Show #2834 - Thursday, December 19, 1996

Contestants

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Lucy Shigemitsu, a writer originally from Tokyo, Japan

Irv Kaplan, a physician from Newton, Massachusetts

Melissa Littman, a textbook editor from Worthington, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $16,193)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 20TH CENTURY
INCREDIBLE EDIBLES
MEDICINE
TELEVISION
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
THIS 'N' THAT
    $100 16
His bat's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but this man nicknamed "Charlie Hustle" is ineligible for induction
    $100 26
Some say the giant orb-weaving type of this arachnid tastes like raw cabbage
    $100 8
This medical field specializes in the diagnosis & treatment of heart disorders
    $100 21
After the May 30, 1996 telecast, he left "Entertainment Tonight" to pursue his musical career
    $100 6
This sea is divided into the Yucatan, Cayman, Colombian, Venezuelan & Grenada basins
    $100 1
Although born in Florida, Missouri, Mark Twain grew up in this city on the Mississippi River
    $200 17
This "wonder insecticide" developed by Swiss scientists in 1939 was later found less than wonderful
    $200 27
Larousse says this snake whose name is an antonym of subtracter was once eaten as a beauty treatment
    $200 9
A defective gene on the X chromosome causes this disease in which blood doesn't clot normally
    $200 22
This "Lois & Clark" star wrote the April 28, 1996 episode, her first script for the series
    $200 7
Dongfang, China, on Hainan Island, & northern Vietnam's Haiphong lie on this gulf
    $200 2
This reddish spice can be sold in both ground & stick form
    $300 18
While Rene Levesque was its PM, French was made its official language & English signs were restricted
    $300 28
In China these fiber-spinning caterpillars are sometimes stir-fried
    $300 10
Elizabeth Kenny was the first to treat this paralytic disease with moist heat & physical therapy
    $300 23
Earl Hindman plays Wilson, Tim Taylor's partially-seen neighbor, on this series
    $300 13
Foveaux Strait separates Stewart Island from this country's South Island
    $300 3
In England the unit of volume roughly equivalent to a quart is spelled this way
    $400 19
He & co-author Richard Suskind served brief prison terms for their forged bio of Howard Hughes
    $400 29
The flying fox, a type of this mammal, is considered a taste treat in the Seychelles
    $400 11
In 1963 a vaccine was developed for this disease also called rubeola
    $400 24
Mendocino, California was used to represent Cabot Cove on this CBS series
    $400 14
The Russians call this sea between Asia & Europe Chernoye More
    $400 4
Legend says the Dannebrog, now this country's flag, dropped from heaven during a 1219 battle
    DD: $600 20
On August 1, 1975 35 nations signed accords on human rights in this city
    $500 30
The young shoots of this marsh plant named for a feline appendage may be eaten in salads
    $500 12
In 1923 this Topeka, Kansas clinic for mental patients was opened by a father & 2 sons
    $500 25
He starred in "Gabriel's Fire" & performs the opening voice-over of "3rd Rock From The Sun"
    $500 15
The ancient poets of India called this longest river of Pakistan "King River"
    $500 5
"It Pays To Enrich Your Word Power" is a feature in this monthly magazine

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

Melissa Irv Lucy
$600 $1,100 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Irv Lucy
$2,300 $3,100 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

SONNETS
FROM THE PORTUGUESE
O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!
THE BELLES
TREES
RHYME TIME
(there is a theme, at least, in our categories)
    $200 1
This bard's Sonnet 119 begins, "What potions have I drunk of siren tears..."
    $200 20
The Portuguese once used this name for a wild ass; now it applies to a striped equine
    $200 11
With Christopher Jones as captain, this ship departed Plymouth, Mass. April 15, 1621 & returned to England
    $200 17
This ex-reporter for the Atlanta Journal took nearly 10 years to write "Gone With The Wind"
    $200 12
It has cricket bat & weeping varieties
    $200 6
Horse-drawn transportation for a bride & groom
    $400 2
John Milton wrote a sonnet praising this lord protector whom he served as secretary for foreign languages
    $400 21
Natal, South Africa was named for the Portuguese word for this holiday
    $400 25
He & his loyal crew members charted part of the coast of Australia after being set adrift from the Bounty
    $400 18
When she joined CBS Sports in 1975, this 1971 Miss America became the first female network sportscaster
    $400 13
The Virginia cedar is used to make these; the wood sharpens easily yet still supports the lead
    $400 7
A stylish young woman of the 1920s
    $600 3
"Batter My Heart" is one of the best-known "Holy Sonnets" by this author of "Death, Be Not Proud"
    $600 22
From the Portuguese for white, it describes a person who lacks normal pigmentation
    $600 26
This author drew on his experiences as captain of a west African river steamer for "Heart of Darkness"
    DD: $300 19
In 1967 she succeeded her husband as governor
    $600 14
The cola tree is from the same family as this tree from which we get the beans to make chocolate
    $600 8
A canvas sports shoe that's trimmer than last year's model
    $800 4
"My love is like to ice, and I to fire" wrote this "Faerie Queene" poet in his sonnet sequence "Amoretti"
    $800 23
Meaning "new trend", this Brazilian music style & dance of the 1960s combined samba & cool jazz
    $800 29
This Oscar winner from Georgia reprised her stage role in the 1989 film "Miss Firecracker"
    $800 15
Also called the western yellow pine, you'll find a "bonanza" of them in the U.S. under this other name
    $800 9
An ominous or evil clergyman
    $1000 5
Irish poet & playwright who wrote the 1928 sonnet "Leda And The Swan"
    $1000 24
From a word meaning "small vessel", it was a small sailing ship once used by the Portuguese & Spanish
    $1000 28
In a play by this man, Captain Shotover is the eccentric owner of Heartbreak House
    $1000 27
This first lady born in Kentucky in 1818 could speak French fluently
    $1000 16
After Chippendale used this dark, rich wood for dining tables, its name became synonymous with them
    DD: $1,500 10
An archer for Caesar

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Irv Lucy
$4,400 $4,200 $5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

POLITICAL PHRASES
Ike defined this as "All of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters."

Final scores:

Melissa Irv Lucy
$399 $200 $2,399
2nd place: Dining furniture & refrigerator 3rd place: Pierre Cardin Watches New champion: $2,399

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Melissa Irv Lucy
$5,900 $4,400 $5,600
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
14 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $15,900

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