Show #2776 - Monday, September 30, 1996


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Rick Mulrooney, a writer and editor from Wilmington, Delaware

Linda Dorney, an attorney from Laurel, Maryland

Jason Benton, a teacher from Amenia, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $27,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: 4 "O"s will appear in each correct word in the response.)
    $100 2
There are 2 major ice sheets on Earth; one covers most of Antarctica & the other most of this island
    $100 1
A performing arts center at Cal State Long Beach is named for the members of this "Close To You" duo
    $100 4
Tolkien called these creatures "A little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves"
    $100 19
In 1978 Diana Nyad tried to swim from this Cuban capital to Florida in a shark-proof cage
    $100 9
This state university's medical center has campuses in New Orleans & Shreveport
    $100 18
In baby talk it's the sound of a steam locomotive
    $200 3
The Bay of Fundy is famous for its range of these, the widest on Earth
    $200 11
This group went platinum with the soundtrack to "Staying Alive", a sequel to "Saturday Night Fever"
    $200 5
Laurent de Brunhoff continued his father's tales about this elephant king
    $200 25
On this California Governor's 43rd birthday in 1979, he was traveling in Africa with Linda Ronstadt
    $200 10
Florida Institute of Technology is sometimes called "Countdown College" from its proximity to this site
    $200 20
A minor injury or a small mistake
    $300 15
This 19th C. chemist, famous for a burner, devised a still-accepted theory on how geysers work
    $300 12
Like many of this group's other hits, "Stairway to Heaven" was never released as a single
    $300 6
Pal, a male collie, played the lead in the 1943 movie version of this Eric Knight novel
    $300 26
This President's sister Gloria refused to stop playing harmonica in a Georgia Waffle House & was arrested
    $300 24
This college has 3 representatives in the Irish senate
    $300 21
It's a recipe collection
    $400 16
The sling psychrometer & hair hygrometer are used to determine the relative amount of this
    $400 13
This British group's "Rock the Casbah" was frequently featured during MTV's early days
    $400 7
In a Grimm tale, a group of aging animals set out for this town to become musicians
    $400 27
A 19-year-old Ugandan soldier identified only as Sarah became the 2nd wife of this president in 1975
    $400 28
This Low Country's oldest university is the State University of Leiden, founded in 1575
    $400 22
One is filled with pupils
    $500 17
The Earth is surrounded by the magnetosphere, which is shaped by this particle stream
    $500 14
Bjork, the former lead singer of this Icelandic group, recorded her first album at age 11
    $500 8
While recovering from an illness, P.L. Travers wrote her first stories about this magical British nursemaid
    $500 30
Elizabeth Hanford was appointed to the FTC in 1973; she's now better known by this name
    DD: $1,000 29
The Museum of Art at Bowdoin College in this state has works by Winslow Homer & related memorabilia
    $500 23
If even a nitwit can do it, it's this

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

Jason Linda Rick
$700 $300 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Linda Rick
$1,800 $1,200 $4,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 17
Better known as Lefty, Vernon Louis Gomez is in this sport's Hall of Fame
    $200 1
After being reprimanded by Gregory VII, this religious leader, Emperor Henry IV convoked bishops to depose him
    $200 3
In Haitian folk belief, it's a soulless corpse reanimated by a voodoo priest or bocor
    $200 15
Ron Ziegler called this break-in "a third-rate burglary attempt"
    $200 10
Cape Town in this country lies on Table Bay
    $200 26
Danny DeVito was an executive producer of this Quentin Tarantino film that won for 1994
    $400 18
On September 16, 1996 La Opinion, one of these in Los Angeles, celebrated its 70th anniversary
    $400 2
In 1096 Peter the Hermit led a group of these to Asia Minor, where they were annihilated
    $400 4
Guinea pigs are used to diagnose this disease because of their low resistance to the tubercle bacillus
    $400 21
The House abolished this Communist-hunting committee in 1975, 37 years after its founding
    $400 11
The Panama Canal connects these 2 oceans
    $400 27
Occupation suffering the USA's highest homicide rate or title of the 1976 winner starring Robert De Niro
    $600 19
In 1989 Florida's Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became the 1st person born in this country elected to Congress
    $600 8
In 1057 this King of Scotland was killed in battle by Malcolm Canmore
    $600 5
At the 1996 Summer Olympics, she withdrew from the heptathlon but won a bronze for the long jump
    $600 22
The first 2 Black Senators, Hiram Revels & Blanche Bruce, both represented this Deep South state
    $600 12
A world famous orchid garden is located in the city of Medellin in this country
    $600 28
This 1993 Holly Hunter film set in New Zealand tied with "Farewell My Concubine"
    DD: $1,500 20
Seen here, in 1985 he released his first comedy album, "You're in America Now, Speak Spanish"
    $800 9
Spanish Hero whose full nickname ends in "Campeador"; most shorten it to this
    $800 6
He wrote, "As Gregor Samsa awoke... He found himself transformed into a gigantic insect"
    $800 23
Carl Schurz was a leader of the Mugwumps, Republicans who left the party in 1884 to support this Democrat
    $800 13
The name of this Australian capital is from an aboriginal word for "meeting place"
    $800 29
The colorized version of this 1949 film starring Orson Welles should use "Lime" green -- Harry Lime
    $1000 25
In 1983 he was elected Denver's mayor at age 36; currently he's Secretary of Transportation
    $1000 16
Canute the Great forced this country's Olaf into exile in 1028 & put his own son on the throne
    $1000 7
In literature, restoration refers to the period after the return of this king to England's throne in 1660
    DD: $2,000 24
Redistricting means redrawing districts & this refers to redistributing House seats among the states
    $1000 14
The Jarama & Alagon are among the chief tributaries of this river that flows across Spain & Portugal
    $1000 30
Herb Stempel, a contestant in "Quiz Show", may be able to tell you this film won for 1955

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Linda Rick
$5,800 $8,200 $7,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

2 groups, 1 of 9 & 1 of 3, that include a member named Thalia

Final scores:

Jason Linda Rick
$0 $1,199 $1
3rd place: Aura Interactor cushion and vest New champion: $1,199 2nd place: Wallace Silversmiths 5-piece tea service, and candelabra

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jason Linda Rick
$5,800 $7,200 $8,600
14 R,
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $21,600

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Game tape date: 1996-08-20
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