Show #1896 - Monday, November 30, 1992


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George Roswell, a teacher from Oceanside, California

Esther Shkolnik, a personnel specialist originally from Buffalo, New York

Michael Ming, a medical student originally from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 16
In 1962 California surpassed this state as the most populous
    $100 21
During WWI the peat variety of this plant was used as a dressing for wounds
    $100 26
Begun in 1715, the "Doggett's Coat and Badge contest on the Thames River is this sport's oldest race
    $100 6
E. Post says this table decoration named for its position should be low enough for guests to see over
    $100 1
The Moors called this seaport on the Mediterranean Barjelunah
    $100 11
Lapsang Souchong
    $200 17
In 1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first one of these for a new process of making potash
    $200 22
The spread of this parasitic Christmas shrub is largely due to birds who distribute the seeds
    $200 27
A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears & Al Unser have each won this auto race a record 4 times
    $200 7
Some people wrote "Regrets only" on an invitation in place of this 4-letter abbreviation
    $200 2
This European city's flag features the emblem of the winged lion of St. Mark
    $200 12
    $300 18
In 1870 William Holden of this Tar Heel State became the 1st governor to be impeached
    $300 23
Pecan trees belong to this genus whose wood is often used for smoking meats
    $300 28
This Soviet gymnast won Olympic gold medals in the balance beam & floor exercise events in 1972
    $300 8
Traditionally, wines of this color are served at room temperature
    $300 3
This French city is known not only for its mustard, but for cassis, a black currant liqueuer
    $300 13
    $400 19
The Constitutional Convention of 1787 abandoned this document in favor of the Constitution
    $400 24
The Southern species of this tree, which has large white flowers, is the state tree of Mississippi
    DD: $700 29
In 1985 this U.S. runner married British discus thrower Richard Slaney
    $400 9
A bride often gives each of these people a present at the rehearsal dinner
    $400 4
This Dutch port is the world's busiest in terms of volume of freight handled
    $400 14
    $500 20
In 1948 this party split from the Democrats & ran Strom Thurmond for president
    $500 25
Olea europaea is the scientific name of this tree native to Mediterranean countries
    $500 30
This city's Pimlico racetrack is host to horse racing's Preakness Stakes
    $500 10
Though male guest may wear tuxedos to a debutante's coming-out party, her father should wear this
    $500 5
In 1750 it supplanted Annapolis Royal as capital of Nova Scotia
    $500 15
Some telephones,
Certain blouses

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

Michael Esther George
$2,500 $500 $500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Esther George
$5,000 $700 $2,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
In the U.S. the Continental divide generally follows the crest of these mountains
    $200 26
In the 18th cen. these furniture extremities were often carved to look like a rat's claw holding a ball
    $200 1
Peregrine White was born on this ship November 20, 1620
    $200 11
A mold discovered in Peoria, Illinois in '43 was found to yield many time more of this drug than Fleming's
    $200 2
This actor won an Emmy in 1981 for his role as Louie de Palma on "Taxi"
    $200 16
MacKinlay Kantor's bestselling novel "Andersonville" is set during this war
    $400 22
This mountain system roughly parallels the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to Alabama
    $400 27
He popularized the use of his initial, "N", as a decorative motif during the Empire period
    $400 7
In a 1687 book he codified Galileo's research on falling bodies into 3 laws of motion
    $400 12
Any mollusk whose shell consists of 2 parts hinged together is called this
    $400 3
In 1977 this GOP first lady was the recipient of the Woman of the Year award given by the USO
    $400 17
Willie Stark in "All the King's Men" is said to have been modeled on this Louisiana governor
    $600 23
This country's highest mountain, Ponta do Pico, is located in the Azores
    $600 28
Ornate rosewood sofas with red velour upholstery are typical of the style named for this queen
    $600 8
When this house took over Russia in 1613, it ended the Time of Troubles
    $600 13
The king crab breathes through a book type of this organ, named for its many "leaves"
    $600 4
In 1973 he won Tony Awards for directing & choreographing "Pippin"
    $600 18
This 1929 novel about the Compson family is often considered WIlliam Faulkner's finest book
    $800 24
A popular ski resort, Chamonix, France is located on the slopes of this Alpine peak
    $800 29
Urns & festoons were favorite motifs of this cabinetmaker whose name reminds us of a hotel chain
    $800 9
When Shah Jahan's son took over this country in 1658, he tried to rid it of vice & all that wasn't Muslim
    DD: $800 14
Binary fission & budding are 2 examples of this type of reproduction
    $800 5
In 1958 in Moscow this American won the 1st Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
    $800 19
This 1952 work about baseball player Roy Hobbs was Bernard Malamud's first novel
    $1000 25
This continent's highest mountains are located in the Sentinel & Queen Alexandra ranges
    $1000 30
This French term for a swelling curve sounds like the name of an Indian city
    $1000 10
1 of the 2 dynasties that ruled China during the 17th Century
    $1000 15
By definition a frugivore eats this
    DD: $1,500 6
In 1923, while a senator of the Irish Free State, he won a Nobel Prize for his poetry
    $1000 20
His 1853 short story "Bartleby the Scrivener" is subtitled "A Story of Wall Street"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Esther George
$10,600 $900 $4,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

On his 1986 death he was called "arguably the only white jazz player to be the best on his instrument"

Final scores:

Michael Esther George
$8,500 $101 $8,300
2-day champion: $23,701 3rd place: Yorx stereo system 2nd place: Singer furniture bedroom set + Dakotah comforter

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Michael Esther George
$10,300 $900 $5,700
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
9 R,
5 W
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $16,900

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Game tape date: 1992-08-25
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