Show #2832 - Tuesday, December 17, 1996


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Melissa Littman, a textbook editor from Worthington, Ohio

Peter Nielsen, a teacher from Austin, Texas

Gene Ballesty, a railroad conductor from Selden, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 26
Signing him out of high school, you might say the Yankees grabbed him right in "The Mick" of time
    $100 1
This country's King Louis IV was nicknamed "Louis from Overseas" because he was raised in England
    $100 20
This country leads the world in the number of divorces & the number of psychiatrists
    $100 3
A Dover, Delaware museum depicts the history of this early phonograph
    $100 16
Julius Caesar used them to carry the news of his victory in Gaul back to Rome
    $100 7
Paul's group before Wings
    $200 27
This male heartthrob who first gained notice in "Thelma & Louise" was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
    $200 2
William Laud, an archbishop of this who opposed the Puritans, was beheaded on Tower Hill in 1645
    $200 22
The most valuable painting is this 30.5" by 20.9" da Vinci masterpiece
    $200 4
One of the largest natural history museums in the world, this NYC facility has over 40 exhibition halls
    $200 17
Other woodpeckers will take advantage of the drink holes drilled by these yellow-bellied birds
    $200 8
A lighthouse, or a radio transmitter that guides aircraft
    DD: $500 28
Country star heard here in a song played simultaneously across the nation April 19, 1996:

"I've been sayin' you'll never change things /
And no matter what you do it's still the same thing..."
    $300 5
The first of this Mongol conqueror's many wives was Borte, to whom he was betrothed as a child
    $300 23
With 7 movies in the all-time Top 10, he's the world's most successful director
    $300 6
The National Atomic Museum is located at Kirtland Air Force Base near this largest New Mexico city
    $300 18
This ruby-throated bird has one of the highest metabolisms of warm-blooded vertebrates
    $300 9
Interesting things are often found off this "path"
    $400 29
This senior senator from New York spent the first 6 months of his life in Oklahoma
    $400 14
Born in 12 A.D., this cruel & unbalanced Roman emperor was a great-grandson of Mark Antony
    $400 24
The fastest dancer in this style is Solero De Jerez, who attained 16 heel taps per second in 1967
    $400 10
City where you'd find the Stedelijk & Van Gogh Museums
    $400 19
There are Nashville & Tennessee species of this bird whose name is a synonym for singer
    $400 12
This ship's 5-year mission: to boldly take Darwin where he hadn't been before
    $500 15
The Portuguese captured Muscat, now the capital of this sultanate, c. 1508 but were driven out in 1650
    $500 25
This Microsoft co-founder became the youngest U.S. billionaire at age 31
    $500 11
This eastern Minnesota city is home to the Lake Superior Museum of Transportation
    $500 21
This tallest of North American wading birds has a 5-foot-long windpipe that produces quite a sound
    $500 13
Among the Muppets, he's Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's assistant

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

Gene Peter Melissa
$700 $800 $2,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gene Peter Melissa
$2,700 $700 $3,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 8
An amoeba is made up entirely of this jelly that makes up all living things
    $200 26
Much of this Georgia capital is in Fulton County, but part of it lies in DeKalb County
    $200 21
In 1924, 2 years before his death, he published "A Magician Among the Spirits"
    $200 16
In "The Main Event", she inherits a boxer played by her "What's Up Doc?" co-star Ryan O'Neal
    $200 1
This dairy product is sweetened & mixed with wine or cider to make the old English drink Syllabub
    $200 3
His first novel, "The Snake's Pass", was published in 1890, 7 years before "Dracula"
    $400 9
Every second, stem cells in this body tissue divide to replace 2 million red & white blood cells
    $400 22
Ponce De Leon was governor of Puerto Rico & Hernando De Soto was governor of this largest Caribbean island
    $400 17
Tony Lo Bianco played this famous Rocky, not Rocky Balboa, in a 1979 TV movie
    $400 2
The Canadian type of this distilled liquor is always blended
    $400 4
His monumental collection "La Comedie Humaine" encompasses about 90 novels & stories
    $600 10
Scientists date these last Asian homo erectus specimens at 300,000 - 500,000 years old
    DD: $2,000 23
For most of the 1960s, this man was U.S. Secretary of State
    $600 18
Yo! She played Adrian in all 5 "Rocky" movies
    $600 13
This dark green vegetable is the main ingredient in spanakopita, a Greek pie
    $600 5
This novelist's mother, Frances Trollope, wrote a derogatory book about American manners in 1832
    $800 11
Beatrix Potter was among the first to see that these organisms were a symbiosis between fungi & algae
    $800 27
The highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains, there's no place like dome
    $800 24
During the 1782-1810 Hawaiian Wars, he became king of all the Hawaiian Islands
    $800 19
Cathy Moriarty earned an Oscar nomination for her screen debut as Vikki La Motta in this film
    $800 14
The Turkish dish Imam Bayildi, whose name means "The imam fainted", is made with this heavy purple vegetable
    $800 6
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" is a children's book by this creator of Uncle Remus
    $1000 12
Meaning "diminution", this cell division process cuts the number of chromosomes in half
    DD: $1,500 28
Mount Hood, a volcanic peak, rises 11,239 feet in this mountain range
    $1000 25
General U Ne Win became ruler of this country twice, each time deposing U Nu in a coup
    $1000 20
In "The Kid from Brooklyn", this "White Christmas" co-star played a meek milkman who accidentally becomes a champ
    $1000 15
This tripe soup, a favorite in Mexico, is often served with lime wedges, chopped chiles & onion
    $1000 7
This author of "The Luck of Roaring Camp" served as U.S. consul in Glasgow 1880-85

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gene Peter Melissa
$2,700 $3,700 $7,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the largest landlocked country in the world

Final scores:

Gene Peter Melissa
$3,200 $0 $6,598
2nd place: Aroma Spa 3rd place: Integra Life-Shaper Plus Fitness Machine New champion: $6,598

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Gene Peter Melissa
$4,700 $3,700 $8,300
12 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
1 W
27 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $16,700

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Game tape date: 1996-10-22
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