Show #3753 - Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Contestants

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Robin Jones, a technical editor and writer from Urbana, Illinois

Sameer Bakhda, a physician from San Diego, California

Melinda Croft, a stay-at-home mom from Kings Valley, Oregon (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1980s
UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHIES
MAMMALS
THE PHONE ZONE
SPECIAL "K"
(Alex: And finally, we have another exciting episode of our own saga...)
JEOPARDY! PLACE
    $100 21
Hsing-Hsing & Ling-Ling, 2 of these animals at Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo, mated in 1983, but the cub soon died
    $100 26
"Mmmbop to the Top" was the subtitle of a 1997 book on this group
    $100 2
Much like human fingerprints, the stripes of this mammal in the genus Equus are individually different
    $100 16
When you've been removed from the auditory circuit without being disconnected, you're "on" this
    $100 8
Brown seaweed with broad fronds
    $100 1
Teri calls Emily & says she'll bring the baby back if Emily pleads guilty, which would be this, lying under oath
    $200 22
On Nov. 29, 1981 this film actress drowned after falling from a yacht moored off Catalina Island
    DD: $700 27
A bio of Ms. Hewitt has this title, like an Erich Segal novel
    $200 3
This U.S. marsupial has 50 teeth, more than any other North American land mammal
    $200 17
To call the White House from one of the 50 states, dial this D.C. area code
    $200 9
"Down Under" critter seen here
    $200 5
Emily's murder trial began on October 9, 2000, this holiday in Canada
    $300 23
(Hi, I'm Mark McGrath.) My band is named for this charismatic middleweight boxer of the 1980s
    $300 28
This actor's life gets plenty of space in "Captain Quirk"
    $300 4
This canine of Australia is that continent's largest wild hunting mammal
    $300 18
Alyssa Milano advertises this "Save A Buck or Two" service
    $300 11
You're on a roll if you know the last was Wilhelm II
    $300 10
Trent tells Drake he came to find his father & that he has a twin he never met (of this type, not identical)
    $400 24
In a 1985 hit, Prince sang of a girl wearing this title article, "and if it was warm she wouldn't wear much more"
    $400 29
An unauthorized bio of Mark Wahlberg is titled "Don't Call Me" this
    $400 6
The pangolin is also called the "scaly" one of these sticky-tongued insect lovers
    $400 19
Reach out & touch this telephone company abbreviated AT&T
    $400 12
Addiction to pilfering without real need
    $400 13
Jonas gets a call; a man wants to meet him in the garage, like Deep Throat did with this Post reporter
    $500 25
In 1987 the CDC reported a link between aspirin use by kids & this syndrome named for an Australian pathologist
    $500 30
A bio of this producer of Broadway shows like "Hello, Dolly!" calls him "The Abominable Showman"
    $500 7
Whales belong to this group of mammals whose name is from the Latin for "large sea animal"
    $500 20
This service allows subscribers to identify incoming calls by displaying their numbers on a small screen
    $500 14
He's the innovative Russian whose work is seen here
    $500 15
Teri, in Mexico with Emily's baby, hears on a gossip report Trent was at this TV "Friend"'s wedding July 29, 2000

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

Melinda Sameer Robin
$400 $1,800 $1,500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Melinda Sameer Robin
$500 $4,200 $3,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
AUTHORS' MIDDLE NAMES
40 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE
(Alex: Eh, give or take a few degrees!)
"LOVE" SONGS
CAROLS
OBSOLETE DEFINITIONS
    $200 26
One of the 3 vows taken by each man who became a Templar Knight
    $200 21
Jay Gatsby's creator
    $200 6
The latitude line crosses this island that's packed in just south of Corsica
    $200 12
The Top 40 has been home to these from "Romeo and Juliet", "The Godfather" & "St. Elmo's Fire"
    $200 1
A highlight of her variety show was her portrayal of Mrs. Wiggins opposite Tim Conway's Mr. Tudball
    $200 7
Endow once meant to provide with one of these, an old marriage custom
    $400 22
The creator of Professor Moriarty
    $400 17
Johnny Cash sang, "I shot a man in" this Nevada city "just to watch him die"
    $400 13
The O'Jays wanted us all to "get on board" this
    $400 2
This last name of the model & actress seen here is also on your computer keyboard
    $400 8
It used to mean "short in stature"; a shortstop has one on either side of him
    $600 23
Edward Hyde's creator
    $600 18
As the latitude line leaves China, it enters this other Commie country
    $600 14
In 1999 the versatile Jennifer Lopez topped the charts with this single
    DD: $500 3
In 1998 this first black female elected U.S. Senator lost her reelection bid to Peter Fitzgerald
    $600 9
It's a "destined" attraction Glenn Close had for Michael Douglas
    DD: $2,000 24
The creator of Uncas
    $800 19
Flores & Corvo are the northernmost islands in this Portuguese group
    $800 15
(Hi, I'm Mick Jones of Foreigner.) I wrote this 1985 No. 1 hit ballad that featured Jennifer Holliday & the New Jersey Mass Choir
    $800 4
The films of this director knighted in 1952 range from "The Third Man" to "Oliver!"
    $800 10
Once a resting place or couch, now it's a den for lion around in
    $1000 25
Tarzan's creator
    $1000 20
This Ohio city, a center of aviation, is named for the youngest signer of the U.S. Constitution
    $1000 16
"It's very clear", & somewhat ironic, that this was the last song George Gershwin composed
    $1000 5
She negotiated on Everglades cleanup before becoming head of the EPA in 1993
    $1000 11
By its old definition of an "amorous dalliance", we now know what "The Little Dog" was laughing at

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Melinda Sameer Robin
$1,500 $5,200 $6,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BUSINESS NEWS
(Alex: Kind of a dry topic, maybe?)
They were introduced in 1941, designated as just "Plain" in 1954 & rechristened as "Milk Chocolate" in 2000

Final scores:

Melinda Sameer Robin
$3,000 $10,201 $10,401
3rd place: MyPoints.com Gift Certificate 2nd place: Trip to Mexico City & Cabo San Lucas New champion: $10,401

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Melinda Sameer Robin
$3,500 $5,200 $6,200
10 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $14,900

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