Show #1693 - Wednesday, January 1, 1992


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Val Martinez, a foreign service officer from Burke, Virginia

Todd Lefkowitz, a physician from Scottsdale, Arizona

Jim Alverson, a legal assistant from Tustin, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $28,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 3
This U.S. island opened its "Golden Door" to immigrants New Year's Day, 1892
    $100 12
"The Five Orange Pips" was one of the "Adventures of" this detective published in an 1892 collection
    $100 26
The Rio Grande Valley in Texas is a major producer of the pink varieties of this citrus fruit
    $100 13
Most of these today are made out of wax & stearin
    $100 10
Sitting behind the lens, its speed can run from 30 seconds to 1/1000 of a second
    $100 1
This alien hero made his debut in Action Comics No. 1, June 1938
    $200 7
The U.S. formally resumed diplomatic relations with this Asian country January 1, 1979
    $200 19
He also wrote mystery novels about district attorney Douglas Selby, as Perry Mason could tell you
    $200 27
Of strawberries, cranberries or raspberries, the one not an aggregate fruit
    $200 14
"But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is" this
    $200 15
Not to carp on the subject, but this is the name given to a lens with a 180-degree view
    $200 2
The name of this great Metropolitan newspaper first appeared in Issue 23
    $300 8
This Latin bandleader, once married to Charo, made his entrance into the world Jan. 1, 1900
    $300 20
This ex-jockey who wrote "Whip Hand" whips out an average of 1 mystery novel a year
    $300 28
About 70% of the U.S. pear crop is of this variety
    $300 16
A flicker of light, it follows "Shine! Little glow worm..."
    $300 23
The size in common to the film in old home movie cameras & the tape in Sony CCD video cameras
    $300 4
Issue No. 282 was the last one at this price; today Issue 673 costs 10 times as much
    $400 9
On New Year's Day, 1975 he became the only attorney general ever convicted of a felony
    $400 21
Frederic Dannay & 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 17
A pyrotechnic device used to produce a bright signal light; you might have one in your car's emergency kit
    $400 24
The first Kodak camera in 1888 advertised, "You" do this, "we do the rest"
    $400 5
In 1991 he was laid off from his job as a cub reporter
    $500 11
With trumpets blaring, she opened her Angelus Temple New Year's Day, 1923
    DD: $700 22
Wilkie Collins said this novel was inspired partly by the story of the Koh-i-Noor diamond
    $500 18
Now used in auto headlights, these lamps containing iodine were 1st used on wing tips on planes
    $500 25
This name came from an acronym for Nippon Kogaku, a Japanese optics company
    $500 6
Introduced in Action No. 252, she used the alter ego of Linda Lee & was adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Danvers

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

Jim Todd Val
$2,500 $900 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

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

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 1890s
    $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 this actor & assassin, was later sent to a mental hospital
    $400 5
During the Ghost Dance uprising in 1890, this Sioux leader was shot & 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 1st in the U.S. used solely for dramatic plays
    $400 18
In July 1991 Brit. scientists reported finding the 1st known one of these outside our solar system
    $400 27
John Nepomuk Schrank shot & wounded this Bull Moose presidential 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 palm
    $600 13
This largest & 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 objects 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 & 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 cabinetmaker
    $1000 22
This state tree appears on the state seal
    $1000 21
For measuring distance, astronomers commonly use these 2 units abbreviated 1y & 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

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: Konica Z-Up 80RC camera with film + Nintendo Entertainment System with Super Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune + InfoGenius for Game Boy New champion: $599 2nd place: a trip on Delta to Denver, Colorado & a week for 2 at Colony Hotels & Resorts Mountainside at Silver Creek

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jim Todd Val
$7,800 $8,100 $4,100
24 R,
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $20,000

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Game tape date: 1991-10-21
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