Show #1168 - Wednesday, October 4, 1989

Contestants

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Kerry Tymchuk, an attorney originally from Reedsport, Oregon

Colette Perry, a data processing manager from Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Tom Neven, an editor from Wayne, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

FRENCH HISTORY
ABBREVIATIONS
FINE CHINA
MYSTERIES
LETTERS IN SONG
JEOPARDY! CATEGORIES
    $100 1
After a coup d'etat in 1789, he took the title "First Consul"
    $100 4
"hyp." is short for this part of a triangle
    $100 26
The design on Lenox holiday dinnerware features these leaves, complete with red berries
    $100 5
The alternate title of this 1934 Agatha Christie novel is "Murder in the Calais Coach"
    $100 18
If your sweetheart sends a letter of goodbye, it's no secret you'll feel better if you do this
    $100 8
The name of this hodgepodge category is French for "rotten pot"
    $200 2
He was chosen prime minister in June 1958 & president in December 1958
    $200 7
A GP who had a good GPA in school had a good one of these
    $200 27
Don't "weep" for Thomas Minton, the 18th century potter who popularized this arboreal pattern still used today
    $200 15
G.K. Chersterton wrote several mysteries featuring this Roman Catholic priest as a detective
    $200 19
Pat Boone lamented, "Now my poor heart just aches with every wave it breaks over" these
    $200 10
Heartthrobs, heavy metal & very Grimm fairy tales were categories created for this tournament
    $300 3
This 1862 Victor Hugo novel described the living conditions that led to the revolutions of 1848
    $300 14
Seaside structure abbreviated whf.
    $300 28
The Anne Boleyn character jug made by Royal Doulton has one of these weapons as a handle
    $300 20
Although this former Pinkerton investigator only wrote 1 "Thin Man" novel, a series of 6 films was made
    DD: $1,000 23
Title of the following Beatles hit, it's how many people conclude a letter:

"As I write this letter/Send my love to you/Remember I'll always be with you/Be in love with you..."
    $300 11
So far we've only done 1 category about those darn people of ancient Eturia
    $400 6
From 1350-1830 the crown princes of France were known by this term
    $400 16
To get in your bank account through an ATM, you're given a PIN, which stands for this
    $400 21
No one knows how "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" ends since this author died while writing the book
    $400 24
"I gave a letter to the postman, he put it in his sack. Bright & early next morning he" did this
    $400 12
In titles of categories this word has preceded history, cities, rulers, leaders & trade
    $500 9
The era of peace & idealism known as "la belle epoque" ended when this war began
    $500 17
For quicker responses, an extra "V" for vite is added to this invitation abbreviation
    $500 22
Cousins Frederic Dannay & Manfred Lee both used this pen name, the name of their fictional detective
    $500 25
In "Please, Mr. Postman" it concludes the line, "Deliver the letter..."
    $500 13
The words eke, nun, peep, kook & kayak have all appeared previously in this category

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

Tom Colette Kerry
$2,100 $300 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Colette Kerry
$1,800 $1,200 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

U.S. STATES
NOTORIOUS
ACTORS & ROLES
LANGUAGES
SEASHELLS
MARK TWAIN QUOTES
    $200 6
While Maine borders only 1 state, these 2 don't border any
    $200 7
In 1933 Italian papers were forbidden to mention that this man had become a grandfather
    $200 1
In 1988 Maureen Stapleton & Rue McClanahan played the mother of this flamboyant pianist
    $200 16
With an estimated 450,000-600,000 words, this language has the largest vocabulary
    $200 24
The ancient Phoenicians & Romans used Murex shells to make the dye that produced this royal color
    $200 14
According to Twain this breeds children as well as contempt
    $400 10
Though headquartered in this "Garden State", Campbell's hasn't used tomatoes its in soup since 1979
    $400 8
His 13 month spree of bank robberies ended July 22, 1934 when he was killed by the FBI
    $400 2
He acted on radio at age 12, long before he found fame as Perry Mason
    DD: $500 18
In 1989 Estonia voted to give Estonian precedence over this other language in the Republic
    $400 25
The finest pearls are produced by mollusks whose shells are lined with this
    $400 15
"I'll risk $40 he can outjump any" one of these "in Calaveras County"
    $600 11
When Patrick Henry asked for liberty or death, he was standing in what is now this state
    $600 9
As Phil Collins could tell you, "Buster" Edwards was part of the gang that pulled off this 1963 heist
    $600 3
This pinup girl was Dan Dailey's leading lady in "Call Me Mister" & "Mother Wore Tights"
    $600 19
John Milton is considered the last major European writer to have written poetry in this language
    $600 26
The blue species of this common bivalve accounts for much of the shell litter on East & West Coast beaches
    $600 17
In an 1897 cable from London to the Associated Press, Twain said, "The reports of my death are" this
    $800 20
Counties in this state include Wood, Deaf Smith, Coke & Pecos
    $800 12
Agrippina fed him poisoned mushrooms; when they only made him sick she gave him more poison as a "remedy"
    $800 4
This black "Dynasty" star was nominated for an Oscar for playing a ghetto mother in "Claudine"
    $800 22
Early written Greek was based on the Minoan script used on this island
    $800 27
A type of cephalopod mollusk whose name is a favorite for submarines, both real & fictional
    $800 28
"The wise man saith, 'Put all your eggs in the one basket and...' " make sure you do this
    $1000 21
The 1905 treaty ending the Russo-Japanese war was signed in this state
    $1000 13
Nicknamed "The Actor", this super burglar was famous for his escapes as his robberies
    $1000 5
Woody Allen played the title character, a lounge singer's manager, in this 1984 film
    $1000 23
There are over 6 million speakers of Catalan in this country, more than in any other
    DD: $400 30
This seashell gave its name to a curved edge, as on a fabric, & to a method of cooking
    $1000 29
In "Life on the Mississippi" a man told of his home equipped with "all the modern" ones of these

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Colette Kerry
$5,100 $2,600 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

TELEVISION
This NBC special was performed live in 1955 & 1956; videotaped in 1960; & re-run in '63, '66, '78 & '89

Final scores:

Tom Colette Kerry
$10,199 $5,100 $10,201
2nd place: a trip to Honolulu via Continental Airlines 3rd place: a Sherwood stereo system + a complete Nintendo Entertainment system featuring the Family & Junior editions of Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune New champion: $10,201

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Tom Colette Kerry
$5,000 $2,600 $6,600
18 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
10 R,
3 W
20 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $14,200

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