Show #1688 - Wednesday, December 25, 1991


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Mary Hurley, a senior gardener originally from Stockton, California

Doug Petersen, a dentist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Larry Dunn, an export manager from Northridge, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $17,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 18
A person who boasts about nothing is full of this
    $100 10
His hand, the left one, is inside another character, the crocodile
    $100 11
In Georgia, a 7' tall "big smiling peanut" is part of a Nat'l Historic Site honoring this president
    $100 3
This Navy marching song became popular after the annual Army-Navy football game in 1907
    $100 1
A variety show, from the French meaning "song of vau de vire", a region in France
    $100 26
Moses broke the first set of these after seeing the golden calf
    $200 19
In aviation lingo, when a plane hits a sudden downward stream of air it hits an "air" one of these
    $200 14
The Heffalumps & Woozles who tried to steal his honey were imaginary; he dreamt them
    $200 13
This boulevard between the White House & the Capitol was designated a Nat'l Historic Site in 1965
    $200 4
Trident & Poseidon missiles are launched from this type of ship
    $200 2
A farrier, one who shoes horses, comes from ferrum, Latin for this metal horseshoes are made of
    $200 27
Even with a broken one of these, John Wilkes Booth escaped from Ford's Theatre
    DD: $600 20
In the 17th century this compound became the first part of the air to be identified
    $300 15
In this 1977 film Bernard & Bianca save the orphan Penny from the evil clutches of Madame Medusa
    $300 23
Every May 10, Golden Spike Nat'l Historic Site reenacts the completion of this
    $300 5
Command & strategy courses are taught at the Naval War College in this Rhode Island summer resort
    $300 8
This central part of an atom is Latin for kernel
    $300 28
In 1971 the Bee Gees asked, "How can you mend a broken" one
    $400 21
In 1868 he used air power to operate a mechanical brake
    $400 16
J. Worthington Foulfellow, a.k.a. Honest John, is this type of sly animal who charms Pinocchio
    $400 24
A 17-room Victorian house belonging to this Sierra Club founder is part of a historic site in California
    $400 6
In 1866 this commander who fought at Mobile Bay became the 1st Navy officer promoted to the rank of admiral
    $400 9
The name of this symptom of certain diseases comes from Latin for greenish-yellow, "galbinus"
    $400 29
It was broken October 14, 1947 by Charles Yeager
    $500 22
These are 4 main classifications of air masses: polar, arctic, tropical & this
    $500 17
Even the name of this wicked fairy in "Sleeping Beauty" sounds evil
    $500 25
The Springfield Armory where Daniel Shays led a rebellion is a national historic site in this state
    $500 7
During the 1950s the Navy named a class of aircraft carriers for this 1st Defense Sec'y
    $500 12
From Nawwab, a rank of government officials under India's Mogul rulers, it's a man of prominence & wealth
    $500 30
It was broken into in 1922 by Lord Carnarvon & Howard Carter

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

Larry Doug Mary
$1,200 $600 $500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Doug Mary
$2,000 $900 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
This New York governor was the last governor to become vice president
    $200 4
His "Plain Tales from the Hills" is a volume of stories about life in India
    $200 16
It was the dominant religion of the empire
    $200 8
Often found in geodes, this purplish gem is the most highly valued quartz stone
    $200 21
Arne Naess, who scaled Mount Everest in 1985, married this "Supreme" singer that same year
    $200 26
It's the branch of zoology that studies insects
    $400 2
While vice president in 1804, he was indicted for murder in New York & New Jersey
    $400 5
It's O. Henry's story about 2 people who "sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house"
    $400 17
The seat of the empire was in Anatolia which is now in this country
    DD: $1,000 9
It's the largest blue diamond in the world
    $400 22
This star of TV's "Evening Shade" was once employed as a bouncer at NYC's Roseland Ballroom
    $400 27
It's the process by which a bird cleans, smoothes & oils its feathers
    $600 3
Grover Cleveland's 2nd vice president, his grandson shared his name & ran for president in 1952 & 1956
    $600 13
The name of his "Twice-Told Tales" may have come from a line in Shakespeare's "King John"
    $600 18
Mehmed VI, the last sultan of the once great Ottoman Empire, fled his office in this century
    $600 10
Since ancient times peridot has been found off the Egyptian coast in this "colorful" sea
    $600 23
Newsday is the New York home paper of this woman called America's most popular gossip columnist
    $600 28
This mollusk has a long, internal shell called a pen, & like the octopus, can shoot ink
    $800 6
While mayor of Minneapolis in 1947, he helped found Americans for Democratic Action
    $800 14
D.H. Lawrence wrote a story about a boy who rides himself to death on 1 of these equine toys
    $800 19
The famous Ottoman Corsair Khayr-Ad Din was called this by Europeans because of a facial feature
    $800 11
Mexico is a major source of the "fire" type of these gems
    DD: $1,000 24
This executive editor of the Washington Post announced his resignation in June 1991
    $800 29
It's the term for the grasping claw on a crab or lobster
    $1000 7
He served under FDR for 2 terms & then ran against him for the 1940 presidential nomination
    $1000 15
"The Jewels" was 1 of many stories written by this Frenchman who died in an asylum in 1893
    $1000 20
Selim I killed all rivals for the throne, including his sons, except this one who succeeded him
    $1000 12
Most of the Biwa type of these gems are cultivated in Japan's Lake Biwa, for which they're named
    $1000 25
This late king of Norway won an Olympic gold medal for yachting in 1928
    $1000 30
Referring to its large nose, Nasalis larvatus is the scientific name for this monkey

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Doug Mary
$4,400 $3,300 $7,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The Ch'in Dynasty gave China its first emperor, this dynasty gave it its last

Final scores:

Larry Doug Mary
$8,700 $1 $11,601
2nd place: a trip to Orlando, Florida with 1 week at the Orlando Marriott International Drive 3rd place: Ross Simons diamond-starred 14-karat gold bracelet + a Nintendo Entertainment System with Super Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune + InfoGenius for Nintendo Game Boy New champion: $11,601

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Larry Doug Mary
$5,000 $3,300 $6,400
20 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
3 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $14,700

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Game tape date: 1991-10-01
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