Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Characters of the 1600s) for Monday, January 4, 2021 (Season 37, Game 71):
When the title character tells him that a great adventure may win him an island he can govern, he leaves his family
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Teal Patterson, a lawyer originally from Gainesville, Florida
|David Kaye, a high school English teacher from Scottsdale, Arizona
|Brayden Smith, a policy intern from Las Vegas, Nevada (4-day total: $97,799)
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Correct response: Who is Sancho Panza?
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Sancho Panza is the squire in Miguel de Cervantes’ famous 1605 novel Don Quixote; prior to being recruited as a squire, Sancho Panza was a simple farmer, but he left his family when he was promised a petty governorship for serving as squire.
If you’re looking at this clue and wondering how to figure out if they want Don Quixote and not Sancho Panza: note how they said “the title character” and not “this title character” and all “he/him” pronouns in the clue referred specifically to Sancho Panza.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Teal $5,000 – $5,000 = $0 (Who is Robinson Crusoe)
David $14,800 – $14,800 = $0 (Who is Robinson Crusoe)
Brayden $23,800 – $5,801 = $17,999 (Who is Gulliver?) (5-day total: $115,798)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GEOGRAPHIC ETYMOLOGY $600 (clue #17)
Brayden 5200 +5200 (David 4200 Teal 0)
2) 3-NAMERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY $1200 (clue #3)
David 6400 +6400 (Brayden 12600 Teal 1000)
3) -OLOGIES $800 (clue #16, $13200 left on board)
David 21200 -10000 (Brayden 17400 Teal 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 153
J! Round: GEOGRAPHIC ETYMOLOGY $200 FARMING U.S.A. $200
DJ! Round: -OLOGIES $400 REPLICAS $400 HOW DO YOU… $400
Total Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 130 (1.83 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Brayden $19,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 44.23% in first on buzzer (23/52), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Teal $5,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 0 incorrect, 7.69% in first on buzzer (4/52), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
David $19,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.54% in first on buzzer (19/52), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $5,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200
Brayden Smith, career statistics:
144 correct, 12 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
49.08% in first on buzzer (134/273)
11/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $26,600)
2/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,320
David Kaye, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
36.54% in first on buzzer (19/52)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,600
Teal Patterson, career statistics:
5 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
7.69% in first on buzzer (4/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Brayden Smith, to win:
6 games: 82.421%
Avg. streak: 9.689 games.
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