Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 13, 2021


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Inventors & Inventions) for Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (Season 37, Game 207):

In 1899 James Atkinson patented his new & improved one of these, including its spring-powered snapping action

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Alex Lamb, a data scientist from Lake Forest, California
Alex Lamb on Jeopardy!
Lauren Fisk, a teacher originally from San Antonio, Texas
Lauren Fisk on Jeopardy!
Tim Moon, an attorney originally from Syracuse, New York (1-day total: $28,200)
Tim Moon on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Tim put up a very strong performance with over $22,000 going into Final Jeopardy! yesterday; however, if your Coryat score is over $20,000 and you go 3 for 3 on Daily Doubles, you really need to go into Final Jeopardy! with a runaway, and that didn’t happen yesterday. Tim obviously has the skill, he needs to do a better job of betting on himself and bet the Daily Doubles more aggressively. I could see him going on a long run if this happens.


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Correct response: What is a mousetrap?


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Atkinson’s mousetrap, a flat snap mousetrap with spring loaded bar, is known as the “Little Nipper” and is still sold today by Proctor Bros.; it is the most popular mousetrap in the UK. There is some confusion among some sources as to the date of Atkinson’s invention. However, the patent for Atkinson’s mouse trap was not granted in the U.K. until March 4, 1899.

Interestingly, a design similar to the Little Nipper was patented in the United States in 1894 by William C. Hooker.


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

Scores going into Final:
Tim $26,200
Alex $22,200
Lauren $8,000


Tonight’s results:
Lauren $8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000 (What is a mousetrap?)
Alex $22,200 – $22,200 = $0 (What clothespin)
Tim $26,200 + $18,201 = $44,401 (What is a mousetrap?) (2-day total: $72,601)


Tim Moon, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 13, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tim $7,000
Alex $4,200
Lauren $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) “E” BOOKS $1000 (clue #5)
Tim 800 +1000 (Lauren 400 Alex 0)
2) SUN & MOON $1600 (clue #9)
Alex 10600 +4000 (Tim 6600 Lauren 4000)
3) 2011: 10 YEARS AGO $1200 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Tim 11400 +10000 (Lauren 6000 Alex 21000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 225


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 $17,400 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Lauren $8,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Alex $19,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,200
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600

Tim Moon, career statistics:
49 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,700

Lauren Fisk, career statistics:
9 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000

Alex Lamb, career statistics:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,800

Tim Moon, to win:
3 games: 80.682%
4: 65.096%
5: 52.521%
6: 42.375%
7: 34.189%
Avg. streak: 6.177 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $22,200 is tied for the 11th-highest second-place score after Double Jeopardy! since the dollar values were doubled in 2001.
  • $22,200 is the most money lost in a single Final Jeopardy! wager (not taking the doubling of dollar values into account).
  • Tim is the 22nd player to win at least $70,000 over his first two wins on Jeopardy!, and the first since Jennifer Quail in Decmeber 2019 to do so.
  • Through George Stephanopoulos’ hosting stint, $78,601 has been donated to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. $2,222,621 has been donated in total through all hosts.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 13, 2021"

  1. He built a better mouse trap. I’m guessing all three will get it today. (personally, I use a live humane trap and then take them for a little drive to the park).

  2. “Tim obviously has the skill, he needs to do a better job of betting on himself and bet the Daily Doubles more aggressively.”

    Good call here, Andy.

  3. A better mouse trap definitely was the answer I got today. I am hoping all three would get it as well. Great job to Tim on his second win today. I think he definitely has what it takes to continue making big payday wins.

  4. Tim did what he had to do on his 2nd DD and it certainly paid off for him!

    Congratulations Tim – I hope you are around for MANY more games!!!

  5. Brad (not Rutter) | July 13, 2021 at 5:04 pm |

    Tim is a stud, and kudos to him for reading Andy’s pregame thoughts before the game.

    • Tim “reading Andy’s pregame thoughts before the game” would be a pretty neat trick, since the show was taped months ago … 🙂

  6. Clearly Tim had an advantage given that there was a topic with Moon in the title. (joking!)

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