Show #490 - Friday, October 24, 1986

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Steve Hayes, a writer from Washington, D.C.

Carolyn Fox, a student from Redondo Beach, California

Lucy Sweeney, an apprentice baker from San Bruno, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: This category has to do with information regarding a number of performers who have all played the same role in film or on television.)
    $100 11
"It's made more liars
out of the American people than golf has"
Will Rogers said, perhaps around 4/15
    $100 6
For The Platters, "heavenly shades of night" were falling at this time
    $100 16
Writing in the now-defunct New York Sun,
Francis Church told this girl, "Yes, there is a Santa Claus"
    $100 26
Almost 50 years before the Salem trials, Margaret James was executed for this crime
    $100 21
Body part used in street corner signs to symbolize "don't walk"
    $100 1
British secret agent
played by Barry Nelson, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, & Sean Connery
    $200 12
In 1974, identifying herself as Tanya, she declared, "I am a soldier in The People's Army"
    $200 7
In '59 hit by Dinah Washington, it's the line that follows the title,
"What a difference a day makes"
    $200 17
A year after being stranded in a city whose name he shared, he came to fame with "The Call of the Wild"
    $200 22
Term for two large ad placards hinged at the top with straps & worn over the shoulders
    $200 2
In '35, Clark Gable played this mutineer; in '62, it was Marlon Brando, & in '84, Mel Gibson
    $300 13
Before going into battle,
Crazy Horse would tell his followers, "Today is a good day to" do this
    $300 8
It's the time when "there's no one in the place except you" & Old Blue Eyes
    $300 18
Real-life name of Dobie Gillis' TV mom & TV name of Esther Rolle on "Good Times" put this state first
    $300 23
A 1986 stamp commemorating these featured a blue rectangular street sign with a white H
    $300 3
Flower girl, played by Wendy Hiller & Audrey Hepburn on film, & Julie Andrews on stage
    $400 14
"New York mayor LaGuardia said, "When I make a mistake, it is" this
    $400 9
How the Doobie Brothers were holding on in 1979
    DD: $600 19
She learned songwriting in a class taught by Paul Simon in New York, not New Hampshire:

"I ain't tellin' tales, anybody else / Could repeat the things that I've heard / She's been talkin' sweet and it's on the street / How the girl's been spreadin' the word / Ahh, you should hurry, / You should let her know how you feel"
    $400 24
Where you'd see a sign like, "In case of emergency, stay in car, use phone to call for help"
    $400 4
"Bewitched" character played by Dick York from '64-'69 & Dick Sargent from '69-'72
    $500 15
Following the assassination attempt,
President Reagan told his doctors, "Please tell me you're" these
    $500 10
Academy of Country Music Single of the Year, Don Williams set his watch back to it
while living on it in 1978
    $500 20
This actress, Mrs. Charles Bronson, sometimes appears in hubby's films
    $500 25
For a week-long celebration in April of '86, a 45-by-45-foot Roman numeral II was added to this city's sign
    $500 5
Pat O'Brien, Ross Russell, & Jack Lemmon all played Hildy Johnson in film versions of this classic play

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

Lucy Carolyn Steve
$500 -$300 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lucy Carolyn Steve
$1,000 $400 $2,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
A 17th century Danish astronomer 1st noted the speed of this by observing Jupiter & its satellites
    $200 22
Research dept. of this 85-year-old co. found the average man will spend 3,350 hrs. of his life shaving
    $200 9
Completes the title of Mickey Spillane's "I, the -"
    $200 14
He appeared on Steve Allen's TV show after this man on opposite Allen wouldn't have him
    $200 16
In the novel "1876"
Gore Vidal's narrator
calls this president "Rutherfraud"
    $200 3
In 1492, members of his crew were the first Europeans to sample corn, which probably stuck in their teeth
    $400 2
Of 6,000, 50,000, or 90,000, the approximate number of stars visible to the naked eye
    $400 24
Last season, this company spent more money than any other to sponsor programs on PBS
    $400 10
A stool pigeon becomes one when sent to the Big House
    $400 15
The single "Don't Be Cruel" featured this animal on its jacket
    $400 17
Rough-riding author of the four volume work "The Winning of the West"
    $400 4
Because the heat causes steam pressure to build up & burst the outer shell
    $600 5
Stars & these vast collections of stars are called the building blocks of the universe
    $600 11
Cut into thin long strips, you can do it to potatoes
    $600 19
His hit "It's Now or Never" was adapted from this Italian song
    $600 18
Told by a lady she'd bet she could get him to say 3 words, he supposedly replied, "You lose"
    $600 6
Generally, the leader in corn production, this state grows more corn than all but 1 country outside the U.S.
    DD: $600 20
The 2 planets in our solar system with no moons
    DD: $600 12
It became the state capital January 3, 1959
    $800 23
City in which, as a present for his mother, Elvis cut his first record ever
    $800 25
James Madison's picture decorates this denomination of U.S. currency
    $800 7
From old English diminutive of corn, common term for the fruit of corn
    $1000 21
It has the most eccentric orbit of the 9 major planets
    $1000 13
It was killed in rhyme with the vorpal blade
    $1000 27
While in the Army, Elvis did his basic training at this Texas base
    $1000 26
This Gen. was called "Sharp Knife" by the Indians, perhaps because he & his men killed so many of them
    $1000 8
The largest of the cereals, corn is a member of Gramineae, this family of plants

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lucy Carolyn Steve
$5,400 $2,600 $3,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Largest city in population east of the Rockies & west of the Mississippi River

Final scores:

Lucy Carolyn Steve
$4,199 $1,600 $1,150
2-day champion: $11,199 2nd place 3rd place

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Lucy Carolyn Steve
$5,600 $2,800 $3,900
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $12,300

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Game tape date: 1986-08-26
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