Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 25, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category State Name Origins) for Monday, June 25, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 206):

Though it doesn’t have “island” in its name, it’s named after a European island

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Kelly Griffin, a teacher from Brookhaven, Mississippi
Kelly Griffin on Jeopardy!
Ben Henry-Moreland, a financial planner from Omaha, Nebraska
Ben Henry-Moreland on Jeopardy!
Jordan Nussbaum, a lawyer from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $15,800)
Jordan Nussbaum on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is New Jersey?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Any Final Jeopardy! to do with the 50 states is often much more difficult to the contestants on stage than it seems on the surface at home. It is immensely difficult, under that stage pressure, to be able to go through the 50 states in 30 seconds. And if you start at the wrong part of the country, you’re going to run into difficulty.

The US state of New Jersey is named after the island of Jersey, which is located in the English Channel. The reason why the clue said “It doesn’t have Island in its name”? Rhode Island, as it is said, gets its name from the Greek island of Rhodes — also European.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jordan $11,600
Kelly $8,200
Ben $7,800


Tonight’s results:
Ben $7,800 – $7,798 = $2 (What is Maine?)
Kelly $8,200 + $8,000 = $16,200 (1-day total: $16,200)
Jordan $11,600 – $4,801 = $6,799 (What is Maine?)


Kelly Griffin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 25, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jordan $6,400
Ben $3,800
Kelly $2,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) KUWAIT, KUWAIT $800 (4th pick)
Jordan 600 +1000 (Kelly 600 Ben 0)
2) THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION $400 (1st pick)
Kelly 2200 +2000 (Jordan 6400 Ben 3800)
3) GONE A YEAR ALREADY $1200 (9th pick)
Jordan 10400 -2000 (Ben 6200 Kelly 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 172


Unplayed clues:
J! round: BOATING WORDS $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Kelly $6,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer
Jordan $13,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
Ben $7,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $27,800
Lach Trash: $16,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200


Jordan Nussbaum, final stats:
38 correct, 9 incorrect
33.63% in first on buzzer (38/113)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800


Kelly Griffin, stats to date:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600


Kelly Griffin, to win:
2 games: 29.23%
3: 8.54%
4: 2.50%
5: 0.73%
6: 0.21%
Avg. streak: 1.413 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • This was the first game since July 25, 2017 with a Daily Double in the top row.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 25, 2018"

  1. Two people guessed Maine??? Congratulations to Kelly from Mississippi. I hope she tells us what she teaches (history, geography?) at what level. I would not have gotten it in 30 seconds although I’m from neighboring New York.

    • I got it right away only because in my crossword puzzle yesterday one of the clues was “Jersey, for one (4 letters)” Answer…isle. (Didn’t get it right away yesterday though!)

      • Maybe the two “Maine” guessers were thinking of the Spanish island of Minorca?

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  3. Grew up in New Jersey but didn’t get it right away. Started at Maine and worked down to New Jersey in time.

  4. Gene Bausinger | June 26, 2018 at 10:36 am |

    Funny Thing. I’m sitting with my son, and when they announced the category and went to commercial the first thing I said to him is that they won’t use any of the “New” states, they are way too easy. I then explained to him where the four came from. Then I started to work on others. Once that category was announced, they had the break and the 30 seconds to think of their answer.

    • Of course, you’re not in the studio with the hot lights bearing down on you with real money at stake.

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