Show #3676 - Monday, September 4, 2000

First game of Season 17.


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Lenore Muller, a credit risk analyst from New York City, New York

David Mann, a graduate student from Houston, Texas

Mort Kamins, an investor and writer from Studio City, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

TOTALLY 1680s!
    $100 21
This speedy bird of the American Southwest is also known as a ground cuckoo
    $100 8
On meeting this man, Paul asked to join his band, the Quarrymen
    $100 4
The 1689 Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia & this country on its east remained in force for 170 years
    $100 3
A big deal since the 1840s:
    $100 26
Of its own accord, in 1976 this motorcycle manufacturer introduced the Accord to the U.S.
    $100 1
20 years after his death, this singer was portrayed by Val Kilmer on the silver screen
    $200 22
The tracks of this desert rattlesnake consist of parallel diagonal imprints of its body
    $200 9
Paul McCartney's other band, they were the "Band on the Run"
    $200 20
In 1682 La Salle said, "Laissez les bon temps rouler" as he claimed this North American territory for France
    $200 5
An island city:
    $200 27
Reappearing in recent years, cars powered by this energy source reached their first production peak in 1912
    $200 2
2 of this innovator's early puppets were named Wilkins & Wontkins
    $300 23
This stinging arachnid is fluorescent when exposed to ultraviolet light
    $300 10
In January 1980 Paul was arrested for drug possession in this Asian capital
    $300 15
Last name of father & son Cotton & Increase, co-ministers at Boston's North Church starting in 1685
    $300 6
Near the river of the same name:
    $300 28
This TV canine & his human friends sought out the unknown in their van, The Mystery Machine
    $300 7
When this man, seen here, died in 1836, he was a colonel in the Texas army
    $400 24
This pocket mouse that sounds like a marsupial drinks little; water is produced from its food & oxygen
    $400 11
Of John, James, Elvis or Ringo, Paul McCartney's real first name
    DD: $1,500 18
Around 1683 Jules Hardouin-Mansart completed this narcissistic Versailles feature, Galerie des Glaces in French
    $400 16
We have a problem:
    $400 29
A Ford subcompact, or a type of Latin American celebration
    $400 13
A popular big band became this man's alone after his brother walked offstage during a 1935 performance
    $500 25
A rare animal indeed is Ursus gobiensis, the Gobi this
    $500 12
Paul McCartney wears this on his left foot on the cover of "Abbey Road"
    $500 19
On his deathbed, speaking of his mistress Nell Gwyn, King Charles II said, "Let not poor Nelly" do this
    $500 17
Established in 1755:
    $500 30
This Cadillac model shares its name with the Spanish city where Amerigo Vespucci died in 1512
    $500 14
In 1825 this fur trader & scout explored the Great Salt Lake area

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

Mort david Lenore
$1,300 $800 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mort david Lenore
$4,200 $3,700 $700

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Yes, the work.)
(Alex: We'll give you a country, you tell us what country is on its western border.)
    $200 1
In Chapter 1 Alice discusses this game with a cat
    $200 7
A blight has almost wiped out this "spreading" American tree, Castanea dentata
    $200 2
    $200 22
To be the Berra of news, this is the term for a practitioner of yoga
    $200 17
Mr. Jingles is a mouse on death row in this Stephen King tale
    $200 16
Work hard, but don't "work your fingers to" this
    $400 12
He stated, "It's very provoking to be called an egg -- very!"
    $400 26
In April 1999 a family of 3 of these rodents was "arrested" for attacking cherry trees in Washington, D.C.
    $400 3
Dominican Republic
    $400 23
It follows "Yoga" in the title of an ancient work by Patanjali; it follows "Kama" in another title
    $400 18
He must have some connections--his segment in "Fantasia 2000" is the only one from the original film
    $400 10
You may start working hard on a project when you "sink" these body parts "into it"
    $600 13
Alice considered the whole adventure one of these, even without seeing Patrick Duffy in the shower
    $600 27
One of the earliest conservation leagues in the U.S. was set up to "save" these California trees
    $600 4
    $600 24
Though you won't see Rover in it, the position seen here is called "downward facing" this
    $600 19
His Looney Tunes dialogue included lines like "Arriba, arriba. Andale! Andale!"
    $600 8
It's where you put your shoulder, especially if your wagon is stuck in mud
    $800 14
At a fork in the road the 2 finger-posts pointing the way to this pair's houses point the same way
    $800 28
The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of this Cabinet department, not the Interior
    DD: $1,200 5
Papua New Guinea
    $800 25
Yoga is praised in this Hindu treatise whose name means "Song of the Lord"
    DD: $1,500 20
In a 1986 film, this hero's father tells him "In America there are no cats"
    $800 9
To really apply yourself to a task, you can "buckle" or "knuckle" this way
    $1000 15
Alice found this poem hard to understand even after she figured out that she had to hold it up to a mirror
    $1000 30
Change one letter in elder, a shrub that may reach 20', & you get this tree that may grow to over 100'
    $1000 6
    $1000 29
Meaning "coiled one", this type of yoga concentrates on energy vortexes called chakras
    $1000 21
A Greek chorus of mice sang & read the title cards of this 1995 classic
    $1000 11
If you're a dromedary camel, you can "bust" this; if you're a bactrian camel, you can bust 2 of them

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mort david Lenore
$12,000 $6,600 $3,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

2 of the 4 flags flown on Mount Everest on May 29, 1953; strangely, New Zealand's wasn't one of them

Final scores:

Mort david Lenore
$13,201 $12,001 $6,700
2-day champion: $27,202 2nd place: a 10-day Renaissance Cruise to Tahiti 3rd place: Replay TV system

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mort david Lenore
$10,500 $5,900 $3,700
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
8 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $20,100

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Game tape date: 2000-07-25
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