Show #1388 - Wednesday, September 19, 1990

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Al Fulton, a software engineer from San Antonio, Texas

Catherine Meschter, a communications consultant from Washington, D.C.

Judy Alster, a publications planning manager from New York City, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 21
A champagne bottle holding about 2/5ths of a gallon
    $100 6
Legend says this Ukrainian city was named for Kiy, one of the brothers who founded it
    $100 11
The motif of a dragon's claw grasping a jewel is believed to have originated in this country
    $100 1
While it feeds on many small animals, rats, mice, etc.; the mongoose is famous for killing these
    $100 16
In this song Elvis complained, "You ain't never caught a rabbit & you ain't no friend of mine"
    $100 26
This Cleveland shipbuilder became principal owner of the Yankees in 1973
    $200 22
A person who chooses to die for his religious beliefs
    $200 7
Thomas Paine's remains were exhumed in New York for reburial in this, his native country, but were lost
    $200 12
18th c. furniture was often topped by pediment shaped like necks of these graceful birds
    $200 2
After 3-6 months in its mother's pouch a baby koala comes out and clings here until it's a year old
    $200 17
"On a day like today we pass the time away writing" these "in the sand"
    $200 27
From 1975-1988, he was hired & fired five times as Yankee manager
    $300 23
Any of numerous plaid patterns worn by Scottish clans
    $300 8
In July 1990, he resigned after 34 years on the U.S. Supreme Court
    $300 13
We hope you know that this piece of furniture can be dower, hope or bridal
    $300 3
The hind legs of a bee come equipped with baskets for carrying loads of this
    $300 18
"The Long And Winding Road", produced by Phil Spector, was the last No. 1 hit by this group
    $300 28
This Yankee catcher was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1951, 1954 & 1955
    $400 24
A footman's uniform or a stable where horses & carriages are hired out
    $400 9
Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman in the U.S. to hold this office, was later the first female director of the U.S. Mint
    $400 14
Duncan Phyfe's early furniture, considered his best, was made chiefly of this fine cabinet wood
    $400 4
A warm-blooded animal pants or sweats to lower its temperature and does this to quickly raise it
    DD: $1,000 19
Both of these singers, heard in the following, attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn:

"Well, you'd think I could learn how to tell you goodbye..."
    $400 29
In April 1990, this first baseman signed a $19.6 million contract, making him the highest paid Yankee ever
    $500 25
It's the implement carried by the grim reaper
    $500 10
The two most famous children of Rodrigo Borgia and his mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei
    $500 15
A Beau Brummell is an elaborate type of this table
    $500 5
Eisenglass, a very pure gelatin, comes from the swim bladder of this fish found in the Caspian Sea
    $500 20
Her record, "The Locomotion", was the 1st by a Black female soloist to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Pop chart
    $500 30
In January 1920, this team sold Babe Ruth's contract to the Yankees for a reported $125,000

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

Judy Catherine Al
$1,200 $800 $1,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Judy Catherine Al
$1,900 $2,800 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
In August 1990, this country invade Kuwait
    $200 9
A line drawn due south from Washington, D.C. passes through this capital of Peru
    $200 14
This dance evolved from a promenade contest with sweet prizes; if you won you'd take the cake
    $200 26
The 2 federal offices from which naturalized citizens are constitutionally disqualified
    $200 1
This plant process removes an estimated 100 billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year
    $200 6
Anna Sewell wrote this novel as a protest against cruelty to horses
    $400 22
In 1985 researchers finally found the wreckage of this unsinkable ship
    $400 10
In 1957, Oscar Niemeyer was made director of architecture of this new capital city
    $400 15
A dance popular in the 1960s, or another name for the Tutsi people of Rwanda & Burundi
    $400 27
Some 40% of the employees of the U.S. Foreign Service work in this country
    $400 2
Used in varnish & oil paints this oil is extracted from the seeds of flax
    $400 7
It's the alternate title of "Hans Brinker"
    $600 23
During the 1980s, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wilbur & Howard Nemerov held this title
    $600 11
As the continent's 2nd most populous country it gets the silver medal
    $600 16
In 1958 this modern dancer premiered her first full-length work, "Clytemnestra"
    $600 28
The implied powers clause of the Constitution is known by this rubbery nickname
    $600 3
It's a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle to a bone
    $600 8
Tom Clancy's 2nd "Red" bestseller, it followed "The Hunt for Red October"
    $800 24
When this World War II general died in 1981 he was America's last 5-star general
    $800 19
The northernmost river basin in South America is this one, centered in Venezuela
    $800 17
Many of the world's great dancers have tripped the light fantastic with this company abbreviated ABT
    DD: $5 29
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is part of this cabinet department
    $800 4
On a lump of food's merry trip through the digestive tract, the next place it goes after the stomach
    $800 12
Sherlock Holmes made his 1st appearance in this 1887 story
    $1000 25
In December of 1980, just hours after receiving an autograph, he shot & killed John Lennon
    $1000 20
This big plain lies between the Pilcomayo & Paraguay Rivers in South America
    $1000 18
The legong, the ceremonial dance of this Indonesian island, is often performed by little girls
    $1000 30
Appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1988, Lauro F. Cavazos has kept this job under George Bush
    $1000 5
Because of its short 10-day life cycle this fly is used in genetic research
    DD: $1,000 13
Jack London wrote this 1906 novel as a complement to "The Call of the Wild"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Judy Catherine Al
$7,295 $5,600 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Before he stabs himself he confesses that he "threw a pearl away richer than all his tribe"

Final scores:

Judy Catherine Al
$2,589 $11,100 $1
2nd place New champion: $11,100 3rd place

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Judy Catherine Al
$7,300 $6,000 $6,000
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $19,300

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Game tape date: 1990-08-06
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