EPISODE #6028: SHOP YOUR WAY
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
_ R O W S I N G
_ R O _ N _
Angela won’t be BROWSING AROUND in the studio, because we’re playing the game for real. Let’s meet these winner wannabes…
Amanda Healan: infectious diseases researcher and bass player from Chicago
Sarah Jackson: sales assoc. and concert fan from Inglewood, CA
Marc Rushing: industrial chemical supplier worker from Vacaville, CA
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ E C _ _ _ I N G
_ T _ _ _ _
Marc solves RECORDING STUDIO for control.
Round 1: PHRASE
He begins the letter-calling spree w/ three T’s for $2,700, three E’s, an $800 H, a $400 R, but then I for invalid. Second, Amanda picks up the SYW SS (it’s placed on the red $800 all week long) and the WC w/ N and L respectively, calls a $350 S…
T H R E E
T _ _
_ N E
_ L _ S T – _ _ _
…and says “THREE, TWO, ONE, BLAST-OFF” for $8,850 cash & spree.
SOLE DUD: I (Marc)
Score after R2
Sarah: $0/Marc: $2K/Amanda: $9,850 cash & SS + WC
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Amanda first picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ two T’s, calls up a $500 N, and buys an E, A, and two I’s, then she says an obvious $700 G, two S’s for another grand, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Sarah secondly FPs the last vowel of two O’s, but then BANKRUPTS near the big one. Third, Marc gets up there an $800 P, two F’s for another $700, and three C’s for $2,700 extra. Board, please…
S C _ A T C _ I N G
P O S T
O F F I C E
…he gets SCRATCHING POST OFFICE for $4,200.
SOLE DUD: U (Amanda)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sarah
Score after R3
Sarah: NOTHING/Marc: $6,200/Amanda: $9,850 cash & SS + WC
PP/Express Round: THINGS
The scoreless Sarah begins a crucial round w/ two S’s for $1,600, a $650 N, three I’s, but then the same BANKRUPT to give back $2K. Second, Marc says a not-so-good consonant of G (he didn’t even realize the I and the N on the middle line were not together). Third in Amanda’s future are two T’s for $1,300, a $300 H, four E’s, and R for the gift tag, an O, a $650 F, but then D for dummy. After Sarah craps out w/ C, Marc takes two B’s for $700, two A’s, three L’s for $1,950 more, and a U to clean out the vowels...but we then hear three straight duds from everybody (null cycle alert) — him w/ M, Amanda w/ P, and Sarah w/ Y while on the same 1/2 CAR. Marc has the light bulb go on…
_ I E _ S / O F / T H E
B R I L L I A N T
B L U E / S E A
…he will enjoy the VIEWS OF THE BRILLIANT BLUE SEA, because he’s won $2,100 plus a trip package to the Royal Palm Beach Resort ST. MAARTEN worth $7,255.
DUDS: G (Marc), D (Amanda), C (Sarah), M (Marc), P (Amanda), Y (Sarah)
BANKRUPT: Sarah (likely her other one of the game)
Score after R4
Sarah: BAD LUCK/Marc: $15,605 cash & trip/Amanda: $9,850 cash & SS + WC
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ _ _ _ / Z _ R O
T O / H E _ _
Too bad this doesn’t apply to Sarah, because Amanda solves FROM ZERO TO HERO to get closer in taking back the lead.
Round 4: EVENT (full $1,500 speed-up)
_ / N _ C _ / L _ N G
W _ _ _ _ N D
Before Marc enjoys A NICE, LONG WEEKEND, he’s moving on w/ another $3K.
DUDS: T (Amanda), S (Marc), R (Amanda)
Sarah: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Marc: $18,605 cash & prizes/Amanda: $12,850 cash & SS
GRAND TOTAL: $32,455
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2K
$100K Bonus Round
Let’s hope he’s not “Rushing” in this part of the game after he gets that G envelope.
The bottom word’s important like Monday’s bonus puzzle…
S T _ T E / _ _
E _ _ _ _ R _ _
CFPO puts in besides the obvious second word…
S T _ T E / O F
E _ P _ O R _ _
He’ll be in a STATE OF EUPHORIA (but NOT us), because he’s you-know-what richer for a total of $48,605 cash & prizes.
$5K SPIN ID: JM01605
And don’t you jinx the PBRW bid, Vanna…
MY EP. RATING: 6