Show #609 - Thursday, April 9, 1987


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Chris Walkey, a jeweler originally from Boston, Massachusetts

Peg Smith, a housewife from Madeira Beach, Florida

Jonathan Vaughan, a graphics design student originally from Hong Kong (whose 2-day cash winnings total $13,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
It's the system of rules under which a language functions, not your mother's mother
    $100 3
Most historians say there were 8 or 9 of these religious quests, as well as an ill-fated children's one
    $100 13
Weevils prefer cotton buds to this part they're named for
    $100 8
Minos' wife mated with 1 of these animals to conceive the Minotaur
    $100 21
Last name of brothers Moe, Shemp, & Curly
    $200 2
From Greek for "air" & "life", these exercises can start your day off with a jump
    $200 4
In the 13th century, King Sundiata founded the Mali Empire on this continent
    $200 14
In a 1963 hit Ray Charles lamented, "Cotton went down to a quarter a pound and I'm..." this
    $200 9
When Zeus said, "Take me to your Leda," he was disguised as this aquatic bird
    $200 22
In both "You Nazty Spy" & "I'll Never Heil Again", Moe burlesqued this world leader
    $300 18
(Punctuation marks enclosing this answer)
    $300 5
Navarre, Aragon & Castile were independent kingdoms in what is now this country
    DD: $300 15
Of a pup tent, a man's shirt, or a knee sock, the 1 that would use up just the cotton in this mini-bale:
    $300 10
Turned on by his tusks, Trish Van Devere fell for George C. Scott in TV version of this fairy tale
    $300 23
How Curly ended poem, "Roses are red & how do you do drink 4 of these & ..."
    $400 19
Spelling of the sea you'd see looking north from Tripoli
    $400 6
Danish king Canute ruled this island country even before becoming king of Denmark
    $400 16
The variety of cotton named for this Middle Eastern country was developed from New World strains
    $400 11
In "Son of Paleface", this equine star shared a bed with Bob Hope
    $400 24
In "3 Little Beers", Moe's "Reporter's" badge read "Press", Larry's "Press", & Curly's, this
    $500 20
A member of the spurge plant family, its bright red leaves make it a popular Christmas decoration
    $500 7
In 1281, a typhoon saved Japan from invasion by these conquering people
    $500 17
This Tennessee city, world's largest cotton market, calls itself cotton capital of the world
    $500 12
Woody Allen film where Gene Wilder whispers sweet nothings to a sheep

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

Jonathan Peg Chris
-$700 $1,400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jonathan Peg Chris
$500 $500 $1,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
Though only 33 miles long, it's the largest island in French Polynesia
    $200 11
To witness Showscan or hear THX sound, you have to be in this type of establishment
    $200 1
They are the "flowers" of pine trees
    $200 26
It's said the New Yorker paid him $10 for his classic "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker"
    $200 21
Famous feminist who's recently authored a book on Marilyn Monroe
    $200 2
dog collar,
    $400 17
Venezuela was once believed to be the site of this fabled "golden" kingdom
    $400 12
Markets are combatting thefts of these with a 5th wheel that makes them go in circles when taken from lot
    $400 7
These sturdy members of the beech family are struck by lightning more than any other tree
    $400 22
In 1903, this former med student settled in Paris to become an author & hostess to U.S. lit. expatriates
    $400 3
Ants in the pants,
Don't spill the beans,
    $600 18
The Galapagos islands belong to this South American country
    $600 13
Term for a computer compatible with an IBM PC, or a new frog grown from a cell of the original
    $600 8
Leaves change color when sap is blocked off & this green material decomposes
    $600 23
Star of "Pippin" on Broadway, he was the apple of father Artur's eye
    $600 4
Thompson seedless
    DD: $1,000 19
All of the Great Lakes which touch Canada border on this province
    $800 14
From Greek for "far" & "write", it was the 1st method used to send messages by electricity
    $800 9
Of India, Australia, or Brazil, the only country with more species of trees than the U.S.
    $800 24
Though a genius in electronics, his German socialist activities forced him to flee to U.S. in 1889
    DD: $500 5
Wells Fargo,
the terrible twos
    $1000 20
This body of water contains an estimated 6 trillion lbs. of the mineral in its name
    $1000 15
Computerized typesetting system at his plant in Wapping has angered Fleet Street unions
    $1000 10
There are still a few growing in the grove where Solomon got the timber for the temple
    $1000 25
Called skiing's first superstar, in 1952 he became 1st to win the Olympic giant slalom
    $1000 6

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jonathan Peg Chris
$1,300 $1,100 $5,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

President who's buried the farthest south

Final scores:

Jonathan Peg Chris
$100 $2,200 $6,000
3rd place: Speed Queen washer & dryer 2nd place: trip to Roseland Ranch in Stanfordville, New York New champion: $6,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jonathan Peg Chris
$1,300 $1,200 $5,300
8 R,
5 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $7,800

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Game tape date: 1986-12-09
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