Show #3091 - Monday, January 26, 1998


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Melissa Singer, an editor from Forest Hills, New York

Vinnie Iyer, a journalism student from Ballwin, Missouri

Ron Hankey, an operations research analyst from Falls Church, Virginia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $17,202)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 12
Term for the commander of a "century", a group of about 100 soldiers
    $100 9
After parting ways with Burt Bacharach, he wrote "To All the Girls I've Loved Before"
    $100 1
[Hefner's "bunny"]
    $100 6
He carries Badge 2211
    $100 18
If a coin shows heads on 99 straight tosses, these are the odds on heads for the 100th toss
    $100 26
In 1997 "Coach" & this show co-starring John Goodman both ended 9-season runs on ABC
    $200 17
At the 31 B.C. Battle of Actium, this pair commanded the combined Roman-Egyptian fleets
    $200 10
He & Elton John met when both answered an ad placed by Liberty Records in 1967
    $200 2
[Maker of Life cereal]
    $200 7
At a banquet James Cagney told impressionist Frank Gorshin, "I never said, 'Mmm'", this
    $200 21
Ads for these state-run games, like Pick 6, often mention the jackpot, then give the odds on winning any prize
    $200 27
In 1942 this PM said beating Rommel wasn't the beginning of the end but might be the end of the beginning
    $300 22
Marcus Gavius Apicius wrote one of these in the first century; that's why Apician means gourmet
    $300 11
In 1989 this singer-songwriter of "Alison" wrote the hit "Veronica" with Paul McCartney
    $300 3
["When it rains, it pours"]
    $300 8
Cajun grain dish so-named because the chopped livers & gizzards in in made it appear "soiled"
    $300 25
The odds against throwing a 6 with one die, or a Doors song that announced, "No one here gets out alive"
    $300 28
Ex-PM Ian Smith was speaking in South Africa & missed the 1980 ceremony ending this country's 15-year history
    $400 20
This "Younger" orator & letter writer whose "Elder" was killed by Vesuvius was governor of Bithynia
    $400 13
This first great collaborator of Richard Rodgers wrote "My Funny Valentine" & "Isn't it Romantic?"
    $400 4
["You're in Good Hands"]
    $400 15
After leaving the Eagles in 1982, Don Henley went gold with this first solo hit
    $400 24
You can find the odds on your early death on these tables used by insurance companies
    DD: $1,000 30
Symphony whose ending is heard here; its opening is more famous
    $500 19
His second wife, Pompeia, was a granddaughter of Sulla who, like him, ruled Rome as a dictator
    $500 14
In 1992, a year after his death, his & Alan Menken's "Beauty and the Beast" won an Oscar as Best Song
    $500 5
[They're "bullish" on America]
    $500 16
In 1998 Michael Caine was one of these title sleazeballs
    $500 23
They're the odds of pulling 1 of the 4 aces from a full, shuffled deck
    $500 29
This movie's original ending, with Glenn Close's suicide, was reshot; test audiences wanted her killed

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

Ron Vinnie Melissa
$700 $1,600 $500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ron Vinnie Melissa
$1,300 $3,700 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: In the same category.)
    $200 18
This German's attacks on the Roman Catholic church began the Reformation
    $200 3
Add a new twist to your London vacation & visit the home at 48 Doughty St. where he wrote "Oliver Twist"
    $200 21
A 1925 dinosaur film based on a Conan Doyle tale or a 1997 dinosaur film based on a Crichton book
    $200 1
Horace Bixby, who was nicknamed "The Lightning Pilot", taught this famous author how to pilot a riverboat
    $200 11
What you use to look in a mirror, or what you see there
    $400 27
This symbol of Judaism consists of 2 overlaid triangles
    $400 4
This Frenchman's mistress lived near Hauteville House , his home on Guernsey, making him less "miserable"
    $400 22
"What's Up, Doc?" & "Bullitt" both featured chase scenes through this city
    $400 2
In 1938 Hank Luisetti became the first college player in this sport to score 50 points in a game
    $400 14
Paul Bunyan could have done this to a barge using just one of these pedal digits
    DD: $1,500 12
In Dec. 1945 the supreme commander of the Allied Powers in Japan disestablished this religion
    DD: $1,500 5
You'll find his birthplace "Far From the Madding Crowd" in Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
    $600 24
One of these tumbled down the steps in 1925's "Battleship Potemkin" & in 1987's "The Untouchables"
    $600 6
This first lady graduated from Chicago's Maine South High School in 1965, in the top 50% of her class
    $600 15
Your auditory organ, or what a Cockney says it does
    $600 25
This Milan opera house opened in 1778 with a performance of a work by Antonio Salieri
    $800 13
Hymns in the Avesta are the only record, in his own words, of what this Persian prophet believed
    $800 8
This American was living at Lamb House in Rye when he wrote "The Ambassadors" in 1903
    $800 23
Stephen Frears in 1988 & Milos Forman in 1989 used this French novel as a basis for their films
    $800 7
This Kansas-born dramatist set his play "Picnic" in a small Kansas town
    $800 16
It seems like it's hopping away when some guys take a shower
    $800 26
In 1997 14-year-old Etienne Bacrat became the youngest ever grand master of this game
    $1000 19
Hindus believe that all gods are part of this one universal spirit
    $1000 10
The heart of this romantic poet is buried with his wife Mary at St. Peter's Church in Bournemouth
    $1000 20
Harrison Ford lost his in "Frantic"; Kurt Russell lost his in "Breakdown"
    $1000 9
In the 1940s she created her "Pelvis Series" paintings which feature blue sky seen through bovine bones
    $1000 17
It contracts in your arm when you pull this from a tide pool

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ron Vinnie Melissa
$4,800 $11,200 $6,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Explorer Cabeza de Vaca wrote about this "animal with a pocket on its belly, in which it carries its young"

Final scores:

Ron Vinnie Melissa
$9,595 $13,700 $12,800
3rd place: Pair of Ellesse Watches New champion: $13,700 2nd place: Trip to Hotel Melia Castilla in Madrid, Spain

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ron Vinnie Melissa
$3,900 $9,700 $6,800
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
13 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $20,400

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