Show #3920 - Friday, September 21, 2001

Alex shaves his mustache.

(Alex Trebek: Cherie, I'm going to have to work real fast today, because we're running late.)
(Cherie Whitaker-Rossi: No-no-no-no--no--be careful.)
(Alex: It's okay--it's okay.)
(Cherie: Be care--)

Contestants

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Iris Woon, an attorney from Montebello, California

Rohan Virginkar, a recent college graduate from Diamond Bar, California

Jeremy Davis, a laboratory supervisor from Costa Mesa, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Our last tribute to The New York Times' 150th birthday...)
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWS
BEACH BOYS
MY KINDA TOWN
OUR FUNNY ACCENTS
19th CENTURY BUSINESS LEADERS
THE "LOW" DOWN
    $100 16
A 1995 review said that her "prose has vastly improved since the Baroque excesses of 'Interview With The Vampire"'
    $100 11
Crockett & Tubbs were always cruising trendy beach hotspots on this influential '80s TV series
    $100 1
The oldest working theater in this U.K. country is in the town of Dumfries
    $100 17
State that produced the accent of the U.S. president seen here

"At my direction, after complete and thorough consultation and agreement with the government..."
    $100 26
On June 4, 1896 he completed assembly of his first auto, the quadricycle, in Detroit
    $100 6
In a children's game, it precedes "the-leader"
    $200 22
Margaret Atwood reviewed this woman's "Beloved" for the New York Times & called it "another triumph"
    $200 12
For awhile in "Beach Blanket Bingo" this actor romances Linda Evans, not Annette
    $200 2
Notre Dame is a town within the boundaries of this Indiana city
    $200 18
"Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd" is the classic line identifying the accent of this city
    $200 27
In 1863 he, Maurice Clark & Samuel Andrews founded a Cleveland oil company: in 1870 it changed its named to Standard Oil
    $200 7
Nobody can deny, "He's a jolly, good" one
    DD: $1,000 23
In a 1999 review Stephen King called this title character a Count Dracula for the computer age
    $300 13
A guest house on the beachfront estate of wealthy Robin Masters is the home of this title TV detective
    $300 3
The first U.S. wireless station was set up in this New York town with a "talkative" biblical name
    $300 19
Dropping the "R" from soitain woids is associated with this borough that includes Flatbush
    $300 28
In 1895 he introduced the first camera that would fit into a pocket
    $300 8
It describes farmland that's left unseeded for a growing season or two
    $400 24
This author's "One L ", about the first year of law school, read "as if it were the most absorbing of thrillers"
    $400 14
This actor rolls on the sand & in the surf with Deborah Kerr in "From Here to Eternity"
    $400 4
This suburb of Chicago, once home to Al Capone, was named for a Roman orator
    $400 20
Though Fargo is in North Dakota, the 1996 film "Fargo" featured the accent of this state
    $400 29
In 1872 this 25-year-old Prussian bought a Denver bottling company & founded a brewery
    $400 9
This hard animal fat is used in candles & soap
    $500 25
Reviewing "Beowulf", the Times called this Irish poet "arguably the finest poet now writing in English"
    $500 15
Fred Astaire's first dramatic role was in this 1959 post-nuclear war Nevil Shute drama set partly in Australia
    $500 5
The town of Jasper is in Jasper National Park in this Canadian province
    $500 21
The person heard here grew up in this area of L.A. between the Santa Monica & San Gabriel mountains

"And I was like, 'Oh my God, whatever!' and Tiffany was like, 'For sure, you know, like...'"
    $500 30
This man's name is on the can, but it was John Dorrance who developed condensed soup for his company
    $500 10
Donovan only made it to No. 2 with this song, his second-biggest hit

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

Jeremy Rohan Iris
$2,300 $1,500 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeremy Rohan Iris
$3,600 $1,800 $1,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

BLACK FIRSTS
MUSICAL FLYERS
SCIENCE & NATURE
AMERICA-PODGE
FAMOUS ANCIENT GREEKS
3-LETTER WORDS
    $200 21
In 1999 Maurice Ashley became the first black American international grandmaster in this
    $200 11
In 1977 they were one of the biggest bands in the world & Steve Miller told us to fly like one of them
    $200 6
In March 1966 the USSR's Venera 3 became the first space probe to physically touch another planet, this one
    $200 16
Syracuse is one of several New York cities noted for having haunted hayrides during this month
    $200 26
This Greek came bearing fables with morals like "The gods help those who help themselves"
    $200 1
This term for coffee is also a man's nickname
    $400 22
In 1888 William Hunton became the 1st black full-time sec. of this organization where "It's fun to stay"
    $400 12
This '60s "White Rabbit" band mutated into Starship in the 80s
    $400 7
In 1955 physicists Owen Chamberlain & Emilio Segre discovered the antiproton, which has this kind of charge
    $400 17
If you fly over Iowa, you'll see lots of this leading crop that accounts for about 18% of the USA's production
    $400 27
This doctor suggested an intrauterine device for women hoping to prevent pregnancy
    $400 2
They performed "Won't Get Fooled Again" when they reunited to play Live Aid in 1985
    $600 23
Meeting Edith Jones, the first black to attend the Univ. of Ark. Medical School, inspired this later surgeon-general
    $600 13
In 1965 this group flew straight to the top of the charts with the Bob Dylan tune "Mr. Tambourine Man"
    $600 8
The European type of this bovine, called a wisent, is taller but lighter than the American type
    $600 18
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said he wants this Washington. D.C. "Institution" to open a museum in Vegas
    $600 28
In 423 B.C. Cratinus took the festival prize with the play "The Bottle", beating this author of "The Clouds"
    $600 3
3-letter name for the style of paintbrush seen here
    $800 24
She appeared in over 300 films & was the first black actress to win an Oscar
    $800 14
The dreadlocked Adam Duritz fronts this band whose debut album was "August and Everything After"
    $800 9
This physics term refers to the study of extremely low temperatures
    $800 19
Once an immigration station & now known for its hiking trails, Angel Island, seen here, is in this California bay
    DD: $400 29
He didn't have a screw loose, he defined the principle of the lever, among other things
    $800 4
In Psalms, "Thy" this "and thy staff, they comfort me"
    $1000 25
She was not the first African-American in the Texas Senate, but she was the first African-American woman there
    $1000 15
This group was in the pink in 1959 with "I Only Have Eyes For You"
    $1000 10
Most spiders have 6 of these short, fingerlike organs with which to create silk
    $1000 20
Born in Mexico in 1907 to expatriate American Mormons, George Romney served as gov. of this U.S. state in the 1960s
    DD: $1,500 5
One female gamete

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeremy Rohan Iris
$7,500 $4,000 $500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE ACADEMY AWARDS
He was nominated for Best Director twice in the same year, the first so honored since Michael Curtiz for 1938

Final scores:

Jeremy Rohan Iris
$6,999 $8,000 $900
2nd place: a houseboat trip in Nevada New champion: $8,000 3rd place: a Samsung camera package

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jeremy Rohan Iris
$9,000 $5,000 $900
25 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $14,900

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