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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Name’s The Same) for Wednesday, July 12, 2023 (Season 39, Game 218):
A 1931 Charlie Chaplin film & a West Coast bookstore open since 1953 both bear this name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Mia McGill, a communications specialist from Minneapolis, Minnesota
|Ittai Sopher, a digital journalist & news producer from New Orleans, Louisiana
|Justin White, a director of orchestra personnel from Overland Park, Kansas (1-day total: $14,701)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Yesterday, Justin White became the 70th person to win a regular-play game of Jeopardy! this season, after being the only person to get a Final Jeopardy correct about the Olympics. Today he faces off against New Orleans’s Ittai Sopher and Minneapolis’s Mia McGill.
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Correct response: What is City Lights?
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Considered by many to be Charlie Chaplin’s best film, City Lights was a 1931 silent romantic comedy starring Chaplin’s Tramp character as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill). Peter D. Martin then used the name for a literary magazine in the early-’50s, publishing poetry from Bay Area writers such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti. When Martin wished to open an all-paperback bookstore, he used the same name; Martin and Ferlinghetti jointly owned the bookstore until 1955, when Ferlinghetti purchased Martin’s share of the business. The bookstore has become famous for contributing to San Francisco culture and its literary scene, and was in the national spotlight in the late 1950s after Allen Ginsberg’s poem Howl was brought up on obscenity charges. (Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that any book with “the slightest redeeming social importance” should be given First Amendment protection.)
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
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(Categories: State Insects; The ____ Of Canada; Revival; Tv Quick Takes; Slang; Reading With Jenna Bush Hager)
All three players had a strong opening round, with Ittai holding the lead at both commercial breaks, courtesy his three $1,000 correct responses.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Ittai 5 correct 0 incorrect
Justin 5 correct 0 incorrect
Mia 3 correct 0 incorrect
Mia likes to read the plot summary of Wikipedia before watching movies.
Ittai studied abroad in Ecuador.
Justin got to slice bagels with George Brett after the 2015 World Series.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Ittai 7 correct 0 incorrect
Mia 9 correct 1 incorrect
Justin 9 correct 1 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Roman Emperors; Double-Vowel Places; “High” There; Kevin Sent; Walking & Talking; Taking A Ride)
Justin got the first Daily Double correct in this round; unfortunately, Ittai got his incorrect to make things much closer. Mia made a strong run near the end of the round, but time ran out with her score $400 short of Ittai’s lead.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Ittai 11 correct 2 incorrect
Mia 14 correct 2 incorrect
Justin 14 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 39 (3 today).
Scores going into Final:
Final Jeopardy! today was a triple get, and Ittai is our new champion!
Justin $4,800 + $4,514 = $9,314 (What is City Lights?)
Mia $6,200 + $6,000 = $12,200 (What is City Lights!)
Ittai $6,600 + $5,801 = $12,401 (What is City Lights?) (1-day total: $12,401)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) STATE INSECTS $800 (clue #10)
Ittai 1000 +1000 (Justin 1200 Mia 2000)
2) DOUBLE-VOWEL PLACES $1200 (clue #3)
Justin 1800 +1800 (Ittai 4200 Mia 4200)
3) ROMAN EMPERORS $1200 (clue #11, $20000 left on board)
Ittai 7000 -2000 (Justin 4400 Mia 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 161
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Justin 1 2 1 3
Ittai 4 4*
Mia 5 4 3 2
Justin 4 5 3* 3 4
Ittai 3 4 3*
Mia 4 5 2
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: KEVIN SENT $400 WALKING & TALKING $400 TAKING A RIDE $400
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 39 (0.18 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Ittai $8,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer (10/54), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Mia $6,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer (16/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Justin $4,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer (16/54), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $18,800
Lach Trash: $22,800 (on 17 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200
Justin White, career statistics:
33 correct, 9 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.53% in first on buzzer (35/111)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600
Ittai Sopher, career statistics:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
18.52% in first on buzzer (10/54)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400
Mia McGill, career statistics:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
29.63% in first on buzzer (16/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200
Ittai Sopher, to win:
2 games: 26.792%
Avg. streak: 1.366 games.
- It’s only fair I point it out when Ken misses it—he should have pointed out that Justin was allowed to bet up to $2,000.
- I’m quite surprised that Justin was permitted to make the wager he did in Final; I would posit that this should fall under the subset of wagers not permitted for reasons of broadcast standards.
- Today’s box score: July 12, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Ittai $6,600 Mia $6,200 Justin $4,800)
Justin: Bet between $1,801 and $2,000 and play for the Triple Stumper. (Actual bet: $4,514)
Ittai: Standard cover bet over Mia is $5,801. (Actual bet: $5,801)
Mia: Standard cover bet over Justin is $3,401. (Actual bet: $6,000)
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