Show #3525 - Friday, December 24, 1999


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Eli Cotham, an advertising executive from Los Angeles, California

Hal Barron, a college professor from Altadena, California

Mitch Teich, a public radio news reporter from Flagstaff, Arizona (whose 2-day cash winnings total $20,990)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 8
Located on the Lehigh River, Bethlehem is 60 miles north of this larger city
    $100 6
Green Bay Packers
    $100 10
A baby born before the 37th week of pregnancy, & about 10% of them are, is considered this
    $100 14
This Apollo 11 astronaut now lives on a dairy farm near Lebanon, Ohio
    $100 26
Handel wrote "Messiah" in about 3 weeks while living in this city
    $100 1
Elie Wiesel won his 1986, Bishop Tutu in 1984
    DD: $500 9
Est. in 1904 by Charles Schwab, this company bearing the city's name is the 2nd largest of its type in the U.S.
    $200 7
Dallas Cowboys
    $200 19
If a sperm with an X chromosome fertilizes the egg, the baby will be this sex
    $200 15
This Apollo 14 astronaut & first American in space passed away in 1998
    $200 27
As you'd expect from a religious work, this is the final word sung in the oratorio
    $200 2
In order to prevent conflict, you might pass this sacred ceremonial object used by some Native Americans
    $300 23
A world famous Bethlehem choir performs works by this family fuguer every year at a festival in his honor
    $300 11
Chicago Bears
    $300 20
To have a full-term Christmas baby, you should conceive on or about the 20th of this month
    $300 16
The second man on the Moon, he came in second on "Celebrity Jeopardy!"
    $300 28
In one aria, this brass instrument "shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible"
    $300 3
In 1971 this Cat Stevens hit song chugged up to No. 7 on the U.S. pop charts
    $400 24
Born in 1898, this Bethlehem, PA. native's works include "John Brown's Body" & "The Devil and Daniel Webster"
    $400 12
Oakland Raiders
    $400 21
The Dick-Read labor method encourages you to do this, also the title of a Frankie Goes to Hollywood hit
    $400 17
Still on active astronaut status, John Young, 69, works at this NASA site in Houston
    $400 29
It's what audiences traditionally do when they hear the following:

"Hallelujah, hallelujah..."
    $400 4
This overseas humanitarian sevice was originally part of the U.S. State Department
    $500 25
The Moravian Church, based in Bethlehem, is a Protestant group organized in the 15th c. in this current republic
    $500 13
Miami Dolphins
    $500 22
Braxton-Hicks are a type of these; the mother may not even notice them
    $500 18
Apollo 15's David Scott served as an adviser on this appropriate HBO series
    $500 30
First performed in 1742, "Messiah" has been called "The final flowering of" this era of music
    $500 5
It's what Neville Chamberlain promised on his return from Germany in September 1938

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Mitch Hal Eli
$1,800 $100 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mitch Hal Eli
$4,600 -$300 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: How appropriate!)
    $200 7
This great tenor's last appearance at the Met was December 24, 1920; his first was in 1903
    $200 21
Dead vegetation built up in layers forms peat, which next forms this organic rock
    $200 6
This country's Shang dynasty arose in the 1700s B.C. along the Yellow River
    $200 1
Karen Christence Blixen-Finecke
    $200 26
The WB show "Angel" is a spin-off from this one
    $200 16
On St. Patrick's Day, many restaurants serve up this dish, straight out of a Dr. Seuss book
    $400 12
On December 24, 1988 she was nominated for the post of Secretary of Labor
    $400 22
This molten substance can surface as lava, or cool & harden into igneous rock
    $400 8
This explorer sailed to North America on 3 different ships: the Hopewell, Half Moon & Discovery
    $400 2
David John Moore Cornwell
    $400 27
"Oh, Thank Heaven!" Kari Wuhrer was the angel seen here called on to tout Bakery Sticks for this chain
    $400 17
On its first voyage in 1971, this group protested nuclear testing in the Aleutian Islands
    $600 13
Opera debuts on Christmas Eve include "Aida" in 1871 in Cairo & this Menotti opera in 1951 on TV
    DD: $600 23
A lot of one-celled organisms died to create this British landmark seen here:
    $600 9
In June 1955 the Argentine navy staged an unsuccessful revolt against this dictator
    $600 3
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
    $600 28
This musical that opened in New York in 1972 includes a Teen Angel in its cast of characters
    $600 18
On the cover of their 1988 "Abbey Road EP", they're wearing little else than strategically placed socks
    $800 14
On Christmas Eve in 1988 this group found itself with a No. 1 hit, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
    $800 24
Sandstone is made of sand, which is made up mostly of this mineral
    DD: $500 10
Among those to reach this fabled African outpost in the 19th century were Rene Caillie & Gordon Laing
    $800 4
William Sydney Porter
    $800 19
Garibaldi's followers, or what they wore
    $1000 15
This north African Mediterranean nation was granted its independence from Italy December 24, 1951
    $1000 25
A type of rock made of pebbles cemented together, or a corporation with divisions in several industries
    $1000 11
The Cuban Missile Crisis & the 1967 Arab-Israeli War occurred while he served as U.N. Secretary-General
    $1000 5
Frederic Dannay & Manfred B. Lee
    $1000 20
Readers got their first taste of Hannibal Lecter in this 1981 Thomas Harris novel

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mitch Hal Eli
$4,000 $5,500 $4,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We won't be back tomorrow, we'll be back on Monday!)
A 1999 study concluded that this 13-foot-long, 3-foot-wide holy relic dates back to pre-8th century Jerusalem

Final scores:

Mitch Hal Eli
$23 $9,001 $8,001
3rd place: Yahoo! Shopping Spree New champion: $9,001 2nd place: Intel PC Camera Pro Pack & Compaq Presario Internet Desktop PC

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mitch Hal Eli
$4,000 $6,000 $5,000
20 R,
5 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $15,000

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Game tape date: 1999-10-27
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