Show #2979 - Thursday, July 10, 1997


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Richard Dargan, a writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kim Simkins, a paralegal from Santa Barbara, California

David Smith, an attorney originally from Norwich, England (whose 2-day cash winnings total $27,602)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 21
In 1889 the Singer Manufacturing Company built the first of these machines to use electricity
    $100 7
In 1996 he shocked fans by marrying pregnant pal Debbie Rowe
    $100 22
Though the sago isn't a true one of these, its fronds have been used by churches on a special Sunday
    $100 1
2 signers of the Declaration of Independence had the same last name as this Confederate general-in-chief
    $100 16
This Asian country leads the world in the production of rice & pears
    $100 3
Little feet sound
    $200 24
Walking across a carpet can build up this type of charge caused by stationary electrons
    $200 8
She made her TV debut in "Dark Shadows" before becoming one of "Charlie's Angels"
    $200 23
Small, bitter Calamondin oranges are good for making this spread that contains bits of peel
    $200 2
In 1960 this polio vaccine pioneer founded his Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California
    $200 17
A synonym for the British PM, this London street was named for a Secretary of the Treasury commission
    $200 12
Cell occupant
    $300 25
In 1825 William Sturgeon amazed audiences with one of the first of these "attractive" devices
    $300 9
In 1987 this Oakland A's outfielder retired from baseball with 563 career home runs
    $300 26
Careful! If this drips on the floor from your ficus elastica, it may stain
    $300 4
The notes taken by this spy during the Revolutionary War were written in Latin & hidden in his shoes
    $300 18
It means to soak meat like beef or chicken to flavor, tenderize or preserve it
    $300 13
    $400 27
In an incandescent light bulb this wire, usually tungsten, provides the light
    $400 10
His films include "Amos & Andrew" & "A Time To Kill"
    $400 29
A good plant for bright windowsills is the passiflora caerulea, better known as this "flower"
    $400 5
On June 5, 1947 this Secretary of State offered a European assistance plan in a speech at Harvard
    $400 19
On October 10, 1995 he retained his world chess title by defeating India's Viswanathan Anand
    $400 14
Wisdom gem
    $500 28
In an electric cell, electrodes are inserted into a conductive liquid called this
    $500 11
"Chattahoochee" & "Little Bitty" are 2 of the big hits by this country superstar
    $500 30
The jade plant is also known as this "tree"; we wonder who "coined" that name
    DD: $400 6
Of the 7 original Mercury astronauts, he was the only member of the U.S. Marine Corps
    $500 20
This basic ingredient of glass can be derived from sand, flint or quartz
    $500 15
Hat that's safari so good

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

David Kim Richard
$2,000 $800 $900

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Kim Richard
$4,300 $200 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 4
On this state's seal, 1847 refers to the year in which the Mormons settled there
    $200 21
Irving Berlin could play this instrument in 1 key only, so he used a special gadget to help him switch keys
    $200 16
In 1993 this North American country reinstated the Victoria Cross as its highest military honor
    $200 11
He wore a kilt & danced the Highland Fling when his film "Braveheart" premiered in Stirling, Scotland
    $200 1
4 of the top 10 children's books on the Publishers Weekly list were about this Indian princess
    $400 5
Its seal features the motto "Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono"
    $400 29
A girl sacrificed by these people on Peru's Nevado Ampato was found frozen in 1995
    $400 22
This singer & his wife Linda wrote the Oscar-nominated theme song for the 007 film "Live And Let Die"
    $400 17
In 1990 this cable mogul won the Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in journalism & telecommunication
    $400 12
Before directing "The Brady Bunch Movie", Betty Thomas played officer Lucy Bates on this TV cop series
    $400 2
According to the title, it's where you'd find Rosie, Oprah's chef
    $600 6
This state's official seal has a farmer & a fisherman on one side & Lord Baltimore on the other
    $600 28
Animal remains found in the caves of these Paleolithic people suggest an early form of religion
    $600 24
As court singer, the famed castrato Farinelli soothed the melancholia of this country's King Philip V
    $600 18
The Sierra Club's highest award honors this naturalist who served as the organization's first president
    $600 13
Penny Marshall's real first name is Carole; she was named for this film star of the 1930s
    $600 3
In 1995 John Gray moved these 2 planets into "the bedroom"
    $800 8
The motto "Forward" appears above a badger on this state's seal
    $800 27
Calcutta's name may be derived from a temple devoted to this destructive Hindu mother goddess
    $800 23
"The Fairies", the 1st completed opera by this "Parsifal" composer, was never performed in his lifetime
    DD: $1,100 19
In 1996, just days after being named a Nobel Prize winner in this category, William Vickrey passed away
    $800 14
He made his directing debut with the 1996 film "Losing Chase", which starred his wife, Kyra Sedgwick
    $800 7
He gave us "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"
    DD: $2,000 9
A dam, a reservoir & the year 1912 are among the symbols featured on its seal
    $1000 26
Elijah defeated 450 prophets of this Canaanite weather god
    $1000 25
This "Pomp And Circumstance" composer wrote "Sea Pictures", a song cycle, for English contralto Dame Clara Butt
    $1000 20
For their peace work, Queen Noor of this country & Leah Rabin received Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medals
    $1000 15
This bald director who appeared in "Stalag 17" was the father of Gypsy Rose Lee's son Eric
    $1000 10
This author's "Puerto Vallarta Squeeze" & "Border Music" joined his book about bridges on the list

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Kim Richard
$7,700 $5,900 $2,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One of this heroine's last lines is "Poor venomous fool, be angry, and dispatch"

Final scores:

David Kim Richard
$3,599 $10,900 $0
2nd place: Trip to Walt Disney Swan Hotel, Orlando New champion: $10,900 3rd place: Pierre Cardin Classique Watches

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

David Kim Richard
$9,700 $7,000 $2,300
26 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $19,000

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Game tape date: 1997-02-12
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