Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 21, 2021


Welcome back to another week of recaps here at The Jeopardy! Fan! Through 5 games, $105,801 has been donated to the Bowery Mission on behalf of Savannah Guthrie. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Reference Books) for Monday, June 21, 2021 (Season 37, Game 191):

Emily Dickinson made frequent use of a work by this family friend & said that for several years, it was “my only companion”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Michael Tran, a Ph.D. student from El Monte, California
Michael Tran on Jeopardy!
Jessica Newman, an attorney originally from Irvine, Kentucky
Jessica Newman on Jeopardy!
Emily White, a public relations specialist from Wilmington, Delaware (2-day total: $50,100)
Emily White on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Emily has bet very aggressively over her two victories, much to the delight of the viewers and the Bowery Mission alike. Her chances of victory, though, will likely depend on how well she does on the Daily Doubles.

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Correct response: Who is Noah Webster?


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Noah Webster founded Amherst College with Emily Dickinson’s grandfather Samuel Fowler Dickinson; after Dickinson’s family purchased a copy of the 1844 edition of Webster’s dictionary, the American Dictionary of the English Language. Dickinson referred to that dictionary as her “Lexicon”, relying on that dictionary significantly in her work. That 1844 edition was also the final edition that Webster worked on in its entirety. Dickinson scholars, thus, need to be familiar with that 1844 edition in order to best understand her work.


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

Scores going into Final:
Michael $14,000
Emily $5,800
Jessica $3,200


Tonight’s results:
Jessica $3,200 + $3,200 = $6,400 (Who was Webster?)
Emily $5,800 + $3,000 = $8,800 (Who is Webster?)
Michael $14,000 – $1,121 = $12,879 (Who is Roget?) (1-day total: $12,879)


Michael Tran, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 21, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jessica $4,400
Michael $400
Emily $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE OLYMPIC FLAME $600 (clue #28)
Emily 1200 -1200 (Jessica 4400 Michael 400)
2) YOU’RE ALL OVER THE MAP $800 (clue #3)
Emily 400 -1000 (Jessica 4400 Michael 800)
3) PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS $1200 (clue #25, $7200 left on board)
Michael 12800 -2000 (Emily 4200 Jessica 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -166


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: THE OLYMPIC FLAME $800 $1000
DJ! Round: AUTHORS’ THIRD BOOKS $400
Total Left On Board: $2,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 195 (1.02 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Michael $16,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Emily $8,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer (9/54), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Jessica $3,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 8 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer (21/54), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,200
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,600

Emily White, career statistics:
55 correct, 7 incorrect
7/9 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
26.19% in first on buzzer (44/168)
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800

Jessica Newman, career statistics:
15 correct, 8 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
38.89% in first on buzzer (21/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,200

Michael Tran, career statistics:
18 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000

Michael Tran, to win:
2 games: 45.718%
3: 20.902%
4: 9.556%
5: 4.369%
6: 1.997%
Avg. streak: 1.842 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through 6 days, $121,680 has been donated to the Bowery Mission. $1,816,656 has been donated to all charities.
  • While it’s always disappointing not to see all 61 clues, we’re still on a much better pace than previous seasons, and a combined 15 incorrect responses didn’t help today.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 21, 2021"

  1. Hopefully, there is going to be a 4-day or 5-day champion. So far, there have been many 3-day champions ever since Ken Jennings’s last episode of hosting.

  2. Brad (not Rutter) | June 21, 2021 at 4:59 pm |

    At this rate we’ll be seeing 2 game champs in the ToC. But well done to Mike.

  3. Guess we’ll never know if it was a lack of situational awareness or what, but Emily made a big tactical error in not ringing in on the last clue, and guessing something. She had $5,800, Michael had $14,000, and it was a $2,000 clue. A quick glance should have told her she had less than half his total, so she had to go for it. The only clue left on the board was a $400.

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