Show #945 - Friday, October 14, 1988


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Melinda Finberg, a graduate student from Yardley, Pennsylvania

Gloria Sarver, a computer systems administrator from St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Sherry Schwabacher, a metaphysical bookstore clerk from Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
Juliet's maiden name
    $100 7
Cinnabar is the ore of this most common metal that is liquid at room temperature
    $100 10
She played "Lili", "Gigi" & "Fanny"
    $100 3
When setting up an ice cream maker, use table salt or this type which dissolves more slowly
    $100 9
Of Hudson Bay, the Atlantic or Lake Ontario, the one into which the Hudson River flows
    $100 14
The king is dead, long "lives" the king
    $200 2
Tragic tramp who two-timed Troilus
    $200 16
Cut from the "Cullinan", the world's largest diamond, the "Star of Africa" is now part of this collection
    $200 12
Her back was to the camera in her famous WWII pin-up picture because she was pregnant at the time
    $200 8
It's the most popular fruit flavor of ice cream in the U.S.
    $200 11
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Bridge" is about a bridge over this city's Charles River
    $200 15
From 9-5, she's "no party doll"
    $300 4
Co-conspirator who says, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves..."
    DD: $800 27
Rocks that can be split into pieces with flat surfaces, & women with not so flat surfaces both have this
    $300 13
Born "Far From the Madding Crowd" on a tea plantation, she won an Oscar for "Darling"
    $300 24
In soda fountain jargon, a "house boat" is this type of ice cream concoction
    $300 21
The Little Minch Strait separates the Outer & Inner islands of this group off Scotland
    $300 17
His last name anagrams to "spent singer", though his 4-hour concerts prove otherwise
    $400 5
In "Hamlet", he's the king of Denmark
    $400 20
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan is the daughter of this late sex symbol
    $400 25
Harry Burt started this co. whose 1st white truck used a set of bells from the family bobsled
    $400 22
Malta isn't surrounded by milk but by this body of water
    $400 18
The last name of this Canadian singer is an anagram of "tight fool"
    $500 6
This play about a king of Britain contains the famous poem "Hark, hark! the lark..."
    $500 26
Originally without a stick, this ice cream bar was named in 1921 by future candy magnate Russell Stover
    $500 23
The Valley of the Jhelum River in India is known as the "Vale of" this
    $500 19
She can deliver a song as well as "Mormon ideas"

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

Sherry Gloria Melinda
$1,000 $300 $1,500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sherry Gloria Melinda
$1,600 $1,500 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
Dodgers' catcher who concluded, "It's Good to be Alive"
    $200 23
Eskimos have large boats called umiaks or "women's boats" & these smaller ones meaning "men's boats"
    $200 6
Ferdinand Morton recorded the blues under this "sweet" nickname
    $200 20
The annual invasion by over 18 million of these boosts Italy's income by about $1.3 billion
    $200 16
Only president to join a religion while in office, he became a Presbyterian February 1, 1953
    $200 1
More than 25% of the world's daily newspapers are published in this language
    $400 12
She wrote "Beloved Infidel"
    DD: $1,000 24
Ship for which the following movie theme was named:
    $400 7
Of Ederle's channel swim, Boston Marathon winner's time or a U.S. Steel work day, the one that was 14h 31m in 1926
    $400 21
As a 17-year-old student in 1901, Mussolini showed his speaking ability eulogizing this opera composer
    $400 17
He was blinded in 1 eye as a result of a 1904 boxing match with a white house aide, but kept it secret
    $400 2
Though California & South Carolina grow far more peaches, this is known as the "Peach State"
    $600 13
He wrote "My Wicked Wicked Ways"
    $600 25
The largest battleships of all time were built by this country & sunk by the U.S. in WWII
    $600 8
This legacy of the Roaring '20s was begun in Atlantic City in 1921
    $600 22
It means your fellow Italian, especially if he's a rustic or peasant
    $600 18
The 22nd & 24th presidents, whose initials were G.C.
    $600 3
The famous code of this Babylonian king said a priestess who drinks in a wine shop "shall be burned"
    $800 14
At age 82, this "Thin Man" co-star published "Being & Becoming"
    $800 9
The Supreme Court ruled on May 27, 1929 that this type of presidential veto was constitutional
    DD: $1,000 19
As a 7-year-old boy, this future president watched the Battle of Bunker Hill
    $800 4
Buddhists & Hindus regard this flower as sacred
    $1000 15
He's written 62 books including his autobiography "My Life on Trial"
    $1000 10
Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg & this French Foreign Minister drafted the 1928 Pact of Paris
    $1000 5
The 1-word name for vitamin B2

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sherry Gloria Melinda
$6,000 $3,700 $600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

An allied army of Americans, Britons, Germans, Frenchmen, Russians & Japanese ended this in 1900

Final scores:

Sherry Gloria Melinda
$7,401 $5,700 $600
2-day champion: $10,400 2nd place: trip to Mexico 3rd place: Jules Jurgensen watches

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sherry Gloria Melinda
$6,000 $4,500 $1,400
20 R,
3 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $11,900

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Game tape date: 1988-08-01
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