Show #1390 - Friday, September 21, 1990

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Bob Priser, a sales and service manager from Brookline, Massachusetts

John Nam, a law student from Silver Spring, Maryland

Burr Baldwin, a painting and decorating contractor from Minneapolis, Minnesota (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 6
Robert Louis Stevenson said "marriage is like life in... that it is a field of battle and not a bed of" these
    $100 30
He wrote the music & lyrics for "No Strings" in 1962 after the death of Oscar Hammerstein II
    $100 26
It sounds like it would keep you quiet as well as warm
    $100 19
In Japan 100 sen don't make a breath freshener but one of these
    $100 15
Many believe this vitamin can prevent colds, but the AMA says there's no scientific evidence
    $100 1
A whit or a jot, an owl may not give one, but then again it may
    $200 7
This ancient physician, who lived past 90 said, "Life is short"
    $200 20
In titles of musicals this word describes Jessie James, Johnny Jones & Mary Sunshine
    $200 12
Common clothing accessory for a cleric or slang for an arrest by a cop
    $200 22
One of the few words in the dictionary starting with the letters P-F, it's 1/100th of a mark
    $200 16
Cutting back on this food flavoring & preservative can help prevent hypertension
    $200 2
You're free as a bird if you fly this & we don't mean a 2-door automobile
    $300 8
In 1957 this labor leader told reporters, "I do unto others what they do unto me, only worse"
    $300 21
Harve Presnell played Johnny Brown, the miner husband of this title character
    $300 27
Name for a snake that crushes its prey & we hope it doesn't turn into a choker on you
    $300 13
The only currency you can use to buy a Big Mac at the biggest McDonald's in the world
    $300 17
Micro-trach is an oxygen delivery system developed by this doctor known for his maneuver
    $300 3
A farewell performance is this type of song
    $400 9
This actor never said, "Come with me to the Casbah" in the 1938 film "Algiers"; his press agent made up the line
    $400 25
In 1967 Cab Calloway placed Horace Vandergelder in this musical
    $400 28
A scarf worn as a necktie, its name refers to the Croatians who originally wore them
    DD: $500 23
Unit of currency used to buy a turkey in Turkey or a bologna in Bologna
    $400 14
These chemical compounds can prevent decay but if you take too much your teeth might become mottled
    $400 4
In the rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence", the maid had this body part pecked off by a blackbird
    $500 10
This philosopher who died 90 years ago said, "God is dead"
    $500 11
John Rubinstein had the title role in this musical set in the Holy Roman Empire & thereabouts
    $500 29
Half of this famous pair goes under a baby's chin & half is a lace frill worn around the neck & shoulders
    $500 24
While the core of a quarter is copper, the core of a penny is this
    $500 18
The vestigial tailbone, consisting of 3-5 vertebrates, just below the sacrum
    $500 5
It can precede tip, nut or ding

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

Burr John Bob
$1,600 $700 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Burr John Bob
$800 $1,800 $2,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 1960s
    $200 8
When captured by the British Fort Duquesne was named this in honor of William Pitt the Elder
    $200 1
On October 18, 1965, David Miller was the first to be arrested under a new law against burning these
    $200 22
Erik Thorvaldsson, who colonized Greenland, was given this colorful nickname
    $200 12
To go there, drive south from La Linea, Spain to Winston Churchill Avenue
    $200 16
Andre Malraux, who wrote "Man's Fate", was this country's minister of culture
    $200 25
Groucho Marx depended on this bird to bring him the secret word on "You Bet Your Life"
    $400 9
In 1970 this state capital merged with Douglas, Alaska to form the largest U.S. in area
    $400 2
In 1962 18-year-old Peter Fechter became the first person to be killed trying to scale this
    $400 19
Currently back in service this World War II battleship is known as "Mighty Mo"
    $400 24
This city's Topkapi Palace, formerly a sultan's palace, has been a museum since 1924
    $400 11
"A Thief in the Night" investigates the mysterious 1978 death of this pope
    $400 23
Like a myna & parrot, some species of this black bird can be taught to talk
    $600 14
This largest city in Maine was formerly called The Neck
    $600 3
In March 1964, at age 23, Constantine II became king of this country
    $600 6
This pioneer in the canning of pineapples was known as the "Hawaiian Pineapple King"
    $600 10
When this anisette liqueur is served with coffee beans in Italy it's called con mosche, "with flies"
    $600 13
This 1990 Gore Vidal book is subtitled "A Novel of America in the 1920s"
    $600 17
Pronounced one way, it's a bird; pronounced another way it means "jumped in head first"
    $800 4
This 3rd-largest Pennsylvania city is the state's only lake port
    DD: $300 5
On August 7, 1960, the government of this island country seized American property
    $800 20
Attorney general's wife who was called "The Mouth that Roared" & "Watergate's Warbler"
    $800 27
Berchtesgaden in this German state is home to a tea house that was once Hitler's private retreat
    $800 28
It was once rumored that this author of "Gravity's Rainbow" was really J.D. Salinger
    $800 18
Often found in crossword puzzles, this sea eagle can also be a 3-letter bird when its final E is dropped
    $1000 15
The oldest steel bridge in the United States, Eads Bridge, spans the Mississippi between Illinois & this city
    $1000 7
She was sworn in as governor of Alabama, January 16, 1967
    $1000 21
Admitted to the Union on Feb. 14, 1912, this state has been called "The Valentine State"
    DD: $2,700 29
It's the next capital city you'll reach sailing down the Danube from Vienna
    $1000 26
The white & glossy varieties of this bird live in the Americas, the sacred in Egypt

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Burr John Bob
$5,500 $5,900 $5,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Born in Turkey, he won 2 Tonys before directing Marlon Brando in his first Oscar-winning performance

Final scores:

Burr John Bob
$5,495 $11,001 $5,500
3rd place New champion: $11,001 2nd place

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Burr John Bob
$3,800 $6,400 $6,000
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $16,200

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Game tape date: 1990-08-06
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