Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Nov. 15

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Nov. 15 – TOC day eight – Alan had nearly double of Pranjal with a correct response to DD2, but he was thwarted in his attempt to increase his score to exactly twice of his nearest rival on DD3.

Alan went into FJ with $18,000 vs. $12,200 for Pranjal and $3,200 for Tim. Since Pranjal stayed within two-thirds of Alan’s score and Tim was far behind, with a very small wager Pranjal could take the victory if Alan missed FJ without needing to be correct himself.

DD1 – STATE SYMBOLS – Created at its Toll House restaurant, the chocolate chip cookie is this state’s official state cookie (Pranjal lost $1,000)

DD2 – BOOK SMARTS – This Thomas Keneally bestseller was originally published with “Ark” as the 2nd word in the title (Alan won $5,000)

DD3 (video) – BALTIC BELIEFS – Of the few round churches in Northern Europe, 4 are here on Denmark’s island of Bornholm, leading some to theorize a visit from this religious order of knights, whose churches were all round (Alan lost $4,000)

FJ – HISTORIC NAMES – In 2013 the village of Belrain renamed the last street in France that bore the name of this hero who became a traitor

Pranjal was correct and bet $0, but his strategy was foiled when Alan was also right on FJ, betting $6,401 to advance with $24,401. Meanwhile Tim, who earlier discussed with Alex why players miss easy clues, humbly responded to FJ with “Who was just too old and slow”.

Triple Stumper of the day: Somehow, no one knew that “Dutch” was the presidential nickname of Ronald Reagan.

Contestant chit-chat: Pranjal has a cat called New York Times, because she’s a gray lady he found in the driveway.

Up next: The first game of the two-day final between Austin, Buzzy (whose name is also Austin) and Alan.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is Massachusetts?
DD2 – What is “Schindler’s List”?
DD3 – Who are the Templars?
FJ – Who was Pétain?