Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 16

Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Nov. 16 – TOC day nine – In what was a rough game to start the two-day final, Austin survived the “terrible” Triple Rhyme Time category with the lead, but missed DD3 as Alan finished strongly in DJ. Heading into FJ it was Alan with $14,400, Austin at $10,000 and Buzzy with $4,200.

DD1 – CARD GAMES – Chapter 9 of Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale” is called “The Game is” this (Buzzy won $1,000)

DD2 – TRIPLE RHYME TIME – A happy 10K for women in habits (Austin won $2,800)

DD3 – PLACE “MAT”S – Olive of you should know that the capital of the Greek department of Messania is a major fruit market (Austin lost $4,800)

FJ – INVENTIONS – When Time Magazine named it Invention of the Year in 2007, it was described as too slow, too big, pretty & touchy-feely

Everyone struck out on FJ and the wager amounts were closely grouped, so the order didn’t change as a result. Alan lost $5,600 and will start day two at $8,800, Austin dropped $3,500 to finish with $6,500, and Buzzy bet everything so will have to rebuild from $0.

Triple Stumpers of the day: The champs didn’t know who performed a couple of songs that were inescapable a few decades ago: “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” by Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias, and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” by Air Supply.

This day in Trebekistan: The entrance of “robot Alex” put me in the mind of the futuristic “Jeopardy! 1999” sketch from the original SNL.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is baccarat?
DD2 – What is Fun Nun Run (or some combination of those words)?
DD3 – What is Kalamata?
FJ – What is the iPhone?