Show #1457 - Tuesday, December 25, 1990

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Mike O'Brien, a travel agent originally from Chicago, Illinois

Debra Barnes, a claims representative from Lodi, California

Gordon Nash, a teacher originally from New York City, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $27,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 10
At 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve in Norway, these peal all over the country
    $100 21
Varieties of this vegetable include banana, acorn & butternut
    $100 6
It's what the F stands for in the numerical designations of U.S. military aircraft such as F-15
    $100 14
Illinois has two state parks named for this president
    $100 16
Gloria Swanson said Montgomery Clift, not William Holden, was the first choice for her leading man in this film
    $100 1
It's named The Big Board
    $200 11
For Christmas, Hershey's wraps these solid chocolates in red, green & silver foils
    $200 23
Over 90% of the world's production of this fruit is from one species, Vitis vinifera
    $200 7
In 1919, the founder of this Seattle-based aircraft firm helped carry the first international airmail
    $200 24
A state park near Bardstown, Kentucky, was named for this Stephen Foster song
    $200 17
Laurence Olivier feared falling in love with this "Prince and the Showgirl" co-star
    $200 2
In 1939, The World of Tomorrow was the theme for this
    $300 12
When this religious group came to power in England in 1642, they banned Christmas celebrations
    $300 28
This purple-skinned vegetable is a main ingredient of moussaka & caponata
    $300 8
Family of Soviet military aircraft originally designed by Mikoyan & Gurevich
    $300 25
Washington Crossing State Park in Pennsylvania is located on this river
    $300 18
This star of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" played a modern Pimpernel in "Pimpernel Smith"
    $300 3
Check this out! Its special holdings include Washington's copy of his farewell address
    DD: $800 13
According to Clement Moore, it's how St. Nick's stomach shook when he laughed
    $400 29
In 1792, Captain Bligh finally managed to get a load of these trees to Jamaica
    $400 9
This type of aircraft was first used in warfare in 1944 when Sikorsky YR-4s evacuated casualties
    $400 26
Longhorn Cavern State Park is located near Marble Falls in this state
    $400 19
She romanced her "Fountainhead" co-star Gary Cooper, but married Roald Dahl
    $400 4
This song is also called "East Side, West Side"
    $500 15
This saxophonist's Christmas album was called "Boots and Stockings"
    $500 30
North Carolina is the country's biggest producer of this tuber, belonging to the morning glory family
    $500 22
This aircraft company, based in St. Louis, is our nation's largest defense contractor
    $500 27
There is a Tennessee state park named for this frontiersman on his former property in Lawrenceburg
    $500 20
With Mickey Rooney as his toughest young charge, he won an Oscar playing Father Flanagan
    $500 5
It was losing a reported $1,000 a week when Adolph Simon Ochs bought it in 1896

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

Gordon Debra Mike
$1,400 $500 $100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gordon Debra Mike
$2,100 -$100 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
This comic says his memoir, "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me", is about his life as a moving target
    $200 19
The first word in the title of this Da Vinci work is a short form of Madonna
    $200 16
The academy for this branch of the service opened in 1955
    $200 11
After a 1755 earthquake destroyed two-thirds of this city, it was rebuilt into Portugal's largest
    $200 5
You can touch a rock from there at the Smithsonian Institute's Air & Space Museum
    $200 1
To the Greeks & Carl Sagan, it's the universe
    $400 27
In 1990, eight of this late writer's tales were put in book form for the first time as "The Outlaws of Mesquite"
    $400 20
Painters who studied under this Dutch master include Gerrit Dou, Nicolaes Maes, & Carel Fabritius
    $400 17
On August 2nd, 1964, in this gulf, the destroyer Maddox fired at three North Vietnamese torpedo boats
    $400 12
The City section of this city is located where the Romans first founded the town
    $400 7
This fool's gold can be told from gold when heated because it emits a foul odor
    $400 2
From Draco, lawmaker who demanded death for almost any lawbreaker, came this word for harsh
    $600 28
Harvey Mackay's recent bestseller tells how to do this "Without Being Eaten Alive"
    $600 23
Georges Braque invented this art form in which different materials are glued to the picture's surface
    $600 18
This US chemist won the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded in 1963
    $600 13
Western Czechoslovakia was given to the Nazis in the pact signed in this German city
    $600 8
White, pink, or gray rock made mostly of quartz & feldspar, especially suitable for tombstones
    DD: $1,000 3
Greek for "hidden things", it now means "questionable" & often refers to 14 biblical books
    $800 30
Jason Bourne comes back for more punishment in this author's "The Bourne Ultimatum"
    $800 25
He painted portraits of women to show Henry VIII, who was looking for a wife
    $800 22
Later called the First Lady of the World, she was the first to hold regular White House press conferences
    DD: $1,700 14
Once called Hochelaga by the Indians, it's the largest French-speaking city after Paris
    $800 9
This white volcanic glass is used in stone or powder form to scour porcelain
    $800 4
Aristotle defined man as a politikon zoon, a political one of these
    $1000 29
Author of one of 1988's top-selling hardcover cookbooks, "The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American"
    $1000 26
Napoleon's invasion of Spain inspired two of his most powerful works, "The 2nd of May" & "The 3rd of May"
    $1000 24
This son of a railroad magnate was the chief US negotiator of the 1963 nuclear test ban treaty
    $1000 15
Though this Mali city once bustled, its name is used to mean any remote place
    $1000 10
The imperial variety of this November birthstone is the most valuable
    $1000 6
In Greek, this two-word phrase means "the many"; in English, it's come to mean "the common people"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gordon Debra Mike
$8,800 $6,700 $3,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Verdi eliminated all of the Venetian scenes in this opera based on a Shakespearean play

Final scores:

Gordon Debra Mike
$13,400 $9,700 $6,400
3-day champion: $41,000 2nd place 3rd place

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Gordon Debra Mike
$8,700 $6,300 $3,200
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
15 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $18,200

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Game tape date: 1990-09-25
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