Show #2638 - Wednesday, February 7, 1996


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Jess Grimm, a real estate appraiser from Downey, California

Marie Corcoran, an elementary school teacher from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Don Richardson, a software engineer from Haymarket, Virginia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
This gangster nicknamed "Scarface Al" was born January 17, 1899
    $100 2
The most widely played versions of this game are eight ball, nine ball, rotation & straight
    $100 26
This is defined as the speed necessary to travel 1 nautical mile in 1 hour
    $100 7
Tourists in this city head to the Cafe du Monde for cafe au lait & beignets
    $100 3
Heloise recommends doing this to cheese with a piece of dental floss
    $100 17
Little Richard performed the ceremony when Bruce Willis married her
    $200 15
This country became a British protectorate in 1899, 91 years before its occupation by Iraq
    $200 5
In England this classic game is called draughts
    $200 27
In the traditional system of this country, 10 shaku equal 1 go, about 6 fluid ounces
    $200 8
Lake Charles' Contraband Days festival in May celebrates this "gentleman pirate"
    $200 4
Eugene Field wrote, "the best of all physicians is" this fruit "pie and cheese"
    $200 18
She played the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile"
    $300 16
Acetylsalicylic acid, better known as this, was introduced into widespread medical use
    $300 6
In 1968 car sales took off when Mattel introduced these miniature speedsters
    $300 28
Once used to measure this, the English ell is equal to 1/32 of a bolt
    $300 12
In 1762 the French ceded the area to this country
    $300 11
Cheshire cheeses were once shaped like grinning cats, which may have inspired this author's Cheshire Cat
    $300 19
Lincoln Center has an outdoor sculpture by this late, great British artist
    $400 22
In 1899 August Strindberg moved from Lund to this capital city
    $400 9
Milton Bradley once billed this board game as "a sweet little game for sweet little folks"
    $400 29
This unit is 3.37 inches longer than a yard
    $400 13
A museum of these in Monroe has a 1550 Danish Martin Luther & a 1617 King James in its collection
    $400 24
Guinness says the world's largest cheese was a 40,060-lb. cheddar made in 1988 in this U.S. state
    DD: $1,000 20
Moore associated with the following:
    $500 23
This American territory whose capital is Pago Pago was created by an 1899 treaty
    $500 10
In the 1990s these wild-haired figures based on Teutonic legend made a big comeback
    $500 30
-273.15 degrees Celsius is equal to zero degrees on this scale
    $500 14
This state nickname refers to Boeuf, Lafourche & Teche, to name 3
    $500 25
The rats "ate the cheeses out of the vats" in Robert Browning's poem about this musician
    $500 21
In a famous 1979 court decision, he was told not to wear the Lone Ranger mask in public

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

Don Marie Jess
$1,700 $1,100 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Don Marie Jess
$3,700 $1,500 $2,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
The enclave of Baarle-Hertog is Belgian territory completely surrounded by this Low Country
    $200 12
In 1971 author Joseph Heller dramatized this 10-year-old book
    $200 6
This chief god assumed the name Bolverk when he stole back "the mead of poetry"
    $200 25
Decade associated with the Charleston
    $200 7
Alabama's Crimson Tide uses this animal, a favorite of Republicans, as a mascot
    $200 21
The Moors changed this brutal sport of the Visigoths into a more formal spectacle; ole!
    $400 2
It's the capital of Italy's Firenze province
    $400 13
In this play Veta Simmons tries to get her brother Elwood P. Dowd committed to a sanitarium
    $400 17
Sol, the daughter of Mundilfari, carries this heavenly body in her chariot
    $400 26
This dance of 3 or more people weaving around each other comes in a popular Virginia version
    $400 8
It was originally founded as Rhode Island College in 1764
    $400 22
In this year the Moors lost their last major foothold in Spain & Columbus set sail for the New World
    DD: $1,000 3
This longest river in Western Europe is navigable to the Schaffhausen Falls at Lake Constance
    $600 14
Gooper is Big Daddy's older son in this Tennessee Williams play
    $600 18
Modi & Magni were the 2 sons of this god of thunder by Jarnsaxa, one of his wives
    $600 28
The Haka is a traditional dance of these New Zealanders
    $600 9
This college was named for Margaret Johns' great-grandson
    $600 23
This European capital's origins go back to Magerit, a Moorish fortress that guarded Toledo
    $800 4
This new republic consists mainly of the historic regions of Moravia & Bohemia
    $800 15
This playwright's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" was based on his alcoholic brother James
    $800 19
If one of these warrior maidens was seen by a human without her swan disguise, she had to do his bidding
    $800 30
Aaron Copland composed "Appalachian Spring" under the title "Ballet for Martha", because it was for her
    $800 10
Members of its seismology lab seem to appear on local L.A. TV more often than its JPL people
    $800 24
Probably the most famous fictional Moor is this Venetian army general
    $1000 5
The Swedish call this gulf Bottniska Viken; the Finnish call it Pohjanlahti
    DD: $2,000 16
This William Inge play takes place in a Kansas restaurant during a blizzard
    $1000 20
This trickster god could change himself into a salmon or a fly
    $1000 29
Alicia Markova & Natalia Makarova are among those who've danced this solo in tribute to Anna Pavlova
    $1000 11
1 of the 4 4-year U.S. colleges & universities under "Q" in the World Almanac's list
    $1000 27
This West African country south of Morocco was named for the Moors

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Don Marie Jess
$9,100 $5,700 $5,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Charged with adultery, she, her brother & 4 others were locked in the Tower of London in 1536

Final scores:

Don Marie Jess
$6,799 $11,300 $100
2nd place: Ashley dining table set + Bob Mitchell Designs home decor set New champion: $11,300 3rd place: Cutco knife set

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Don Marie Jess
$11,100 $5,300 $4,700
27 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $21,100

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