Show #181 - Monday, May 20, 1985


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Norma Nielsen, an insurance company consultant originally from Greenfield, Iowa

Charles Beall, a public relations administrator from Duncanville, Texas

Sandra Gorsky, a nightclub singer from Houston, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $700)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 4
The city's largest university, or what happens when the smog lifts
    $100 5
Bret, Bart, Beau & Brent
    $100 19
Legendary black railroad worker who outraced a steam drill using a hammer
    $100 2
The Warren Commission concluded that this killer of Pres. Kennedy acted alone
    $100 13
Superman, Batman and Dracula all wear this type of cloak
    $100 1
I love this city "in the winter when it drizzles" & "in the summer when it sizzles"
    $200 8
The Arroyo Seco Parkway was the 1st link in this, L.A.'s favorite way to travel
    $200 6
She was Letitia Lawrence on "Family" but we knew her better as "Buddy"
    $200 20
America's first railroad trains were pulled by these
    $200 3
The name for NASA's program to launch pairs of astronauts into space
    $200 14
Gay "rights" could include this jewelry item which some gays symbolically wear on the right side
    $300 9
Second largest city park in U.S., it's home to an observatory and zoo
    $300 7
Though we never met his father, this doctor from Maine read dad's letters to B.J. & us
    DD: $800 21
This Roy Acuff hit is probably country music's best known train song:
    $300 10
French term for thaw in the U.S.-Soviet Cold War
    $300 17
This late '60s/early '70s pants style was a dead "ringer" for part of a sailor's uniform
    $400 11
Of all major pro sports teams these are the only 2 that play in the same division as well as same city
    $400 23
Of Cagney, Lacey, Hardcastle & McCormick the one with a regularly seen TV family
    $400 22
America's fastest train, the Metroliner, runs from New York to this city
    $400 15
Letters in name of militant civil rights group "CORE" stood for this
    $400 18
Before WWII, the largest use of raw silk was to manufacture these
    $500 12
For the 1st few days of '85, this Los Angeles landmark read "Raffeysod"
    $500 16
In '64, this automaker closed its last American plant but was still making cars in Canada

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 10):

Sandra Charles Norma
-$200 $800 $900

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sandra Charles Norma
$600 $2,900 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 15
Johnny Hart comic strip in which prehistoric men philosophize
    $200 24
Held in Munich Germany, this sixteen-day celebration actually begins in September
    $200 13
Joyce Kilmer wrote it for Mrs. Henry Mills, not a lumberjack
    $200 2
First southern black woman to serve in Congress, Barbara Jordan represented this state
    $200 1
"Red Dawn" was the first movie released with this new rating
    $200 7
Only major language with no alphabet, it uses 50,000 characters to represent words
    $400 16
Era of Paleolithic man is named for this substance from which he made most of his tools
    $400 27
Jewish holiday on which the 1973 Mideast war began
    $400 19
In the Longfellow poem, her name means "laughing water"
    $400 3
Harry Truman began his career with help from "Big Tom" Pendergast, party boss of this city
    $400 8
Martha Mitchell was supposedly the inspiration for S. MacLaine's Oscar role in this film
    $400 9
Related to Finnish and Estonian, this Eastern European language is also called Magyar
    $600 17
It is now generally believed earliest humans lived on this continent
    $600 20
Don Marquis defined poetry as what this poet saw "when he went blind"
    DD: $1,200 4
This "Champion of the Common Man" escaped through a window when a riot broke out at his inaugural party
    $600 12
In 1984, Ernie Hudson was the 4th & "equal opportunity" member of this movie team
    $600 10
South Africa's Afrikaans developed from this European language
    $800 18
Of Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon & Homo erectus, the one which most closely resembles modern man
    $800 21
Generations of scholars have yet to figure out the identity of the "Mr. W.H." to whom he dedicated his sonnets
    $800 5
"A reformer is a guy who rides through a sewer in a glass bottomed boat" said this '20s NYC mayor
    $800 25
Viewers liked this director's video of Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark" more than his "Body Double"
    $800 11
Russian is the most widely spoken member of this Indo-European language group
    $1000 23
In 1959, his wife Mary literally stumbled upon "Zinjanthropus", believed to be 1,750,000 years old
    DD: $900 22
In John Howard Payne poem, line which follows, "No more from that cottage again will I roam..."
    $1000 6
Montana Democrat who served as Senate majority leader longer than anyone
    $1000 26
You must remember this, it was Bergman & Henreid's destination after leaving "Casablanca"
    $1000 14
In 1929, this language went from Arabic to Latin script

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sandra Charles Norma
$3,000 $9,800 $600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

State that was southernmost of original 13 colonies

Final scores:

Sandra Charles Norma
$1 $12,800 $1,100
3rd place: Berkline recliner New champion: $12,800 2nd place: Frigidaire refrigerator-freezer + Mitchell Designs wall coverings

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sandra Charles Norma
$3,000 $8,800 $600
11 R,
5 W
26 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
9 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $12,400

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Game tape date: 1985-01-23
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