Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 25, 2021

Happy Friday! Today is Savannah Guthrie’s final day of guest host. Through 9 games, $202,085 has been raised for the Bowery Mission! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category New York City) for Friday, June 25, 2021 (Season 37, Game 195):

Bright new lighting installed in 1880 on a street that crosses Manhattan diagonally led to this 3-word nickname

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Nikkee Porcaro, an educational consultant & tutor originally from Lebanon, New Jersey
Nikkee Porcaro on Jeopardy!
Austin Weiss, a pediatrician from San Diego, California
Austin Weiss on Jeopardy!
Arman Ramnath, a law student from Columbus, Ohio (1-day total: $19,205)
Arman Ramnath on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Arman picked up a win yesterday after being the only player to get Final Jeopardy! correct. A game’s experience on the signalling device should help him defend his title against Austin and Nikkee.

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Correct response: What is the Great White Way?

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Electric lighting, when it was installed on Broadway in 1880, allowed for increased nighttime safety in New York City; people were no longer forced inside by the darkness. The city’s famed theatre district, also now able to illuminate its theatre marquees, added to the brightness. The nickname “Great White Way” to refer to Broadway dates to 1902 and the New York Evening Telegram.

Also, interestingly, because the road predates the New York City grid system—it originated as a Wickquasgeck trail on the island—some of the intersections are at unusual angles. This has led to architecture such as the Flatiron Building at Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and East 22nd Street.

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Scores going into Final:
Nikkee $19,500
Austin $13,600
Arman $3,200

Tonight’s results:
Arman $3,200 – $3,000 = $200 (What is Times Square Crossing?)
Austin $13,600 – $700 = $12,900 (What is Broadway?) (1-day total: $12,900)
Nikkee $19,500 – $7,800 = $11,700 (What is The Miracle Mile)

Austin Weiss, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 25, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin $6,400
Arman $3,600
Nikkee $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) OUT WEST IN THE U.S. $800 (clue #4)
Arman 600 +1000 (Austin 600 Nikkee -400)
2) WORLD LITERATURE $800 (clue #6)
Nikkee 3800 +1500 (Arman 1200 Austin 8400)
3) AMERICAN FACTORY $1200 (clue #21, $9200 left on board)
Nikkee 12500 +3000 (Arman 2800 Austin 10000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 163

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 195 (1.00 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Austin $13,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Nikkee $17,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Arman $3,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 6 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,600
Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800

Arman Ramnath, career statistics:
33 correct, 9 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (36/114)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600

Austin Weiss, career statistics:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

Nikkee Porcaro, career statistics:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000

Austin Weiss, to win:
2 games: 45.732%
3: 20.915%
4: 9.565%
5: 4.374%
6: 2.000%
Avg. streak: 1.843 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through 10 days, $217,985 has been donated to the Bowery Mission. $1,912,961 has been donated to all charities.
  • The $2,300 Nikkee left on the table on Daily Double 2 certainly would have come in handy in Final. Had she bet even $900 more, it would have taken the game from a two-thirds game to a crush game—which would have given her victory after the Triple Stumper final.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, June 25, 2021"

  1. I guessed lights of broadway but figured that wouldn’t be the answer since ‘light’ was mentioned in the clue.

  2. Got it but not the best worded clue. “Crosses” to New Yorkers means streets that run east-west.

    • The clue says “crosses…diagonally” though. It’s a full phrase. I would say that’s on you, not the writers.

      • I agree 100% with you Andy. Being a native New Yorker this was one of the easiest Finals for me in quite a while. It also gave me my fourth correct this week, something I usually don’t accomplish.

  3. I would have said something with “runs,” runs roughly north-south or runs the length of Manhattan island.

  4. The wording of the FJ! clue is so spot-on, I knew the response immediately.
    I’m betting our current champ will know it too.

  5. Triple stumper. I didn’t predict that!

  6. I wish to thank Frank Borland for correcting an error I made in yesterday’s comments – only Dr Gupta will be serving 2 weeks as guest host. The remaining 5 guest hosts will only serve 1 week each.

  7. “the Great White Way” is four words. Because I knew the answer, I would have said “Great White Way”. Poorly worded final in my opinion.

    • “The” is generally considered immaterial per the rules of the show.

      That’s, again, not on the writers.

    • I questioned that, too, initially. But then I realized that”the” in this case is an article only, and not a part of the proper noun. Got it right!

  8. David John Craven | June 25, 2021 at 5:54 pm |

    I was surprised this was a triple stumper. “Great White Way” popped into my head as we were reading the question. Its about as easy as “Miracle Mile” in LA or “Magnificent Mile” in Chicago. My only concern is that they were wanting the answer to be “Broadway”… but reading the question that was clearly not the case.

  9. I knew right away it was Broadway but would’ve likely taken the whole 30 seconds to think of Great White Way. Austin might’ve been in the same boat.

  10. Did anybody else notice the Nirvana reference in the category names?

  11. I was also surprised that Nikkee didn’t wager more on that Daily Double, especially as it seemed she was fishing for it. Also, did anybody else notice when Savannah called “time” on the Scarborough Fair clue? Thought maybe that would jog somebody’s memory, but it ended up being a triple stumper.

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