Show #1615 - Friday, September 13, 1991


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Randy Kaplan, a commodities broker from Los Angeles, California

David Lasiter, a systems analyst from Thousand Oaks, California

Ellen Jaffe McClain, a teacher from West Hollywood, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $1,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: My favorite author...)
    $100 13
An expert crow or blackfoot can assemble or disassemble one of these dwellings in minutes
    $100 8
You can let Saigons be bygones as it was renamed this in 1975
    $100 22
Chests used to store woolens are often lined with this wood to keep moths away
    $100 4
1 of 5 solo No. 1 hits for Diana Ross after she left the Supremes
    $100 3
George Bush has banned broccoli from this presidential jet
    $100 1
Twain said, "I believe that our Heavenly Father invented" this "because he was disappointed in the monkey"
    $200 14
In 1941 Congress reset the day on which this annual holiday is observed
    $200 9
In 1868 Edo, Japan's largest city, was renamed this, meaning "Eastern Capital"
    $200 23
Appropriate "anatomical" name for the lower extremity of a furniture leg
    $200 27
1 of 4 No. 1 hits for the Temptations
    $200 18
A clarence is a 4-wheeled one of these named for the Duke of Clarence, who became King William IV
    $200 2
This friend of Tom Sawyer is based on Twain's "ignorant, unwashed" friend Tom Blankenship
    $300 15
In baseball it's a double-header in which the first game is played in the late afternoon
    $300 10
This Spanish city known for its bull run was named after the Roman general Pompey
    $300 24
The "drum" style of this usually has a round top & a deep apron that may contain drawers
    $300 28
1 of 3 No. 1 hits for the Carpenters
    $300 19
Some people call these rotary-wing aircraft "eggbeaters"
    $300 5
According to Twain, "The art" of frying chicken "cannot be learned north of" this line
    $400 16
It's defined as a small, shallow drum with a single head & metallic jingles in its rim
    $400 11
Well I'll be doggone, under Benito Juarez this city served briefly as capital of Mexico
    $400 25
A chair back's central support; it sounds like the noise spilled soup makes when it hits the floor
    $400 29
1 of 2 No. 1 pop chart hits for Glen Campbell
    $400 20
These vehicles, popular in circuses, are called giraffe cycles when they're over 6 feet tall
    $400 6
Twain's mother was the inspiration for this character in "Tom Sawyer"
    $500 17
It's the process of toughening glass, as well as steel
    $500 12
It merged with Jaffa in 1950
    $500 26
A Girandole is a wall sconce made to hold these
    DD: $700 21
This tiny locomotive was named for a tiny P.T. Barnum star
    $500 7
Twain claimed he knew this author's books better than his own & read "Kim" every year

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Ellen David Randy
$1,000 $500 $1,300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen David Randy
$2,700 $600 $2,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
It broke away from Virginia over the issue of secession in 1861 & became the 35th state in 1863
    $200 10
A lyric poem of elaborate structure that celebrates a single subject, like a Grecian urn
    $200 6
Bees live in a apiary & these live in a vespiary
    $200 8
This title rabbit didn't heed the warning "Don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden"
    $400 2
After the war, Henry Wirz, the commandant of this prison, was executed an a war criminal
    $400 14
It's the buzz word that describes words like buzz that imitate a sound
    $400 7
Little pollywogs become frogs; little elvers mature into these
    $400 9
Floral road that's the easy way, or path, of pleasure & self-indulgence
    $600 3
On April 19, 1861 Mass. soldiers on their way to defend Washington, D.C. were attacked in this MD city
    $600 15
It's the omission of words in a text or the series of 3 dots put in their place
    DD: $1,100 18
Collier's Encyclopedia calls this southern African animal "extremely ugly":
    $600 11
Author of the 1633 book of English religious poems "The Temple", or our President's first 2 names
    $600 21
He wrote about "the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot" in "The Crisis" in 1776
    $800 4
2 leading Confederate generals, 1 named Joseph, the other Albert Sidney, both had this last name.
    $800 16
For a limerick, it's AABBA
    $800 19
Though it's called the unicorn of the sea, it doesn't have a horn but a long tooth
    $800 12
19th c. economist W.S. Jevons tied economic ups & downs to this astronomical 11-year cycle
    DD: $1,500 22
Title character who mentions winter & summer in the first lines of Shakespeare's play about him
    $1000 5
After the war this Louisiana Creole general was invited to command the armies of Romania & Egypt
    $1000 17
Shaw's plays are comedies of ideas; Congreve's plays are comedies of these
    $1000 20
Its genus, Ornithorhynchus, means bird-snout; its common name means flat-footed
    $1000 13
This man, whose first & middle names were Albert Blake, invented a mimeograph machine in 1887
    $1000 23
The poet who wrote "The year's at the spring and day's at the morn" in "Pippa Passes"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen David Randy
$7,800 $4,800 $4,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He was attacked by R. Mercader, a Spanish Communist agent, on Aug. 20, 1940 & died the following day

Final scores:

Ellen David Randy
$5,900 $9,599 $9,600
3rd place: camping gear and a Nintendo Entertainment System 2nd place: trip to CancĂșn New champion: $9,600

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ellen David Randy
$6,900 $4,800 $5,900
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
11 R,
3 W
20 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,600

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Game tape date: 1991-08-06
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