Show #3688 - Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Andrew Garen game 1.

Contestants

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Andrew Garen, a project manager from Mamaroneck, New York

Barbara James, a freelance writer from Clifton, New Jersey

Dana Mermelstein, an international trade analyst from Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHIC SQUARES
2
BOXING NICKNAMES
CELEBRITIES
"TOUCH" ME
IN THE MOURNING
    $100 1
This London square is dominated by a 170-foot column topped by a statue of Horatio Nelson
    $100 24
Opera & field glasses are classified as these, a pair of telescopes mounted on a single frame
    $100 2
"The Greatest"
    $100 18
If it weren't for a misspelling on her birth certificate, she would have had the first name Orpah
    $100 3
It's worth 6 points
    $100 10
To honor the dead, flags fly at this position
    $200 6
It's the square seen here
[New York City]
    $200 25
In 1997 this TV show with 2 2s in its title went to 2 nights a week
    $200 11
"The Brown Bomber"
    $200 19
And here's to Kathleen Turner who appeared in the buff in this role, in a British stage version of "The Graduate"
    $200 4
Telephone type
    $200 12
On December 18, 1799, hundreds of people accompanied his coffin to its grave site
    $300 7
Krasnaya Ploshchad, the Russian name for this, can mean "beautiful square"
    $300 26
The last time there were 2 of these at the same time was 1449 with Felix V & Nicholas V
    $300 23
"The Manassa Mauler"
    $300 20
In 1994 she was "The Next Karate Kid"; in 2000 she was the next Oscar winner for Best Actress
    $300 5
A practice landing & immediate takeoff for a pilot
    $300 13
From an Indo-European word meaning "to separate", it's the mate of the deceased
    $400 16
On June 3 & 4, 1989, the People's Liberation Army killed hundreds of pro-democracy supporters here
    $400 27
In "The 12 Days of Christmas", it's the gift there are 2 of
    $400 29
"Macho"
    $400 21
This female TV "Friend" has a B.S. in biology from Vassar College -- who knew?
    $400 8
An object to test gold, or a standard by which something is judged
    $400 14
Originally performed to protect against evil spirits, it's the all-night vigil held beside the body
    $500 17
Called the "Drawing Room of Europe" by Napoleon, it's been the heart of Venetian life for over 1,000 years
    $500 28
The constellation Bootes contains at least 3 of these, or at least 6 little twinklers total
    $500 30
"The Real Deal"
    DD: $600 22
This actor is the son of a British poet laureate & the son-in-law of playwright Arthur Miller
    $500 9
Literally to make contact with a foundation, or to briefly communicate with someone
    $500 15
Like St. Helena's in Jerusalem, an underground burial vault is known by this "hidden" term

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 17):

Dana Barbara Andrew
$1,500 $800 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dana Barbara Andrew
$2,000 $600 $3,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

AFRICAN HOT SPOTS
GARDENING
SHORT STORIES
20th CENTURY AMERICANS
OFF-BROADWAY 2000
"NINE" ACROSS
(Alex: This is a crossword-type category; I'll give you a clue & the number of letters in it, & each correct response will have "nine" in it)
    $200 6
This north African country is widely suspected in the Pan Am 103 bombing
    $200 18
Collect this when it falls & store it in a tank outside your greenhouse; it's just right for orchids
    $200 13
Hemingway's "The Snows of" this mountain was first published in Esquire in August 1936
    $200 7
Melvin Purvis of this organization ended the careers of Pretty Boy Floyd & Baby Face Nelson
    $200 25
"A Musical Celebration" of this singer included "All The Way" & "I've Got the World on a String"
    $200 1
Any dog
(6)
    $400 9
In 1998 U.S. missiles hit a suspected chemical weapons plant in this Sudanese capital
    $400 19
One way to grow big ones of these "love apples" is to pick a variety that normally grows big, like beefsteak
    $400 14
An old woman asks this Washington Irving character, "Why, where have you been these twenty long years?"
    $400 8
This painter & farm wife lived for 40 years in the 19th century & 61 years in the 20th
    $400 26
4-word title of an Arthur Laurents revival; it sounds like a sequel to "Land of the Free"
    $400 2
Malaria remedy
(7)
    $600 10
Violence has resulted from the land reform policy of this longtime president of Zimbabwe
    $600 23
Thrips are types of these & gardeners don't like them
    $600 15
In this Poe story, Mme L'Espanaye & her daughter Camille are murdered by an orangutan owned by a sailor
    DD: $2,000 20
Famous astro-returnee heard here:
["I was going to be the fifth human in space & the first American to orbit"]
    $600 27
Todd Price produced the U.S. premiere of "Shadows in the Evening" by this witty Brit who died in 1973
    $600 3
Really silly
(7)
    $800 11
In 2000 Foday Sankoh's forces in this west African country took U.N. peacekeepers hostage
    $800 24
"Dancing" varieties of roses include Disco Dancer & this one that would feel at home in the Bolshoi
    $800 16
This master of surprise endings gave us the double-suicide tale "The Furnished Room"
    $800 21
This owner who brought baseball fans Satchel Paige & 3' 7" Eddie Gaedel wrote the memoir "...as in Wreck"
    $800 28
Critics weren't all kind to a revival of "Arms and the Man" by this playwright & critic
    DD: $1,200 4
Like the MGM logo
(7)
    $1000 12
In the Congo he's battled rebels himself since overthrowing Mobutu in 1997
    $1000 30
To pollinate a bearded iris, take the anther from the first flower & wipe its pollen onto these in the second
    $1000 17
The title of this James Thurber short story is synonymous with "an advantageous position"
    $1000 22
In 1949 this 71-year-old became the only U.S. vice president ever to marry while in office
    $1000 29
This group seen here has become an off-Broadway fixture
    $1000 5
Melancholy, like a planet
(9)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dana Barbara Andrew
$2,000 $1,000 $13,900
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NEWSPAPERS
Sime Silverman founded it in 1905 after he was fired from another paper for panning a show

Final scores:

Dana Barbara Andrew
$3,000 $2,000 $15,000
2nd place: a trip to Mazatlan, Mexico courtesy of Yahoo! Travel 3rd place: a Wingspan Bank.com debit card New champion: $15,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Dana Barbara Andrew
$2,000 $1,600 $12,100
11 R,
3 W
12 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $15,700

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