Show #3259 - Thursday, November 5, 1998


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Debbie Thomas, a graduate student from Tarboro, North Carolina

Tom Schellhammer, a lawyer from Arlington, Virginia

Mark Sheehan, an attorney from Mansfield Center, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,650)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
Hosting the Oscars, he was pursued by pilot David Letterman in an "English Patient" parody
    $100 16
People who eat this ursine mammal often marinate the meat for at least a day before cooking
    $100 4
In the 1920s Norway's parliament voted to change the name of Christiania back to this
    $100 19
Peter Schilling's "Major Tom" continues the story of the astronaut in this singer's hit "Space Oddity"
    $100 9
The first stage of a multi-stage rocket, or an energetic supporter of a cause
    $100 18
It's what you want to avoid with a Mack truck

    $200 2
The FDA approved a laser that could be used by dentists as long as the dentist & adult patient wear these
    $200 17
This herb of the mint family may be used as a seasoning but watch out -- it'll drive your kitty wild
    $200 5
Empress Taitu chose the name of this Ethiopian capital; it means "new flower"
    $200 20
This song covered by the Beatles says, "Deliver the letter, the sooner the better"
    $200 10
Rockets get their forward motion from this, the JP in Cal Tech's JPL
    $200 22
It's where secrets should remain, Monica

    $300 3
When this Chinese leader died February 19, 1997 it was noted he hadn't been seen in public since early 1994
    $300 21
Escoffier says these amphibians "are not generally accepted as... first-class food by non-French people"
    $300 6
Someone had the bright idea to name this city for a duke even before it became New Zealand's capital
    $300 23
This Van Halen tune says, "Think of all the education that I missed" & "My homework was this"
    $300 11
Rockets developed by William Congreve produced the "red glare" this man saw on Sept. 13-14, 1814
    $300 26
You'll need a pair of these in Sudbury, Ontario in the winter

    $400 14
39 members of this doomsday cult in California committed suicide in March
    $400 29
Centuries ago this spiny mammal seen here was a popular entree
    DD: $600 7
Abuja, this country's first planned city, was built in the Chukuku Hills to replace Lagos as the capital
    $400 24
According to the lyrics, "I swear" it's the reason "I Shot The Sheriff"
    $400 12
NERVA was a U.S. project to develop a rocket propelled by this type of "n"ergy
    $400 27
Give me any of this, bad child, & I'll ground you!

    $500 15
Pioneer 10, which was launched in 1972 to study this planet, was retired in 1997
    $500 30
The meat of this ruminant is called chevon; Jamaicans like to eat it curried
    $500 8
Rawalpindi was selected as this country's interim capital while Islamabad was under construction
    $500 25
In a 1983 song, this singer heard "The strangled cries of lawyers in love"
    $500 13
A rocket's thrust may be measured in units named for this man whose laws of motion explain rocketry
    $500 28
It's what happens to all my best ideas & all my best cigars


Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Mark Tom Debbie
$1,500 $600 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Tom Debbie
$2,600 $3,000 $1,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
He "Appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush"
    $200 26
In 1776 Juan Bautista de Anza claimed the site for this California city's Presidio
    $200 6
The "Man From Missouri"
    $200 16
The Wicked Witch of the West dies when Dorothy does this to her
    $200 21
He wrote "Lonesome Traveler", "Big Sur", & "Mexico City Blues" in addition to "On The Road"
    $200 1
Guinness reports that in one hour Al Gliniecki tied 833 cherry stems into knots with this part of his body
    $400 12
In chapter 2 of "The Virginian", Owen Wister wrote, "When you call me that", do this
    $400 27
Dig deep & you'll find Joseph Holmes was the first director of the U.S. Bureau of these
    $400 7
The "Hero Of San Juan Hill"
    $400 17
The 3 kinds of animals fretted about in the forest, "Oh My!"
    $400 22
The peninsula where the Israelites wandered for 40 years after fleeing Egypt
    $400 2
It's a British term for molasses & a synonym for sickeningly sweet sentimentality
    $600 15
This "Is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling"
    $600 28
He founded the Academy, one of Greece's first colleges that met regularly in a set place
    $600 8
"Old Rough And Ready"
    $600 18
It's the part of the Tin Man's body that Dorothy oils first
    $600 23
The better-known name of traveling planter John Chapman
    $600 3
Eartha Kitt sang in this language, in her "delight"ful 1953 pop hit "Uska Dara"
    $800 14
In a 1971 Earth Day cartoon, this Walt Kelly character said, "We have met the enemy and he is us"
    $800 29
She "fathered" the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
    $800 9
The "Hermit Author of Palo Alto"
    $800 19
The warning on the Haunted Forest signpost says "I'd" do this "If I were you"
    $800 24
The name for this type of heavenly body comes from the Greek for "wanderer"
    $800 4
The name of this type of freight vessel makes it sound like a hot boat for hobos
    $1000 13
Hawthorne novel containing the line, "Old Matthew Maule, in a word, was executed for the crime of witchcraft"
    $1000 30
Gertrude Robinson-Smith helped found the famous symphony festival held at this Berkshire estate
    DD: $1,800 10
"James The Second"
    $1000 20
This animal pulls the coach in the Emerald City
    DD: $2,000 25
Marco Polo spent decades in Asia, but this city was his birthplace
    $1000 5
Tutus are often made from this fine net named for the French town that once manufactured it

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Tom Debbie
$3,000 $9,000 $2,300
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Cartoons from The New Yorker line the hallways of this hotel where Harold Ross conceived the magazine

Final scores:

Mark Tom Debbie
$3,000 $10,500 $99
2nd place: Zenith 32-inch Color TV & Hooker Entertainment Center Cabinet New champion: $10,500 3rd place: Trip for Two on Amtrak

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mark Tom Debbie
$2,800 $7,200 $2,300
20 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
13 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $12,300

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Game tape date: 1998-09-03
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