Show #2654 - Thursday, February 29, 1996


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Matt Mulford, a law student originally from Escondido, California

Jane Guzman, a Ph.D. candidate from Dallas, Texas

Richard Drapkin, a restaurant consultant and law student from Santa Monica, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And I must caution you that some of these are bad puns.)
    $100 2
On becoming a nun, a woman is said to "take" this item of attire
    $100 11
This "A-Team" star appeared as a celebrity contestant on the Spanish game show "El Gran Juego de La Oca"
    $100 17
A curved jewel, a mirror & a sword are the 3 sacred symbols of the legitimacy & authority of this person
    $100 7
Beaumont Newhall was the founding curator of this department at MoMA; say cheese
    $100 26
This rigid beam pivoted at a fulcrum is the simplest of simple machines
    $100 1
Fear of being trapped in a small space with a famous Christmas figure
    $200 3
In the Orthodox Church, this sacrament is performed by triple immersion in the name of the Trinity
    $200 12
He's bald, wears an earring & is found in kitchens all over America
    $200 18
One of the techniques in this form of wrestling is Okuridashi or "pushing out from behind"
    $200 8
In 1936 Willie Hoppe was this sport's three-cushion champ
    $200 27
A combination of electrical components that form a conducting path, it can be open, closed or short
    $200 19
Morley Safer, Dan Rather, Ed Bradley & 57 others during the American Revolution
    $300 4
Charles Taze Russell founded this movement that publishes "The Watchtower"
    $300 13
He's known for his little list, his worst-dressed list
    $300 23
The name of this famous Tokyo shopping & entertainment district means "silver mint"
    DD: $500 9
A diplomat in Latin America, Sumner Welles was one of the chief architects of this FDR policy
    $300 28
The bacterium that causes botulism can only grow in an environment free of this gas
    $300 20
Shakespearean title character who wants his pound of flesh, deer flesh
    $400 5
The Navajo make these dry paintings during ceremonies called sings
    $400 14
It's how you addressed Sam Rayburn in 1940, 1950 & 1960 & John McCormack in 1970
    $400 24
This game is played on a board engraved with 19 vertical & 19 horizontal lines
    $400 10
The court of Harun ar-Rashid is described in this multi-multi-part story collection
    $400 29
In the metamorphoses of many insects, the pupal stage occurs between this one & adult
    $400 21
About to die, Joan of Arc knew she was on this downward path to the city where she was burned
    $500 6
Ahimsa, non-violence, is a cardinal doctrine of this country's 3 1/2 million Jains
    $500 15
Arnold Schwarzenegger won the Mr. Olympia title 7 times & this title 5 times
    $500 25
The 252-seat House of Councillors & the 512-seat House of Representatives make up this parliament
    $500 16
Raymond Ditmars, 1876-1942, was a leading one of these scientists who study amphibians & reptiles
    $500 30
Radiation belts encircling the Earth are named for this Mount Pleasant, Iowa-born astronomer
    $500 22
A Strauss opera, or what they did to the Mickey Balloon after the Macy's parade

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

Richard Jane Matt
$1,600 $600 $300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Jane Matt
$3,600 $1,300 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
In 1994 Kathleen Brown, sister of Jerry & daughter of Pat, ran for governor of this state
    $200 1
This war began suddenly on June 25, 1950
    $200 24
In 1829 Rossini composed his last opera, this one about a Swiss hero
    $200 20
This largest British Columbia city was founded in the 1870s as Granville, a sawmill settlement
    $200 11
This former superstar's reign as head coach of the Lakers lasted for less than 2 months in 1994
    $200 16
"Coral Sea" & "The Landing on Kuralei" are among his "Tales of the South Pacific"
    $400 5
Following the Challenger disaster, she led a panel to study the future of America's space program
    $400 2
This war began on July 28, 1914 when the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia
    $400 25
In 1814 this lieder composer wrote the song "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel", using words by Goethe
    $400 21
This Chilean cape extends into the Drake Passage
    $400 12
Around 240 B.C. Eratosthenes of Cyrene was summoned by Ptolemy III to head the library in this city
    $400 17
This 1908 children's classic relates the tales of Mole, Rat, Toad & Badger
    $600 8
In 1928 Arctic explorer Louise Boyd assisted in the search for this missing Norwegian
    $600 4
King George's, King Philip's & King William's were all wars fought on this continent
    $600 26
Although today a tenor, he sang baritone in his parents' Zarzuela Company in Mexico
    $600 23
The southernmost point on this peninsula lies in Yemen
    $600 13
In 1935 FDR appointed this future president head of the National Youth Administration in Texas
    $600 18
"The Lawnmower Man" is one of the tales featured in his "Night Shift" collection
    DD: $1,000 9
She directed the Boston Cooking School from 1891 to 1902, when she opened her own school of cookery
    DD: $1,400 6
The Ypsilanti Rebellion of 1821 began this Balkan country's War of Independence
    $800 27
Although known mostly for his oratorios, this German composed more than 40 operas
    $800 29
Zanzibar, the largest coral island off Africa's East Coast, belongs to this country
    $800 14
In 1995 John Deutch succeeded James Woolsey as head of this agency
    $800 19
She published "Seven Gothic Tales" in 1934, after returning to Denmark from Africa
    $1000 10
This first woman to break the sound barrier directed the Women's Airforce Service Pilots during WWII
    $1000 7
After the Sixth Cape Frontier War, 1834-35, the Boers began their northern migration known as this
    $1000 28
Shortly after this Hungarian's 1945 death, 2 of his concertos were completed by Tibor Serly
    $1000 30
"Little" name of the subdivision of Oceania that contains the Marshall Islands, Kiribati & Guam
    $1000 15
Architect Walter Gropius founded this school of design in 1919 & headed it until 1928
    $1000 22
"Oswald's Tale" by this Pulitzer Prize-winning author is a true account of Lee Harvey Oswald's life

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Jane Matt
$6,800 $3,500 $5,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He created his most famous character in 1952 at Goldeneye, a holiday home he bought in Jamaica

Final scores:

Richard Jane Matt
$11,600 $6,900 $7,300
New champion: $11,600 3rd place: Service Merchandise gift certificate 2nd place: Counterpoint compact disc player + Klipsch speakers

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Richard Jane Matt
$6,800 $3,500 $6,700
21 R,
1 W
11 R,
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $17,000

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