Show #759 - Thursday, December 17, 1987


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Kathy White, a teacher from Greensboro, North Carolina

Tom Grant, a direct marketing executive from New York City, New York

David Nagy, a rock singer from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
In 1980, this Cascade mountain peak was reduced from 9677' to about 8300'
    $100 8
Of 30,000 known species, only Argyroneta aquatica truly lives in this type of environment
    $100 9
Jim Stafford had a novelty song about "My Girl Bill" while Johnny Cash's biggest hit was about him
    $100 4
To find a tape of his 1st Tonight Show, a Museum of Broadcasting ad asked "Whhheeere's" this man
    $100 11
Ex-Miss New Orleans who went down the "Road" with Bing & Bob
    $100 26
Only Johnny Longden has ridden, then trained a winner of this legendary May race
    $200 2
Complete with big toe projection into the Gulf of Mexico, this state resembles a boot
    $200 10
1 of the world's most dangerous spiders is this country's Sydney funnel web
    $200 15
While The Silhouettes were urged to "Get A Job", Johnny Paycheck told his employer this
    $200 5
A popular attraction in this city is the Fort Pitt Museum
    $200 12
He was involved with 1972's Miss Tennessee, Linda Thompson, while he & Priscilla were divorcing
    $300 3
Of about 8, 11, or 16%, the % of U.S. land area that Alaska represents
    $300 18
2 of the 3 colors found in names of the "widow" spiders found in the U.S.
    $300 17
Tho The Platters preferred "Twilight Time", The 4 Seasons sang of a girl named for this time
    $300 21
Type of instrument Niccolo Paganini left to the city of Genoa, where it's kept in a museum
    $300 13
A scandal involving her lover lost this ex-Miss America her job with Mayor Koch's office
    $400 6
This island is the only U.S. commonwealth outside the continental U.S.
    $400 22
Spiders are among the earliest island colonists after these create a new environment, as at Krakatoa
    $400 19
While Starbuck said, "Moonlight Feels Right", John Denver preferred this
    $400 24
Jack Larson, Jimmy Olson on TV's "Superman", donated this part of Jimmy's outfit to the Smithsonian
    $400 14
She won Miss World-USA in '73 --but the headband, bracelets & red, white & blue costume came later
    DD: $500 7
Though most of Yellowstone National Park lies in Wyoming, it spreads out into these other 2 states
    $500 23
Scientists separate these hairy cousins from the "true spiders"
    $500 20
While The Fleetwoods pleaded, "Come Softly To Me", in his biggest hit, S. Lawrence made this plea
    $500 25
This Midwest city's Museum of Science & Industry has a coal mine & a submarine
    $500 16
This Miss Sweden of 1951 was Fellini's femme fatale in 1959's "La dolce vita"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

David Tom Kathy
$700 $600 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Tom Kathy
$3,400 $1,100 $1,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: These are not the first lines of the plays. They are the first lines spoken by one of the main characters in the play.)
    $200 1
The first thing he says is his wife's name, "Calpurnia!"
    $200 18
Some 20 million Americans are sufferers of this, called the most common allergy in the U.S.
    $200 5
In 1956, this Pennsylvanian became a princess
    $200 7
Though it takes place at Christmastime, this 1947 Edmund Gwenn film was released in June
    $200 2
Of Coca, Cola or Pepsi, the 1 that's a castle in Spain
    $200 13
A heptarchy is a government ruled by this many people
    DD: $1,500 19
Neither of these 2 developers of polio vaccines ever won the Nobel Prize
    DD: $1,000 6
Philadelphian who had his last Top 10 hit with the following:

"Every limbo boy and girl /
All around the limbo world /
Gonna do the limbo rock /
All around the limbo block /
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick..."
    $400 8
In 1915 film, "Birth of a Nation", Joseph Henabery played this president
    $400 3
With 74 stairways, Chambord is the largest Chateau in this river valley famed for chateaux
    $400 14
A gerontocracy is a government by these
    $600 20
Used by primitives for blood letting, surgeons now use this worm to reattach severed body parts
    $600 9
His biographer Carl Van Doren said, "After a century and a half he remains Philadelphia's 1st citizen"
    $600 10
In '40s films, the "Portrait of Jennie" was of Jennifer Jones & "The Picture of Dorian Gray" was of him
    $600 4
In 1847, schoolboys fought American troops defending this capital city's Chapultepec Castle
    $600 15
In the U.S. in the 1890s, a popocracy might have been possible, since this party was at its height
    $800 21
A DPT shot protects against diptheria, tetanus & pertussis, which is better known as this
    $800 22
Philadelphia's planetarium is named for benefactor Joseph Fels who really cleaned up making this
    $800 11
Willie Nelson's "Honeysuckle Rose" was based in part on this 1939 film, Ingrid Bergman's 1st Amer. vehicle
    $800 16
While a dulocracy is government run by slaves, a slavocracy is a government ruled by these
    $1000 23
Her book "The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry" was followed up by "Tish" & then "More Tish"
    $1000 12
Object in title of a late 1940's DeSica film, it's stolen from a poor Italian
    $1000 17
A gynocracy is government by women; this, from Greek for "man", is government by men

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Tom Kathy
$6,400 $2,900 $5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

On Jan. 1, 1977, in Indianapolis, Mrs. J. Means became 1st woman legally ordained a priest by this church

Final scores:

David Tom Kathy
$12,800 $0 $11,100
2-day champion: $31,200 + the Jeopardy! home game (boxed or computerized) 3rd place: Gruen 1930s-recreation watch + the Jeopardy! home game (boxed or computerized) 2nd place: La-Z-Boy Signature II sofa + Scott 100 W remote control audio system + the Jeopardy! home game (boxed or computerized)

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

David Tom Kathy
$6,400 $2,300 $4,500
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $13,200

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Game tape date: 1987-09-14
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