Show #2501 - Monday, June 19, 1995

Jim Vercolen game 5.


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Ed McIntyre, a part-time newspaper copy editor from Durham, North Carolina

Mark Schmelz, a physicist from West Point, New York

Jim Vercolen, a part-time teacher from Rochester, New York (whose 4-day cash winnings total $40,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 21
Popular food types of this mollusk include jacknife & steamer
    $100 11
Her father, John, was directing "The African Queen" when she was born in 1951
    $100 26
When sliced crosswise, a carambola resembles a 5-pointed one of these
    $100 6
In March 1837 Congress expanded the Supreme Court from 7 to this many judges
    $100 1
Also called trotyl & tolite, trinitrotoluene is best known by these initials
    $100 16
Basilicata is a rural region in the ankle & instep of this country's boot
    $200 22
The African species of this is the largest animal in the order Proboscidea
    $200 12
Before breaking into show biz, this actress who played Rebecca on "Cheers" was an interior decorator
    $200 27
Feijoa fruit resembles this New Zealand product but has no fuzz
    $200 7
Gen. Lewis Hershey presided over this U.S. draft agency 1941-1946 & 1948-1970
    $200 2
The first commercial use of this type of explosive was in a gas field in 1967; it yielded 26 kilotons
    $200 17
The Keeshond, which often lives on barges is considered the national dog of this low country
    $300 23
This animal native to China serves as the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund
    $300 13
This handsome actor whom Leslie Caron fell for in "Gigi" appeared in the 1982 movie "Swamp Thing"
    $300 28
Laver, a type of seaweed eaten in Ireland & Wales, is called nori in this country
    $300 8
McKinley campaigned for president promising "a full" one of these
    $300 3
This was first prepared in 1846 by Ascanio Sobrero, who added glycerol to nitric & sulfuric acids
    $300 18
Rousillonnais, a dialect of Catalan, is spoken in Rousillon in this country
    $400 24
The family of Pongidae, or great apes, includes the bonobo, gorilla, orangutan & this ape
    $400 14
In 1991 these 2 British sisters starred in a TV remake of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
    $400 29
In this Middle East country, the prickly pear is called sabra, like the country's native-born citizens
    DD: $600 9
On a 1923 trip to Alaska, this president was presented with a moose-hide collar for his dog Laddie Boy
    $400 4
Besides inventing dynamite, he perfected a detonator for it
    $400 19
You can see remains of a palace built by Vlad the Impaler in this Romanian capital
    $500 25
In the 1970s the long-haired Somali cat was recognized as a distinct breed, not a version of this one
    $500 15
In the 1930s he played the title roles of "Louis Pasteur", "Emile Zola" & "Scarface"
    $500 30
This Chinese fruit, sometimes called a "nut" is related to the longan
    $500 10
In 1630 the village of Shawmut, Massachusetts changed its name to this
    $500 5
C-4 & A-3 are types of this moldable military explosive
    $500 20
Jurmala is a popular seaside resort near this capital of Latvia

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Jim Mark Ed
$1,700 $300 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Mark Ed
$2,100 $1,400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
On Nov. 24, 1632 Baruch Spinoza was born to Jewish parents in this Dutch capital
    $200 14
In 1978 Newt Gingrich was first elected to the House from this state's 6th district
    $200 21
This, England's most important river, rises in 4 headstreams: the Isis, Churn, Coln & Leach
    $200 1
The "outlaw" type of this music developed as a contrast to the traditional Nashville sound
    $200 26
At the equator 1 degree of this is equivalent to 69.17 miles; at the pole, 0 miles
    $200 7
Of all his plays, "A Streetcar Named Desire" had the longest run on Broadway
    $400 3
At age 15 this future Queen of England married Prince William of Orange
    $400 15
In 1979 this Arizona Republican published the book "With No Apologies"
    $400 22
The Han Jiang is one of the chief tributaries of this longest river in Asia
    $400 10
Stravinsky wrote his 1962 opera "The Flood" for this medium
    $400 27
Number of teaspoons in a tablespoon
    $400 8
"Come Blow Your Horn" was inspired by his & his brother's experiences sharing a bachelor pad
    $600 4
In 1668 Jacques Marquette founded a mission at Sault Sainte Marie, now in this state
    $600 18
On June 7, 1966 he won the Calif. GOP gubernatorial primary over ex-San Francisco mayor George Christopher
    $600 23
The Genesee River empties into this Great Lake near Rochester, N.Y.
    $600 11
The vihuela, a guitar-shaped instrument from this country, was played during the Renaissance
    $600 28
This linear unit of 16 1/2 feet can also be called a pole
    $600 9
His comedy "Blithe Spirit" was adapted as the musical "High Spirits"
    $800 5
This author of the "Pilgrim's Progress" was confined to Bedford County Jail from 1660 to 1672
    $800 19
Only 3 current U.S. Senators are over 75: Strom Thurmond, Claiborne Pell & this West Virginian
    $800 24
Taddeo Gaddi designed the Ponte Vecchio over this river in Florence, Italy
    $800 12
The "clavier-ubung" is an extensive 4-part collection of this composer's keyboard music
    DD: $1,000 29
The name of this weight system comes from a French term meaning "goods of weight"
    $800 16
This "Cyrano de Bergerac" playwright wrote "La Princesse Lointaine" for Sarah Bernhardt
    $1000 6
In 1658 this builder of the Taj Mahal was deposed by his son Aurangzeb & imprisoned
    DD: $2,200 20
This Texan was Majority Leader of the Senate from 1955 to 1961
    $1000 25
Mount Hermon, the highest peak in the Anti-Lebanon Mountain Range, is the source of this river
    $1000 13
He's considered the inventor of the English Biblical oratorio; his first was "Esther", in 1732
    $1000 30
In ancient Greece this measurement was equal to 2 spans or 6 palms
    $1000 17
Halvard Solness, a self-trained architect, is the central character of this Ibsen drama

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Mark Ed
$8,300 $2,600 $12,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He painted a "Crouching Marquesan Woman Seen from the Back" circa 1902

Final scores:

Jim Mark Ed
$16,600 $100 $16,700
2nd place: trip to Curacao and stay at Holiday Beach Hotel + Jeopardy! Sport Edition for computer or Super Nintendo 3rd place: Technics mini component system + Jeopardy! Sport Edition for computer or Super Nintendo New champion: $16,700

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jim Mark Ed
$8,100 $2,600 $11,200
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
11 R,
3 W
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $21,900

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Game tape date: 1995-02-08
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