Show #2906 - Monday, March 31, 1997


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Paul Roder, a systems engineer from Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Tom Utterback, a software tester from Seattle, Washington

Spencer Parker, a recent college graduate from East Brunswick, New Jersey (whose 2-day cash winnings total $26,402)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
Heraclitus believed that this, not earth, air, or water, was the primordial source of matter
    $100 7
For minor league teams, it's the usual mode of transportation on road trips
    $100 12
The Jailer's Inn in Bardstown in this Bluegrass State was really a jail in the 1800s; hope they let you out
    $100 21
"Poems by 2 Brothers" features poems by 3 Tennyson brothers: Charles, Frederick & him
    $100 22
They hold up hosiery & may be part of a belt
    $100 6
Camelot king
    $200 2
In 399 B.C. this philosopher was convicted by a jury of 500 men on a vote of 280 to 220
    $200 8
In 1954 Joe Bauman outdid Babe Ruth with 72 of these in the Longhorn League; he never reached the majors
    $200 13
In this city you'll find the Cocoa Motel on Cocoa Ave. & the Chocolatetown Motel on Chocolate Ave.
    $200 23
In Shakespeare's poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle", the turtle is this kind of bird, not a reptile
    $200 27
Brand that has a "Her Way" label
    $200 14
Not a pro
    $300 3
At about 1,000 square miles, twice as big as L.A., it was the largest city-state of ancient Greece
    DD: $350 9
Famed member of the 1994 Birmingham Barons seen here:
    $300 18
Built in 1901 as the Moana Hotel, the Sheraton Moana Surfrider is the "First Lady of" this Honolulu beach
    $300 24
Dorothy Parker called her 1931 book of verse "Death and" these, 2 things Ben Franklin said were certainties
    $300 28
Dress-length undergarment with shoulder straps for Anna, not Sigmund
    $300 15
Craftsy's partner
    $400 4
The stadium for the Pythian Games was located on Mt. Parnassus, near this oracle site
    $400 10
It's the highest minor league classification, as well as the abbreviation for an auto organization
    $400 19
This future president & his beautiful wife spent part of their 1953 honeymoon at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara
    $400 25
The 1816 sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" was the first mature poem by this ode poet
    $400 29
It's a tight constrainer for hernia sufferers
    $400 16
Penny place
    $500 5
Aritstophanes' first 10 plays were produced during this war
    $500 11
Nickname of the Durham, North Carolina minor league team in a 1988 movie & in real life
    $500 20
The Hotel Captain Cook covers a city block in this Alaskan city on Cook Inlet
    $500 26
This Lake Poet wasn't widely appreciated by critics until he published "The River Duddon" in 1820
    $500 30
For 19th century women it was the wool-stuffed pad that added a lump to the rump
    $500 17
So be it

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

Spencer Tom Paul
$1,700 $900 $1,050

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Spencer Tom Paul
$1,700 $2,500 $3,750

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: One of the lesser-known, but fairly important figures in 19th century American history)
    $200 9
Yasuko Namba, one of Japan's leading women mountain climbers, died in a blizzard on this Nepalese peak in 1996
    $200 21
It's a term for a young tree, from the word for a tree's circulating fluid
    $200 30
When Winona Ryder bowed out of "The Godfather, Part III" his daughter Sofia replaced her
    $200 1
The Rue de Rivoli is in Paris & the Gardens of Tivoli are in this Danish capital
    $200 14
His father was vice kappellmeister to the court of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg
    $200 6
Miles drew criticism after the Civil War for imprisoning this former Confederate president in leg irons
    $400 10
In her 1950s autobiography "This Life I've Led", she wrote, "My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived."
    $400 23
The large bulbs of this willow expose their silky "fur" early in the year
    $400 29
After Mia Farrow & Woody Allen broke up, this "Manhattan" star replaced Mia in "Manhattan Murder Mystery"
    $400 2
Like the city of Bern, the Bernese Alps are in this country
    $400 15
Although he was known as "The Waltz King", his father also composed waltzes -- 152 of them
    $400 7
In 1897 Miles represented the U.S. at the diamond jubilee celebration of this English queen
    $600 12
1996 marked the 100th anniversary of her "Boston Cooking-School Cookbook", now published under her own name
    $600 24
It's a general term for any evergreen oak
    $600 26
Debra Winger could have stalked Michael Douglas in this film, but it was a close call -- a Glenn Close call
    $600 3
The famous spa town of Baden-Baden lies in this "dark" wooded region of Germany
    $600 17
Before becoming director of the N.Y. Philharmonic in 1958, he was music director of the NYC Center Orchestra
    $600 8
In 1894 Miles went to Chicago to stop the riots caused by this railroad workers strike
    $800 16
This Nicaraguan president studied for 4 years at a Roman Catholic high school for girls in San Antonio, Texas
    $800 25
The colorful "blue" species of this member of the pine family is a Christmas favorite
    DD: $1,100 27
James Mason won the role of Norman Maine in this Judy Garland film after Cary Grant turned it down
    DD: $1,000 4
South America's Cape Horn was named for the city of Hoorn in this country
    $800 18
A street in Budapest is named for this Hungarian composer who moved to the U.S. in 1940
    $800 11
Miles' suppression of the Ghost Dance Movement led to this South Dakota massacre
    $1000 20
Sartre & this philosopher began their lifelong friendship while students at the Sorbonne
    $1000 22
Forests of this tree supported by stiltlike, above-ground roots grow in Florida's coastal areas
    $1000 28
Jack Nicholson turned down this Steven Spielberg film, saying the special effects were the real star
    $1000 5
Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is located on this island
    $1000 19
In 1945 Heitor Villa-Lobos founded this South American country's academy of music
    $1000 13
After his 1877 surrender to Miles, he said, "From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Spencer Tom Paul
$2,300 $7,200 $10,550

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This man who died in 1994 once said, "We're eyeball to eyeball and the other fellow just blinked"

Final scores:

Spencer Tom Paul
$4,599 $3,800 $14,550
2nd place: Trip tp Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa, Walt Disney World, Florida 3rd place: RCA Pro 8 8mm Camcorder New champion: $14,550

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Spencer Tom Paul
$2,300 $8,300 $10,300
14 R,
3 W
20 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $20,900

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Game tape date: 1996-12-11
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