Show #1231 - Monday, January 1, 1990

First game of the 1990s.
Missing introductions.


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Allen Kahn, from Playa Del Rey, California

Bruce Daitz, originally from Plattsburgh, New York

Holly Tooker, a dog walker from New York City, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 7
In the code of Hammurabi, it was the penalty for adultery
    $100 11
The only ocean that lies completely within the Northern Hemisphere
    $100 14
Nadia Comaneci was the 1st gymnast to receive this perfect score from Olympic judges
    $100 1
Clever fellows who published "Clever Elsie", "Clever Hans" & "Clever Gretel"
    $100 16
It's a melon, or a sweet, sticky substance made by aphids, white flies & scale insects
    $100 26
It wasn't until '78 that this planet in our solar system was found to have a moon
    $200 6
After the death of Cleopatra Egypt became a province of this empire
    $200 12
These 5 contiguous lakes form the largest body of fresh water in the world
    $200 20
Representing this country, Paavo Nurmi won gold medals in long distance races in 1920, '24 & '28
    $200 2
"Toad of Toad Hall" is A.A. Milne's dramatization of this Kenneth Grahame classic
    $200 17
An Apis Mellifera, or Jim Gillis' wife on the old "Life of Riley" series
    $300 8
Built around 2500 B.C., this structure's base covers 13 acres
    $300 13
Mistakenly thinking it began in the Gulf of Mexico, Ben Franklin gave this current its name
    $300 22
Event won by Abebe Bikila in 1960 & 1964 & by Frank Shorter in 1972
    $300 3
Question posed in the poem "3 Blind Mice"
    DD: $500 18
In "South Pacific" Luther Billis wears a grass skirt & dances while Nellie sings this song:

I'm speakin' of my Sweetie Pie / Only sixty inches high /Ev'ry inch is packed with dynamite! / Her hair is blond and curly / Her curls are hurly-burly..."
    $400 9
Homer's "Iliad" directed archaeologists to the actual site of this ancient city
    $400 15
This, the world's highest waterfall, flows into Río Churún, a tributary of Río Caroní, in Venezuela
    $400 23
Sport in which West Germany's Rosi Mittermaier won a gold medal in 1976
    $400 4
He got so tired of Dr. Dolittle he sent him to the Moon in 1928, but the public demanded a sequel
    $400 21
Anne Francis played the title role in this mid '60s TV series about a female private eye
    $400 28
Phobos circles Mars, & Phoebe circles this planet
    $500 10
One of the world's oldest medical texts, circa 2500 B.C., was written in this wedge-shaped writing
    $500 19
Dividing the country in two, this river is an important int'l trade route for Hungary
    $500 24
In 1952 Bob Mathias became the 1st man in Olympic history to win this event twice
    $500 5
Some "Tales" of this German author were called "Night-Pieces" & some were "Fantasy-Pieces"
    $500 25
A kinkajou
    $500 27
Ariel, Miranda, Titania & Oberon

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

Holly Bruce Allen
$1,800 $1,300 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Holly Bruce Allen
$2,700 $700 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 10
This shelled animal is North Carolina's state reptile
    $200 2
William Maugham's middle name
    $200 23
This "grate" cheese has been made in Parma, Italy for 7 centuries
    $200 15
17th c. English jurist John Selden said this about "ignorance of the law"
    $200 7
D. F. Zanuck's last epic; it starred just about every guy in Hollywood & took place on D-Day
    $200 1
The 1st section of the cell to divide, it does it by mitosis, meiosis, or rarely, amitosis
    $400 11
Connecticut's state hero is this patriot that regretted that he had but 1 life to lose for his country
    $400 8
Edgar Masters' middle name
    $400 24
Name for a platter of sausage, fish, vegetables & cheese, but only if served before the pasta course
    $400 16
Completes the proverb. "He that is his own lawyer..."
    $400 14
In 1981 MGM acquired this large production company for $380 million
    $400 3
Term for just one of the bones in your spinal column
    $600 20
This "royal" butterfly known for its long migrations is the state insect of Illinois
    $600 9
Francis Harte's middle name
    DD: $1,300 25
Italian cheesecake is made with this soft, creamy cheese, not cream cheese
    $600 17
Term in criminal law for the dismissal of charges through a verdict of "not guilty"
    $600 28
William Peter Blatty produced this "diabolical" 1973 film based on his own best seller
    $600 4
If you're looking for a nectary, it's part of one of these
    $800 21
Some say this state song was Harry Truman's favorite, while others claim he hated it
    $800 12
Franklin Adams' middle name
    $800 26
1 of the 2 meats flavored with sage & white wine that make up "saltimbocca"
    $800 18
While a divorce is a dissolution of a marriage, this declaration says it never really existed
    DD: $1,200 29
Czech-born director who earned Oscars for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" & "Amadeus"
    $800 5
A fat that's liquid at room temperature is called this
    $1000 22
Medieval activity that's Maryland's official state sport
    $1000 13
Clement Moore's middle name
    $1000 27
This traditional dish of Northern Italy is cornmeal mush with an Italian touch
    $1000 19
It's an order for the arrest of a person issued by a judge
    $1000 6
German physician who discovered those little islets in the pancreas

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Holly Bruce Allen
$3,100 $9,000 $6,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Act I, Scene III of this play involves a heated discussion about 3,000 ducats

Final scores:

Holly Bruce Allen
$100 $14,000 $6,500
3rd place: MyLock sewing machine + Nintendo Entertainment System with Family & Junior editions of Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! New champion: $14,000 2nd place: Tennessee Furniture Industries mahogany lowboy & Panasonic home office package

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Holly Bruce Allen
$3,100 $8,400 $6,400
14 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $17,900

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Game tape date: 1989-09-12
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