Show #2690 - Friday, April 19, 1996


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Robin Gilliam, a homemaker from Dallas, Texas

Sendhil Revuluri, a trading assistant from Chicago, Illinois

Leslie Bitner, a law student from Houston, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
Among the attractions you can visit in this city are Astrohall, Astroworld & the Astrodome
    $100 20
Meryl Streep hated this book but ended up playing Francesca in the film version anyway
    $100 16
Called Big Blue, it controlled nearly 80% of the computer market in the 1960s & 1970s
    $100 10
When you take up a collection, you're said to "pass" this accessory
    $100 2
The intense beam of light produced by this device is used to treat detached retinas
    $100 25
From July 4, 1836 to July 3, 1837, the flag had this many stars, half as many as today
    $200 7
This national park in New Mexico features a nightly bat exodus from its caves
    $200 21
This ghost befriends Kat, played by Christina Ricci, a lonely girl who lives at Whipstaff Manor
    $200 18
This world's largest car rental company grew out of a Chicago concern with 12 Model Ts
    $200 11
When situations are reversed, this "is on the other foot"
    $200 3
Loam, a type of this, is composed of 30%-50% sand particles
    $200 26
The number of stars added in 1890, the most since 1818, or the number of points on each star
    $300 8
At the restored Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island, a stone marker commemorates the 1587 birth of this child
    $300 22
He played a 21st-century data courier in "Johnny Mnemonic", directed by artist Robert Longo
    $300 15
HSY is the New York Stock Exchange symbol of this confectioner
    $300 12
To attack someone unfairly is "to hit him below" this; the Marquess of Queensberry wouldn't approve
    $300 4
Ebonite, a hard, black material, is made by vulcanizing a mixture of about 2 parts this to 1 part sulfur
    $300 27
The Flag Resolution of 1777 stated the stars in the Union represented a new one of these in the heavens
    $400 9
Each summer in Shelbyville, Tenn., over 2,000 of these horses "step out" during a national celebration
    $400 23
Some of the weightless sequences in this Ron Howard movie were filmed in the KC-135 jet
    $400 19
In 1986 Capital Cities bought this television network for $3.5 billion
    $400 13
Some men attached to their mothers are said to be tied to these kitchen garment parts
    $400 5
In mammals the base of each hair sits in a pit called this
    $400 29
The area of the flag containing the stars is called this, also the term for a Swiss district
    $500 14
Killington in this state offers some of the best skiing in the Eastern U.S.
    $500 24
Time "judiciously" called this 1995 Sly Stallone vehicle "another dose of preposterone"
    $500 17
Hercules, a Delaware-based chemical maker, spun off from this company in 1912
    $500 28
When you treat someone with great tact & gentleness, you "handle him with" these goatskin accessories
    $500 6
C27 H45 OH is the formula for this fatty substance whose excess is implicated in atherosclerosis
    DD: $500 30
An order by this president set the stars in 7 rows & columns of 7 each

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

Leslie Sendhil Robin
$100 $2,300 $1,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Sendhil Robin
$100 $5,200 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
Some say this emperor "fiddled" around by reciting poetry while Rome burned
    $200 11
This style of music associated with Scott Joplin often has a steady march-type bass line
    $200 20
Capital & Franklin universities, as well as Ohio State University, are located in this city
    $200 6
Among his many wives were Ahinoam, Abigail & Bathsheba
    $200 21
This James Bond creator was a Moscow correspondent for Reuters in the early 1930s
    $200 1
The Nilometer on Rawdah Island in this city was built to measure the height of the Nile's floods
    $400 27
A fanatical monk named Jacques Clement stabbed this country's King Henry III at St.-Cloud in 1589
    $400 12
A marimba is a Central American version of this instrument that uses wooden bars to make music
    $400 16
Holy Cross in Worcester in this state is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England
    $400 7
The first theocratic covenant was made between God & this patriarch
    $400 22
He wrote "The Jungle Book" partly for his daughter Josephine while living in the U.S.
    $400 2
Landmarks in this Indian city include the Howrah Bridge & the Parasnath Jain Temple
    $600 28
Prince Henry the Navigator is entombed in a small chapel in the town of Batalha in this country
    $600 13
The lyric type of this highest female voice is more suitable for operetta than the dramatic
    $600 17
American University of this Lebanese city was founded in 1866 as Syrian Protestant college
    $600 8
The crew on the ship to Tarshish thought he was a jinx & threw him off
    $600 23
The initials P.G. in his name stood for Pelham Grenville
    $600 3
This German city's twin-spired Gothic cathedral was begun in 1248, but not completed until 1880
    $800 29
He was chancellor of Salford Univ. for 23 years, until his daughter-in-law Fergie succeeded him in 1991
    $800 14
The 6 strings of this popular musical instrument are tuned E A D G B E
    DD: $1,500 18
This Poughkeepsie, N.Y. college is the only coeducational member of the Seven Sisters colleges
    DD: $3,000 9
Mary is the New Testament version of this Old Testament name by which Moses' sister was known
    $800 24
In 1688-89 this "Moll Flanders" author participated in the Glorious Revolution
    $800 4
This Italian city is known for its violin making, which reached its height in the 1600s & 1700s
    $1000 30
This Dutch queen's second daughter, Princess Irene, married a Spanish prince in 1964
    $1000 15
These groups of notes played together may be in root position or inverted
    $1000 19
This Pasadena, California school oversees the Palomar & W.M. Keck observatories
    $1000 10
The morning after the wedding, he learned he had married Leah, not her sister Rachel
    $1000 25
In 1958 he published a follow-up to "Brave New World", titled "Brave New World Revisited"
    $1000 5
This New Zealand city was founded in 1850 by the Canterbury Association, an Anglican group from England

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Sendhil Robin
$2,800 $11,600 $6,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

121-year-old Jeanne Calment remembers this man buying canvases at her in-laws' store in Arles

Final scores:

Leslie Sendhil Robin
$5,400 $12,201 $1,102
2nd place: trip to Jamaica New champion: $12,201 3rd place: Motorola MicroTAC cellular phone

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Leslie Sendhil Robin
$4,300 $12,100 $3,900
8 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
33 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $20,300

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