Show #788 - Wednesday, January 27, 1988

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


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Tom Nelson, an analyst originally from Portland, Oregon

Cheryl Lieberman, a computer training center manager from Alexandria, Virginia

Steve Kravitz, a trust and estate attorney from West Palm Beach, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 6
Month named for the Roman custom of striking women w/leather thongs to aid fertility, the "februa"
    $100 18
When Gomer said it, he stayed a Marine private, but when Billy Batson says it he becomes Captain Marvel
    $100 26
Margarita Carmen Cansino
    $100 16
In 1847, during a controversy over location, the state capital was moved from Detroit to this city
    $100 11
Having the power of persuasive speech, it describes an eloquent orator
    $100 1
In tennis, these 4 1/2' wide side strips widening a singles court can double your pleasure
    $200 7
According to Shakespeare, this man who killed Julius Caesar killed himself by running upon his sword
    $200 20
It takes 60 minutes for his web to evaporate
    $200 27
In 1943, Rita announced her engagement to Victor Mature but married this actor-director instead
    $200 17
A primary symbol of the Catholic Church, the world's biggest one is at Indian River, Michigan
    $200 12
To check out the essential facts you "get down to" these fasteners
    $200 2
On June 23, 1987, Sergei Bubka of Russia broke his own world record in this field event with 19' 9 1/4"
    $300 8
The first Roman circus, it was also the largest
    $300 22
On one TV cartoon series, this pair's voices were supplied by Olan Soule & Casey Kasem
    $300 28
Rita was discovered while doing this in a Tijuana nightclub when she was only 13
    $300 19
In 1848, the State Normal School at Ypsilanti was 1st school west of Alleghenies to train these
    $300 13
Slang term for a bald person whose head reflects light like a car bumper
    $300 3
The 1936 Berlin games were the last time this equestrian team sport was an Olympic event
    $400 9
This gladiator school dropout led a slave revolt in 73 B.C.
    DD: $200 23
The 2 superheroes mentioned in the following, Donovan's only No. 1 hit:
    $400 21
You can see a huge statue of him in Ironwood, Mich, not by the shores of Gitche Gumee
    $400 14
Remove the plumbum; step on it
    $400 4
Of Gale Sayers, Eric Dickerson or O.J. Simpson, the 1 who scored the most touchdowns as an NFL rookie
    $500 10
In 2 B.C., the Roman senate gave Augustus Caesar the title "Pater Patriae", which means this
    $500 24
From his name you might conclude this cartoon canine wasn't expected to win many battles
    $500 25
In northern Michigan, the Soo Lock Canals allow ships to pass between these 2 Great Lakes
    $500 15
Rigorous control disguised in a soft demeanor is ruling with one of these "in a velvet glove"
    $500 5
Color of the center line & goal line on a pro hockey rink

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

Steve Cheryl Tom
$3,500 $0 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Cheryl Tom
$3,700 $1,100 $1,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...with "O-U-N-C-E" in quotation marks, and those letters will appear in all the correct questions.)
    $200 6
At a factory in Ocala, Florida, Royal Oak presses out 236,000 of these an hour
    $200 12
Though the oath of the medical profession is named for him, he didn't write it
    $200 19
Group of stars named after a real or mythological person or creature or an inanimate object
    $200 1
The only pres. to hold a pilot's license, this military man got it in 1937, 16 years before becoming pres.
    $200 10
"Jeopardy!"'s Johnny Gilbert
    $400 7
The bottling of this is credited with making more millionaires than any other type of product
    $400 13
This common disease is also known as "3-day measles" because that's about how long the symptoms last
    $400 20
Theories say it was a bright nova in 4 B.C., a comet in 4 or 5 B.C., the planet Venus or a miracle
    $400 2
Of A. Johnson, M. Fillmore or J. Buchanan, the only 1 who didn't marry his reading tutor
    $400 26
If you see "Puck", "The Fairies" or "The Fairy Queen", you're watching an opera based on this
    $400 14
In many wedding ceremonies, the preacher says this as he declares the couple married
    $600 8
Miss Skeel's handpainted labels featuring pears, cherries & grapes gave this fabric co. its name
    $600 21
Incas were able to perform this procedure successfully because most Incas were the same blood type
    DD: $300 24
Fairy tale figures used to describe the smallest & largest stars
    $600 3
While he was chief justice, he once said, "In my present life I don't remember that I ever was president"
    $600 18
This play inspired the operas "La Furia Domata" & "Petruccio"
    $600 15
At '86 Super Bowl, it's what the Chicago Bears did to the New England Patriots, 46-10
    $800 9
Car company which calls its logo a bowtie
    $800 22
Sir Ronald Ross proved malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes of this type
    $800 25
It's the type G star closest to Earth
    $800 4
Prone to nervous breakdown, this fourth 20th C. pres. was subject of book-length psychological study
    $800 27
This comedy was the basis for "Sir John in Love" & "Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor"
    $800 16
A strip of fabric attached to 1 edge as on a curtain, or the exaggerated way 1 might move while hanging it
    $1000 11
His financial wizardry helped create the U.S. Steel, General Electric, & Western Union companies
    $1000 23
Separating Siamese twins was among triumphs for this current surgeon general
    $1000 28
Commonly called the "Dog Star", this is its proper Latin name
    $1000 5
In 1896, he became 1st pres. candidate to campaign by phone, tho probably not from his famous front porch
    $1000 17
A rough jolt, a violent bounce

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Cheryl Tom
$8,800 $4,100 $3,900
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

His record 10,000 hrs. on U.S. network TV includes stints on late night, early morning & a game show

Final scores:

Steve Cheryl Tom
$9,400 $0 $900
2-day champion: $28,300 + either the Jeopardy! box game or computerized version 3rd place: Marcy exercise equipment + either the Jeopardy! box game or computerized version 2nd place: Singer furniture console & Galaxy carpet + either the Jeopardy! box game or computerized version

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Cheryl Tom
$9,100 $4,300 $3,900
29 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $17,300

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Game tape date: 1987-10-19
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