Show #2594 - Thursday, December 7, 1995

Alex's children, Matthew & Emily, appear on camera before Final Jeopardy!


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Debra Witter, an attorney from Dallas, Texas

Beth Rambo, an English professor originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Gwen LaTray, a day care provider from Portage, Indiana

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 14
This pair sent back a live, caged prairie dog to Thomas Jefferson
    $100 7
With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cheryl Miller & Anne Donovan entered the Hall of Fame for this sport in 1995
    $100 19
Legend says King Arthur lives "Evermore" in the guise of one of these black birds
    $100 6
In 1994 this Asian city's Disneyland greeted its 150 millionth visitor
    $100 1
Red clover is pollinated by these large furry bees of the family Bombidae
    $100 25
To crack your sides is to do this so hard it hurts
    $200 15
He never appeared at his 1868 impeachment trial
    $200 8
In 1995, for the 2nd year running, Uta Pippig of Germany placed 1st among women in this U.S. race
    $200 20
The most beautiful woman on Earth, her name came from the Greek for "light"
    $200 10
This famous block of limestone is set into a castle tower near Cork
    $200 2
The sugar species of this tree is a fine ornamental tree but is intolerant of road salt
    $200 26
To cut the cake is to undergo this ceremony
    $300 16
In 1855 Congress allocated $30,000 to buy 33 of these to use as pack animals in the southwest desert
    $300 9
This speed skater was chosen Sports Illustrated's 1994 Sportswoman of the Year
    $300 22
In Celtic legend the cry of this female fairy foretells a death
    $300 11
The French exchange gifts on this day, which they call Le Jour de l'An
    $300 3
In gardening terminology, inflorescence refers to the arrangement of these on a plant
    $300 27
The marshy, sluggish outlet of a lake or river, this word probably comes from the Choctaw Bayuk
    $400 17
After U.S. forces burned York in April 1813, the British burned this city in reprisal in 1814
    $400 21
In June 1993 Julie Krone became the 1st woman jockey to win this 3rd leg of the Triple Crown
    $400 23
A symbol of longevity in Japanese mythology is this bird, a favorite origami figure
    $400 12
There's a statue of Henrik Ibsen in front of the National Theatre in this capital city
    $400 4
Before cutting, teak trees are girdled & left standing to do this to the wood
    $400 28
An unusually rough or unruly one of these people is called an ankle-biter
    $500 18
This institute that opened in Alabama in 1881 first emphasized farming & crafts
    $500 30
Second in all-time tournament victories, this American was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995
    $500 24
This "epic" Babylonian turned Ishtar down; he remembered she destroyed her previous lovers
    DD: $300 13
Charlottetown, the capital of this Canadian province, is named for the wife of King George III
    $500 5
This widely cultivated grass, Saccharum officinarum, needs 80 inches of rainfall or irrigation a year
    $500 29
This term for unscrupulous northern adventurers came from the luggage they carried south

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Gwen Beth Debra
$2,100 -$500 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gwen Beth Debra
$4,200 $900 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
This, Asia's highest point, is over 29,000 feet above sea level
    $200 26
In November 1994 this former president revealed he'd been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
    $200 12
Soup & "steak" made from the meat of this shelled reptile are specialties of the Cayman Islands
    $200 7
Like Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky left Russia for Germany, then went on to this French capital
    $200 2
To keep the site of his grave a secret, those who buried this king of the Huns were put to death
    $200 1
He was Captain Blood & Robin Hood in the 1930s; in 1940 he was The Sea Hawk
    $400 22
North Vietnam was separated from South Vietnam by this, DMZ for short
    $400 27
This Virginian spent about $20 million challenging Charles Robb in 1994, but lost
    $400 13
In Montserrat the delicacy known as mountain chicken is actually an enormous one of these amphibians
    $400 8
Turn this surrealist's "The Swan of Leda" upside down & it becomes an elephant head
    $400 3
Term for the short period after Napoleon's March 20, 1815 return to Paris
    $400 14
1943's "The Heat's On" was her last film until 1970's "Myra Breckinridge"
    $600 23
This title of the rulers of Tibet was first bestowed by Altan Khan on Sonam Gyatso
    $600 28
This Kansas senator's middle name is Joseph
    $600 18
While visiting Curacao, daring diners may sample the soup made from this large lizard
    $600 9
Piet Mondrian was one of the contributors to this Low Country's arts review "De Stijl"
    $600 4
It was the next major U.S. domestic program after the New Deal
    $600 15
This late host of "Mystery!" could be seen sometimes in 1940's "The Invisible Man Returns"
    DD: $1,000 24
Nishapur, Iran was the birthplace & contains the grave of this famous 11th century poet
    $800 29
He defeated Ann Richards to become governor of Texas
    $800 19
In Puerto Rico mofongos are these cooking bananas mashed, fried & sometimes stuffed with meat or fish
    $800 10
You have to visit MoMA to see his "Christina's World"
    DD: $500 5
In 1653 he dissolved England's "Rump" Parliament
    $800 16
Director Otto Preminger took over from Rouben Mamoulian on this 1944 Gene Tierney murder mystery
    $1000 25
In the 19th C. Karachi, now in this country, was developed by the British as a major port city
    $1000 30
Mark Hatfield of this state is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
    $1000 20
In the Caribbean this mollusk known for its spiral shell is often pounded & made into fritters
    $1000 11
In 1968 this artist was shot by a former member of his "Factory"
    $1000 6
He became Byzantine Emperor in 527 & issued his first code of civil laws 2 years later
    $1000 17
He directed & starred in 1948's "The Lady from Shanghai"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gwen Beth Debra
$14,500 $3,100 $5,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Poet Ezra Pound nicknamed this person "Old Possum"

Final scores:

Gwen Beth Debra
$13,500 $6,100 $4,500
New champion: $13,500 2nd place: O'Sullivan home theater + Aiwa home stereo 3rd place: Village home decor set

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Gwen Beth Debra
$14,800 $3,100 $5,000
37 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
9 R,
3 W
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $22,900

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