Show #2040 - Friday, June 18, 1993

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Brent Noel, a Ph.D. candidate from Lawrence, Kansas

Nancy Ferro, a lawyer originally from Greenville, South Carolina

Cliff Leach, a lobbyist from West Hartford, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Clues that are left over from previous competitions.)
    $100 26
Some species of this insect obtain their cellulose from grass & humus in the soil rather than from wood
    $100 3
Frank Butler married this markswoman after she beat him in a shooting contest
    $100 19
2 of these striped animals grace Botswana's coat of arms
    $100 1
It's the "Land of the Mormons"
    $100 6
The little finger
    $100 16
The most complete collection of El Greco's work is in this Spanish museum
    $200 27
The chief insect carriers of encephalitis are the Culex & Aedes types of this insect
    $200 4
Designers Liz Claiborne & Diane von Furstenberg were born in this Belgian capital
    $200 21
A heraldic charge called a label often represents the eldest one of these in an English family
    $200 2
Because of its violent storms, it's sometimes called the "Cyclone State"
    $200 7
One who is dismissed from a job is said to have received this
    $200 17
This co-author of "The Federalist" was the only signer of the Constitution from New York state
    $300 28
These 2 insects make up the order Lepidoptera, the second largest order of insects
    $300 5
This lady who sang the blues was born Eleanora Fagan in 1915
    $300 22
On a shield, a mullet isn't a fish but one of these that usually has 5 points
    $300 10
It once had many Apache inhabitants, so it was nicknamed the "Apache State"
    $300 12
Since 1980 Owens-Corning Fiberglass has used this cartoon character in its advertising
    $300 18
This "pure" 1906 act followed complaints about harmful chemical food additives
    $400 29
June, Japanese & dung are types of this insect, from its scarab family
    $400 8
She received a doctorate from Cambridge in 1965 after doing a thesis on chimpanzee behavior
    $400 23
Erminois, a heraldic fur, consists of spots of this color on a field of gold
    $400 11
Because it was named for Queen Henrietta Maria, it's sometimes called the "Queen State"
    $400 13
In sewing this tool is used to give a zigzag edge to cloth
    $400 20
These canals on the U.S.-Canada border connect lakes Huron & Superior
    $500 30
Pediculus capitis, a species of this blood-eating insect, lays its eggs on the hair of humans & other mammals
    DD: $600 9
In 1939 she was named honorary pres. of what became Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    $500 24
Albania's coat of arms boasts a double one of these birds; Mexico's, a single one with a snake in its mouth
    $500 15
Officially, it's the "Land of Enchantment", unofficially, it's the "Land of Heart's Desire"
    $500 14
"Another Brick in the Wall" in 1980 was this group's only No. 1 single
    $500 25
In 1987 this Nordic nation began exporting Elduris vodka to the U.S.; its name means "fire-ice"

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

Cliff Nancy Brent
$2,000 $900 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cliff Nancy Brent
$3,100 $3,000 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The 1930s.)
    $200 2
In this 11th century battle, the Normans defeated the Saxons
    $200 18
This presidential candidate came in 19th on the 1992 Forbes list of the 400 richest people in the U.S.
    $200 12
His famous 1872 painting of the Cotton Exchange in New Orleans doesn't depict any ballet dancers
    $200 1
This Swede reportedly said Hollywood "is the only place in the world where I can be left alone!"
    $200 7
The Stalwarts of this political party opposed President Garfield's civil service reforms
    $200 23
He was from St. Mary's County, Maryland, but set Sam Spade's office in San Francisco
    $400 3
Prince Potemkin allegedly built artificial villages for this empress' 1787 tour of the Crimea
    $400 19
William Cook, the richest person in Indiana, made his fortune from these tubes that are inserted into veins
    $400 13
Gauguin painted this friend of his "Painting Sunflowers" in 1888
    $400 11
Hollywood grieved when this great silent film swashbuckler died suddenly on December 12, 1939
    $400 8
"Sartorial" term for the ability of a popular candidate to pull up those lower on the ticket
    $400 27
A Philadelphian by birth, she wrote about "Coming of Age in Samoa"
    $600 4
Marco Polo described this Mongol ruler as "fair and ruddy like a rose"
    $600 20
Last name of New York publishers Donald & S.I., whose combined fortunes total over $6 billion
    $600 14
Donatello created a marble statue of this biblical youth before his more famous bronze one
    $600 24
When this "newsworthy" producer was hit by hard times, Marion Davies loaned him a million dollars
    $600 9
An auto da fe was the cermony accompanying the execution of heretics by this tribunal
    DD: $2,000 28
Theodore Dreiser was born in this Indiana city, presumably on "high ground"
    $800 5
In 1970 he became president of Chile on his 4th try; in 1973 he was overthrown in a coup
    $800 21
The richest people in Delaware are associated with this family
    $800 16
Van Dyck painted some of his finest portraits in this city, Columbus' hometown
    $800 25
This tool company heir was only 24 when he made teenaged Jean Harlow a star in his film "Hell's Angels"
    $800 10
The government of this empire was sometimes called the Sublime Porte after a gate in Constantinople
    $800 29
Her father was a Hungarian immigrant & this "Show Boat" author was a gal from Kalamazoo
    $1000 6
In 1960 Belgium's King Baudouin I turned over rule of this country to Patrice Lumumba
    DD: $1,500 22
The richest people in Arkansas & California got their money from this store chain
    $1000 17
Aubrey Beardsley's 1st commission was to illustrate a new edition of this author's "Morte d'Arthur"
    $1000 26
This blonde was still married to Jackie Coogan when she co-starred with him in "Million Dollar Legs"
    $1000 15
This nickname of Francois du Tremblay, secretary to Cardinal Richelieu, means "grey eminence"
    $1000 30
Though he later became a Swiss citizen, this "Steppenwolf" author was from the Black Forest

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cliff Nancy Brent
$12,700 $7,300 $2,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The name of this capital city is a corruption of Rimac, the river on which it lies

Final scores:

Cliff Nancy Brent
$14,601 $14,600 $200
2-day champion: $25,200 2nd place: Trip to Ixtapa, Mexico 3rd place: Vivitar 440 EZ camera + Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune video games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis system

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Cliff Nancy Brent
$11,200 $8,800 $2,700
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
20 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $22,700

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Game tape date: 1993-02-02
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