Show #2837 - Tuesday, December 24, 1996

Contestants

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Chris Sroka, a college student from Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Amy O'Brien, a veterinarian from Prospect Heights, Illinois

Charlie Patton, a journalist from Jacksonville, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

MAY DAYS
NATURE
KITCHEN UTENSILS
CHRISTMAS
GIFTS
MOVIES IN OTHER WORDS
    $100 3
On May 22, 1992 an era in late-night television ended when he hosted his last "Tonight Show"
    $100 11
A tornado is typically a tube -- or this-shaped cloud hanging from from a cumulonimbus cloud
    $100 26
Leaving the skin on a clove of this makes cleaning the press easier
    $100 1
They're the 2 traditional colors of Christmas
    $100 16
This country gave the Luxor Obelisk to France, who put it in the Place de la Concorde
    $100 21
"Deceased Guy Ambulating"
    $200 4
On May 17, 1989 over 1 million Chinese gathered in this square to call for democratic reforms
    $200 12
Adult amphibians go through this skin-shedding process several times a year
    $200 27
A typical one of these beverage openers has a metal spiral with a transverse handle attached
    $200 2
Pluck one berry for each kiss stolen under this plant; when the berries are gone, no more kissing
    $200 17
In 1953 this Memphis truck driver recorded a few songs as a birthday gift for his mother; the rest is history
    $200 22
"H2OLand"
    $300 5
He & Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest May 29, 1953
    $300 13
This flavoring is the only edible product produced by an orchid plant
    $300 28
When buying one of these to test for doneness in meat, choose one with a thin probe that will let less juice out
    $300 8
In the U.S. we say "Merry Christmas"; in Italy, "Buon Natale" & in Mexico, this
    $300 18
On Dec. 22, 1864 he telegraphed Lincoln, "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah"
    $300 23
"Plaything Tale"
    $400 6
His U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down over Russia May 1, 1960
    $400 14
From the Latin for "golden", it's another name for the pupa or cocoon of a butterfly
    $400 29
This utensil formed of a series of looped wires set in a handle is used to beat air into food
    $400 9
Served in a large bowl, this holiday drink derives its name from Old Norse for "be healthy"
    $400 19
Developed in Tibet, these dogs were given as gifts to dignitaries by the Dalai Lama
    $400 24
"Sweetie, Yours Truly Miniaturized Our Offspring"
    $500 7
On May 5, 1904 he became the 1st Major League player of the modern era to pitch a perfect game
    $500 15
In botany it's the process by which plants lose water vapor through their leaves
    $500 30
The lower pot of this 2-pot arrangement holds hot water; the upper, delicate foods like custards
    $500 10
For many the Christmas season lasts until this festival on January 6
    DD: $500 20
The first of these structures in the U.S. was built in Chicago in 1930 with a gift from Max Adler
    $500 25
"Erase The City Of Light From Your Memory"

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

Charlie Amy Chris
$100 $700 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Charlie Amy Chris
$300 $2,700 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

PEOPLE'S REPUBLICS
(Do we have any holiday-related categories? No, that's not one!)
SHAKESPEARE
(oh, perhaps)
MANSIONS
FASHION DESIGNERS
1955
ALL THINGS "GREAT" & "SMALL"
    $200 11
It's the Korea that's the Democratic People's Republic
    $200 6
Balthasar, his servant, accompanies him to the Capulet vault & remains nearby though ordered to leave
    $200 17
Eilley Orrum & Sandy Bowers built Nevada's Bowers Mansion with proceeds from this "lode"
    $200 1
This clergyman was asked to lead a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
    $200 16
Petty spuds hardly worth peeling or dealing with
    $400 12
Now just a republic, from 1924 to 1992 it was a people's republic & before that it was outer
    $400 7
In this play Titania, queen of the fairies, becomes enamored of Bottom, the weaver
    $400 18
In 1864 Arlington House & its grounds were confiscated by the Union from this general's wife Mary
    $400 29
Since 1994 designer Tom Ford has been creative director of this company symbolized by interlocked Gs
    $400 2
In 1955 this phrase became obligatory on all U.S. currency
    $400 22
Cases in this court involve little money & are usually handled without lawyers
    $600 13
In its own tongue it's called Zhongzua Renmin Gongheguo
    $600 8
Iago suspects, or pretends to suspect, his wife Emilia of having an affair with this man
    $600 19
Lawrence Washington named this mansion after an admiral he'd served under in the British navy
    $600 28
This female designer's name precedes "II" in the name of a fashion line that debuted in 1983
    $600 3
On September 20 Phil Silvers began playing this Army master sergeant on CBS
    $600 23
Buster Keaton's nickname
    DD: $2,500 14
In 1977 its ruling colonel changed it from a republic into a Socialist People's Arab Jamahiriyah
    $800 9
In Act 5, Scene 3 of this play, the ghosts of the young princes appear to the title character
    DD: $200 20
You'll find the 1731 Adams Mansion in this Massachusetts city
    $800 27
Emmanuelle Khanh led a fashion revolution in France while she was creating the Chelsea look in England
    $800 4
He began his tenure as editor-in-chief of National Review
    $800 24
Thackeray used this derogatory phrase for the dirty lower classes in "Pendennis"
    $1000 15
In 1979 the Khmer Rouge government was deposed in Cambodia & the People's Republic of this was set up
    $1000 10
These 2 schoolmates of Hamlet are summoned to Denmark to act as spies for Claudius
    $1000 21
The Copper King Mansion stands in this Montana city where copper mining is still important
    $1000 26
In 1987 this famous Christian left the house of Jean Patou & launched a solo couture collection
    $1000 5
On April 5 this Democrat defeated Republican Robert E. Merriam in the Chicago mayoral race
    $1000 25
During this event, the Papal population doubled, then added a third

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Charlie Amy Chris
$4,300 $4,500 $2,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WOMEN IN SCIENCE
This British scientist titled her 1984 autobiography "Disclosing The Past"

Final scores:

Charlie Amy Chris
$3,599 $8,601 $100
2nd place: Flatware & Earthenware sets New champion: $8,601 3rd place: Service Merchandise Gift Certificate

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Charlie Amy Chris
$4,800 $4,500 $5,200
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W
19 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $14,500

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