Show #2550 - Friday, October 6, 1995


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Diana Ashbrook, a teacher from Los Angeles, California

Ana Wagner-Hoffman, a travel writer from Ames, Iowa

Patrick McGeehan, a journalist from Hoboken, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 3
The name of this precious metal occurs in the Bible 409 times
    $100 1
In 1992 the U.S. "Dream Team" defeated Croatia 117-85 to win the gold in this event
    $100 11
Claude Montana designed the red leather jacket he wore in the video "Beat It"
    $100 18
It's home to the University of Minnesota's College of Agriculture
    $100 27
It's 6'3" for Bill Clinton & Lyndon Johnson; Abe Lincoln beat them both
    $100 13
The Morton Salt Girl is holding one
    $200 5
The concept of turning these weapons into plowshares is mentioned in both Micah & Isaiah
    $200 2
The first competition in this event is the 100-meter dash; the tenth, the 1500-meter run
    $200 12
18th century men wore powdering jackets to protect their clothes while this item was being powdered
    $200 19
This Idaho capital is located on a river of the same name
    $200 28
With a mean speed of 15.4 MPH Blue Hill, Mass., not Chicago, holds this distinction among U.S. cities
    $200 14
No Teamster has called more strikes than one of these men
    $300 8
The Beatitudes begin this "sermon" found only in Matthew
    $300 4
Women perform this gymnastics event to music; men, without music
    $300 23
Since 1965 many of these nuns' outfits have become simpler
    $300 20
This capital city lies just east of Lake Tahoe
    $300 29
This second-longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary is this Mary Poppins-ism
    $300 15
This color is sometimes burnt
    $400 9
In the Hebrew bible, the word Bavel refers to Babel as well as to this Mesopotamian city & its region
    $400 6
In 1994 this American won the men's 1,000-meter speed skating event after finishing 8th at 500 meters
    $400 24
You'll most likely see a sporran worn on a low-slung belt over this item of apparel
    DD: $1,500 21
In 1897 Ransom E. Olds began the automobile industry in this capital city
    $400 30
The Census Bureau says 12.8% of the U.S. population is this age & over; in 2050, 20.4% will be
    $400 16
This diacritical mark is 2 dots over a vowel in a German word
    $500 10
The name of this site of the final cosmic battle between good & evil means "Mount Megiddo"
    $500 7
In 1992 Yael Arad won this Middle Eastern country's first Olympic medal -- a silver in women's judo
    $500 25
This African shirt made of boldly-printed cotton was introduced into the U.S. in the late 1960s
    $500 22
The Governor's Mansion in this city, the seat of Kennebec County, was the home of James G. Blaine
    $500 26
With 50% more passengers than Frankfurt's, it's the busiest foreign airport
    $500 17
An indefinitely large amount, though it sounds like a lot less than a zillion

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Patrick Ana Diana
$700 $2,500 $1,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Patrick Ana Diana
$700 $3,000 $900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 18
He's revered as China's supreme sage & foremost teacher
    $200 1
In 1988 this French oceanographer received 1 of 15 Nat'l Geographic Society Centennial Awards
    $200 2
The Spaniards named this Central American nation for Nicarao, an Indian leader
    $200 12
Aurora Greenway is General Hector Scott's lover in Larry McMurtry's "Terms of" this
    $200 26
The vertical difference between the sides of one of these crustal fractures is called the throw
    $200 7
Wild celebrations are called Bacchanal after the festivals that honored this wine god
    $400 19
Water was Elizabeth I's playful nickname for this court favorite
    $400 14
In 1995 the American Film Institute honored this "E.T." director with its Life Achievement Award
    $400 3
The name of this Alpine peak is French for "white mountain"
    $400 13
Zofia Zawistowska, an Auschwitz survivor, is the heroine of this 1979 William Styron novel
    $400 27
Carbon monoxide causes death by displacing oxygen from this blood pigment
    $400 8
A sponge found in Asian waters is known as this Roman love goddess' "flower basket"
    $600 20
In 1456, 25 years too late, her sentence for heresy was revoked & annulled
    $600 15
For its publication of the Pentagon Papers, this newspaper won a 1972 Pulitzer Prize
    $600 4
It's Austria's chief river
    $600 23
Ursula & Gudrun Brangwen are featured in 2 of his novels, "The Rainbow" & "Women in Love"
    $600 28
In this type of exercise, muscles are contracted against resistance without movement of the joints
    $600 9
Inspiration may be called the Pierian Spring after a place sacred to these 9 goddesses of arts & learning
    $800 21
This Greek "Father of Medicine" may have left the island of Cos after he was blamed for a fire
    $800 16
This Chinese-American was awarded the 1976 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture
    DD: $1,000 5
One of the world's largest diamond deposits is located at Orapa, Botswana, in this desert
    $800 24
This character is the head nurse in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
    $800 29
Geodesy is a scientific branch concerned with the exact shape & size of this
    $800 10
Predatory or shrewish people may be compared to these monsters with women's heads & birds' bodies
    $1000 22
During the Third Crusade, this red-bearded Holy Roman emperor drowned while trying to cross a river
    $1000 17
Chief Justice 1953-1969, he was the first recipient of the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award
    $1000 6
The mountain known as K2 is also called this after the Englishman who surveyed it c. 1860
    $1000 25
Offred is the title character of this Margaret Atwood tale
    DD: $100 30
This is defined as the breakdown of glucose or other sugars by yeast or bacteria in the absence of oxygen
    $1000 11
It was the formless abyss that existed before the world was created; now it's a synonym for total anarchy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Patrick Ana Diana
$5,900 $5,900 $300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A type of macaque, it's the only primate, other than man, found in Europe

Final scores:

Patrick Ana Diana
$800 $1 $595
2-day champion: $10,000 + Jeopardy! '92 home game 3rd place: pair of Wittenauer wristwatches + Jeopardy! '92 home game 2nd place: a trip to Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel, California + Ricardo Beverly Hills luggage + Jeopardy! '92 home game

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Patrick Ana Diana
$5,900 $7,000 $1,800
15 R,
2 W
20 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
16 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $14,700

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