Show #517 - Tuesday, December 2, 1986


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Sam Balko, an operations assistant from Venice, California

Brenda Clark, a sales manager from Phenix City, Alabama

Hank Jones, a genealogist from Toluca Lake, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $18,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 11
Appropriately, she hosted '86 gala honoring Spencer Tracy, about whom she's made a documentary
    $100 21
The early growth of this Texas town was due to its closeness to the Chisholm Trail
    $100 6
It's the length of the Camptown racetrack
    $100 1
Superstar producer-director who calls his production company "Amblin Entertainment"
    $100 13
In poem "Thanksgiving Day, the way to Grandfather's house is "over the river & through" this
    $100 24
Experts in ornithology & apiology could teach you about these, & so could Dr. Ruth
    $200 12
Calling it a downer, Tina Turner turned down a role in the movie of this Alice Walker best seller
    $200 22
In the films, it's the city "Where the Boys Are" during spring vacation
    $200 7
Johnny Mathis said he'd be in love until then
    $200 2
When he won an Oscar for directing "Annie Hall", he was 3000 miles away, playing a clarinet
    $200 14
It wasn't until over 100 years later that this landmark became associated with the Pilgrims
    $200 25
Indiana Jones' field of study
    $300 15
Though she claims it's only a novel, her parents might find "Home Front" hits too close to home
    $300 23
The 6th largest "city" in Kentucky, it's the world's most "valuable" military base
    $300 8
It's the girl-boy ratio in "Surf City"
    $300 3
He directed "None But the Brave" in 1965, & he did it his way
    $300 18
While Macy's sponsors a parade in N.Y., this now-defunct rival store used to put one on in Philadelphia
    $300 26
While this study tries to predict when earthquakes will occur, it's still on shaky ground
    $400 16
In 1975, Mrs. Junko Tabei, a 35-year-old Japanese, became 1st woman to climb this
    $400 9
1965 song in which Len Barry said falling in love is "elementary"
    $400 4
Silent film pioneer generally considered to have defined the technique of film making
    $400 19
Pilgrims had seen Thanksgiving celebrated annually while staying about 12 years in this country
    $400 27
Toxicology deals with the effects of & the treatment for these
    $500 17
Artist who died in '86 at age 98, some interpreted her flower closeups as sexually coded images
    DD: $800 10
The Byrds at 42,240 feet
    $500 5
He directed 4 rock 'n' rollers in "A Hard Day's Night" & 4 musketeers in "The 3 Musketeers"
    $500 20
Governor of Plymouth colony who, in 1621, proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving & prayer
    $500 28
A necrology is a list of people who've all done this

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Hank Brenda Sam
$1,000 $500 $500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Hank Brenda Sam
$3,100 $200 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 25
This Old Testament term for Egyptian kings actually means "great house"
    $200 17
Part of the body on which you might get enamel bonding
    $200 6
Legendary D.J. whose signal from Mexico-based stations XERB & XERF covered most of N. America
    $200 1
Surprise! His brother is allergic to peanuts
    $200 16
The longest horse race ever run, 1200 miles, was held in this Iberian country
    $200 11
Mr. Van Rijn, Dutch master of light & shadow
    $400 26
It's believed King Nebuchadnezzar II built this ancient wonder to please his wife
    DD: $1,000 18
Marilyn Monroe's breathiness & John Wayne's slow speech were, says 1 expert, ways to correct this
    $400 7
Radio signal that, according to 1978 Steely Dan song, has "no static at all"
    $400 2
Rev. Phineas Gurley called his assassination God's way of showing the theater was evil
    $400 22
Another term for starting time
    $400 12
Mr. Javacheff, Bulgarian-born artist who wraps buildings and islands
    $600 27
Procrustes, a Greek robber, stretched short victims to fit a bed & did this to the tall ones
    $600 19
The technical term for it is "alopecia", & one of the remedies is a "rug"
    $600 8
Occupants of his "Alley" included Mrs. Nussbaum, Sen. Claghorn, & Titus Moody
    $600 3
"Bull"ish on Maxwell House coffee, he's the one who said it was "good to the last drop"
    $600 23
Queen Anne established these races in 1711
    $600 13
'60s British Invasion folkie Mr. Leitch
    $800 28
"What an artist dies in me!" were this Roman emperor's last words in 68 AD
    $800 20
They're masses of protective lymphoid tissue located above tonsils in lining of the nasopharynx
    DD: $700 9
Public radio show that starts each week with the following song:

"Well, look who's comin' through the door / I think we've met somewhere before / Hello, love / Hello, love"
    $800 4
When this general's mother caught him reading war books, she hid them in the attic
    $800 24
The owner of this 1985 Kentucky Derby winner surprised racing by passing up the other Triple Crown races
    $800 14
His 1st name is Chaim, & in his most famous role, he sang "To life, to life, l'chaim"
    $1000 21
Name for the body's largest nerve, it runs from the spinal cord- through the lower body & legs
    $1000 10
This was top prize on '40s quiz show "Take It or Leave It"
    $1000 5
Ex-hangman who admitted he'd sired an illegitimate son, he didn't marry until in the White House
    $1000 15
Middle name of American dress designer Roy Frowick

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Hank Brenda Sam
$5,700 $4,100 $2,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn't really crazy," said Doc Daneeka of this title rule

Final scores:

Hank Brenda Sam
$5,700 $7,100 $4,000
2nd place: trip to Xanadu Beach Resort in the Bahamas New champion: $7,100 3rd place: Panasonic 25" TV

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Hank Brenda Sam
$6,500 $4,800 $3,000
18 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $14,300

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Game tape date: 1986-09-16
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