Show #1305 - Friday, April 13, 1990


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Jim Devlin, a computer programmer from Bakersfield, California

Bob Mahoney, a public affairs officer originally from Melrose, Massachusetts

Jeff Liebowitz, an attorney and writer from Marina del Rey, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1940s
(Alex: What a decade!)
    $100 12
In 1946 AT&T offered this service in St. Louis, but it wasn't cellular back then
    $100 18
Larousse calls it the most widespread spice in the world, which is nothing to sneeze at
    $100 3
In soccer, he's the only player allowed to touch the ball with his hands or arms
    $100 16
A song from "Funny Girl" ends with "You are woman, I am" this, "let's kiss"
    $100 6
While moths are nocturnal, these close relatives are diurnal, or "day-flyers"
    $200 13
One critic said this 1948 Mailer novel is "more concerned with the latter than the former"
    $200 20
It should be a snap to tell us this spice is used in a soda & a bread, man
    $200 4
Fencers wear only one of these long white gloves, to protect the sword hand
    $200 15
"I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to start a flame in" this
    $200 7
They contain tiny insect larvae that jump when exposed to heat
    $300 19
On Nov. 2, 1947 he piloted the Spruce Goose for the first & only time it flew
    $300 21
The leaves of this pickling herb are called a weed
    $300 5
Since they sport black & white stripes, football officials are sometimes called these
    $300 1
In song titles, this word precedes "of Washington Square" & "of Tralee"
    $300 8
Stage of a bee's development that falls between larva & adult
    $400 24
In October 1941 he was appointed to replace premier Fumimaro Konoye
    $400 22
Coffee can be used as a spice, & this name describes cakes made with it
    $400 10
Piece of sports equipment that consists of a nock, a fletch, a shaft & a metal tip
    $400 2
"They're blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution" is a seldom sung line from this nat'l anthem
    $400 9
The 2 insects in the title of an Aesop's fable, one hard-working & the other lazy
    $400 26
It's thought "whack" is a variant of this longer word that means "to strike with something flat"
    DD: $1,000 25
In a 1941 speech, Churchill made the name of this Norwegian prime minister synonymous with "traitor"
    $500 23
As its name suggests, in medieval Europe this herb was believed to promote wisdom
    $500 11
This racquet sport, first played at Harrow School in England, was named for its soft ball
    $500 14
In "What's Love Got to Do with It?" Tina Turner sang, "What's love but a second hand" one of these
    $500 17
Also called the looper & measuring worm, it's actually the caterpillar of a moth
    $500 27
This animal sound is also called a "low"

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

Jeff Bob Jim
$100 $1,400 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Bob Jim
$2,300 $900 $2,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 5
Despite the weather, this huge state has the highest percentage of commuters who walk to work
    $200 12
How time flies: Buckingham Palace announced their engagement on Feb. 24, 1981
    $200 25
In "Lacon" Charles Caleb Colton wrote this "is the sincerest of flattery"
    $200 13
Canadian province whose flag is a white cross & 4 fleurs-de-lis on a blue field
    $200 10
Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, this skinny half of a comedy team directed several of their films
    $400 4
It forms a "hook" south of Massachusetts Bay
    $400 15
Kaiser Wilhelm's mother was the eldest child of this queen, whose name she shared
    $400 11
Tale that contains the line "But don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden"
    $400 14
This state's flag shows the sun symbol of the Zia Pueblo Indians & the colors of Queen Isabella
    $400 7
This director plays Cliff Stern, a documentary filmmaker in "Crimes & Misdemeanors"
    $400 26
Of the id, ego or superego, the one that Freud thought represented reason & common sense
    DD: $1,500 3
An easy way to remember their names is the mnemonic "H-O-M-E-S"
    $600 16
Some say this "Confessor" was an albino
    $600 19
J. Donne called this animal "Nature's great masterpiece...the only harmless great thing"
    DD: $1,000 20
This African flag's 11 red & white stripes stand for the 11 signers of its Declaration of Independence
    $600 6
He directed "Body Heat", then changed temperatures with "The Big Chill"
    $600 27
Early in his career Freud used this treatment method pioneered by Franz Mesmer
    $800 1
Pennsylvania produces almost all of America's supply of this kind of coal
    $800 17
"The Merry Monarch"'s father, he was beheaded in 1649
    $800 21
In the 3-word poem "On the Antiquity of Microbes", it's the line that follows "Adam"
    $800 23
He designed the Italian flag after his own French flag but changed blue to green, his favorite color
    $800 8
"Casualties of War" was an exploration of Vietnam's horror by this maker of horror films like "Carrie"
    $1000 2
This river forms the boundary between Vermont & New Hampshire
    $1000 18
If Prince William becomes King William, this number will follow his name
    $1000 22
"There is no such thing as natural law", he claimed in "Le Rouge et le Noir"
    $1000 24
The black, red & gold of their flags date back to the Holy Roman Empire
    $1000 9
He directed "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" & won an Oscar for "The Sting"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Bob Jim
$7,300 $4,000 $1,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Though he fought against the Philistines, his wife was one, & so was his paramour

Final scores:

Jeff Bob Jim
$6,599 $5 $1
2-day champion: $16,400 2nd place: Trip to Radisson Palm Springs Resort & Pinseeker golf clubs 3rd place: Bernardaud Limoges Rhapsody 4-piece place settings

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jeff Bob Jim
$7,800 $5,500 $1,900
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $15,200

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Game tape date: 1989-11-14
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