Show #1459 - Thursday, December 27, 1990

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Jim Weiner, an engineer originally from St. Paul, Minnesota

Sonja Williams, a teacher from Bahama, North Carolina

Richard Healey, a deputy district attorney from Huntington Beach, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
The greeting sent to a sweetheart on a certain saint's day, or the sweetheart it's sent to
    $100 6
In area, Nantucket is this state's smallest county; Worcester, the largest
    $100 24
Spicy southwestern cuisine named for a U.S. state & the country that borders it
    $100 12
Walt Disney received an Oscar with 7 miniature Oscars for this 1937 animated feature, his first
    $100 17
Mad magazine mascot who has said, "The world is a place that's gone from being flat to round to crooked"
    $100 11
French for "a sitting", it's a gathering to summon spirits
    $200 2
A quantity in math capable of assuming any of a set of values
    $200 7
Helena, Montana is the seat of this county named for the two men who explored the area in 1805
    $200 25
To cook steak au poivre, you first cover it with this
    $200 13
As a space marshal in "Outland", Sean Connery fought corruption on a moon of this giant planet
    DD: $500 18
After James Harper founded "Harper's" in 1850, his brother launched this magazine that's also still published
    $200 22
It means "middle" & refers to a go-between for people of this world & spirits of the next
    $300 3
A short drape hung across the top of a window
    $300 8
Seattle is the seat of this royal county, the most populous in Washington state
    $300 28
It's the name of both a thick soup & a regional dialect in Louisiana
    $300 14
The last film directed by this son of a minister was "The Ten Commandments"
    $300 19
A portrait of Benjamin Franklin appears above the table of contents of this magazine
    $300 23
Daniel Dunglas Home popularized this word by reportedly floating 35' above the ground
    $400 4
In perspective drawing, this is where parallel lines seem to converge
    $400 9
Nevada county whose name is from the Greek word for "I have found it"
    $400 29
Produced by the McIlhenny family since Civil War times, it's traditional in a Bloody Mary
    $400 15
In 1984's "The Bounty", Mel Gibson played Mr. Christian & he played Bligh
    $400 20
This financial biweekly was founded by Henry R. Luce in February 1930
    $400 26
The science that reads bumps on a person's head as a key to personality
    $500 5
While "porcine" means resembling a pig, this means resembling a fox
    $500 10
Much of this Minnesota county's area consists of the U.S.-Canadian lake of the same name
    $500 30
The fowl dish accompanied by hot sauce & blue cheese dressing, named for the city that originated it
    $500 16
Irving Berlin's "Let's Say It With Firecrackers" & "Easter Parade" were sung in this 1942 Bing Crosby film
    $500 21
It's Canada's weekly news magazine
    $500 27
Not just someone you know, but a spirit in the form of an animal

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

Richard Sonja Jim
$1,000 $1,100 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Sonja Jim
$3,000 $1,700 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 18
When he died in 1891, his obituary in the New York Tribune said his best work was "Typee"
    $200 5
The Department of the Navy was established in 1798 under this second president
    $200 1
Evidence has been found that proves these largest mammals once had hind legs & feet
    $200 2
In 1456, a posthumous trial granted by Pope Callistus overthrew her heresy conviction
    $200 13
This presidential assassin was buried in an unmarked grave in Green Mount Cemetery in 1869
    $200 24
He abdicated saying he "couldn't perform his duties without the woman I love"
    $400 19
Her first novel, "The Professor", was published after her death; her most famous work is "Jane Eyre"
    $400 6
This agency, the GSA for short, manages & supervises the government's property & equipment
    $400 3
This North American rodent made famous in a tongue twister is a kind of marmot
    $400 11
Though she was found innocent, a rhyme said Lizzie Borden axed her parents with this many total whacks
    $400 14
A Baltimore monument whose cornerstone was laid in 1815 was the U.S.'s first to honor this president
    $400 25
Louis XIV is said to have defined his supremacy by saying, "I am" this
    DD: $2,000 20
The title of one of his macabre tales warns, "Never Bet the Devil Your Head"
    $600 9
In 1961, he became the first director of the Peace Corps; 11 years later, he was McGovern's running mate
    $600 4
These small African parrots got their name because they rub each other with their bills when courting
    $600 12
He was released in 1971 after Nixon commuted his prison term but disappeared in 1975
    $600 15
This first railway system in the United States was chartered in the city on February 28, 1827
    $600 26
Roman emperor whose last words were, "What an artist dies with me"
    $800 22
"Dead Souls" has been called one of the greatest novels ever written in this language
    $800 10
Chief Justice who chaired the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution
    $800 7
This sense in humans has been called distance chemoreception
    $800 16
Sentenced to death by poison for impiety & corrupting the youth, he turned down chances to escape
    $800 29
The city was founded in 1729 & named for this family, the lords Baltimore
    $800 27
Among other things, she wished her epitaph to express "my virginity"
    $1000 23
Some say her unfinished novel "The Watsons" is an early version of "Emma"
    DD: $1,000 17
In 1989, George Bush appointed Thomas R. Pickering to succeed Vernon Walters in this post
    $1000 8
The bark of the red mangrove tree yields this chemical used in making leather
    $1000 21
In 1983, 32 members of this terrorist group got life for murdering former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro
    $1000 30
It's not only Baltimore's largest newspaper, it's Maryland's largest as well
    $1000 28
Czar who said "Better to abolish serfdom from above than wait 'til it begins to abolish itself from below"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Sonja Jim
$12,200 $6,700 $5,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The group who fought over his empire after his death was called the "Diadochi", successors

Final scores:

Richard Sonja Jim
$13,401 $700 $7,400
2-day champion: $27,401 3rd place 2nd place

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Richard Sonja Jim
$10,500 $6,700 $5,400
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
15 R,
0 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $22,600

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Game tape date: 1990-09-25
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