Show #1245 - Friday, January 19, 1990


John Mackall, an attorney from Santa Barbara, California

Florence Shimano, a hospitality specialist from San Mateo, California

Steven Kurtz, a columnist originally from Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
This NBC newsman used to co-host the "Today" show with Barbara Walters & her successor, Jane Pauley
    $100 7
With far less fat than margarine, Le Slim Cow is a French substitute for this dairy product
    $100 23
The Latin name of this insect is mantis religiosa
    $100 14
The classic Western song that begins "See them tumbling down..."
    $100 16
The agricultural area known as The Black Belt is famous for growing this crop
    $100 6
She revealed in her book, "First Father, First Daughter" that she had been a victim of marital abuse
    $200 2
In 1863 he married Lavinia, who, like him, stood 35 inches tall
    $200 8
President Bush likes to eat these pigskin treats with Tabasco sauce
    $200 24
According to the Smithsonian, the old Ford Woody station wagons were often infested with these
    $200 15
Roy Rogers sang, "Hoppy, Gene & me; we taught you how to" do this "straight"
    $200 17
The long gray threadlike stems of this "moss" sway from oak trees in the coastal breezes
    $200 10
This Watergate chronicler reviewed his childhood in the book "Loyalties: A Son's Memoir"
    $300 3
In 1984, in addition to his TV chores, he starred in the films "Lassiter" & "Runaway"
    $300 9
The prophet Mohammed advised, "Eat" this many-seeded fruit, "It purges the system of envy & hatred"
    $300 25
The German type of this ancient household pest is sometimes mistakingly called a waterbug
    $300 18
"Hold That Critter Down" is a song about doing this to animals
    $300 28
In 1968 she became the nation's 3rd woman governor
    $300 11
In March the U.S. agreed to help build this nation's FSX fighter jet
    $400 4
He succeeded Jim Wright as Speaker of the House in June 1989
    $400 20
Bufala Mozzarella is made from the milk of this type of buffalo, not bison
    $400 26
The process in which a caterpillar turns into a butterfly is called this
    $400 19
In the song "Tennessee Stud", the Tennessee Stud isn't a macho cowboy, it's one of these
    $400 12
Until "Batman" opened, this 1989 Spielberg-Lucas film held the 1-day gross record with $11.2 million
    $500 5
" 'I'm going to the racetrack', said Tom hoarsely" is an example of this kind of wordplay
    $500 21
To make Charlotte Russe, line your mold with these cakes
    $500 27
These brightly colored insects are sometimes called "Devil's Darning Needles"
    $500 22
In Cole Porter's song, the title line that follows "Send me off forever, but I ask you, please..."
    DD: $1,300 13
Chemist B. Stanley Pons & Martin Fleischman claimed to have devised a room temperature version of this

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

Steve Florence John
$2,600 $500 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Florence John
$3,500 $2,100 $1,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Since we had 1989 in the first round.)
    $200 12
A number written as a quotient; examples are 2/3, 1/2 & 1/4
    $200 18
"A Woman Named Jackie" is C. David Hermann's biography of this woman
    $200 2
She was called "Lady Lindy" & her last plane was a twin engine Lockheed Electra
    $200 17
Eddie Anderson said of him in character, "If he can't take it with him, he ain't gonna go"
    $200 5
Andrew Marton received a special award for directing the chariot race in this 1959 film
    $200 1
Dow Jones & Co. began publishing this newspaper July 8, 1889
    $400 13
1/8 of a mile, or 201.7m
    $400 19
"Parting the Waters" by Taylor Branch is a history of this social movement in America
    $400 3
First & last name of the chairman & CEO of Playboy Enterprises
    $400 23
Asked about the possibility of this coming down, Gorbachev said, "Nothing is eternal"
    $400 8
She was voted "World Film Favorite" for 1950, & she's still going strong on "Falcon Crest"
    $400 4
2 of this composer's big hits in 1889 were "The Thunderer" & "The Washington Post"
    $600 14
If you're 6 feet under water, you should understand you're this far down
    $600 20
The book subtitled "It Ain't Over..." is a collection of anecdotes by this man
    $600 24
In 1851 Amelia Bloomer introduced Elizabeth Cady Stanton to this feminist in Seneca Falls
    $600 25
Margaret Mitchell wrote "My dear, I don't give a damn"; the screenplay writer added this word
    $600 9
He won for acting in "The Sand Pebbles" & "Dr. Dolittle" & for directing "Gandhi"
    $600 6
Italy claimed the Treaty of Uccialli established a protectorate over this African nation
    $800 15
Also called a divisor, it's a number by which another number is divided
    $800 21
Pat Hackett has edited & published the diaries this artist kept from 1976-87
    $800 29
For more than 30 years Marion Davies was the mistress of this married newspaper magnate
    $800 26
Reason Edna St. Vincent Millay's candle "will not last the night"
    $800 10
Voted a "Promising Newcomer" in 1962, she won 10 years later for "Carnal Knowledge"
    $800 7
On November 2 these 2 states joined the Union & it's not certain which was really 1st
    $1000 16
This adjective describes a set with a fixed, countable number of elements
    $1000 22
In "The Good Times" this New York Times columnist describes his career in journalism
    $1000 28
Chas. A. Warner said, "What small" ones of these vegetables "we all are compared with what we might be!"
    DD: $3,500 11
She won 4 times for "Sister Kenny", "Auntie Mame", "Mourning Becomes Electra" & "Gypsy"
    DD: $4,000 27
Crown prince of Austria who was found dead with his lover in Mayerling; some say it wasn't suicide

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Florence John
$13,000 $2,300 $2,500
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This city didn't exist at the time of the Trojan War so Paris couldn't have abducted Helen from there

Final scores:

Steve Florence John
$6,500 $2,000 $100
2-day champion: $20,500 2nd place: Trip to Miami 3rd place: Jean d' Eve Watch

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Florence John
$9,700 $2,300 $6,500
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
12 R,
1 W
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $18,500

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Game tape date: 1989-09-19
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