Show #2553 - Wednesday, October 11, 1995


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Les Muldorf, an endodontist from Poughkeepsie, New York

Holly McCoy, a book monitor from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Chuck Pitcock, a real estate attorney from Chesterland, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $15,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 11
Empress Wu Hou, an ex-concubine, ruled this country for decades but was overthrown by a palace coup in 705
    $100 6
On Jan. 17, 1995 Arnold Palmer threw a switch & the cable TV network devoted to this sport debuted
    $100 26
The leaves of this red root vegetable rich in sugar can be cooked & eaten like spinach
    $100 1
Matthias Zurbriggen was first to reach the top of Mt. Aconcagua, this continent's highest point
    $100 16
His initials, YSL, have appeared on everything from clothing & makeup to eyeglasses
    $100 21
Once a fad, it's defined as making a sudden nude dash in public
    $200 12
Maximilian I, who became Holy Roman Emperor in 1493, was a member of this Austrian dynasty
    $200 7
Attendance at this Kentucky Derby racetrack swells to over 130,000 on Derby Day
    $200 27
The Anjou is a popular winter variety of this fruit
    $200 2
The basin of this most sacred Hindu river is one of the world's most populous regions
    $200 17
Some knew him as "The King of Swing", others as B.G.
    $200 22
He became Cosmopolitan's 1st male nude centerfold in 1972, the year he co-starred in "Deliverance"
    $300 13
King Faisal's half-brother khalid became king of this country in 1975
    $300 8
In 1994 this NYC hockey team defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win its first Stanley Cup in 54 years
    $300 28
One book says "this cute little cabbage" is "a vegetable that you either love or hate"
    $300 3
Many older buildings in Galway in this country are Spanish in style
    $300 18
They were the initials in common to comedian Fields & blues composer Handy
    $300 23
Some cast members appeared nude in the 1st Act finale of this "American Tribal Love-Rock, Musical"
    $400 14
This British princess was 8 years old when she became a Brownie in 1959
    $400 9
This retired L.A. Laker holds the NBA records for most field goals attempted & made
    $400 29
Sugar loaf, grown in Mexico, is a popular variety of this tropical fruit
    $400 4
Calpe was the ancient name for this rocky promontory at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula
    $400 19
Many of the violins crafted by this man carry a label with a cross & the initials A.S.
    $400 24
Guinness says Oaklake Trails in Oklahoma is the largest in area of these special places in the U.S.
    DD: $500 15
Maria I, this country's first queen regnant, fled to Brazil when Napoleon invaded in 1807
    $500 10
On Jan. 29, 1995 he threw a record 6 TD passes in the 49ers' Super Bowl victory over the Chargers
    $500 30
The Morello variety of this fruit is sometimes preserved in syrup
    $500 5
Aachen in this country has many curative mineral springs
    $500 20
Dramatist who was commonly referred to by his initials, G.B.S.
    $500 25
Legend says this ancient Greek ran home naked after shouting, "Eureka! Eureka!" in a bath

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

Chuck Holly Les
$2,100 $500 $900

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chuck Holly Les
$3,500 $400 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
Frenchman Bertrand de Got served in this capacity as Clement V from 1305 to 1314
    $200 21
This branch of agriculture is concerned with the production of milk & milk products
    $200 1
In 1995 this Mass. senator eulogized his mother, saying. "She was the most beautiful Rose of all"
    $200 26
In 1993 a purported 1612 work by this playwright was found at the British Museum Library
    $200 16
In Pittsburgh the Monongahela & Allegheny rivers join to form this river
    $200 11
She was Flaubert's first title character
    $400 7
Orders of this included the Garter in England & the Elephant in Denmark
    $400 22
Of 7 days, 7 weeks or 7 months, the approximate time it takes to produce a broiler chicken
    $400 3
This former president released "Always a Reckoning and Other Poems" in 1995
    $400 27
Introduced in 1969 as the first rock opera, it became a Broadway musical in 1993
    $400 17
The Pecos, which rises in New Mexico, eventually joins this river in Texas
    $400 12
David Belasco's play formed only part of this Puccini opera
    $600 8
Caliph Abd al-Malik had the Dome of the Rock erected in this city on the supposed site of Solomon's Temple
    DD: $600 23
In the Western Hemisphere, the Arabica type of this crop is divided into Brazils & milds
    $600 4
In 1994 he became the first Speaker of the House to lose a reelection bid since 1862
    $600 28
In 1995 Keith Lockhart succeeded this man as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra
    $600 18
Over 1,000 feet deep the Royal Gorge in this state was carved by the Arkansas River
    $600 13
If she were alive today, she might wax philosophical about the London museum she opened in 1835
    $800 9
2 Gothic churches were erected over the tomb of St. Francis in this Umbrian city
    $800 24
To produce a dwarf fruit tree, a dwarfing rootstock is attached to a scion by this joining method
    DD: $400 5
In 1978 she became the first woman to head a county prosecutor's office in Florida
    $800 29
In 1992 he brought high fashion to the New Yorker as its first staff photographer
    $800 19
In its short course from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, this river drops 326 feet
    $800 14
Dickens' knit wit
    $1000 10
Yarkend became an important center on this trade route linking China & Europe
    $1000 25
This type of tillage that follows the natural shape of the land helps reduce soil erosion
    $1000 6
Robert Reich, who holds this cabinet post, wrote the 1982 book "Minding America's Business"
    $1000 30
Nijinsky played the title puppet at the premiere of this Stravinsky ballet in 1911
    $1000 20
It's the river mentioned in Indiana's state song
    $1000 15
In 1769 she succeeded Madame de Pompadour as Louis XV's mistress

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chuck Holly Les
$5,700 $400 $7,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A formicarium is an apparatus for raising & observing these creatures

Final scores:

Chuck Holly Les
$10,000 $100 $11,401
2nd place: Asko washer & dryer & Krups appliances + Jeopardy! home game & electronic game 3rd place: Magnavox compact disc interactive + Jeopardy! home game & electronic game New champion: $11,401

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Chuck Holly Les
$5,700 $1,300 $8,000
22 R,
3 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $15,000

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