Show #2915 - Friday, April 11, 1997

Contestants

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David Forman, a mathematician originally from Brooklyn, New York

Rachel Berson, a homemaker from Danbury, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,200)

Doug Szafran, a math teacher from Frederick, Maryland (whose 2-day cash winnings total $24,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

NOTABLE NAMES
ROCK MUSIC GEOGRAPHY
AGRICULTURE
LITERATURE
ODDS & ENDS
CROSSWORD CLUES "A"
    $100 12
On his return to England in 1836, he began setting down his theory of evolution
    $100 22
You can get down under to the music of this country's Hoodoo Gurus, Midnight Oil & INXS
    $100 1
This country usually produces almost one-third of the world's coffee crop
    $100 17
This Dickens novel about a foundling is subtitled "The Parish Boy's Progress"
    $100 7
This company's New York Stock Exchange symbol is HNZ
    $100 2
Biblical boat
(3)
    $200 13
This czar died in the Russian city he named for his patron saint February 8, 1725
    $200 23
Punk precursors The MC5 were named for this "Motor City", their home base
    $200 27
Nitrogen fertilizers are produced primarily from this gas
    $200 18
His "Anna Karenina" was originally published in installments between 1875 & 1877
    $200 8
With almost 3 million, this country leads the world in the number of active duty troops
    $200 3
Wonderland waif
(5)
    $300 14
At Moscow's American National Exhibition in 1959, they engaged in an impromptu "kitchen debate"
    $300 24
The songs of Jefferson Airplane were in the air during this city's 1967 "Summer Of Love"
    $300 28
It's the main labor union for migrant workers
    $300 19
It's the English title of Isabel Allende's novel "La Casa de los Espiritus"
    $300 9
This 7-letter word can mean a transparent coating on a wood surface, or to apply the coating
    $300 4
"Baked" state
(6)
    $400 15
5 Hawaiian kings assumed this name meaning "The Very Lonely One" or "The One Set Apart"
    $400 25
Georgia college town that gave us R.E.M. & the B-52's
    $400 29
The Department of Agriculture's official seal features corn & this farm implement
    $400 20
William Dean Howells wrote of Silas Lapham & she wrote of "Silas Marner"
    $400 10
The "Phoenix" was the first newspaper to appear in the language of this Native American tribe
    $400 5
Letter-perfect soup
(8)
    $500 16
A clinic at Johns Hopkins hospital is named for this financier who had a penchant for sparkling jewelry
    $500 26
Prince, a native of this city, pioneered the smooth, funky "sound" named for it
    $500 30
More of the Earth's surface is covered by this grain than by any other food crop
    $500 21
In this 1979 book Norman Mailer told the story of convicted killer Gary Gilmore
    $500 11
In the presidential oath of office, this word can be substituted for "swear"
    DD: $500 6
It's close to Curacao
(5)

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

Doug Rachel David
$1,100 $1,400 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Doug Rachel David
$3,100 $1,900 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

HISTORY
TV ACTORS & ACTRESSES
NATURE
THE MIDWEST
THE CABINET
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES
    $200 1
In 1978 this European country created a new canton for French-speaking Catholics
    $200 6
Harry Bratsburg is the real name of this character actor who played Colonel Potter on "M*A*S*H"
    $200 12
Chipmunks go into a sleeplike state called torpor during this winter period
    $200 22
In mid-July 1995 this climatic extreme killed hundreds of Midwesterners, many elderly
    $200 9
This head of the post office was part of the cabinet from William Barry in 1829 to Winton Blount in 1971
    $200 13
This 2-word French phrase is commonly used to wish someone a healthy, hearty meal
    $400 2
While mayor of Paris, he lost twice to Francois Mitterand in elections for the French presidency
    $400 7
She co-starred with her husband Bruce Boxleitner in the 1995 miniseries "Danielle Steel's Zoya"
    $400 18
Though the small species that carpet damp forest areas are more familiar, these plants can grow a yard high
    $400 24
Sedalia, Missouri, where Scott Joplin once lived, is known as the cradle of this style of music
    $400 15
Their "affairs" are the concern of secretary Jesse Brown
    $400 14
The name of these noted Russian cavalrymen is from a Turkic word for "adventurer"
    $600 3
Beginning in 1947 about 6 million Muslims fled from India to this country carved from it
    $600 8
In October 1996 Anthony LaPaglia joined the cast of this series as wily attorney Jimmy Wyler
    $600 19
The caracal, a short-tailed African wildcat, is a close relative of this short-tailed North American animal
    $600 26
This adjective is often applied to Midwesterners' accents as well as to the Midwestern landscape
    DD: $1,200 16
Famous people in this post have included Albert Fall, Stewart Udall & James Watt
    $600 23
They're the German equivalents of Mr. & Mrs.
    DD: $1,000 4
During the 18th century, England gained control over the Miskito Indians in Honduras & this country
    $800 10
Now an "ER" doctor, he played Helen Hunt's teenage brother on the 1980s sitcom "It Takes Two"
    $800 20
A cylindrical sea creature is named for this salad ingredient
    $800 27
From around 1885 to 1910 the political machine of George "Boss" Cox ran this southern Ohio metropolis
    $800 17
From 1801 to 1804 Levi Lincoln was Attorney General; from 1881 to 1885 this Lincoln was Secretary of War
    $800 25
It's how you say "Thank You" in Japanese
    $1000 5
In 1772 this empress participated in the first partition of Poland, acquiring Galicia for Austria
    $1000 11
Film fans know him as Brad in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"; now he's the mayor of NYC on "Spin City"
    $1000 21
The extinct "great" species of this penguinlike seabird couldn't fly; living types can
    $1000 28
The families of Midwesterners Thorstein Veblen & Knute Rockne came from this Scandinavian country
    $1000 29
He ran against Wilson for pres., served Harding & Coolidge as Secretary of State & became a chief justice
    $1000 30
This Dutch word can refer to a violent situation, or to a whirlpool

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Doug Rachel David
$10,900 $3,700 $5,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PLAYWRIGHTS
The hero of this playwright's Absurdist novel "Watt" works for a mysterious Mr. Knott, who never appears

Final scores:

Doug Rachel David
$10,900 $2,400 $10,901
2nd place: Bassett Legends Dining Room Set & Enesco Intl. Collections Earthenware 3rd place: Whirlpool Dishwasher & Trash Compactor New champion: $10,901

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Doug Rachel David
$11,900 $3,700 $5,200
27 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $20,800

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