Show #766 - Monday, December 28, 1987


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Cliff Harris, a branch director of the YMCA from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sparky Wallin, a writer from Mountain View, California

Bea Cottrell, a retired senior vice president from Fairfax, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $8,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 17
As a lt. colonel, Washington led British colonial troops in the 1st battle of this war
    $100 1
Arthur Miller's play in which being "well-liked" is Willy Loman's criterion for success
    $100 6
"Saturday Night Live" comic known for pratfalls he took imitating Gerald Ford
    $100 21
These pets were worshipped by the Ancient Egyptians, & thousands have been found mummified
    $100 5
In bowling, it's 1/10 of a game
    $100 12
    $200 27
In 1794, a 62-mile paved turnpike was completed from Lancaster to this Pennsylvania city
    $200 2
This play's1st act finds Martha telling George he is such a nothing he almost doesn't exist
    $200 18
The World Book calls them "generally more clumsy" than frogs
    $200 22
These tropical fish were domesticated in Thailand for combative contests
    $200 7
In 1987, 8 of the 10 highest salaried pro athletes played this sport
    $200 13
To die
    $300 28
In 1763, a widespread Indian uprising was led by him, not Chevrolet or Buick
    $300 3
"Setless" Thornton Wilder favorite set in Grover's corners, New Hampshire
    $300 19
Popular comic strip with a character known as Clumsy Carp
    $300 23
Heaviest domestic dog on record is a 310 lb. one of these living in Grand Rapids, MI
    DD: $500 8
3 of the 4 tournaments that make up the "Grand Slam" in tennis
    $300 14
Sir Thomas Mallory said this Arthurian word meant "cut-steel"
    $400 29
Of the 13 delegations, only New York abstained from voting for this document
    $400 4
Beckett drama in which Estragon & Vladimir idly pass time away hoping for the title character to appear
    $400 20
Familiar nursery rhyme from which this category's title is taken
    $400 24
In a 1958 film, it's what Clark Gable tried to be in Doris Day's journalism class
    $400 9
1 of only 2 countries to place 1st or 2nd in the Men's Team World Gymnastics Championships from 1954-1981
    $400 15
Jean-Paul Sartre, for example
    $500 30
Sam Adam's words "This meeting can do nothing more to save the country" kicked off this famous protest
    $500 11
South African playwright Athol Fugard wrote a play about "Master Harold and" them
    $500 25
Kim Zimmer fell down on her way to pick up one of these awards in 1986, Kathleen Noone in 1987
    $500 26
Breed of dog developed in 19th c. Maryland, it's named for the body of water which nearly cuts state in 1/2
    $500 10
In the late 19th c., exhibition matches featuring this champ helped popularize boxing in the U.S.
    $500 16
Impromptu, like an unprepared speech

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

Bea Sparky Cliff
$1,600 $100 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bea Sparky Cliff
$3,600 -$800 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 13
In 1986, voters in Massachusetts & Nebraska revoked laws requiring them to do this in their cars
    $200 8
Long before it was a borough, people visiting the family of Jonas Bronck said they were going here
    $200 14
The Commodore Barry in Pennsylvania is the longest cantilever one of these in the U.S.
    $200 27
The dried seed of an evergreen that's grated over eggnog
    $200 3
Of lions & tigers & bears, the one not mentioned in the Bible
    $200 1
It starred James Brown, Ray Charles & Cab Calloway with Belushi & Aykroyd in the title roles
    $400 15
In 1986, Congress finally declared this our "National Floral Emblem"
    $400 9
From Latin "Canus", these islands were named for wild dogs there; the birds were named for the islands
    $400 16
Of 1786, 1886 or 1986, the last year the U.S. Navy had the rank of commodore
    $400 25
From the Greek "selinon", it's small seeds are ground & mixed with salt for a seasoning
    $400 4
While David was playing the harp for this king, the king got angry & threw a javelin at him
    $400 2
1946 musical with famed Irving Berlin songs in which Bing Crosby sang the title tune
    $600 17
To be claimed as a dependent on '87 tax forms, a child 5 or over now needs 1 of these
    $600 10
Before receiving current name, this S. African cape was more accurately called "Cape of Storms"
    $600 23
A commodore is the presiding officer of this particular type of "club"
    $600 19
It's sometimes referred to as "sweet", but not when referring to the owner of Fawlty Towers
    $600 28
Harper's Bible Dictionary calls it "probably the oldest musical instrument of Israel"
    $600 5
Critic L. Maltin said R. Burton wasn't impressive playing this role, the world's most famous ladykiller
    DD: $1,000 18
Only man to resign from the Supreme Court to become U.S. Ambassador to U.N.
    DD: $800 11
This city, which the Romans called "Lutetia" was later renamed for the Gallic tribe that lives there
    $800 24
The 64, the 128, & the Amiga, for example
    $800 20
If you're "in" this herb, you're living a carefree life of ease
    $800 6
Leslie Halliwell calls this 1930 film "A masterwork of late '20s German grotesquerie"
    $1000 22
In 1987, Alan Greenspan replaced this man as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board
    $1000 12
Tho it seems to mean dry area, this state's name is actually from a Papago Indian word meaning "little spring"
    $1000 26
Nashville, Tenn. university named after its benefactor who was nicknamed "Commodore"
    $1000 21
Real vanilla comes from the pods of a plant in this flower family
    $1000 7
In this '66 film, a blind Elizabeth Hartman fell in love with Sidney Poitier not knowing his color

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bea Sparky Cliff
$8,600 $3,800 $6,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

From 1793-1805 this country used a calendar that included months of Germinal, Fructidor & Thermidor

Final scores:

Bea Sparky Cliff
$4,400 $199 $12,799
2nd place: Keller dining furniture & Troy Lighting chandelier 3rd place: Hotpoint washer & dryer New champion: $12,799

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bea Sparky Cliff
$8,600 $4,800 $6,200
23 R,
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $19,600

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Game tape date: 1987-09-21
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