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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Novels) for Tuesday, September 5, 2023 (Season 39, Game 1):
“This bell was named Marie…alone in the southern tower, with her sister Jacqueline, a bell of lesser size”, says this novel
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Katherine May, a financial institution risk manager from Riverside, Illinois
|Tim Faulkner, a paperboy from Kalamazoo, Michigan
|Luigi de Guzman, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
We still have four more encore presentations before the Season 40 first-run episodes begin next Monday!. The first one of these takes us back to the Season 39 premiere episode, where Luigi de Guzman takes on Tim Faulkner and Katherine May. Cris Pannullo said in his Inside Jeopardy! interview that he thought Luigi was a very strong player, and I absolutely agree with that. Luigi is definitely very capable of going on a lengthy postseason run once the strike ends!
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Correct response: What is The Hunchback of Notre Dame? (Notre-Dame de Paris)
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is Victor Hugo’s famous 1831 novel about Quasimodo, Notre Dame’s bell-ringer, that served to turn the Paris cathedral into a national French icon. The quote from today’s clue comes from Chapter III of the work, whose full text is available at the Gutenberg Project.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Here Comes 39; World Capital Rhyme Time; All Kinds Of Doors; Writers & Their Works; Chump Change; Ralph Macchio Talks Cobra Kai)
All three players got off to a good start over the first 15 clues, but Luigi found another gear after the first commercial break. He picked up 10 correct in the last 15 clues of the round, including a Daily Double, to have $14,000 after 30 clues!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Luigi 7 correct 0 incorrect
Tim 5 correct 1 incorrect
Katherine 3 correct 2 incorrect
Katherine got to play the National Anthem at the World Series.
Tim does not have a bicycle.
Luigi has had a lot of people from his past reach out.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Luigi 17 correct 0 incorrect
Katherine 6 correct 3 incorrect
Tim 7 correct 2 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: On The Road Again; 11-Letter Words; Discoveries; Canadian History; Finance & Investing; That’s So Sir/Reel!)
Luigi’s dominance of the game continued in Double Jeopardy!, as he picked up another 17 correct and two more Daily Doubles (for a total of $10,000 in this round!) Tim and Katherine barely got in, and the three unplayed clues certainly felt like an act of mercy by the timekeeper (though to be fair, the Ralph Macchio category in the opening round was a little on the long side as well).
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Luigi 34 correct 2 incorrect
Tim 9 correct 2 incorrect
Katherine 8 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 3 (3 today).
Scores going into Final:
Luigi and Tim got Final correct today, which means that Luigi is now a 2-day champion! He goes for win #3 tomorrow, and probably put the fear of God into his upcoming opponents with his performance today!
Katherine $1,400 – $0 = $1,400 (What is Don Quixote?)
Tim $5,200 + $200 = $5,400 (What is The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Luigi $38,400 + $4,000 = $42,400 (What is The Hunchback of Notre Dame?) (2-day total: $65,801)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) WRITERS & THEIR WORKS $800 (clue #29)
Luigi 9000 +4000 (Tim 2000 Katherine 2200)
2) DISCOVERIES $800 (clue #13)
Luigi 19200 +4000 (Tim 4000 Katherine 2600)
3) CANADIAN HISTORY $1200 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Luigi 30400 +6000 (Tim 5200 Katherine 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 85
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Luigi 1 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 5 2 4 1 3 4*
Tim 2 5 2 3 4 3 5
Katherine 1 5 1 4 3 2
Luigi 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 2* 3† 4† 5† 2 3 1 2 3*
Tim 1 1 4 5
† – selection in same category as Daily Double
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: FINANCE & INVESTING $1200 $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $4,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (3.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Luigi $27,200 Coryat, 34 correct, 2 incorrect, 55.56% in first on buzzer (30/54), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Tim $5,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer (9/54), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Katherine $1,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,800
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Luigi de Guzman, career statistics:
60 correct, 4 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
47.75% in first on buzzer (53/111)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,600
Tim Faulkner, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
16.67% in first on buzzer (9/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200
Katherine May, career statistics:
8 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,400
Note: The above career statistics are as of the original air date of today’s game, September 12, 2022.
- Regarding the judge’s ruling on the final Daily Double, I think it was fine, as Luigi gave the name of the company that still fit the essence of the clue, even though he did not just give the body of water.
- Link to the box score: September, 5, 2023 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Luigi $38,400 Tim $5,200 Katherine $1,400)
Luigi: You can bet between $0 and $27,999 and enjoy win #2! Remember, though, that you are essentially betting actual money in a runaway game like this. (Actual bet: $4,000)
Tim: Bet between $0 and $2,399 and clinch second place. (Actual bet: $200)
Katherine: It doesn’t really matter what you bet today, you’re probably finishing third. (Actual bet: $0)
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