Show #2887 - Tuesday, March 4, 1997


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Lynda Weiner, a housewife and neighborhood geographer from Daly City, California

Paul Cornbleth, an actuary from Las Vegas, Nevada

Jim Diggins, a legal editor from South Euclid, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 26
This conqueror's third son was nicknamed Rufus because of his ruddy complexion
    $100 1
There was a stampede for tickets when this Alberta city hosted the 1988 games
    $100 11
On May 20, 1927 while taking off from Roosevelt Field for Paris, he barely cleared the telephone lines
    $100 21
Pibroch, a type of music for this highland instrument, consists of ornate variations on a theme
    $100 13
Some refer to it as Trick or Treat Night
    $100 6
Term for the lowest temperature theoretically possible
    $200 27
This younger brother of Prince Andrew served as best man at Andrew's 1986 wedding
    $200 2
Curling will be added as a medal sport in 1998 when the games are held in Nagano in this country
    $200 12
In 1887 the Pennsylvania Limited became the first of these vehicles equipped with electric lights
    $200 22
An instrumental piece popular in Elizabethan times, or poet Robert or Elizabeth
    $200 14
Commemorating a 1789 event, it didn't become a French national holiday until 1880
    $200 7
It's another name for weightlessness
    $300 28
This Tudor king who was fond of music & mistresses was nicknamed "Bluff King Hal"
    $300 3
In 1932 this village was the first U.S. site & it hosted the games again in 1980
    $300 16
In June 1952 Goodyear delivered the ZPN-1, a new type of this, to the Navy at Lakehurst, New Jersey
    $300 23
The direction adagissimo means to play even more slowly than this similar-sounding word
    $300 15
The Jewish festival of Sukkot begins 5 days after this solemn holy day
    $300 8
A system in which births are limited to the number needed to replace the existing level
    $400 29
Legend says his crown was found under a hawthorn bush after he was killed at Bosworth Field
    DD: $600 4
1 of the 3 cities in France to host the winter games
    $400 17
In 1852 this company was formed to carry mail & supplies between New York City & San Francisco
    $400 24
It can be a group of 8 performers or a composition for 8 instruments
    $400 19
Moon Day, celebrating man's first landing there, is observed on the 20th of this month
    $400 9
It's the spot at which a nuclear device is detonated
    $500 30
Born in Scotland in 1566, this king of England had such narrow jaws it was hard for him to eat
    $500 5
The men's 10,000-meter speed skating event was canceled at this Swiss resort in 1928; the ice melted
    $500 18
In 1922 Russian-born American Morris Markin began making these cabs in Kalamazoo, Michigan
    $500 25
French for "study", it's an instrumental piece designed to improve a musician's technique
    $500 20
From the Latin word for "coming", it's the period beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas
    $500 10
He made his film debut in 1943's "Du Barry Was a Lady" & was often partnered with Jack Gilford

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

Jim Paul Lynda
$200 $2,100 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Paul Lynda
$2,100 $2,000 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
The Republic of Nauru, which lies in this ocean, uses the Australian dollar as its currency
    $200 6
In September 1996 fans mourned the death of this actor & rapper who was gunned down in Las Vegas
    $200 11
In 1913 Robert Millikan became the first to precisely measure the charge of this negative atomic particle
    $200 16
Rices are divided into white or this color
    $200 21
The buildings of Mexico City's University City were built in the 1950s out of this once-molten local rock
    $200 26
He co-wrote the play "Foxfire" with Susan Cooper & co-starred in it with his wife, Jessica Tandy
    $400 3
The 1883 volcanic explosion of this island produced one of the loudest sounds ever & an even smaller island
    $400 7
On Sept. 19, 1995 the Washington Post published a 35,000-word manifesto by the criminal code-named this
    $400 12
Between 1856 & 1863, Gregor Mendel tested at least 5,000 of these plants to arrive at his laws of heredity
    $400 17
Sockeye is the red variety of this; humpback is pink
    $400 22
Fischer von Erlach's 1690 design for this city's Schonbrunn Palace was much greater than it turned out
    $400 27
When he starred in his own play "Le Misanthrope" in 1666, his wife Armande Bejart was his leading lady
    $600 1
Among the islands in this lake are Pelee Island, Ontario & Kelleys Island, Ohio
    $600 8
This Englishman discovered Manhattan September 11, 1609
    $600 13
Adrenaline is an "emergency" type of this substance secreted by glands
    $600 18
Scrumptious-sounding name for a popular yellow apple
    $600 23
Le Corbusier, Niemeyer & Harrison were part of the int'l team that designed its NYC headquarters
    $600 28
This "Blithe Spirit" played a character known as the Witch of Capri in the Taylor-&-Burton film "Boom!"
    $800 4
Devils Island is part of this overseas department of France
    $800 9
In September 1986 Congress voted to make this the USA's national flower
    $800 14
This author of "The Sea Around Us" taught zoology at the University of Maryland 1931-36
    $800 19
Gorgonzola & Stilton are classified as these
    $800 24
Walter Gropius said this Dessau, Germany school "designed itself"
    $800 29
He acted in community theater before writing hit plays like "Glengarry Glen Ross"
    DD: $1,000 5
This Portuguese territory consists of a peninsula & the Coloane & Taipa Islands
    $1000 10
This "Swedish Nightingale" opened her U.S. concert series at Castle Garden in New York, September 11, 1850
    $1000 15
Around 1740 this naturalist helped found the Swedish Academy of Science
    $1000 20
This popular salad dressing was named for a 1920s play
    DD: $500 25
The design of the rotunda at the University of Virginia is based on this still-standing temple in Rome
    $1000 30
Native country of Emlyn Williams, who starred in his own plays "Night Must Fall" & "The Corn is Green"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Paul Lynda
$6,300 $7,500 $7,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Chapter 8 of this book first published in 1900 is titled "The Deadly Poppy Field"

Final scores:

Jim Paul Lynda
$7,501 $599 $100
2-day champion: $13,601 2nd place: Lloyd Flanders patio furniture & Ducane 2004SS gas grill 3rd place: Panasonic 5-in-1 office machine

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jim Paul Lynda
$6,300 $7,800 $7,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $21,300

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Game tape date: 1996-11-20
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