Show #5407 - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Contestants

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Matt Padula, a management consultant from Atlanta, Georgia

Maria Campbell, a pricing manager from San Diego, California

Aileen Hawkins, a stay-at-home mom from Dana Point, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $24,199)

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Jeopardy! Round

ASIAN CAPITALS
CALIFORNIA ROLE
AUTO HAIKU
LITERARY MOMMAS
MADE TO MEASURE
MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S NEW WORDS FOR 2007
    $200 6
This Philippine capital was so devastated during WWII that Quezon City served as interim capital from 1948 to 1976
    $200 11
He made a "sudden impact" as San Francisco police inspector Harry Callahan
    $200 26
6-speed transmission /
There's no bull in its Taurus /
Dearborn Rock City
    $200 1
After arriving in California from Dust Bowl Oklahoma, she tells her son Tom, "They ain't gonna wipe us out"
    $200 21
Use a gou in Asia if you want to measure a cup of this for an electric cooker
    $200 16
This huge new entry is a blending of "gigantic" & "enormous"
    $400 7
Many canals called khlongs crisscross this Thai capital
    $400 12
In a classic 1959 film, writer Joe Gillis moves into Norma Desmond's mansion on this title L.A. street
    $400 27
Its Passat sedan /
Fine German engineering /
Ah, leatherette seats
    $400 2
Jing-mei Woo takes the place of her deceased mother Suyuan at the weekly mah-jongg games in this 1989 novel
    $400 22
Of about 30, 50 or 100 inches a year, the Earth's average annual amount of precipitation
    $400 17
This packing material that's fun to pop is another new addition
    $600 8
It was captured from the Rashid clan by Ibn Saud in January 1902; it became a capital 30 years later
    $600 13
A beer-swilling pool cleaner coaches a misfit Little League team in sunny So. Cal. in this 1976 comedy
    $600 28
Gas up its Prius /
MPG is 55 /
Time to hit the road
    $600 3
In this 1868 novel Marmee takes care of her 4 girls while her husband is away serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War
    $600 23
Take a nibble if you want 4 of these binary digits of computer code
    $600 18
Ready, set... It's an event where participants converse briefly with one another to find partners to go out with
    $800 9
This island capital city's main gov't offices are located in the Greek sector, not the Turkish sector
    $800 14
He played Ben Braddock, who returned to his parents' Beverly Hills home after graduating from college
    DD: $4,000 29
It's their H3X /
Mid-sized (for them) SUV /
38 grand? Ouch!
    $800 4
This Dickens character returns home to find that his mother Clara has married the heartless Mr. Murdstone
    $800 24
This unit equals 4 inches when measuring an Equus caballus
    $800 19
Hooray for this popular term for India's motion picture industry
    $1000 10
Its monuments include an Arch of Triumph higher than the one in Paris & a statue of Kim Il Sung 66 feet high
    $1000 15
L.A. P.I.
J.J. Gittes investigates the city's water management & other mysteries in this 1974 film
    $1000 30
Its Titan pickup /
37-gallon tank /
4-hour fill-up
    $1000 5
After Beowulf kills this monster, the monster's mother ravages Heorot before she is also killed by Beowulf
    $1000 25
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV.) Nellis Air Force Base has the U.S.A.'s largest solar power system: 70,000 panels produce 15 of these units, supplying the base with 25% of its power in the summer
    $1000 20
Definitions for this compound word include a decisive defeat & a contest in entertainment wrestling

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

Aileen Maria Matt
$3,000 $200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Aileen Maria Matt
$12,200 $1,000 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ANIMAL FARM
BOXER
NAPOLEON
4 LEGS GOOD, 2 LEGS BAD
OLD MAJOR
"SNOW" BALL
    $400 26
With more than 4,300 species, lizards make up the largest living group of this animal class
    $400 27
It wasn't marvelous Marvin Hamlisch who KO'd Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round in 1985; it was him
    $400 16
1930s big city mayor known as the "Napoleon of New York"
    $400 11
Associated with unicorns, the ch'i-lin of this large country's pantheon visits when philosophers are born
    $400 6
This Virginia school's 1693 charter created a college of divinity, philosophy & languages
    $400 1
Ski-doo is a popular maker of these vehicles
    $800 25
Some monkeys use this as a fifth limb; it's prehensile, after all
    $800 20
2 men named "Sugar Ray": one became welterweight champ in 1946, the other in 1979
    $800 28
This Hawaiian leader was known as the "Napoleon of the Pacific"
    $800 12
Eye, eye, Odysseus: you want to blind Polyphemus, one of these; we, your captive crew, totally have your back
    $800 7
One of the 2 courses of study that Harvard offered in 1906 as its first "concentrations"
    $800 2
In this Hemingway story, a writer named Harry makes a doomed trip to Africa to "work the fat off his soul"
    $1200 24
The scaly armor that surrounds the armadillo is composed of plates made of this; it's formed by ossification
    $1200 21
From East L.A. this Mexican American won the WBO light weight title in 1994 & a Grammy nomination in 2001
    $1200 17
Early U.S. vice president who was known as the "Napoleon of the West" for his intrigues there
    $1200 13
Shadowfax, a horse of Rohan, was untamed until approached by this wizard
    $1200 8
In 1882 this Mass. univ. established the 1st curriculum for electrical engineering within its physics department
    $1200 3
In Spanish this fairy tale character is known as Blancanieves
    $1600 29
No "laughing" matter, in Africa a dozen of these can reduce a 500-pound zebra to bones in 30 minutes
    $1600 22
He won the heavyweight title in 1892 & was known as "Gentleman Jim" for his fancy style of dress
    $1600 18
Eloquent orator & 11th president of the U.S. known as the "Napoleon of the Stump"
    $1600 14
Bully for Theseus who killed this bad, bad 2-legged monster that ate sacrifices in a Cretan maze
    $1600 9
Princeton's website says "For all intents and purposes" it became (temp.) this kind of college in 1918
    $1600 4
This machine gives its name to a basic skiing maneuver done to turn or stop
    $2000 30
Thought to be bad luck by natives, the aye-aye is a lemur, so it's no surprise it's only found here
    DD: $2,000 23
His 1910 defeat of James J. Jeffries resulted in racial violence in many U.S. cities
    $2000 19
Called the "Napoleon of the Piano", this Hungarian virtuoso played 1,000 concerts in less than 10 years
    $2000 15
Chiron, one of these 4-legged mythical creatures, was good--he taught Jason & Achilles
    DD: $4,600 10
In 1946 author Wallace Stegner founded this "inventive" 2-word program at Stanford
    $2000 5
Antony Armstrong-Jones was made the Earl of this in 1961

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Aileen Maria Matt
$10,800 $8,600 $1,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1910s HISTORY
World Book said it "ranks as one of the greatest engineering achievements in the world"

Final scores:

Aileen Maria Matt
$4,399 $6,399 $200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $6,399 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Aileen Maria Matt
$12,200 $8,600 $3,200
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
7 W
9 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $24,000

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