Show #3524 - Thursday, December 23, 1999

Contestants

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Matt Cunningham, a public relations and political consultant from Orange, California

Debbie Ream, a corporate affairs manager from Covina, California

Mitch Teich, a public radio news reporter from Flagstaff, Arizona (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,610)

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Jeopardy! Round

1941
(Alex: You'll notice a theme here today.)
THE LOST "WORLD"
JAWS
DUEL
INDIANA JONES
STEVEN SPIELBERG
    $100 5
This "Brown Bomber" successfully defended his heavyweight title for the 17th time on May 23, 1941
    $100 21
The American League's Boston Pilgrims won the first of these in 1903
    $100 11
The jaws of this creature helped give Captain Hook his name:
    $100 3
It's the ordinal name for a friend who would accompany you to your duel
    $100 1
Originating in 1911, this annual Indiana event is attended by 400,000 people
    $100 26
As a child, the first film Steven ever saw was this Cecil B. DeMille circus extravaganza
    $200 6
On February 14 this general's Afrika Korps arrived in Tripoli
    $200 22
This NYC complex is noted for its huge twin towers of 110 stories each
    $200 17
This plant seen here with jaws agape is found in the Carolinas, not on another planet:
    $200 4
In English-speaking countries, once a duel was accepted, this person chose the weapons to be used
    $200 2
This famous wandering planter is himself planted in Fort Wayne
    $200 27
Vilmos Zsigmond won an Oscar as Steven's cinematographer on this 1977 sci-fi hit
    $300 7
It's like this, see, Bogie brightened this dark John Huston-directed film which premiered October 3
    $300 23
Peter Jennings hosts this show on ABC
    $300 18
Seen here, the bone-crunching jaws of this carnivore are no "laughing" matter:
    $300 8
The mensur, or student duel, is still a feature of university life in this country
    $300 14
In 1906 U.S. Steel planted itself firmly in this city
    $300 28
A critic once compared the panic on the beach scene in "Jaws" to this film's "Odessa Steps" sequence
    $400 12
On June 7 Whirlaway became only the fifth horse to win this coveted trifecta
    $400 24
Abbreviated the WTO, it promotes & enforces international commerce laws
    $400 19
This product was originally developed for race car drivers:
    $400 9
From the Middle French for "glove", this item was often thrown down to challenge another to a duel
    $400 15
The lowest point in the Hoosier State is on this river with another state's name
    $400 29
Steven directed Joan Crawford in the pilot for this innovative Rod Serling anthology
    $500 13
Fearing German occupation, U.S. forces took control of this north Atlantic island nation on July 7
    $500 25
A giant panda is the symbol of this international organization
    $500 20
Prominent family noted for their prominent jaws, as seen here:
    $500 10
In the 16th century numerous deaths & injuries from dueling prompted Charles IX of this country to ban it
    DD: $1,000 16
Indiana University began to "flower" in this city in 1820
    $500 30
This 22-minute Spielberg film about 2 people who hitchhike west lends its name to one of his companies

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

Mitch Debbie Matt
$1,100 $1,900 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mitch Debbie Matt
$3,600 $3,100 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN LIT
LOW TECH
PRESIDENTIAL ALSO RANS
THINKERS & THOUGHTS
DISCOGRAPHIES
__E__E__E
(Alex: Each correct response will be a 6-letter word.)
    $200 2
Daniel Pierce Thompson wrote an 1839 novel about these "Boys" led by Ethan Allen
    $200 24
We don't know who invented it, but it appeared on a cart in Mesopotamia over 5,000 years ago
    $200 1
The formation of new political organizations has been the hallmark of his presidential bids:
(in 1992 & 1996)
    $200 7
As a hedonist, Epicurus believed this is the only good in life, but only in moderation
    $200 18
"Zenyatta Mondatta",
"Ghost in the Machine",
"Synchronicity"
    $200 13
Regard with awe, or a Paul of the Revolutionary War
    $400 12
A preacher decides to hide his face forever in "The Minister's Black Veil", one of this author's "Twice-Told Tales"
    $400 25
Stone item seen here from the Neolithic, or "New Stone" Age
    $400 3
By January of 1992 he narrowed the gap, but ultimately lost the Republican nomination:
    $400 8
Heraclitus observed that because "all is flux", you can't step twice into the same one of these
    $400 19
"Tusk",
"Tango in the Night",
"The Dance"
    $400 14
To withdraw from membership in a group; on January 9, 1861 Mississippi did it
    $600 23
Henry James often visited his grandmother's home on this "Presidential" square (& named a novel for it)
    $600 26
This word for the block on which blacksmiths shape metal also refers to the lower plate of a stapler
    $600 4
His presidential campaign has become a metaphor for political self-destruction:
    $600 9
Of Berkeley's theory of the non-existence of this, Dr. Johnson kicked a stone & said, "I refute it thus"
    $600 20
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)",
"Touch"
    $600 15
Nickname given the overnight flight from L.A. to NYC
    $800 29
"District of Columbia" was the second trilogy of novels by this author of the trilogy "U.S.A."
    $800 27
Sometime in the 13th century Europeans thought to attach this steering apparatus to the sternpost
    $800 5
She campaigned vigorously for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972:
    DD: $800 10
Charles Sanders Peirce was the founder of this -ism whose name is from Greek for "practical"
    $800 21
"Mellow Gold",
"Odelay"
    $800 16
To fail to carry out a promise; you may do it "on a business deal"
    $1000 30
His novel "Sister Carrie" was inspired by his own sister Emma, who ran off with a married man
    $1000 28
It originally had a stone or wood blade, but "The Man With" one in the Markham poem probably used metal
    $1000 6
His presidential candidacy split the vote in 1980:
    $1000 11
Jacques Derrida originated this type of analysis that "tears down" its subject
    DD: $900 22
"Magic Bus",
"Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy",
"Face Dances"
    $1000 17
A form of address for some royalty, it means calm & unruffled

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mitch Debbie Matt
$10,300 $3,900 $5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LANGUAGES
Of the 6 official languages of the United Nations, the one spoken by the fewest people worldwide

Final scores:

Mitch Debbie Matt
$9,380 $1,400 $0
2-day champion: $20,990 2nd place: Intel PC Camera Pro Pack & Compaq Presario Desktop PC 3rd place: World of Science Shopping Spree

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mitch Debbie Matt
$9,900 $3,900 $5,600
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
13 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $19,400

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