Show #538 - Wednesday, December 31, 1986


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J.C. Turner, a pharmacy student from Amelia, Virginia

Barbara Jackson, a sales support manager from Reseda, California

David Shear, a copy editor from Los Angeles, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $24,402)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And in that one, all the correct responses are titles of songs that are in the forms of questions, so you don't have to say, "What is 'Who Shot My Doggy'?", or whatever. You just give the title of the song.)
    $100 15
Term for the blood vessels which take the blood from the heart
    $100 3
Some unkindly called this vice president & successor "Nixon's revenge"
    $100 25
In 79 A.D., it destroyed the popular resort town of Herculaneum
    $100 9
To remove mildew from perma press fabric, Heloise says soak article in salt & this citrus juice & lay it in the sun
    $100 1
It's what Patti Page asked about "the one with the waggly tail"
    $100 10
Bermuda Rolfe, daughter of John Rolfe of Va., was the 1st English girl born on this island
    $200 16
In the scientific categories, Americans have won 142, or 38%, of these awards 1st given in 1901
    $200 4
Reportedly, this "Rough Rider" once compared McKinley's backbone to a chocolate eclair
    $200 22
Lethal gases are released when you combine some toilet bowl cleansers with this common stain remover
    $200 2
It followed Linda Ronstadt's lament "I've been cheated, been mistreated"
    $200 11
Unlike during the 2nd, U.S. auto production didn't stop during this world war
    $300 19
The Hubble constant tells how fast the universe is expanding since this "noisy" event occurred
    $300 7
Later vice president, he 1st visited the capital while leading Boy Scouts from Minnesota
    $300 23
The ancient Greek city of Syracuse is found on this Italian island
    $300 5
The Shirelles said, "Tonight you're mine completely" but weren't sure about this
    $300 12
Peanuts are not related to nuts, but to these
    $400 20
Base 10 equivalent to the binary number "11"
    $400 13
Jefferson's 1st vice president, he was officially divorced for adultery on the day he died
    $400 24
In 1936, he announced the Roman Empire was restored & the king was now Emperor of Ethiopia, too
    $400 6
In this song, Anthony Newley said, "I'll throw off my sorrow, beg, steal or borrow my share of laughter"
    $400 17
Often seen in movies being chased by a train, it's a small open railroad car operated by hand
    $500 21
A metal that is "ductile" can be pulled into this while cold & under pressure
    DD: $500 14
Born in 1924, at 18 he became youngest naval pilot in WWII
    $500 8
In their biggest hit, the Poppy Family asked Billy this
    $500 18
Begun in 1829, it was the 1st encyclopedia published in America

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

David Barbara J.C.
$400 $600 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Barbara J.C.
$1,500 $800 $1,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
Manioc, a major crop of the jungle, is used to make this popular pudding dessert
    $200 1
Rex Reed claims he saw this Southern playwright almost hit by a bus named Desire
    $200 2
A San Francisco law against this ethnic group's laundries didn't wash with the Supreme Court
    $200 10
"The Godfather of Soul", he went on TV to calm tensions after the assassination of Dr. King
    $200 12
Responsible for about ½ of gross tonnage being built, this island country leads world in shipbuilding
    $200 13
If you "hire" a TV set in London, you've done this with it
    $400 27
Unlike a forest, marked by trees & shade, true jungle is marked by heavy vegetation at this level
    $400 6
This "Blithe Spirit" roared at Claudette Colbert, "I'd wring your neck, if you had one!"
    $400 3
John S. Pemberton's "brain tonic" 1st introduced that year at an Atlanta drugstore
    $400 16
Overcoming childhood stammering, he became the powerful voice of Othello & Darth Vader
    $400 20
Tho only the size of Wisc., this country, whose capital is Dhaka, is 9th most populous nation in world
    $400 14
What we call "garters" the British call "suspenders", & what we call "suspenders" they call this
    DD: $2,000 28
Like most of us would, it's what Jethro Tull was doing "In The Jungle" in 1974:

"Walking through forests of palm-tree apartments /
Scoff at the monkeys who live in their dark tents /
Down by the waterhole--drunk every Friday /
Eating their nuts--saving their raisins..."
    $600 7
His epitaph calls him "rare", but his "Volpone" was well-done
    $600 4
In a year when 610,000 workers struck, Samuel Gompers founded this
    $600 17
He prefaced his famed cookbook with instructions for boiling water
    DD: $1,000 21
Asia borders on these 3 oceans
    $600 15
An elephant visiting London might make this, a long distance phone call, to the folks back home
    $800 8
His 1881 play "Ghosts" was once banned for being "morally deranged"
    $800 5
The last major Indian war ended with this Chiricahua leader was captured
    $800 18
Novelist Henry's brother who, having given us "The Meaning of Truth" in 1909, in 1910, died
    $800 22
Until 1904, Europeans were unwelcome in this capital of Tibet, & from '62-'80, no foreigners were admitted
    $800 24
At Ascot, if you do a "Heinz", you've made this many bets, involving 6 horses, in combination
    $1000 9
Lord Snowdon never studied at "The School for Scandal", but this ancestor of his wrote it
    $1000 11
Griswold Lorillard wore a short black coat with satin lapels to the Autumn Ball in this N.Y. town
    $1000 19
On early TV wrestling shows he broke dog biscuits into mike to sound like bones crunching
    $1000 23
Negotiations over a hijacked plane in May '86 were 1st reported talks between these 2 countries since 1949
    $1000 25
A Japanese Z-car is a Nissan, while a British Z-car is this type of vehicle

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Barbara J.C.
$2,700 $1,800 $8,500
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The two 4-letter words found on a U.S. penny, one in English, one not

Final scores:

David Barbara J.C.
$3,700 $3,598 $7,000
2nd place: a Whirlpool washer & dryer + a Zenith 9" color TV 3rd place: Carrington House carpets New champion: $7,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

David Barbara J.C.
$4,700 $1,800 $8,100
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
1 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $14,600

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Game tape date: 1986-10-07
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