Show #3799 - Thursday, February 22, 2001


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Sid Moore Jr., a human rights investigator from Eugene, Oregon

Natasha Tyson, a financial analyst from Waukesha, Wisconsin

John Drymiller, a high school teacher from New Haven, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Reading down, each clue will contain an acrostic which relates to the clue which I will give you in the word itself.)
    $100 16
Lewis Latimer developed a carbon filament for this device & later worked for its inventor
    $100 21
This ship accessory is firmly set in the Marine Corps emblem
    $100 26
William Goldman won an Oscar for the screenplay to this Newman-Redford flick
    $100 1
Xavier Herbert's debut novel, "Capricornia", explores the lives of Aborigines in this country's northern Outback
    $100 2
    $100 11
This state's school of mines, based in Golden, has an experimental mine in Idaho Springs
    $200 17
Bessie Coleman, seen here on a Black Heritage stamp, traveled to Europe to earn this type of license
    $200 22
The stars of a 4-star Army general are this color
    $200 27
This singer's films include the westerns "Flaming Star", "Charro!" & "Love Me Tender"
    $200 3
This southern playwright's first novel, "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone", became a film starring Vivian Leigh
    $200 7
    $200 12
This state's Wilkes-Barre district won a mine reclamation award for its Upper Lehigh site
    $300 18
Starting in 1927, this "noble" man's big band broadcast on radio from Harlem's Cotton Club
    $300 23
In the Army it's the bird a Colonel Sanders would sport
    $300 28
This Dustin Hoffman title character was also known as Jack Crab & the Soda Pop Kid
    $300 4
This 19th century New Englander later tried to destroy all the copies of his anonymous first novel, "Fanshawe"
    $300 8
    $300 13
Historic mining centers in this state include Gallup for coal & Grants for uranium
    $400 19
John Brown called this woman a "general" because of her bravery in helping slaves escape
    DD: $800 24
A private E-2 has one of these -- the symbol, not the gas station
    $400 29
As deputy Tom Destry in "Destry Rides Again", this actor drinks milk & refuses to carry guns
    $400 5
Not surprisingly, Ireland is the setting for this "Circle of Friends" author's first novel, "Light A Penny Candle"
    $400 9
    $400 14
The documentary "Harlan County U.S.A." studies a miners' strike in this state
    $500 20
"I cannot offer you money, position or fame", he said when he offered George Washington Carver a job at Tuskegee
    $500 25
This top Navy rank, only used in wartime, wears 1 2-inch stripe with 4 1/2-inchers
    $500 6
This Auchincloss used the pen name Andrew Lee in his first novel, "The Indifferent Children"
    $500 10
    $500 15
A 1907 disaster killed some 360 coal miners near Fairmont in this state

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

John Natasha Sid
$1,500 $600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Natasha Sid
$2,700 $400 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
A computer programmed by Dr. David Fogel taught itself this game that includes jumping & crowning
    $200 16
This Laker coach inspired Shaq by giving him a volume of Nietzsche
    $200 21
The Federal Highway Administration
    $200 23
This synonym for "actor" is taken from the name of a real actor of ancient Greece
    $200 6
This term for a young woman of the '20s may come from the sound of her unfastened boots
    $200 11
If you're this "on your luck", you might also be this "in the mouth"
    $400 2
These hunting birds have made a comeback in New York City, where they feast on pigeons
    $400 17
In 1992 this team pulled the No. 1 draft pick out of a hat & used it on Shaq
    $400 22
The Secret Service
    $400 24
The dramatization of this Erskine Caldwell novel ran for more than 3,000 performances on Broadway
    $400 7
This woman took the song heard here to No. 1:

"These boots are made for walkin'..."
    $400 12
Often followed by "up", it can mean "not liquored up" or "serious in demeanor"
    $600 3
This virus named for an African area killed 7 people in New York state in 1999
    $600 18
Shaq dismissed this person in the rap "Biological Didn't Bother"
    $600 27
The Diplomatic Security Service
    $600 25
Tracey Ullman & Helen Hunt were Kate & Bianca in a Wild West-set 1990 production of this play
    $600 8
"They" did this "With Their Boots On" in the title of a 1941 Errol Flynn flick
    $600 13
This 7-letter word for "thoughtful" comes from the French for "to think"
    $800 4
This eel-like fish seen here is the biggest threat among species invading the Great Lakes
    $800 19
Rhyming name for the opposing plan that gave Shaq 39 free throws in a game in the 2000 finals
    $800 28
The office of the Surgeon General
    $800 26
Collective name for Harvey Fierstein's 3 plays about a drag queen named Arnold
    $800 9
They can be long-legged aquatic birds or hip boots worn by aquatic fishermen
    DD: $800 14
As well as "in good humor", it means a machine that grinds up pieces of wood
    $1000 5
Asperger's syndrome is a high-IQ form of this condition that isolates kids from the world
    $1000 20
Shaq's nicknames for himself include "The Big" version of this defecting dancer
    DD: $1,700 29
The Drug Enforcement Administration
    $1000 10
This country music saxophonist was a shoe-in for greatness with hit songs like "Yakety Sax"
    $1000 15
John Quincy Adams' last words were "I am" this synonym of satisfied

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Natasha Sid
$5,000 $600 $4,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Ironically, this synonym for a stupid person is based on the name of 1 of the most brilliant scholars of the 14th c.

Final scores:

John Natasha Sid
$399 $0 $1,300
2nd place: a trip to Sydney, Australia courtesy of 3rd place: a Casablanca Avio desktop video editor New champion: $1,300

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

John Natasha Sid
$6,700 $1,400 $5,600
19 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $13,700

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Game tape date: 2000-11-15
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