Show #1377 - Tuesday, September 4, 1990


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Jim Johnson, an attorney from Des Moines, Iowa

Dave Jeffery, a political consultant from Fairfax, Virginia

Peter Bedrossian, an academic counselor from Poughkeepsie, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You must guard against giving too much information.)
    $100 1
34 died when a major race riot broke out 25 years ago in the Watts section of this city
    $100 6
Her "Child Star" was a best seller in 1988
    $100 10
George Edwin Bergstrom designed this structure built between 1941-3 to house the War Dept.
    $100 26
Title occupation shared by opera characters "of Baghdad" & "of Seville"
    $100 7
The German co. that makes this luxury car is also the world's biggest producer of heavy trucks
    $100 12
A flirtatious flapper might sit on yours
    $200 2
This elite corps of the Nazi Party was founded as a personal bodyguard for Hitler
    $200 16
This retired Los Angeles Lakers player entitled his autobiography "Giant Steps"
    $200 11
A low bed designed to be pushed under the master bed when not in use
    $200 27
The femme fatale in this 1875 opera is stabbed to death outside a bullring
    $200 8
All pilots for this airline are veterans of the Israeli air force
    $200 13
Stags might play this game at a stag party
    $300 3
Military coups often occurred in this country until Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970
    $300 17
In "Every Secret Thing" she told of her life as a hostage of the S.L.A.
    $300 20
This Easter egg jeweler is said to have used a greater variety of stones than almost any other jeweler
    $300 30
Smetana's opera about a "Bartered" one of these has been called one of the finest folk operas
    $300 9
Britain's largest general store chain, it's known affectionately as "Marks & Sparks"
    $300 14
I saw one of these animals in the Great Pyramid
    $400 4
Surprisingly, it was a Protestant lawyer who first popularized the slogan "Home Rule" in this country
    $400 18
This former test pilot's autobiography was 1985's 2nd best selling hardcover nonfiction book
    $400 21
It was the central piece of domestic furniture in Turkey where it was piled high with cushions
    $400 29
The only cockroach & cat couple we know who've had an opera written about them
    $400 22
Asking "Why walk the line?" he's lent his name to a Canadian bank's ATMs
    $400 15
While climbing a tree, you could break one of these--yours or the tree's
    $500 5
This Hungarian cardinal lived in the U.S. embassy in Budapest from 1956-71
    $500 19
Johnny Carson appears on the cover of this "Tonight Show" exec. producer's "Johnny Came Lately"
    $500 25
Upright post on the top, landing or bottom of a stairway, it often anchors the handrail
    $500 28
The white dove of the Holy Grail appears in the last act of this Wagner opera
    DD: $1,000 23
It merged with American-Marietta Company in 1961
    $500 24
Don't unfurl one of these in front of Bob Barker

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

Peter Dave Jim
$1,200 -$200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Dave Jim
$2,600 $2,600 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 7
The term "Fennoscandia" refers to Scandinavia & this nearby country
    $200 12
The Liberator, North Star & National Era newspapers were started in the mid 1800s to oppose this
    $200 17
It's also known as "Mary's gold", from which it gets its name
    $200 26
Isabella II's accession to the throne of this country in 1833 provoked the First Carlist War
    $200 6
The National Teacher of the Year is awarded a crystal version of this fruit
    $200 1
The Beatrix Potter character, Sir Isaac Newton, was one of these amphibians
    $400 8
The world's largest sand & rock desert, its name is Arabic for "desert"
    $400 13
This state capital's 2 main newspapers are the Post & the Rocky Mountain News
    $400 18
According to Guinness, the tallest tree ever measured was one of these in Australia
    $400 27
This French queen was implicated in a 1785 scandal involving a cardinal & a diamond necklace
    $400 22
This organization's Florence Nightingale Medal is given to nurses & voluntary aides
    $400 2
This Kipling story features a fight between a mongoose & a snake
    $600 9
Cowboys called gauchos as well as most other Argentines live on this huge plain
    $600 16
This newspaper's articles about Boss Tweed's theft of public funds led to his arrest & conviction
    $600 19
Called a plane tree in Scotland & a sycamore in England, 2 U.S. examples are "bird's-eye" & "sugar"
    $600 28
Henry VIII's first 2 wives, they died in the same year, 1536, but only 1 died of natural causes
    $600 23
Jessica Tandy's first of 3 Tony Awards came in 1948 for her performance as Blanche DuBois in this play
    $600 3
Pyewacket is a cat & witch's familiar in this John van Druten play
    $800 10
The longest river entirely within this country is the Lena
    $800 15
75% of this biggest Chicago newspaper's circulation is outside the city proper
    $800 20
A type of oak, or the material obtained from its inner bark
    $800 29
It's believed that this 17th century Queen of Sweden was the lover of Cardinal Decio Azzolino
    DD: $1,200 24
To celebrate its 300th anniversary in 1968, Riksbank, a Swedish bank, established this Nobel Prize category
    DD: $800 4
1 of 3 plays by Chekhov with an animal other than man in the title
    $1000 11
On Paris' west side, this forest, or "bois", comprises nearly 2,200 acres of trees, grass & lakes
    $1000 14
After graduating from high school, Ernest Hemingway worked as a reporter of this Kansas City newspaper
    $1000 21
Cutting forsythias to make them bloom indoors in the winter is an example of this
    $1000 30
Empress Carlotta of Mexico was the only daughter of this country's first king, Leopold I
    $1000 25
This poet's "John Brown's Body" won him a Pulitzer in 1929
    $1000 5
Skipperdee, a turtle who wore sneakers, lived with this little girl at the Plaza Hotel

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Dave Jim
$3,400 $8,200 $6,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

If this event hadn't happened, Methuselah might have lived past age 969

Final scores:

Peter Dave Jim
$5,900 $13,601 $10,799
3rd place: Novatel cellular telephone + Jeopardy! home game or Jeopardy! Challenger New champion: $13,601 2nd place: CSR 286 computer & Baldwin brass desk accessories + Jeopardy! home game or Jeopardy! Challenger

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Peter Dave Jim
$3,400 $7,300 $6,800
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
15 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $17,500

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Game tape date: 1990-07-30
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