Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Contemporary Authors) for Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 162):

Publishers Weekly has dubbed this former middle school English teacher turned bestselling author “Storyteller of the Gods”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Gary Patent, a screenwriter & actor from Los Angeles, California
Gary Patent on Jeopardy!
Sidra Condron, a marketing manager from Phoenix, Arizona
Sidra Condron on Jeopardy!
Andrew Cramer, a program manager from Seattle, Washington (1-day total: $3,599)
Andrew Cramer on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Rick Riordan?

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Rick Riordan—who taught at a middle school in San Francisco for eight years before becoming a bestselling author—is best known for his Percy Jackson & the Olympians series of books, about a 12-year-old Percy Jackson who discovers that Greek god Poseidon is his father. In the mid-2000s, he had been mulling over the next entry in his Tres Navarre series when his son Haley urged him to write about the stories Rick had been telling him about Greek mythology, with the ADHD-suffering Jackson front and center (Haley also suffers from ADHD). Thus, the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series was born.

The Publishers Weekly dubbing came as a result of a 2015 article.

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

Scores going into Final:
Gary $16,800
Andrew $11,400
Sidra $4,600

Tonight’s results:
Sidra $4,600 + $4,600 = $9,200 (Who is Rick Riordan?)
Andrew $11,400 – $5,401 = $5,999 (Who is Percy Jackson Hi Baby Bettie)
Gary $16,800 + $6,001 = $22,801 (Who is Rick Riordan) (1-day total: $22,801)

Gary Patent, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 21, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Gary $8,800
Andrew $4,200
Sidra $2,200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) LEGALESE $800 (clue #16)
Andrew 1800 +1800 (Sidra 600 Gary 5600)
2) SILICON VALLEY $2000 (clue #18)
Andrew 10600 +1200 (Sidra 4600 Gary 14400)
3) AROUND THE GARDEN $1200 (clue #25)
Gary 14000 +2000 (Andrew 11400 Sidra 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 126

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 352 (2.17 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Gary $16,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.40% in first on buzzer (23/53), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sidra $4,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.98% in first on buzzer (9/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Andrew $11,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,800
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600

Andrew Cramer, career statistics:
27 correct, 12 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
31.68% in first on buzzer (32/101)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,700

Sidra Condron, career statistics:
9 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
16.98% in first on buzzer (9/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600

Gary Patent, career statistics:
23 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
43.40% in first on buzzer (23/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000

Gary Patent, to win:
2 games: 54.286%
3: 29.470%
4: 15.998%
5: 8.685%
6: 4.714%
Avg. streak: 2.188 games.
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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, April 21, 2020"

  1. John McCleary | April 21, 2020 at 11:42 am |

    Congrats Gary! I definitely think he can win 5 games. Can someone please explain to me what Coryat Scores are? I’m only 13 and I have trouble figuring out what it is.

    • If you buzz in and get the question right, you get its value. If you buzz in and get it wrong, you lose its value. For Daily Doubles, if you get it right, you gain the original value of the clue (so a $1200 clue in Double Jeopardy that you bet $5000 on only gives you $1200); if you get it wrong, there’s no punishment because you were forced to answer it.

    • John McCleary | April 21, 2020 at 12:29 pm |

      Thank you Dave! I understand now!

      • the few times i track my coryat, i give myself 35-40% of single jeopardy and 50% of double jeopardy points (positive for right answers and negative for wrong answers) to account for the fact you won’t be first on the buzzer all the time…… curious if anyone else assigns percentages for this

  2. Congrats to our new champ…the one day streak continurs, so do the unplayed clues.

    • John McCleary | April 21, 2020 at 3:13 pm |

      I highly believe Gary will break the streak. Let’s hope I’m not jinxing myself though!

    • Felicity Flesher won 2 games before losing to Andrew Cramer. It’s not really a streak if it’s just one champion losing their first defense.
      I was expecting numerous unplayed clues as soon as Alex said James Taylor would be delivering the clues because the celebrity guest reader categories typically feature very long clues being read at a much slower cadence than Alex reads. This category was no exception.

  3. R. B. Smada | April 21, 2020 at 7:29 pm |

    Gary looks like Brad Rutter

  4. Maurine Gutowski | April 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm |

    Several times I didn’t hear Gary say “what is” but maybe it was because all his answers were really fast. I think people shouldn’t be penalized for that lack; it’s confusing to everybody if the answer was indeed correct. (If a person rings in first but hesitates, having to say “what is” is an advantage.)

    • Having the contestants answer in the form of a question is the distinguishing premise of the show.

  5. Virginia Sycamore | April 21, 2020 at 8:23 pm |

    I was thinking of Frank McCourt for a school teacher who became a great story teller.

  6. center ice | April 22, 2020 at 2:14 am |

    Is the “no shout-out” edict no longer in effect?

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