Show #840 - Friday, April 8, 1988


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Ruta Larson, a financial assistance worker from Racine, Wisconsin

Gordon Brown, a retail executive from Roselle, New Jersey

Bob Beers, an attorney from Fairfax, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 18
This Italian astronomer died in 1642, the year of Newton's birth
    $100 3
No longer pigskin, the covering of a college football can be leather or this
    $100 21
The wearing of felt slippers in China may have begun because of this insect's aversion to noise
    $100 8
Astern, abaft, & aft all refer to this part of a ship
    $100 13
In "Coward of the County", these boys, tho not necessarily Larry, Steve & Rudy, did Becky wrong
    $100 1
T. Williams set his play "Vieux Carre" in a "cheap rooming house" where he'd once lived in this city
    $200 19
Term for disturbances that were detected by the Apollo seismic network
    $200 4
Of piling on, misdirection, or pass interference, the 1 that isn't a penalty
    $200 22
When these were introduced in 1939, silky wool began to disappear from women's legs
    $200 9
From Greek for "iron", siderodromomania is abnormal interest in traveling by this means
    $200 14
Piece of clothing Dolly Parton's mother made for her that inspired 1 of her early hit songs
    $200 2
There's no exit for the characters in "No Exit" because they're here
    $300 20
This small outer planet may be a low-density ice ball
    $300 5
Though its games date from 1900, this traditional eastern conference wasn't organized until 1956
    $300 23
Of a firkin, gherkin, or jerkin, the 1 that was a fashionable men's jacket in the 1500s
    $300 10
4 members of the Seattle police department's freewheeling Adam squad now patrol the city on these
    $300 15
The 2 John Denver hits with the word "Country" in the title
    $300 27
His play "California Suite" takes place in rooms 203 & 204 of the Beverly Hills Hotel
    $400 28
Discovered in 1973, this comet was extensively investigated from Skylab
    $400 6
While a "battering ram", he was 1st NFL running back to gain over 1800 yards in 3 separate seasons
    $400 24
Ironically, the button itself was invented some 2000 years before this
    DD: $500 11
1 of 2 cars mentioned in the following 1958 hit by The Playmates:

"Beep beep, beep beep /
His horn went beep beep beep..."
    $400 16
According to Hank Williams Jr., "If I get stoned & sing all night long, it's" this
    $400 26
Chekhov play set on Madame Ranevsky's estate & named for its blossoming fruit trees
    $500 29
Containing Vega, the 5th brightest star, it's the only constellation representing a string instrument
    $500 7
The Canadian Football League "Stampeders" play in this city
    $500 12
1 of 2 airlines which fly the Moscow-Havana run among world's longest non-stop airline trips
    $500 17
U.S. state that's the actual title of the Tanya Tucker song often called "When I Die"
    $500 25
The parts of this Terence Rattigan play are titled "Table Number 7" & "Table by the Window"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Bob Gordon Ruta
$0 $2,400 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Gordon Ruta
$2,500 $3,800 $500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 14
Troops from this "bleeding" state had highest desertion rate in the Union Army
    $200 11
According to the FDA, this dairy liquid must be a least 18% milkfat
    $200 1
A Boy Scout's should be a good one
    $200 19
At age 10, this Hungarian virtuoso went to study with Salieri in Vienna
    $200 6
Tony Curtis has painted dozens of pictures of this "Some Like It Hot" co-star
    $200 23
Snowdon, which is approximately 3,560' above sea level
    $400 15
A Confederate cavalry commander at 25, Joseph Wheeler later became a general in this war
    $400 12
What you have eaten if you had "John Dory" for dinner
    $400 2
Term for court order forbidding participants in a trial from talking to the press
    $400 20
Rossini, Chopin, & Bizet were all buried in a cemetery in this European city
    $400 7
David Niven Jr. surprised this star with t-shirts that read "You Can't Go Holm Again"
    $600 16
Fond of capes & plumed hats, this flamboyant cavalryman's real 1st names were James Ewell Brown
    $600 18
A common food emulsifier, commercial lecithin comes primarily from this vegetable source
    $600 3
Alphabetically, this group is 1st in "The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits"
    $600 27
This noted German orchestra is reportedly the highest paid in the world
    $600 8
'30s sex symbol whose last film role was as Baroness von Semering in "Just a Gigolo" with David Bowie
    $600 26
It's the largest city in Wales, but scarcely a "giant"
    $800 21
Fought just 30 miles west of Washington, D.C., it was the war's 1st major battle
    $800 17
Finland specializes in lamb cured in one of these rooms
    DD: $2,500 4
One apple variety can be shortened to this palindromic word
    $800 28
This popular form is actually a sonata for orchestra
    DD: $1,500 9
1 of 2 actresses who played F. Schreuder in the miniseries "Nutcracker" & "At Mother's Request"
    $800 25
Welsh poet who wrote "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
    $1000 22
This Col. fought at Antietam in 1862 along with Sgt. Wm. McKinley & became president 14 1/2 years later
    $1000 13
The enoki in enoki sushi are this vegetable
    $1000 5
The 2nd Saxon Holy Roman emperor, he was the 1st with a palindromic name
    $1000 10
Ruta Lee played Tyrone Power's secret lover in this 1957 film based on a play by Agatha Christie
    $1000 24
Body of water that borders Wales on the north

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Gordon Ruta
$7,200 $5,000 $600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1983, Derek Freeman refuted this late author's book about life in the South Pacific

Final scores:

Bob Gordon Ruta
$10,200 $1 $1,200
2-day champion: $33,200 3rd place: Casablanca ceiling fan & light fixture 2nd place: trip on United to Aspen, Colorado & stay at Chestwood Lodge

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Bob Gordon Ruta
$5,500 $4,900 $2,100
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
6 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $12,500

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Game tape date: 1987-12-14
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