Show #5582 - Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Contestants

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Rich Smreker, a recording specialist from North Olmsted, Ohio

Lydia Haile Fassett, a Latin teacher from Providence, Rhode Island

Geoff Moore, a screenwriter from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE PRESIDENT AS KING
COLLEGE ATHLETICS
I'M SERVING "T"
FOREIGN STATES
(Alex: You have to identify the country.)
HOOK, LINE & SINKER
NEW WORDS IN THE OED
(Alex: ...the Oxford English Dictionary.)
    $200 14
Richard I
(& Shakespeare thought Richard III was the bad one!)
    $200 1
In 2008 this team won its second BCS championship in the 21st century with a 38-24 victory over Ohio State
    $200 6
Hope you like fish:
I'm serving the spotted, silver & speckled types of this--& I expect you to eat all of them
    $200 9
Victoria &
New South Wales
    $200 21
In 1973 Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show expressed a desire to be on "the cover of" this magazine
    $200 26
A childish word for something that gives kids security as well as warmth
    $400 15
Andrew II
(aka Andrew the first to be impeached)
    $400 2
In 2008 the NCAA signed a deal to keep the College World Series in this midwestern city through 2035
    $400 7
You fool! This hot drink was named for 2 characters in the novel "Life in London", not for a cartoon cat-&-mouse duo
    $400 10
Jalisco &
Tabasco
    $400 22
This "60 Minutes" commentator:
"I'd like to be rich enough so I could throw soap away after the letters are worn off"
    $400 27
A new use for an old prefix, it's the process of letting certain passengers on the plane first
    $600 16
George III
(wait, didn't we kick him out, like, 200 years ago?)
    $600 3
With a 4.0 GPA, tennis player Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech was named an AAA, which stands for this
    $600 8
Boring? You think this bean curd is boring? Try my Szechuan spiced version & you'll change your tune!
    $600 11
Sikkim &
Punjab
    $600 23
In 1985 it was located in 2 pieces at
41° 43' N.
49° 56' W.
at a depth of about 13,000 feet
    $600 28
It's the sarcastic, 2-syllable version of a common polite word of request
    $800 18
Franklin I
(can't think of anything interesting to say)
    $800 4
In 2008 this "Self"-coached team needed overtime to beat Memphis for the NCAA Division I basketball title
    $800 17
Try some of this clear liqueur flavored with orange peel; its name makes me want to drink it 3 times
    $800 12
Amazonas &
Bahia
    $800 24
It's the subject of the 1915 headline & picture seen here
    $800 29
A denial, in Pig Latin
    $1000 19
William II
(Prince of Ohio)
    $1000 5
Northwestern University's women have won 4 consecutive championships in this sport, Canada's national summer sport
    $1000 20
You look queasy; like most of my dinner guests, you need the Ultra 1000 version of this heartburn relief
    $1000 13
Gombe &
Lagos
    $1000 25
In Job the question is asked, "Canst you draw out" this sea monster "with an hook?"
    DD: $3,200 30
Punning on an older word, it's the refusal to buy a certain product, but done by women only

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

Geoff Lydia Rich
$5,600 $200 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Geoff Lydia Rich
$10,200 $6,400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

I'M AN ANIMAL
FROM THE NECK UP
SONG LYRICS
WHAT A CONCEPT
FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDES
SPOT THE MISSPELLED WORD
    $400 16
I'm this bird, whose "baby bringing" legends may arise from how lovingly it takes care of its young
    $400 11
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical diagram and a micrograph on the monitor.)
The retina has a blind spot, the optic disk, where the optic nerve exits from the eyeball; it's not sensitive to light, because it doesn't have these two types of photoreceptor nerve cells found in the rest of the eye
    $400 2
This band:
"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven"
    $400 26
A Sicilian separatist movement in 1945 campaigned for the island to become the 49th of these
    $400 21
On Oct. 1, 1969 the Concorde broke this barrier for the first time
    $400 1
Acquital,
bidialectal,
catalytical
    $800 17
I'm this three-toed guy hanging around here; even if it wasn't a picture, I still wouldn't be moving so fast
    $800 12
The soft one of these is pressed upward during swallowing so you don't get food in your nose
    $800 3
This band told us to
"Crack that whip, give the past the slip, step on a crack, break your momma's back"
    $800 27
Some thought the "face" captured on film when Viking I was circling this planet was an alien artifact
    $800 22
When the Concordes were flying, a round-trip flight between Paris & this U.S. city cost about $8,700
    $800 7
Misfeasor,
mishapen,
misogyny
    $1200 18
I'm this type of horse, famous for some TV ads; I originated in Scotland & can literally weigh a ton
    DD: $2,200 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew gives a skeleton a pain in the neck.) Because the first cervical vertebra supports the head, it's called this, like a certain mythical Titan
    $1200 4
This Texas trio:
"I ain't askin' for much I said Lord, take me downtown I'm just lookin' for some tush"
    $1200 28
After monitoring the deaths of terminal patients, Dr. Duncan MacDougall noted that this must weigh 21 grams
    $1200 23
Following a deadly crash at the airport named for this man, the Concorde made its last flight in 2003
    $1200 8
Accruable,
accrid,
accommodable
    $1600 19
I'm this type of rhinoceros seen here, the largest of the three Asian species
    $1600 14
This membrane transmits vibrations to little bones called auditory ossicles
    $1600 5
He rapped,
"It's gettin' hot in herre, so take off all your clothes"
    $1600 29
This music trade group tried suing Gertrude Walton for piracy, but she was dead & had never owned a computer
    $1600 24
Flying on the Concorde in 1985, this Genesis singer performed at both the London & Philadelphia Live Aid shows
    $1600 9
Beauteous,
amphibeous,
extraneous
    $2000 20
Woolly but not so mammoth, I'm a cria, the young of this South American animal, Lama pacos
    $2000 15
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical animation on the monitor.) High-end cognitive thought is done at the extreme anterior of the brain in this cortex; yours is probably humming right now
    $2000 6
She intoned,
"So, like, I don't know (valley girl) I'm like freaking out totally (valley girl) oh my God!"
    $2000 30
Yeah, right...
This type of stone, a mythical substance, was thought to turn base metals into gold
    DD: $800 25
4 Olympus 593 turbojet engines from this British auto company powered each Concorde
    $2000 10
Goulish,
gasifiable,
gastrula

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Geoff Lydia Rich
$23,600 $4,800 $2,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN LITERARY SITES
In the 20th century it became a popular recreation site, with crowds of 25,000; its most famous visitor might disapprove

Final scores:

Geoff Lydia Rich
$37,200 $5,100 $2,000
2-day champion: $55,201 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Geoff Lydia Rich
$27,000 $2,600 $2,200
34 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
11 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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