Show #5395 - Friday, February 8, 2008

Contestants

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Katie Furlong, a reference server from Louisville, Kentucky

Aileen Hawkins, a stay-at-home mom from Dana Point, California

Alison Kolani, a copy editor from Queens, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

AFRICAN HISTORY
APOCALYPSE NOW: THE CATEGORY
CHARACTERS WITH MIDDLE NAMES
VALENTINE'S DAY CUISINE
(Alex: How appropriate, in view of the holiday coming up.)
BRIDGES
LETTER PERFECT
    $200 26
The earliest humans in Gabon are believed to be the Babinga, a branch of these small-in-stature people
    $200 15
He directed "Apocalypse Now"
    $200 10
All the boys in this Dostoyevsky title brood have the middle name Fyodorovich, for their dad
    $200 5
(Bam! Emeril Lagasse from the Food Network delivers the first clue.) Asparagus has long been thought to help in the romance department; for variety, try the European white type, grown in darkness so they lack this pigment
    $200 1
No longer "falling down", this bridge from England is now found in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    $200 19
With "note", it's slang for 100 bucks; it's also a lower-quality rating for a corporate bond
    $400 27
In 1936, at the age of 16, Farouk succeeded his father King Fuad I as king of this country
    $400 16
He played the elusive renegade Col. Kurtz, who had become a godlike figure to jungle tribal natives
    $400 11
This detective calls blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton the worst man in London
    $400 6
The two of you can nibble on this Spanish array of appetizers that may include mussels & artichokes
    $400 2
On June 25, 1998 the Mackinac Bridge in this state celebrated its 100-millionth crossing
    $400 20
A jet pack & fake fingerprints are among the many gadgets he's supplied to James Bond
    $600 28
A 1978 U.N. resolution to decolonize this South African territory began to be implemented in 1989
    $600 17
It's what Robert Duvall's Col. Kilgore loves the smell of in the morning because it "smells like victory"
    $600 12
Jean Marie Latour has this religious title when "Death Comes for" him
    $600 7
(Emeril Lagasse reads.) Make the evening really special with a luxurious parfait prepared with champagne cream & caviar from this fish, historically associated with the Caspian Sea
    $600 3
One year older than the Golden Gate Bridge is the one connecting San Francisco & this city
    $600 21
Ambrose Bierce called it "the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection"
    $800 29
In 1498 this Portuguese explorer rounded South Africa & became the first European to reach Mozambique
    $800 24
It's the country that Martin Sheen & his team must illegally enter in search of Col. Kurtz
    $800 13
Jose Arcadio Buendia is a creation of this Colombian author who also goes by 3 names
    $800 8
Top a steak with this eggy sauce named for an old province of southwestern France
    $800 4
The name of this bridge in Venice is said to have come from the lamentations of prisoners
    $800 22
It's the chemical symbol for the first element on the periodic table
    $1000 30
In 1890 this British financier & empire builder was elected prime minister of Cape Colony
    $1000 25
Veteran war photographer Tim Page inspired the whacked-out character played by this actor in the film
    $1000 14
Middle name of Nantucket narrator Arthur (or A.) Pym
    $1000 9
These seductive chocolate treats got their name because they looked like a certain fungus
    $1000 18
Carrying traffic from Fort Lee to New York City since 1931, its lower level opened in 1962
    DD: $1,000 23
During the Civil War, soldiers who cut out on the army & went AWOL were often branded with this letter

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

Alison Aileen Katie
$0 $1,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Aileen Katie
$2,800 $1,800 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

MILITARY AIRCRAFT
SONGS FROM MUSICALS
NOW IN STORE
BORN & DIED
EXITING GEORGE W. BUSH'S CABINET
"B" HAPPY
    $400 16
The German Stuka was this type of plane named for the way it zoomed toward the ground to deliver its ordnance
    $400 6
"If I Were A Rich Man"
    $400 21
Models Marcus Schenkenberg & Jerry Hall helped cargo pants sail up the sales chart for this store
    $400 11
A religious leader born June 1, 1801 in Whitingham, Vermont; died Aug. 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City
    $400 26
His August 26, 2007 Attorney General resignation letter to the President ended with "I remain by your side"
    $400 1
Your navel maneuvers will center on it
    $800 17
This country's big bomber of the 1950s was the TU-95 Bear
    $800 7
"One By One" & "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?"
    $800 22
Mizrahi, Mossimo & Michael Graves are some of the designers making products for this retail chain
    $800 12
An artist, born Sept. 7, 1860 in Greenwich, New York; died Dec. 13, 1961 in Hoosick Falls
    $800 27
His Nov. 12, 2004 letter read, "I, therefore, resign as the 65th Secretary of State, effectve at your pleasure"
    $800 2
Austin Powers knows this word means to comport oneself properly
    $1200 18
McDonnell's F-4 fighter used in the United States in the Vietnam War was known as this... oops... hey, where'd it go?
    $1200 8
"When Velma Takes The Stand"
    $1200 23
Free People & Anthropologie are divisions of this company for "city" people
    $1200 13
An actor, born Feb. 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana; died Sept. 30, 1955 near Paso Robles, California
    $1200 28
Resigning as Atty. General in 2004, he remarked, "The safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved"
    $1200 3
A hole made by a drill, or someone who natters on tediously
    $1600 19
Vertol, later Boeing Vertol, developed these, like the Sea Knight & the Chinook
    $1600 9
"Pilate's Dream" & "Hosanna"
    $1600 24
This retailer got large names at closeout prices when it bought up Mac Frugal's & Pic 'n' Save
    $1600 14
An author, born Nov. 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died Dec. 3, 1894 in Samoa
    DD: $800 29
His 2004 resignation letter cited the tragedy of Flight 93 & his thanks for "the opportunity to fight back"
    DD: $1,800 4
Over time, the ancient language of Akkadian split into 2 dialects, Assyrian & this
    $2000 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.) Used regularly in Iraq, this aircraft with an aggressive name is designated MQ-1; the 1 means it's the first of its kind, a long-range, unmanned, recon aircraft
    $2000 10
"Defying Gravity"
    $2000 25
Macy's, Inc. also owns this other large New York department store that's on 59th & Lexington
    $2000 15
A statesman born March 19, 1860 in Salem, Illinois; died July 26, 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee
    $2000 5
It sounds like a gun manufacturer, & it's the name for the stiff hat worn by Catholic bishops & cardinals

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Aileen Katie
$6,000 $8,200 $7,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
This 1,980-mile river that starts in Canada is the longest in the Western Hemisphere that flows to the Pacific Ocean

Final scores:

Alison Aileen Katie
$0 $2,399 $0
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $2,399 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alison Aileen Katie
$6,800 $9,200 $8,800
13 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $24,800

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