Show #1429 - Thursday, November 15, 1990

1990 Tournament of Champions final game 1.


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Bob Blake, an actuary from Vancouver, British Columbia

Larry McKnight, a computer analyst from Ventura, California

Steve Berman, a film executive originally from Toms River, New Jersey

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 11
In 1980, at age 19, he became the youngest player named MVP of the NHL
    $100 6
It's Spanish for "pineapple", as those who drink pineapple-coconut cocktails should know
    $100 5
1 hectare, the metric unit of area, is equal to 2.471 of these
    $100 19
In the old standard it's what "I've" been doing "all the live-long day"
    $100 23
This flower has been grown since ancient times for its foliage, fragrance & hips
    $100 26
You'll find the 13 imperial tombs of the Ming dynasty in a valley on the outskirts of this capital
    $200 13
He was Benson DuBois on TV before playing the "Phantom of the Opera" in L.A.
    $200 7
A derisive word for a foreigner; Carlos Fuentes wrote of "The Old" one in 1985
    $200 2
This cotton measure is 500 lbs. in the U.S. & only 176 lbs. in China
    $200 20
The Monkees took "The Last Train" there in 1966 & made it their first No. 1 hit
    $200 24
It'll run if there's danger, or, if cornered, kick out, but will not as legend says bury its head
    $200 30
Joseph Conrad is buried in the cemetery at this Gothic cathedral, as the archbishop could tell you
    $300 14
Under the pen name A.A. Fair, he created private eyes Bertha Cool & Donald Lam
    $300 8
The Spanish "calabozo" & the cowboy variation calaboose both mean thse
    $300 1
Measuring longitude at the equator 1 of these equals 69.17 miles
    $300 17
The British singer who rode the "Morning Train" to the top of the charts in 1981
    $300 12
Of all the toucans, the toco has the biggest one of these
    $300 29
He was buried on St. Helena in his favorite uniform in 1821 but was moved to Paris in 1840
    $400 15
After helping to organize the AFL, he headed it for almost 40 years
    $400 9
Any Spanish pier or wharf, or a certain waterfront area in San Francisco
    $400 3
6 miles square is exactly equal to this many square miles
    DD: $1,300 21
The title destination of the train in this 1973 No. 1 hit:

"L.A. proved too much for the man..."
    $400 16
Mor & mull are 2 types of this black decayed organic matter in soil
    $400 28
Father Damien was buried on this Hawaiian island but in 1936 his remains were moved to Belgium
    $500 18
Convinced the novel was evil, he burned the second part of "Dead Souls" shortly before he died
    $500 10
The traditional title for daughters of the kings of Portugal & Spain
    $500 4
This unit named for a Swedish scientist is used to designate wavelengths of light
    $500 22
In "The Harvey Girls", Judy Garland sang about this railroad
    $500 25
Legend says this flower's name comes from the last words of a knight who drowned picking one for his lady
    $500 27
This Diaghilev dancer is buried near the great French dancer Auguste Vestris in Montmartre

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Steve Larry Bob
$1,100 $100 $2,700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Larry Bob
$3,400 $2,100 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Our friends at the National Geographic Society remind us that this is National Geography Awareness Week. The motto this year is "Window on a Changing World." Geography is one of our more popular categories here on Jeopardy! That will be the case again.)
    $200 7
It was once believed that this Hun, who died on his wedding night, was murdered by his bride
    $200 23
Besides "The Prince", he is also known for his "Discourses on" Livy
    $200 2
This country's name means "Land of the Southern Slavs"
    $200 1
He wrote, "The birthday of a new world is at hand" in his pamplet "Common Sense"
    $200 9
In "Siegfried" Fafner the giant is turned into one of these mythical beasts before Siegfried slays him
    $200 17
This is the abbreviation for a postscript after a P.S.
    $400 8
He was the 6th ruler of the Amorite dynasty of Babylon; you probably remember him for his code
    $400 24
The Academic American Ency. calls this Dante work the greatest poem of the Middle Ages
    $400 3
Just north of Khartoum, Sudan, these 2 "colorful" rivers combine to form the Nile
    $400 13
This craftsman designed the 1st official seal of the Colonies & the 1st issue of Continental currency
    $400 27
1st name shared by Rigoletto's daughter, a "Saturday Night Live" star & a R. Hayworth character
    $400 18
Medically, G.I. stands for this system
    $600 10
Amenhotep IV of Egypt changed his name to this because he was so devoted to the god Aton
    $600 19
Completes the title of Giorgio Bassani's novel set in Fascist Italy, "The Garden of the..."
    $600 4
The Gulf of Bothnia & the Gulf of Finland are both extensions of this sea
    $600 14
The first of these 5 acts closed the port of Boston until payment was made for the destroyed tea
    DD: $3,000 28
Marie, the heroine of this Donizetti opera, was adopted as an infant by French soldiers
    $600 20
The abbreviation cc: near the bottom of a letter means this
    DD: $3,000 11
Sennacherib, king of this country, made Nineveh his capital & built a magnificent new palace there
    $800 25
"Pinocchio" author Carlo Lorenzini used this last name, taken from his family village
    $800 5
This sea in the North Atlantic is delineated only by the plants that float on its surface
    $800 15
Frontiersman who won victories at Kaskaskia, Cahokia & Vincennes in the NW Territory
    $800 29
English composer whose 1947 opera "Albert Herring" is about a young man, not a young fish
    $800 21
Most int'l airlines arrive at their fares through IATA, which stands for this
    $1000 12
This "Great" king of Persia was the son of Darius the Great & the Grandson of Cyrus the Great
    $1000 26
This Existentialist Italian playwright won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934
    $1000 6
In 1943 this Mexican volcano grew from a small depression to 1,000 ft. in height
    $1000 16
Prime minister during the war, some later called him "the minister who lost America"
    $1000 30
Drops of blood from the ceiling reveal where an outlaw is hiding in this Puccini opera
    $1000 22
WPA was the abbreviation for this Depression-era program

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Larry Bob
$6,200 $6,100 $16,600

Final Jeopardy! Round

Next pair in the sequence:

Gumdrop, Spider;

Charlie Brown, Snoopy;...

Final scores:

Steve Larry Bob
$2,200 $2,100 $13,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Larry Bob
$5,300 $6,100 $12,000
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
15 R,
3 W
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $23,400

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Game tape date: 1990-10-23
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