Show #5360 - Friday, December 21, 2007

Cora Peck game 3.


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Jeffrey Coogan, a freelance web designer from Staten Island, New York

Megan Maxwell, a paralegal from Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Cora Peck, a teacher and graduate student from Aliso Viejo, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $57,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Because 2007 marks 40 years of the magazine.)
(Alex: But we're gonna need the first names also.)
    $200 15
(Alex airmails one to us from the Atsugi NAF, Japan.) The mission of the C-2A Greyhound is C.O.D.--the O.D. stands for "onboard delivery", of things like jet engines & other equipment, to the C, this type of ship
    $200 1
Memorialized on the 1994 Rolling Stone cover seen here, Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of this group
    $200 26
A pinata is a party decoration; a pina colada is a party cocktail made with coconut, pineapple & this liquor
    $200 6
"Les hommes viennent de Mars, les femmes viennent de Venus"
    $200 21
"Old Hickory" & the "American Idol" judge on the left
    $200 16
In car-speak, it's a loud, premature explosion in the intake manifold
    $400 11
(Alex glides in from the Kadena Air Base, Japan.) The all-weather surveillance command-and-control AWACS E-3 is known by this name, also used for a soldier standing guard
    $400 2
This famous son seen here is a real Wallflower
    $400 27
The scapula is your shoulder blade; this is a small knife with a sharp blade used in surgery
    $400 7
"Entretien avec un vampire"
    $400 22
President who fought in the Mexican War & Alan Alda character who served in Korea
    $400 17
"Just when you thought it was safe" to do this began as ad copy for "Jaws 2"
    $600 12
(Alex drives a point home from the Atsugi NAF, Japan.) The Army has the Black Hawk, the Air Force has the Pave Hawk, and the Navy has the assault utility vehicle with this name
    $600 3
The 1970 cover photo of this man was taken by his wife Linda
    $600 28
The Yangtze is a river; Yahtzee is a game played with this many dice
    $600 8
"La vallee des poupees"
    $600 23
"Father of the Constitution" & Adam Sandler flick where he goes back to school
    $600 18
It describes the final half of a golf course
    $800 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew airs her clue from the Atsugi NAF, Japan.) The Atsugi military base on Honshu is officially an NAF, which stands for this
    $800 4
It will make benefit to name this actor seen on a 2006 cover
    $800 29
Corundum is a mineral; this is a punny riddle or just something confusing
    $800 9
"Les cendres d'Angela"
    $800 24
First 2-full term Democratic president since FDR & the mastermind of Parliament/Funkadelic
    $800 19
Anatomical term for strength of character; c'mon, get some!
    DD: $1,500 14
(Alex struts on the runway at the Atsugi NAF, Japan.) The F/A-18 was designed with both fighter & strike capabilities; pilots really love its maneuverability & its precision attack capability, traits it shares in common with this insect it's named for
    $1000 5
Hips don't lie... well, not hers, anyway
    $1000 30
Oprah... well, everybody knows Oprah, but opah is a large, brightly colored one of these
    $1000 10
"Les diamants sont eternels"
    $1000 25
The 29th president & a figure skater from Oregon, both of whom were tainted by scandal
    $1000 20
An explosive surge in a fire produced by the sudden inrush of oxygen mixing with superheated gases

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

Cora Megan Jeffrey
$0 $2,000 $1,500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cora Megan Jeffrey
$5,800 $3,000 $2,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 1000s
(Alex: You identify the film.)
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "A" and end with the letter "E".)
    $400 1
Around 1004 the Saracens just sacked this Italian city; they didn't put a "lean" on it
    $400 2
"It doesn't take much to see that the problems of 3 little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world"
    $400 16
This bird's distinctive feature is seen here full of fish
    $400 7
After 3 terms & 10 years in office, he left the building, so to speak, & Downing Street in June 2007
    $400 21
Carpoolers learn patience in the Caldecott Tunnel, linking Alameda & Contra Costa Counties in this state
    $400 26
Many of the more than 50,000 members of this Indian group live in Arizona & New Mexico
    $800 12
With the capture of Messina in 1061, the Normans began their conquest of this island
    $800 3
"Death is the only freedom a slave knows. That's why he's not afraid of it. That's why we'll win"
    $800 17
Ah, to see the first eggs of this bird in spring
    $800 8
It's the hearty nickname for the blokes seen here
    $800 22
Carpoolers traversing this Washington city via Highway 99 may pass through the Battery Street Tunnel
    $800 27
It's the type of "rush" that prepares you for "fight or flight"
    $1200 13
Guido D'Arezzo revolutionized music, changing the 2-line stave into one of this many, one fewer than we have now
    $1200 4
"Mr. President I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than 10-20 million killed, tops"
    $1200 18
You might recognize this little sucker from his colorful belly
    $1200 9
Depicting the Norman Conquest, it measures over 200 feet long & was probably stitched during the late 11th c.
    $1200 23
NYC stockbrokers from Secaucus can carpool through this "presidential" structure that opened in 1937
    $1200 28
Along with Lorraine, this French province was annexed by Germany in 1871
    $1600 14
In 1022, 13 members of the Heretical Cathari Sect were burned in this city; the "maid" came in to clean up the ashes
    DD: $3,000 5
"We were talking about automobile insurance, only you were thinking about murder"
    $1600 19
Name in common to the bird & plant seen here
    $1600 10
"The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street", it was founded in 1694 partly to finance William III's French wars
    DD: $2,000 24
An international tunnel takes carpoolers from this city, Canada's Auto Capital, to Detroit, the USA's Motor City
    $1600 29
This 1970s book, later a movie, told the true & gripping tale of survival in the Andes after a 1972 plane crash
    $2000 15
When St. Bruno founded this hermitage in 1084, the other monks were yellow-green with envy
    $2000 6
"Oh Mortimer don't be so inquisitive. The gentleman died because he drank some wine with poison in it"
    $2000 20
A tilt-rotor aircraft used by the U.S. military bears the name of this fish-eating hawk
    $2000 11
The Wars of the Roses ended in August 1485 with the battle at this field
    $2000 25
Pittsburgh's Fort Pitt Tunnel takes carpoolers to this river, not the Allegheny or the Ohio
    $2000 30
Next time you fall on your behind, be grateful for this cushioning tissue of fat cells just below the skin

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cora Megan Jeffrey
$11,600 $15,000 $4,300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Fired from a job for laziness, he wrote, "I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass"

Final scores:

Cora Megan Jeffrey
$21,600 $19,003 $8,600
3-day champion: $78,801 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Cora Megan Jeffrey
$16,600 $15,000 $5,800
23 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
20 R,
4 W
10 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,400

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Game tape date: 2007-09-10
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