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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Authors) for Monday, September 18, 2023 (Season 40, Game 6):
He dedicated books to each of his 4 wives, including Hadley Richardson & Martha Gellhorn
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Matt Walks, a digital journalist originally from Billings, Montana
|Deanna Bolio, a community outreach supervisor from Campbell, California
|Elliott Goodman, a history & Latin teacher from Culver City, California
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Last week, Hari Parameswaran advanced to the Champions Wildcard competition beginning October 2. This week, nine more contestants return to the Alex Trebek Stage for a second chance to become a Jeopardy! champion. Elliott Goodman, Deanna Bolio, and Matt Walks are your first three.
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Correct response: What is Ernest Hemingway?
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Each of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives received a book dedication: The Sun Also Rises was dedicated to Hadley Richardson, Death in the Afternoon was dedicated to Pauline Pfeiffer, For Whom the Bell Tolls to Martha Gellhorn, and Across the River and Into the Trees to Mary Welsh. There are some reports that Hemingway’s good friend F. Scott Fitzgerald once joked that Hemingway wanted a wife for each book he wrote.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, September 18, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: American History; Book Titles In Other Words; Restaurant Hijinks; It Belongs In This Museum; Talk Like A Pirate; Enemies–Not A Love Story)
Thanks to the judges overturning a ruling of Ken’s, things went from a close game to a not-so-close game after 15 clues. However, things became close again after 30, thanks to Matt getting the Daily Double incorrect.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Matt 5 correct 1 incorrect
Elliott 5 correct 2 incorrect
Deanna 2 correct 1 incorrect
Matt has started dating someone who watched him on the show.
Deanna was disappointed to lose, but was happy Alex said she’d played “a helluva game”.
Elliott bet $928 for “good luck”.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Elliott 8 correct 3 incorrect
Matt 10 correct 2 incorrect
Deanna 7 correct 1 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Latin America; 21st Century News; Science; Activists; 1990s Hitmakers; Word”le”)
The good news for Matt—he found both Daily Doubles. The bad news for Matt—he was definitely twice bitten, third-time shy. In a situation that probably called for a True Daily Double, Matt did not do so with 8 clues left on the board, and the money left on the table was enough to give Deanna a runaway going into Final!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Deanna 19 correct 1 incorrect
Elliott 16 correct 4 incorrect
Matt 19 correct 5 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Deanna having a runaway was even more crucial, as Matt was the only player correct in Final! However, Deanna’s runaway means that she gets to come back on Thursday and Friday!
Matt $8,000 + $7,999 = $15,999 (Who is Hemingway?)
Elliott $8,800 – $8,800 = $0 (Who
Deanna $19,600 – $926 = $18,674 (Who is Mark Twain?) (Finalist)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) IT BELONGS IN THIS MUSEUM $600 (clue #18)
Matt 4400 -3000 (Elliott 2600 Deanna 400)
2) WORD”LE” $2000 (clue #11)
Matt 7600 -3000 (Elliott 4000 Deanna 8800)
3) ACTIVISTS $1200 (clue #22, $6400 left on board)
Matt 5000 +3000 (Elliott 5200 Deanna 17200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -48
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Elliott 4 4 4 3 5 5
Deanna 2 5 2
Matt 4 4 4 5 5 5 3 3 3*
Elliott 3 5 5
Deanna 2 4 2 3 4 2 3† 3 4 1 1
Matt 5 1 5 5* 4 5 4† 3*
† – 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: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Deanna $19,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Matt $12,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Elliott $8,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $3,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400
Elliott Goodman, career statistics:
38 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (38/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800
Deanna Bolio, career statistics:
44 correct, 5 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,700
Matt Walks, career statistics:
38 correct, 9 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
33.93% in first on buzzer (38/112)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,000
- I said what I wanted to in my recap above when it comes to the last Daily Double.
- Today’s box score: September 18, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Deanna $19,600 Elliott $8,800 Matt $8,000)
Elliott: Bet $7,201 to cover Matt.(Actual bet: $8,800)
Deanna: Limit your bet to $1,999. (Actual bet: $926)
Matt: Limit your bet to $6,399 in the battle for second.(Actual bet: $7,999)
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