Show #2740 - Friday, June 28, 1996


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Steve Schwartzman, a computer graphic producer from Austin, Texas

Paul Carlson, a transit policy analyst from Washington, D.C.

Don Sloan, a composer and music professor from Wadsworth, Ohio (whose 3-day cash winnings total $36,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to give us the English name, of course.)
    $100 17
This member of the weasel family noted for its foul-smelling spray is wrongly called a polecat
    $100 13
Appropriately nicknamed "Ping", Leah Thall Neuberger was a top player in this sport in the 1940s & '50s
    $100 11
It's the most common form of public transportation in the U.S.
    $100 24
Dothan, Alabama's national festival of this goober features parades & a beauty pageant
    $100 1
This percussion instrument is a bar of metal bent into a certain 3-sided shape with an open corner
    $100 6
    $200 18
This common house pet's nocturnal habits led to the belief it consorted with the devil
    $200 20
In 1976 Romania named this gymnast a hero of socialist labor
    $200 12
This wagon named for a Pennsylvania village was sometimes called the "camel of the prairies"
    $200 27
The National Boardwalk Professional Art Show is one of several annual art shows held in this city
    $200 2
A frog is the part of this violin accessory that secures the hair at the lower end
    $200 7
Afrique du Sud
    $300 19
The binturong, a type of civet, is 1 of 2 carnivores that have a prehensile one
    $300 21
In 1967 his daughter Catherine Lacoste became the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Women's Open
    $300 14
Engelbert Humperdinck sang of these vehicles "de Belsize"
    $300 28
An October festival in Barbourville, Kentucky is named for this frontiersman
    $300 3
The last vehicle in a circus parade often carried this steam-powered musical instrument
    $300 8
    $400 25
The male of this animal that gave Michigan its state nickname shares its territory with 2 or 3 females
    $400 22
Ellen Osiier V/as the 1st woman to win an Olympic gold medal in this sport; her opponents were "foiled" again
    $400 15
Oarsmen on this long Roman warship weren't slaves as is often believed, but noncitizen subjects
    $400 29
In October Philadelphia has a parade honoring this Pole who died serving America in the Revolution
    $400 4
In 1938 this piano-making family gave the White House a piano with eagle-shaped legs
    $400 9
    $500 26
These "chambered" mollusks lack the ink sacs of octopi
    DD: $1,500 23
In 1993, at age 15, she became the youngest skater since Sonja Henie to win the world championship
    $500 16
This African country has 2 international airports, in Mombasa & in Nairobi
    $500 30
A Geronimo Days Festival is celebrated in Truth or Consequences in this state
    $500 5
This long-necked, plucked Hindu instrument with 5 melody strings is a type of lute
    $500 10

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

Don Paul Steve
$2,700 $800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Don Paul Steve
$7,200 $2,100 $300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
These magnificent men & their flying machine received patent 821,393
    $200 1
Netherlandic is another name for this language
    $200 7
Mozart's "Don Giovanni" was first performed at the National Theatre in this Czech capital Oct. 29, 1787
    $200 6
Sec'y 1875-77, Zachariah Chandler had played an important role in this president's impeachment
    $200 16
Errol Flynn played this Barrymore, his former drinking buddy, in the 1958 film "Too Much, Too Soon"
    $200 19
In 1859 this "Tom Sawyer" author became a licensed riverboat pilot
    $400 27
Patents 365,701 & 608,845 went to types of these invented by Nikolaus Otto & Rudolf Diesel
    $400 2
In a dictionary this language is abbreviated Lith.
    $400 9
This Gershwin character, a crippled beggar, kills a stevedore named Crown
    $400 8
FDR appointee Harold Ickes had earlier been a supporter of this president's Bull Moose Party
    $400 17
In 1936 this talking mule was "in the Haunted House" with Mickey Rooney, not Donald O'Connor
    $400 20
His pseudonym Boz was a mispronunciation of Moses as "Boses" in early childhood
    $600 28
16 plant patents were issued posthumously to this plum & potato man
    $600 3
Telugu is spoken widely in this country's state of Andhra Pradesh
    $600 10
Suzuki is the faithful maid of this Puccini title character
    $600 12
A statue of Samuel J. Kirkwood represents this "Hawkeye State" in the U.S. Capitol
    $600 18
Classic 1953 western in which little Brandon de Wilde begs Alan Ladd to "Come back!"
    $600 21
From 1950 to 1952, this "Catch-22" author taught English at Penn State
    $800 29
Patent 2,708,656 went to this Italian-American's neutronic reactor
    $800 4
The Creoles in Sierra Leone speak Krio, a local form of this, their country's official language
    $800 11
In a Verdi opera Gilda is the daughter of this hunchbacked jester
    $800 14
Appointed by this president, Manuel Lujan was the first Hispanic American to head the department
    $800 24
She was nominated for a 1958 Oscar for "Auntie Mame" but lost to Susan Hayward for "I Want to Live!"
    $800 22
During the last year of his life, this author edited Uncle Remus's Magazine
    $1000 30
Patent 223,898 was for this invention by the 1st inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame
    DD: $2,500 5
Spoken by Sephardic Jews, Ladino is based on a 15th century form of this Romance language
    $1000 13
German opera in which you'd hear the line "Farewell, farewell, beloved swan"
    $1000 15
This Clinton appointee worked for a time as a geologist in Bolivia
    $1000 25
She appeared briefly as Chiquita in "The Lavender Hill Mob" in 1951, 2 years before "Roman holiday"
    DD: $2,200 23
His first 2 novels were "Red Harvest & "The Dain Curse", both published in 1929

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Don Paul Steve
$11,000 $16,000 $1,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The world's first underwater tunnel was dug beneath this foreign river in the 1840s

Final scores:

Don Paul Steve
$10,000 $22,002 $2,500
2nd place: trip on Air Jamaica to Jamaica & stay at Couples Resort + John Williams CD Summon the Heroes New champion: $22,002 3rd place: Amana range + John Williams CD Summon the Heroes

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Don Paul Steve
$10,000 $13,300 $1,300
29 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
7 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $24,600

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Game tape date: 1996-02-13
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