Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 21, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Words in the News) for Friday, August 21, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 155):

On September 25, 2019, searches on for the definition of this 3-word Latin term increased by 5,500%

This episode originally aired on April 10, 2020.

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Today’s contestants:

Nibir Sarma, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota from Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Nibir Sarma on Jeopardy!
Natalie Hathcote, a junior at Liberty University from Parker, Colorado
Natalie Hathcote on Jeopardy!
Tyler Combs, a senior at Indiana University from Greenfield, Indiana
Tyler Combs on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is quid pro quo?

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A term which means “something for something”, the Latin term “quid pro quo” entered the news due to the impeachment of Donald Trump, due to his dealings with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky; it was charged that Trump requested an investigation of Hunter Biden as a precondition for Ukraine being delivered Congressionally authorized military aid.

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

Scores going into Final:
Tyler $29,200
Natalie $9,800
Nibir $9,700

Tonight’s results:
Nibir $9,700 + $8,748 = $18,448 (What is quid pro quo?)
Natalie $9,800 – $5,400 = $4,400 (What is writ of centura)
Tyler $29,200 – $800 = $28,400 (What is cogito) (Semi-Finalist)

Tyler Combs, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 21, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Marshall Comeaux, $17,599
Tuesday: Nathaniel Miller, $24,001
Wednesday: Londyn Lorenz, $20,801
Thursday: Joe Coker, $30,200
Friday: Tyler Combs, $28,400
1. Nibir Sarma, $18,448
2. Kayla Kalhor, $16,501
3. Beni Keown, $15,800
4. Xiaoke Ying, $12,800
5. Emma Farrell, $6,799
6. Sophie Casarico, $6,400
7. Natalie Hathcote, $4,400
8. Kylie Weaver, $2,000
9. Sirad Hassan, $100
10. Alistair Gray, $1

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Natalie $7,800
Tyler $3,800
Nibir $2,600

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) OLD DEUTERONOMY $600 (clue #4)
Natalie 1000 +1000 (Tyler 200 Nibir 400)
2) LITERARY GENRES $1200 (clue #11)
Tyler 16600 +3400 (Natalie 9800 Nibir 3400)
3) HEAD FOR THE HILLS $1200 (clue #17)
Nibir 10200 -2500 (Tyler 21600 Natalie 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 96

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 332 (2.14 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Tyler $27,000 Coryat, 29 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Nibir $12,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Natalie $9,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $48,600
Lach Trash: $1,800 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600

Tyler Combs, career statistics:
29 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,000

Natalie Hathcote, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Nibir Sarma, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

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