Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 18, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, November 18, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: SCIENCE & MATH VOCABULARY

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: These 2 words are just 1 letter different; one is a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Apurva Kanneganti, a senior from Germantown, Tennessee
Antonio Karides, a junior from Severna Park, Maryland
Michael Borecki, a junior from Darien, Connecticut

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What are vortex and vertex?


Results will go up on the main page late afternoon, with full stats early evening. They will be seen in the comments section at the bottom of the main page.


I have to say, the writers have put up three excellent Final Jeopardy! clues this week for the semifinals. Each one of them, in my opinion, would be worthy of the regular game. This one is no different. (It might help that I myself am a bit of a word nerd and thus enjoy the “closely related words” Finals.

In that vein, one of my favorites was this one back in 2003:

GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: These 2 words are anagrams of each other & for our location now one is about 34, the other about 74

I can’t wait for the finals; those go Monday and Tuesday of next week!

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7 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 18, 2016"

  1. I can’t wait for the finals, either!

  2. Andy Saunders | November 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Michael $25,400
    Apurva $8,600
    Antonio -$4,200

    Final Results:
    Apurva $8,600 + $8,600 = $17,200
    Michael $25,400 – $0 = $25,400 (What is gg, guys?)

    Michael’s reponse is in homage to Alex Jacob’s response in Game 1 of the 2015 Tournament of Champions final.

    Scores after the opening round:
    Michael $7,400
    Apurva $5,000
    Antonio $1,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SOUTHERN HISTORY $800 (1st pick)
    Michael 0 +1000 (Antonio 0 Apurva 0)

    2) PHYSICS $1600 (6th pick)
    Michael 9400 +2000 (Apurva 6200 Antonio 1400)
    3) “C” THE WORLD $1200 (12th pick)
    Michael 14200 +4000 (Apurva 7800 Antonio -200)

    Unplayed clues:
    DJ! round: THE RHYMES OF LIVE & LOVE $2000

    Game Stats:
    Michael $22,000 Coryat, 30 correct, 2 incorrect, 48.21% in first on buzzer
    Apurva $8,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
    Antonio -$4,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 6 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer

    Michael Borecki, stats to date:
    55 correct
    4 incorrect
    6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    42.47% in first on buzzer (48/113)
    Average Coryat: $20,300

    Antonio Karides, stats to date:
    27 correct
    8 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    29.20% in first on buzzer (33/113)
    Average Coryat: $4,600

    Apurva Kanneganti, stats to date:
    31 correct
    6 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    27.19% in first on buzzer (31/114)
    Average Coryat: $8,200

  3. Poor Antonio!

  4. Yes, exactly Dalton! Either Antonio just had a bad day, or he & Apurva were just both up against a buzzer demon, in Michael. A buzzer demon is a very tough player, who is fast on ringing in with the buzzer, or a signaling device, and that intimidates his or her 2 opponents.

  5. And yes, ”Buzzer Demon” is my nickname for a very tough player.

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