Show #3351 - Monday, March 15, 1999

Contestants

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Michael Skeldon, a graduate student from Northridge, California

Robin McCreery, a claims representative from Coos Bay, Oregon

Erin Weller, a history teacher from Evanston, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE IDES OF MARCH
(Alex: In honor of today!)
MOV"ING" PICTURES
KNOWN BY THEIR INITIALS
(Alex: Give me the full name, please!)
BIRD WORDS & PHRASES
THE NEW $20 BILL
(Alex: So don't reach into your pockets!)
CURSES!
    $100 21
March 15, 1493:
This explorer returns to Spain when the Nina docks at Palos
    $100 9
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! It's the sequel to "Saturday Night Fever"
    $100 1
Showman
Phineas Taylor...
    $100 16
Be grateful for what you have, because "A bird in the hand is worth" this
    $100 26
Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin called the bill "An important tool against" these criminals
    $100 6
Be careful! An old proverb warns that "Curses, like" these animals "come home to roost"
    $200 22
March 15, 1964:
Elizabeth Taylor marries this actor, for the first time
    $200 12
Director Susan Seidelman followed this Madonna-Rosanna Arquette comedy with "Making Mr. Right"
    $200 2
Car racing's
Anthony Joseph...
    $200 17
A person who deliberately avoids facing facts is said to hide his head in the sand like this bird
    $200 27
The 20 in the lower right is designed to appear black from an angle, but this color from straight on
    $200 7
Ripped from a Hindu idol, this 45.5-carat blue diamond has been linked to the demise of many of its owners
    $300 23
March 15, 1919:
U.S. veterans of WWI meet in Paris & set up this "American" organization
    $300 13
1988 film based on the 1964 disappearance of 3 civil rights workers in the South
    $300 3
Architect
Ieoh Ming...
    $300 18
The name of this yellow bird may also refer to a shade of yellow or a yellow diamond
    $300 28
Mary Ellen Withrow, whose signature is on the bill as holder of this post, helped unveil it May 20, 1998
    $300 8
Snidely Whiplash would often say "Curses! Foiled again!" after being arrested by this animated Canadian Mountie
    $400 24
March 15, 1933:
This future Supreme Court justice makes her first strenuous objection in Brooklyn
    $400 14
Thriller director Costa-Gavras went for some quieter moments in this 1982 film
    $400 4
Controversial psychologist
Burrhus Frederic...
    $400 19
Combine a bird & a bovine to get this kind of absurd, improbable tale often used as an excuse
    DD: $400 29
This building on the back of the bill was trashed by revelers the night the man on the front moved in
    $400 10
Better behave! In Deuteronomy 28, this Israelite leader rains down shocking curses upon the disobedient
    $500 25
March 15, 1917:
The Romanov Dynasty ends when this czar abdicates
    $500 15
Fred & Ginger do the carioca in this, their first movie together
    $500 5
Presidential Chief of Staff
Harry Robbins...
    $500 20
Australian slang for a lookout who warns criminals about police, or the kind of bird Baretta had
    $500 11
One of this former Pinkerton detective's first hard-boiled novels was "The Dain Curse"

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

Erin Robin Michael
$1,900 $800 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erin Robin Michael
$2,700 $1,600 $500

Double Jeopardy! Round

MANHATTAN
BANANAS
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX
INTERIORS
MIGHTY APHRODITE
RADIO DAYS
(Alex: It looks like all of these categories have to do with the same person, but that is not the case!)
    $200 26
This magnet for shopaholics known as Bloomie's stands on 59th between Lexington & 3rd
    $200 21
This company's blue logo shows a woman in a Carmen Miranda-style hat & a flamenco dress
    $200 7
A fertilized egg embeds itself in the wall of this organ, also called the womb
    $200 16
A tieback is a strip of material used to tie back one of these
    $200 6
Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, who caught her romancing this Greek god of war
    $200 1
This girl's dog Sandy was played on radio by a man named Brad Barker
    $400 22
Maurice Chevalier sang a French version of this novelty hit in the 1929 movie "Innocents of Paris"
    $400 8
These pollen-bearing organs that include the anther are a plant's male flower parts
    $400 17
The type of bed seen here, or the title of a Broadway play that starred Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy
    $400 12
Aphrodite's name gave us this word for a substance that stokes the flames of love
    $400 2
Before she fell in love with TV, this redhead starred in radio's "My Favorite Husband"
    $600 23
This gastropod mollusk is the official mascot of the University of California at Santa Cruz
    $600 9
This cell that is produced when a sperm fertilizes an egg measures 0.1 mm in diameter
    $600 18
The adjustable horizontal sections of a Venetian blind, or a nickname for a tall, thin man
    DD: $1,600 13
This Trojan prince awarded Aphrodite a golden apple over Hera & Athena in a beauty contest
    $600 3
No lie: it's the name of Fibber McGee's wife
    DD: $300 28
Cops once chased girlwatchers from the windy corner of 5th & 23rd, perhaps originating this phrase
    $800 24
An Australian kids' show is called "Bananas in" these
    $800 10
Female sex hormones like estrogen may be called gynogens; male ones like testosterone are these
    $800 19
This bed with scroll-like ends was named for its resemblance to a form of winter transportation
    $800 14
By Anchises, Aphrodite was the mother of this hero, the subject of Virgil's epic
    $800 4
The Orson Welles series "The Lives of Harry Lime" was based on this 1949 film
    $1000 27
Woody Allen is a regular at this Manhattan restaurant owned by a woman whose last name is Kaufman
    $1000 25
This dessert was created at Brennan's, a New Orleans restaurant, & named for a customer
    $1000 11
Also called reduction division, this type of nuclear division underlies all sexual reproduction
    $1000 20
A synonym for "feast" is found in the name of this upholstered bench usually placed along a wall
    $1000 15
After the Muse Calliope crossed her, Aphrodite caused the death of this musician, Calliope's son
    $1000 5
Episodes of this aviator's adventure serial began with a clock striking 12

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erin Robin Michael
$5,300 $7,800 $400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NATIONAL PARKS
The writings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas helped preserve this area she dubbed "The River of Grass"

Final scores:

Erin Robin Michael
$9,799 $10,800 $2
2nd place: Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines New champion: $10,800 3rd place: Motorola TracFone & six months airtime

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Erin Robin Michael
$5,300 $6,800 $700
18 R,
4 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
8 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $12,800

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