Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 12, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 18th Century Names) for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 3):

In 1789 this doctor proposed 6 articles on penal reform to the French Assembly, including one on capital punishment

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Monica Couch, a pastry chef from Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
Monica Couch on Jeopardy!
Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado
Kyle Jones on Jeopardy!
Lori Goodman, a nonprofit executive director from Goleta, California (1-day total: $34,401)
Lori Goodman on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin?


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Dr. Guillotin is best known today for his invention of the capital punishment device known as the guillotine, which was used in France for executions from the French Revolution through the abolition of capital punishment in France in 1981.


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Scores going into Final:
Kyle $17,200
Lori $14,200
Monica $7,200


Tonight’s results:
Monica $7,200 + $1,200 = $8,400 (Who is Guillotine?)
Lori $14,200 + $3,001 = $17,201 (Who is Guillotine?)
Kyle $17,200 + $11,201 = $28,401 (1-day total: $28,401) (Who is Guillotine?)


Kyle Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 12, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kyle $5,800
Lori $5,000
Monica $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY IN BRIEF $800 (14th pick)
Kyle 1800 +1800 (Lori 4000 Monica -600)
2) URBAN PLANNING $800 (4th pick)
Monica 2000 +2000 (Lori 5800 Kyle 5800)
3) MALI $2000 (30th pick)
Kyle 16200 +1000 (Lori 14200 Monica 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 206


Unplayed clues:
J! round: WHAT BALL ARE YOU CHASING? $200 & $400
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $600


Game Stats:
Kyle $17,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Lori $14,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts
Monica $6,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400


Lori Goodman, final stats:
40 correct, 2 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts
29.73% in first on buzzer (33/111)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,500


Kyle Jones, stats to date:
22 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200


Kyle Jones, to win:
2 games: 56.23%
3: 31.62%
4: 17.78%
5: 10.00%
6: 5.62%
Avg. streak: 2.285 games.


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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 12, 2018"

  1. My jeopardy website isn’t updating the final jeo NYT clues or the J!6 questions. Anyone else having this issue?

    • Are you getting there through the Jeopardy! website or via bookmarks? They’ve revamped their pages and some of the links appear to have changed.

  2. Random fact: Dr. Guillotin actually personally opposed the death penalty.

    • Indeed. The method was supposed to be (and probably is) more merciful to the condemned than other gruesome techniques then in use.

      • During my morning research, I found a study about the first few seconds after the guillotine came down that makes me question that “merciful” part slightly. (It was at that point where I decided that I didn’t need to do any more research this morning.)

  3. Lori misspoke when Alex interviewed her on 9/11 show. She stated that at the end of the 1988 baseball season she had date with her future husband at a Dodger-Giant game. She is Dodger fan, he Giants. She said Dodgers won but next day Giants clinched the pennant. This is wrong, Dodgers won the pennant and the World Series in 2988 behind brilliant pitching of Orel Hershiser and miracle home run ny Kirk Gibson!

    • I wonder what life on Earth will be like in 2988? (Yes, I know it was a typo, but I’m still wondering.)

  4. Lori might have been thinking about the previous year, 1987. The Giants won the National League West division in 1987, before losing to the Cardinals in the NLCS that year.

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