Show #4923 - Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bob Mesko game 3.

Contestants

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Peter Booker, an Army officer from Fort Monroe, Virginia

Margaret Mitchell, a medical assistant from Amherst, New Hampshire

Bob Mesko, an arts administrator from Denver, Colorado (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

GOING NUCULAR
BEATLES BEFORE & AFTER
BOROUGH BABIES
(Alex: Each correct response will be a New York City borough.)
ALSO A BODY PART
BOOZE
"FOO" FINDERS
    $200 16
On TV this Springfield safety inspector once corrected someone who said nuclear instead of "nucular"
    $200 17
Famous London church whose album cover showed the lads in a zebra crossing
    $200 11
Donald Trump grew up in a 23-room house in Jamaica Estates here
    $200 24
It's the bud of a potato, bud
    $200 6
This strong liquor is named for the town in Jalisco, Mexico that's a center for its production
    $200 1
It's a Chinese-American chopped goodies omelet with gravy
    $400 22
This president who often said "nucular" proposed the "Atoms for Peace" plan at the U.N.
    $400 18
This 1970 Beatles hit "leads to your door" with an angry outburst by the driver of a car
    $400 12
Born here, Cornelius Vanderbilt started a ferry service at age 16
    $400 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew takes apart a microphone.) A basic part of any microphone is this thin metal disk that vibrates in response to sound; it's also a body part
    $400 7
Rhyming name of the classic tropical cocktail of rum, curacao & lime juice
    $400 2
Iron pyrite
    $600 23
Speechwriters for this 38th president often used "atomic" so he wouldn't say "nucular"
    $600 19
"Unalienable rights" include "life, liberty" & the "White Album"'s ode to firearms
    $600 13
Sophisticated young Ralph Lifshitz (later Lauren) found it a zoo
    $600 26
Ancient Romans called this flatfish "Jupiter's sandal"
    $600 8
Head to Asia for this cocktail of gin, cherry brandy, sugar & water
    $600 3
"Speedy" term for McDonald's, etc.
    $800 29
The St. Petersburg Times reports this Florida senator, a 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, said, "It doesn't pronounce the way it looks"
    $800 20
1964 No. 2 hit that says, "Do you promise not to tell" that I'm a spy
    DD: $1,000 14
Author Betty Smith's borough of birth
    $800 28
It equals 30.48 centimeters
    $800 9
If you don't add the salt to a salty dog, you have this other "canine" cocktail
    $800 4
From the Italian for "clowning", it's a 7-letter word for a person given to clowning & joking
    $1000 30
On the PBS Newshour, Les Aspin, this president's Secretary of Defense, shot off "nucular" weapons
    $1000 21
Take this sad song, a 1968 No. 1, & Thomas Hardy's last novel & make it better
    $1000 15
Before moving to "The O.C.", Peter Gallagher debuted at Lenox Hill Hospital here
    $1000 27
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew holds a jacketless copy of Jane Austen's Persuasion.) To some, books are like people--maybe that's why some of their parts have names like head, spine & this part that connects the spine & cover
    $1000 10
One cover story in the magazine devoted to & named for this liquor was "The Birth of Blending"
    $1000 5
"Essence of Emeril" is a favorite show on this cable TV channel

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

Bob Margaret Peter
$1,200 $1,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Margaret Peter
$400 $1,600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE BRITISH ISLES
GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT
THE REAL ADAMS FAMILY
THE "UN"CATEGORY
HITTING A HOMER
WE'RE TALKING BASEBALL
    $400 8
Lough Neagh, about 20 miles west of this Northern Ireland capital, is the largest lake in the British Isles
    $400 18
Tim Robbins wrote & starred in "Bob Roberts"; Tom Robbins wrote "Even" these "Get the Blues"
    $400 13
Let's drink a beer to the memory of this man who died in Boston Oct. 2, 1803, aged 81
    $400 1
The totality of all matter & energy in space
    $400 23
Hers was the face that launched a thousand ships
    $400 3
It took this team 88 years, but in 2005 they took it to the Astros & swept to victory in the World Series
    $800 9
On a clear day you can see France from a castle named for this seaport in the county of Kent
    $800 19
Maz Azaria created the fashion line BCBG; Hilly Krystal founded this NYC underground music club
    $800 14
In 1900 Brooks Adams predicted that in 50 years these countries would be the world's 2 main powers
    $800 2
A mortician or funeral director
    $800 24
In the "Iliad", he was the greatest of the Greek warriors
    $800 5
In 2006 this team will play in the newly built Busch Stadium, their third home field to carry that name
    $1200 10
This island group that lies just north of the Scottish mainland was known to classical writers as the Orcades
    $1200 20
The Book of Kells dates from about 800 A.D.; "The Story of My Life", which dates from 1902, is the book of her
    $1200 15
On becoming president, he said he was "less possessed of your confidence... than any of my predecessors"
    $1200 4
A freshman or a sophomore, when spoken of as "below" a senior or junior
    $1200 28
Brother to Paris, he was the greatest of the Trojan warriors
    $1200 25
We bet you know that he's Major League Baseball's all-time singles leader at 3,215
    $1600 11
Based on its name, you might want to wear a sweater while walking along the coast of this largest Welsh bay
    $1600 21
Harvard is a school; this is a mild cheese once known as Danish tilsit
    $1600 16
Henry Adams lived in this city, & there's a memorial to his wife Clover in Rock Creek Cemetery there
    $1600 6
The first commercially available electronic computer
    $1600 29
The king of Troy & husband to Hecuba
    DD: $3,000 26
In 1975 this ballplayer was awarded the NAACP's prestigious Spingarn Medal
    $2000 12
This low mountain range has been called the "backbone of England"
    $2000 22
Bilirubin is a bile pigment; Robert Rubin was Secretary of this, 1995-1999
    $2000 17
In 1848 Charles Francis Adams was on the ticket of this 2-word party formed to oppose the extension of slavery
    DD: $2,000 7
From the Latin for "small claw", it's a generic term for a hoofed mammal
    $2000 30
Leader of the Greek armies, he was murdered by his own wife after the war
    $2000 27
Commissioner Bud Selig is a former owner of this Midwestern Major League Baseball team

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Margaret Peter
$15,600 $4,200 $10,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORD ORIGINS
This word that has come to mean "sudden prosperity" means "good weather" in Spanish

Final scores:

Bob Margaret Peter
$10,799 $0 $8,700
3-day champion: $42,399 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bob Margaret Peter
$17,400 $7,200 $10,200
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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