Show #3112 - Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Chris Ward game 1.


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Chris Ward, a foreign service officer from Lima, Peru

Jane Jessell, a travel agent from Bozeman, Montana

Michelle Covert, a Navy wife originally from Fort Lewis, Washington

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Now that's a great category!) (Director: From booth] Thank you, Alex. [Director reads remaining category names])
(Alex: Kevin, you're pushing it just a little.)
    $100 3
"I never believed in anything before I believed in movies", said this "E.T." director
    $100 18
A small & informal restaurant, or one who eats there
    $100 8
Famous ones include Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini & Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran
    $100 24
The names of TV cameras & videocassette recorders are combined in this device
    $100 10
This hero made his comic book debut in & on the cover of Action Comics No. 1
    $100 1
Once Yemen's chief coffee port, its name now refers to a flavor of chocolate & coffee
    $200 4
"Everybody denies I am a genius--but nobody ever called me one!" noted this man who raised "Kane"
    $200 19
A building for religious veneration, or the L.A. auditorium that hosted 1997's Academy Awards
    $200 9
To do this to someone's plight, you could trivialize it, or just take the P away
    $200 25
Aptly, underwater photography may require these widest wide-angle lenses
    $200 11
In a 1965 speech this president put out a call for "affirmative action" in hiring by federal contractors
    $200 2
The flavorful coffee beans from this country are grown at high altitudes near Nairobi
    $300 5
When an actress in his "Lifeboat" asked him what her best side was, he said, "My dear, you're sitting on it"
    $300 20
Libraries & the Christian Science Church maintain these areas; the British Museum built a big one in 1857
    $300 15
Ben Franklin invented this device & would have been shocked if it hadn't worked
    $300 27
In 1986 Kodak left the instant camera business after a judge found it had violated this company's patents
    $300 12
You may not give a fig, but according to Newton, there's one of these for every action
    $300 23
Java is a synonym for coffee; a high-grade bean also comes from this next most populous Indonesian island
    $400 6
"Manhattan"ite who said, "Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable"--sounds "Bananas" to us
    $400 21
A place where a river is shallow enough to cross on foot, alone or with an "escort"
    $400 16
A joking question asked about many groups is "How many does it take to" do this
    $400 13
The action of a boy can ring a girl's bell, & the action of these can ring a buoy's bell
    $400 26
Mexico's best coffee comes from Chiapas, a state that borders this noted coffee-growing nation
    $500 7
"The best director is the one you don't see", observed this director of "Some Like It Hot"
    $500 22
This term for a house's entrance hall also refers to the space between cars on a train
    $500 17
"I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine"
    $500 14
Dutch-American artist about whose work the term "action painting" was coined

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

Michelle Jane Chris
$100 $800 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michelle Jane Chris
$100 $1,100 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: That leaves the director out.)
(Alex: He's back in.)
    $200 15
It's the play that inspired Reynaldo Hahn's opera "Le Marchand de Venise"
    $200 2
In T minus 5 seconds, you'll say this word for the inverted series used before a rocket launch
    $200 27
Mel Blanc said he created this character's voice by combining Brooklyn & Bronx accents
    $200 1
The discovery of this in 1896 turned Seward's Folly into Seward's Good Fortune
    $200 21
Armando Munoz Garcia sculpted a 55' statue of a nude woman & lived in it in this Mexican city near San Diego
    $200 9
This state's name is from the Sioux for "sky-tinted waters"; maybe they meant the 10,000 lakes
    $400 16
The Bolshoi presented this ballet at the Met in 1959, with Yuri Zhdanov & Galina Ulanova as the title lovers
    $400 3
In psychology it's the process of reverting to an earlier, childlike form of behavior
    $400 14
I say there, son, this Warner Bros. cartoon rooster is sometimes pursued by a chicken hawk
    $400 7
The 1866 Civil Rights Act was passed over this president's veto
    $400 22
The U.S. statesman seen here was born in 1923 in this country:
    $400 10
The Old Norse word "vindauga" gave us this pane-ful word for an opening in a wall
    $600 17
You'll need some long-winded singers to star in "Stormen", a Swedish opera based on this play
    $600 4
Field Marshal Barclay used this maneuver associated with defeat to lure Napoleon deep into Russia
    $600 11
On screen, he's a "tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff"
    $600 8
Kansas homesteader Bewster Higley's poem "The Western Home" was retitled this when set to music
    $600 25
This media mogul from Melbourne has been called a real-life Citizen Kane
    $600 23
Derived from the Latin for "salted vegetables", this cold dish might be enhanced with a little oil & vinegar
    $800 18
Verdi wrote an aria called "La Luce Langue"--The Light Fails--for this bloodthirsty villainess
    $800 5
In competitive rowing, this is the only person in the boat whose back is not to the finish line
    $800 12
Ted Cassidy, who played Thing on "The Addams Family", was also the voice of The Thing of this superhero group
    $800 20
To avoid Boss Tweed's graft, Alfred Beach secretly built one of these under Broadway in 1869-70
    $800 24
This number can be traced back to the Sankrit "Shunya", or empty
    DD: $500 19
Title character played by former Alvin Ailey dancer Desmond Richardson in a 1997 ballet
    $1000 6
Called "Bojangles", he was renowned for tap dancing on stairs & running backwards at high speed
    $1000 13
Sylvester believes Hippety Hopper, a baby one of these, to be a gigantic mouse
    DD: $1,000 26
The -sex suffix on British placenames refers to this Germanic people

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michelle Jane Chris
$2,200 $6,300 $9,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Capt. Robert FitzRoy of this ship argued that its scientific discoveries supported the Bible

Final scores:

Michelle Jane Chris
$2,200 $7,300 $12,601
3rd place: Sears gift certificates 2nd place: Sears gift certificates New champion: $12,601

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michelle Jane Chris
$2,700 $6,300 $9,000
8 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
24 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $18,000

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