Show #746 - Monday, November 30, 1987


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Robert Horton, a computer salesman from Largo, Florida

Andras Babero, an attorney from Las Vegas, Nevada

Sheryl Krieger, an advertising executive from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 2
This famed Renaissance scientist & artist was a pioneer in aerodynamics & hydraulics
    $100 4
In his act, Tiny Tim would fake naivete as well as this unnaturally high-pitched voice
    $100 1
1-word #1 hit in 1960 for Maurice Williams, or 1-word command for a dog to remain in place
    $100 13
A single plant of some species of weeds can bear a half million or more of these
    $100 10
Playing this in Mich., 92-yr.-old George Shaffer won over $3 mil., to be paid in 20 yearly installments
    $100 15
A sack or bag, you're advised not to buy a pig in one
    $200 3
Galena is the principal ore of this element used in batteries, solder, & pipes
    $200 5
Though he was neither Italian nor a tot at the time, Babe Ruth was called this
    $200 7
"Bye Bye Birdie" song with the musical query, "Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way?"
    $200 14
Ancient Greeks made a brew out of this poisonous parsley relative & offered it up to criminals
    $200 11
Wild beasts fought in the Colosseum in the morning; their contests took place in the afternoon
    $200 23
A diplomat's contains papers, while a kangaroo's holds a joey
    $300 16
Of 100 thousand, 100 million, or 100 billion, current estimated # of galaxies in the universe
    $300 6
An Italian with a fondness for "il vino, le donne e le canzone" likes these
    $300 8
Linda Ronstadt lamented that he'd "been out ridin' fences for so long now"
    $300 12
In 1987, "dyscalculia" eliminated Rachel Nussbaum in round 9 of these national championships
    $300 24
From French for "small basin", it's an oblong basket used to hold the baby
    $400 17
From Latin "to fall off", term for shrubs & trees whose leaves fall off seasonally
    $400 22
Ronzoni describes its pasta products with this 2-word Italian phrase
    DD: $200 9
A time of rest, or title of the following lively Go-Go's hit:

"Can't seem to get my mind off of you / Back here at home, there's nothin' to do / Now that I'm away..."
    $400 19
At age 12, this Australian singer won a Hayley Mills look-alike contest
    $400 25
It's used to contain the fine linens, household items, & silver a prospective bride saves up
    $500 18
Derived from lichens, it's one of the oldest acid-based indicators
    $500 21
"The evening breeze caressed the trees" this way
    $500 20
A 1986 United Brands banana jingle-writing contest stipulated your entry must begin w/these 3 words
    $500 26
A sarcophagus is a coffin made of this material

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 9):

Sheryl Andras Robert
$1,100 -$100 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sheryl Andras Robert
$2,600 $900 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All of the responses in this category will begin with the letter B.)
    $200 1
In the 10th century, Otto III tried to recreate the power & the glory of this ancient empire
    $200 9
President & editor of Ms. magazine who in 1986 published a "feminist" bio of Marilyn Monroe
    $200 21
Just over ½ the size of L.A. county, it's the 2nd smallest state in the U.S.
    $200 4
They lied: beauty didn't kill this beast; he got an artificial heard implant & lived
    $200 17
Boston College, Rice & Notre Dame don't have these "brotherly" & "sisterly" social organizations
    $200 2
Sebastian Marchmain's stately home, it's a great place to "revisit"
    $400 27
In medieval heraldry, a "lion coward" was one drawn with this between its legs
    $400 10
The Secretary of Transportation
    $400 22
1 of the 2 largest islands off Massachusetts' Cape Cod
    $400 5
The Boring Inst. voted this 1986 cave woman saga with Daryl Hannah the year's most boring film
    $400 18
The 1st 4 Black college grads in the U.S. all attended colleges in this 6-state region
    $400 3
He becomes king of the Geats in the epic Old English poem named for him
    $600 11
Muriel Siebert, who now owns her own firm, was 1st woman to buy a seat here
    $600 23
The only U.S. state where coffee is grown commercially
    $600 6
He cast both his son & daughter, Sydney & Geraldine, in his last film "The Countess from Hong Kong"
    $600 19
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. brewer who, in 1861, donated the money to found a women's college
    DD: $600 13
1880 epic subtitled "A Tale of the Christ"
    $800 12
Daughter of Pablo, she designs jewelry for Tiffany
    $800 24
In 1986, both this state & its largest city celebrated a sesquicentennial
    $800 7
Nickname of Richard Kiel's character in "The Spy Who Loved Me", it's the name of another hit film
    $800 20
Dr. Parkman, who gave the land for its med school, was murdered by a fellow grad of this famous U.
    $800 14
A target of Nazi persecution, he fled Germany & wrote "Mother Courage" in exile
    $1000 15
2 children of efficiency expert Lillian Gilbreth wrote this book about how she raised her big family
    DD: $1,000 25
In area, this state with fewer than 1 million people is the 4th largest in the U.S.
    $1000 8
In "The Purple Rose of Cairo", he played Tom Baxter, in "Radio Days", Biff Baxter
    $1000 26
While M.I.T. is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NYC's F.I.T. is this
    $1000 16
A ragman dies of spontaneous combustion in the Dickens novel named for this domicile

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sheryl Andras Robert
$5,800 $1,100 $7,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The Antilles are a group of islands that arc between Florida & this South American country

Final scores:

Sheryl Andras Robert
$5,800 $1,700 $11,601
2nd place: a trip to Florida on Eastern Airlines & 5 nights at the Cocoa Beach Hilton and Towers on Florida's Space Coast 3rd place: Burris Industries French Court high-leg reclining chair New champion: $11,601

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sheryl Andras Robert
$6,600 $1,100 $7,400
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
4 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $15,100

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Game tape date: 1987-08-31
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