Show #1414 - Thursday, October 25, 1990


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Robert Bottome, an industrial hygienist originally from Caracas, Venezuela

Linda Nelson, a hairdresser from San Diego, California

David Rice, a substitute English and speech teacher from Clarendon Hills, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
In 1975 Congress restored this Confederate general's U.S. citizenship
    $100 3
French for "evening", it now refers to a party held in the evening
    $100 7
Merle Haggard was "proud to be an Okie from" this town, "a place where even squares can have a ball"
    $100 18
The Aztecs played with bouncing balls made of this material long before Europeans did
    $100 13
In the 1940 cartoon "A Wild Hare", Bugs Bunny said this tag line for the first time
    $200 2
It was the first Union fort taken by the Confederates in the Civil War
    $200 9
When the French cook with champignons, they're adding these to the dish
    DD: $200 8
Heard here, it was the first country song to win a Grammy: "One night a wild young cowboy came in / Wild as the West Texas wind"
    $200 19
Also called lotto, this game is often legal for church groups in states that outlaw most gambling
    $200 14
Today's the catcher & Tomorrow's the pitcher in this routine by Abbott & Costello
    $300 4
The North usually named battles after the nearest body of water, the South after these
    $300 10
From "chanter", to sing, it's a female singer
    $300 20
These originated in England as teaching devices for geography & are named for the way they were cut
    $300 15
It was Cain's response when the Lord asked him, "Where is thy brother Abel?"
    $400 5
This ex-slave, known as the "Moses of Her People", helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom
    $400 11
When you ask someone to "Fermez la bouche", you want him to do this
    $400 25
This southernmost New England state has an 8% state sales tax, the highest in the U.S.
    $400 26
In this song Roger Miller told us, "They oughta take a rope & hang me high from the highest tree"
    $400 21
Card game that uses a 48-card deck with 2 of each card from 9s to aces
    $400 16
In 1965 Ronald Reagan published this book of memoirs
    $500 6
Although only 11 states actually joined the Confederacy, its flag had this many stars
    $500 12
The 2-word phrase meaning "by airplane" often found on int'l air mail envelopes
    $500 24
In 1989 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts acquired this company for $32 billion
    $500 23
It begins "The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train"
    $500 22
Alfred M. Butts called his game "Criss Cross", but it was redesigned in 1948 & sold under this name
    $500 17
Richard Dreyfuss played a paralyzed sculptor in this 1981 film

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

David Linda Robert
$1,400 $500 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Linda Robert
$3,500 $1,500 $900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
The House Banking Comm. recently heard testimony from this Bush on the collapse of Silverado S & L
    $200 12
This country was originally formed out of the Turkish provinces of Basra, Mosul & Baghdad
    $200 2
She was the first female regular news anchor on network TV
    $200 6
This is the force that hold a galaxy together
    $200 17
Lew Wallace novel subtitled "A Tale of the Christ"
    $200 22
Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee
    $400 3
While Gorbachev was headed for Washington, this man was elected President of the Russian Republic
    $400 13
Most of its people are descended from Slavic tribes that settled on the Vistula & Warta Rivers
    $400 27
This American painter had her first one-woman show in the U.S. in 1940, when she was 80 years old
    $400 8
Submarines raise these optical instruments to see the ocean's surface
    $400 18
Last name of American poets Laura, William Rose & Stephen Vincent
    $400 23
Pilaster House in Hannibal, Missouri
    $600 4
A gun battle erupted over a gambling casino on this tribe's reservation on the New York-Canada border
    $600 14
This country's state emblem shows the Gate of Heavenly Peace framed by grains of wheat and rice
    $600 28
In 1981 this actress-turned-politician became Greece's Minister of Culture
    $600 9
Solid carbon dioxide
    $600 19
In an essay titled "The Philosophy of Composition", Poe tells how he wrote this, his best-known poem
    $600 24
The Oaks in Tuskegee, Alabama
    $800 5
In 1990, 14,000 people each held only 1 share in this company, due to the nude on the certificate
    $800 15
Until 1957 the area that is now Malaysia was ruled by this western power
    $800 29
Lines from her poem "The New Colossus" are inscribed on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal
    $800 10
It is this phenomenon which causes white light to break into colors in a prism
    DD: $2,000 20
Tho many called his "The Age of Reason" the "Atheist's Bible", it states, "I believe in one God"
    DD: $300 25
Hatchet Hall in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    $1000 7
Despite his communist background, this man won a landslide victory in Romania in May 1990
    $1000 16
The name of this neighbor to Mexico is Mayan from "land of many trees"
    $1000 30
With Dick Rutan she copiloted the Voyager on its historic nonstop flight around the world
    $1000 11
During an eclipse, the area thrown into total darkness is called this
    $1000 21
He wrote "The Day Christ Died", "The Day Lincoln was Shot" & "The Day Kennedy was Shot"
    $1000 26
Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Linda Robert
$6,400 $4,900 $4,500

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

It was the first elected legislative body in the New World

Final scores:

David Linda Robert
$10,000 $4,700 $20
2-day champion: $16,300 2nd place: Bassett entertainment center & Magnavox 20" TV + The Jeopardy! Book & Jeopardy! box game or computerized version 3rd place: Maytag dishwasher + The Jeopardy! Book & Jeopardy! box game or computerized version

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

David Linda Robert
$8,700 $5,100 $4,500
19 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
12 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $18,300

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Game tape date: 1990-08-28
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