Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Geography) for Monday, January 25, 2021 (Season 37, Game 86):
Of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, these 2 on opposite sides of it are the smallest & largest in area
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|Elliott Kalan, a writer originally from Millburn, New Jersey
|Madeline Johnson, a digital marketing manager from Portland, Oregon
|Brian Chang, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois (4-day total: $88,102)
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Correct response: What are Algeria and Monaco?
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This, in my opinion, is a tough one. Once you realize what the correct responses are, it’s more obvious—Monaco is one of the world’s smallest countries, and Algeria is 10th-largest—but getting to that point is the difficult part. If you get lost at any point along the way, the chances of you being able to write down the correct response in 30 seconds go down significantly.
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Scores going into Final:
Madeline $9,400 – $2,801 = $6,599 (What are Libya + Monacp?)
Elliott $14,200 – $4,601 = $9,599 (What are France and Gre)
Brian $20,200 + $8,201 = $28,401 (What are Algeria + Monaco?) (5-day total: $116,503)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 17 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NAME THAT MALE AUTHOR $600 (clue #15)
Brian 3600 +3600 (Madeline -200 Elliott 1000)
2) MUSICAL THEATER $1600 (clue #2)
Madeline 4800 +3000 (Brian 7400 Elliott 2600)
3) PHILOSOPHY $1200 (clue #11, $22800 left on board)
Elliott 5800 +4000 (Brian 11400 Madeline 9000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 231
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 150 (1.74 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Brian $17,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Elliott $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Madeline $8,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Brian Chang, career statistics:
120 correct, 13 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 21 rebound opportunities)
40.57% in first on buzzer (114/281)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,300)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,720
Madeline Johnson, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Elliott Kalan, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400
Brian Chang, to win:
6 games: 55.215%
Avg. streak: 6.233 games.
- This is the first game with a first break taking place on Clue 17 or later since May 12, 2010.
- Brian had the advantage in Final Jeopardy, because the scores had Elliott in “Stratton’s Dilemma”—he could not both bet to win a Double Stumper with Brian and bet to cover Madeline.
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