EPISODE #5497: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ D / T H E
_ I N N E R / I S
AND THE WINNER IS…Amy who gets the right to be interviewed first.
Amy Shah: A criminal/civil law attorney who recently got into yoga from L.A. (originally from Houston)
Trista Davis: A social worker for people in crisis from Jackson, TN
Will Richard: USMC Sergeant who has been to Iraq twice from Indian Head, MD
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
R I _ I _ G / A
_ A R O U S _ _
Amy’s RIDING A CAROUSEL to triple up.
Jackpot Round: SAME LETTER
Amy’s opening letters are an $1,800 pair of T’s but then H for hush. Second, Trista picks up the WC w/ an R, calls up two N’s for $1,200, buys three E’s, but then says S for sorry. Third, Will inserts two L’s for $1,800, buys an A and five O’s, picks off the SL of four C’s for $2,200, and buys three I’s before we see…
C O _ _ E _ O R A T I _ E
C O I N
C O L L E C T I O N
…my sister owns a COMMEMORATIVE COIN COLLECTION, and he’s won $3,250 for that correct answer.
(NOTE: The top line wasn’t used for this puzzle)
DUDS: H (Amy), S (Trista)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,850
Scores after R1
Trista: WC/Will: $3,250/Amy: $3K
Round 2: MOVIE QUOTE
Trista’s first w/ four L’s for $1,200, two I’s, three E’s, and five O’s, but she BANKRUPTS near TD to lose her WC along w/ the leftover $450. Second, Will picks off six T’s for $4,800 and buys the remaining vowels (an A and two U’s), then he puts up four Y’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, a $2K pair of R’s while on the MW near the MDW (that’s the BANKRUPT one) and a TD P before LOSING A TURN. Amy then lights up a $500 M, but says B for bad. Trista capitalizes by calling a $600 pair of G’s, a $550 N and the remaining D’s for the Gourmet Gift Baskets.com gift tag. Here’s the entire board…
I ‘ L L / G E T / Y O U
M Y / P R E T T Y / A N D
Y O U R / L I T T L E
D O G / T O O !
…she exactly recites “I’LL GET YOU, MY PRETTY, AND YOUR LITTLE DOG TOO!” and knows that this line is from “The Wizard Of Oz”, so she’s on the board w/ $5,150 cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: B (Amy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Trista
SOLE LaT: Will
Scores after R2
Trista: $5,150 cash & GT/Will: $3,250/Amy: $3K
PP Round: SONG LYRICS
Now in second place, Will starts the search w/ two S’s for $700, two A’s, four FP E’s, but then R for roadblock. Second in line, Amy has six T’s for $3,600, a $900 pair of H’s and three O’s before solving w/ this setup…
_ E T ‘ S / _ _ _ E
T H E _ / S O _ E T H _ _ _
T O / T A _ _ / A _ O _ T
…she solves Bonnie Raitt’s “LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT” for $4,250 plus a $5,800 ORBITZ.com trip to the Lapaz Waterfall Gardens in COSTA RICA.
SOLE DUD: R (Will)
Scores after R3
Trista: $5,150 cash & GT/Will: $3,250/Amy: $13,050 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
M O _ _ _ N G
C U P / O F / _ _ F _ _ E
Will’s had his MORNING CUP OF COFFEE, so he nearly doubles his winnings.
Round 4: LANDMARK (full $1,600 speed-up)
After an S request by Will…
N _ _ / _ _ R _
S T _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ N _ _
…he solves the NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE for $3,200, but it could’ve been higher had he went for the C’s.
Trista: $5,150 cash & GT/Will: $9,450/Amy: $13,050 cash & trip
GRAND TOTAL: $27,650
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $450
WILL SPIN ID: PA8859187 (Perry A.)
TRISTA SPIN ID: LM18929 (Linda M.)
$100K Bonus Round
Amy’s envelope will be the I in WIN.
1/3 the answer already…
_ _ N _
_ _ _ L T
She knows it already like we do! After calling BKVA…
B A N K
V A _ L T
…she’ll be collecting the damned $30K from the producers’ BANK VAULT, so she and her at-home partner end up w/ $43,050 cash & trip.
LAST SPIN ID: LB18588 (Lois B.)
MY EP. RATING: 6