Show #916 - Monday, September 5, 1988

First game of Season 5.


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Molly Herrington, a legal secretary and student originally from Iowa

Vernon Jones, a data processor from Jersey City, New Jersey

Dave Prechtl, a warehouse manager from Rosemead, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1800s
    $100 21
Major act of Jefferson's presidency that doubled the size of the United States
    $100 6
In 1949 he made his last film with Ginger, "The Barkleys of Broadway"
    $100 8
According to Romans 6:23, "The wages of" this "is death"
    $100 16
A proverb states on this date "you may send a fool whither you will"
    $100 1
On May 6, 1954 he became the 1st person to break the 4-minute mile
    $100 24
    $200 22
After his death at Trafalgar, his body was brought back to England, pickled in brandy & then wine
    $200 7
She kept her undies in the icebox in "The 7-Year Itch", which still didn't cool off Tom Ewell
    $200 10
Psalm 133 reports that Aaron's was so long it hung down to the skirts of his garments
    $200 17
Abbreviated "FY", it's the 12 months for which a company plans its budget
    $200 2
They're either 36" or 42" high, depending on the race
    $200 25
A rose,
a rat
    $300 23
In 1820 Nathaniel Palmer of Stonington, Connecticut became 1st man to lay eyes on this continent
    $300 9
Of a sapphire, a nightclub or Marlene Dietrich, what the Blue Angel was in "The Blue Angel"
    $300 13
The New Testament consists of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles & the Book of this
    $300 18
2 of the 4 days of the week named after Teutonic gods
    $300 3
The long jump was formerly called this
    $300 27
    $400 26
The number of times the Olympics were held in the 1800s
    DD: $500 11
Film starring Meryl Streep that featured the following:
    $400 14
God wanted him to preach to the city of Nineveh; he said no & became "food for the fish"
    $400 19
In 1963 the Vatican Council OK'd a resolution to fix the date of this observance
    $400 4
He ran on the record-setting 440 USC relay team before running through airports for Hertz
    $400 28
A run in an English girl's stocking,
a fire truck accessory,
    $500 12
The first film directed by Mel Brooks, this 1968 comedy featured Dick Shawn as a musical Hitler
    $500 15
He was "sitting at the receipt of custom" when Jesus asked him to become a disciple
    $500 20
The only month named after someone who dies in 44 B.C.
    $500 5
Of the 9 Americans who've won the Olympic decathlon title, he's the only one to win twice, in '48 & '52
    $500 29

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Dave Vernon Molly
$1,600 $500 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Vernon Molly
$3,400 $3,600 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
Travel guides say the best places in this Austrian capital's opera house are in standing room
    $200 1
Part I of this book is entitled "A Voyage to Lilliput"
    $200 5
Named for a famous Scottish engineer, it's the unit of power equal to 1 joule of work done per second
    $200 14
In 1950 his comic strip "Peanuts" was launched in 8 newspapers
    $200 19
Imhotep designed the 1st of these, which was completed about 2650 B.C.
    $200 7
The word for this creamy dessert served in a tall glass is French for "perfect"
    $400 10
Goddess after whom Greece's capital is named
    DD: $1,000 3
W. Irving wrote a "History of" this state "from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty"
    $400 6
If the length of 1 side of a seesaw is doubled, the force needed to keep balance is reduced by this
    $400 15
On June 23, 1969 he swore in his successor, Warren Earl Burger
    $400 20
Floral name for the circular-shaped stained glass windows found in churches
    $400 25
You don't have to be French to know that a "dentifrice" is this
    $600 11
By 1991 this country plans to move its capital from Lagos to newly built Abuja
    $600 4
She won a Pulitzer Prize for "So Big" decades before her giant success with "Giant"
    $600 16
On losing reelection to Congress in 1835, he told the public, "You can go to Hell, I'm going to Texas"
    $600 21
He gained int'l attention with the "Prairie Style" houses he designed from about 1900-1910
    $600 26
It's French for "castle"
    $800 12
Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory completely surrounded by this state
    $800 8
John Milton's subject in this sequel epic poem was the temptation of Christ in the wilderness
    DD: $1,000 17
Iowa's only national historic site is the birthplace of this U.S. president
    $800 22
The Hagia Sophia in this city exemplifies the Byzantine use of domed interiors
    $800 24
In France a "chiffonnier" is a ragpicker, but in the U.S. a chiffonier is this
    $1000 13
Until 1970, Muscat, the capital, was part of this Mideast country's name
    $1000 9
It's both the setting & the title of Dickens' classic about Little Nell
    $1000 18
In 1986 this billionaire put up $2 million to ransom American hostages in Lebanon
    $1000 23
He "Finnish"ed 1st in his field by designing the Gateway Arch in St. Louis & TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport
    $1000 27
From early French for "chain", it's a chic knot of hair worn at the nape of the neck

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Vernon Molly
$11,800 $3,200 $3,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Longest boundary between any 2 U.S. states is the one between these 2

Final scores:

Dave Vernon Molly
$6,800 $0 $2
2-day champion: $14,801 3rd place: his & her Daniel Mink watches 2nd place: Eastern Airline trip to the Caribbean with a week at the Bahamas Princess Resort and Casino

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Dave Vernon Molly
$11,600 $3,200 $3,100
26 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R,
3 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,900

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Game tape date: 1988-07-18
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