Final Jeopardy: City Names

The Final Jeopardy question (12/13/2016) in the category “City Names” was:

Cuba’s second-most populous city & a South American capital share this name that refers to St. James.

7x champ Tim Aten has now won $107,499. Today his challengers are: Cindy Stowell, from Austin, TX; and Garrett Levenbrook, from Montclair, NJ.

Round 1 Categories: Last Name’s the Same – All about Animals – That’s a Greek Letter – Alliteration – Georgia – Holiday Duets

Garrett found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “All About Animals” under the $800 clue on the 15th pick of the round. He just got out of the hole and had $0, $1,600 less than Tim’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.

While it feeds mainly on termites & the insect in its name, this toothless mammal also enjoys avocados. show

Tim finished in the lead with $5,000. Garrett was second with $2,400 and Cindy was last with $2,200.

Round 2 Categories: That Old-Time Religion – No Stan Lee Cameo – Books of the 1930s – The Military at Home – Lesser-known Historic Names – To the End”the” Degree

Cindy found the first Daily Double in “No Stan Lee Cameo” under the $1,200 clue on the 10th pick. She was in second place with $5,000 at this point, $4,800 less than Tim’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.

The Russkies invaded the U.S. in this Swayze flick, & despite the cries for “Wolverines”, neither Logan nor Stan showed up. show

Garrett found the last Daily Double in “Old-Time Religion” under the $1,200 clue on the 13th pick. In third place with $1,600, he had $10,100 less than Tim’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.

The 1947 discovery of these gave scholars glimpses into early Judaism. show

Cindy finished in the lead with $12,200. Tim was second with $11,400 and Garrett was last with $2,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Santiago is Spanish for Saint James and refers to the patron saint of Spain, James the Apostle (or James the Great). Pedro de Valdiva founded Chile’s capital city in 1541, dedicating it to Saint James, as many South American and Caribbean cities were back then. Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founded Santiago de Cuba, the country’s 2nd largest city, even earlier– in 1514.

Jeopardy! has had many clues about Chile’s capital over the years, but here is one that had to do with a different country’s capital that also honored St. James from 5/15/1999: SAINTS ($400) This country’s capital was orginally Santiago de Leon de Caracas, after Santiago, or Saint James

Garrett thought it was Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital. Its name honors the Assumption of Mary. That cost him $1,000 and he finished with $1,800.

Tim had the same response. He lost $3,600 and had $7,800.

Cindy got it right. She bet $10,601 so she won the match with $22,801. As you know from the news reports, Cindy passed away from cancer last week and donated her winnings to cancer research. How wonderful that she won this match! May she win more tomorrow.

Final Jeopardy (12/13/2016) Tim Aten, Garrett Levenbrook, Cindy Stowell

A triple stumper from each round:

GEORGIA ($600) This founder’s name is on the Girl Scout National Center in Savannah

BOOKS OF THE 1930S ($1000) Ding! Ding! This hard-boiled 1934 novel was James M. Cain’s first

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “South America”

In 2004 the dollar replaced the guilder as the monetary unit of this country. show

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20 Responses

  1. Alex Epstein says:

    Oh wow didn’t notice that with Tim kutz and Tim Aten and they also both have four letter last names isn’t that really crazy and they both might be in the TOC

    • VJ says:

      Tim Aten won 7 games though, so that puts him higher on the ToC list than Andrew Pau, Hunter Appler and Pranjal Vachaspati, all 6x winners. Then Tim Kutz is the highest on the 4x winners.

      Tim Aten tweeted that he was unhappy about blanking out on the Final, and said he couldn’t complain about losing to a very good player, after 7 wins. There’s a player named Edward in Wednesday’s match who is from San Jose. I wonder if Edward and Garrett’s places had been switched, if Tim would have made the San connection.

      btw, Santiago is a very popular first name. It’s the No. 1 male name in Mexico and was No. 127 in the most popular American male names in 2015.

  2. Matt James says:

    My girlfriend is in a similar situation and my heart and thoughts go out to her boyfriend and family. I know nothing can bring back someone you’ve lost but it’s important to remember her as she once was, and not what the sickness turned her in to. Rest in peace my sister.

  3. TaiwanBill says:

    How gosh darn sad! Such a nice young person. I’m almost afraid to watch the show tonight, but I know that I will.

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    Uh, Alex didn’t even mention Cindy Stowell’s illness when this episode aired!

    • Eamonn says:

      Guessing they’ll probably add something to the episode when her run ends. It’s so great that not only did she get to be on, but she became a champ and displaced a seven-game winner too. Was not expecting that – actually got choked up when she won.

    • Matt James says:

      I’m glad he didn’t. I’m sure she wasn’t embarrassed, but I’m sure she and so many others, don’t wish to be defined by her illness. I think it was the right call.

  5. Kaye says:

    Glad Cindy won. Wonder if she saw all the games she was on before passing away?

    • VJ says:

      @Kaye, Yes, Cindy did get to see her games. The news report that I linked to in the recap is on the local Austin TV station’s website. The reporter visited and talked with Cindy’s boyfriend and it has some of the footage from this episode. Near the end of the video, the reporter states that Cindy got to see her game before it aired from her hospital bed.

      Just guessing they didn’t say “games” because it would give away that she won and, somehow, they didn’t realize they were giving away all the games that Tim was going to win by publishing that last Wednesday. showing that Tim was still occupying the champ’s spot!!

      • rhonda says:

        Thanks so much for posting the link to the news report. I am glad that Cindy got to see her games before they aired. She was quite special, my heart goes out to her loved ones.

  6. aaaa says:

    43/56 here

  7. jacob ska says:

    Wow. There wasn’t a dry eye in my household at the end of that game. What a courageous young lady. RIP Cindy.

  8. rhonda says:

    So sad to see sweet Cindy on the show and know that she is no longer here. I am very happy that she won.

    • jacob ska says:

      Rhonda, same here.

    • VJ says:

      Same here, too. I actually had a dream that she won last night and am happy that the show put her on as soon as they could.

      Of course, I did not see the FJ question in the dream but if I had, all 3 would have been right and Cindy still would win because she was in the lead.

      LINK 12 more clues from this match

  9. jt says:

    RIP Cindy.I believe she’s the one who passed away last week. Congrats up there ;)

  10. Dalton Higbee says:

    Glad to see Cindy won. Looking forward to seeing her again tomorrow.

    • William Weyser says:

      I did not expect Cindy to win, but we’ll see Tim Aten in the Tournament Of Champions.

      • Dalton Higbee says:

        Why didn’t you expect Cindy to win?

        $107,000 and $107,499 (just $499) separating Tim Kutz and Tim Aten.