Show #5977 - Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Roger Craig game 2.
Roger sets a new single-day cash winnings record of $77,000.


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Mandy Strine, a DMV administrator for a used car retailer from Hendersonville, Tennessee

Tony Fan, a law student from Marietta, Georgia

Roger Craig, a graduate student of computer science from Newark, Delaware (whose 1-day cash winnings total $37,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: First, we honor those who illustrate children's books with...)
(Katie Couric: I'm Katie Couric, and I'll take you through some of the history I've seen and reported.)
    $200 16
Paul O. Zelinsky won the 1998 Medal for illustrating the tale of this girl who really knew how to let her hair down
    $200 1
Drumroll please! In July 2010 this Beatle turned 70
    $200 11
2.54 centimeters
    $200 22
If Train A leaves Oamaru at 9 a.m. at 70 MPH & Train B leaves Timaru at 1 p.m. going 80, this will still be New Zealand's capital
    $200 2
It's the absence of any form of political authority
    $200 27
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) In 2006, on my first broadcast as anchor of the CBS Evening News, I reported that this group that formerly ruled Afghanistan was "back with a vengeance"
    $400 17
The 1964 Caldecott Medal went to this classic by Maurice Sendak
    $400 3
This rock pioneer who sang "Sweet Little Sixteen" in 1958 turned a sweet little 83 in 2009
    $400 12
4 cups
    $400 23
Sally has 1/3 of a 5th Avenue candy bar, Eddie has 7/8 of a Mr. Goodbar; both are made by this company
    $400 5
Term for a large group or chain of islands
    $400 9
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) On "60 Minutes" in 2009 I conducted the first interview with this pilot, who vividly described "birds filling the entire windscreen"
    DD: $4,000 18
A 2007 Caldecott Honor book was called "Moses: When" she "Led Her People to Freedom"
    $600 4
In February 2010 this wife of a Beatle turned 77
    $600 13
1,024 megabytes
    $600 24
Mr. Jenkins has 3 nickels, 13 dimes & 54 pennies; he can't afford a 2009 Phantom from this car company
    $600 6
The name of this refractive defect of the eye comes from the Greek
    $600 28
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) In a 2008 foreign policy interview, I asked this candidate, "Have you ever been involved with any negotiations with the Russians?" -- it seemed like a reasonable question
    $800 19
Ian Falconer received a 2001 Caldecott Honor for his tale of this mischievous girl pig
    $800 7
In April 2010 this legendary sitarist celebrated his 90th birthday
    $800 14
100 ares
    $800 25
The Statue of Liberty weighs 225 tons; how many have read this woman's poem "The New Colossus" on the pedestal wall?
    $800 10
Bolivia's coat of arms features this quadruped
    $800 30
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) My first network job was as deputy correspondent at this site, preparing me for interviewing the Petraeuses & Odiernos of the world
    $1000 20
Ludwig Bemelmans was honored for illustrating this Parisian schoolgirl who had her appendix out
    $1000 8
In 2006 Lubbock, Texas held a bash for what would have been this native son's 70th birthday
    $1000 15
453.59 grams
    $1000 26
Bo makes 86 snowballs in 1 3/4 hrs.; when will Bo know he has this 9-letter problem where ice crystals form in body tissues?
    $1000 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew stands in front of a screen.) You can control the amount of light entering a camera by varying the diameter of this, which acts like the iris in the human eye
    $1000 29
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) This Saudi royal was still Crown Prince when he did an exclusive interview with me in 2003; now he's king

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

Roger Tony Mandy
$4,800 $1,800 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Roger Tony Mandy
$13,000 $4,200 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 20
In 2007 Neil Patrick Harris voiced his "Mother" role, Barney, on this animated Fox show with the Griffins
    $400 3
This "numerical" club on 52nd boasted Ernest Hemingway as a regular
    $400 2
A suit of executive cut is for men who are a little more, how shall I say... well, you tell me
    $400 19
The last time this came close to Earth was in 1986 & it's expected again as it completes its 76-year cycle
    $400 1
In a Homeric epic, he's ordered home to his kingdom in Ithaca after the fall of Troy
    $800 21
Before playing Robin, Cobie Smulders shared the screen with Clark, Lana & Lex on this drama
    $800 4
In 2010 you could check out the "Bauhaus Lounge" exhibit at this museum on 53rd Street
    $800 25
A gin from London, named for someone at the Tower of London
    $800 12
This slow-moving ketchup used Carly Simon's "Anticipation" in ads
    $800 8
This Greek god is told: "You are... the most hateful of gods... for dear to you always are strife and wars"
    $1200 22
In "I Love You, Man", Jason Segel gets put in a sleeper hold by this ex-"Incredible Hulk"
    $1200 5
This transport takes 60,000 people a day across the water between 2 boroughs, for free
    $1200 9
It partners with "& between" to mean "in an unresolved position"
    DD: $7,000 13
In this play, a boy says that the title character "won't come this evening, but surely tomorrow"
    $1200 16
In Greek myth, Zephyrus is the west this
    $1600 23
In 2003 Josh Radnor appeared on "ER" & this Alan Ball HBO series where you ended up if you didn't make it out of the ER
    $1600 6
Architect William Van Alen put radiator caps on the 31st floor of this art deco landmark at 405 Lexington
    $1600 10
This 9-letter area is the first objective of a military force landing on an enemy shore
    $1600 14
Don't delay in telling us the name of this artist whose 1882 pastel "Waiting" is seen here
    DD: $5,000 17
He invented the lyre & gave it to Apollo; Apollo gave him the caduceus in return
    $2000 24
Alyson Hannigan made "this one time, at band camp" a catchphrase in this 1999 movie comedy
    $2000 7
In 1942 Fiorello LaGuardia & his family moved into this building at 88th Street & East End Avenue
    $2000 11
It's an important step leading to canonization
    $2000 15
She was a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn before she became the next queen
    $2000 18
He showed Medusa's severed head to Atlas, turning Atlas to stone

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Roger Tony Mandy
$47,000 $5,400 -$400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The inspiration for this title object in a novel & a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River

Final scores:

Roger Tony Mandy
$77,000 $10,000 -$400
2-day champion: $114,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Roger Tony Mandy
$34,400 $5,400 -$400
39 R
(including 3 DDs),
4 W
11 R,
3 W
3 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2010-07-27
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