Show #2779 - Thursday, October 3, 1996

Contestants

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Steve Giegerich, a foreign service officer originally from Cleveland, Ohio

Frances Yasprica, a publicist from Brooklyn, New York

Bill Cute, a social studies teacher from Rehoboth, Massachusetts (whose 2-day cash winnings total $19,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

1986
IDIOMS
FASHION HISTORY
SCIENCE
THEME PARK THRILLERS
HERALDRY
    $100 1
He issued an encyclical on the fallacies of Marxism, materialism & atheism
    $100 13
In Spain it comes down in "jugs"; in Italy, "basins"; in France, "ropes"; & in the U.S., "cats & dogs"
    $100 4
A blouse with lace collar & cuffs is part of the costume named for this little Lord of literature
    $100 26
Hirsutism is having more than the normal amount of this
    $100 8
Hersheypark's new "Wildcat" rollercoaster is a blast from the past; it's made of this material
    $100 18
Encyclopedia Americana says this "busy" creature is the insect most frequently seen in heraldry
    $200 2
On April 26 one of the reactors in this Ukrainian nuclear plant went out of control
    $200 14
You can "keep a straight one" or "fall flat on" it
    $200 5
This French queen led a fashion revolution in 1783 by wearing a strikingly simple white muslin dress
    $200 27
This 4th letter of the Greek alphabet is used to describ a high-speed aircraft wing type
    $200 9
Look! Up in the Six Flags Magic Mountain!
It's a bird!
It's a plane!
It's this hero "The Escape"
    $200 19
The shield on Botswana's coat of arms is flanked by 2 of these striped mammals
    $300 3
He resigned as Chief Justice and was replaced by William Rehnquist
    $300 15
An Italian may "lead the life of Michelaccio", rather than this Irishman
    $300 20
Harry Truman helped popularize this Hawaiian shirt when he wore one on the cover of Life Magazine in 1951
    $300 28
The focal length is the distance from the center of one of these to the focal point
    DD: $500 10
Film the following was based on. The ride features an 84-foot, 50 mile per hour plunge
    $300 22
The Lord Lyon King of Arms is the chief herald of this United Kingdom country
    $400 6
This American enjoyed the first of his 3 wins in the prestigious Tour de France bike race
    $400 16
To reverse positions & seize the advantage is "to turn" these on someone
    $400 21
Winkle pickers were a pointed style of these worn by British trendsetters in the 1950s
    $400 29
When astronomers got a close-up look at this object in 1985-86, its nucleus looked like a big potato
    $400 11
Lord Carnarvon might like the "Montu" coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay; it passes a replica of this tomb
    $400 23
This irislike design associated with French royalty is the cadency mark of a sixth son
    $500 7
This lawyer's book about the Von Bulow case "Reversal of Fortune", was published in 1986
    $500 17
As Francois Truffaut could have told you, in France "to sow one's wild oats" is "to strike" this many "blows"
    $500 25
The homburg was popularized in the 1890s by the Prince of Wales who later became this king
    $500 30
This term refers to the warm periods within ice ages; we're in one of those periods now
    $500 12
With "Mantis" making an even dozen, Cedar Point in this state has the most roller coasters of any park
    $500 24
Heraldic designs called mons became popular in this country during the Middle Ages

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

Bill Frances Steve
$2,100 $400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Frances Steve
$3,100 $1,200 $1,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

BLACK FIRSTS
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
13-LETTER WORDS
OPERAS BASED ON PLAYS
U.S. HISTORY
HAROLDRY
(Alex: We had "Heraldry" in the first round. We have "Haroldry" in this one.)
    $200 16
In 1777 this "Green Mountain State" became the first to forbid slavery
    $200 11
This capital is located at the head of ship navigation on the Seine River
    $200 23
LAX is classified as this type of airport
    $200 1
The premiere of this Quasimodo creator's play "Hernani" caused a riot; Verdi based an opera on it anyway
    $200 2
On May 20, 1927, according to the New York Times, he said, "'So long' as if he were off on an automobile trip"
    $200 9
This author of "The Carpetbaggers" was a millionaire at the age of 20
    $400 19
The first medal won by a black athlete in the Winter Olympics was this figure skater's bronze in 1988
    $400 12
Bandar-E Khomeini, Iran & Manama, Bahrain are chief ports on this gulf
    $400 24
Asian doctor who will needle you back into good health
    $400 5
"The Queen of Cornwall", from a play by this author, premiered "Far from the Madding Crowd", in Glastonbury
    $400 3
These 2 Tug Valley families, whose feud goes back to at least 1878, were related
    $400 10
This silent screen comedian published his autobiography, "An American Comedy", in 1928
    $600 20
Robert C. Weaver, the first black Cabinet secretary was appointed Secretary of HUD in 1966 by this president
    $600 13
The Antipodes & Auckland Islands are part of this Southern Hemisphere nation
    $600 25
It's the process of planting new trees over an old area
    $600 6
Sir William Walton & Paul Dehn turned this 19th century Russian's play "The Bear" into a one-act opera
    $600 4
The May 1970 Kent State protest was in reaction to U.S. troops entering this country
    $600 26
This Minnesotan unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination 7 times between 1948 & 1980
    $800 21
On Feb. 1, 1978 this 19th century heroine became the first black woman honored on a U.S. stamp
    DD: $2,000 14
In the Middle Ages, these 2 seas were the center of trade between Hanseatic League ports
    $800 29
In math it means at a right angle to the horizontal
    $800 7
Pizzetti's opera "Assassinio Nella Cattedrale" is based on this T.S. Eliot play
    $800 17
For the Cherokees this infamous trail led to Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
    $800 27
This director of "Groundhog Day" & "Multiplicity" once worked as an orderly in a mental ward
    DD: $2,000 22
This former Cleveland mayor, the first black elected mayor of a major U.S. city, died in 1996
    $1000 15
Located on the Horn of Africa, this country is that continent's easternmost extension
    $1000 30
Title for the first violinist who also acts as an assistant conductor
    $1000 8
"Uno Sguardo Dal Ponte" is an Italian Opera version of this U.S. playwright's "A View from the Bridge"
    $1000 18
On May 9, 1846 he asked the Cabinet if he should recommend to Congress a war against Mexico
    $1000 28
Chancellor of the Exchequer who succeeded Anthony Eden as British Prime Minister in 1957

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Frances Steve
$8,500 $6,600 $10,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY AUTHORS
He rejected offers to run for Congress & Mayor of New York & to be Van Buren's Secretary of the Navy

Final scores:

Bill Frances Steve
$3,799 $10,600 $3,100
2nd place: trip to the Roseland Ranch in Stanfordwille, NY New champion: $10,600 3rd place: Sanyo desktop 3-in-1 fax

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Bill Frances Steve
$8,500 $6,600 $7,700
20 R,
1 W
13 R,
0 W
20 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $22,800

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