EPISODE #5708: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1,000 Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
A / _ _ N D L _ / _ N
T _ _ / _ I _ _ _ _
Don goofs 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 little later, he gets the Wild Card w/ an R. From here, it’s smooth sailing…
C H E C _ I N G
_ _ / _ A I _ _
H O R O S C O P E
…and he solves CHECKING MY DAILY HOROSCOPE for $3,650 plus those cardboard pieces.
SOLE DUD: T (Sarah)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,750
Pre-Round 2 Scores
Steve: $3,650 + WC + MDW
Mystery Round: PHRASE
Our early leader, Steve, 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)
Pre-Round 3 Scores
Sarah: $5,600 + 1/2 CAR
PRIZE PUZZLE Round: EVENT
Trying to get on the board, Don‘s first w/ a T at the end of the second word, but then the LAT. Afterwards, it’s all Sarah (she decides to pass up the chance at the smart car)…
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; that’s a $10,300 round for her.
Pre-Tossup #3 Scores
Don: lump of coal alert
Sarah: $15,900 cash and St. Croix
$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 letters are two N’s and one E. Following that are three straight singles (E, T and H) and the BANKRUPT next to $650, costing her $1,300. Second, Steve says S for strikeout. Third, Don puts up an obvious G and buys the O. Towards the end, he takes a $5K M…
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)
Heading into R5
Sarah: $18,900 cash and St. Croix
Round 5: FICTIONAL CHARACTER (full $1,900 speed-up)
_ _ N _ N / T _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N
Sarah quickly solves CONAN THE BARBARIAN for $5,700.
SOLE DUD: S (Don)
Sarah: $24,600 cash and St. Croix
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.)