EPISODE #6698: SECRET SANTA HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
_ O _ S T _ _ G
_ H _ S T N U _ S
Jeremie’s ROASTING CHESTNUTS. He’s not the only male Secret Santa on this panel…
Jeremie Ballinger: Kansas City Corporate Challenge director who also works w/ Special Olympics from Kansas City, MO
Alexander Heredia: driver for a propane co. from Fresno
Rachael Mimick: 8th Grade language arts teacher at Elkhorn Grandview MS & HS cheerleading coach from Omaha
$2K Tossup: EVENT
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Jeremie’s two for two w/ CLEARANCE SALE.
Crossword Round: CANDY _______
Sorry, but one of the words is NOT CRUSH. Anyway, he starts us off w/ a $1,400 pair of S’s, three A’s, three R’s for the gifts.com gift tag, a $600 B, two E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $4K cash & GT. Second, Alexander wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Third, Rachael calls up a C for the Wyoming trip (LEXINGTON at Jackson Hole), a $600 N, and a single O, but the same normal BANKRUPT takes away $850 plus her WY trip. Jeremie then FPs H and W singles before he goes for the house minimum solve w/ the twin P’s unrevaled…
(C)(A)(N)(E)(S) – – (B)
– – – (H) – – (A)
– – – (O) – – (R)
WRAPPERS and SHOP are the remaining words.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole panel)
Mystery Round: CHARACTERS
Alexander’s up first w/ three R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900 (’18 Ford Fiesta), $2K worth of four S’s, but then T for terrible. Rachael also misses w/ G. Third, Jeremie picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ two L’s, buys four E’s and two I’s, and goes for another unnecessary house minimum solve…
S _ _ E R _ E R _ E S / &
S _ _ E R _ I L L _ I _ S
SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS are the characters. Again, the P’s go unclaimed.
DUDS: T (Alexander) & G (Rachael)
PP/Express Round: THING
Rachael’s first picks are a $600 N, but then S for sorry. Second, Jeremie puts up a $3,500 T, three O’s, and an L before he boards the EXPRESS.
Bank Right Now: $4,250
Next Choices: R…two M’s…C…P…Y…two E’s…two I’s…A…B…D…K…G (NMC)
C O M P L I M E N T A R Y
G _ I D E B O O K
He’s won another $13,500 and will need a COMPLIMENTARY GUIDEBOOK ready for his trip to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in MAUI worth $7,687.
SOLE DUD: S (Rachael)
Jeremie: $26,187 cash & HI/Everybody Else: ZERO a head
$3K Tossup: LIVING THING
C R A _ / _ _ _ L E
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Jeremie’s one puzzle away from maingame sweep w/ CRAB APPLE TREE.
Round 4: FUN & GAMES
Next from his mouth are a $1,400 pair of T’s, a single A, a $500 R, a single I, $600 N and S singles, but it’s S-U time…
_ _ _ _ _ / T R A I N
S _ T
…w/ a $1,600 FS. He puts up that frontloading M…
M _ _ _ _ / T R A I N
S _ T
…this MODEL TRAIN SET takes him to a PR and the MAINGAME SWEEP!
Jeremie: $33,387 cash & HI/Everybody Else: DOUBLE $1K LUMP OF COAL
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,850 cash & GT + WY trip of unknown value
Alexander SPIN ID: JS8966036 (Joyce S.)
Rachael SPIN ID: MP4372980 (Marleen P.)
The category possibilities on this Wednesday…
-ON THE MAP
-WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
Time to do ON THE MAP.
$100K Bonus Round
Jeremie’s envelope will be the P. Just a pair of E’s to start, but I know this already (and it’s located along the coast of South Africa)…
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He knows it too and says CPDO…
C _ P E / O _
_ O O D / _ O P E
…we have our first TOTAL CLEAN SWEEP since March 12, 2015 — he pinpoints the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE to leave w/ $68,387 cash & trip!
FINAL SPIN ID: DM6993001
MY RATING: 8 (would’ve been higher had he gotten any of the bigger amounts)