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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Compound Word Origins) for Tuesday, July 25, 2023 (Season 39, Game 227):
This compound word meant an astronomical object of exceptional brightness in 1910; it was soon applied to actors & athletes
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Julie Sisson, a library circulation assistant from Everett, Washington
|Andrew Knowles, a psychologist resident from Portland, Oregon
|Taylor Clagett, a marketing director originally from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland (2-day total: $31,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Taylor Clagett picked up a runaway victory in last night’s episode of Jeopardy; today, he faces off against Oregon’s Andrew Knowles and Washington’s Julie Sisson.
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Correct response: What is superstar?
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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the astronomical use of the word “superstar”, denoting a very large or bright celestial object, dates from G.P. Service’s Round Year with Stars v. 123, published in 1910. The term today is generally used to refer to high performers in any field, especially sports and acting.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, July 25, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Just Googly It; That Can Be A Greek Letter; The OED Describes The Animal; Rhyme The Time; Something’s Rotten; In Denmark)
All three players had a good opening round, but it was Taylor who led at both commercial breaks, thanks to getting the Daily Double correct on the 10th clue of the game.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Taylor 5 correct 1 incorrect
Andrew 5 correct 2 incorrect
Julie 2 correct 1 incorrect
Julie carries around an “L” Scrabble tile as a good luck charm from her grandmother.
Andrew can touch his tongue to his elbow.
Taylor builds child-size Adirondack chairs for his friends’ chldren.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Taylor 10 correct 1 incorrect
Andrew 8 correct 3 incorrect
Julie 5 correct 1 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: State The 19th Century Senator; Somebody Wrote That; This American Lake; Kiss & Tell; Writer-Directors; The Idioms Go Thataway)
Unfortunately for Julie, she nearly fell to $0 early in the round after a missed Daily Double. However, she had plenty of time to recover, and her going 4/5 in the idiom category meant that, even though Taylor got the Daily Double correct, Taylor didn’t have a runaway going into Final—in fact, things were very close going into clue #61!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Taylor 14 correct 2 incorrect
Julie 14 correct 2 incorrect
Andrew 17 correct 8 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 43 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Both challengers today were correct in Final, which means that Julie is your new champion! She’ll return tomorrow to defend.
Andrew $6,400 + $301 = $6,701 (What is superstar)
Julie $8,200 + $3,010 = $11,210 (What is Superstar?) (1-day total: $11,210)
Taylor $9,700 – $8,722 = $978 (What is star?)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) THAT CAN BE A GREEK LETTER $800 (clue #10)
Taylor 1800 +1800 (Andrew 1600 Julie 400)
2) SOMEBODY WROTE THAT $1600 (clue #2)
Julie 4200 -4000 (Taylor 6200 Andrew 4400)
3) THIS AMERICAN LAKE $1600 (clue #6, $26800 left on board)
Taylor 9000 +2300 (Andrew 3600 Julie 200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 30
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Taylor 5 4 3 4*
Andrew 4 5 2 1 3
Taylor 5† 5 4*
Julie 3 4* 2†
† – selection in same category as Daily Double
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: 43 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Julie $12,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Andrew $6,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 8 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Taylor $8,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,600
Lach Trash: $15,000 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,400
Taylor Clagett, career statistics:
55 correct, 15 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
33.92% in first on buzzer (58/171)
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,267
Andrew Knowles, career statistics:
18 correct, 8 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,400
Julie Sisson, career statistics:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
Julie Sisson, to win:
2 games: 30.456%
Avg. streak: 1.438 games.
- I hope that players waiting to play notice Julie’s lack of a cover bet here; it could affect strategy the rest of the week.
- Today’s box score: July 25, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Taylor $9,700 Julie $8,200 Andrew $6,400)
Taylor: Standard cover bet over Julie is $6,701. (Actual bet: $8,722)
Andrew: Play for the Triple Stumper and keep your score above $3,601. Thus, bet up to $2,799. (Actual bet: $301)
Julie: Standard cover bet over Andrew is $4,601. (Actual bet: $3,010)
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