Show #1681 - Monday, December 16, 1991

India Cooper game 1-B.


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Bruce Merhige, a clinical psychologist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

India Cooper, an actor and copy editor originally from Denver, Colorado

Jay Marhoefer, a management consultant from Dallas, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $20,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All of the correct responses will be a letter of the alphabet.)
    $100 1
The Teutonic Knights originated during the third one of these military expeditions
    $100 5
He was first to prove the connection between electricity & lightning
    $100 7
"Start spreadin' the news, I'm leaving today, I wanna be a part of it" in this place
    $100 26
Though about 95% of Mexicans are of this denomination, no church can own land in Mexico
    $100 12
Her sister Marjorie Tallchief is a ballerina, too
    $100 13
It precedes -stop, Murray Abraham & Scott Fitzgerald
    $200 2
The idealization of women stemmed from the increasing devotion to this biblical woman
    $200 6
A bandicoot carries its young in one of these
    $200 8
"For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her it's the kiss of death from" this Bond villain
    $200 27
Often, your father & this baptismal stand-in call each other "compadre", meaning co-father
    $200 20
Dame Alicia Markova was ballet director of this American opera company from 1963-69
    $200 14
Lee Marvin headed this "Squad" on TV
    $300 3
Chretien de Troyes wrote the earliest extant literary work about the quest for this holy object
    $300 17
Polishing this removes the thiamine so a constant diet of it may result in beriberi
    $300 9
"No it isn't very pretty what" this type of town "can do"
    $300 28
The resort town of Cabo San Lucas is at the southern tip of this peninsula
    $300 21
Antoinetta Dell'era was the 1st ballerina to play the role of this fairy in "The Nutcracker", in 1892
    $300 15
On a compass this consonant is found 270┬░ from N
    $400 4
The medieval institution of knighthood spread to England with this conquest
    $400 18
It's what the archerfish shoots to bring down insects
    $400 10
"Don't go walking down" this thoroughfare "with anyone else but me"
    $400 22
Look up "plie" in Britannica & you'll find a photo of Gelsey Kirkland as this Stravinsky bird
    DD: $800 23
In spelling out the numbers from 1-999 you never use this vowel
    $500 16
Add 3 letters to the French word for "horse" to get this French word for a knight
    $500 19
The Henry Draper Catalogue contains measurements of over 400,000 of these
    $500 11
"How can I ignore" this person; "I love him more than I can say"
    $500 25
Suzanne Farrell has been called the "muse" of this late choreographer known as "Mr. B."
    $500 24
I is the only English vowel & this the only consonant that's dotted in lower case

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Jay India Bruce
$200 $1,700 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jay India Bruce
$1,200 $3,100 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
She changed her name in 1744, we figure because Empress Sophie the Great didn't sound good
    $200 3
At the beginning of this Larry McMurtry novel, the pigs are eating a rattlesnake
    $200 25
Bongos, congas & tom-toms are types of these
    $200 8
This radioactive element is named for the ninth planet
    $200 14
Colorful landmarks include the Painted Desert in Arizona & the Rainbow Bridge in this state
    $200 15
Tall, powerful women are sometimes called these after the name of a race of female warriors
    $400 2
She said, "I can train any dog in 5 minutes... it's training the owner that takes longer"
    $400 4
"Royal Poinciana" revolves around the Royal Poinciana Hotel in this elegant Florida resort city
    $400 26
The Scottish Highland version of this instrument has 3 drones
    $400 9
Used to control goiter, this element was discovered in seaweed by a French chemist in 1811
    $400 24
Of all state mottos in English, this state's is, appropriately, the shortest
    $400 16
A style of masonry that uses large, irregular stones was named for these 1-eyed giants
    $600 7
Savonarola forced this famous Florentine family into exile in 1494
    DD: $1,200 5
He dedicated "QB VII" "To my darling wife Jill on her twenty-third birthday"
    $600 29
The Neapolitan type of this lute-like instrument is tuned the same as a violin
    $600 10
In 1766 Henry Cavendish called this gas with 1 proton & 1 electron "inflammable air"
    $600 22
Its state flower is the Rocky Mountain columbine
    $600 23
Blue succory, a plant once thought to have love potion powers, is also called this god's "dart"
    $800 11
Robert Ford, who killed this outlaw in St. Joseph, Mo. in 1882, got a big reward & a pardon
    $800 6
Chapter IX of this James Michener novel is titled "The Golden Beaches of Nome"
    $800 28
Albert Schweitzer was a key figure in reviving interest in this instrument in the early 1900s
    $800 17
Used to galvanize iron & steel, its name is from the German for "prong" or "spike"
    $800 21
This state's first radio station, WOK, began operating in Pine Bluff in 1922
    $800 30
Wife of Odysseus whose weaving has become a metaphor for an endless task
    $1000 13
Tho a Republican, Harold Ickes was Interior Sec'y for this president's whole tenure
    $1000 12
In "Jitterbug Perfume" this novelist said, "The beet was Rasputin's favorite vegetable"
    $1000 27
The name of this wind instrument, also called a sweet potato, comes from Italian for goose
    DD: $1,600 18
Reflecting 95% of the light that strikes it, this precious metal is the most lustrous of metals
    $1000 20
It's the only state that modeled its court system on civil law, not English common law
    $1000 19
A sculptured figure of a man used as a support & named for a Titan; the plural is "Atlantes"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jay India Bruce
$2,800 $9,900 $4,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In the early 1800s hieroglyphics were first translated by an Egyptologist from this country

Final scores:

Jay India Bruce
$1,199 $10,000 $1,700
3rd place: Moulinex deluxe 11-piece kitchen machines including deep fryer, hand blender, juice extractor, food processor & can opener + Nintendo Entertainment System with Super Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune + InfoGenius for Nintendo Game Boy New champion: $10,000 2nd place: a trip on Delta Airlines to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with a week's stay at the Krystal Vallarta

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jay India Bruce
$4,400 $9,300 $5,200
10 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
11 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $18,900

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Game tape date: 1991-09-30
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