Show #847 - Tuesday, April 19, 1988


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Fred Bernstein, an SAT tutor from West Cornwall, Connecticut

Dale Armstrong, a project manager from San Rafael, California

Tom Lawrence, a performing waiter from Davenport, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 13
An earthquake in 1811 at New Madrid, Mo. caused this "Big River" to flow backwards for a time
    $100 26
Island on which you'd find Ben Gunn marooned
    $100 6
To smooth your press-on nails with an emery board or put them in a cabinet for storing letters
    $100 1
In 1920, this man hit more home runs than any American League team other than his own
    $100 18
Adirondack furniture of the early 1900s was made of unmilled hickory sticks, often with this left on
    $100 11
To see the Columbia Icefield, largest icefield in the Rockies, head for this country
    $200 14
On Christmas Day, 1868, Andrew Johnson offered amnesty to all who had taken part in this
    $200 7
To hit the boss or refuse to work for him
    $200 2
This Boston pitcher was the only one to win 20 or more games in both 1986 & 1987
    $200 22
The Dictionary of Furniture says one 18th century name for this style of stuffed seat was the "Turkey Sofa"
    $200 12
A classic Sloppy Joe is made with this meat
    $300 19
In 1901, right after being shot, this president cautioned against hurting his attacker
    $300 8
A braid of hair hanging down in a straight line, or a group of people waiting in a straight line
    $300 3
The Cubs' Hack Wilson holds the record for the most of these in 1 season, 190
    $300 23
Of Louis XIV, XV, or XVI, style of furniture which is primarily Baroque
    $300 15
The big number on the front of an L.A. firefigher's helmet represents this
    $400 20
At this southern showdown in 1815, the British lost over 2000 men, while the U.S. lost only about 20
    $400 9
Term for lowest-ranking Annapolis grad or highest profile newsman on the nightly news broadcast
    $400 4
In Sept. 1987, an arbitrator found baseball owners guilty of collusion for not doing this in 1985
    $400 24
Type of chair a cooper might aptly make
    $400 16
The arachnid called the harvestman is better known by this "paternal" name
    $500 21
John Paul Jones' flagship the Bonhomme Richard, was named for this patriot
    DD: $500 10
It could be mere chance or a stroke of good luck if you caught this flatfish
    $500 5
Though he missed the entire month of April, this Montreal outfielder led the Majors in runs scores in '87
    $500 25
Popular in 18th century America, highboys & lowboys were these
    $500 17
In English, it's the second person singular pronoun in the nominative case

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

Tom Dale Fred
$1,000 $300 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Dale Fred
$2,100 $2,200 -$600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
Blowing Rock is called "the only place in the world where snow falls" this way
    $200 6
In "Of Thee I Sing", a "Miss White House" contest is held to pick a woman for this "job"
    $200 11
In the U.S., "roundups" of these snakes result in their widespread extermination
    $200 22
Its varieties include Indian, sweet & pop
    $200 21
A Dutch doctor might take a "rontgenfoto" of you, one of these
    $200 8
Mrs. Blake Edwards
    $400 30
It took place at Kill Devil Hill on December 17, 1903
    $400 2
Oscar Hammerstein II wrote new lyrics to Bizet's music for this black version of "Carmen"
    $400 12
Snakes belong to the order squamata, which means covered with these
    $400 26
In India, a form of this called "ghee" is made by churning water buffalo milk
    $400 20
It's how the Spanish "Bienvenido" translates into German, just ask Joel Grey
    $400 1
Signora Carlo Ponti
    $600 27
In 1585, the 1st English colony in America settled on this island, now part of North Carolina
    $600 3
This Lerner & Loewe show set in Calif. features a ballet number called "Hand Me Down That Can O' Beans"
    $600 13
Though some say the python is the longest snake, all say this S. American snake is the heaviest
    $600 23
It was a French chef who pioneered the development of this technique of food storage & preservation
    $600 17
In Italian, this celebration night is "Fina d'Anno"
    $600 7
Mrs. R. Sargent Shriver
    $800 29
This philanthropic tobacco family made Durham a major educational & medical center
    $800 4
In this 1935 musical comedy, Jimmy Durante made his 1st entrance clinging to a huge elephant
    $800 14
The Jacobson's organ works with the tongue to let the snake sense these
    $800 24
The catawba is a native North American variety of this fruit
    DD: $1,100 18
Alphonse Karr wrote in 1849, "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose" & it still means this
    $800 9
Mrs. Mark Gero
    $1000 28
Indian actors star in "Unto These Hills", an outdoor drama based on this tribe's tragic history
    DD: $1,300 5
Comedian heard here, playing the role of a songwriter in a 1979 musical:

"Oh ho they’re playing my song / That table’s humming along / That couple half out the door / Is comin’ back to hear more of my music..."
    $1000 15
Clocked at a speed of 7 mph, this deadly African snake is said to be the fastest of all snakes
    $1000 25
Classifications of this type of tea include gunpowder, imperial & hyson
    $1000 19
Translation of the Latin query "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" quoted in the Tower Report
    $1000 10
Mrs. Fred MacMurray

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Dale Fred
$9,400 $600 $100
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This word for a newspaper with capsule stories was originally a trade name of a capsule-like pill

Final scores:

Tom Dale Fred
$8,800 $300 $1
2-day champion: $18,800 2nd place: trip on Delta to Mexico & stay at Radisson Paraiso Hotel Acapulco + Jeopardy! box game 3rd place: Maytag Jetclean dishwasher + Jeopardy! box game

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Dale Fred
$9,600 $600 -$200
27 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
4 W
6 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $10,000

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Game tape date: 1988-01-18
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