Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 19, 2021


Welcome to a new week of recaps here at The Jeopardy! Fan; today is Robin Roberts’ first day of guest hosting. This week’s winnings are being matched by the show and donated to Be The Match. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 50 States) for Monday, July 19, 2021 (Season 37, Game 211):

Both in the Pacific, they are the 50 states’ 2 biggest islands in area; one is about 40 degrees colder in winter than the other

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Meg O’Hare, a product manager from Somerville, Massachusetts
Meg O'Hare on Jeopardy!
Allison Pistorius, an actress & college professor from Dallas, Texas
Allison Pistorius on Jeopardy!
Josh Saak, a traffic engineer from Boise, Idaho (1-day total: $18,395)
Josh Saak on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are Hawaiʻi (The Big Island) and Kodiak Island?


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At over 4,000 square miles and 3,500 square miles respectively, Hawaiʻi (The Big Island), where the average winter temperature is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and Alaska’s Kodiak Island, where the average winter temperature is around 30 degrees Fahrenheit, are the two largest islands in the United States by area. (Puerto Rico is third-largest.)


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Scores going into Final:
Josh $26,000
Allison $14,200
Meg $3,200


Tonight’s results:
Meg $3,200 – $3,199 = $1 (What are Hawaii & Victoria)
Allison $14,200 – $9,400 = $4,800 (What are Maui & Lanai)
Josh $26,000 + $2,405 = $28,405 (What are Hawaii + Kodiak?) (2-day total: $46,800)


Josh Saak, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 19, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Josh $6,200
Allison $3,400
Meg $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) YES “I” CAN $1000 (clue #12)
Allison 2000 -1000 (Josh 2000 Meg -200)
2) A TIME OF WAR $800 (clue #14)
Josh 12600 +4400 (Allison 8200 Meg 2400)
3) FIRST NAMES IN THE DICTIONARY $1600 (clue #24, $10800 left on board)
Josh 20200 +1800 (Allison 9400 Meg 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.94 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Josh $22,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Allison $15,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Meg $3,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

Josh Saak, career statistics:
49 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (46/114)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,700

Allison Pistorius, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200

Meg O’Hare, career statistics:
9 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,200

Josh Saak, to win:
3 games: 77.982%
4: 60.811%
5: 47.422%
6: 36.980%
7: 28.838%
Avg. streak: 5.542 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through Robin Roberts’ hosting stint, $31,405 has been donated to Be The Match. $2,322,821 has been donated in total through all hosts.

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 19, 2021"

  1. I would think the clue should stipulate 40 degrees colder Fahrenheit since 70F is 21.11C and 30F is -1.11C – a difference of 22.22 degrees (and of course the difference in Kelvin would be the same as Celsius).

    • Speaking as a Canadian:

      Jeopardy! is an American show. America uses Fahrenheit. In a show in which every character counts, there is absolutely no need to stipulate Fahrenheit.

      The clue is fine.

  2. Good clue today. I also got hawaii and the Kodiak island. Kodiak is in Alaska if I am not mistaken.

  3. I too got this one … but I did not realize that Kodiak was so big !

  4. Kevin Gauthier | July 20, 2021 at 10:12 am | Reply

    Watching junk TV made this Final Jeopardy easy for me as on the house hunting show Living Alaska, the hunters sometimes are searching on Kodiak Island, and the show mentioned it was one of the two biggest islands in the USA, along with the Big Island, which was also sometimes featured on Hawaii Life, another house hunting show.

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