Show #761 - Monday, December 21, 1987


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Karen Dauphin, a teacher from Burbank, California

Kurt Webber, an army officer originally from Lakeland, Florida

Ralph Biancalana, a college graduate from Houston, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 12
In 1959, The Soviet spacecraft Lunik 3 took 1st pictures of its far side
    $100 11
It's the Japanese name for the meditation sect" of Mahayana Buddhism
    $100 15
Fans used to get them confused, so this "3's Company" star signed autographs as "Beau Bridges"
    $100 1
Allan "Rocky" Lane rode horses as a movie cowboy, be he was the horse's voice for this TV sitcom
    $100 6
This country was probably named for the Ch'in dynasty, which unified t in 221 B.C.
    $200 13
"Occupation" of the constellation Sagittarius
    $200 14
The Koran states, "Turn, therefore, thy face towards the sacred mosque" located in this city
    $200 16
Born Maurice Micklewhite, he renamed himself for a film, "The Caine Mutiny"
    $200 2
On June 1, 1987, Jay Leno & Garry Shandling were picked as permanent guest hosts for this show
    $200 7
After signing a peace treaty with the British in 1783, the U.S. was back at war with them in this year
    $300 18
This planet contains about 70% of all matter in our sun's 9 major planets
    $300 21
Having 1st predicted the end of the world for 1914, their Awake Magazine later moved the date up to 1975
    $300 17
Heritage USA sold 15" dolls in her likeness that not only talked but sang
    DD: $500 3
Actor-producer heard here singing his trademark song:

"Babalu... Babablu..."
    $300 8
Century in which Virginia, Delaware & Maryland 1st prohibited the importation of African slaves
    $400 19
This element usually contains 2 electrons, & is synthesized from hydrogen in the centers of some stars
    $400 22
During an Int'l Congress, this group dedicated the William Booth grove of trees in Israel
    $400 24
Truman Capote said this black "Hello, Dolly!" star once helped him escape the police
    $400 4
During her 14 years on "Let's Make a Deal", Carol Merrill said she only did this twice, unlike Vanna White
    $400 9
1914 was the 1st year that a ship made a complete trip through this manmade waterway
    $500 20
About 14,000 years ago & again in A.D. 14000, the star Vega, not Polaris, will be this
    $500 23
According to this religion's calendar, the date of creation figures out to October 7, 3761 B.C.
    $500 5
Boots & dominique play Apollo & Zeus, also known as "The Lads" on this detective series
    $500 10
3 of the 4 men who have served as Egypt's president since King Farouk was overthrown

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

Ralph Kurt Karen
$300 $300 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ralph Kurt Karen
$400 $2,000 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
Named for England's leading industrial city, it's Alabama's leading industrial city
    $200 6
Edith Wharton was the 1st woman to win this award for fiction, for "The Age of Innocence"
    $200 16
Encyclopedia Americana says this Russian empress had 10 lovers
    $200 1
Term meaning "in the church or chapel style", it describes choral music that is sung unaccompanied
    $200 7
Popularly used for mulling cider & wine, this spice is the bark of a variety of laurel tree
    $200 21
Mammal group whose young are born extremely underdeveloped--& often in Australia
    $400 30
Played each Dec. in Alabama, the annual college football game between north & south is called this
    $400 11
Methodist minister's son who lived with a madam after writing "The Red Badge of Courage"
    $400 17
Of the 6 children of Catherine of Aragon & Henry VIII, only she lived to maturity
    $400 2
Of the chorus, the verse, or the refrain, the one different from the other 2
    $400 8
From French "to boil", this type of broth is made by boiling down the volume of meat stock
    $400 22
Famed as a snake killer, this slender, furry mammal can crack a snake's skull with 1 bite
    $600 29
In 1958 the Mobile Jaycees began this beauty pageant for high-school girls
    $600 12
William Congreve gave up writing these after "The Way of the World" was a commercial failure
    $600 18
When Henry VIII died, his widow, Catherine Parr, married Lord Seymour, brother of this queen
    $600 3
Bartok & Copland wrote works specifically for this American clarinetist
    $600 9
Most recipes tell you to soak potato chips in this before frying
    $600 23
The largest of all parrot species
    $800 28
You can send your son or daughter to the U.S. Space Camp located here
    $800 14
He wrote "Is Sex Necessary?" with James Thurber but he's better known for "Charlotte's Web"
    $800 19
Accused of affairs w/her male secretary & her cousin, this 5th wife of Henry VIII was beheaded
    $800 4
If there are no sharps or flats next to the treble clef, this is the key
    $800 10
Bread rises when yeast fermentation produces this gas
    DD: $3,000 24
The 2 prehistoric "m"ammals which looked remarkably like present-day elephants
    DD: $3,000 27
1 of 4 other states besides Alabama who names appear on Alabama's great seal
    $1000 15
Born in North Carolina, this accused embezzler fled to Honduras & later became "O. Henry"
    $1000 20
3 sons of Catherine de Medici became kings of this country, not Italy
    $1000 5
Collective title of the piano pieces Liszt based on Gypsy melodies
    $1000 13
Old French for "white food", it's a pudding of milk, eggs, sugar & cornstarch
    $1000 25
These storks eat offal from slaughter-houses but women still wear negligees trimmed w/their feather

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ralph Kurt Karen
$8,400 $6,200 $10,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

These 2 presidents from the same state were the 1st two presidents to serve just 1 term each

Final scores:

Ralph Kurt Karen
$4,400 $200 $17,000
2nd place: a San Diego Design wall armoire entertainment center & a color TV 3rd place: a Maytag dishwasher New champion: $17,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ralph Kurt Karen
$6,400 $4,000 $9,800
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $20,200

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Game tape date: 1987-09-15
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