Show #3061 - Monday, December 15, 1997

First show that the Final Jeopardy! category is displayed superimposed at the upper-left side of the screen during the round.

Contestants

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Holly Highsmith Abrams, a project marketing manager from Arlington, Virginia

Dan Brodeur, an eighth grade teacher from Brooklyn, Connecticut

Jennifer Hopens, a college student from Temple, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $12,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
FORMULAS
TELEVISION
THE WILD WEST
HUMOR
GETTING POSSESSIVE
(Alex: We'll give you a clue & the correct response will be a possessive)
    $100 8
Yonsei University in Seoul is this country's oldest university
    $100 26
This soft drink's secret formula is stored in a safe deposit box at the Trust Company of Georgia
    $100 1
In the pilot of "Seinfeld", Jerry lived across the hall from Hoffman, not this Michael Richards character
    $100 13
A person who illegally took possession of another's mining area was called this kind of "jumper"
    $100 6
Only a groan man should attempt this "lowest form of wit"
    $100 21
It says, "If anything can go wrong, it will"
    $200 9
This state's Transylvania University in Lexington was once called the "Harvard of the West"
    $200 27
Edison said, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99%" this
    $200 2
This character & his friends brew Buzz Beer in his garage -- "It's the Beer That Throws Up Smooth"
    $200 16
His "1873", known as The Peacemaker, was a favorite of quick-draw gunslingers
    $200 7
The name of this comic imitation that lacks the moral aspect of satire also means a strip show
    $200 22
Payback term for gastrointestinal distress experienced by American travelers to Mexico
    $300 10
This Washington, D.C. Catholic school maintains the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center
    $300 28
11/2 ounces vodka, chilled tomato juice, salt & pepper & other spices to taste
    $300 3
In 1997 this show's season premiere drew 43 million viewers to NBC
    $300 18
It cost $5 to send a 1/2-ounce letter via this service when it began in April 1860
    $300 14
It's defined as a tumble in which one lands on the buttocks
    DD: $1,300 23
This song was written to tease a Civil War sergeant who had the same name as the abolitionist
    $400 11
This New York City university's school of medicine was founded in 1767
    $400 29
The 3 witches in "Macbeth" brewed up a charm from such items as tooth of wolf & eye of this amphibian
    $400 4
In February 1997 TV sleuths Joe Mannix & Ben Matlock made guest appearances on this Dick Van Dyke series
    $400 19
Virginia City was booming in the 1860s with its proximity to this major Nevada strike
    $400 15
Stout Shakespearean character "Not only witty myself; but the cause that wit is in other men"
    $400 24
Painted in 1948, it's considered Andrew Wyeth's most famous work
    $500 12
The Lown School of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies is part of this school named for a Supreme Court justice
    $500 30
The Chinese did a bang-up job in discovering its formula as 75% saltpeter, 15% charcoal & 10% sulfur
    $500 5
During 27 years of "On The Road" reports, he had 5 motor homes; the last is now in the Henry Ford Museum
    $500 20
The famous hideout in Wyoming's Powder River country used by the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy's gang
    $500 17
Canine term for a long, drawn-out, complicated, overinvolved & even purposely irritating story
    $500 25
Sydenham's Chorea, a condition in which the body jerks involuntarily, once had this name

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Jennifer Dan Holly
$2,600 $300 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Dan Holly
$3,800 $800 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD GEOGRAPHY
SCRIBES
THE BRITISH INVASION
WHERE "BABY"s COME FROM
LITERARY TEARJERKERS
SALT
    $200 7
Major tributaries of this beautiful blue river include the Inn of Austria & Germany & the Tisza of Hungary
    $200 21
Scribes in ancient Greece were usually educated members of this servile group
    $200 11
This group famous for "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", didn't play instruments on most of their hits
    $200 1
Young families started after World War II produced this phenomenon
    $200 4
In a H.C. Andersen tale, a girl has no luck selling these on a cold New Year's Eve
    $200 25
It's what the Morton Salt Girl is holding in her right hand
    $400 8
This lake in Banff National Park was named for Queen Victoria's fourth daughter
    $400 22
Early Chinese scribes usually wrote on wood, bamboo or this fabric
    $400 12
The Searchers' biggest U.S. hit, it begins, "I took my troubles down to Madame Ruth..."
    $400 2
This expression comes from the mouths of crapshooters to bring them good luck & footgear
    $400 17
By her own claim, the poems of Susan Polis Schutz have appeared on more of these than any other poet's
    $400 27
Term for the salt water of the sea, or a type of shrimp
    $600 9
The Atlantic & Indian Oceans are separated by a line from Antarctica to Cape Agulhas on this continent
    $600 23
A modern judge may ask a person in this position to "Read that testimony back"
    $600 13
On Sept. 23, 1997 this aged rock group kicked off its "Bridges To Babylon" tour to everyone's "Satisfaction"
    $600 3
It was developed by Steinway & Sons during the Depression for money-strapped musicians
    DD: $1,000 18
This 1992 novel about a 4-day affair in Iowa was written in 14 days
    $600 28
Some ancient civilizations used salt cakes as a form of this, as Indians used wampum
    $800 10
The 4-mile-wide Perekop Isthmus connects the Ukranian mainland with this peninsula
    $800 24
The earliest scribes in Egypt wrote in hieroglyphics & those in Babylon wrote in this style
    $800 14
When Gerry Marsden formed his new band in 1959, he didn't have the "heart" to call it anything but this
    $800 5
He was born in Chicago in 1908 & hooked up with Dillinger in the '30s
    $800 19
She wrote "Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man" before "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"
    $800 29
Liquid sodium, made from salt, is used as this in some nuclear power plants
    $1000 16
Once Portugal's colony, this country is separated from Madagascar by a channel of the same name
    $1000 26
In ancient Rome scribes who took dictation from "public" meetings were called these
    $1000 15
He sang lead on the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun", their only chart-topper
    DD: $1,000 6
This Henry Mancini song comes from the 1962 film "Hatari!":
    $1000 20
Johnny Gunther is the subject of this 1949 memoir by his father, with a title taken from John Donne
    $1000 30
Table salt is iodized to help prevent this condition in humans

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Dan Holly
$7,800 $8,400 $9,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

SPORTS
Dennis Conner is the only representative of the U.S. ever to lose this race -- he did it twice

Final scores:

Jennifer Dan Holly
$10,000 $16,799 $16,800
3rd place: a pair of Daniel Mink "Bolero" watches 2nd place: a trip to Mexico City & Ixtapa New champion: $16,800

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jennifer Dan Holly
$7,400 $8,400 $8,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $23,800

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