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Here’s today’s New York Times Clue of the Day (in the category Astronomy & Geography) for Monday, January 23, 2023 (Season 39, Game 96):
At the winter solstice, the sun is in Sagittarius; it once appeared in this constellation, giving a geographic feature its name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Anne Faircloth, a farmer from Clinton, North Carolina
|Duncan Bowling, an ICU nurse manager from Washington, DC
|Troy Meyer, a music executive from Tampa, Florida (2-day total: $62,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Welcome back to a new week of Jeopardy! episodes; our returning champion is a very strong player in Troy Meyer, who became only the 50th human in Jeopardy! history to have a single-game Coryat score of $30,000 or more in a single game. (Watson is also on the list, but Watson is clearly not a human.) Today’s challengers include Duncan Bowling and Anne Faircloth.
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Correct response: What is Capricorn?
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At the time when the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn were named, the Sun was in the Cancer constellation at the summer solstice, and in the Capricorn constellation at the winter solstice. However, due to the gradual change in the earth’s rotation, it is now in the constellation Gemini at the summer solstice and Sagittarius at the winter solstice. It will take 24,000 years at this point for the Sun to reappear in Cancer and Capricorn at the solstices.
One thing that is also important to state, in order to hopefully preemptively shut down the cadre of know-it-alls: Britannica titles the article about the constellation “Capricornus” as “Capricorn”.
(Categories: City Name Changes; The Oscar-Winning Formula; Medications; “Side” Effects; Chess Pains; Boating After Meals)
Troy doubled up early through the Daily Double in this round and had 17 correct over the opening round of the game! Duncan played well, but Anne struggled with the signalling device and was in third.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Troy 8 correct 0 incorrect
Duncan 4 correct 0 incorrect
Anne 3 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Troy 17 correct 0 incorrect
Duncan 8 correct 1 incorrect
Anne 5 correct 3 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Afghanistan & Pakistan; Now That’s Novel; Potent “P”otables; TV Connectors; Words Of Peace; Hey…Where’d Ya Go?)
The good news for Duncan: He found both Daily Doubles on back-to-back clues. The bad news for Duncan: He only got one of them correct. Anne’s struggled continued further on the signalling device; she was only able to get in twice in the entire round, as Troy cemented a runaway over the final clues of the game. The scores going into Final were Troy at $32,000, Duncan at $13,600, and Anne at $0.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Troy 34 correct 1 incorrect
Duncan 16 correct 2 incorrect
Anne 6 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 14 (0 today).
Both Troy and Duncan were correct in Final; Troy is now a 3-day champion, winnings at $97,600!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
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Scores going into Final:
Anne $0 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Duncan $13,600 + $2,500 = $16,100 (What is Capricorn?)
Troy $32,000 + $3,000 = $35,000 (What is Capricorn) (3-day total: $97,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CITY NAME CHANGES $600 (clue #8)
Troy 3200 +3200 (Duncan 800 Anne -200)
2) WORDS OF PEACE $1200 (clue #18)
Duncan 13200 +5000 (Troy 22400 Anne 0)
3) HEY…WHERE’D YA GO? $1200 (clue #19, $10000 left on board)
Duncan 18200 -5000 (Troy 22400 Anne 0)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 110
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Troy 4 5 4 4 3*
Anne 2 3
Troy 5 4 3 5 4 3 5
Duncan 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 3 3* 3*
Anne 1 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: 14 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Troy $29,400 Coryat, 34 correct, 1 incorrect, 54.39% in first on buzzer (31/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Duncan $14,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Anne $0 Coryat, 6 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,200
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Troy Meyer, career statistics:
93 correct, 5 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
49.12% in first on buzzer (84/171)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,800
Duncan Bowling, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,800
Anne Faircloth, career statistics:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $0
Troy Meyer, to win:
4 games: 92.030%
Avg. streak: 14.547 games.
Anne has a Masters in English and creative writing.
Duncan has Ken Jennings as a nemesis thanks to high school quiz bowl.
Troy met his wife because of Jeopardy.
- Today’s box score: January 23, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Troy $32,000 Duncan $13,600 Anne $0)
Troy: Limit your bet to $4,799. (Actual bet: $3,000)
Duncan: Bet whatever you like. I might go all in—just in case Troy accidentally overbets. (Actual bet: $2,500)
Anne: (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
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