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“Ca$h Cab” 5/1/09

G1: Mary & Gene (Gramercy Park)(BtG: 30)

R2:
#1: Also a type of sturdy shoe, what word’s synonymous w/ a thick Irish accent?
Brogue
#2: Applicable to clams & oysters, what zoological term refers to a mollusk w/ two shells hinged together?
MSO: Nina (Mary’s daughter)
Bicupsid (A: Bivalve)
FQ: Putting an end to back-and-forth emails, the Internet abbrev. NRN is short for what phrase?
FA: No reply necessary

G2: Mark, Danielle, Jessica & Steve (10th & 45th)(BtG: 40)
OUT IN FIVE

G3: Eric, Dennis & Josh (2nd & Avenue A)(BtG: 40)

R2:
#1: Located four to ten miles above sea level, what fast-moving currents reduce the travel time for eastbound flights?
Jet streams
#2: A competitor of Asahi Breweries, what major beer co.’s named for the fifth-largest city in Japan?
Sapporo
#3: An odd staple of cockney slang, the phrase “takeo spikes” is a rhyming synonym for what monosyllabic exclamation of surprise?
BLIMEY! (A: YIKES)
#4: A spinoff of the Corolla, what former Toyota model shares its name w/ the Latin word for 1/3?
Tercel

R3:
#1: The lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” paid tribute to the heroic 1813 defense of what Baltimore fort?
Ft. McHenry
#2: Acc. to conspiracy theorists, Leonardo da Vinci & Victor Hugo belonged to a secret society known as the Priory of what?
Sion
FQ: After scoring for the WRONG team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Andres Escobar was KILLED in what VIOLENT Colombian city?
Bogota (A: Medellin)

VB: When landing on aircraft carriers, pilots like this one avoid going overboard w/ the help of a clawlike attachment at the rear of a plane. Lending its name to an INFAMOUS Navy scandal, what’s this arresting safety device?
FA: Tailhook ($1800)

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