Show #2917 - Tuesday, April 15, 1997


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Ed McCorduck, a writer and part-time college instructor from Homer, New York

Michael Sweeney, an attorney from San Francisco, California

Sue Keller, a ragtime piano player from Staten Island, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

1920s FIRSTS
(Alex: I'll give you the dance; you have to identify the country.)
    $100 21
The nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill" may have been inspired by Bil & Hjuki, who also carried a pail of this
    $100 11
In 1944 All-Pro dog food lost 2 letters to become this still used brand name
    $100 12
This was lit at the White House for the first time in 1923; it's now a tradition
    $100 1
In December 1918 he sailed to France to attend the Versailles peace conference
    $100 6
In this sport, huge men in loincloths compete in a round ring about 15' in diameter
    $100 26
The Charleston
    $200 22
Skilled in witchcraft, Freya rode a chariot pulled by 2 of these house pets
    $200 17
In 1954 Swift & Co. began using this name denoting meatiness & tenderness on its turkeys
    $200 13
On October 6, 1927, playing a cantor's son, he sang for the first time in a feature film
    $200 2
This "Centennial President" took office 100 years after Washington & nearly 50 years after his grandfather
    $200 7
Though the air conditioner blew her ribbon away once, Yekaterina Serebryanskaya won Olympic gold in this
    $200 27
The bolero
    $300 23
He could see everything in the 9 worlds from his high throne, Lidskjalf
    $300 18
This brand name came from a Philadelphia cookie & cracker baker in 1853, not from an elf in a hollow tree
    $300 14
In 1927 the Cyclone roller coaster made its debut in this New York City site
    $300 3
His sister Mary Arthur McElroy acted as his White House hostess
    $300 8
In 1976 a yacht named "Midnight at the Oasis" set a speed record of 88.4 mph on this surface
    $300 28
The polonaise
    $400 24
This luminous display seen in the night sky was said to be the radiance of Gerda, a beautiful maiden
    $400 19
At the 1893 Columbian Expo Nancy Green flipped one million pancakes while portraying this character
    $400 15
In 1920 Frei-Sonnenland was the 1st of these camps; in 1996 one staged a revealing version of "Jeopardy!"
    $400 4
When he first married Rachel Robards, her divorce wasn't final, so he had to marry her again
    $400 9
The Los Angeles Blades are part of a league that plays this sport
    $400 29
The tarantella
    $500 25
This sly trickster turned himself into a mare & gave birth to Sleipnir, an 8-legged horse
    DD: $800 20
Meaning "little girl", it was the first brand name put on a fresh fruit product
    $500 16
This title was 1st bestowed September 7, 1921 on Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C.
    $500 5
Orphaned at age 9, he was raised for a time by Quaker relatives in Oregon
    $500 10
The USSSA covers racing on this winter footwear, an "SS" in its name

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

Sue Michael Ed
$0 $300 $1,700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sue Michael Ed
$600 $400 $3,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
This country's 2nd-largest city, Thessaloniki, is about half the size of its largest
    $200 2
Li Kung-lin was noted for his paintings in ink created during this country's Sung Dynasty
    $200 9
Ads for this Bette Midler-Goldie Hawn-Diane Keaton film say, "Don't get mad. Get everything"
    $200 1
The ontological proof for this states there must be a being so great that none greater can be imagined
    $200 26
Rubbed on poultry before roasting, this Hungarian spice adds color as well as flavor
    $200 14
Scrooge says of this ghost, "There's more of gravy than of grave about you", attributing him to indigestion
    $400 4
Tennis' Australian Open is held in this 2nd-largest city
    $400 8
A copy of his famous portrait of his mother hangs at his birthplace & museum in Lowell, Mass.
    $400 10
Seemingly struck by a strange light, John Travolta becomes a genius in this recent film
    $400 15
Abortion & euthanasia are current topics in this study of the principles of human conduct
    $400 27
Menthol, an ingredient in some mouthwashes & cold medicines, comes from the oil of this herb
    $400 16
Now yellowed, it's what Miss Havisham wears
    $600 5
Al-Iskandariyah, also known as this, is Egypt's 2nd-greatest city in population
    $600 11
In 1988 his sculpture "Man with a Broken Nose" was stolen from a Philadelphia museum
    $600 20
In 1996 he reprised his role as Snake Plissken in "Escape from L.A."
    $600 23
Empirical & a priori are 2 types of this, the subject of epistemology
    $600 28
Most associated with rye bread, the seeds of this herb are also used in perfumery
    DD: $1,000 17
In this book Charles Darnay is acquitted when his lawyer points out his resemblance to Sydney Carton
    $800 6
This American city, Georgia's 2nd largest, shares its name with Ohio's largest
    DD: $800 12
By 1901 he had dropped the name Ruiz from the signatures on his paintings
    $800 21
Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar for her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine in this 1968 film
    $800 24
This "ism" denies free will, saying all events & choices have been decided by earlier causes
    $800 29
When Nero entered Rome, the streets were sprinkled with this expensive yellow spice
    $800 18
Book that contains the line "Dear, gentle, patient, noble Nell, was dead"
    $1000 7
After Brussels, it's the largest city in Belgium
    $1000 13
In the 1920s this creator of "Nude Descending a Staircase" gave up art to play chess
    $1000 22
Hitchcock made 2 versions of this film about a kidnapping: in 1934, & in 1956 with James Stewart
    $1000 25
In Hegel's theory of progress, this emerges from the conflict between thesis & antithesis
    $1000 19
The body of this possibly-murdered man is missing in Dickens' last & unfinished novel

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sue Michael Ed
$9,000 $3,200 $8,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This reference set's 1768 first edition was published by "A Society of Gentlemen in Scotland"

Final scores:

Sue Michael Ed
$11,500 $2,200 $9,699
2-day champion: $15,400 3rd place: Service Merchandise $750 gift certificate + Jeopardy! Scorekeeper 2nd place: Lane desk & Klipsch speakers + Jeopardy! Scorekeeper

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sue Michael Ed
$8,600 $3,200 $8,900
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
9 R,
2 W
25 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $20,700

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Game tape date: 1996-12-18
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