Show #3154 - Thursday, April 23, 1998


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Jim Wrightson, a graduate law clerk from San Diego, California

Mary Ryan, an author and business owner from Seattle, Washington

Nina Mulligan, a homemaker from Belchertown, Massachusetts (whose 2-day cash winnings total $23,501)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: An all-audio category called...)
    $100 17
He hit 110 home runs in 1996 & 1997 -- more than any player in 2 straight seasons except Babe Ruth
    $100 6
Then the world's longest suspension bridge, it opened over the East River May 24, 1883
    $100 1
[audio clue]
    $100 8
The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, Lex wraps his lunch in sheets of it
    $100 15
The sockeye species of this fish is highly prized for canning
    $100 26
"Feliz" holiday
    $200 18
Buster Douglas' 1990 knockout of this champ has been called the greatest heavyweight title upset
    $200 7
Delivered November 19, 1863, it lasted only 2 minutes
    $200 2
[audio clue]
    $200 9
Lex traded in his optical one for a scanning electron one & increased his magnification 50x
    $200 16
Probably the first fish raised in captivity, the rainbow species of this fish is most commonly found on farms
    $200 27
Cheese-topped tortilla chips
    $300 23
From 1977 to 1981, this NHL city's Blues played their home games in the Checkerdome
    $300 12
This Al Capp comic strip made its last appearance November 13, 1977
    $300 3
[audio clue]
    $300 10
The only clique Lex finds rad is the click of this portable radiation detector
    $300 19
Calamari, another name for this mollusk with an edible ink, comes from the Latin for "writing pen"
    $300 28
    DD: $1,000 24
(Hi, I'm Jim Lampley) Only 2 Americans have won 5 gold medals in the Winter Olympics: Bonnie Blair & this fellow speedskater
    $400 13
Referring to the stock market crash on October 30, 1929, Variety ran the headline: "Wall St." does this
    $400 4
[audio clue]
    $400 11
Lex has a whole spectrum of uses for this optical device seen here:
    $400 20
Top quality caviar contains less than 5% of this additive
    $400 29
It's a boy!
    $500 25
Both John Elway & Jim Plunkett were NFL No. 1 draft choices from this university
    $500 14
He was last reported alive July 30, 1975 outside a Bloomfield Township, Mich. restaurant
    $500 5
[audio clue]
    $500 22
Lex found separating red & white blood cells by hand tough, so he bought one of these spinners
    $500 21
Some connoisseurs prefer the flesh of the female spider one of these crustaceans
    $500 30
Direction opposite sur

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

Nina Mary Jim
$1,500 $800 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Mary Jim
$1,600 $1,500 $4,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 20
Will Shakespeare's father John was a businessman in this town & once held an office equal to mayor
    $200 1
1998 will see this NBC sitcom with Jerry, Elaine, George & Kramer sign off the network
    $200 13
This Steven Spielberg film recently renewed interest in William Owen's history "Black Mutiny"
    $200 12
Skiing accidents recently claimed the lives of Michael Kennedy & this entertainer-turned-congressman
    $200 9
Sir Philip Sidney addressed this satellite, "With how sad steps...thou climb'st the skies!"
    $200 6
The globe's remotest island is Bouvet Island in the south Atlantic, 1,050 miles north of this continent
    $400 21
Will's children Hamnet & Judith were these, like Dromio & Dromio in "The Comedy of Errors"
    $400 2
This sitcom, part of ABC's TGIF lineup, began with Marty eating a stale hamburger & dying
    $400 14
He won the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature partly for his 6-volume history of World War II
    $400 16
Though nearby, the Californian never heard this liner's distress call in 1912; its radio operator was off duty
    $400 7
In 1956 one of these, larger than the state of New Hampshire, was seen floating in the south Pacific
    $600 22
Will's birth is celebrated on April 23 partly because that's the feast day of this patron saint of England
    $600 3
1997 film concerning a cute dog, a gay artist, an earthy waitress & a really strange author
    DD: $1,500 15
Stephen Ambrose's "Undaunted Courage" explores the friendship of Meriwether Lewis & this president
    $600 17
This singer left us not in a jet plane, but in a small experimental plane in 1997
    $600 8
Mt. Wai-'ale-'ale on this "Garden Island" of Hawaii has up to 350 rainy days a year, the most on the globe
    $800 23
In London, Shakespeare boarded with the Mountjoys, a family of these French Protestants
    $800 4
From 1946 to 1955, the man seen here (Shemp Howard) was partnered with these two men in a series of comedy shorts:
    $800 25
Barbara Tuchman won her first Pulitzer for this history of the beginning of World War I
    DD: $1,000 18
This May 6, 1937 disaster was broadcast live on radio
    $800 10
The water pressure at the bottom of this trench, the globe's deepest, is over 18,000 PSI
    $1000 24
A perplexing bequest in Will's will left wife Anne the second best one of these
    $1000 5
This Nathan Lane film is basically "Home Alone" with a rodent
    $1000 26
The author of "The Gallic War" wrote in third person referring to himself by this one-word title
    $1000 19
This writer & wife of a famous author died in a fire at a mental hospital in 1948
    $1000 27
Shelley's poem about the sheltered statue of an arrogant ruler
    $1000 11
This "sea", the globe's largest lake, has been known to evaporate at an alarming rate of 40 inches per year

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Mary Jim
$5,000 $6,400 $6,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1997 this entertainer became the first American named an honorary U.S. veteran by Congress

Final scores:

Nina Mary Jim
$9,999 $12,701 $11,300
3rd place: NordicTrack Ellipse Exercise Machine New champion: $12,701 2nd place: Trip to Solmar Suites Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Nina Mary Jim
$5,000 $5,300 $5,700
15 R,
4 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $16,000

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