Show #2916 - Monday, April 14, 1997


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Tom Ayala, a medical student from Washington, D.C.

Sue Keller, a ragtime piano player from Staten Island, New York

David Forman, a mathematician originally from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,901)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
The year before assassinating Lincoln, this actor organized an attempt to abduct the president
    $100 18
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater put his wife here "and there he kept her very well"
    $100 7
This "fever" is caused by a bacterium called salmonella typhosa
    $100 23
The lighthouse at the Castillo del Morro is a landmark of this Cuban capital
    $100 15
Conducted every 10 years by the U.S. government since 1790, it's a major resource for ancestor hunters
    $100 4
"Lady Sings The Blues"
    $200 2
In 1862 the Union captured this Louisiana capital; the Confederates moved the capital to Opelousas
    $200 19
He told the pieman, "Let me taste your ware"
    $200 10
Most cases of this mosquito-transmitted disease can be cured by chloroquine & primaquine
    $200 25
A brick lighthouse on this N.C. cape warns ships away from Diamond Shoals, a famous ship graveyard
    $200 16
A "General Society" traces the descendants of passengers on this ship, including Myles Standish
    $200 5
"The Bodyguard"
    $300 3
Before his troops' charge at Gettysburg, he told them "Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia"
    $300 20
They were the "Three Men In A Tub"
    $300 12
Chronic hepatitis can lead to cancer & this disease in which scar tissue forms throughout the liver
    $300 26
It's said that the fires of this Egyptian lighthouse could be seen for about 30 miles
    $300 24
This 1976 bestseller sparked interest in the subject, especially by African Americans
    $300 6
"9 To 5"
    $400 9
This Union commander's men in the field called him "Little Mac"
    $400 21
"There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile, he found" this "beside a crooked stile"
    DD: $700 13
Bulbar paralysis, the most serious form of this disease, results from nerve damage to the brain stem
    $400 27
France's lighthouse the Phare de Cordouan is at the mouth of the Gironde estuary near this bay
    $400 29
To aid in the salvation of ancestors, this religious group has the world's largest archive of genealogy
    $400 8
"Oh, God!"
    $500 11
Possibly from a snake's name, this term referred to northern Democrats urging compromise with the South
    $500 22
This insect saw Cock Robin die, "With my little eye, I saw him die"
    $500 14
In 1882 Robert Koch discovered the bacteria that cause this disease also called consumption
    $500 28
This easternmost "point" of New York state at the tip of Long Island has a lighthouse built in 1796
    $500 30
This word comes from middle French for "crane's foot" which the lines on family trees resemble
    $500 17
"The Electric Horseman"

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

David Sue Tom
$1,400 $700 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Sue Tom
$2,100 $2,400 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
China's national legislature meets in this capital's Great Hall of the People
    $200 21
Though it's old German for "famous wolf", we know it better as the name of a red-nosed reindeer
    $200 6
Spontini's 1809 opera "Fernand Cortez" is also called "The Conquest Of" this country
    $200 13
This queen of talk shows ranked among Ebony magazine's 15 Most Beautiful Black Women of 1996
    $200 26
1997 marks the 60th anniversary of her disappearance over the Pacific
    $200 11
One book calls her " a stereotypical nice girl"; we wonder how Mark Twain would have answered that
    $400 2
This Saudi Arabian holy city was called Macoraba by the ancients
    $400 22
Bram, as in Bram Stoker, is short for this name
    $400 7
In "Maria Stuarda", this queen orders Mary Stuart's execution after Mary calls her a "bastarda"
    $400 14
A statue of this late tennis star now stands on Monument Avenue in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia
    $400 27
Grounded for 3 1/2 months after a crash in the Everglades, this airline resumed flights in September 1996
    $400 12
Holland is the last name of this character whose life was chronicled by Wendy Wasserstein
    $600 3
This Vietnamese city's downtown area is still called Saigon
    DD: $1,000 23
A French form of "white", it was a popular name for women around the turn of the century
    $600 8
Bizet & Rimsky-Korsakov both wrote fine operas about this dreadful czar
    $600 15
For President Clinton's 1st inauguration, she wrote & recited the poem "On The Pulse Of Morning"
    $600 28
In 1995 this airport, in operation for 66 years, was replaced by Denver International
    $600 18
In this poet's only novel, "The Bell Jar", she related the coming of age of Esther Greenwood
    $800 4
The tomb of Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is a landmark in this former capital
    $800 24
Denise is derived from the name of this Greek god of wine
    $800 9
Meyerbeer's opera "Les Huguenots" takes place in 1572 in Touraine & in this capital city
    $800 16
In 1990 he took office as New York City's first black mayor
    $800 29
In 1913 he built & flew the first 4-engine airplane; later he built helicopters
    $800 19
Miranda, a young woman, appears in several of her works, including "Pale Horse, Pale Rider"
    $1000 5
With a population of over 2 million, this capital of Uzbekistan is central Asia's largest city
    $1000 25
Name of a late actor-director, it's from Latin meaning "like a bear"
    $1000 10
The famous aria known as "Handel's Largo" is sung in "Serse", a 1738 opera about this great ruler
    $1000 17
This bandleader whose theme was "One O'Clock Jump" was pictured on a 1996 postage stamp
    $1000 30
Famous for his 1942 raid on Tokyo, he was named Aviator of the Decade in 1950
    DD: $1,500 20
This Scottish teacher & spinster is Muriel Spark's most famous creation

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Sue Tom
$6,900 $7,900 $9,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Good subject for us and for our players!)
Like its major streets Hope, Benefit & Friendship, its name is an abstraction

Final scores:

David Sue Tom
$3,800 $3,900 $2,199
2nd place: Trip to Volcano House Lodge, Hawaii New champion: $3,900 3rd place: Samsung Ultima 19-Inch Color TV & VCR Combo

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

David Sue Tom
$6,900 $8,400 $8,700
17 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $24,000

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Game tape date: 1996-12-18
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