Show #987 - Tuesday, December 13, 1988

Mark McDermott game 5.

Contestants

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Val Webster, an applications specialist from Sparks, Maryland

Rob Reilly, a consultant originally from Delaware

Mark McDermott, an editorial writer originally from Iowa (whose 4-day cash winnings total $35,101)

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Jeopardy! Round

IN THE NEWS
NEW JERSEY
SLANG
CELEBRITY MARRIAGES
ENGINEERING
THE BIG TOP
    $100 1
San Diego's Wild Animal Park celebrated the arrival of the 1st of these bred & hatched in captivity
    $100 5
New Jersey's executive mansion isn't in the capital but in this university town
    $100 24
To a chuckwagon cook, these were "hen fruit"
    $100 19
Marsha Mason said she'd only known this man for 3 weeks before she married him
    $100 11
These 2 cities each have 3 of the 6 tallest buildings in the U.S.
    $100 10
U.S. circuses traveled about more after the 1st of these, big enough to house them, was made in 1826
    $200 2
This great composer has outlived his U.S. copyright on "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
    $200 6
Forming New Jersey's border with Pennsylvania, it's easier to cross than it was in 1776
    $200 25
To a lunch counter waitress, "Eve with a lid on it" refers to this type of pie
    $200 20
In 1979 this heiress married her former bodyguard 2 months after her release from prison
    $200 12
274 million cubic yds. of earth & rock went into the new Cornelia Tailings in Ariz., biggest earthen one ever
    $200 14
Originally devised to mark a running course for horses ridden bareback, it's about 40 feet in diameter
    $300 3
"Winning Colors" was a fitting winner for this event on Mother's Day weekend 1988
    $300 7
For a day of fun & frolic, why not visit Campbell's Soup Museum in this city opposite Philadelphia
    $300 26
Genre of film you've seen if you've watched a "chopsocky"
    $300 21
Susan, the only daughter of this president, married one of his Secret Service agents
    $300 13
Term for the canal section in which a ship is raised or lowered
    $300 15
Barnum once featured a "white" 1 of these, but found it unpopular, expensive & hard to get rid of
    $400 4
Joan Quigley became a star celebrity in May of '88 for this reason
    $400 8
Bell Labs in Holmdel designed & built this 1st communications satellite in 1962
    $400 27
In conversation it means "nonsense", but in a deli it's a cold cut
    $400 22
Her 1st marriage to French playboy Philippe Junot, lasted 2 years, 1978-80
    $400 17
2nd c. historian Antipater of Sidon recorded this septet of engineering achievements
    $400 16
This subtitle was 1st used to describe P.T. Barnum's circus in 1872
    $500 28
Don Soffer's yacht, in the news again in '88 when seized under the Coast Guard's zero tolerance policy
    $500 9
Elected president in 1884 & 1892, he was the only U.S. president born in New Jersey
    $500 29
Term for the small spare tire that comes with many new cars; perhaps they're cheaper by the dozen
    $500 23
No longer married to Quincy Jones, this "Mod Squad" star has returned to acting
    DD: $400 30
In 1953 the Eiffel Tower grew about 70 feet taller with the addition of one of these
    $500 18
Meaning "circus of the sun", it was founded in 1984 for the street musicians of Quebec City

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Mark Rob Val
$300 -$400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Rob Val
$3,700 $0 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN REVOLUTION
DOCTORS & LAWYERS
ISLANDS
OSCAR-WINNING SONGS
LITERATURE
SURVEYS
    $200 12
Fighting began in 1775 in this state
    $200 11
This TV judge once passed out fortune cookies that read, "Lean settlement better than fat lawsuit"
    $200 5
A wish for an Oscar came true for Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne after dropping this many "Coins in the Fountain"
    $200 7
Spanish kingdom Samuel Shellabarger's "Captain" was "from"
    $200 16
It's still the USA's top newspaper in circulation, even with a dip after the October crash
    $400 13
Some 5,000 men, 1/6 of the total force of these mercenary soldiers, deserted
    $400 14
Attorney credited with having saved Leopold & Loeb from the death sentence
    DD: $1,000 1
On its stamps, the name of this island country is spelled "I-S-L-A-N-D"
    $400 6
"Come on along & listen to" this winner from "Gold Diggers of 1935"
    $400 18
You might want to keep a swatter handy while reading this 1st novel published by William Golding
    $400 17
The Jobs Rated Almanac says this job of computing insurance rates & risks is best of all
    $600 24
Ben Franklin told his fellow patriots, "We must indeed all hang together" or this shall happen
    $600 15
In 1986 Dr. Robert Gale made headlines as a specialist in this procedure needed by Chernobyl victims
    $600 2
Indonesia controls 3/4 of this, world's 3rd largest island; the rest belongs to Malaysia & Brunei
    $600 8
Yep, Gary Cooper might have told you this song began "Do not forsake me, oh my darlin'"
    $600 21
Author of "A Man Without a Country", his great-uncle was Nathan Hale
    $800 19
In 1982 he represented Sheika Dena al-Fassi in the highest ever alimony claim
    $800 3
The 3 largest islands in the Caribbean are Cuba, Hispaniola & this one
    DD: $1,800 9
1967 film which gave us the following Oscar-winning song:
    $800 22
Detective who found "The Purloined Letter" in a pasteboard card rack just below the mantelpiece
    $1000 20
In '84 Dr. Bob Simon began an underground medical effort to aid the Mujahadeen rebels in this country
    $1000 4
The southernmost city in the lower 48 states is on this island
    $1000 10
Not only did this 1944 film win "Best Picture", it provided the year's best song, "Swinging on a Star"
    $1000 23
Sheep rancher & author of 1903's "The Way of All Flesh"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Rob Val
$12,100 $2,600 $200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MONARCHS
(Alex: What country...who knows?)
He was the last person to hold the title Emperor of India

Final scores:

Mark Rob Val
$7,779 $4,700 $0
5-day champion: $42,880 2nd place: an Ashley Super bedroom group + a GTE telephone 3rd place: a Service Merchandise gift certificate

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mark Rob Val
$11,100 $2,000 $600
28 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
9 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $13,700

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