Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 12, 2021

Happy Monday! Today is George Stephanopoulos’ first day as guest host. Jeopardy! has been matching all contestants’ winnings; this week’s charity is Share Our Strength. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category College Life) for Monday, July 12, 2021 (Season 37, Game 206):

This dish associated with Harvard goes back to the start of the school; the wife of the first headmaster made an awful version

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Tim Moon, an attorney originally from Syracuse, New York
Tim Moon on Jeopardy!
Jaclyn Schuenzel, a stay-at-home mom from Redmond, Washington
Jaclyn Schuenzel on Jeopardy!
Jen Jazwinski, an early literacy librarian from Algonquin, Illinois (2-day total: $59,201)
Jen Jazwinski on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jen has two wins under her belt; Win #1 was much more dominant than Win #2, though. Her chances of Win #3 will depend on whether we see the Jen that racked up $26,000 going into Final Jeopardy! or not.

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Correct response: What is hasty pudding?

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Hasty pudding is essentially a porridge of grains, traditionally wheat flour in 16th century Britain, that is boiled in water or milk until it has reached the consistency of an oatmeal. Harvard’s first headmaster, Nathaniel Eaton, was fired over accusations that his wife made a hasty pudding so awful that it was laced with goat dung. The dish later gave its name to one of the main Harvard social clubs, the Hasty Pudding Club; the founding members ate it at their first meeting.

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Scores going into Final:
Tim $22,200
Jen $13,600
Jaclyn $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Jaclyn $6,000 – $6,000 = $0 (What is figgy pudding?)
Jen $13,600 + $13,600 = $27,200 (What is hasty pudding?)
Tim $22,200 + $6,000 = $28,200 (What is hasty pudding) (1-day total: $28,200)

Tim Moon, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 12, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tim $8,800
Jen $4,800
Jaclyn $1,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) LAND OF NICKNAMES $800 (clue #25)
Tim 5400 +1600 (Jen 3400 Jaclyn 1600)
2) BUDDHISM $1600 (clue #20)
Tim 16400 +2600 (Jen 9600 Jaclyn 4800)
3) THE SECRETARY OF STATE, IN BRIEF $1600 (clue #25, $7200 left on board)
Tim 20200 +2000 (Jen 9600 Jaclyn 6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 55

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.96 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Tim $20,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jen $13,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jaclyn $6,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,400

Jen Jazwinski, career statistics:
65 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
35.67% in first on buzzer (61/171)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,933

Jaclyn Schuenzel, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000

Tim Moon, career statistics:
24 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,000

Tim Moon, to win:
2 games: 71.849%
3: 51.622%
4: 37.090%
5: 26.648%
6: 19.147%
Avg. streak: 3.552 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through George Stephanopoulos’ hosting stint, $31,200 has been donated to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. $2,175,220 has been donated in total through all hosts.
  • You can find three bonus clues from today’s GAMER’S DELIGHT category on Jeopardy’s YouTube channel.

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 12, 2021"

  1. Like Jaclyn, I remembered it was some type of pudding but couldn’t remember the right kind in the amount of time.

  2. My very wrong guess was “Harvard beets”.

  3. Daily Double success was key to both Jen and Tim. In her first win, Jen found all three Daily Doubles and was correct on all three. Today, it was Tim who used that approach against her.

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