Show #946 - Monday, October 17, 1988


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John Heacock, a waiter and teacher originally from Monkton, Maryland

Carl Rush, a consultant from San Francisco, California

Sherry Schwabacher, a metaphysical bookstore clerk from Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi (whose 2-day cash winnings total $10,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 8
Found in South American waters, they have enough power in their tails to light a dozen lightbulbs
    $100 10
By attaching a piston engine to a bicycle, Gottlieb Daimler invented this
    $100 1
Rhyming with "Voodoo", it means both Voodoo & bad luck
    $100 18
This director of "Splash" & "Cocoon" was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, not Mayberry
    $100 6
This Larry's brothers aren't Darryl & Darryl but Rudy & Steve
    $100 16
The National Bowling Hall of Fame is next to Busch Stadium in this city
    $200 9
A scorpion's stinger is located there
    $200 11
In answer to the age-old question, archaeologists believe it was invented by the Sumerians
    $200 2
One who vends volumes
    $200 19
Multibillionaire & art collector who began his career as an oil field worker near Bartlesville
    $200 7
Of We Five, The Seekers or The New Christy Minstrels, the folk group Kenny Rogers sang with in 1966
    $200 17
For a right-handed bowler, the "pocket" of a "Brooklyn hit" lies between these 2 pins
    $300 15
In the tropics, these insects may consume up to 1/3 of annual production of dead grass, leaves & wood
    $300 12
When Cleopatra 1st met Antony, she dressed as Aphrodite & entertained him on board this type of ship
    $300 3
Adjective for folks totally lacking the 32 enamel-coated structures used in mastication
    $300 20
Spavinaw-born baseball star said to have hit the longest home run in Major League history
    $300 24
Husband & wife featured on "Wanted: The Outlaws", country's 1st platinum album
    $400 22
About 90% of flea species are found on mammals while about 10% are found on these animals
    $400 13
During the '50s students tried to stuff as man of themselves as possible into one of these cars
    $400 4
A foolishly optimistic person, like the title heroine of an Eleanor Porter 1914 best seller
    $400 21
This folk singer, born in 1912, was named for the man elected president that year
    DD: $600 25
The following singer has had more No. 1 hits than any other artist in any field of music:

"She tried to hide it by the faded denim clothes she wore/But I knew she'd never been inside a bar before/And I felt like a peasant who just had met a queen/And she knew I saw right through those tight fittin' jeans"
    $500 23
Snake family named for the facial indentations where their heat sensors are located
    $500 14
It was the 1st mode of public transportation that could travel faster than a horse
    $500 5
Brawl or uproar named for the Irish town whose fairs became famous for their free-for-alls

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

Sherry Carl John
$1,700 $200 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sherry Carl John
$2,000 $1,300 $700

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
Dostoyevsky's "The House of the Dead" tells of his 4 years spent in a penal colony here
    $200 11
In 1867, when it was sold to the U.S. for $7.2 million, only 30,000 people lived there
    $200 21
"Tosca" was based on a play written for this great French actress of the late 1880s
    $200 19
For centuries, seers have read fortunes from these left in the bottom of a cup
    $200 15
It was King Leopold II's personal domain in Africa until the Belgian gov't took it over in 1908
    $200 4
These beads or the prayers you say while using them are named for the Latin word for rose garden
    $400 2
"Rabbit is Rich" not only made him richer, it won him a Pulitzer Prize
    $400 12
After a revolt failed in 1834, Garibaldi fled overseas to this continent to fight in a guerrilla war
    $400 25
1 full-length & 3 1-act Puccini operas were 1st staged by this American opera company
    DD: $500 20
Chiromancy, which is this, is the only common form of psychic reading that uses a magnifying glass
    $400 16
The only river that completely crosses the Sahara Desert
    $400 5
Preferred ship accommodations described as "port out, starboard home" may have evolved into this word
    $600 1
The 1st book by Gertrude Stein to receive major critical attention was this "Autobiography"
    $600 10
In 1930 he made the news when he broke the law making salt from seawater
    $600 28
Of Mimi, Manon or Musetta, the one who dies of consumption
    $600 23
Ancient Greeks believed the gods spoke through prophets called these
    $600 18
Francis Scott Key was a member of the society that founded this African country
    $600 6
A hangman at Tyburn Prison was named this, & his name came to be used for any machine that hoists
    $800 3
Creator of "Penrod", he once served as an Indiana State legislator
    $800 13
The 1st reigning queen of the English house of Tudor
    $800 26
In the traditional tarot deck, this figure is suspended upside down with one leg across the other
    $800 22
This country & its "Equatorial" namesake are located some 1,500 miles apart
    $800 7
Since the 1640s this word has meant "one who counts"; the machine arrived over 300 years later
    $1000 8
Like his father, this great romantic German writer practiced law
    DD: $700 14
1 of 3 men who gave orations at Stalin's funeral & began wrestling for power right afterwards
    $1000 27
From Greek for "mind", it's the study of the conformation of the skull to aid in "reading" lives
    $1000 24
Every winter, a famous road rally race is run from Paris to this capital of Senegal
    $1000 17
This word for "the West" came from the Latin "to fall" because the west is where the sun fell

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sherry Carl John
$6,000 $4,100 $5,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He was nominated posthumously for "Best Actor" 2 years in a row, in February 1956 & February 1957

Final scores:

Sherry Carl John
$1,799 $0 $1,900
2nd place: Keller dining furniture & Troy lighting 3rd place: Ricardo luggage New champion: $1,900

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sherry Carl John
$6,600 $5,300 $5,100
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $17,000

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Game tape date: 1988-08-02
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