Responses for show #2917 - Tuesday, April 15, 1997

Contestants

Ed McCorduck, a writer and part-time college instructor from Homer, New York

Michael Sweeney, an attorney from San Francisco, California

Sue Keller, a ragtime piano player from Staten Island, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,900)

Jeopardy! Round responses

NORSE MYTHOLOGY
BRAND NAMES
1920s FIRSTS
U.S. PRESIDENTS
SPORTS
DANCE ORIGINS
(Alex: I'll give you the dance; you have to identify the country.)
    $100 21
water

Ed
    $100 11
Alpo

Ed
    $100 12
a Christmas tree

Ed
    $100 1
Wilson

Ed
    $100 6
sumo

Ed
    $100 26
(Ed: What is Charleston, South Carolina?)

the United States

MichaelEd
    $200 22
cats

Sue
    $200 17
(Sue: What is Swift Premium?)

Butterball

Sue
Triple Stumper
    $200 13
(Al) Jolson

Ed
    $200 2
Benjamin Harrison

Ed
    $200 7
rhythmic gynmastics

Triple Stumper
    $200 27
Spain

Sue
    $300 23
Odin

Ed
    $300 18
Keebler

Ed
    $300 14
Coney Island

Ed
    $300 3
(Michael: Who is James Buchanan?)

Chester Arthur

Michael
Triple Stumper
    $300 8
(Ed: What is water?)
(Michael: What is the desert?)
...
(Alex: It was a sand yacht.)

land (a dry lake bed)

MichaelEd
Triple Stumper
    $300 28
Poland

Ed
    $400 24
the aurora borealis

Ed
    $400 19
Aunt Jemima

Ed
    $400 15
a nudist camp

Ed
    $400 4
Andrew Jackson

Michael
    $400 9
roller hockey

Ed
    $400 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Italy

Sue
    $500 25
Loki

Ed
    $800 20
(Alex: Hurry.)
(Ed: [Shakes head[)
...
(Alex: We've got a minute left.)

Chiquita

Ed
    $500 16
Miss America

Triple Stumper
    $500 5
Hoover

Ed
    $500 10
snow shoes

Michael

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

Sue Michael Ed
$0 $300 $1,700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sue Michael Ed
$600 $400 $3,500

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

2nd-LARGEST CITIES
ARTISTS
THE MOVIES
PHILOSOPHY
HERBS & SPICES
DICKENS' CHARACTERS
    $200 3
Greece

Michael
    $200 2
China

Ed
    $200 9
The First Wives Club

Michael
    $200 1
God

Sue
    $200 26
paprika

Sue
    $200 14
(Jacob) Marley

Ed
    $400 4
Melbourne

Michael
    $400 8
Whistler

Ed
    $400 10
Phenomenon

Sue
    $400 15
ethics

Sue
    $400 27
(Michael: What is mint?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

peppermint

Michael
    $400 16
her wedding gown

Sue
    $600 5
Alexandria

Michael
    $600 11
(Auguste) Rodin

Sue
    $600 20
(Kurt) Russell

Ed
    $600 23
knowledge

Ed
    $600 28
caraway

Sue
    $1,000 17
A Tale of Two Cities

Sue
    $800 6
Columbus

Ed
    $800 12
Picasso

Sue
    $800 21
The Lion in Winter

Sue
    $800 24
Determinism

Ed
    $800 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

saffron

Sue
    $800 18
(Sue: What's David Copperfield?)

The Old Curiosity Shop

Sue
Triple Stumper
    $1000 7
Antwerp

Sue
    $1000 13
(Marcel) Duchamp

Sue
    $1000 22
The Man Who Knew Too Much

Michael
    $1000 25
(Alex: We have a minute left.)

synthesis

Ed
    $1000 19
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Sue

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sue Michael Ed
$9,000 $3,200 $8,100

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

NONFICTION
(Alex: It was a 3-volume set at that time.)
MichaelWhat is Burke's Peerage?
$1,000
EdWhat is the Encyclopedia Brittanica
$1,599
SueWhat is Encyclopedia Britannica?
$2,500
the Encyclopædia Britannica

Final scores:

Sue Michael Ed
$11,500 $2,200 $9,699
2-day champion: $15,400 3rd place: Service Merchandise $750 gift certificate + Jeopardy! Scorekeeper 2nd place: Lane desk & Klipsch speakers + Jeopardy! Scorekeeper

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Sue Michael Ed
$8,600 $3,200 $8,900
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
9 R,
2 W
25 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $20,700

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