Show #1693 - Wednesday, January 1, 1992

Archived from tape missing player introductions, interviews, numerous clues from the Jeopardy! Round, and the third-place prizes.

Contestants

Val, from

Todd Lefkowitz, a physician from Scottsdale, Arizona

Jim Alverson, from (whose 3-day cash winnings total $28,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

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MYSTERIES
FRUIT
LIGHTS
CAMERAS
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    $100 1
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    $100 18
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    $100 26
The Rio Grande valley in Texas is a major producer of the pink varieties of this citrus fruit
    $100 11
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    $100 16
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    $100 6
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    $200 2
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    $200 19
...Douglas Selby, as Perry Mason could tell you
    $200 27
Of strawberries, cranberries or raspberries, the one not an aggregate fruit
    $200 12
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    $200 17
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    $200 7
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    $300 3
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    $300 20
This ex-jockey who wrote "Whip Hand" whips out an average of one mystery novel a year
    $300 28
About 70% of the U.S. pear crop is of this variety
    $300 13
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    $300 23
The size in common to the film in old home movie cameras & the tape in Sony CCD video cameras
    $300 8
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    $400 4
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    $400 21
Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee founded this mystery magazine in 1941
    $400 29
This tropical fruit contains papain, an enzyme sometimes used in cleansing agents for contact lenses
    $400 14
A pyrotechnic device used to produce a bright signal light...
    $400 24
The first Kodak camera in 1888 advertised "You" do this, "We do the rest"
    $400 9
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    $500 5
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    DD: $700 22
Wilkie Collins said this novel was inspired partly by the story of the Koh-I-Noor diamond
    $500 15
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This name came from an acronym for Nippon Kogaku, a Japanese optics company
    $500 10
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Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Jim Todd Val
$2,300 $1,400 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Todd Val
$2,800 $2,200 $700

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 1890s
JACQUES COUSTEAU
THE WHITE HOUSE
SOUTH CAROLINA
THE UNIVERSE
NOTORIOUS
    $200 1
Under the Sherman Act his Standard Oil trust was dissolved by the Ohio Supreme Court in 1892
    $200 2
Cousteau's middle name, it's actually part of his hyphenated first name
    $200 11
It was from the Diplomatic Reception Room that this president gave his fireside chats
    $200 16
Now South Carolina's senior senator, he was the state's governor from 1947 to 1951
    $200 17
Pope Callixtus III is said to have excommunicated this comet in 1456, calling it an agent of the devil
    $200 26
Boston Corbett, who allegedly shot and killed this actor & assassin, was later sent to a mental hospital
    $400 5
During the Ghost Dance uprising in 1890, this Sioux leader was shot and killed
    $400 3
His film "The Silent World" won the grand prize at this French film festival in 1956
    $400 12
Traditionally, male guests of honor stay in this "presidential" bedroom
    $400 25
Opened in 1736, this port city's Dock Street Theater was the first in the U.S. used solely for dramatic plays
    $400 18
In July 1991 British scientists reported finding the first known one of these outside our solar system
    $400 27
John Nepomuk Schrank shot and wounded this Bull Moose president candidate in 1912
    $600 8
In 1899, he completed his painting "Two Tahitian Women"
    $600 4
For his work with this WWII group known as "Maquis", Cousteau got the Croix de Guerre with palms
    $600 13
This largest and most formal of the state reception rooms was once an office to Meriwether Lewis
    DD: $2,500 24
Used to make a blue dye, this plant was introduced in the 1740s & became one of S.C.'s staple crops
    $600 19
The most luminous object in the universe, their name comes from "quasi-stellar"
    $800 9
In 1894, this French army captain was convicted of passing secrets to German agents and later acquitted
    $800 6
In 1957 he was named a director of this Mediterranean principality's Musee oceanographique
    DD: $1,500 14
In 1917 this first lady set up what is now the China Room, to display the ever-growing collection
    $800 23
A national forest named for this "Swamp Fox" has a successful wild turkey refuge
    $800 20
From analyzing red shifts, this astronomer proved in 1929 that the universe is expanding
    $800 29
After his acquittal, this silent comedian directed some films under the name William Goodrich
    $1000 10
In 1893, this 79-year-old composer's last opera, "Falstaff", premiered in Milan
    $1000 7
Long before marrying Candice Bergen this film director worked as a cinematographer for Cousteau
    $1000 15
Most of the wooden furnishings in the library are attributed to this New York cabinet maker
    $1000 22
This state tree appears on the state seal
    $1000 21
For measuring distance, astronomers commonly use these 2 units, abbreviated ly & pc
    $1000 28
Murder victim Elizabeth Short was given this flowery nickname for always dressing in black

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Todd Val
$7,800 $8,100 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

INSECTS
This pest escaped from a Mass. lab, where it was brought in the 19th C. as a possible silkworm

Final scores:

Jim Todd Val
$0 $599 $10
3rd place: n/a New champion: $599 2nd place: trip for 2 to Denver, Colorado + week's skiing

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jim Todd Val
$7,800 $8,100 $4,100
22 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $20,000

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