Show #787 - Tuesday, January 26, 1988

Final Jeopardy! logo flashes on the game board's monitors instead of the show's logo.


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Joan Kurland, a musician originally from River Edge, New Jersey

Steve Kravitz, a trust and estate attorney from West Palm Beach, Florida

Lennie Edwards, a teacher originally from Fort Dix, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 9
Called the world's most expensive, a swimsuit studded with 104 of these stones costs $1.5 million
    $100 1
"Jostler" & "dip" are slang terms for this type of light-fingered thief
    $100 2
Late star who lamented "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. I want to be Cary Grant."
    $100 14
Opened in 1940, it's America's oldest superhighway
    $100 22
According to Byron, "She walks in beauty like..." this
    $100 3
In basketball, you'll always find it hanging around the basket
    $200 25
Tho the movie was called "Bikini Beach" she didn't wear one; Walt Disney didn't want her to show her navel
    $200 7
In 1904 St. Louis became the 1st U.S. municipal police dept. to use this "handy" crime-solving aid
    $200 6
Bobby Darin found out that the woman he thought was his sister was really this relative
    $200 15
The American Federation of Labor was founded in this industrial city
    $200 23
Shelley was talking about the bird, not the Buick, in his ode to this "Blithe Spirit"
    $200 4
Group a coach doesn't want "in motion" before the football is snapped
    $300 28
The Middle East's #1 exporter of swimwear, this country produces about 2 million suits a year
    $300 8
Possibly from old French "besillier", to ravage, it's to steal money entrusted to one's care
    $300 19
Her daughter revealed that Lena Horne went a few rounds romantically with this "Brown Bomber"
    $300 16
The Pennsylvania Dutch aren't of Dutch descent but of this ethnic group
    $300 24
He wrote! "O Captain!" My Captain!"
    $300 5
It's a catch in baseball, a shot in hockey & a stroke in tennis
    $400 29
Silent film actor who turned Dad's clothing business into a swimwear firm "of California"
    $400 12
Some states apply the "Wild Beast Test" to persons who try to use this defense
    $400 20
This swashbuckler claimed in his "Wicked, Wicked" memoirs that he was once a slave trader
    $400 17
Pennsylvania did this 2nd, just 5 days after Delaware did it 1st
    DD: $200 26
Ogden Nash's 2-line poem titled "Reflections on Ice-Breaking"
    $400 10
On an 18-hole golf course, it's holes 10-18
    $500 30
Regarding that '78 S.I. shot, to this day she swears she didn't know the suit became transparent when wet
    $500 13
In "Deliberate Stranger", a 1986 movie for TV, Mark Harmon played this mass murderer
    $500 21
During WWI, a U.S. soldier "discovered" this hairy star on a battlefield & kept him in an oil drum
    $500 18
It's said the Union was framed at Philadelphia & preserved 87 years later at this Pennsylvania town
    $500 27
A subdivision of a long narrative poem, Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" is divided into them
    $500 11
What Minnesota Fats put on a cue ball to stop it dead after hitting another ball

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Lennie Steve Joan
$900 $1,900 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lennie Steve Joan
$2,000 $3,200 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And finally, one of our favorite categories; you must spell your response; at least the correct word in the response.)
    $200 20
The 1st English edition of his book on relativity came with 5 diagrams & a portrait of the author
    $200 26
Garden of Eden bordered on this longest river of SW Asia, usually paired with the Tigris
    $200 22
He directed "Finian's Rainbow", but he's better-known for "The Godfather"
    $200 10
Some believed this slasher who terrorized London in 1888 belonged to the royal family
    $200 5
The International Bank for Reconstruction & Development is better known as this
    $200 3
It's flotsam's constant companion
    $400 21
Sir Joseph Swan invented what was to become rayon trying to develop a new type of this for a light bulb
    $400 19
The 2 ex-Beatles who played themselves in "Give My Regards to Broad Street"
    $400 13
Robert Clive made about $1,000,000 while bringing much of this country into the British Empire
    $400 6
The United States was without a central bank from 1836 until this was created in 1913
    $400 4
The wild wildebeest's other name
    DD: $5,000 25
The Biblical pair mentioned in the following song:
    $600 1
This innovative film ended with a complete ballet danced to Gershwin music by Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron
    $600 14
Since she was "The Virgin Queen", Elizabeth I had no children & was last monarch of this dynasty
    $600 11
They wrote the "History of all hither to existing society is the history of class struggles"
    DD: $2,000 7
Of all the countries, this war-torn central Asian country is 1st alphabetically
    $800 23
1st hunter mentioned in scripture, his name has become a synonym for a skillful hunter
    $800 2
Bob Hope called this Clint Eastwood's "most violent" film: "When Clint sings, that's violence"
    $800 16
In July 1945, British voters turned Winston Churchill out of office in favor of this man
    $800 12
18th C. Scottish economist, or pen name, under which George Goodman wrote "The Money Game"
    $800 8
The Italian name of this little green squash literally means "little squash"
    $1000 24
He built the gallows from which he later was hanged
    $1000 18
She recreated her Broadway role in "Bells Are Ringing", her last film before her untimely death
    $1000 17
At age 89, this philosopher-mathematician was jailed for his part in a 1961 anti-nuclear demonstration
    $1000 15
According to his "curve", lower taxes may eventually result in higher government revenue
    $1000 9
Many religions believe God to be omnipresent, omnipotent & this, having total knowledge

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lennie Steve Joan
$9,400 $10,400 $4,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

He was an undersecretary of Health, Education & Welfare, a governor & vice president

Final scores:

Lennie Steve Joan
$18,800 $18,900 $9,100
2nd place: a trip to Safety Harbor Spa & Fitness Center on Tampa Bay + either the Jeopardy! box game or computerized version New champion: $18,900 + either the Jeopardy! box game or computerized version 3rd place: a White-Westinghouse full-stackable washer & dryer + either the Jeopardy! box game or computerized version

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Lennie Steve Joan
$8,000 $6,200 $4,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $18,800

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Game tape date: 1987-10-19
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