Show #5359 - Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cora Peck game 2.

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Marvene Horwitz, a retired federal employee from Washington, D.C.

Joseph Maher, a chef from Dallas, Texas

Cora Peck, a teacher and graduate student from Aliso Viejo, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

IT HAPPENED ON CHRISTMAS DAY
"DEC" THE HALLS
BETHLEHEM
GIFT GIVING
JINGO ALL THE WAY
(Alex: And finally, a special movie for the Christmas season...)
THE BUCKET LIST
    $200 1
1946:
Ah yes, this big-screen comedian passes away at the age of 66 in Pasadena
    $200 12
Dr. Ludwig Roselius' research into this process led to the coffee brand Sanka in 1923
    $200 27
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was named for the biblical Bethlehem, which is Hebrew for "house of" this food staple
    $200 7
Cousin Jim is wound a little tight, so I got him a getaway to Club Med on Guadeloupe in this sea
    $200 17
The U.S. was spurred to war with this country in 1898 due in part to "jingo journalism"
    $200 22
(Rob Reiner starts us off.) My movie "The Bucket List" stars Morgan Freeman & this acting legend whom I also directed when he played Col. Jessup in "A Few Good Men"
    $400 2
1066:
He's crowned king of England
    $400 13
6-letter word for an authoritative order having the force of law
    $400 6
A huge electrical many-pointed one of these sits atop nearby South Mountain, perhaps to guide visitors to the town
    $400 8
Little Michelle just got her driver's license; she should like one of these, seen here in weapons mode
    $400 18
In an 1852 speech, Frederick Douglass called this holiday "a sham... fraud, deception, impiety"
    $400 23
(Morgan Freeman continues.) A great view can be had from this peak the Tibetans call Chomolungma that plays a big part in "The Bucket List" story
    $600 3
1776:
George Washington & his troops cross this river to attack the Hessians
    $600 14
It's another, earlier name for Memorial Day
    $600 28
For a dozen years, Bethlehem's Lehigh University has been home to this NFL team's summer training camp
    $600 9
For Dad, yeah, we know it's the same old thing, but let's call it by its Spanish name: corbata, one of these
    $600 19
Orwell called this "If" poet a "jingo imperialist... morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting"
    $600 24
(Rob Reiner returns.) The leads in "The Bucket List" have a high-speed race between a Dodge Challenger & a Shelby one of these Ford cars
    DD: $1,000 4
1868:
This man grants an unconditional pardon to all who rebelled during the Civil War
    $800 15
In the 18th century this artistic technique was known as Japanning from its presumed origins
    $800 29
An annual festival honoring this 18th century German composer is highlighted by a performance of his B-minor Mass
    $800 10
You know how Uncle Billy likes politics; let's giving him this politician's book "The Assault on Reason"
    $800 20
Boswell quoted him as saying that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
    $800 25
(Morgan Freeman reads another clue.) 1 of the amazing sights visited in "The Bucket List" is this fortification stretching from Gansu to Hebei
    $1000 5
800 A.D.:
This man is crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor
    $1000 16
This naval hero famously said, "Our country, right or wrong"
    $1000 30
This Penn. corp. built more WWI destroyers at its Quincy, Mass. yard than were built at all other U.S. yards combined
    $1000 11
Matt asked me to get him one of this brand of air rifle, like Ralphie in "A Christmas Story"
    $1000 21
This 2-word jingoistic tenet stated that territorial expansion of the U.S. is inevitable & ordained
    $1000 26
(Hi, I'm Sean Hayes.) This Islamic tomb on the Yamuna River in India leads Carter and Edward to a discussion of funeral types in "The Bucket List"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Cora Joseph Marvene
$3,000 $1,800 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cora Joseph Marvene
$5,000 $3,000 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
SPORTS SIBLING SURNAMES
"B" IS FOR BARD
DESERT SURVIVAL SKILLS
HISTORIC U.S. BUILDINGS
SAY IT IN SPANISH
    $400 6
For several years, his friend Karl Amenda was one of the few people who knew about his increasing deafness
    $400 3
NHL:
Wayne & Brent
    $400 7
At the end of "Much Ado About Nothing", Benedick quiets this love of his with a kiss
    $400 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a campfire in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.) Even in the desert, fire is important for survival, for cooking, signaling, & avoiding this, from the Greek for "under" & "heat"
    $400 13
A centerpiece of the 1962 World's Fair, this tower had science-fiction art & a German TV tower as inspirations
    $400 8
The Bureau of Land Management can help you adopt one of these wild donkeys
    $800 5
On March 3, 1875 his "Carmen" premiered in Paris & he was decorated with the French Legion of Honor
    $800 9
Speed skating:
Beth & Eric
    $800 22
He is described by the witches as "lesser than Macbeth, and greater"
    $800 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew walks through brush in White Sands National Monument, NM.) Be very careful relying on desert plants for food & drink; avoid any that have red seeds, milky sap, or leaves that are digitate, meaning shaped like an open one of these
    $800 14
A Library of Congress photo collection of buildings includes a 1910 1-room this in South Pass City, Wyoming
    $800 18
As well as "manly" or "virile", this 5-letter word can mean "sledgehammer"
    DD: $1,000 4
From 1892 to 1895 he headed NYC's National Conservatory of Music; he returned to Bohemia due to homesickness
    $1200 10
NFL:
Shannon & Sterling
    $1200 23
Gassy surname of Sir Toby in "Twelfth Night"
    $1200 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.) In desert conditions, you need at least one gallon of water per person per day, have reusable water containers, & a tincture of a small percentage of this to purify the water
    $1200 15
A puddled adobe on De Vargas street in this state capital claims to be the USA's oldest house
    $1200 19
Whether after "Cuba" or not, it simply means "free"
    $1600 1
In 1762 6-year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & his sister performed for this Holy Roman Empress
    $1600 11
NBA:
Harvey & Horace
    DD: $1,000 24
His downfall was at Philippi
    $1600 29
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.) For desert trekkers in the Southwest, it might come in handy to know that the soaptree type of this stiff-leaved evergreen has edible flowers
    $1600 16
Greene & Greene designed the Gamble House, a seminal work in this 3-word style inspired by William Morris
    $1600 20
This can mean "taste" or "flavor"; "con mucho" this means "with great pleasure"
    $2000 2
His wife Clara was one of the finest concert pianists of her time & later taught at the conservatory in Frankfurt
    $2000 12
Tennis:
Tim & Tom
    $2000 25
In "The Taming of the Shrew", she's courted by 3 men
    $2000 30
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.) Sounds odd, but black tea bags are handy in the desert: steep the bags & apply to sunburn; this acid in the tea relieves heat, pain & itching
    $2000 17
This Boston hall houses the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, chartered in 1638
    $2000 21
The Spanish nickname of "mad" Princess Juana, it's also the title of a Menotti opera about her

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cora Joseph Marvene
$18,400 $8,800 $15,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

SNACK BRANDS
Each unit in this brand, introduced in 1968, is a hyperbolic paraboloid, & they fit together for perfect storage

Final scores:

Cora Joseph Marvene
$31,201 $4,800 $30,600
2-day champion: $57,201 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Cora Joseph Marvene
$19,400 $10,000 $15,600
21 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $45,000

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