Show #4217 - Tuesday, December 24, 2002

(Sofia: They scared the Aztecs, but we love them! Clues about horses, next on Jeopardy!)


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Dave Hiersekorn, a recent law school graduate from Yorba Linda, California

Jennifer Stolarski, a library science graduate student from St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Marc Goldenberg, an economist from Miami Beach, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And, appropriately...)
    $200 1
He designed the writing box on which he wrote the Declaration of Independence
    $200 6
    $200 11
It makes a blacksmith's job much easier that this part of the horse has no nerves
    $200 12
This battered & deep-fried delight of meat on a stick dates from the 1940s
    $200 26
In the 1990s this Chicago Bulls guard was the MVP of the NBA Finals a record 6 times
    $200 17
Reportedly the Lapps were the first to depict Father Christmas with a sleigh drawn by these
    $400 2
Appropriately, this state had only 2 signers, the fewest of the 13 states
    $400 7
A beast-loving group:
    $400 22
(Sofia of the Clue Crew presents.) A horse's slowest natural gait is a walk; this is the next one up in speed
    $400 13
In a bizarre twist of fate, George W. Bush almost choked on one of these on January 13, 2002
    $400 27
In June 2002 this Lakers coach became the all-time leader in playoff victories by winning his 156th game
    $400 18
This novelty hit begins, "Christmas, Christmas time is near, time for toys and time for cheer"
    $600 3
Among other things, this ruler was taken to task "for imposing taxes on us without our consent"
    $600 8
Like some stocks & drugs:
    $600 23
It can mean any small horse, but according to the AQPA it's one under 58 inches tall
    $600 14
Chester, seen here, is the spokescat for this snack brand, launched nationally in 1948
    $600 28
In 1995 this Houston Rockets center scored a then-record 131 points in a 4-game NBA Finals
    $600 19
He first described Santa as "chubby and plump" & "a right jolly old elf"
    $800 4
This is the first of the self-evident truths
    $800 9
An advanced degree:
    DD: $3,000 24
This horse breed was running around the peninsula of the same name as early as 2500 B.C.
    $800 15
This word follows Hot, Lean & Croissant in the names of stuffed sandwiches from Chef America
    $800 29
The NBA's Coach of the Year Trophy is named for this longtime Celtics coach
    $800 20
This alternate name for old St. Nick came from the German for "Christ Child"
    $1000 5
This man presided over the debate leading to the Declaration; his namesake great-grandson was president, 1889-93
    $1000 10
A standard:
    $1000 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents.) This can be the circumference of the horse's chest, or the band I'm making nice & tight to keep the saddle in place
    $1000 16
O.D. McKee named this brand of snack cakes for his granddaughter, & its logo seen here bears her image
    $1000 30
In 1987 7'7" Manute Bol was a teammate of 5'3" Tyrone Bogues, better known by this nickname
    $1000 21
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew) He began creating his own Christmas ornaments in the 1980s, & now sells over 1,200 designs like this one

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Marc Jennifer Dave
$4,000 $400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Jennifer Dave
$9,000 $1,400 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
Coming from the West Bank, you might cross over Mount Pisgah to get to this capital city of Jordan
    $400 21
Adapting pagan images, artists began putting pairs of these on angels to distinguish them from humans
    $400 26
One of his most famous movie lines is "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine"
    $400 11
In a criminal trial, a defendant's guilt must be proved "beyond" this
    $400 6
Robert Leroy Parker used this famous alias when he rode with the Sundance Kid
    $400 1
Light conversation
    $800 17
You can cross over the Dead Sea on your way to Jordan's Mount Nebo, where this biblical figure is said to have died
    $800 22
In the 9 orders of angels, this group that includes Michael ranks second-lowest
    $800 27
In "Taxi Driver" he asked himself, "You talking to me? You talking to me?"
    $800 12
4-letter word for a charge or encumbrance placed on one's property to secure payment of a debt
    $800 7
Nguyen Tat Thanh began using this alias around 1941 when he founded the Viet Minh
    $800 2
Slang for television
    $1200 18
You can cross the Jordan where it joins with the Yarmuk River just south of this "sea"
    $1200 23
The flowers seen here are called "the Angels' version of" this instrument
    $1200 28
At the end of "Little Caesar", this actor cries, "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
    $1200 13
This adjective means "having left a will"; add the letters "in" & it means "without making a will"
    $1200 8
This man was using the alias Thomas Howard when Bob Ford killed him in 1882
    $1200 3
Trivial tubers
    $1600 19
Crossing Jordan from north to south you'll start & end in these 2 countries that begin with the same letter
    $1600 24
A Latin word for "angel", it's a Catholic prayer & also the bell that's rung when you recite it
    $1600 29
In the best picture of '95, this actor exclaimed, "They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"
    DD: $4,000 14
The name of this writ that tells a lower court to butt out also applies to the 18th Amendment
    $1600 9
She adopted the alias Tania while robbing banks with the SLA
    $1600 4
Proverbially, you might be "a big fish in" one of these
    $2000 20
To cross over to Jordan from Egypt you can sail over this Red Sea gulf to the port city that bears its name
    $2000 25
In the "Inferno", an angel admits Dante & this poet-guide to the Sixth Circle of Hell
    $2000 30
In "My Favorite Year" he wails, "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!"
    $2000 15
This 2-word Latin phrase used as a plea means "I will not contest it"
    DD: $7,000 10
This Civil War guerrilla leader who wreaked havoc in Kansas used the alias Charles Hart
    $2000 5
It devastated overcrowded Scottish slums in the 19th century

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Jennifer Dave
$18,000 $4,600 $8,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This state is 2nd in blueberry production, 3rd in cranberries, 4th in peaches but 1st in chemical production

Final scores:

Marc Jennifer Dave
$17,201 $3,200 $2,600
2-day champion: $22,801 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Marc Jennifer Dave
$22,800 $4,600 $6,200
33 R
(including 1 DD),
8 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
3 W
7 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $33,600

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Game tape date: 2002-09-23
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