Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, January 23, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Names) for Thursday, January 23, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 99):

A new Election Day ritual is leaving “I Voted” stickers on the headstone of this historic woman at a Rochester, New York cemetery

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Christine Delorme, an attorney from Washington, D.C.
Christine Delorme on Jeopardy!
Justin Weatherby, a business manager from New York, New York
Justin Weatherby on Jeopardy!
John Cuevas, a slot floorperson from San Marcos, California (1-day total: $29,001)
John Cuevas on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Susan B. Anthony?


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The practice of placing one’s “I Voted” sticker on Susan B. Anthony’s headstone became well-known in the 2016 election when thousands of Americans showed up at her gravesite on Election Day to pay gratitude to the American woman’s suffrage icon. Anthony was arrested on November 5, 1872, for illegally voting in that year’s presidential election. The 19th Amendment was passed nearly 50 years later.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
John $22,800
Christine $5,800
Justin $1,200


Tonight’s results:
Justin $1,200 + $1,200 = $2,400
Christine $5,800 + $0 = $5,800
John $22,800 + $710 = $23,510 (2-day total: $52,511)


John Cuevas, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 23, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
John $13,400
Christine $1,800
Justin -$400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) NEW ON THE BOOKSHELF $400 (28th pick)
John 8400 +5000 (Christine 1800 Justin -400)
2) GET YOUR “B.A.” DEGREE $1200 (4th pick)
John 14600 -3400 (Christine 1800 Justin 1200)
3) NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS $800 (15th pick)
John 14800 +3200 (Christine 4600 Justin 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 58


Unplayed clues:
J! round: NEW ON THE BOOKSHELF $200; THE OPERATING THEATER $200
DJ! round: BOOKS ABOUT ANCIENT HISTORY $2000; PROVERBIALLY YOURS $1600; THE NON-OPERATING THEATER $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $5,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 187 (1.89 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
John $19,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 49.02% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Christine $5,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.61% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Justin $1,200 Coryat, 6 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.65% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,200
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800


John Cuevas, stats to date:
48 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
43.69% in first on buzzer (45/103)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000

John Cuevas, to win:
3 games: 61.850%
4: 38.254%
5: 23.660%
6: 14.634%
7: 9.051%
Avg. streak: 3.621 games.

Andy’s Thoujoghts:

  • John has been wearing his Donate Life pin because his sister received a kidney a year and a half ago after a lengthy wait. He’s hoping that bringing awareness shortens the wait time for others.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, January 23, 2020"

  1. I got it right but was really nervous about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, given that she is from upstate New York herself. I just figured they wouldn’t be that tricky outside of ToC play, though.

  2. John large $5k wager in the J! round DD helped make the game an early runaway.

    Good to see him promoting a good cause and seeing someone from my same County (San Diego) win!

  3. they like susan b anthony as a FJ answer…….. low stress question for me as i didn’t have many other names to offer as an answer. someone who actually knows about women’s history would have had more choices

  4. Maurine Gutowski | January 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm |

    Glad all 3 got it; it’s sad when all 3 miss it. But I see that there were leftover questions, which usually means that contestants used up extra time not coming up with the right answer.

    • Frank Smith | January 23, 2020 at 4:42 pm |

      The leftover clues have been too frequent this week especially. Would it kill them to edit out down time during stop and stare Triple Stumpers?

    • And in addition we had 10 TSs by my count as well.And sometimes the first to ring in got it wrong, so the second one got it, also takes extra time, plus a couple of video clues. That all eats up time.
      Since it was a runaway – nice game John!- it did not matter, but often leftover clues could change the outcome in FJ!.

  5. Usually Alex is outstanding with pronunciations—but boy, did he ever butcher “Waupaca” today. It should be “waw-PACK-uh”, not the “WAW-puh-cuh” he said…

  6. I’m surprised John didn’t get a score correction after his answer of “Lisabeth Salander.” It should have been “Lisbeth.” Re Alex’s pronunciation, he ALWAYS mispronounces “Nabokov,” and it’s remarkable how often the name comes up.

    • I’ve been sitting here struggling to pronounce “Lisbeth” without a schwa between the S and the B, so I’m guessing the judges did a very similar thing in-studio and elected to accept the response.

      • Sam Kavanaugh | January 23, 2020 at 10:10 pm |

        It should come a little easier if you say it right after saying “Lisbon.” it’s likely that your brain is just so used to the name Elizabeth that it can’t not drop the schwa in there.

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