Show #689 - Thursday, September 10, 1987


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Stephanie Chastain, a homemaker from Phoenix, Arizona

Ted Cooperstein, a lawyer originally from Potomac, Maryland

Brenda Berstler, a homemaker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (whose 2-day cash winnings total $14,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 8
Anglo-Saxons called this animal a "coppe", & its web was known as a "copweb"
    $100 1
Kathy Whitworth is the 1st woman to have earned over $1 million in this sport
    $100 15
Within the U.S., you can no longer send letters "Air Mail", since it has now merged with this class
    $100 6
The breed the British generally call the "Alsatian" we generally call this
    $100 14
Famed for its universities, this Boston suburb is named for an English university town
    $100 9
Guinness says a viper at the Philadelphia Zoo committed suicide by doing this to itself
    $200 10
Name of this shoulder ornament derives from "epaule", French for "shoulder"
    $200 2
1st woman athlete ever to earn $1 million was this Norwegian skater turned movie star
    $200 21
When unloaded & disassembled, this firearm is mailable, though pistols & revolvers usually are not
    $200 7
To impoverish his enemies, the king of Siam gave them elephants of this color, not allowed to work
    $200 27
Orange & its neighbor to the north, West Orange, are both suburbs of this New Jersey city
    $200 16
One who is dead is botanically described as "pushing up" these flowers
    $300 11
From Arabic verb "gharafa", meaning "to draw water", comes this word for a glass bottle
    $300 3
In 1980, Rachel McLish became this sport's 1st Miss Olympia
    $300 22
The reuse of these is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment
    DD: $300 20
Requiring very little exercise, this breed of dog is popular among apartment dwellers
    $300 28
Birthplace of Henry Ford, this Detroit suburb is still Ford Motor Co. headquarters
    $300 17
It's said St. Sebastian was shot full of these but died from being battered by cudgels
    $400 12
The Latin verb "colorare", to color, inspired this term for a musically colorful soprano
    $400 4
Celebrity Register calls her "The Pixie from the West Virginia Hills"
    $400 23
Though it's sent by Western Union, it's delivered by the post office, usually the next day
    $400 25
Guinea Pigs didn't originate in Guinea, but came from this continent
    $400 29
Gilley's, the world's largest country & western nightclub, is in this Houston suburb
    $400 18
He died in a Porsche Spyder on September 30, 1955
    $500 13
This word for someone with ESP comes from the Greek for soul, "psukhe"
    $500 5
Unable to walk at age 7, she went on to win 3 gold medals in track in 1960 Olympics
    $500 24
The meaning of the "ZIP" in ZIP Code
    $500 26
The World Book says toucans probably use this enormous, colorful body part to attract a mate
    $500 30
Chicago wags used to say if you smell gunpowder, you're in this suburb
    $500 19
An account of his death by poison appears in Plato's "Phaedo"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Brenda Ted Stephanie
$1,600 $300 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brenda Ted Stephanie
$2,200 $1,500 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
It's what a "spike driver" worked on, all the live long day
    $200 3
Australia's "Great Barrier" is one
    $200 23
In the northern hemisphere, this season begins when the Sun "crosses the equator" from south to north
    $200 9
Play in which Mistress Page says "Wives may be merry, & yet honest too"
    $200 2
Winning an award, the editor of this weekly magazine thanked "my mother, Frank Sinatra & Princess Di"
    $200 10
France's great national holiday celebrated on July 14, commemorates this event
    $400 4
Outraged cattlemen would shoot, dynamite & club these animals or stampede them over cliffs
    $400 15
In boxing, he always starts a fight
    $400 24
Now past Uranus, Voyager II is expected to reach this planet at 9 P.M. PDT, August 24, 1989
    $400 13
The cast of this comedy includes an Amazon queen, a bellows-mender & a flock of fairies
    $400 5
Mary Pickersgill made the flag that was described by this man in 1814
    $400 11
August 30th, Huey P. Long Day, is a holiday in this state, but only if proclaimed by the governor
    $600 19
In the 1870s, this company produced the "Peacemaker"
    DD: $800 20
You'll have to go far south to find this, the only state capital with "EE"
    $600 27
Markarian 348, 13 times the size of the Milky Way, may be the largest of these in the universe
    $600 14
In 1613, this theater most associated with Shakespeare burned down during a performance of "Henry VIII"
    $600 6
Former sec'y to Lt. Col. Oliver North, she was granted immunity from prosecution for her testimony
    $600 12
It occurs 3 days before Easter
    $800 26
This wagon the Dutch designed to cross the West was named for the valley they left in Pennsylvania
    $800 21
This southern European country is the only independent nation in the world to fit this category
    $800 28
In March 1987, scientists were watching the closest of these stellar events in nearly 400 yrs.
    $800 16
In "Hamlet", the 4 words that follow "Alas, poor Yorick!"
    $800 7
Though she became famous in 1851 for wearing Turkish pantaloons, she stopped wearing them in 1859
    $800 17
Father's Day always falls on this day of the year
    $1000 25
Just as Missourians made Jesse James a legend, this state glorified robber Sam Bass
    $1000 22
Incomparable, or The British House of Lords during a holiday
    $1000 8
In September 1986, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore were made honorary citizens of this N.Y. town
    $1000 18
In Alaska, the last Monday in March is a state holiday honoring this Secretary of State

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brenda Ted Stephanie
$3,600 $6,900 $5,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Last year in the 19th century in which a general census of the United States was taken

Final scores:

Brenda Ted Stephanie
$7,000 $10,801 $0
2nd place: Trip to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands New champion: $10,801 3rd place: Ensoniq digital electric piano

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Brenda Ted Stephanie
$3,700 $6,900 $5,400
15 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R,
6 W
16 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $16,000

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Game tape date: 1987-06-15
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