 7200 A.Z. 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 78
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Ron 1 1 2 5 1
Sriram 2 3 4 2 3 4 5
A.Z. 4 5*
Ron 1 2 3 4* 1 2 1
Sriram 2 3 4 1 2*
A.Z. 3 4 5 4 3 3 4 5
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 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Sriram $20,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Ron $13,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
A.Z. $8,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,400
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Ron Cheung, career statistics:
30 correct, 8 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.95% in first on buzzer (33/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600
Sriram Krishnan, career statistics:
21 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,600
A.Z. Madonna, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Sriram Krishnan, to win:
2 games: 68.501%
Avg. streak: 3.175 games.
A.Z. is a classical music writer, unusually for her age.
Sriram skipped second grade.
Ron lives in a house that came from Sears in 1928.
- Today’s box score: December 8, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Sriram $21,800 Ron $10,800 A.Z. $8,000)
Ron: Standard cover bet over A.Z. is $5,201. (Actual bet: $5,201)
Sriram: Bet between $0 and $199 and enjoy victory! (Actual bet: $0)
A.Z.: If Ron covers you and is incorrect, he falls to $5,599. Limit your bet to $2,399. (Actual bet: $6,270)
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