Show #3042 - Tuesday, November 18, 1997

1997 Power Players Week game 2.
From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.


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Tom Clancy, a bestselling author from The Hunt for Red October

Catherine Crier, a journalist from The Crier Report

Tim Russert, a journalist from Meet the Press

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And in that category, a different color will come up as a correct response for each clue.)
    $100 1
This former CBS anchorman is affectionately known as "Uncle Walter"
    $100 17
A little birdie told us an eagle is a score this many under par on one hole
    $100 6
Each time a rattlesnake does this, its rattle gets a little bigger
    $100 11
Shrapnel from a 1916 munitions storage plant explosion in Jersey City, NJ damaged this famous statue
    $100 26
In both commercial & home property, the most important element is said to be this, this, this
    $100 13
If you have one of these, you're great at making plants grow
    $200 2
Marilyn Tucker married this fellow Indiana Univ. law student after a whirlwind 10-week courtship
    $200 18
He played in 2,130 consecutive games; no wonder he was the pride of the Yankees
    $200 7
These fluids are classified into 2 major groups: neurotoxic & hemotoxic
    $200 12
Frances Perkins was trying to improve working conditions in these in the 1910s, Kathie Lee in the '90s
    $200 27
From the Latin for "fair", it's a property's fair market value minus outstanding debt
    $200 21
In 1973's top single, Tony Orlando and Dawn sing of tying this "Around the old oak tree"
    $300 3
He played a cab driver obsessed with government cover-ups in "Conspiracy Theory"
    $300 19
Prior to making Astros out of themselves, the Houston team thought they were "big shots" with this name
    $300 8
This snake, subject of a 1997 film, is the largest in the Western Hemisphere
    $300 14
The U.S. made this great buy from France in 1803 & would have been happy with just New Orleans
    $300 22
The herbicide used in the Vietnam War used to defoliate jungle areas
    DD: $500 4
Congressman heard here, years before he entered politics:
Babe, I got you babe...
    $400 20
This Milwaukee NBA team moved to St. Louis in 1955 & then to Atlanta in 1968
    $400 9
The Naja Haje or Egyptian cobra is commonly known by this 3-letter name
    $400 15
If this act hadn't passed July 14, 1798, we would have had just the Alien Acts
    $400 23
The prize-winning pig in "State Fair", or a lad painted by Gainsborough
    $500 5
This woman who married a Beatle attended elementary school with Emperor Akihito
    $500 25
This steel-driving thoroughbred retired in 1985 with career earnings of over $6.5 million
    $500 10
This snake's French name is from its head's resemblance to the tip of a knight's weapon
    $500 16
In 1844 John C. Fremont crossed the Sierra Nevada & this John C. became Secretary of State
    $500 24
Nickname of oil field firefighter Paul Adair

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Tim Catherine Tom
$200 $1,800 $1,300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Catherine Tom
$400 $2,700 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 7
When she's presented, a deb makes this knee-bending gesture to society, from the French word for "court"
    $200 11
Mining firm Bre-X' recent claims of an Indonesian lode of this metal proved mostly glitter
    $200 6
Mom could reduce the risk of this, including salmonella, by not thawing her chicken at room temperature
    $200 1
On CBS, David Letterman hosts the "Late Show", & this man hosts "The Late Late Show"
    $200 21
A line in Rabelais' "Gargantua and Pantagruel" says to "strike" under this condition
    $200 25
Alex Haley described this 1976 work as "faction": part fact, part fiction
    $400 8
The young lady making an evening debut usually wears this color dress, as she eventually will down the aisle
    $400 12
Type of illegal "trading" that took Ivan Boesky from the heights of Wall Street to a $100 million penalty
    $400 17
Mom often forgets to put the lid on this appliance & gets fruit smoothies all over her walls
    $400 2
This CNN "ruler" used to do color commentary on Miami Dolphin broadcasts
    $400 22
Small cinnamon-flavored candy, or slang for ballpark franks
    $400 26
When exorcising on your Scaremaster, you might want to read "The Shining" by this author
    $600 9
Uncomfortable in a corset, Mary Phelps Jacob invented this garment at a debutante ball using 2 hankies
    $600 14
Christie's must have laughed in 1997 as 2 workers at this auction house were suspended for smuggling
    $600 18
Mom's lasagna turns out a little too crisp because she doesn't boil these before baking
    $600 3
Baba in the 1983 film "D.C. Cab", he now takes guests on a "Politically Incorrect" ride
    DD: $1,000 23
For this 1959 film, a female impersonator taught actors Jack Lemmon & Tony Curtis how to be girls
    $600 27
A "Swift" read at about 300 pages, this 1726 novel sets sail to Laputa & Lilliput
    $800 10
This term for a formal debutante ball comes from a French word for petticoat
    $800 15
A complaint by Newt Gingrich about outside income led to this House speaker's 1989 resignation
    $800 19
Mom can't keep the sponge kind of this dessert from falling
    DD: $1,200 4
He's not acting; this man seen here really is a talk show host:
    $800 24
Recorded in 1979 by Donna Summer, it's the "hot"test hit to reach No. 1, with a 3-week stay at the top
    $800 28
In April 1986 Larry McMurtry won a Pulitzer Prize for this western novel
    $1000 13
This league was founded in 1901 by 2 debutantes eager to display social responsibility
    $1000 16
The scandals of his presidency began in 1923 with skimming by Veterans Bureau head Charles Forbes
    $1000 20
Mom shouldn't call the strips of flounder she cuts by this name; she rarely gets all the bones out
    $1000 5
Over 30 years, he's gone from San Diego, to L.A., to St. Louis, back to L.A., then to NYC, where he's "Live!"
    $1000 29
The city Armistead Maupin did "Tales", "More Tales" & "Further Tales" about

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Catherine Tom
$3,000 $6,500 $11,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1971 the eagle replaced this animal on the flag of the U.S. Postal Service

Final scores:

Tim Catherine Tom
$6,000 $0 $0
Winner: $15,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington, D.C. 3rd place: $10,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Westchester County 2nd place: $10,000 for the Kyle Foundation

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tim Catherine Tom
$2,600 $6,400 $11,200
7 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
26 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $20,200

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Game tape date: 1997-11-01
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