Show #1439 - Thursday, November 29, 1990

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Harold Atchison, a truck driver from San Pedro, California

Diane Henschel, a professor from Manhattan Beach, California

Marilyn Maracic, a research scientist from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 26
The 1st one was organized to fight against the Seljuk Turks, who'd conquered Palestine
    $100 1
Though a group of these on water is a paddling, a group on land isn't a waddling
    $100 11
Metric unit of length equal to .3937 inches
    $100 6
A year before her capture, she liberated the city of Orleans
    $100 16
Dole sells it sliced, in chunks, in tidbits & crushed
    $100 21
El Cordobes, who was born under the sign of the bull, became one of the most famous of these in history
    $200 27
2 of them are The Knight's Tale & The Wife of Bath's Tale
    $200 2
These house pets come in a clowder, or, when they hear the can opener
    $200 12
2 squared
    $200 7
Approximately 3/4 of all twins are this type, from 2 fertilized eggs
    $200 17
Except for the skin, the nectarine & this fruit are essentially the same
    $200 22
She was just a little Taurus when she sang "Baby Take A Bow" in "Stand Up And Cheer" in 1934
    $300 28
In 1206 the Mongols conferred this title, meaning "universal ruler" on Temujin
    $300 3
A group of these black birds is an unkindness, & you can quoth me on that
    $300 13
The quantity that divides the numerator; in a fraction, it's written below the line
    $300 8
In Jan. 1990 a commemorative dollar coin was issued honoring the 100th birthday of this President
    $300 18
To make prunes, you start out with these
    $300 23
In the mid-1950s, this Spanish Taurus painted a surrealist version of "The Last Supper"
    $400 29
From the Latin for "brother", these begging brothers were common in the Middle Ages
    $400 4
A group of these mammals is a bevy, we don't know what a group of Sears would be
    $400 14
While a secant is a line that intersects a curve, this is one that just touches it
    $400 9
Founded by King Edward III, it's England's highest & oldest order of knighthood
    $400 19
About 70% of these grown in the world are the Bartlett variety
    DD: $400 24
Singing Taurus for whom the following was 1 of at least 9 #1 hits:

"Find a wheel, and it goes 'round, 'round, 'round / As it skims along with a happy sound / As it goes, along the ground, ground, ground / 'Til it leads you to the one you love / Then your love, will hold you 'round, 'round, 'round"
    $500 5
A group of leopards, Feb. 29 must be their favorite day
    $500 15
Term for 1/10 of a liter
    $500 10
In May 1990 this late "La Bamba" singer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    $500 20
Its tree has scarlet flowers; it has a gold red skin & each of its hundreds of seeds is in a crimson pulp
    $500 25
Fred Astaire co-starred with this fellow Taurus in "Holiday Inn" in 1942 & "Blue Skies" in 1946

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Marilyn Diane Harold
$1,500 $1,100 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marilyn Diane Harold
$3,100 $1,900 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
"Stardust" is Robert B. Parker's 17th novel about this detective for hire
    $200 1
Only 1/5 of the people live in this rugged area covering the northern 2/3 of the country
    $200 3
The 2 main types of these chemically tipped pieces of wood or cardboard are safety & strike anywhere
    $200 26
Play that asks the audience, "Do you believe in fairies? If you believe, clap your hands"
    $200 21
In 1722, this college named Edward Wigglesworth the 1st Professor of Divinity in the colonies
    $200 11
Giant's line preceding "I smell the blood of an Englishman"
    $400 17
Veterinarian James Alfred White wrote "All Creatures Great & Small" under this pen name
    $400 2
Term for the various plaid designs featured on shirts & ties as well as kilts
    $400 5
Device commonly used in the lab to provide the flame for a flame test
    $400 27
This Anton Chekhov play ends with the offstage sound of an axe chopping down a tree
    $400 22
Among other things, this act of 1765 placed a duty on deeds, wills, newspapers & playing cards
    $400 12
Though normal-sized, he was a giant in Lilliput
    $600 18
"The Golden Orange" is the latest bestseller by this author of "The Choir Boys"
    $600 4
While Loch Ness has more water, this is the largest lake in area in Scotland
    $600 7
A drop of most types of this will cause marble to bubble
    DD: $1,000 28
In "Henry IV, Part 1" this character says, "The better part of valor is discretion"
    $600 23
On Sept. 5, 1774, Peyton Randolph of Virginia became the 1st President of this body
    $600 13
Statues of Gog & this guy were traditionally carried through London in the Lord Mayor's Show
    $800 19
His thrillers include "The Timothy Files", "Sullivan Sting" & "The 4th Deadly Sin"
    $800 6
At last count there were only about 80,000 people left who spoke this ancient tongue
    $800 8
A closed loop of atoms in a molecule, such as benzene, is called this
    $800 24
In June 1754, this colonel completed Fort Necessity but lost it to the French one month later
    $800 14
During his labors, Hercules shouldered this giant's load for a while
    $1000 20
Ian Fleming's successor, his James Bond novels include "Scorpius" & "Role of Honour"
    DD: $1,000 9
It was the Roman name for the area now known as Scotland
    $1000 10
Though born in Boston, he chose Flagstaff, Arizona as the site to build his observatory in 1894
    $1000 25
In 1704 this colony was allowed to form its own legislature separate from Pennsylvania
    $1000 15
This son of Gargantua was King of the Dipsodes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marilyn Diane Harold
$6,900 $3,500 $7,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This lyricist was the grandson of a German-American opera impresario whose name he shared

Final scores:

Marilyn Diane Harold
$4,400 $0 $15,000
2nd place 3rd place New champion: $15,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Marilyn Diane Harold
$6,900 $3,500 $7,800
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $18,200

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Game tape date: 1990-09-12
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