EPISODE #5708: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES (WK. #2)
$1,000 Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
A / _ _ N D L _ / _ N
T _ _ / _ I _ _ _ _
Don blows it w/ A HANDLE ON THE DISHES.
A / C _ N D L _ / _ N
T _ _ / _ I N D O _
Sarah has A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW. And she’s the only female player competing tonight…
Sarah Ericksen: PTA board member at Weatherstone ES from Cary, NC
Steve Witkowski: USMC corporal stationed at Indian Head Naval Base as a chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear defense specialist at Chemical Biological Incident Response Force from Alexandria, VA (orig. from Leicester, MA)
Don Perillo: sales manager at a packaging company from Bethpage, NY
$2,000 Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ N _ I _ _ A P O _ I S
_ _ _ T S
Sarah triple her money w/ the NFL’s INDIANAPOLIS COLTS.
Jackpot Round: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Sarah strikes out right away w/ the T. Second, Steve takes the MDW w/ an S, a $300 N, a single A, the WC w/ an R, two obvious I’s, a $300 P, and triple O’s. Those are followed by a $450 G, the last vowel of two E’s, three $500 C’s, and two $800 H’s. Here’s the board…
C H E C _ I N G
_ _ / _ A I _ _
H O R O S C O P E
…he solves CHECKING MY DAILY HOROSCOPE for $3,650 plus those cardboard pieces.
SOLE DUD: T (Sarah)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,750
Steve: $3,650 WC MDW/Don: $0/Sarah: $3,000
Mystery Round: PHRASE
Our early leader starts this one w/ a $500 T, a FP A, but then the BANKRUPT nearby to forfeit his starting amount and those cardboard pieces. Second, Don picks up the sears GC w/ an S, buys three E’s and picks up the 1/2 CAR next to $900 w/ triple R’s. His next purchases are three O’s and I for invalid, the only bad one of this puzzle. Third, Sarah says three N’s for the other 1/2 CAR, twin M’s for $1,100…
M O R E / _ _ N
T _ A N / A
_ A R R E _ / O _
M O N _ E _ S
…and this is MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF MONKEYS — her adding another $2,600 to her score.
SOLE DUD: I (Don)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Steve
Steve: $3,650/Don: ZIP/Sarah: $5,600 1/2 CAR
PRIZE PUZZLE Round: EVENT
Trying to get on the board, Don’s first w/ a $450 T at the end of the second word, but then the LAT. Afterwards, it’s all Sarah — three $700 N’s, triple E’s, a $900 G, and two I’s before she goes for the trip…
E N _ _ _ I N G
_ _ E _ _ _ _ _ T
I N / _ E _
She pockets another $2,500 and will be ENJOYING BREAKFAST IN BAD at The Buccaneer Hotel in ST. CROIX worth $7,800.
SOLE LaT: Don
Steve: $3,650/Don: COAL ALERT/Sarah: $15,900 cash & trip
$3,000 Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ O M A _ _ I C
_ O M E _ _
Sarah sweeps the Tossups w/ ROMANTIC COMEDY.
Round 4: THE 80’s
Her opening moves are two $500 N’s, E, a $500 T, a $300 H, a single I and the BANKRUPT next to $650, costing her $1,300. Second, Steve says S for strikeout. Third, Don puts up an obvious $400 G and buys three O’s. He follows w/ a $550 D, the last vowel of A, $700 L and a $5K M before he’s…
D O I N G / T H E
M O O N _ A L _
…and he’s DOING THE MOONWALK made popular by the late Michael Jackson to finally get on the board w/ $6,150!
SOLE DUD: S (Steve)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sarah
Steve: $3,650/Don: $6,150/Sarah: $18,900 cash & trip
Speed-Up: FICTIONAL CHARACTER
Consonants are worth $1,900 each. Three N’s are said by the lady…
_ _ N _ N / T _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N
…she quickly solves CONAN THE BARBARIAN for $5,700.
SOLE DUD: S (Don)
Steve: $3,650/Don: $6,150/Sarah: $24,600 cash & trip
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS: $34,400
TOTAL BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $1,800
STEVE’S PARTNER: TS5135605 (Tracy S.)
DON’S PARTNER: SL3846455 (Sandra L.)
$100,000 Bonus Round
Here come the I envelope in WIN for this lady.
Not much RSTLNE help…
_ _ _ _
_ _ L _ _ E
DMGA isn’t that bad of a combination…
_ _ G _
_ _ L _ M E
After five seconds of silence, she’ll be screaming w/ delight at a HIGH VOLUME, because she’s another owner of the Audi A4 ($39,870 package)! She’s driving out w/ $64,470 cash and prizes!
SARAH’S PARTNER: TB9148228 (Tamika B.)