Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 25, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category British Poets) for Monday, September 25, 2017:

The statue of a sailor seen here in Watchet, England is based on a famous poem by this man

Statue of a sailor, used in Final Jeopardy on September 25, 2017

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Dennis Fawcett, a painter & handyman from San Diego, California
Dennis Fawcett on Jeopardy!
Anupama Srirangan, a technology director from Aurora, Illinois
Anupama Srirangan on Jeopardy!
Ivan Plis, a magazine editor from Washington, DC (1-day total: $23,200)
Ivan Plis on Jeopardy!


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Who is Samuel Taylor Coleridge?


The poem, of course, is Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the statue signifies the sailor with the albatross around his neck. In the poem, a sailor who shot a friendly albatross was forced to wear the carcass around his neck as a punishment.

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Scores going into Final:
Ivan $15,500
Dennis $12,000
Anupama -$3,000

Final results:
Anupama -$3,000
Dennis $12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000 (1-day total: $24,000)
Ivan $15,500 + $4,000 = $19,500

Dennis Fawcett, winner of the September 25, 2017 episode of Jeopardy!

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ivan $5,200
Dennis $4,800
Anupama -$1,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) LIBRARIANS $1000 (19th pick)
Ivan 2200 +800 (Dennis 3000 Anupama 200)
2) MYTHOLOGY $1600 (12th pick)
Ivan 9200 +2000 (Dennis 9200 Anupama -1800)
3) WORLD HISTORY $1200 (15th pick)
Ivan 12400 -2500 (Dennis 9200 Anupama -1800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 38

Unplayed clues:
J! round: NFL TEAMS BY HALL OF FAMER $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: IT’S IN YOUR BODY $2000, LIBRA-RIANS $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,800

Game Stats:
Dennis $12,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer
Ivan $17,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 39.62% in first on buzzer
Anupama -$3,000 Coryat, 7 correct, 8 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,800

Ivan Plis, final stats:
42 correct
3 incorrect
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,300)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
34.55% in first on buzzer (38/110)
Average Coryat: $17,300

Dennis Fawcett, stats to date:
16 correct
3 incorrect
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
26.42% in first on buzzer (14/53)
Average Coryat: $12,000

Dennis Fawcett, to win:
2 games: 39.48%
3: 15.59%
4: 6.16%
5: 2.43%
6: 0.96%
Avg. streak: 1.652 games.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 25, 2017"

  1. Live by shorting FJ, die by shorting FJ.

  2. Nothing gets me so angry as a champion going into Final Jeopardy who fails to bet enough to guarantee a win if correct.

    • True. Either Ivan was not sure of his knowledge of the FJ category or he thought Dennis would miss.

    • Lately, that’s what’s been a bit of a trend in this season. Poor underwhelming bets from different players seems to be a big hurt for them.

  3. Jeopardy has featured many lawyers/teachers/professors/librarians as contestants. It is notable when someone like Dennis, who works with his hands (a painter and handyman), is a player, and a Jeopardy Champion as well. Good to see.


    • freddie leonard | September 25, 2017 at 9:29 pm |

      Would like to see him win a few more.

    • Jasper and Freddie — I agree. Dennis proved he is pretty darn smart, has a good memory, and is well read like other Jeopardy contestants. I wish more folks from blue-collar occupations would be on the show. It’s a breath of fresh air. I, too, hope he’s on for a while.

  4. Dennis sounds like a good handyman as well.
    Can his San Diego business contact info be shared.
    Best of luck Dennis!
    from A Jeopardy fan in San Diego

    • I don’t have this information and barring the information verifiably coming from Dennis himself, it would be a violation of his privacy and a gross violation of this site’s Comment Policy.

      People don’t go on Jeopardy to have their personal information slathered all over the Internet after they compete.

  5. Lawrence Camburn | September 26, 2017 at 9:54 am |

    The still picture of the final round was the same for both players.

    • Yes. Pasha Paterson, one of Wednesday’s contestants, reported that there was an in-studio issue regarding the screens. The judges confirmed that both players did respond correctly, but there was an issue in post-production regarding the response video screens.

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