Show #1449 - Thursday, December 13, 1990

John LeDonne game 5.


Gail Tinsley, a homemaker and former teacher originally from New York City, New York

Robert Reuss, a teacher from La Sierra, California

John LeDonne, a book buyer from Arlington, Massachusetts (whose 4-day cash winnings total $44,800)

Jeopardy! Round

    $100 16
From the Greek for "reed", kanna, it's a gorge cut out by a river or flowing water
    $100 17
Wearing a red ribbon around the neck was a fad during this country's Reign of Terror
    $100 1
This Black educator published his autobiography under the title "Up From Slavery"
    $100 26
Jesus said to do this "unto him who smiteth thee on the one cheek"
    $100 6
Her name was supposed to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate
    $100 11
After hurling 1 of these, Captain Ahab dies tangled in its line
    $200 19
If this "effect" did not exist the Earth would be 60ยบ F colder than it currently is
    $200 18
Elsa Schiaparelli introduced the "shocking" shade of this color in 1947, creating a sensation
    $200 2
Dick Clark wrote the introduction to this singer's autobiography, "Who's Sorry Now?"
    $200 27
Its the 5th book of the New Testament, or the first book of the Bible, listed alphabetically
    $200 7
This host of "20/20" said one of his greatest thrills was moving the South Pole marker in Antarctica
    $200 12
It's smaller & lighter than a piano, with 1 to 3 keyboards called "manuals"
    $300 20
Atoll islands are made of this
    $300 23
Men's hats with this many corners were virtually a universal fad in 18th century Europe
    $300 3
In 1930, after he was banished from the USSR, he wrote "My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography"
    $300 28
In listing the twelve apostles, the gospels always mention his name first
    $300 8
This star of "Cat Ballou" is buried in Arlington National Cemetery next to Joe Louis
    $300 13
Mark Twain & Booth Tarkington regularly contributed to this monthly
    $400 21
Desert plants are xerophytic, or drought-resistant, & halophytic, tolerant of this
    $400 24
Spiked heels, popular in the '60s, are also known as these, which makes them sound like slender daggers
    $400 4
"Baa, Baa Black Sheep" is the 1958 autobiography of this WWII flying ace
    DD: $500 29
Nebuchadnezzar dreamt of a tree reaching to heaven; he dreamt of a ladder
    $400 9
In 1989 this "Odd Couple" star played half of an odd couple in "M. Butterfly"
    $400 14
Eagle named for the mythical flying monster it resembles
    $500 22
This line follows the 180th meridian for most of its distance
    $500 25
A slip worn by infants, or the name of Hamlet's mother
    $500 5
"Black Knight, White Knight" is the story of this heiress & her search for happiness
    $500 10
This comic creator's hometown, Woodstock, Il., hosted 1 of the 1st showings of "Dick Tracy"
    $500 15
She won a Pulitzer for her 1st novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

John Robert Gail
$1,100 $400 $1,500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Robert Gail
$3,200 $200 $2,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 23
Among those who took part in the Boston Tea Party was this "midnight rider"
    $200 14
Plants are green because this substance absorbs blue-violet & red light
    $200 7
"March winds & April showers bring forth" these
    $200 8
James Cox' 1920 running mate who was stricken with polio the next year
    $200 2
In this country a groszy saved is groszy earned
    $200 1
In a 1927 song this letter comes before "wonderful", "marvelous", "awful nice", & "paradise"
    $400 24
After a 4-year survey, this line between Pennsylvania & Maryland was completed in 1767
    $400 15
This firm & flexible skeletal material is also called gristle
    $400 16
They were the "three men in a tub"
    $400 9
In 1988 George Bush debated Michael Dukakis & Dan Quayle debated him
    $400 3
As the Babylonians lived under the code of Hammurabi, the French live under this code
    $400 13
"Lady, Be Good!" was the 1st musical he wrote entirely with this lyricist
    $600 25
Weary of the office, Thomas Jefferson resigned this post in 1793
    DD: $1,300 20
Class of glands also called ductless glands since they have no opening to the exterior
    $600 17
After "Jack fell down & broke his crown", he "went to bed to mend his head" using brown paper & this liquid
    $600 10
This city has a Goode mayor, W. Wilson Goode
    $600 4
In the 1970s this country lost its territories of Cape Verde, Mozambique & Timor
    $800 26
Thomas Paine argued the cause of independence in this January 1776 pamphlet
    $800 21
Valine, tryptophan & lysine are three of the "essential" types of these acids
    $800 18
Simon thought he "could not fail" to catch this, "because he had a pinch of salt to put upon his tail"
    DD: $2,000 11
He was the first Democrat to become president in the 20th century
    $800 5
The "Age of Metternich", 1809-48, was named for this country's leading statesman
    $800 29
When Al Jolson sang it, this song became Gershwin's 1st big hit
    $1000 27
In 1775 Daniel Boone led a party in blazing this trail through the Cumberland Gap
    $1000 22
Term for the part of the Earth & its atmosphere inhabited by living things
    $1000 19
"Ride a cockhorse to" this destination, "to see fine lady upon a white horse"
    $1000 12
When Robert Byrd flies the Senate coop & heads for home, he goes to this state
    $1000 6
The Kalmar Union united these 3 countries from 1397-1523
    $1000 28
This political satire was the 1st musical to win a Pulitzer Prize in drama

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Robert Gail
$8,400 $1,800 $4,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

When this soap was 1st made in 1898, it was named for the 2 oils it contained

Final scores:

John Robert Gail
$10,400 $3,600 $0
5-day champion: + Jeopardy! home game or computerized version 2nd place: Hotpoint range & Regal cookware + Jeopardy! home game or computerized version 3rd place: Funai 20" stereo TV + Jeopardy! home game or computerized version

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

John Robert Gail
$7,100 $1,800 $5,700
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
7 R,
2 W
18 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $14,600

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Game tape date: 1990-09-18
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