Show #2857 - Tuesday, January 21, 1997


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Pat Pauken, an attorney and doctoral candidate from Columbus, Ohio

Jennifer Wadsack, a homemaker from Chatham, New Jersey

Breck Jeffery, a research analyst from Kailua, Hawaii (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
This Venetian explorer was the first known European to visit what is now Thailand & Vietnam
    $100 5
This "Mrs. Doubtfire" star was once a street mime
    $100 2
To die intestate is to die without having made one of these
    $100 12
Colorado's motto is "Nothing Without Providence"; this smallest state's is "Hope"
    $100 21
An unimportant vegetable, "a hill of" them is still unimportant
    $100 26
This traditional warning that a shot is about to be taken is an Old English word for "in front"
    $200 3
General George Henry Thomas earned the epithet "The Rock of Chickamauga" during this war
    $200 6
Among the jobs he had before meeting Roseanne Barr was as a meat packer at a Hormel plant
    $200 10
Lie while under oath & you'll be guilty of this
    $200 13
The moapa dace & bonytail chub are endangered fish in this state known for its gambling & ghost towns
    $200 22
A drop in the bucket, or in this much larger body of water, is trivial
    $200 27
An ace is another term for this prodigious feat
    $300 4
He helped liberate much of South America from Spanish rule & in turn had a country named for him
    $300 7
Francis Coppola & this "Cape Fear" star are co-owners of Rubicon, a San Francisco restaurant
    $300 11
It's the formal charge issued by a grand jury saying there's enough evidence to have a trial
    $300 14
Iowa's capitol building in this city has 5 domes & one of them is covered in 23-karat gold
    $300 23
"Much Ado About Nothing" would be this other Shakespeare play "in a teacup"
    $300 28
"Stretcher Bearer" is a slang expression for one of these golf helpers
    $400 16
This father of Alexander the Great seized the throne of Macedon in 359 B.C.
    $400 8
He played Malcolm X in "When the Chickens Come Home to Roost" on Broadway & in a 1992 film
    $400 19
It's the law that sets the period of time, sometimes years, during which legal actions may be taken
    $400 15
Place names that come from Indian tribes in this state include Totowa, Piscataway & Passaic
    $400 24
4-word phrase meaning not special, like average goods coming out of a factory
    $400 29
Hey Verne! An around the world is a round of golf played in this many strokes
    $500 17
This sheriff who shot Billy the Kid was later appointed a customs collector by Teddy Roosevelt
    $500 9
In 1984 she won an Emmy for "Hill Street Blues" & received an Oscar nomination for playing Geechee in "Cross Creek"
    $500 20
The Latin phrase "onus probandi" refers to this; it lies with the plaintiff
    $500 18
Its flag bears the quartered arms of the Calvert & Crossland families
    DD: $600 25
Title of the following:
    $500 30
An undertaker is one who is "lethal" at this part of the game; he can really "bury" the ball

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

Breck Jennifer Pat!
$1,300 -$300 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Breck Jennifer Pat!
$2,500 $100 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
In Japanese mythology, Inari is the god of this grain
    $200 17
This "Great" czar thought his son Alexis was conspiring to overthrow him, so he ordered him tortured
    $200 26
Hungarians have many dishes named for & made with this spice
    $200 2
"Lady, Be Good!" was the first show he wrote in full collaboration with his brother Ira
    $200 11
Chapter 6 of this Hawthorne classic is titled "Pearl"
    $200 7
The Gulf of Taranto divides this boot-shaped country's "heel" from its "toe"
    $400 1
After this founder of Rome disappeared in a storm, the Romans worshipped him as a god
    $400 18
In 770 this king of the Franks married Desiderata, daughter of the Lombard king Desiderius
    $400 27
These licorice-flavored seeds flavor ouzo, a Greek liqueur
    $400 3
Published after his death, "The Art of the Fugue" was this Baroque composer's last work
    $400 12
Budd Schulberg's novel "The Harder They Fall" deals with corrupt practices in this sport
    $400 8
Since 1899 the Sabine-Neches Canal has linked Port Arthur, Texas with this gulf
    $600 23
These animals were mummified by ancient Egyptians as a tribute to the goddess Bast
    $600 19
Ahmadu Seku, who died in 1898, was the second & last ruler of this continent's Tukulor Empire
    $600 28
This expensive yellow spice is a traditional ingredient in bouillabaisse
    $600 4
As a teen, Prokofiev studied under this composer famous for his "Flight of the Bumblebee"
    $600 13
1938's "Out Of The Silent Planet" was the first sci-fi novel by this Narnia creator
    $600 9
Canada's Prince Edward Island lies within this gulf
    $800 24
Tlazolteotl was the lust goddess of these people; her name is Nahuatl for "lady of dirt"
    DD: $2,000 20
Huayna Capac, the father of Atahualpa, ruled this empire from c. 1493 until his death c. 1525
    $800 29
It tastes like a spicier version of nutmeg, & in fact is derived from the outer coat of the nutmeg seed
    DD: $1,000 5
Joseph Haydn told this man's father, "Your son is the greatest composer I know"
    $800 15
Published in 1923, "The Prophet" is a book of 28 poetic essays by this Lebanese-American
    $800 10
The Strait of Tiran connects the Red Sea to this gulf, its northeastern arm
    $1000 25
This Norse god rides through the sky in a noisy chariot pulled by 2 huge billy goats
    $1000 21
This king of England was the grandfather of Elizabeth I
    $1000 30
Making soups & bean dishes tasty, its name is a synonym for tasty
    $1000 6
"Fireworks" was an earlier work by this "Firebird" composer
    $1000 16
Amory Blaine, a student at Princeton, is the hero of this first novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    $1000 14
This gulf on the coasts of Estonia & Latvia shares its name with Latvia's capital

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Breck Jennifer Pat!
$10,300 $2,700 $6,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

From the Latin for "year" & "turn", it's literally "the turn of a year"

Final scores:

Breck Jennifer Pat!
$12,801 $2,700 $4,800
2-day champion: $24,002 3rd place: Zyliss tea/coffee service 2nd place: an Ashley entertainment system + a Daewoo TV & VCR

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Breck Jennifer Pat!
$9,100 $2,700 $8,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
8 R,
1 W
25 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $19,800

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Game tape date: 1996-11-12
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