Show #3092 - Tuesday, January 27, 1998

Contestants

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Kathy Robertson, a stay-at-home mom from Cheltenham, Maryland

Michael Kavanaugh, a Catholic priest from Port Wentworth, Georgia

Vinnie Iyer, a journalism student from Ballwin, Missouri (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRIES
A DAY AT THE RACES
IT'S ABOUT TIME
BOOKS & AUTHORS
"MISS"CELLANY
HINTS FROM HELOISE
    $100 3
It became independent from Britain on Aug. 15, 1947, the day after Pakistan did
    $100 21
In this activity, your leg is tied to that of the kid next to you & you're off to the finish line
    $100 22
The title time of day when everybody deserted Gary Cooper in a classic 1952 western
    $100 1
This "Godfather" author calls "The Fortunate Pilgrim", re-released in 1997, his best book
    $100 4
The hypothetical primate some say could bridge the gap between man & his simian ancestors
    $100 12
Heloise suggests putting cheap sandwich bags over your hands before you pump this
    $200 16
This country is situated on an isthmus between Colombia & Costa Rica
    $200 28
It's the shortest sprint of the current Olympic track & field events
    $200 23
When it's 2300 hours to a soldier, it's this to a civilian
    $200 2
In 1917 he began "The Silmarillion", a history of Middle Earth before the Hobbits appeared
    $200 5
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know it's the command center for a manned space flight
    $200 13
These desktop items can be unbent to be used as hooks for your Christmas ornaments
    $300 18
This African country was formerly known as Abyssinia
    $300 29
It combines swimming, bicycling & a cross country run all in one race
    $300 24
According to the Greenwich Observatory, this date will be the first day of the next millennium
    $300 8
His first novel "The White Peacock" preceded "Sons and Lovers" by 2 years
    $300 6
A written message, perhaps a letter
    $300 14
After munching on moo goo gai pan, Heloise uses these as stakes for indoor potted plants
    $400 19
Bohemia is the most populous region of this republic
    $400 30
In 1995 Jeff Gordon became the second youngest driver to win this organization's Winston Cup
    $400 25
The Beatles' first No. 1 single of 1965 had this impossible title
    $400 9
Title of Kitty Kelley's 1997 bestseller about Britain's House of Windsor
    $400 7
In titles of films, it precedes "Mermaid", "Gambler", "Burning" & "Masala"
    $400 15
It's all downhill from here: Heloise recycles these masks by making them into little doggie sweaters
    $500 20
Alphabetically, it's first among the Balkan countries
    $500 27
Racers lie on their backs on modified skateboards for the "street" version of this winter sport
    $500 26
In a marvelous poem, he wrote, "At my back I always hear time's winged chariot hurrying near"
    DD: $700 10
"Perchance to Dream" with Philip Marlowe, is Robert B. Parker's sequel to this Raymond Chandler novel
    $500 11
This synonym for "squandered" often describes a wastrel's wasted youth
    $500 17
Ding-a-ling! Heloise hangs these books on wire coat hangers & stores them in the closet

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Vinnie Michael Kathy
$0 $1,300 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vinnie Michael Kathy
$1,100 $2,700 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE FAB FIFTIES
(Alex: I remember them!)
INTERNATIONAL FOOD & DRINK
THE MOVIES
MAKES SCENTS
(Alex: Notice the spelling.)
THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE
(Alex: I will give you the clue & give you the words; you, like the contestants in that event, have to spell the words.)
HINTS FOR HELOISE
    $200 7
Rudolf Flesch said this was the system that should be used to teach kids to read -- sounds right
    $200 13
Eccles cake is a sweet confection named for a town in Lancashire in this country
    $200 1
Anthony Quayle & this man were the 2 "A.Q."'s in "The Guns of Navarone"
    $200 5
Legend says it was Coco Chanel's lucky number -- hence, the name of her first perfume
    $200 16
1984:
Champ Daniel Greenblatt correctly spelled...
    $200 22
Heloise sprinkles dry salad dressing mix on this movie theater treat; we suggest she try butter
    $400 8
This diva began 1958 by walking out on opening night in Rome & ended it by being fired by the Met in NYC
    $400 23
Larousse Gastronomique says the tripe of this gator relative is a delicacy in Ethiopia
    $400 2
He's been "Under Siege" twice as Navy SEAL turned cook Casey Ryback
    $400 12
You don't have to win an Oscar to wear this famous Oscar's Volupte perfume
    $400 17
1982:
The champ was Molly Dieveney, & the final word was...
    $400 25
We wish Heloise would sew these back on her clothes but she uses stray ones to decorate thumbtacks
    DD: $1,200 9
The Omaha company that introduced the following product in 1954:
(TV Dinner)
    $600 26
Inca Kola, a soft drink from this country, is known for its distinctive flavor
    $600 3
Long before Warren Beatty, actor Ralph Byrd played this cop
    $600 14
A temperature scale, or a Dior scent for men that could make a woman's temperature rise
    $600 18
1989:
Scott Isaacs became the champ with...
    $600 27
Heloise sets this appliance to "grate" to make liquid soap; well, it keeps her margaritas clean
    $800 10
In 1959 an ex-VP of Wurlitzer testified it was tough to sell these without an underworld connection
    $800 4
In this 1973 film Woody Allen reads a 1990 New York Times headline, "Pope's Wife Gives Birth to Twins"
    DD: $1,000 15
Men who want to smell like a winner wear the Bijan cologne named for this man, its logo is seen here:
    $800 19
1994:
Ned Andrews said a mouthful with...
    $800 28
Heloise loves to smear this sticky stuff on her face to clean her pores; we prefer it in tea
    $1000 11
His resume:
May 31, 1958 -- made premier; Dec. 21, 1958 -- elected president; Jan. 5, 1959 -- "Time Man of the Year"
    $1000 24
In the Middle East, this thick paste made from ground sesame seeds flavors hummus & salads
    $1000 6
In this 1996 film D.A. Brad Pitt prosecutes 2 friends for a murder he's connected to
    $1000 21
Pablo Picasso created pictures of minotaurs, & this woman, his daughter, made a Minotaure scent for men
    $1000 20
1987:
Stephanie Petit really earned her win with...

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vinnie Michael Kathy
$8,300 $5,100 $4,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MAN IN SPACE
Mission that put the third man on the moon

Final scores:

Vinnie Michael Kathy
$10,300 $300 $7,999
2-day champion: $24,000 3rd place: Corel Word Perfect Professional 8 Software 2nd place: Trip to Buena Vista Palace Resort, Walt Disney World,, Florida

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Vinnie Michael Kathy
$8,200 $5,100 $4,000
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R,
5 W
9 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $17,300

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