Show #977 - Tuesday, November 29, 1988

Yael Sofaer game 4.


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Laurie Russell, a reservation agent from Orlando, Florida

Roy Marcus, a product development manager originally from Bayside, New York

Yael Sofaer, a programmer and analyst originally from Israel (whose 3-day cash winnings total $35,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
Only state that fits the category
    $100 17
In 1863 the U.S. Army established Ft. Boise, which grew into this state's capital
    $100 6
With a total of 6, this nation has hosted more summer & winter games than any other
    $100 26
This 1848 event ultimately led to the establishment of the San Francisco Mint
    $100 12
Some of the earliest ragtime came from minstrels doing a version of this popular "pastry" dance
    $100 7
Daughter of Boston mayor John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, she was born July 22, 1890
    $200 2
It was 1st called a biscuit, then a sandwich & finally in 1974, a chocolate sandwich cookie
    $200 18
Andrew Jackson's home, the Hermitage, served as model for the gov's mansion in this Florida capital
    $200 22
At the Moscow games, Scotsman Allan Wells, 28, became the oldest winner of this, the shortest sprint
    $200 27
Issued in 1979, this U.S. coin was criticized for looking too much like a quarter
    $200 13
Song that laments, "Since my man & I ain't together, keeps rainin' all the time"
    $200 8
Mrs. Edwin A. Schlossberg, who had her 1st child after graduating from Columbia Law School
    $300 3
    $300 19
Originally called Waterloo, it was renamed for the "Father of Texas"
    $300 23
A 1952 game in this sport had so many fouls, Uruguay finished with only 4 men & Argentina with just 3
    $300 28
The New Zealand 20-cent coin features this bird
    DD: $500 14
Title of the following which became a ragtime favorite in the early 1900s:
    $300 9
She's the mother of Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II & 10 other Kennedys
    $400 4
Surpass the performance of another
    $400 20
The name of this state capital means "holy faith"
    $400 24
Marine Lt. Billy Mills stunned the world when he won the 10,000m run in 1964 in this city
    $400 29
From Greek for "coin", it's one who studies or collects coins
    $400 15
A Memphis park was named after this man whose "St. Louis Blues" made him immortal in American music
    $400 10
Maria Shriver of NBC News is the daughter of Sargent Shriver & this Kennedy woman
    $500 5
In musical directions this means it's important; don't skip it, you have to do it
    $500 21
This Kentucky capital claims to have had the 1st Boy Scout troop in the U.S., organized in 1909
    $500 25
This took place on Aug. 23, 1988 at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece
    $500 30
Guinness says the most valuable private coin collection belongs to these Texas brothers
    $500 16
One of the last ragtimers, he was 95 years old in '78 when a musical revue named for him opened on B'way
    $500 11
1st Kennedy woman to run for Congress, she lost in Maryland in 1986 but may try again

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Yael Roy Laurie
$400 $2,100 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Yael Roy Laurie
$5,000 $2,700 $1,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Sounds like a good title for another game show!)
    $200 17
From the Greek word for "treasure", it's a book of synonyms
    $200 1
"Amahl & the Night Visitors" takes place in a cottage on the road to this biblical town
    $200 8
The Middle East includes parts of this many continents
    $200 6
From Latin for "mixing bowl", these are found on Mercury & Mars as well as on the Moon
    $200 22
She went from "mayor" of Universal City, California to an L.A. "Police Woman" on TV
    $200 27
"Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses"
    $400 18
Whether it's shaped like a wedge or a ball, a "peen" is found at the end of this
    $400 2
This "devilish" opera by Gounod was a favorite of Queen Victoria
    DD: $500 9
The shrine all Muslims face when they pray is in the city of Mecca in this country
    $400 7
People often mistake this brightest planet for a UFO
    $400 30
He's been a "Delicate Delinquent", "Disorderly Orderly" & "Geisha Boy"
    $400 26
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume"
    $600 19
This 5-letter word can precede game, shock or oil company
    $600 3
Some 50 years after he wrote his 1st comic opera, this Italian wrote his 2nd, "Falstaff"
    $600 11
2 of the 3 longest rivers in the Middle East
    $600 10
This 16th century Polish astronomer spent most of his life as a well-to-do clergyman
    $600 14
The Film Encyclopedia describes this Kentucky-born actor as a "Samson-size star of the '40s & '50s"
    $600 23
"Do not go gentle into that good night... rage, rage against the dying of the light"
    $800 20
You might give a silver "salver", which is one of these, as a wedding gift
    $800 4
Marie Antoinette once acted in the play on which Rossini based this opera set in Spain
    $800 12
Located on the Persian Gulf & the Gulf of Oman, this country consists of 7 sheikdoms
    DD: $1,500 28
1 of the 2 types of orbiting bodies classed as minor planets in our solar systems
    $800 15
Gable's middle name was Clark while his true first name was this
    $800 24
This Massachusetts poetess asked, "I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you -- nobody -- too?"
    $1000 21
Geophagy is the practice of doing this with earthy substances like clay
    $1000 5
In the "Elixir of Love", a girl reads the story of these lovers about whom Wagner later wrote an opera
    $1000 13
The 2 countries that were at one time part of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate
    $1000 29
Quasar is an acronym for this, meaning "star-like"
    $1000 16
2 of the 3 men who married "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford
    $1000 25
Irish poet who wrote, "I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Yael Roy Laurie
$13,400 $4,100 $6,100
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Historically significant event of June 17, 1972

Final scores:

Yael Roy Laurie
$12,400 $8,098 $12,100
4-day champion: $47,401 3rd place: a Casio integrated music system 2nd place: a trip to the Miyako Hotel in San Francisco

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Yael Roy Laurie
$13,400 $3,900 $5,900
29 R,
0 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $23,200

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Game tape date: 1988-09-14
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